Data Protection Notice

The protection of your personal data is a fundamental right. The DFKI GmbH and its employees fairly process your personal data for specified purposes. Within this data protection notice we inform you about the handling of your personal data when visiting and using our web site.

Visite and usage of our web site are generally possible without collection of personal data. At our web site personal data are only collected to the technically necessary extent. The collected data will not be transferred to any third parties, except on the basis of concrete lawful obligations.

We would like to point out that the data transmission in the internet is being protected while visiting and using our web site and hence cannot easily be eavesdropped or tampered by any third parties.


Access data

On every access to our web site, some usage, transmission and connection data will be collected and temporarily stored in a log file.

On every access/retrieval the following data are stored:

  • IP address
  • transmitted user agent information (in particular type/version of web browser, operating system etc.)
  • transmitted referrer information (URL of the referring page)
  • date and time of the access/retrieval
  • transmitted access method/function
  • transmitted input values (search terms etc.)
  • retrieved page resp. file
  • transmitted amount of data
  • status of processing the access/retrieval

The stored data records can be statistically evaluated in order to adapt and optimize our web site to the needs of our visitors. Any techniques that offer the possibility to retrace the access characteristics of users will not be applied. The creation of user profiles (tracking) is precluded.

The stored data records are not attributable to specific persons. They are generally not being combined with other data sources. However, we express our reservation to retroactively investigate the stored data, if we become aware of concrete indications of any illegal usage.



We use so-called cookies on our web site. Cookies are small files that are being stored by your web browser. The cookies used on our web site do not harm your computer and do not contain any malware. They offer a user-friendly and effective usage of our web site.

We transmit so-called session cookies to your web browser. They are valid only for the duration of your visit on our web site and they do not have any meaning outside of our web site. The session cookies are needed in order to identify your session with a unique number during your visit and to transmit our contents in your preferred language. At the end of your visit the session cookies will be automatically deleted upon termination of your web browser.

We also transmit permanent cookies to your web browser with a vality period of at most 365 days. We are exclusively using these cookies in order to respect your settings for the type of presentation (normal, inverted) and for the font size. Furthermore, it will be recorded whether you've taken notice of the information about the usage of cookies in your web browser.

You can adjust your web browser such that you will be informed on setting cookies und allow cookies on an individual basis resp. you exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally. You also can adjust the automatic deletion of cookies upon termination of your web browser. Upon deactivation of cookies the functionality of our web site can be limited. In any case, our information offerings are available to the full extent.


Social Media

We do not embed social media plug-ins on our web site. When you visit our web site hence no data are transmitted to social media services. Profiling by any third parties hence is precluded. You though have the option to change over to our information services on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For the usage of these services we refer to the data protection notices of the respective service providers.



You have the option to contact us by e-mail. We will exclusively use your e-mail address and other personal contact data for the correspondence with you. Due to lawful obligation every e-mail correspondence will be archived. Subject to our legitimate interests your e-mail address and other personal contact data can be stored in our contact data base.


Contact information

When you have questions that are not answered by this data protection notice, or when you require further information on data protection, please contact our data protection officer.
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