Privacy Policy

This privacy policy serves to inform users about the type, scope and purpose of personal data collection and use by the Institute for Biogas, Waste Management and Energy, Henßstr. 9, 99423 Weimar,, 03643 544 89 120 on this website (subsequently referred to as “IBBA website“). The legal basis for the privacy policy can be found in the German Federal Data Protection law and the German Telemedia law.

Access data / Server log files
The provider (or his webspace provider) collects data about each access to the IBBA website (so-called server logfiles). The access data include: Name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of the retrieval, transmitted data volume, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL, the IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the IBBA website. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data at a later date if there is a reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to specific reasons.

When contacting the provider (for example via a contact form or e-mail), the user’s data are stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry as well as in the event that follwing questions arise.

Our newsletter informs about our news and events.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we require a valid e-mail address as well as information which allows us to verify that you are the owner of the given e-mail address or whose owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected. This data is only used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
By registering for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of the registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers itself without receiving the knowledge of the person entitled to receive the newsletter.

Integration of third-party services and content
It is possible that third party content, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, may be included within the IBBA website. This always assumes that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as „third-party providers“) perceive the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, they could not send the content to the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. 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 third-party vendors if they use the IP address, for example, for statistical purposes. If we know about it, we will inform the users about it.

Cookies are small files that allow you to store specific information related to the device on the user’s access point (PC, smartphone, etc.). They serve to increase user-friendliness of web pages (for example login data). On the other hand they collect the statistical data of the website and analyze it for the purpose of improving the website. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or prevent cookies from being stored. However, it should be noted that the use and, in particular, the user comfort of the services without cookies is restricted.

Registration form
The data entered during registration are used for the purpose of registration for the organized events. Users may be informed by e-mail or postal mail about registration-relevant information such as changes in the scope of the event or technical circumstances. The collected data can be seen from the input mask as part of the registration. This includes first and last name, company name and address (for invoice), type of registration (student or not), VAT-ID, telephone number, e-mail address as well as voluntary information on special food needs and professional infos for the speed-dating (networking) session.

Twitter and LinkedIn
The IBBA website uses the buttons of the services Twitter and LinkedIn. With the help of the buttons, it is possible to view the provider’s Twitter and LinkedIn profiles and/or groups. The user’s IP address is transferred after clicking on the buttons. For information on how to deal with your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers.

No data transfer to third parties
Your data will not be transferred to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so. We have gone to measures to ensure as much security of your data as possible by choosing external service providers with better data protection policies.

Right of access
We will provide you with the data collected if requested. Your data may additionally be deleted, blocked or corrected upon request according to data protection requirements.

Links to third-party websites
The IBBA website may contain links to third-party websites that are not covered by this privacy policy. If the use of the websites of other providers involves the collection, processing or use of personal data, please refer to the data protection guidelines of the respective providers.

Changes to the data protection policy
We reserve the right to change this privacy statement at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Current status is March 2017.