Data Protection Declaration

Data Protection Declaration

Within the scope of the use of our website, no personal data (hereinafter only “data”) are processed. A processing represents here basically every way of handling these data. In the following, you will therefore receive information on the processing of your data within the scope of use by Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH on the basis of the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the applicable federal and state data protection laws.

A) Purposes and legal basis of our data processing

1. Registration

To register, you can use our website. Without entering the mandatory data mentioned during registration, the creation of a user profile is not possible. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DSGVO, as the processing is necessary for the performance of the contract existing between you and us.

2. Extension of the user profile

You then have the option to voluntarily provide additional data and store it in our system for use in the context of the useage of our services. The legal basis for the processing of this data is your agreement to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) DSGVO.

3. Usage history

Within the framework of the contract with you, we also process data in order to show you uses that have already taken place in the past and to make corresponding suggestions for further uses, including the services of partners. The legal basis for the processing of this data is also Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DSGVO, as the processing is necessary for the performance of the contract existing between you and us.

4. Newsletter

We also process data in order to send you e-mails based on any consent you may have given to receive newsletters. The legal basis for the processing of this data is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) DSGVO.

Consent to the sending of a newsletter

Insofar as you register for the newsletter stored on the website, you give us your agreement, which can be revoked at any time, to send you the newsletter on a regular basis. The agreement is granted until revoked.

5. Contact form

The website provides a contact form for contacting us. The data entered here, insofar as it is personal data, is stored on the server of the hosting provider and then forwarded via e-mail to the designated mailbox. The forwarding takes place exclusively within the server, so that a threat to the confidentiality of the data is effectively excluded. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DSGVO.
Deviating from this, the legal basis for the collection of the name is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO. The legitimate interest for this is a more personal address of the requester.
Consent to the processing of further data of the contact form.
In addition to the required mandatory data, you have the option to provide us with further contact information. This is voluntary information for the processing of which you give us your agreement. The agreement includes the processing to the same extent as listed for the mandatory information.

6. E-mail contact

At various points on the website, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. The personal data transmitted, in particular the e-mail address itself, is stored. This data is not passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the inquiry. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f DSGVO. The legitimate interest in processing the data lies in the implementation of the contact. The data will be deleted after the purpose ceases to apply or the communication is terminated. If an offer process takes place during the communication, the processed data will be deleted after expiry of the retention periods provided for this purpose.

7. IT security

Finally, we also process data in your and our interest to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of the data processing systems, i.e. in particular the security and availability of your data at Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH. It is not possible to use our website and app without processing data for this purpose. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the maintenance and secure provision of our services.

8 External content

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose content we have no influence. We cannot assume any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of linking. Should we become aware of any legal violations, we will remove the corresponding link immediately.

B) Data transfer beyond the borders of the EU

The data we collect is stored exclusively on servers in the European Union. Data will not be transferred to companies outside the European Union without your explicit agreement. This also applies to service providers commissioned by us to process data, with the exception of the service providers listed below.

C) Data recipient

We will only transmit your data via a secure connection.

In order to be able to offer you all functions, we also use chosen service providers who process data on our behalf and in our name. In doing so, we only pass on data to service providers carefully selected by us and commissioned in writing within the framework of legally permissible order processing. These receive only those data that are necessary for the fulfillment of the order.

These include the following categories of contractors: Identification service provider, software developer, hoster of servers, newsletter sender, customer support, web analytics service.

D) Duration of data storage

The duration of data storage results from the previous list of processing operations for all processing operations based on a balance of interests or consent. Insofar as the processing is based on a contract, the data will be deleted after the purpose of the contract has ceased to exist insofar as we are not legally obligated to further storage or retention. Insofar as the data is still required for the processing of outstanding transactions, the deletion will take place at the earliest time after the processing of these transactions.

E) Data processing for web analysis, trackers and other plugins

1. E-tracker

We use the analysis service etracker. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg, Germany. When you visit our website, additional usage data is therefore collected and stored, namely the course of the page visit and the time spent on the pages. An analysis across other websites does not take place. We use the collected data exclusively to provide our services and in your and our interest to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure. The collected data is not used to identify you or to create a profile assigned to you personally. Nor will it be merged with personal data or other data provided by you without your prior express agreement.

etracker uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the browser on your terminal device and enable recognition during a subsequent visit. At the beginning of your visit of this website, you will be asked whether you agree to the usage of cookies. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser.

