Teach the Teacher Cybersecurity

Data protection information

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 applies to data processing on all of our project websites of our project, as well as to all associated project service offers in the form of web utilities or mobile apps (hereinafter “Website” to facilitate readability), in each case whenever reference is made to this data protection information. Cybersecurity4Schools, sowie aller im Zusammenhang mit dem Projekt angebotenen Dienste als Webdienst oder als mobile App (zur besseren Lesbarkeit im Folgenden: Webseite), sofern jeweils auf diese Datenschutzinformation verwiesen wird.

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]

on behalf of its
Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and
Information Systems IAIS
Schloss Birlinghoven 1
53757 Sankt Augustin [North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany]

(in the following referred to as »Fraunhofer IAIS«)

E-Mail: support@cybersecurity4schools.de

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.

3 Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of the Data Processing


During your Website Visit

You can access our website without revealing your identity. The browser used on your terminal device only automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access) in order to establish a connection to the website. This also includes the IP address of your requesting end device. This is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 weeks.

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes of establishing and maintaining a connection in order to guarantee the security and functionality of our website and to be able to prosecute any illegal attacks on it if necessary.

The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Para S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our justified interest results from the security interest mentioned and the necessity of a trouble-free supply of our web page.

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

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed information on this under section 5 of this data protection information.


    Subscriptions to our Infoletter or other email list

    If you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, we use your email address to send our infoletter to you, which will inform you about our events within the project - for example, MOOC dates, event notices, changes to the content of MOOCs or access via new learning platforms.

    To receive our infoletter, we ask you to provide us with the following mandatory data:

    • First name, last name
    • email address

    We need your name to address our communications to you personally.

    Once we receive your subscription, we will send you a subscription confirmation email. We need you to reply to this email to confirm that you are indeed the person who wants to subscribe to our infoletter (double opt-in procedure). Only after this confirmation will we include you in our mailing list.

    You may opt out of receiving our infoletter at any time, e.g. you can send your unsubscribe request to support@cybersecurity4schools.de by e-mail or unsubscribe under the following link: https://www.fraunhofer.de/de/fraunhofer-newsletter-abmeldung.html.
    Once we have received your cancellation of the infoletter subscription, we will immediately delete your email address from our distribution list.

    4 Transfer of Data

    If we forward personal data collected through websites to processors, we will notify you in this data protection information regarding the respective data processing operation, citing the specific recipient.

    Aside from that, we will only forward your personal data if

    • you have given consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR,
    • this is required pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR for the performance of a contract with you (for example forwarding to shipping companies for the purpose of delivering goods ordered by you, or forwarding payment information to payment service providers or credit institutions in order to process a payment transaction);
    • there is a legal obligation for disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.

    The recipients may use the transferred data for the above-mentioned purposes only.

    5 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, smartphone 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 allow session controls such as controls for inserting data into forms. At the latest, session cookies are deleted when you close your browser.

    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 will recognise your device as prior visitor and remembers your settings and preferences. You will not have to enter these parameters again.

    The data obtained with the help of cookies serve us to pursue our legitimate interests as website owners and serve 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. The complete deactivation of cookies may prevent you from using all functions on our website.

    6 Your Rights as Affected Person

    You have the following rights:

    • According to Article 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke any consent declaration at any time, which you may 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 datenschutzkoordination@zv.fraunhofer.de will suffice..

    7 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.

    8 Timeliness of the Data and Amendments to this Data Protection Information

    The further development of our website and the products and services offered or changed due to statutory or regulatory requirements, respectively, may make it necessary to amend this data protection information. You may access and print out the latest data protection information at any time from our website.

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