Privacy Statement

(German / English)

We take the protection of your personal data seriously. The processing takes place on the basis of the applicable data protection laws and specifications; in particular the german BDSG and the EU GDPR. With the following information we would like to give you an overview of the processing of your personal data by our company and your rights under data protection law. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and required for the execution of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.
In detail:

1. Name and contact details of the responsible person

This data protection information applies to data processing by the person responsible:

QWICS Enterprise Systems
Prof. Dr. Philipp Brune
Taunustor 1
60310 Frankfurt am Main
Email: info@qwics.org
Phone: +49 (0)69 – 505060-4-630
Fax: +49 (0)69 – 505060-4-150
qwics.org

You can ask questions about data protection at the above address or at dataprotection@qwics.org.

2. The collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of their use
a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website (qwics.org), the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • HTTP request type (POST, GET, and so on), protocol version, and retrieved document/URL.
  • HTTP return code, error messages if applicable
  • your computer's operating system and the name of your access provider.
The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:
  • Ensure a smooth connection of the website,
  • To ensure a comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our justified interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. We also use cookies when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under point 4 of this data protection declaration.

b) If your data is transferred by other means with your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR)

If you have given us permission to process personal data for certain purposes (registration for access and use of the QWICS online IDE), the legality of this processing on the basis of your consent is given. A given consent can be revoked at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us prior to the application of the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation, i.e. before 25 May 2018. Please note that the revocation will only take effect in the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this. You can request information about the consents given by you and the processed personal data at any time via the contact data provided above.

c) For email contacts

If you contact us via one of the email addresses provided by us, the personal data you provide will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing your respective enquiry, for correspondence with you and for any initiation and justification of contracts with you pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR. The personal data collected will be automatically deleted after you have dealt with your enquiry; this is the case if the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data to the contrary.

3. Data transfer

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and required for the execution of contractual relationships with you pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.
4. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. These are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site.

Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie, which results in each case in connection with the specifically used terminal device. This does not mean, however, that we will gain immediate knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These will be deleted automatically after leaving our site. In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again. On the other hand, we use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you (see point 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, if you disable cookies completely, you may not be able to use all the features of our website.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you will be asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer. You may opt-out of the use of cookies to measure reach and for advertising purposes via the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

5. Storage, deletion and blocking of data

We process and store personal data in accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, i.e. only for the period of time necessary to achieve the storage purpose (e.g. answering enquiries, executing contracts) or insofar as this is provided for by legal provisions to which our company is subject. If the storage purpose ceases to apply or the legally relevant storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions. The criterion of the storage period is the respective legal retention period.

6. Rights of data subjects

Every data subject shall have the right

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another responsible person;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. The consequence of this is that we may not continue the data processing based on this consent for the future, and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR. For this purpose, you can contact the supervisory authority - the state commissioner for data protection - of your usual place of residence or workplace or of our company headquarters.
A compilation of the contact data of the data protection commissioners in the federal states and the supervisory authorities for the non-public sector as well as in other states can be found on the pages of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) under addresses and links.

7. Right of objection

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without stating a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an email to dataprotection@qwics.org. You can also contact us in any other way.