With the following information, we would like to give you as a "data subject" an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection laws.
2. Responsible party
The responsible party in the sense of the DS-GVO is:
Ehrenbergstr. 29, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany
Telephone: +49 3677 69-0
Fax: +49 3677 69-5009
Representative of the responsible person: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Kai-Uwe Sattler
3. Data protection officer
You can reach the data protection officer as follows:
Phone: +49 3677 69-2524
Fax: +49 3677 69-5009
You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.
The data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance Maker when issuing the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.
We use the following terms, among others, in this data protection declaration:
1. Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the for processing.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
4. Restrictionof processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person's job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigative task under Union or Member State law are not considered recipients.
9. Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent is any expression of will in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act, given voluntarily by the data subject for the specific case in an informed manner and in an unambiguous manner, by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
5. Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 (1) lit. a and g DS-GVO (in conjunction with Section 25 (1) TTDSG) serves as the legal basis for processing operations.
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login data or contact requests that you send to us as the operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that there is a "https://" instead of a "http://" in the address line of the browser and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.
6.2 Data collection when visiting the website
When using our website for information purposes only, i.e. when not registering or otherwise transmitting information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called "server log files"). Our website collects a series of general data and information with each call of a page by you or by an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following can be recorded
1. browser types and versions used,
2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
3. the website from which an accessing system arrives at our website (so-called referrer),
4. the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
5. the date and time of an access to the Internet site,
6. an Internet protocol address (IP address) and,
7. the Internet service provider of the accessing system.
When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about your person. Rather, this information is required in order to
1. deliver the contents of our Internet site correctly,
2. optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
3. to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website, and
4. to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack.
Therefore, the data and information collected is, on the one hand, statistically analyzed by us and, on the other hand, it is evaluated with the aim of increasing data protection and data security, and ultimately ensuring an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.
The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above.
7.1 General information about cookies
Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site.
In the cookie, information is stored that results in each case from the context of the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we thereby gain direct knowledge of your identity.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again in order to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.
8 Plugins and other services
8.1 Vimeo (videos)
Plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA are integrated on our website. When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Vimeo. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can directly assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plugins (such as pressing the start button of a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
If you do not want Vimeo to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.
For videos from Vimeo that are embedded on our site, the tracking tool Google Analytics is automatically integrated. This is Vimeo's own tracking, to which we have no access and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" for tracking, which are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
These processing operations are carried out exclusively when express consent is given in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO.
9. your rights as a data subject
9.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed.
9.2 Right to information Art. 15 DS-GVO.
You have the right to receive from us at any time, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you, as well as a copy of this data in accordance with the legal provisions.
9.3 Right to rectification Art. 16 DS-GVO
You have the right to demand that incorrect personal data concerning you be corrected. Furthermore, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.
9.4 Deletion Art. 17 DS-GVO
You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data concerning you without delay, provided that one of the reasons provided for by law applies and insofar as the processing or storage is not necessary.
9.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 DS-GVO
You have the right to demand that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements applies.
9.6 Data portability Art. 20 DS-GVO
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which has been provided to us by you, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Art. 9(2)(a) DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.
Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, you have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
9.7 Objection Art. 21 DS-GVO
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) DS-GVO.
This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 DS-GVO.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or insofar as the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
In individual cases, we process personal data to conduct direct marketing. You may object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to us processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the DS-GVO, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
You are free to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
9.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future.
9.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain about our processing of personal data to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.
10 Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data.
We process and store your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by legal regulations.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
11 Duration of storage of personal data
The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.
12. Topicality and change of the data protection declaration
This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status: September 2022.
Due to the further development of our Internet pages and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time.