Privacy Notice

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and would therefore like to inform you below about your rights as well as the nature 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

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 is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security:
  • 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 
The data listed in paragraph 1 is also automatically stored in the log files (log file) of our server. The log data is stored separately from other data and can only be viewed by the hoster. The storage period of the log data is seven days. The legal basis for the processing of your data when visiting our website is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, § 25 para. 2 No. 2 TTDSG.

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 drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.
(2) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
– Transient cookies
– Persistent cookies
(3) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
(4) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified duration, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
(5) You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and also refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
(6) The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have given us consent to the setting of cookies, then Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR is an additional legal basis for the use of cookies.

Use of the contact form

(1) When you contact us via the contact form on our website, the data you entered (your e-mail address and optionally your name and the other data provided by you) will be stored by us at the time of sending your request in order to process your request.
(2) As an alternative to the contact form, you can also contact us via the e-mail address provided on our website, to be found in the imprint.
(3) You may at any time declare the processing of your personal data by sending an e-mail to the person(s) listed under 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 generated in this context after storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
(5) If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

Registration for events

We regularly organise various events to promote our daily work and ongoing projects. When you register for an event, we collect your family and first name and work position and enter them in the list of participants. The list of participants is only known to the registered participants and the respective employees of the Research
Institute for Mining Follow-Up Landscapes e.V. Furthermore, photos are taken at our events. These are produced and published for documentation purposes and for publication on our website, our social media channels and, where applicable, local print media. If you do not want photos, contact the photographer on site or send us an e-mail. You have a right of withdrawal at any time. Then we will remove your images from the digital media from the revocation and will not use them for any further print editions. The legal basis is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to capture the mood of the event.

Audio and video conferencing

(1) We also use video conferencing systems for communication with our business partners. In this way, despite spatial separation in meetings, we can communicate effectively and share content. The legal basis for the use of videoconferencing systems is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, insofar as it concerns contractually relevant communication.
Otherwise, we base the processing of personal data on or legitimate interest in the effective execution of online meetings, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you are explicitly asked for your consent, e.g. to record certain content, Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR constitutes the legal basis
(2) When using video conferencing systems, various data are processed. At the beginning of the meeting, you may be asked for your name, e-mail address and password. However, this data and the possible content of our meeting will only be processed for the duration of the respective meeting. In addition, technical data are
processed that are necessary for the realisation and processing of online communication. This includes meeting metadata and connection data, in particular the IP address and client information. This data will be deleted immediately after the end of the meeting.
(3) Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless they are intended for this purpose. That’s why we run the video conferencing systems on our own servers.
(4) Further information from the providers: Jitsi Meet (Open Source Software),; BigBlueButton (Open Source Software), ttps://

Integration of OpenStreetMap

(1) On this website we use the offer of OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap is a free project with the aim of creating a free world map offered by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website
and allow you to use the map function comfortably. The legal basis for the use of OpenStreetMap is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
(2) By visiting the website, OpenStreetMap receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data referred to in Section 3, “Use of cookies” and “Visit to our website”, of this statement are transmitted. To our knowledge, data is processed when visiting our
website by OpenStreetMap exclusively for the purposes of displaying the map functions and caching the selected settings.
(3) Information provided by the provider: Openstreetmap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom ( For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing, as well as further information on your rights and setting options to protect your privacy, please visit: and Ω.

Our projects in social networks

Meta-platforms: Facebook and Instagram Joint controllers for the operation of this social media site are within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection regulations that: Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd.,4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour in Dublin 2 Ireland and Research Institute for Mining Follow-Up Landscapes, Brauhausweg 2 in 03238 Finsterwalde. We operate this site to draw attention to our services and products and to get in touch with you as a visitor and user as well as our website. Further information about us as well as about our activities in the company can be found on our website.
As the operator of the social media site, we have no interest in the collection and further processing of your individual personal data for analysis or marketing purposes. The operation of this social media site involving the processing of the personal data of the users is based on our legitimate interests in a modern and supportive information and interaction opportunity for and with our users and visitors in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. We are aware that Meta uses user data for advertising (analysis, creation of personalised advertising), for creating user profiles and for market research. Meta uses cookies for the storage and further processing of this information, i.e. small text files that are stored on the various end devices of the users. If the user has his own profile and is logged in to this, the storage and analysis also takes place across devices. Meta’s privacy policy contains further information on data processing:
Objection options (so-called opt-out) can be found here: and here are set.

