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1. Scope of application

The protection of personal data is very important to us. With the following information on data protection, we would like to give you an understanding of which personal data we process for which purposes while you are using our website.

The following information applies to all contents of the website (hereinafter "offer").

The legal basis for data protection can be found in the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act.

2. Definitions

Personal data

"personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier (e.g. a cookie) or to one or more specific characteristics which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


“processing” means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated means relating to personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

3. Types of personal data

Access data

Access data is data about each access to the server on which our website is located. The access data includes the name of the website accessed, the file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific information related to the device on the access device.

Input data

If you register with us or contact us by other means (e.g. telephone, e-mail), we process the personal data that you enter in the respective form or communicate to us by other means (e.g. surname, first name, e-mail address, address).

4. Purposes of the processing

Access data

Our hosting provider collects the access data on our behalf for security reasons for fraud and abuse control as well as for statistical recording of website use. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f DSGVO. For the processing of the IP address by third-party providers, see Section 6.


Cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they can be used to record the statistical data of the website use and to be able to analyze them for the purpose of improving our offers.

The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 f DSGVO. Our justified interest in data collection follows from the fact that we require the use of cookies for the purpose of user-friendliness of our website and optimization of our offers.

Position data

If you use our institute finder, your position data (geographical coordination data) may be collected. Further information can be found under point 6.

Input data

If you register as a customer, we use your personal data for the administration of your account (legal basis Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 b DSGVO). If you use our contact form or provide us with your personal data in any other way, we will use it to process your request (legal basis Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 a, f DSGVO). If you communicate with us by e-mail, your e-mails and the personal data provided therein will be transported on our behalf on the servers of our e-mail provider Space.Net AG in order to be stored on our servers (legal basis Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 a, f DSGVO).

Our legitimate interest in collecting data within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO follows from the fact that we cannot process your request (registration, establishment of contact) without your data.

5. data processing by third parties


Our website is operated on the servers of the hosting provider Webhosting Franken. The hosting provider processes the personal data mentioned under point 3 on our behalf for the operation of our website as well as for abuse control. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f DSGVO.

Plug-ins, usage analysis

We include various third-party services and content on our website. The integration may result in the processing of your personal data. It is also possible that data transfer to countries outside the EU may occur as a result of the integration of third-party content. You will find more detailed information on this under item 6.

The legal basis for the integration of services and content is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in data processing results from the fact that we use the services of third parties for the purpose of user-friendliness of our website and optimization of our offers.

6. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat. anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee an anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

You can find more information on the terms of use and data protection at

Google also processes your personal data in the United States and has adopted the EU-US Privacy Shield,

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f DSGVO. Our justified interest in data collection follows from the fact that we require the use of Google Analytics for the purpose of optimizing our offers.

7. Voluntary provision of data

The provision of personal data when visiting our website is neither required by law or contract nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also under no obligation to provide any personal information when you visit our website, but access data is collected automatically when you visit our website. If you wish to register as a customer, the registration data is required.

8. duration of processing

Access data

The access data is stored by our hosting provider for security reasons (e.g. to clarify abuse or fraud) for a maximum period of 6 months and then deleted. Data, the further storage of which is necessary for evidence purposes, are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

If IP addresses are processed by third parties, we have no influence on the duration of the processing. Under item 6 you will find the links to the data protection declarations of the third-party providers. There you can inform yourself about the duration of the processing.


Cookie name

Default expiration time



2 years

Used to distinguish users.


24 hours

Used to distinguish users.


1 minute

Certain data is only sent to Google Analytics a maximum of once per minute. As long as it is set, certain data transfers are prevented.


1 hour

Failed login attempts are counted to avoid unlimited login attempts.



Logged in users are recognized.


30 days

Saves the user's decision.


Here you can adjust your cookie settings: Cookie settings


Input data

Personal data that you provide via our forms or otherwise provide to us will be processed for the duration of the processing of your request provided that this data is not subject to the tax and commercial retention periods or a consent justifies continued storage.

9. Objection

You have the right at any time to object to personal data processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO if there are reasons for the objection which result from your particular situation. However, your personal data will be further processed if there are compelling reasons worthy of protection to further process the data which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of your person, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time without giving any reason (Art. 21 DSGVO).

10. Other rights of data subjects

You have the right to revoke this if you have given your consent. We would like to point out that a revocation does not change the lawfulness of the processing given until the revocation (no retroactive effect of the revocation).

You have the right, within the framework of the DSGVO, to request information free of charge on the personal data we hold about you (Art. 15 DSGVO).

Furthermore, in accordance with the DSGVO, you are entitled to correction (Art. 16 DSGVO), deletion (Art. 17 DSGVO), restriction (Art. 18 DSGVO) and transfer (Art. 20 DSGVO) of your personal data.

You also have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us in justified cases (Art. 77 DSGVO).

You can assert your rights under the DSGVO by e-mail or in writing. You will find the contact details of the provider below.

11. Contact details

Provider as responsible body:

Robert-Bosch-Str. 7
DE-82054 Sauerlach


Tel.: (+49) 08104 / 8873-0
Fax +49 08104 / 8873-999

Data Protection Officer:
Mrs. Kerstin Süß

Data Protection Regulatory Authority:

Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision
P.O. Box 606
91511 Ansbach,

Phone: +49 (0) 981 53 1300
Fax: +49 (0) 981 53 98 1300

Status: April 2019