Data Protection

Overview Data Protection

When using this website, your personal data will be processed by us as the data controller and stored for as long as is necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes specified and statutory requirements. Below, we will provide information about which data this involves, how it will be processed and to which rights you are entitled to in this regard.

Personal data, as defined by Article 4(1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

2. Name and contact data of the data controller and of the corporate Data Protection Officer

This data protection information is applicable to data processing on all web pages of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC that refer to this data protection information. Controller:

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Hansastraße 27 c

80686 Munich, Germany

on behalf of its Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC (hereinafter referred to as “Fraunhofer AISEC”)

Phone: +49 89 322 99 86-0

The Data Protection Officer at Fraunhofer may be reached at the above-mentioned address, attention of Data Protection Officer or at

In case you have any questions about data protection law or your rights as the data subject, you may directly contact our Data Protection Officer.

3. Processing personal data and purposes of processing

a) When visiting the website

You may access the website without having to disclose any details of your identity. What the browser on your terminal device does automatically is only to send information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access) so as to allow a connection with the website. This also includes the IP address of your requesting terminal device. It is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 days:

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes regarding connection set-up and stability, to guarantee the security and functioning of our website and to be able to track any illegal attacks on the website, if required.

The legal basis for processing the IP address is the first sentence of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest ensues from said security interest and the necessity of the unobstructed availability of our website.

We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from processing the IP address and other information in the log file.

Moreover, we use cookies and analytics services when you visit our website. For more information on this, please refer to clauses 4 and 5 of this Data Protection Information.

b) When registering for a newsletter or other mailing lists

Provided that you have expressly consented in accordance with Article 6(1) p. 1 lit. a. DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address to send you selected information on a regular basis. To receive this information, we collect the following mandatory data:

E-mail address


We use your name to address you personally with our information.

After your registration, you will receive a registration notification by e-mail, which you must confirm in order to receive the regular mailing (double opt-in). This serves as proof for us that the registration was actually initiated by you.

Unsubscribing is possible at any time, e.g. via a link at the end of each mailing. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscribe request at any time by e-mail to

Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately after revocation of your consent to receive the newsletter.

We send our newsletter by means of the provider Mailingwork GmbH, Birkenweg 7, 09569 Oederan (“Mailingwork”). The e-mail addresses of our recipients are stored on our behalf on Mailingwork’s servers in Germany.

Mailingwork uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. We have concluded an order processing contract with Mailingwork for this purpose. Through this contract, Mailingwork assures that they process the data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.

Mailingwork assures that personal data is comprehensively protected against unauthorized access. Mailingwork itself does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass the data on to third parties. As a reputable e-mail sender, Mailingwork is also certified by the Certified Senders Alliance.

c) When using the comment function

We provide you with the opportunity to communicate via a comment function. To use the comment function, you must enter your name and e-mail address. If you use the comment function, you agree to the storage and processing of this personal data by this website.

4. Transfer of personal data to third parties

Except for the aforementioned cases (registration for events, using the ordering service, subscription to a newsletter), we forward your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have given your express consent pursuant to the first sentence of point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR,
  • it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you pursuant to the first sentence of point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR,
  • a statutory obligation exists for transferring pursuant to the first sentence of point (c) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

The transferred data may only be used by the recipients for the stated purposes.

5. Cookies

We use cookies on our site. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device and do not contain any virus, trojan or other malware.

Cookies contain information resulting from connection with the specific terminal device used. However, this does not mean that we have immediate knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies helps us to make the use of our website more convenient for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to enable session control or to save form entries during the session. Session cookies are deleted at the latest when you close your web browser.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned with due regard of our legitimate interest pursuant to the first sentence of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you may configure your browser so that cookies are not stored on your computer or that you are always notified before a new cookie is created. The complete disabling of cookies, however, may lead to your not being able to use all functions of our website

6. Web analysis through Leadlab (Wireminds GmbH)

On our website we use the Leadlab service by Wiredminds GmbH and its tracking pixel technology to analyse user behaviour and optimise our site based on it. The service particularly allows us to identify which companies have visited our site. In doing so we do not obtain any information that may identify you directly.

In connection with the use of Leadlab, cookies and tracking pixels are used which allow statistical analysis of the use of this website through your visits. Information, including personal information about your visiting behaviour, is stored in the cookie and sent to Wiredminds or is directly obtained by Wiredminds. The information is processed by Wiredminds, who use a pseudonym in a usage profile for the purpose of analysis. The data is anonymised to the extent possible.