Data transmission to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: ttps://, Ω and Ω. The legal basis is supplemented by Article 45(1) GDPR, the adequacy decision between the USA and Europe. Read it at

Statistical data

Statistical data about the so-called “insights” of the social media page different categories are available for me/us. These statistics are generated and provided by Meta. As the operator of the site, we have no influence on the generation and presentation of the site. We cannot stop this function or prevent the creation and processing of the data. For a selectable period of time, as well as for the categories fans, subscribers, people reached and interacting, we are provided with the following data on our social media page by Meta: Total page views, likes, page activity, post interactions, reach, video views, comments, shared content, replies, proportion of men and women, country and city origin, language, views and clicks in the shop, clicks on route planner, clicks on phone numbers. We use this data to make our contributions and activities more attractive to users. For example, we use the distributions by age and gender for an adapted approach and the preferred visit times of the users for a timeoptimised planning of our contributions. Information about the type of end devices used by visitors helps us to visually adapt the contributions to them. In accordance with the terms of use that each user has agreed to as part of the creation of a profile, we may identify the Subscribers and fans of the Site and view their profiles and other shared information from them.

Rights of Users

Since only Meta has full access to the user data, we recommend that you contact Meta directly if you wish to ask requests for information or other questions about your rights as a user (e.g. right to erasure). You can contact Meta’s Data Protection Officer via the online contact form provided at If you need assistance or if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

Right to objection

If you no longer want the data processing described here in the future, please cancel the connection of your user profile to our site by using the functions “I no longer like this page” and/or “no longer subscribe to this page”.
Further information on data processing and your rights can be found in the data protection information of the providers:
• Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Privacy policy:; Opt-out:
• Spreaker, Voxnest, Inc., 20880 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78258; Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:
• Spotify AB, Regeringsgatan 19, SE-111 53 Stockholm, Sweden; Privacy policy:

Transfer to third countries

In some cases, your data will be transmitted by external service providers to servers outside the EU (so-called third countries). Data transmission in third countries does not take place via our website, but may be in connection with our online presences on social networks and platforms. We carefully select these service providers and assess the respective level of data protection.
As part of our activities in social media activities, the following companies receive data in third countries
outside the European Union.

• Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;
• Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;
• Spreaker, Voxnest, Inc., 20880 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78258;

Your rights

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to the processing of personal data concerning you, which you can assert at any time informally against the contact person listed above in 2.
Right to information
Upon request, we will provide you with information about which personal data we have stored about you for what purpose, for what duration, from what source and on what legal basis and whether we have disclosed these to third parties.
Right to rectification

If it turns out that the personal data you provide to us is inaccurate or incomplete, we will immediately corrector supplement it upon request.
Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
You have the right to an immediate deletion of your personal data, unless there is a statutory retention obligation for this.
Right to restriction of processing
You may request us to restrict the processing of your personal data.
Right to object to processing
You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time. This applies in particular if the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you provide to us in a universally readable format.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
You also have the right to complain to the responsible data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us. We politely inform you that the exercise of your rights in individual cases may be linked to the existence of
certain conditions.
No obligation to provide & consequences of non-provision
The provision of personal data is not required by law or contract and you are under no obligation to provide data. We inform you as part of the input process if the provision of personal data is necessary for the respective service (e.g. by the designation as a “required field”). In the case of necessary data, the nonprovision of the service in question means that the service in question cannot be provided.
Storage time of your data
We process your personal data, where necessary, for the duration of the business relationship, as long as it is necessary for the aforementioned purposes and in accordance with the statutory retention and documentation obligations, which arise in particular from the Tax Code and the Commercial Code and usually amount to 10 years. In addition, personal data may be stored and stored for as long as the data is relevant to a pending judicial or administrative procedure in which the controller has a party status.
Ensuring data security and data protection
In order to ensure the protection and security of your personal data, we implement a variety of technical and organizational security measures, the effectiveness of which we regularly review.
As of January 2024
Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). An identifiable natural person is a natural person 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 specific characteristics that are expressions of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Data subject
A data subject is this whose personal data are processed by the controller.
The processing is any operation or set of operations carried out with or without the help of automated procedures relating to personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other means of
making available, matching or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures that ensure that the
personal data is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The controller is the person who decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data and also carries them out accordingly.
The processor is another natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data is disclosed.
The consent of the data subject is any voluntarily given in the particular case, in an informed and unambiguous manner, in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of the personal data concerning him or her.
Breach of the protection of personal data
A personal data breach is a breach of security that results in the destruction, loss or alteration, whether unintentional or unlawful, or unauthorised disclosure of or access to personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed.
Health data
Health data is personal data relating to the physical or mental health of a natural person, including the provision of health services, and which provides information on their state of health.
The supervisory authority is an independent government body established by a Member State in accordance with Article 51 of the GDPR, which is responsible for monitoring compliance with data protection laws and regulations.

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