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Data Protection Notice for the DFG Website

We appreciate your interest in using our website. The protection of personal data is our highest priority. Below, you will find information concerning the processing of your personal data and your rights when using our website.

1. Controller

The controller for the processing of your personal data is:

2. Data protection officer

You can contact our data protection officer as follows:

3. Your rights as a data subject

As a data subject, you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), provided that the relevant statutory requirements contained therein are present:

  • Access to Information: You have the right to be informed about the data relating to your person which is being processed.
  • Rectification: You can request that incorrect data relating to your person be corrected. In addition, you can request that incomplete data be completed.
  • Erasure: In certain cases, you can request that your personal data be erased.
  • Restriction of processing: In certain cases, you can request that the processing of your data be restricted.
  • Data portability: Should you have provided data under a contract or with your consent, you can request to receive the data which you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request that we transfer this data to another controller.

Right of objection

Right of objection in an individual case

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 GDPR; this also applies to any profiling which is based on these provisions. This personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or unless the purpose of the processing is the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to object to the processing of data for direct advertising purposes

In individual cases, your data will be processed in order to carry out direct advertising. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling, should it be connected to such direct advertising. Should you object to the processing for direct advertising purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

  • Withdrawal of consent: Should you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw this at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data prior to the withdrawal remains unaffected by this.
  • Asserting your rights: In order to exercise any of the rights listed above, please send an email to Link auf E-Mailpostmaster@dfg.de     or send a letter to the address provided under Number 1. Please ensure that we are able to clearly identify you.
  • Right to complain to the supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your usual place of residence, place of employment or location of the alleged breach, should you consider that the processing of the personal data relating to you is unlawful.

4. Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

No automated decision-making in an individual case, including profiling as defined in Article 22 of the GDPR, takes place in connection with the use of our services.

5. Details concerning services, cookies etc.

5.1. Own services

Functionality: Representation of the service

  • Categories of Data
    Date and time of access, duration of the visit, type of end device, operating system used, the functions which you are using, quantity of data sent, type of event, IP address, domain name
  • Purpose(s)
    Provision of the service
  • Legal basis
    Point (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR
  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    Technical functional capability
  • Recipient or categories of recipients
    Hosting provider, IT department, external service provider for technical support
  • Third country transfer; adequacy decision
    --
  • If applicable, guarantees for third-party transfers and access to these
    --
  • Storage periods or criteria for determining these
    6 weeks after creation
  • Obligation to provide the personal data and, if applicable, consequences of non-provision
    No obligation to provide, collected automatically when service is accessed
  • If applicable, exercising of the right of objection
    --
  • Source of the data
    Collected directly when the website / service is accessed

Functionality: Logfiles

  • Categories of data
    Accessed URL, user's IP address, date and time of access, transferred data quantity, Internet site from which the user accessed the requested page (so-called “referrer URL”), websites which are accessed via our website by the user's system, http status, information about the browser type and version used, user's operating system, user's Internet service provider
  • Purpose(s)
    Statistical evaluations, improvement of the service, system security (for example prevention of misuse), error diagnosis
  • Legal basis
    Point (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR
  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    See purposes
  • Recipient or categories of recipients
    Hosting provider, IT department, external service provider for technical support, state bodies on request
  • Third country transfer; adequacy decision
    --
  • If applicable, guarantees for third-party transfers and access to these
    --
  • Storage periods or criteria for determining these
    6 weeks after creation
  • Obligation to provide the personal data and, if applicable, consequences of non-provision
    No obligation to provide, collected automatically when service is accessed
  • If applicable, exercising of the right of objection
    --
  • Source of the data
    Collected directly when the website / service is accessed

Functionality: Newsletter registration

  • Categories of data
    First name and surname of the recipient, title, email address, date and time of registration
  • Purpose(s)
    Sending of the newsletter for interested persons
  • Legal basis
    Point (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR
  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    --
  • Recipient or categories of recipients
    Internal departments, in particular press and PR, hosting provider, order processor for sending of the newsletter, state bodies on request
  • Third country transfer; adequacy decision
    --
  • If applicable, guarantees for third-party transfers and access to these
    --
  • Storage periods or criteria for determining these
    Following de-registration for the newsletter
  • Obligation to provide the personal data and, if applicable, consequences of non-provision
    No obligation to provide
  • If applicable, exercising of the right of withdrawal
    De-registration link in each newsletter
  • Source of the data
    Collected directly in the newsletter registration form

