Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for collecting data on this website?
Data collected on this website is processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's Impressum (Legal Notice).
How do we collect your data?
First, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may, for example, include data that you send to us by e-mail.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This data is primarily technical data (e.g., browserinformation, operating system or time of when you accessed the page). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Some data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to request information about your stored data, where it came from, who received it, and the purpose for which it was collected, at any time and at no expense. You also have the right to request the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the Impressum if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Analytics and third-party tools
Your surfing behaviour can be statistically analyzed when you visit our website. This is done primarily using cookies and so-called analytics programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data.
2. General information and mandatory notifications
We hereby draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. Completely protecting data against third-party access is impossible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The controller responsible for data processing on this website is:
DZIF - German Center for Infection Research
Phone: +49 531 6181-1159
The controller is a physical or legal person who decides on the goals and methods of processing personal data, alone or together with others (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Withdrawing your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal e-mail making this request is sufficient. This does not affect the lawfulness of any data processing done before we receive the withdrawal of your consent.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of such advertising; this includes profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (Objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
In the event of an infringement of the GDPR, a data subject has the right to lodge complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where they reside, work or where the infringement is suspected. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
Your have the right to receive the personal data concerning you provided to you or a third party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format in cases where such processing is based on consent or processed by automated means in performance of a contract. If you request the direct transfer of data to another controller, we will only comply the extent this is technically feasible.
SSL / TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential information, such as the enquiries you send to us as site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol in the address bar on your browser.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access, Blocking, Erasure and Rectification of Data
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided with information free of charge at any time about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data rectified, blocked or erased. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data or to exercise your rights as described above.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. To make such a request, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the Impressum. The right to restrict processing applies in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of your personal data. You have the right to demand the restriction of processing for your personal data whilst we verify its accuracy.
- If the processing of your personal data has taken / is taking place unlawfully, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
- If you have asserted an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed against ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests predominate, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
Where processing has been restricted, such personal data may, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.
Objection to Promotional E-Mails
3. Data collection on our website
In some cases, our webpages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user-friendly, functional and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in "server log files", which your browser automatically transmits to us. This includes:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system in use
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data will not be combined with data from other sources.
This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in providing their services free of technical errors and in optimising their services - server log-files are stored for this purpose.
Enquiries by E-Mail, Telephone or Fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all associated personal data (name, nature of enquiry), is stored and processed by us for the purpose processing your request. We will not share this data without your consent.
This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, provided your request is related to the performance of a contract or processing is necessary in order to take steps your request prior to entering into a contract. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in effectively processing enquiries addressed to us.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until its deletion is requested, your consent to retention is withdrawn, or the purpose for its storage is no longer applicable (e.g. after handling of your enquiry has been completed). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected.
Processing data (contract data)
We collect, process and use your personal data only to the extent required to establish, structure or change your legal relationship with us (master data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps you have requested prior to entering into a contract. We collect, process and use your personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to access our services.
Data collected in this context will be erased after we have processed your enquiry or our collaboration has ended. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.
4. Social Media
The use of the Twitter plugin is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility on social media.
Your Twitter privacy preferences can be changed in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The operator is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
A connection to LinkedIn's servers is established every time you access one of our web pages that contains LinkedIn functions. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn or of how LinkedIn uses such data.
The use of the LinkedIn plugin is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website owner has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility on social media.
YouTube with Extended Data Protection
Our website uses YouTube plug-ins. YouTube is operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in the extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode causes YouTube not to store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. For example, YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network whether or not you’re watching a video.
You will be linked to the YouTube servers as soon as you start a YouTube video on our website. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing habits directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
In addition, YouTube can store different cookies on your device once you have started a video. YouTube can use these cookies to gather information on visitors to our website. Such information is used to capture video statistics, to improve user-friendliness, and to prevent attempted fraud amongst other things. The cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.
If applicable, starting a YouTube video may trigger further data processing operations. We have no control over this.
YouTube is used in the interests of making our website more attractive. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. For this purpose the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before being saved.
Matomo cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo-Cookies and the use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both his web offer and his advertising.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can deactivate the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo Opt-Out-Cookie will be deleted as well. The Opt-Out must be activated again when you visit our site again.
You have the possibility to register for events on our website. For this we need the following data from you: Title, first and last name, organisation/company, institute/department, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Fields not marked as mandatory do not have to be filled in; you will help us to organise the event if you provide this data voluntarily. Your personal data will be processed as part of the registration process as well as for the implementation of the respective event. The data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR for the purpose of contract fulfilment or pre-contractual measures. Your data will be processed exclusively by internal DZIF staff and will not be passed on to third parties. We delete your data at the end of the year following the event in question.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
Data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can withdraw consent to the storage of your data and e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This does not affect the lawfulness of any data processing done prior to your withdrawal.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until such time as you cancel your subscription, when said data will be deleted. Data stored by us for other purposes will remain unaffected by this.
This website uses Newsletter2Go to send newsletters. The provider of this service is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.
Newsletter2Go is a service with which the dispatch of newsletters can be organised and analysed. The data you provide in order to subscribe to our newsletter will be stored on servers of the Sendinblue GmbH in Germany.
If you do not wish your use of the newsletter to be analysed by Newsletter2Go, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide an appropriate link in every newsletter we send.
Data analysis by Newsletter2Go
Newsletter2Go enables us to analyse our newsletter campaigns. For example, we determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clickedon. This enables us to ascertain how often various links are clicked amongst other things.
We can also see whether certain previously-defined actions were performed after opening/clicking (conversion rate). For example, we can determine whether you have performed any other actions on our website after clicking the newsletter.
For detailed information on the functions of Newsletter2Go, see the following link: https://www.sendinblue.com/
Data is processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of any data processing done prior to your withdrawal.
Data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until such time as you cancel your subscription, when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of Sendineblue GmbH. Data stored by us for other purposes will remain unaffected by this.
Conclusion of a contract for contract data processing
We have entered into a data processing agreement with Sendinblue GmbH, in which we require Sendinblue GmbH to protect the data of our customers and not to disclose said data to third parties.
8. Press mailing list
You can register for press mailing list inclusion on our website. For this purpose, enter your e-mail address and your name in the provided fields. You will subsequently receive a confirmation e-mail from us (double opt-in). You will only be included in our press mailing list after receipt of confirmation. Data is processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of any data processing done prior to withdrawing your consent. We delete your data when you withdraw your consent. Data stored by us for other purposes will remain unaffected by this.