The data thus collected is not used to identify you except with your express consent, nor is the data merged with your personal data as a bearer of the pseudonym.

If IP addresses are collected, they are immediately anonymised after collection by deleting the last number block.

For more information about data protection at Wiredminds, please visit their website.

The data is processed based on our legitimate interest, pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, to optimise our online offer and our web presence. Wiredminds processes the data on our behalf and we have concluded an order processing agreement with Wiredminds. It ensures that the data processing on our behalf takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and that the rights of the data subjects are protected.

7. Social media plug-ins

We use so-called social media buttons (also called social media plug-ins) on our website. These are small buttons by means of which you may publish the contents of our website in your profile on social networks.

No third party service provider script is built at any time. We merely set a link to their page. There, however, the provider might be able to draw conclusions about your origin.

The social media buttons are integrated using the so-called Shariff solution. This solution prevents a connection with a social network from being established just because you access a page with a social media button, without actually activating it. This means that information is sent to the social network only when you press the button.

We use the following social media plug-ins:

a) Twitter International Company: Share on Twitter

Information is partly transferred to the parent company Twitter Inc., headquartered in the USA. It respects the data protection regulations of the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce.

For more information on data protection with Twitter, please refer to the Twitter privacy statement.

b) NEW WORK SE (formerly XING SE): Share on XING

In part, information is transferred to other NEW WORK companies and to external partners of NEW WORK, each of which may be located outside the European Union. For this purpose, NEW WORK uses standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission or other appropriate safeguards in accordance with Art. 46 DSGVO and relies on the adequacy decisions issued by the European Commission regarding certain countries as well as your consent.

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by NEW WORK, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of XING.

c) LinkedIn Corporation: Share on LinkedIn

Information is partly transferred to the parent company LinkedIn Corporation, headquartered in the USA. It respects the data protection regulations of the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce.

For more information on data protection with LinkedIn, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy statement.

8. YouTube

We use components (videos) of the video portal “YouTube” of the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter: “Google”) on our website. The implementation is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, whereby our interest lies in the smooth integration of the videos and the thus appealing design of our website.

When you call up a page that has an embedded video, no connection to the Google servers is established. Only when you click on the “Play” button will a connection be established.

Here, we use the “extended data protection mode” option provided by Google. According to Google’s information, in “extended data protection mode” your data – in particular, which of our web pages you have visited as well as device-specific information including the IP address – is only transmitted to the Google server in the USA when you watch the video.

If you are logged in to Google at the same time, this information will be assigned to your member account with Google. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.

In some cases, information is transmitted to the parent company Google Inc. based in the USA, to other Google companies and to external partners of Google, each of which may be located outside the European Union. Google uses standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for this purpose and relies on the adequacy decisions issued by the European Commission regarding certain countries.

For more information on data protection in connection with YouTube, please refer to the data protection regulations of Google.

9. Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

  • pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR, to withdraw the consent given to us at any time. This means that in future we may no longer continue to process the data as based on this consent;
  • pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, to obtain information about your personal data processed by us. More particularly, you may obtain information about the purpose of processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients, to whom your data has been or is disclosed to, the storage period planned, the existence of a right to request from the controller rectification , erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as about the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, significant information about its details;
  • pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, to obtain the rectification of inaccurate personal data without undue delay or the completion of your personal data stored with us;
  • pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, to obtain the erasure of your personal data stored with us unless processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation , for reasons of public interest, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, to obtain the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you deny its erasure and we no longer need the data while you still require it for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims or if you have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to obtain the transmission to another data controller and
  • pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. For this, you may normally contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence or workplace or our company headquarters.

10. Information on your right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object, on grounds relating from your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data, which is based on point (e) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest) and on point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests); this is also applicable to profiling pursuant to Article 4(4) GDPR based on this regulation.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your objection is directed against the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not necessary. This is also applicable to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

If you wish to make use of your right to object, please send an email to

11. Data security

All your personal data is transferred in an encoded manner using the widely used and secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption standard. TLS is a secure and proven standard that is also used for online banking, for instance. You will recognise a secure TLS connection by the additional s after http (i.e., https://..) in the address bar of your browser or from the lock icon in the lower part of your browser, among other things.

Besides, we use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously being improved as the technology advances.

12. Timeliness and Amendments to this Data Protection Information

This data protection information is currently valid and has the status January 2022.

Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current data protection information can always be accessed and printed on our website at