Privacy Policy

Basic information (Art. 13 DGVO)
This data protection declaration is intended to inform users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the person responsible

Joseph-von-Fraunhofer-Str. 20
44227 Dortmund
Tel.: 0231/9700-773


We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and it is therefore important that you know when we collect which data and how we use it. We treat your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Definitions of terms used (Art. 4 GDPR)
“Personal data”:  any information with which a natural person can be identified. This includes, among other things, first and last name, identification numbers, location data, online identifiers, special physical or social characteristics.
“Processing”:  All procedures, whether manual or automatic, that collect, organize, organize, store, adapt, read out or delete personal data, for example.
“Responsible”:  the natural or legal person who decides the purposes and means of processing the personal data.
“Consent”: Voluntarily and in an informed manner to allow the processing of personal data in a specific case.

As new technologies and the constant further development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read the data protection declaration again at regular intervals. If you have any questions about data protection, please contact us using the methods mentioned above.

Storage of data by accessing our websites
When you visit our website, you automatically transmit data to us. This data, such as your public IP address, is necessary in order to guarantee the technical implementation of your visit to our website (Art. 5 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR). Our web servers are operated in-house. We, the website operator or website provider, collect your transmitted data about your access to our website on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) and save them as “server log files” on the website server. The following data is logged in this way:

The data will not be passed on for other non-commercial or commercial purposes.

The server log files are stored for a maximum of 14 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. B. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data has to be kept for reasons of proof, they are excluded from deletion until the incident has been finally clarified. (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e GDPR)

We would like to point out that operators of pages that are linked from our offers may also save and evaluate data when our page is accessed.
External offers are no longer within our data protection control and are responsible for the processing of your personal data.

Use of YouTube videos
On some websites we use embedded videos from the provider YouTube. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC with its principal place of business at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. based at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To view the videos, a so-called player, i.e. playback software, is downloaded from YouTube LLC when you call up the video. This is where the video is shown. If you are logged in to Google Inc. or YouTube LLC in this browser, information about this call will be assigned to your Google Inc. profile. You can prevent this by logging out of Google Inc. or YouTube LLC beforehand.

The transfer of your personal data (Art. 6 Para. 1 GDPR)
In addition to the above-mentioned technically necessary data for visiting our website, additional personal data will only be processed if you make them available to us for specific purposes. For example, in the case of inquiries or registrations for events. We only use the personal data you enter that go beyond what is technically necessary for the purpose you have requested and based on our legitimate interest in fulfilling our contractually agreed services and then delete them again provided that the process does not result in any statutory storage obligations.

Data stored when accessing our website will only be transmitted to third parties

Data transmission to us,

e-mail content and your form entries are subject to telecommunications secrecy, which we ensure that is observed for our own sphere of influence. In principle, however, data transmission via the Internet can be recorded by other Internet operators and users. We have no influence on that. Personal data should therefore, if possible, be transmitted to us using the current security standards, e.g. by encrypting the data, in order to ensure integrity and confidentiality (Art. 5 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Your rights as a data subject

Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
You can request information from us as to whether your personal data is being processed by us. If the right to information is not excluded in your case and your personal data is processed by us, you can request information from us about the following information:

You have the right to receive a copy of your personal data in a format that you can read. This right can only be exercised if it does not affect the rights and freedoms of other people.

Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request us to correct incorrect personal data. You also have the right to ask us to complete incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary statement.

Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
You have a right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”), provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task , which is in the public interest, is necessary and one of the following reasons applies:

There is no right to erasure if, in the case of lawful, non-automated data processing, the erasure is not possible or only possible with a disproportionate amount of effort due to the special type of storage and your interest in erasure is low. In this case, the restriction of processing takes the place of deletion.

Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
You can request us to restrict processing if one of the following reasons applies:

Restriction of processing means that the personal data will only be processed with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to let you know.

Notification obligation on our part (Art. 19 GDPR)
We inform all recipients to whom personal data has been disclosed of any correction or deletion of the personal data or a restriction of processing in accordance with Article 16, Article 17 paragraph 1 and Article 18, unless this proves to be the case proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. The controller shall inform the data subject about these recipients if the data subject requests it.

Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
You have the right to data portability if the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing done using automated procedures. In this case, the right to data portability includes the following rights, provided this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You can request that we receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format . You have the right to transmit this data to another responsible person without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you can ask us to

Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
If the processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter e GDPR (performing a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter f GDPR (legitimate interest of the person responsible or a third party), you have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data. This also applies to profiling based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter e or Letter f GDPR. After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert

Right to revoke consent (Article 7 (3) GDPR)
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing of your data from the consent to the revocation.

Right to complain (Art. 14 Para. 2 lit. e GDPR)
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority for data protection. The LDI NRW is responsible. The following URL takes you to the LDI website for a complaint form: to the form

If you wish to exercise your rights listed above or have a question on the subject, please use the contact details above.