Collaborative Research Center/Transregio 63

"Integrated Chemical Processes in Liquid Multiphase Systems"

Data Privacy Statement

Technische Universität Berlin
Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 63
Sekr. FH 6-2
Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
10587 Berlin

Phone: +49-30-314-23704
Fax: +49-30-314-21134

Thank you for your interest in the websites of the Sonderforschungsbereiches/Transregio63 “Integrated Chemical Processes in Liquid Multiphase Systems” (InPROMPT). The protection of the personal data of visitors of InPROMPT websites is very important for us. Therefore we want to inform you about data security at InPROMPT and Technische Universität Berlin.

Subject of Data Privacy

Data privacy covers personal data. According to art. 4 par. 1 of DSGVO this are data referring to an identified or identifiable individual, hence all data which could be used to identify you. This applies for data such as name, private address, e-mail address, telephone number but also to usage data such as your IP address.

Of course InPROMPT observes the legal requirements of data privacy and other applicable regulations.

We are committed to ensure that you can trust us concerning your personal data. Our websites are protected against damage and unauthorised access by technical measures.

General Data Privacy

(1) If you visit a InPROMPT website or download data of these sites, the following information will be stored in a log file: your IP address, date and time of the site access, visited website resp. name of the downloaded file, amount of transferred data, “user agent-string” of your web browser, the website from which you were referred to the current website or file and a status notification of successful or unsuccessful access. The non-anonymised data will be deleted after two weeks and will not be archived.

(2) This data will only be used for non-commercial purposes: it will only be reviewed manually if necessary for fault analysis, optimisation or investigation of abuse or performance issues.

(3) For data collection and storage we employ cookies. Cookies are small data packets consisting of text and are stored by your web browser upon website visit. They cause no harm on your device – neither do cookies contain viruses nor do they give us the option to spy on you. We employ two types of cookies: session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are deleted when you close your web browser. Permanent cookies have a maximum life time – in our case up to one day. 

Cookies are employed to ensure an optimal usage of the websites for visitors and editors. The employed cookies are not used for the tracing of personal user activities or analysis of behaviour.

They are only employed where there is a technical requirement or they make more sense than other techniques such as the recognition of the login status of visitors and editors or the storage of information such as “display mobile version of the website”. The usage of the websites is possible without cookies most of the time. For features resp. sites which require a login the employment of cookies is necessary. You can configure your web browser to delete stored cookies.

(4) Within InPROMPT websites external websites or services are embedded in some cases. A map (data from OpenStreetMap) is showing the location of the InPROMPT-Office. To display the map, some data including your IP address is forwarded to OpenStreetMap. A session cookie is stored on your device. For information about data privacy at OpenStreetMap, please visit OpenStreetMap Foundation's privacy policy website.

With techniques like “iframes” external website contents are embedded at certain points. The providers of the websites may register, store and as the case may be process and relay your data.

At the very most, these data are so-called traffic data, that is information collected by external service providers as can be collected from visiting any regular website, e.g. the IP address, the approximate location, the browser used, the website you are coming from and so on. In no way are personal information or data collected unless you have voluntarily submitted these via a web form.

Extent of Data Collection and Storage

Please refer to the section on our General Data Policy (see above, regarding login data and cookies) and the chapter on Usage Data (below, further information about cookies andusing Mamoto).

For the usage of our websites active registration of your personal data is not necessary in general. For InPROMPT to fulfil requested services, we require personal data in some cases. This applies especially for the individual replying to e-mails, provision of special services or applications.

If you entrust us with the supply of a service, we will only register and store your personal data as required for the supply of the service.

In some exceptions, e.g. for event registrations, you will be asked whether your data can be stored beyond the event date in order to inform you of similar events. No disadvantages result if you decline this request.

You can revoke your consent at any time and without giving reasons and demand the deletion of your data.

If you sign up for a newsletter with your e-mail address, we will use your e-mail address in order to inform you within the newsletter until you unsubscribe the newsletter.

Collection and Storage of Usage Data

We use Matomo (formerly known as Piwik, ref. to anonymously collect web statistics, based on the qualified interest of InPROMPT at it, used for optimization and marketing purposes according to Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are using our own Matomo installation hosted on servers at the TU Berlin following the recommendations of the "Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz" (ULD) Schleswig Holstein. Your data will be anonymized directly after visiting a website. Due to a unique cookie accesses can be assigned to a person without being able to identify that person. Aside of accessed websites and files we additionally save for example your OS, browser, browser plugins (e.g. "Is the flashplayer available?"), screen resolution, your approximate location (e.g. "Berlin", but not your concrete address) and the duration of your visit.

If you do not consent to collection and analysis of such data, done by Matomo, click the below opt-out option. This causes an opt out cookie be placed in your browser thus disabling further data collection. In case of deletion of your cookies you must opt out again.

Opt-out option for Matomo

Data Usage for a Specific Purpose

We collect, process and store your personal data exclusively TUB internal for the purpose you notified us about and thereby we follow the principle of purpose related data usage. Without your explicit consent your personal data will not be given to third parties as long as it is not necessary for the supply of a service or execution of an agreement.  The forwarding of data to requesting governmental institutions and authorities is only conducted based on legal regulations resp. if we legally obligated by a judicial decision.

We take university internal data privacy very seriously. Our employees are bound to discretion and the compliance with data privacy laws by contract. For information about data privacy at TUB, please visit the privacy policy website of the TUB.

Right of Access to Personal Data

You can retrieve information about your stored personal data without giving reasons at any time free of charge. Please contact the address provided in the legal details of the website. We will be pleased to assist you if you have any further questions about our data privacy information.

Right of Complaint

Should you have reason to believe that we are not adhering to this data privacy statement, you can contact the managing director of InPROMPT or the data protection officer at Technische Universität Berlin at any time:

Dr. Alexandra Vetter
Managing Director
Sonderforschungsbereich/Transregio 63 „InPROMPT“
Technische Universität Berlin
Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, 10587 Berlin
FH 6-2, Room 622
Phone: +49 (0)30-314-23973

Annette Hiller
Data Protection Officer of Technische Universität Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin,
Room H 1038
Phone:  +49 30 314 21784
Fax:  +49 30 314 28033

You also have the right to contact the local controlling authority:

Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Friedrichstr. 219 / Besuchereingang über Puttkamerstr. 16 -18
10969 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 30 2155050

Final note

Please note that data privacy regulations and handling of data privacy can change from time to time making it necessary to inform oneself about changes of data privacy laws and company policies.

This data privacy statement only applies for content of InPROMPT websites and TUB webservers which provide this data privacy statement and does not cover linked websites of external webservers.


Last updated:01-02-2019