Data Protection Declaration

Responsible body

FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
FZI  Research Center for Information Technology
Haid-und-Neu-Straße 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany


Visit the website

When you access our website, the following information about you is automatically stored in the form of server log files:

● your web browser
● your operating system
● your IP address and port
● the accessed website or parts thereof
● the website from which you are visiting us
● the access time

This data is collected on the basis of Section 6 Par. 1 letter f GDPR and the purpose of the data collection is the operation, maintenance and protection of our systems. The data is generated by default every time a connection is established with a web server on the Internet. If an error occurs while using our website or we suspect an attack or an abusive use, these data serve to reproduce the scenario that occurred. Your IP address is also used to determine the number of visitors to our website on a monthly basis. All data collected in this way is stored for a period of 6 months and then deleted.


To subscribe to our newsletter ( we only need your email address – all other information is voluntary. We use the “Double-Opt-In-Procedure” for registering to our newsletter. This means that, after initial registration, you will receive an email from us with a confirmation link. Only after clicking on this link you are fully registered for our newsletter. This procedure serves to ensure that no third party misuses your email address. By submitting the registration form, you consent to the transmission of the registered data (Section 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) for the purpose of sending the activation link. By clicking on the activation link you consent to the processing of your data (Section 6 Par. 1 lit. a GDPR) to receive the FZI email newsletter.

If the confirmation link is not activated within 30 days, or you unsubscribe from our newsletter (, all data collected during registration will be deleted.

Cookies and analytics tool

The storage of cookies is not necessary for visiting our website. The FZI does not use any software on its website to analyse the usage behaviour of website visitors (e.g. Google Analytics).

Social media

To protect your personal rights, the FZI does not include any social media feeds on its website. Accordingly, when you use our website, no information about you is transferred to third parties (such as Twitter or Facebook). The buttons in the footer of our website are links to our social media sites and must be actively clicked by you to be redirected there.

Registration for events

If you register for one of our events, by accepting our general terms and conditions for events, a contract is concluded with us, for which we need your first name and surname. After submitting the registration form, you will receive an email containing your data for checking purposes – for this we need your email address. In order to be able to charge you the participation fee, we also need the name and address of your company, or your private address if the invoice should be sent to you privately. We also collect your telephone number in order to be able to contact you in case of queries or short-term changes in event planning. The data is thus collected on the basis of Section 6 Par. 1 lit. b GDPR. After the end of the event for which you have registered, all data collected in this way will be deleted.

Your rights

As a subject affected by data collection, you have comprehensive rights (Section 15-23 GDPR):

● The right to receive information about your data stored by us at any time
● The right to request or object to the restriction of the processing of your data
● The right to request the blocking or deletion of your data
● The right to have your data corrected
● The right to receive your data stored with us in a machine-readable format (“data transferability”)

If you would like to assert your rights, simply send us an email to the above contact address ( In addition, you have the right to report any suspected breach of the GDPR to the responsible supervisory authority at any time