Functionality: Newsletter statistics

  • Categories of data
    Number of newsletter views, number of views of the links contained in the newsletter
  • Purpose(s)
    Statistical evaluation of usage data in order to optimise the newsletter service
  • Legal basis
    Point (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR
  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    See purposes
  • Recipient or categories of recipients
    Internal departments, in particular press and PR, hosting provider, order processor for sending of the newsletter, state bodies on request
  • Third country transfer; adequacy decision
    --
  • If applicable, guarantees for third-party transfers and access to these
    --
  • Storage periods or criteria for determining these
    24 months after collection
  • Obligation to provide the personal data and, if applicable, consequences of non-provision
    No obligation to provide
  • If applicable, exercising of the right of objection
    --
  • Source of the data
    Collected directly when newsletter is opened

Functionality: Matomo

  • Categories of data
    Cookie ID, shortened IP address of the user, webpage accessed, website from which the user accessed the requested page (so-called “referrer URL”), subpages which are viewed from the accessed webpage, duration of the website session, frequency of website access
  • Purpose(s)
    Analysis of use for the purpose of optimisation
  • Legal basis
    Point (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR
  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    See purposes
  • Recipient or categories of recipients
    Internal departments, in particular press and PR
  • Third country transfer; adequacy decision
    --
  • If applicable, guarantees for third-party transfers and access to these
    --
  • Storage periods or criteria for determining these
    13 months
  • Obligation to provide the personal data and, if applicable, consequences of non-provision
    No obligation to provide, collected automatically when service is accessed
  • If applicable, exercising of the right of objection
    --
  • Source of the data
    Collected directly when the website / service is accessed

5.2. Integration of third-party services

We integrate third-party services in order to allow you to use their functions, services and features. These integrated third-party services are designed and provided by the respective providers. Therefore, we have no influence over the design, content and functions of these third-party services or the processing of personal data by their providers. Please familiarise yourself directly with the information issued by the providers of the integrated services.

Service: YouTube videos

  • Provider/recipient
    YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (represented by Google Inc, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
  • Purpose(s)
    Display of YouTube videos
  • Legal basis
    Point (a) and (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR
  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    Enabling viewing of YouTube videos
  • Data protection notice of the provider
    Externer Linkhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de
  • Additional notes
    The integration takes place by means of the “privacy-enhanced mode” of YouTube.

5.3. Cookies

We use cookies on our website in order to provide comprehensive functionality, to make the use of our website more comfortable and to optimise our services. Cookies are small text files which are generated by a web server and which are stored on your computer during your online visit by means of the web browser being used.

Firstly, we use so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after your browser session comes to an end.

We also use permanent cookies. These are primarily used to provide you, as a visitor to our website, with permanently recurring settings. This enables us to tailor our website to your individual preferences. Permanent cookies also allow us to analyse the usage behaviour of our visitors, however only for the duration of validity of the cookie.

Should you not wish cookies to be used, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your device by setting your Internet browser accordingly. Please bear in mind that this may lead to the functional capability and scope of use of our service being restricted. More detailed information on the type, scope, purposes, legal basis and options for objecting in relation to data processing in connection with these cookies can be found in the information list below.

5.3.1. First Party Cookies

Designation: _pk_id

  • Categories of Data
    Cookie ID, shortened IP address of the user, webpage accessed, website from which the user accessed the requested page (so-called “referrer URL”), subpages which are viewed from the accessed webpage, duration of the website session, frequency of website access

  • Purpose(s)
    Analysis of usage for the purpose of optimisation

  • Legal basis
    Point (f) of Article 6 Paragraph 1 GDPR

  • If applicable, legitimate interests being pursued
    See purposes

  • Recipient or categories of recipients
    Internal departments, in particular press and PR
  • Third country transfer; adequacy decision
    --

  • If applicable, guarantees for third-party transfers and access to these
    --

  • Cookie validity / storage period
    13 months

  • Obligation to provide the personal data and, if applicable, consequences of non-provision
    No obligation to provide

  • If applicable, exercising of the right of objection
    Should you not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data in connection with your visit, you can object to this storage and use by clicking below at any time. A so-called opt-out cookie will then be placed in your browser, which means that Matomo will not gather any session data.
  • Source of the data
    Collected directly when the website / service is accessed