When you use this website, we process your personal data as data controllers and save them for the duration required to fulfill the defined purposes and legal obligations. The sections below provide further details about the data this involves, how they will be processed and which rights you have in this regard.

Personal data, as defined by Article 4 (1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) include all information related to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Scope of Application

This data protection information applies to data processing on this and all of our project websites, as well as to all associated project service offers in the form of web utilities or mobile apps (hereinafter “Website” to facilitate readability), in each case whenever reference is made to this data protection information.

1. Name and contact data of the data controller and of the corporate Data Protection Officer

Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR:

Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastrasse 27 c,
80686 München, Germany

on behalf of its
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Breslauer Strasse 48
76139 Karlsruhe

Email: dtnschtzsfrnhfrd
Telephone: +49 721 6809-0
Fax: +49 721 689152

(hereinafter referred to as Fraunhofer ISI )

The Data Protection Officer at Fraunhofer may be reached at the above-mentioned address, attention of Data Protection Officer or at dtnschtzzvfrnhfrd.

In case you have any questions about data protection law or your rights as the data subject, you may directly contact our Data Protection Officer.

Diese Datenschutzinformationen gelten für die Projekt-Website unter https://eco-steamboilers.eu sowie aller im Zusammenhang mit dem Projekt angebotenen Dienste als Webdienst oder als mobile App sofern jeweils auf diese Datenschutzinformation verwiesen wird.

2. Processing personal data and purposes of processing

When visiting the website

You may access our website without having to disclose any details of your identity. The browser installed on your terminal device automatically transmits information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access) to enable connection with the website, including the IP address of your requesting terminal device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and deleted after no more than 30 days.

Your IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes regarding connection set-up and stability, to guarantee the security and functioning of our website and to be able to track any illegal attacks on the website, if required.

The legal basis for processing the IP address is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest ensues from said security interest and the necessity of the unobstructed availability of our website.

We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from processing the IP address and other information in the log file.

Moreover, we use cookies when you visit our website. Further details can be found further below in this data protection information.

When registering for events or surveys

We regularly offer a variety of events through our website, for which you may register online. In addition, we conduct surveys and polls for which you can register as a participant. Depending on the purpose and orientation, personal data such as name, address, e-mail address, institution or payment data are collected and processed. Any additional mandatory data is marked as such (e.g. by *). In addition, further information can often be provided voluntarily.

In the data protection information for the respective event we will inform you of the categories of personal data to be processed, the legal basis for the processing, the storage period and any forwarding to service providers that process your data on our behalf.

The processing of the mandatory data takes place in order to be able to identify the interested parties as participants in the event, as well as to process the contract for participation and to provide the participants with information about the event before, during and after the event. The provision of the voluntary data enables us to plan and carry out the event according to the interests and ages of the participants.

The data processing is carried out at the request of the interested participants and is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b GDPR for the stated purposes for the fulfillment of the participant contract and the pre-contractual measures.

In the context of event registration via our web forms, we cooperate with the service provider Mailingwork GmbH, Birkenweg 7, 09569 Oederan ("Mailingwork"). The purpose of the cooperation is the professional management of online registrations. For this purpose, the data entered is stored on Mailingwork's servers in Germany. For this purpose, we have concluded an order processing contract with Mailingwork. Through this contract, Mailingwork assures that they process the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and to uphold the rights of all data subjects.

Mailingwork has assured us that personal data are extensively protected from unauthorized access. Mailingwork is barred from using the data provided by our newsletter subscribers to contact the subscribers itself and is not authorized to transfer the subscriber data to third parties. As a reputable email sending service, Mailingwork is also certified by the Certified Senders Alliance.

When using a contact form

We offer the option to contact us via a contact form provided on the website. This involves the following mandatory information:

    • Salutation
    • First and last name
    • Email address

    We require your data to determine who sent the inquiry and to be able to answer and process it. This data processing in response to your inquiry is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

    We will delete the personal data collected by us using the contact form after your inquiry has been processed, unless statutory retention periods prohibit the erasure of your data.

