Privacy policy

Privacy statement

Scope of application

This privacy statement clarifies the use, scope and purpose of the collection and usage of personal data, by the responsible provider [PEGASUS Project Office, DLR Institute for Transport Technology Systems, Jens Mazzega, Lilienthalplatz 7, 38108 Braunschweig, jens.mazzega(at)dlr.de, +49 0531295 3456] on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “offer”).

The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Access data/server log files

The provider (or rather his web space provider) collects data about each access to the offer (the so-called server log files). The access data include:

name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of the retrieval, transferred data volume, report on successful access, browser type together with version, the operating system of the user, URL referrer (previously visited page), the IP address and the inquiring URL provider.

The provider uses the protocol data only for statistical evaluations with the purpose of operating, safeguarding and optimizing the offer. However, the provider reserves the right of checking the log data at a later date, if, due to concrete indications, there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.

Processing of personal data

Personal data includes information, with which a person can be identified, meaning information, which can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, e-mail address or the telephone number. But also data about personal preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone can fall under personal data.

Personal data is collected, used and passed on by the provider, if this is legally allowed or if the user consents to the data collection.

Making contact

When contacting the provider (for example, using the contact form or e-mail), the user data will be stored, for the purpose of processing the inquiry, as well as in the situation that follow-up questions appear.

Embedding of third-party services and content

It is possible that, within this online offer, content from third parties, such as, for example, videos from YouTube, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, may be included. This always assumes that the provider of these contents (hereinafter referred to as the “third-party provider”) has taken notice of the IP address of the user. Because, without the IP address, the content could not have been send to the browser of the user. The IP address is therefore required for the display of these contents. We only make use of such content, whose respective providers use the IP address, only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on the third-party provider using the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. If this is known to us, we will clarify the users about it.

Getty Images

Images from the stock image provider Getty Images can be included within this offer. These images have a visible frame, with the reference “Getty Images” on them. The presentation of these images assumes that Getty Images takes notice of the IP address of the users, so that the images can be delivered to the browser of the user. Therefore, the IP address is required, for the display of these contents. According to the present state of knowledge, the IP address will only be used for this purpose. However, the provider has no influence on the Getty Images being used, for example, for statistical purposes. As soon as the provider is made aware about this, the users will be clarified, respectively the images removed. For further information, please visit the data privacy statement from Getty Images: http://www.gettyimages.de/Corporate/PrivacyPolicy.aspx

Cookies

Cookies are small files, which allow for the storage of specific information, related to the device (PC, smartphone or the like), on the user's access point. On one hand, they serve to the user-friendliness of websites and, thus, the users (for example, the storage of login data). On the other hand, they are used to record statistical data regarding website usage and to be able to evaluate them, with the purpose of providing a better offer. Users can influence how cookies are being used. The majority of the browsers have an option to restrict or prevent cookies from being stored. However, it should be noted that the usage and, in particular, the user convenience without cookies is restricted.

You can manage many online cookies ads from companies on the US American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or on the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses the so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on the computer of the user and allow for an analysis of the website usage. The information generated through the cookie about the usage of a website will be in general transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
However, in the situation of the IP anonymization on this website, the IP address of the user of Google will be firstly abridged, within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abridged there. The IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess the usage of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services, related to the website usage and the Internet usage, towards the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser, in the context of Google Analytics, will not be merged with other data from Google. The users can prevent the storage of cookies, through an adequate setup of their browser software. However, this offer points out that, in this situation, one may not able to fully use all of the functions of the website. Furthermore, users may also prevent Google from tracking the data generated by the cookie and related to the website usage (including their IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information on the data usage by Google, for advertising purposes, settings and possibilities of appeal, visit the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Data usage by Google when using websites or apps from our partners”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data usage for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Management of information, which is used by Google, in order to present ads to you”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“Decide which advertising Google will show to you”)


As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers for mobile devices, please click on this link, in order to prevent the collection from Google Analytics, within this website, in the future. Thereby, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on this link again.

Google AdSense

This offer uses Google AdSense, a service for the integration of advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on the computer of the user and allow for the analysis of the website usage. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information, such as the visitor traffic on the pages of the offer, can be assessed.

The information regarding the website usage (including the IP address of the users), generated by the cookies and the web beacons and the delivery of advertising formats, are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on, from Google to contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

Users can prevent the installation of cookies, by setting their browser software in an adequate manner; however, the provider points out that, in this situation, one will not be able to fully use all of the functions of the offer. By using this website, users agree to the processing of data collected by Google, in the manner and for the purposes mentioned above.

Revocations, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right, by demand, to receive free information on the personal data stored with regard to him/her. Moreover, the user has the right to amend incorrect data, to block or delete personal data, so far as this does not conflict with the statutory retention requirements.

Adapted by the website owner

Privacy Policy Model of Thomas Schwenke, attorney-at-law – I LAW it