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Privacy Policy

1. Data protection information

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about the extent of the processing of your personal data (hereinafter referred merely as "data")


2. Responsible for data processing

Responsible for data processing in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Mannheimer Verein zur internationalen Förderung der Maschinen- und Systemsicherheit e.V.

Section of the ISSA on Machine and System Safety

Dynamostr. 7-11

D-68165 Mannheim


e-mail: info@ivss.org

Tel.: +49 621-4456-2213

Fax: +49 3212 1419443


3. Data processing

We process data within the framework of our website operations. The data concerned in detail, processing purposes, legal bases, recipients and transfers to third countries are listed below:

a) Log file for website visit

We log your visit to our websites. The following data is processed: name of the website accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, browser type and version, operating system used by you, referrer URL (previously visited website), your IP address and the requesting provider. This is necessary to ensure the security of the website. We process the data accordingly on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR in order to guarantee the security of the website. The log file will be deleted after seven days, unless it is needed to clarify or prove specific legal violations that have become known within the retention period.

b) Hosting

Within the scope of hosting, all data to be processed in connection with the operation of this website will be stored. We process such data on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR in order to enable the operation of the website. To provide our online presence, we use the services of web hosting providers to whom we transmit the above data.

c) Making contact

If you contact us, your data (name, contact details, if provided by you) and your message will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and handling your inquiry. These data are processed by us on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 b) GDPR for the performance of the contract and/or for the fulfillment of our pre-contractual obligations or on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR for the processing of your inquiry.


4. Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our website. These are small text files that are stored on your respective terminal device (PC, smartphone, tablet, etc.) and that are saved by your browser.


We use technically required cookies to enable the optimal functionality of our website, in particular to navigate the website and offer the basic functions of the website. We also use optional cookies that provide us with additional information, such as for data traffic analysis and advertising and marketing purposes.


The cookies used remain on your terminal device for varying periods of time:

Session cookies: these cookies are deleted from your terminal device immediately after closing your Internet browser.

Permanent cookies: cookies remain on your terminal device even after closing your web browser and enable e.g. recognition the next time you visit our website.

Cookie provider

Cookies that are set directly by us are so-called initial provider cookies. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, are set by third-party websites, for example when displaying content (advertisements, images, tracking pixels, etc.).

Legal basis of data processing

What applies principally is: the legal basis for data processing by means of a cookie is your consent in accordance with Art.6 Para. 1 a) GDPR or our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para.1 f) GDPR to optimize and produce the functionality of our web offer.

Revocation and objection

If a data processing takes place due to your consent, you can revoke your consent for the future at any time. In case of data processing based on our legitimate interests, you can object to further data processing with effect for the future (so-called "opt-out"). Revocation and objection can be made using the opt-out options in our cookie settings.

Our cookies

You can find further information on the specific cookies set, the purposes pursued with the cookies and their lifetime under our cookie settings.

5. Analysis

Matomo (previously Piwik) - self-hosted -

We use cookies from the open source web analysis software Matomo on our website. When you visit our website, information about your use of the website (including IP address) is stored in cookies. We use the information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity for us and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

We process the data obtained in this way on the basis of your prior consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 a) GDPR.

Please note that this website uses Matomo with the extension "anonymizeIp()". This shortens IP addresses before transmission. A direct personal reference in connection with the stored data is therefore generally excluded. We may transmit the stored information to third parties where this is required by law. You can prevent the collection of data by activating the Do-Not-Track option in your browser or by subsequently object against it with a mouse click. If you uncheck the box below, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your computer to prevent data collection. Please note that you must set the cookie again if you delete the cookies in your browser.

6. Duration of data storage

We store personal data only as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed or a consent given by you has been revoked by you. Insofar as legal storage obligations have to be observed, the storage period for certain data can be up to 10 years irrespective of the processing purpose.


7. Your rights as a data subject

a) Information

Upon request, you will receive information free of charge about all personal data that we have stored about you at any time.

b) Correction, deletion, restriction of processing (blocking), complaint

Should you no longer agree with the storage of your personal data or should the data have become incorrect, we will arrange for the deletion or blocking of your data or make the necessary corrections on the basis of a corresponding instruction (insofar as this is possible under applicable law). The same applies if we are only to process data in a restrictive manner in future. In particular, you have a right of complaint in cases where your data is required for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in our legitimate interest, as well as for profiling based on it. In the case of data processing for the purpose of direct marketing, you also have a right to complain.

c) Data portability

You have the right to data portability in cases where data is processed on the basis of a contract, pre-contractual negotiations, consent or by means of an automated process. Upon request, we will provide you with your data in a common, structured and machine-readable format, so that you can transfer the data to another responsible person on request.

d) Right of revocation for consents with effect for the future

You may revoke your consents at any time with effect for the future. Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the time of revocation.

e) Right of complaint

You also have the option of complaining to a supervisory authority about your rights as a data subject.

f) Restrictions

Data for which we are unable to identify the data subject, e.g. if anonymized for analysis purposes, are not covered by the above rights. Information, deletion, blocking, correction or transfer to another company may be possible with respect to this data if you provide us with additional information that allows us to identify you.


8. Exercise of your rights as a data subject

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, if you wish to obtain information, correct, block, contradict or delete data, or if you wish the data to be transferred to another company, please contact info(at)ivss.org