3. Transfer of data

If we forward personal data collected through websites to processors, we will notify you in this data protection information regarding the respective data processing operation, citing the specific recipient.

Aside from that, we will only forward your personal data if

  • you have given consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR,
  • this is required pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR for the performance of a contract with you (for example forwarding to shipping companies for the purpose of delivering goods ordered by you, or forwarding payment information to payment service providers or credit institutions in order to process a payment transaction);
  • there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.

The recipients may use the transferred data for the above-mentioned purposes only.

Especially if you have registered for an event, it may be necessary within the scope of performance of the contract that your personal data needs to be transferred to an external organiser. In connection with an event registration, you will be informed about who the organiser is and whether it is an external organiser. This organiser will process personal data within the scope of the event and especially for the management of participants.

4. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small files that your browser automatically generates and stores on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device nor do they contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies store information associated with the specific device used. That does not mean that we can directly identify you.

We use cookies for the purpose of making the use of our offers more convenient and pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to allow session controls or to save data entries in forms or shopping carts during the session. At the latest, session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

We also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness; these cookies are stored on your device for 30 days. When you visit our site again to use our services, these cookies will automatically detect that you have visited in the past and will reapply your previous entries and settings so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website for the purpose of optimizing our offers for you (see below). When you visit our site again, these cookies make it possible for us to automatically recognize that you have already visited our site before. These cookies are deleted after 30 days.

The data processed by the cookies are necessary for the above-mentioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to not save any cookies on your computer or to display a notice before new cookies are saved. Completely disabling cookies may mean that you cannot fully use all functions of our website.

5. Web analysis/Tracking

a) LeadLab (Wiredminds GmbH)

Our website uses the Leadlab service by Wiredminds GmbH and its tracking pixel technology to analyze user behavior and optimize our site accordingly. The service particularly allows us to identify which companies have visited our site. In so doing we do not obtain any information that may identify you directly.

The use of Leadlab involves cookies and tracking pixels which allow statistical analysis of the use of this website based on your visits. Information, including personal information, about your visiting behavior is stored in the cookie and sent to Wiredminds or is directly obtained by Wiredminds. Wiredminds uses a pseudonym to process the information in a usage profile for the purpose of analysis. The data are anonymized to the extent possible.

Without your specific permission, we neither use the data collected to identify you personally nor will we match the data with personal data pertaining to the pseudonym associated with you.

If IP addresses are collected, they are immediately anonymized after collection by deleting the last number block.

For more information about data protection at Wiredminds, please visit the company’s website.

We process statistical data based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for optimizing our online offering and our web presence. Wiredminds processes the data on our behalf based on a data processing agreement between us and Wiredminds. This agreement ensures that the data processing on our behalf is consistent with the General Data Protection Regulation and guarantees the protection of the data subjects’ rights.

If you do not want your usage behavior to be recorded and analyzed, you may object by means of an opt-out cookie. It will be set to prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for our website. It is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies for this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

b) Matomo

Our website uses the Matomo open source software by InnoCraft Ltd in New Zealand to analyze the activities of our website users and to optimize our website and its content based on this analysis. In so doing we do not obtain any information that identifies you directly.

The Matomo version we use takes precautions based on DoNotTrack technology (see on this www.donottrack.us) to ensure your website search is not captured if you have set your internet browser to stop tracking.

The use of Matomo involves cookies and tracking pixels which allow statistical analysis of the use of this website based on your visits. The cookie saves information, including personal information, on your visiting behavior on our website, which Matomo then processes under a pseudonym in a user profile for analytical purposes. . Since we host Matomo on our own servers, the analysis does not require data processing by third parties.

Without your specific permission, we neither use the data collected to identify you personally nor will we match the data with personal data pertaining to the pseudonym associated with you.

If IP addresses are collected, they are immediately anonymized after collection by deleting the last number block.

We process statistical data based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR to optimize our online offering and our web presence.