Data Privacy Policy

Under data privacy laws, specifically the European General Data Protection Regulation (EGDPR), the following individuals are responsible:
Prof. Laurids Ortner, Prof. Manfred Ortner, Roland Duda, Florian Matzker, Markus Penell

Your Rights
You may exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided for our data protection officer:
• Information about your data and how we process it,
• Correction of incorrect personal data,
• Deletion of your stored data,
• Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
• Objection to having your data processed, and
• Data portability, if you have consented to having your data processed or have entered into a contract with us.

If you have given us permission to use your data, you may revoke it at any time with future effect.
If you have complaints, you may contact the responsible supervisory authority at any time. The responsible supervisory authority depends on the state in which you live, where you work, and where the alleged violation occurred. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at:

Purposes of Data Processing by Us and by Third Parties
We solely process your personal data for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned here. We only share your personal information with third parties if:
• You have given your express consent,
• Processing is necessary to fulfil your contract,
• Processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,
• Processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or Blocking of Data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as required by the various storage periods specified by law. After the respective purpose or expiration of these periods, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal regulations.

Like many other websites, we use what are called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data such as your IP address, browser used, operating system, and your connection to the internet.
Cookies cannot be used to start programmes or transmit viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies is used to facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites. Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also visit our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help function of your internet browser to learn how to change these settings. Please note that some functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

SSL Encryption
To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g., SSL) via HTTPS.

If you have explicitly given consent, we will regularly send you our newsletter or similar information by email to the email address provided.

To receive the newsletter, you only have to provide your email address. When you register to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used for this purpose and this purpose only. Subscribers may also be informed by email about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (e.g., changes to the newsletter or technical circumstances).

We need a valid email address for newsletter registration. To verify that registration is being done by the owner of an email address, we use the double opt-in procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email, and the receipt of the requested response. No further data is collected. The data is used exclusively for sending newsletters and is not passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending newsletters at any time. A corresponding link can be found in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your request using the contact option provided at the end of this data protection notice.

Contact Form
If you contact us by email regarding any question, you are voluntarily giving us consent for the purpose of contact. This requires you to provide a valid email address. This is used to assign the request and subsequently answer it. Providing any additional data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for any possible follow-up questions. Once your request has been completed, personal data will be automatically deleted.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g., when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer
If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly: