Data Protection Information – SESAME Net project

The Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI is one partner in the project SESAME Net. As the party responsible for the data processing (controller), we process the personal data collected via our website and store them for the period, which is required to achieve the specified purpose and to comply with the statutory requirements. The following text informs you of the data we collect and the way we process the collected data. We also inform you on your data privacy rights as they pertain to the use of our website.

Pursuant to Article 4 No. 1 GDPR, personal data are all data referring to a specific or identifiable natural person.

1. Scope of this Agreement

This data protection information shall apply to the project website located at “https://sesamenet.eu/” and all services we offer in context with this project as web services or mobile app providing we refer to this data protection information.

2. Name and contact information of the person who signs responsible for processing and the appointed data security officer

Controller as defined in Article 4 No. 7 GDPR:

Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastraße 27 c,
80686 München (Munich, Bavaria, Germany)

Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (in the following referred to as “Fraunhofer SCAI”)
Schloss Birlinghoven
Konrad-Adenauer-Straße
53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany

Email: info@scai.fraunhofer.de
Telephone: +49 2241 14-2500
Fax: +49 2241 14-2460

You can reach the data protection representative of the Fraunhofer Institute at the above address, c/o Data Protection Officer or at datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de.

Please feel free to contact the data protection officer directly at any time with your questions concerning your data protection rights and/or your rights as affected person. Alternatively, you may want to send an email to your contact partner Horst Schwichtenberg at horst.schwichtenberg@scai.fraunhofer.de.

3. Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of the Data Processing

a. During Your Website Visit

You have the choice to access our website without revealing your identity. In this case, the active browser on your computing device sends nothing but the automatic information about itself to the server of our website to enable the connection. This includes the browser type and version and the date and time of access. Included in the transmitted data is also the IP address of your device. Our server stores this IP address in a log file and deletes it automatically after four 4 weeks.
We process the IP address for technical and administrative purposes when we establish a stable connection between your device and our server. This ensures the security and functional reliability of our website. In the event an attacker tries to harm our system, the stored data allow us to trace the illegitimate activity.
The legal foundation for processing the IP address is Article 6 para. 1. lit. f GDPR. We have legitimate interests in maintaining the security of our website and in providing trouble-free website services as outlined above.
Processing the IP address of the requesting device in our log file does not allow us to draw direct conclusions on the identity of the website visitor.
Furthermore, we use cookies and analytical services when visitors access our website. We explain the use of cookies and analytical services in further sections of this data protection statement.

b. Registration to the in-house Newsletter

Only if you have explicitly agreed to it pursuant to 6 para. 1, page 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send our regular newsletters to you. The newsletters contain information on our institute and other facilities and events of the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer e.V.).
After you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will email a subscription confirmation to you. You must confirm the receipt of this email to receive our newsletter. This procedure is known as double opt-in procedure. For us, your email response serves as confirmation that you are in fact the person who subscribed to our newsletter.
You may opt out of receiving our newsletter at any time. At the end of each newsletter, you will find an unsubscribe link, which makes opting out easy. Alternatively, feel free to send your unsubscribe request using the contact form.
Once we have received your cancellation of the newsletter subscription, we will immediately delete your email address from our newsletter distribution list.

c. Using Contact Forms

We offer you the opportunity to communicate with us via a form on our website. Sending us this form requires entering the following required information:

  • name
  • email address

We need these data to learn who sent us the enquiry and have the means to answer you.
You start the communication when you send us the filled out form. In return, we process the personal data you provided in the contact form so that we can respond to your enquiry. Therefore, the data processing is in our legitimate interest according to Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit f GDPR.
At the end of our web form-based communication with you, our web application automatically deletes the no longer needed collected data.

4. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Persons

We transfer your personal data to third parties only under the following circumstances:

  • You have consented to the transfer explicitly as prescribed in Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit. a GDPR
  • We entered into a contract with you, and the transfer is necessary to execute the contract as prescribed in Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit b GDPR
  • According to Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit. c GDPR and according to applicable law, we are obligated to transfer the data to a specific third party.

The third party/third parties shall use the transferred data for the specified purpose exclusively.
The transmission/transfer of personal data to a country outside the EU or to an international organisation is prohibited.

5. Links

Our website includes links to external sites. You have the choice to access these external sites by using the links. In this case, usually the IP address of your device will be sent to the external servers. For further information on the respective website providers please inform yourself at the corresponding data protection declarations.

6. Cookies

We use server-side cookies. Cookies are small files, which are automatically created by the browser of the user device and stored in your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smart phone or similar device) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your computer, and they do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
Cookies contain information pertaining to the specific device, which accessed our website. However, this does not give us direct knowledge of your identity.One reason for us to use cookies is making the use of our website more convenient for you. We use session cookies to recognise that you have already visited certain pages of our website.
We also use temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness of our website. Your device stores these cookies temporarily for a specific time. The next time you visit our website, our server recognises your device as prior visitor and remembers your settings and preferences. You will not have to enter these parameters again.
We also use cookies to gather data for our website statistics. This helps us to evaluate and optimise our web offerings (see Section 6). These cookies allow us to recognise repeat visits from your device. These cookies will be deleted automatically after 6 month.
The data obtained with the help of cookies serve our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties according to Article 6 para. 1, page 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you are able to configure your browser in such a way that the application does not store cookies on your computer or always shows an alert before storing new cookies. However, the complete exclusion of cookies may prevent you from using all functions on our website.

7. Web Analysis

a. Matomo

On our website, we use the open source software Matomo of InnoCraft Ltd, New Zealand, to analyse the activities of our website visitors. We use the overall analysis to optimise our website design and content. However, we do not receive any information, which identifies specific companies.In context with the Leadlab web services, we use cookies and tag pixels (also known as web or tracking bugs). These cookies and tag pixels allow our service to analyse how the activities of our website visitors.
The cookie contains information, including personal information, which characterises your visit on our website. Under a pseudonym, Matomo creates your user profile for analytical purposes. Since we host the Matomo software on our own server, the analysis does not require the processing of data by third parties.
Without your specifically given explicit consent, neither Wiredminds nor we use the so collected data to identify you personally, and your data are never commingled with your personal data, which can be associated with a pseudonym associated with you.
To the extent that the web analysts collect IP addresses, these addresses are stripped of their last control number block upon collection to anonymise the addresses instantly.
We process the data based on our legitimate interests in optimising our online web offers and Internet presence according to Article 6 para.1, lit. f GDPR.

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8. Social Plug-ins

On given occasions we use social plug-ins (media buttons, media boxes) on our website. These are small box-like buttons. Click on them to place the content of our website under your profile in social network sites.
If you click on such a button, a link will be established between our website and the social network to which you subscribe. Aside from the respective content, the social network provider will receive other personal information. This includes the information that you visit our website at that time.
For the integration of the social plug-in, we use the Shariff Solution. This solution by c’t and Heise prevents your device from creating a link to the social network merely because you visit a website featuring a social plug-in button without clicking on it. This means, our website transmits information to the social network site only after you have clicked on the media button.
We use the following social media plug-ins:

a. Facebook Sharing of Facebook Ireland Limited

Sometimes, information is transmitted to the US domicile of the parent company Facebook Inc. Twitter complies with the Data Protection Regulations of ‘US Privacy Shield’ and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Trade. Purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook and your user rights in your relationship with Facebook as well as your ability to influence your privacy rights by changing your browser settings are subject to your privacy agreement with Facebook.

b. Twitter Sharing by the Twitter International Company

Sometimes, information is transmitted to the parent company Twitter Inc. with its domicile in the USA. Twitter complies with the Data Protection Regulations of ‘US Privacy Shield’ and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Trade. For further information on the data protection provided by Twitter please read the Twitter Data Protection Statement

9. YouTube

Based on the agreement according to Article 6 Para. 1, page 1 lit. f GDPR, we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, 94066 San Bruno, CA (USA) (in the following referred to as ‘YouTube’), a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (USA), (in the following referred to as ‘Google’).
In the process, we use the ‘extended data protection mode’ option provided by YouTube.
Upon requesting an Internet page with embedded video, our website connects to the YouTube servers and renders the content on the Internet page using your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, in the ‘extended data protection mode’, your data will be transmitted to the US YouTube servers only while you watch the video. The transmitted data include the Internet page you just viewed and device-specific data including your IP address. By clicking ‘run’ on the video, you agree to this mode of transmission.
Should you be logged into your YouTube account at the same time, YouTube will associate these collected data with your member account. You are able to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Google complies with the Data Protection Regulations of ‘US Privacy Shield’ and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Trade.
For further information on the data protection provided by Google in connection with the use of YouTube, please read the Google Data Protection Statement.

10. Technology Profile

a. Analytics and Tracking

Matomo Matomo is an open source web analytics software. It gives interesting reports on your website visitors, your popular pages, the search engines keywords they used, the language they speak and so much more. Previously known as Piwik Web Analytics.

b. Used Widgets

Meta Slider for WordPress Create SEO optimised responsive slideshows with Nivo Slider, Flex Slider, Coin Slider and Responsive Slides.
WP-SpamShield Anti-Spam WordPress anti-spam plugin that eliminates comment spam, trackback spam, contact form spam & registration spam.
WordPress Category Posts Widget Category Posts Widget is a light widget designed to display the most recent posts from a certain category.
SiteOrigin Panels Page creation plugin for WordPress.
Yoast Plugins SEO based plugins from Yoast.
Font Awesome Iconic font and CSS toolkit.
WordPress Plugins Tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. The website uses various plugins from WordPress to provide additional functionality. Some of them may be listed here.
Contact Form 7 Specifically designed for wordpress blogs. Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup.
Sitelinks Search Box With Google sitelinks search box, people can reach your content more quickly from search results.
Theme My Login Allows the login page to a WordPress CMS to be themed as the blog itself.
Twemoji Twitter Emoji for Everyone

c. Frameworks

PHP PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
Python Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days.
Vantage Vantage is a flexible multipurpose theme by SiteOrigin.

d. Mobile

Viewport Meta This page uses the viewport meta tag which means the content may be optimized for mobile content.
Apple Mobile Web Clips Icon This page contains an icon for iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices.
IPhone / Mobile Compatible

e. Content Management System

WordPress WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
BuddyPress BuddyPress is Social Networking, the WordPress way.

f. JavaScript Libraries

selectivizr selectivizr is a JavaScript utility that emulates CSS3 pseudo-classes and attribute selectors in Internet Explorer 6-8.
touchSwipe TouchSwipe is a jquery plugin to be used with jQuery on touch input devices such as iPad, iPhone etc.
Swipe JS Swipe is a lightweight mobile slider with 1:1 touch movement.
jQuery JQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.
jQuery Form jQuery Form Plugin allows you to easily and unobtrusively upgrade HTML forms to use AJAX.
FitVids.JS A lightweight, easy-to-use jQuery plugin for fluid width video embeds.
FlexSlider jQuery Slider toolkit from Woothemes.
jQuery Cookie A simple, lightweight jQuery plugin for reading, writing and deleting cookies.
Nivo Slider A polished JQuery Slider plugin.

g. SSL Certificate

LetsEncrypt Let’s Encrypt is a free open Certificate Authority.
SSL by Default The website redirects traffic to an HTTPS/SSL version by default.

h. Hosting Providers

DFN German science and research network.

i. Email Services

SPF The Sender Policy Framework is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery.

j. Web Server

Apache Apache has been the most popular web server on the Internet since April 1996.

k. Server Information

OpenSSL The OpenSSL Project is a collaborative effort to develop a robust, commercial-grade, full-featured, and Open Source toolkit implementing the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL v2/v3) and Transport Layer Security (TLS v1) protocols as well as a full-strength general purpose cryptography library.

l. Aggregation Funktionality

Really Simple Discovery Really Simple Discovery is a way to help client software find the services needed to read, edit, or “work with” weblogging software.
RSS A family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts.
Live Writer Support Windows Live Writer Tagging Support Schema
Pingback Support A Pingback is one of three types of Linkbacks, methods for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents.

m. CSS Media Queries

Max Width Media query to limit CSS to display for devices with a maximum width defined.
Device Pixel Ratio A media query to display different CSS based on the device pixel ratio. Standard screens have a pixel ratio of 1, retina devices have a pixel ratio greater than 1.
Min Width A CSS media query to display specific CSS if a device greater than the minimum width specified.

11. Your Rights as Affected Person

You have the right

  • According to Article 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke any consent declaration at any time, which you have given to us before. This has the consequence that we are no longer privileged to continue the respective activity.
  • According to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to demand information on your personal data, which we have processed. In particular, you have the right to information on the following: Purposes of the data processing – The categories of personal data – the categories of recipients to which we transmitted/disclosed or will transmit your data – the planned storage periods of data – the existence of the right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection – the right to appeal – the right to know the origin of data in the event that we did not collect these data – the right to meaningful and detailed information on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling
  • According to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to the correction of incorrect and/or the completion of incomplete personal data in storage at the Fraunhofer Society
  • According to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to the deletion of your personal data providing the deletion does not interfere with the execution of the right to the free expression of opinions and with the compliance with legal obligations, providing the deletion is not against public interest and providing the deletion does not hamper the enforcement, execution or defence of legal claims
  • According to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data if you contest or challenge the accuracy of these data, the processing of the data is illegal but you reject the deletion of these data and we no longer need the data while you still need the data to enforce, execute or defend legal claims or you have raised an objection against the data processing according to Article 21 GDPR
  • According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data you provided to us in a structured, well-established and machine-readable format or to demand the transmission to another authority and
  • According to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a superior authority. As a rule, you may find such authority at your place of residence, your workplace or our company domicile.

Information on your Right of Objections according to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time against the processing of your personal data, based on Article 6 para. 1, lit. f GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6, para. 1, lit. e GDPR (data processing based on fair balancing) for reasons, which arise from your specific situation. This shall also apply to the profiling as prescribed by Article 4 No. 4 GDPR, which is supported by this provision.
Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can establish compelling evidence, which is worthy of protection and outweighs your interests, rights and privileges, or unless the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims.
To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not required. This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.
If you like to claim your right to object, an email to datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de will suffice.

12. Data Security

We transmit all your personal data using the generally used and secure encryption standard TLS (Transport Layer Security). The TLS protocol is a proven and secure standard. Bankers use the standard for online banking transactions. You recognise a secure TLS connection by the s following the http (https://…) in your browser URL or by the lock symbol in the lower section of your browser.
By the way, we use suitable technical and organisational safety procedures to protect your data against inadvertent or wilful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorised access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.

13. Amendments to the Data Security Information and its Timeliness

This data protection information as amended on June 2018 is currently applicable.
Due to improvements of our website and website offers or based on statutory or government standard, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You find the latest applicable data protection information by clicking the link on the following website https://sesamenet.eu/data-protection/.

You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.