Privacy Notice

You can use our website without providing any personal data. In individual cases, however, the collection and processing of your personal data may be necessary in order to be able to use certain functions of our website. In addition, in order to optimize our website and services, we collect and process personal data that we process in accordance with data protection regulations.

We are committed to the protection of your personal data and would therefore like to inform you of your rights as well as the type and scope of the respective data collection.

Responsible Person and Data Protection Officer

Contact details of the person responsible

Person responsible for the processing within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) and the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA):

Forschungsinstitut für Bergbaufolgelandschaften e.V.
Brauhausweg 2
03238 Finsterwalde, Germany
Pjone: +49 (0) 3531 – 7907 11

Contact details of the data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer within the company. You can reach this person in all matters concerning your personal data as follows:

Werk3 für Datenschutz GmbH
Letteallee 3
13409 Berlin

Terms and Definitions

Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter ‘person concerned’). Identifiable is a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

The persons concerned are persons whose personal data are processed by the data controller.

Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the acquisition, collection, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific person concerned without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures which ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

The person responsible is the person who decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data and who also carries them out accordingly.

Processor is another natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

Recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed.

Data subject’s consent is any voluntary, specific case, informed and unequivocal expression of consent in the form of a declaration or other clear affirmative act by which the data subject indicates his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data.

Violation of the protection of personal data is a breach of security that leads to destruction, loss or alteration, whether unintentional or unlawful, or to unauthorized disclosure or access to personal data that has been transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.

The supervisory authority is an independent state body established by a Member State in accordance with Article 51 GDPR, which is responsible for monitoring compliance with data protection laws and regulations.

Information on the Processing of Personal Data

We process your personal data by various technical means and if necessary also under the increase of further service providers. We would like to inform you about the concrete details of the processing in the following points.

Visit our Website

When you visit our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, § 15 German Telemedia Act (TMG)):

  • IP address and service provider
  • Date and time of the request
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser incl. language and software version
  • Operating system and its interface 

Use of Cookies

  1. In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offering as a whole more user-friendly and effective. The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 Par. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have given us consent for the use of cookies, Art. 6 Par. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR is an additional legal basis for the use of cookies.
  2. This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:
    • Transient cookies
    • Persistent cookies
  3. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
  4. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  5. You can configure your browser settings to suit your preferences and also refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
  6. We use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you will have to log in again for each visit.

Use of the contact form

  1. When you contact us via the contact form on our website, the data you have entered (your e-mail address and regularly your name, your telephone number and the other data you have provided) will be stored by us at the time of sending in order to process your request. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 p. 1 f GDPR.
  2. Alternatively, to the contact form you can also contact us via the e-mail address provided on the website.
  3. You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time by sending an e-mail to e-mail or by declaring your objection to the processing of your personal data vis-à-vis the person(s) listed in Section 1. If you contact us directly by e-mail, you can object to the processing of your personal data at any time in the same way.
  4. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.
  5. If your establishment of contact is aimed at the conclusion or the execution of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Your Rights 

You have the following rights towards us regarding the processing of your personal data, which you can assert informally at any time against the contact listed in 2. above. You have a right to information, right to correction, right to cancellation (right to oblivion) and right to limitation of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have a right to data transferability and a right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.

You have a right to object to the processing. You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time. This applies in particular if the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

We would like to point out politely that the exercise of your rights may be subject to certain conditions in individual cases.

Guarantee of data security and data protection

In order to guarantee the protection and security of your personal data, we carry out a large number of technical and organizational security measures, the effectiveness of which we have checked regularly.

This privacy notice has been translated from German to English for your convenience, however, in case of dispute, the original text in the German version trumps all translations.

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