Data Protection

The following pertains to the use of this website. As the party responsible for data processing (controller), we process your personal data collected via our website and store them for the period necessary to achieve the specified purposes and to comply with statutory requirements. In the following, we inform you about the data we collect and the way we process them. Furthermore, we inform you about your data privacy rights pertaining to the use of this website.

Personal data, as defined by Article 4(1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

1. Name and contact information of the person responsible for data processing (controller) and of the corporate Data Protection Officer

This data protection information shall apply to the processing of data on our Institute’s website www.iwes.fraunhofer.de by the controller, the:


Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Hansastrasse 27 c,
D-80686 München (Munich, Germany)


on behalf of Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES

(in the following referred to as Fraunhofer IWES)

Email: info@iwes.fraunhofer.de
Phone: +49 471 14 290 456

You can reach the Data Protection Officer of the Fraunhofer Institute at the above address c/o Data Protection Officer or at datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Data Protection Officer directly at any time in case of any questions concerning your data protection rights and/or your rights as data subject.

 

2.     Processing of Personal Data and Purpose of Data Processing


a)     During your Website Visit

Every time you visit our web pages, our website servers save your device’s accessing our website in a protocol file. This storage is temporary; our website server saves the following access data until their automated deletion:

  • The IP address of the requesting device

·      Access date and time

·      Name and URL of the accessed data

·      The data volume transmitted

·      The message whether the access was successful

·      The browser and operating system used

·      The name of the Internet Provider (ISP)

·      The referring website (referrer URL)

·      [more or other data if appropriate]


These data are processed for the following purposes:

1.   To enable the use of the website (connection setup)

2.   Administration of the network infrastructure

3.   Appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure IT systems and data security taking into account the state of the art technology

4.   To offer user-friendly service

5.   To optimize the Internet offering

6.   [Are there additional purposes such as advertising?  If so, state the legal foundation and the data storage period.]

Legal foundations for the above processing purposes:

  • Processing in response to a website visit pursuant to numbers 1-2 the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (b) (requirement for compliance with provisions of the website user contract)

·      Processing pursuant to number 3, the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (c) GDPR (legal obligation to implement technical and organisational measures to ensure secure data processing pursuant to Article 32 GDPR) and the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR (legitimate interests in data processing for the network and information security) as well as

·      Data processing pursuant to numbers 4 – 5, the first sentence of Article 6(1), lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). Our legitimate interests in the processing of data are based on our desire to offer user-friendly optimised web pages [our legitimate interests may also include the distribution of direct advertising.]

After the set period of 30 days, our web server automatically deletes the above-mentioned data. To the extent that data are processed longer for purposes pursuant to numbers 2-5, we will anonymise or delete the data as soon as their storage no longer serves the respective purpose.

Furthermore, we insert Cookies once you visit our website and we use analytical services as well. For more information on the use of Cookies and analytical services, please see Sections 6 and 7 of this Data Protection Statement.
 

b)     Registration for a fee-based event

In the course of accepting the registration for the "Offshore Wind R&D Conference", we collect the following mandatory data:

·        Last name, first name

·        Address including country

·        Payment information, depending on the selected method of payment (e.g. credit card, bank account) and

·        Email address

We may also collect additional voluntary data.

The purpose of processing the mandatory data is to identify you as event participant, to check the data supplied for plausibility, to reserve a place for your participation, to establish a contractual relationship with you and to provide you with information before, during and after the event that will optimise your participation, and to help us plan and ensure a smooth event experience.

We need the payment data in order to collect the participation fee.

Collecting voluntary information allows us to plan and conduct the event in tune with participants’ interests and age.

We process the data based on your enquiry and for the above-mentioned purposes as prescribed by the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (b) GDPR for the performance of the contractual obligations toward our participants and in order to take steps prior to entering into the contract.

We will store the personal data collected in context with the event until the end of the regular limitation period of three (3) years following the end of the year in which the event takes place. We will then delete the data unless we are obligated by law to store the data for a longer period pursuant to statutory safekeeping and documentation obligations pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (c) GDPR and in particular pursuant to Sec. 147 AO [General German Fiscal Code]) or unless you have consented to a longer data storage pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (a) GDPR. In case of longer data storage, we shall process the data solely to the extent mandated by law or according to your permission. As for all else, the further processing of the data shall be barred.

In connection with event registrations via web forms, we work with our service provider Converia, a registered trademark of Lomgebo Systems GmbH, Kaufstraße 2-4, 99423 Weimar. Int. VAT ID according to §27 a Value Added Tax Act: DE272037292.

The purpose of this collaboration is the professional management of online registrations for our events. For this purpose, our service provider Converia in Germany will store the data provided.

We have entered into an order processing contract with Converia. In this contract, Conferia agrees to process the data on our behalf in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and guarantees to comply with the rights of the data subjects.

 

3. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties
 

With exception of the above-mentioned cases of data processing by service providers on our behalf, we give your personal data only to third parties (i.e. to natural and legal persons other than you, the data subject), the controller or the service provider or its vicarious agents if:

  • You consented explicitly to the data transfer to a third party pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (a) GDPR
  • The data transfer is necessary for the performance of the contract with you pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (b) GDPR
    • Data transfer to the mail order firm which will deliver the goods you ordered
    • Payment data transfer to payment service providers and credit institutes for payment transactions
  • We are legally obligated to surrender the data to financial or judicial authorities pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6(1), point (c) GDPR
  • Transferring your data to third parties is required to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, and there is no reason to assume that you as data subject could have an overriding interest worth protecting in the non-transfer of your personal data pursuant to Article 6(1) S. 1, point (f) GDPR. Such a data transfer to government and/or law enforcement authorities may occur in cases of attacks on our IT systems.

