The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz — DFKI) and its staff are committed to goal- and risk-oriented information privacy and the fundamental right to the protection of personal data. In this data protection policy we inform you about the processing of your personal data when visiting and using our web site.
- +49 (0)30/23895-1833
Data protection officer
- +49 (0)631 / 205 75-0
Purpose of data processing
Provision of the information offering in the course of the public communication of the DFKI Establishment of contact and correspondence with visitors and users.
Anonymous and protected usage
Visit and usage of our web site are anonymous. At our web site personal data are only collected to the technically necessary extent. The processed data will not be transmitted to any third parties or otherwise disclosed, except on the basis of concrete lawful obligations. Within our information offering we do not embed information or service offerings of third party providers.
While using our web site the data transmission in the internet is being protected by a generally accepted secure encryption procedure and hence cannot easily be eavesdropped or tampered.
On every access to our web site some usage, transmission and connection data will be collected, temporarily stored in a log file and regularly deleted after 90 days.
On every access/retrieval the following data are stored:
- 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 processing of the access data is lawful because it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by DFKI. The legitimate interests pursued by DFKI are the adaptation and optimisation of the information offering and the investigation, detection and prosecution of illegal activities in connection with the usage of our web site.
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 (tracking) will not be applied. The creation of user profiles and automated decision-making based on it is precluded.
The stored data records are not attributable to specific persons. They are generally not being combined with other data sources. However, the stored data can be analysed and combined with other data sources, if we become aware of concrete indications of any illegal usage.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Personal information sent through the contact form, in particular e-mail addresses, will be saved for only the purpose of responding to the message.
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 validity 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 and allow cookies on an individual basis resp. 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 offering is available to its full extent.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link Disable Google Analytics in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.
You have the option to contact us by e-mail. We will 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. In this case you will receive a corresponding information on the processing of your contact data.
Access and Intervention
Besides the information in this data protection policy you have the right of access to your personal data. To ensure fair data processing, you have the following rights:
- The right to rectification and completion of your personal data
- The right to erasure of your personal data
- The right to restriction of the processing of your personal data
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds related to your particular situation
- To exercise these rights, please contact our data protection officer.
Right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes statutory data protection regulations.