If you do not agree to the use of cookies or have disabled them in your browser, however, the functionality of the website may be limited. You can object to the collection and storage of data by etracker at any time with effect for the future by obtaining an opt-out cookie from etracker using the following link. This will ensure that no information is collected and stored by etracker in the future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb. Etracker will then set an opt-out cookie with the name “cntcookie”. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your objection. For more information, please see etracker’s privacy policy: http://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the secure and for you as comfortable as possible provision of our services.

2. Google Analytics

We use the analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphtheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043. When you visit our website, additional usage data is therefore collected and stored, namely your region, the operating system used, information about your terminal device, information about pages referring to this page, as well as social networks Data also collected by Google Analytics are your length of stay on the individual pages, click paths, as well as bounce pages. We use the data collected exclusively to provide our services and in your and our interest to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure. The data collected is not used to identify you or to create a profile assigned to you personally. Nor will it be merged with personal data or other data provided by you without your prior express consent.

Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google 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 and shortened there.

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. This will place an opt-out cookie on your terminal device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

For further information on Google Analytics and the data protection settings, please refer to the data protection information (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de) and the terms of use (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html) of Google Inc.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the secure and for you as comfortable as possible provision of our services.

3. Hotjar

We use the analysis and feedback service Hotjar. The provider is Hotjar Ltd, St. Julians Business Centre 3, Elia Zammit Street 3, St. Julians STJ 3155, Malta. When you visit our website, additional usage data is therefore collected and stored. The software enables us to analyze the usage behavior of our visitors by measuring and evaluating clicks, mouse movements and the like on our website. In the process, the information collected by a tracking code and cookies is transmitted to the Hotjar server. This information is primarily device-related data such as the IP address of your device and your e-mail address with your first and last name, if you have provided us with this information. Also, your device’s screen size, device type, and browser information such as type and version. Your geographic location and preferred language are collected. Typical log file data such as the domain, pages visited, and access date and time are also recorded via Hotjar.

The software uses this data for analysis and may make use of additional third-party services such as Google Analytics and others. These service providers may also process and store corresponding user data.Hotjar uses cookies. You can object to the collection and storage of data by Hotjar at any time with effect for the future by obtaining an opt-out cookie from Hotjar using the following link. This will ensure that no information is collected and stored by Hotjar in the future: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out.
For more information about Hotjar, please refer to the privacy policy (https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy) and the terms of use (https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/terms-of-service) of Hotjar Ltd.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the secure and for you as comfortable as possible provision of our services.

4. Facebook connect

To make it easier for you to register with us, we use Facebook Connect. The provider is Facebook Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025.

This allows you to log in to our website with your Facebook account and avoid the normal registration process. To register, you will be redirected to the Facebook page, where you can log in with your user data. By linking your Facebook account to www.vufo.de, we automatically receive the following information from Facebook Inc: Name, email address, birthday, gender, language, country, profile picture, Facebook ID, cover picture, friend lists and like-my details.

Of this data, we only use and store the name, email address, date of birth, language and Facebook ID, as they are absolutely necessary to identify you for the conclusion of the contract. We use the data collected by us through Facebook Connect exclusively for the execution of the contract existing between you and VUFO. They are stored until you do not revoke the link between your Facebook account and VUFO.

For more information on Facebook Connect and privacy settings, please refer to the privacy notices (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/) and terms of use (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update?ref=old_policy) of Facebook Inc.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) DSGVO.

5. Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option of deactivating the “Google Maps” service and thus preventing the transfer of data to Google. For more information on Google Maps and the data protection settings, please refer to the data protection information (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de) and the terms of use (https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html) of Google Inc.

6. Google DoubleClick

We use the plug-in Google DoubleClick. Provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphtheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043. DoubleClick uses cookies to present you with advertisements that are relevant to you.

In the process, a pseudonymous identification number (ID) is assigned to your browser in order to check which ads were displayed in your browser and which ads were called up. The use of DoubleClick cookies only enables Google and its partner websites to serve ads based on previous visits to our website or other websites on the Internet. The information generated by the cookies is transferred by Google to a server in the USA for evaluation and stored there. A transfer of data by Google to third parties only takes place due to legal regulations or within the framework of order data processing. Under no circumstances will Google combine your data with other data collected by Google.

By using our website, you consent to the collection of data about you by Google and the aforementioned method of data processing, as well as the aforementioned purpose.