 

Third parties may use the transferred data only for the above-mentioned purposes.

Pursuant to Article 28 GDPR, our service providers host our websites on servers located in Germany exclusively. An additional service processor is Converia, a registered trademark of Lomgebo Systems GmbH, Kaufstraße 2-4, 99423 Weimar. The transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU or an international organisation is excluded.

 

4. Cookies


We use server-side cookies. Cookies are small files which are automatically created by your browser and stored in your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar device) once you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your computer, and they do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies contain information pertaining to the specific device, which accessed our website. However, this does not provide us with direct knowledge of your identity.

We also use temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness of our website. Your device stores these cookies temporarily for a specific time. Once you visit our website again, our server will recognise your device as prior visitor and remember your settings and preferences. You will not have to enter these parameters again.

We also use cookies to gather data for our website statistics. This helps us evaluate and optimise our web offering. These cookies allow us to recognise repeat visits from your device. They will be deleted automatically after a specific time.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you are able to configure your browser in such a way that the application does not store cookies on your computer or always shows an alert before storing new cookies. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may prevent you from using all of the functions on our website.

 

5. Web analysis/Tracking


LeadLab (wiredminds GmbH)

For our website, we use the Leadlab service of the Wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) service provider and the company’s pixel counting technology to analyse the habits of our website users. The analysis helps us optimise our website. The service allows us to recognise which companies visit our website. The data do not enable us to identify users directly.

In context with the Leadlab web services, we use cookies and tag pixels that allow our service to analyse how you use our website. The cookie stores information including personal data regarding the behaviour of website visitors and transmits this information directly to Wiredminds unless Wiredminds collects it directly. Wiredminds uses pseudonyms and anonymises the data whenever possible before processing and analysing the data and creating a user profile.

Without your explicit consent, neither Wiredminds nor we use the so collected data to identify you personally, and your personal data are never matched with data under a pseudonym associated with you.

To the extent that IP addresses are collected, they are stripped of their last control number block upon collection to anonymise the addresses instantly.

You may find the data protection statement of Wiredminds on their website: www.wiredminds.de/datenschutz

The provider processes the data based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR in the optimisation of our online offerings and our web presence. Wiredminds processes the data on our behalf, and we have entered into an order processing agreement with Wiredminds. It ensures that the data processing on our behalf is done in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and that the rights of the data subjects are protected.

If you choose to object to the collection of data and the analysis of your user activities, please use our opt-out cookie to prevent installing our cookies. This will prevent the future collection of data when you use our website.  The opt-out cookie in your device is valid only in this browser and only for our website. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to install the opt-out cookie again.

 

6. Your Rights as Data Subject


You have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw at any time any consent you may have given to us before.  Consequently, we may no longer continue the respective activity.
  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain information on your personal data which we have processed. In particular, you have the right to information on the following:

Purposes of the data processing

The category of personal data,

The categories of recipients to which we disclosed or will disclose your data,

The planned storage periods of data,

The existence of the right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection,

The right to appeal,

The right to know the origin of your data in the event that we did not collect these data,

The right to meaningful and detailed information on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, relevant information on the details thereof;

  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to obtain without undue delay  the rectification of inaccurate personal data and/or the completion of incomplete personal data in storage at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft,

  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data unless the erasure interferes with the execution of the right to the free expression of opinions and to information, with the compliance with legal obligations, is necessary in the public interest or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims,

  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing of your personal data if you contest or challenge the accuracy of these data, the processing of the data is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of these data and we no longer need the data while you still need the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have raised an objection against the data processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR,

  • Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand the transmit to another controller an

  • Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may find such authority at your habitual residence, your workplace or our company domicile.


Information on your right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests) and Article 6,(1), point (e) GDPR (data processing for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest). This shall also apply to profiling as prescribed by Article 4 No. 4 GDPR, which is based on this provision.

Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not required. This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.

If you would like to assert your right to object, an email to datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de will suffice.

 

7. Data Security


We transmit all your personal data using the widely used and secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption standard. The TLS protocol is a proven and secure standard that is also used in online banking transactions. You will recognise a secure TLS connection by the “s” following the http (https://...) in your browser URL or by the lock symbol in the lower section of your browser.

Moreover, we use suitable technical and organisational safety procedures to protect your data against accidental or wilful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorised access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.

8. Timeliness and Amendments to this Data Protection Information


This data protection information as amended on July 2018 is currently applicable.

Due to improvements of our website and website offers or by virtue of amended statutory or administrative standards, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You may find the latest data protection information by clicking the link on this website: https://www.iwes.fraunhofer.de/en/data_protection.html

You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.

 

9. Severability


Should individual provisions of this data protection declaration be or become invalid either in part or in their entirety or prove infeasible at any time, this shall not affect the remaining provisions. This shall apply accordingly to gaps in this declaration.