Internet data protection declaration of the DITF

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) take the protection of personal data seriously. Information captured during a visit to our website will be processed in compliance with data protection provisions. We will not publish your data nor will we forward them to third parties without your prior permission.

The following indicates which data will be captured as well as what they will be used for:

  1. Data will be captured/processed during a visit over the Internet
  2. Approval for further use
    Newsletters and press release data base
    Registration for colloquia, orders
  3. Use and forwarding of personal data
  4. Right to demand information and contact data
  5. Security
  6. Inclusion, validity and current status of data protection declaration
  7. Links to websites

1. Data capture and processing during a visit over the Internet
Each visit to our website produces data that is temporarily stored in a protocol file. The following data are captured and stored until they are automatically deleted:

  • IP address of querying computer
  • Name and URL of retrieved file
  • Previously visited website
  • Date and time of visit
  • Message if hit was successful
  • Transmitted data volume
  • Data identifying browser and operating system
  • Name of Internet provider.

The processing of these data is required to enable use of the website (connection establishment) – for the technical administration of the network, system security, and to optimize our Internet presentation. IP address analysis is performed only in the case of an attack on the DITF network.
No personal Profilees are compiled.

Apart from the cases mentioned above personal data are not processed without your express prior approval.

2. Approval for further use
Some of our offers presented on our website (newsletter for instance), require prior registration and the further processing of personal data. This can involve the long-term storage of email addresses, user IDs, and passwords. Only when you have entered these data and agreed to their usage do we have the right to their use.

Newsletter and press distribution lists
We will require at least an email address to be able to send you the DITF newsletter as a PDF file attachment. Additional details are optional and are used to be able to address you personally and for possible queries about your email address. Your postal address is required for mail items. For press distribution lists, details concerning the press organ you work for are required so that the DITF know that they are actually supplying information to an organ of the press. A subscribed newsletter can be cancelled at any time. Please send an email or a fax.

Registration for colloquia, orders
If you request information or wish to register for an event such as a colloquium, the address data provided are exclusively used for the execution of the registration or order. The data will not be forwarded to third parties.

3. Use and forwarding of personal data
Your personal data are only used for the above-mentioned purposes and only to the extent they are required. The forwarding of personal data to public authorities will only occur within the scope of urgent legal provisions or for reasons of prosecution owing to attacks on our network infrastructure. We do not forward data to third parties for any other reason.

4. Right to demand information and contact data
You are entitled to request information about your stored personal data and to ensure that incorrect data are corrected, blocked, or deleted.
For information about your personal data and/or their correction or deletion, and for requests, or additional questions about the use of your personal data, please contact
Mr. Carsten Linti
Institut für Textil- und Verfahrenstechnik Denkendorf
der Deutschen Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf
Körschtalstr. 26
73770 Denkendorf
Phone: +49 (0) 711 / 9340-365
FAX: +49 (0) 711 / 9340-428
Email: datenschutz@ditf-denkendorf.de

If you contact us via email, please note that the contents of non-encrypted emails can be viewed by third parties. We, therefore, strongly recommend only sending confidential information by post.

5. Security
We take technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data administered by the DITF against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, and access by unauthorized persons. These security measures are continually updated to comply with technological development.

6. Integration, validity and topicality of the data protection declaration
Through your visit to our website you are agreeing to the use of the data as shown above. The data protection declaration dated June 1st 2007 is currently valid. The scope of this declaration covers the web pages with the URLs:

www.ditf-denkendorf.de , www.ditf.de , www.itv-denkendorf.de
www.itcf-denkendorf.de ; www.ditf-denkendorf.de/mr.

This data protection declaration will be modified in line with the further development of the website and the implementation of new technologies. The DITF reserve the right to change this statement at any time with immediate effectiveness. We suggest you keep informed by regularly checking the current data protection declaration.

7. Links to websites of other providers
Our websites may contain links to the websites of other providers. Please note that this data protection declaration is exclusively valid for the websites of the DITF and the ITV, ITCF, and DITF-MR. Those external websites are beyond our sphere of influence and we do not check if those providers adhere to updated data protection regulations.

8. Cookies
As a rule we do not apply the use of cookies on our websites. Only session cookies are placed in your browser memory. These do not have access to personal data and are deleted when the browser is closed.
If we by way of an exception should also like to store personal data such as the user ID, we will ask you in advance for your approval. Our websites can, of course, be viewed without cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. The storage of cookies can be avoided by making the appropriate browser settings. If you should not accept cookies this may lead to a restriction in function.

Last update: June 1st 2007

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