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://adssettings.google.com/u/0/authenticated?hl=de-DE. Alternatively, you can disable the Doubleclick cookies on the Digital Advertising Alliance site at the following link: http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2#!/.

For more information about Google DoubleClick and privacy settings, please refer to the privacy notices (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de) and terms of use (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html) of Google Inc.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the secure and for you as comfortable as possible provision of our services.

7. Youtube

We use the provider YouTube for the integration of videos. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with headquarters at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. with headquarters at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

On some of our Internet pages, we use plug-ins from the provider YouTube. When you call up the web pages of our website that are provided with such a plug-in – for example, our homepage – a connection is established to the YouTube servers and the plug-in is displayed. This transmits to the YouTube server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of YouTube, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plug-in, such as clicking on the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your YouTube user account, as well as other user accounts of the companies YouTube LLC and Google Inc. and deleting the corresponding cookies of the companies before using our website.

For more information on YouTube and the data protection settings, please refer to the data protection information (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de) and the terms of use (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html) of Google Inc.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO; our legitimate interest is the secure and for you as comfortable as possible provision of our services.

8. Twitter button

Our Internet presence uses so-called social plugins of the social network twitter.com (“Twitter”). Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Detailed information on the functions of the individual plugins and their appearance can be found on the following website: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/twitter-for-websites.

Those web pages on our website that contain Twitter social plugins establish a direct connection with Twitter’s servers via your browser when you open them. This transmits to Twitter the information that you have accessed the page of our website containing the social plugin. If you are logged in to Twitter at this time, your visit to our pages and all of your interactions in connection with the social plugins (e.g. clicking the “Twitter” button) can be assigned to your Twitter profile and stored by Twitter. Even if you do not have a Twitter profile, it cannot be ruled out that Twitter will store your IP address. Regarding the purpose and scope of the data collection as well as the processing and use of the data by Twitter, we refer to the Twitter privacy policy. There you will also find an overview of the settings options in your personal Twitter profile to protect your privacy and your related rights.

To prevent Twitter from collecting the above-mentioned data through your visit to our website, log out of Twitter before visiting our site. To prevent Twitter from generally accessing your data on our and other websites, you can exclude Twitter social plugins by using an add-on for your browser (e.g. “Twitter Blocker”, https://disconnect.me).

9. Piwik/Matomo

This website uses the open source software Matomo (formerly Piwik) for statistical analysis of visitor accesses.

Cookies are used to evaluate user accesses. With these text files, which are stored on the computer of the respective user, it is possible to analyze the use of the website. The information and data generated by cookies are stored on a server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized before storage. You can disable the use of cookies in your browser settings. However, this may mean that our website can no longer be used to its full extent.

The data is not passed on to third parties. Piwik uses user data in an anonymized form so that we can optimize our website and our offer. IP addresses are stored by Piwik without the last digits. In this respect, we can determine from which network a request comes. An assignment of the IP address to a computer is thus not possible.

10. Xing Button

The “XING Share Button” is used on this website. When you access this website, a connection is briefly established via your browser to servers of XING SE (“XING”), with which the “XING Share Button” functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value) are provided. XING does not store any personal data about you when you call up this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. There is also no evaluation of your usage behavior via the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button”. The current data protection information on the “XING Share button” and supplementary information can be accessed on this website: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

11. Google reCAPTCHA

In order to ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. in certain cases. This primarily serves to distinguish whether the input is made by a natural person or improperly by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. The deviating data protection regulations of Google Inc. apply here. Further information on the data protection guidelines of Google Inc. can be found at http://www.google.de/intl/de/privacy or https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

F) Data security

All data stored by us or any order processors are protected against unauthorized access, loss and modification using current security standards. For this purpose, extensive technical and organizational security precautions are applied with a standard that at least meets the legal requirements.

G) Your rights and complaint options

You have the following rights to us regarding to the data concerning you:

Right to information,
Right to rectification or deletion,
Right to restriction of processing,
Right to withdraw your consent,
Right to object to processing,
Right to data portability.

You can exercise all of these rights by contacting our data protection officer at datenschutz@vufo.de.

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

H) Responsible party

Responsible for data processing in the sense of data protection law is the:

Company: Verkehrsunfallforschung an der TU Dresden GmbH.

Address: Semperstraße 2a, 01069 Dresden

E-mail: henrik.liers@vufo.de

I) Data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer at

Uli Uhlenhof

Semperstr. 2a

01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0351) 438989 31

Fax: +49 (0351) 438989 99

Email: datenschutz@vufo.de