We process personal data collected during visits to our website, taking into consideration the applicable data protection regulations. We do not publish your data or pass them on to third parties for unjustified reasons. Below is an explanation as to the data we collect during your visit to our website and exactly how these are used:
A. General information
1. Scope of data processing
Generally, we only collect and use personal data if this is required in order to provide a functional website, as well our content and services. Our users’ personal data are only collected and used after obtaining the consent of users. An exception is made in cases in which the processing of the data is legally permitted.
2. Legal basis for the data processing
If we obtain the data subject’s consent for personal data processing operations, Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
In the case of processing personal data required for the fulfilment of a contract, the contractual party of which is the affected person, Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required for pre-contractual measures.
If the processing is required in order to safeguard a legitimate interest of INM or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh this legitimate interest, Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
3. Data deletion and storage duration
The data subject’s personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for which they were stored lapses. In addition, the data may be stored if this is stipulated by the European or national legislator in European Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which INM is subject. The data are also blocked or deleted if a storage term prescribed by the named standards expires, unless further storage of the data is required in order to conclude or fulfil a contract.
4. Responsible’s contact details
Campus D 2 2
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
+49 (681) 9300-0
5. Data protection officer’s contact details
INM – Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH
Campus D 2 2
66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
+49 (681) 9300-245
B. Provision of the website and creation of logfiles
Our servers and applications automatically collect data and information from computer systems during every visit to our website.
- Your IP address
- Date and time of access
- Address of referring site
- Name and version of your browser/operating system (if transmitted)
The data are stored in the log files on our system. These data are not stored together with the user’s other personal data.
Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR provides the legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and logfiles. Logfiles are stored in order to guarantee the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimise the websites, carry out troubleshooting and ensure the security of our IT systems. We also have a legitimate interest in data processing for these purposes in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the event that the data are collected to provide the website, this is the case when the respective session has finished. In the case of the storage of the data in logfiles, this is the case after seven days at the latest. An extension of the storage period is possible. In this case, the users’ IP addresses are deleted or scrambled so that it is no longer possible to assign the visiting client.
Collecting and storing the data in logfiles is necessary to the operation of the website. Consequently, the user is unable to opt out.
Our website uses only functional cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the internet browser and/or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. A cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system if they visit a website. This cookie contains a characteristic string that makes it possible to clearly identify the browser when it revisits the website.
Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR provides the legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies. The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website can not be offered without using this cookie. We require one cookie for the following application:
(depending on your browser’s cookie-settings up to 1 year)
|This functional cookie is used to remember the language selected by the user when he comes back to visit again the website. This cookie is also used to get the language information when not available in another way.
Polylang is not considered to act as a second or third party.
The user data collected using technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles. We also have a legitimate interest in processing personal data for these purposes in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.
D. Data transmission
Your personal data are only transmitted to state institutions and authorities when required by law or for law enforcement purposes due to attacks on our network infrastructure. The data are not passed on to third parties for any other purposes.
E. Rights of affected persons
- Access (Article 15, GDPR)
- Rectification (Article 16, GDPR)
- Erasure (Article 17(1), GDPR)
- Restriction of processing (Article 18, GDPR)
- Data portability (Article 20, GDPR)
- Objection to processing (Article 21, GDPR)
- Revocation of consent (Article 7(3), GDPR)
- Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77, GDPR). For INM, please refer to
Saarland Independent Data Protection Centre
66111 Saarbrücken, Germany