Privacy policy

Privacy policy

General information on data protection

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy below this text.

1. Name and contact details of the responsible person and the company's data protection officer in our company.

The following data protection information applies to data processing by:

Forschungsdock GmbH
Represented by the CEO Dr. Christoph Ortland
Eidelstedter Weg 1
22869 Schenefeld

Phone: +49 40 22 86 00 880
E-mail: info@forschungsdock.de

If you have any questions on data protection, please contact: Dr. Christoph Ortland, or write an e-mail to info@forschungsdock.de.

2. Our collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use

Personal data are details of the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person.

In the following, we will tell you if, and when, data and personal data are collected from you:

a) When you visit our website
When you visit our website forschungsdock.de information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

Your IP address of the requesting computer is not collected or stored by us in its entirety. A collection/storage takes place only in abridged and thus anonymized form, so that the IP address no longer represents personal data under data protection law.

The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for our data processing is Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the purposes of data collection listed above.

In no case will we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions on your person.

In addition, when visiting our website, we use cookies and analysis services. For more information, please refer to chapters 4 and 5 of our Privacy Policy.

b) When contacting us via e-mail or telephone
When you contact us via e-mail or our telephone number provided for this purpose, the data provided by you will be stored by us in order to answer your enquiries. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. We delete the data collected in this connection as soon as the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

3. Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than the ones listed below.

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your explicit consent under Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR to do so,
  • the disclosure according to Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • browser and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

4. Use of cookies on our site
We use cookies on our website. These are technologies suitable for user monitoring and statistical collection and analysis. These technologies are used by us to continuously maintain, provide, and improve our own services.

Only through these technologies can we better secure our services and identify possible technical problems, but also user trends and the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and actions on our website and to monitor and improve its overall performance.

Please note therefore, that third parties that place cookies may have their own policies regarding the collection and storage of information.

Such practices are not explicitly included in our privacy briefing because we have no control over them. However, we would like to draw your attention to this fact and the possibilities where you can find out more.

We will therefore provide you with a link so that you can get your own picture of the privacy level of these third parties.
Our website uses cookies to track information that your browser transmits to us when you use our website.

Cookies are small text files with rather small amounts of information, but they are downloaded and can be stored on any of your devices that allow internet use, e. g. your computer, smartphone, or tablet - like a storage for a website.

We may use different types of cookies:

I. So-called essential cookies (first-party cookies)

So-called essential cookies are necessary for the operation of the website and the services we provide to you.

For example, they help you navigate our website. This, we find, contributes to security and basic functionality and is necessary for the proper operation of our website. If you would block these cookies, we cannot guarantee your use or security during your visit to our site. Insofar as personal data would be processed by setting the required cookies, we rely on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit f GDPR.

The following strictly necessary cookies are used on our website:
Consent for cookies: Duration 31 days
Rejection for cookies: Duration 3 days

II. Non-necessary cookies

Non-essential cookies are usually third-party cookies, the services of which enable us as website owner to make our services and services more attractive to you as our user. They help us to keep our offer up-to-date and give you an experience on our site. Such third-party providers generally provide services that enable us to find out from where, but also where the respective user comes and/or lingers on our website. It allows us, especially in case of third-party tracking services, a meaningful design of our website and our content.

The following third-party cookies are therefore used on our website:

1.  Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our site. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google",), a company registered and operated under Irish law (registration number: 368047) with registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").

We use Google Analytics on our website with an IP anonymization function. In this case, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymize it.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf. Google says it will never associate your IP address with any other Data from Google.

Unless you accept Google Analytics, you will not provide information about your website visit to Google Analytics. For more information about the privacy information provided by Google, see the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Otherwise, information will be transmitted anonymously to Google Ireland Ltd. The cookie is set for a period of 31 days.

We have a contract with Google for processing.

III. Consent to the use of cookies (general notices)
Cookies, which are not strictly necessary to make the services available on this website, will only be used after your consent.
By giving consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice provided by us on the website ("cookie screen"), you agree to the use of cookies.

You can adjust your respective cookie settings individually at any time via the "Cookie Settings" link, for example by activating or disabling individual cookie categories. Once you have consented to the use of cookies, we will store a cookie on your computer or device to store it for the next time. Please refer to the previous section for the duration of the cookies set.

In Internet browsers, you can change your cookie settings, for example, to block certain types of cookies or files. You can therefore block cookies by enabling the setting in your browser to refuse to set all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the website because some may be functional cookies.

The legal basis on which we process your personal data using cookies depends on whether we ask you for your consent.

If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for the processing of your data is the declared consent in accordance with Art. 6 sec. lit a GDPR. Otherwise, the data processed by cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in a business operation of our online offer and its improvement) or, if the use of cookies is necessary, in order to fulfil our contractual obligations. This use is based on Article 6 I lit f GDPR.

For more information about deleting or blocking cookies, see: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies.

5. Analysis Tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website.

On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimising our offer. Those interests must be regarded as justified within the meaning of the above-mentioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.

a) Use of Google Analytics (anonymization)

We use on our site Google Analytics, a web analytics service of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google".

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and thus enable an analysis of our use of the website. The information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place and frequency of your visit to the website, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google in the USA and stored there.

We use Google Analytics on our website with an IP anonymization function. In this case, Google will truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymize it.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required to do so by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf.

Google says it will never associate your IP address with any other Data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent.

Google also offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over what data is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no website visit information will be sent to Google Analytics. However, activation does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services that we may use.

For more information about the deactivation option provided by Google and how to enable it, please visit the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

We have a contract with Google for the processing of data.

b) Use of Google web fonts

Our website uses external fonts, Google fonts. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which of our websites you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the terminal device of the visitor to these websites is also stored by Google.

For more information, see Google's privacy policy, which you can access here: fonts.google.com/about and www.google.com/policies/privacy/

6. Social media

There are no social media plugins on our website.

7. Affected rights

You have the right to:

  • in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned retention period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of their data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • require the correction of inaccurate or complete your personal data stored by us without delay in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
  • require the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 sec. 3 GDPR, revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the processing of data based on this consent for the future and
  • to complain at a regulatory authority in accordance with Art 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered law office.

8. Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation or if the opposition is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we implement without specifying a specific situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, please send an e-mail to info@forschungsdock.de.

9. Data security

We use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method within the website visit in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Typically, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser doesn't support 256-bit encryption, we'll use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can see whether a single page of our website is transmitted encrypted by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties.

We have implemented security standards to protect your personal information provided to us through industry standards and technologies. We regularly review our system for potential vulnerabilities and attacks, using a system-level access-protected data center to protect the data you store on our servers.

However, as the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee or hold us liable for the security of the data you transmit to us via the Internet.

There is no guarantee that information will not be accessed or that information will not be disclosed, modified, or destroyed as a result of breaches of our physical, technical, and organizational security measures.

10. Modification of this Privacy Policy

Due to the further development of our website and offers above or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration.

Data protection declaration of 11.12.2019 prepared by:

Christian Schmidt

Attorney /Specialist lawyer for copyright and media law as well as specialist lawyer for information technology law ( IT )
Schmidt et Schmidt, Attorneys-at-Law
Große Burgstraße 7 in 23552 Lübeck
sozietaet-schmidt.de