Saving the Northern White Rhino

Privacy policy in accordance with GDPR

This text is a direct translation of the original Privacy Policy in German. However, for legal purposes, only the German version is binding.

The research project "BioRescue: Advanced Reproductive Technologies for the Rescue of Highly Endangered Mammals such as the Northern White Rhino - Subproject I: Coordination and Assisted Reproduction" is located at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.In compliance with the applicable data protection laws, we process personal data that is collected when you visit our websites. We will not publish your data or disclose it to any third parties without authorization. In the following sections, we explain which data we collect when you visit our websites, and exactly how this data is used.

I. Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection legislation of the Member States and other data protection legislation is:

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Rudower Chausssee 17
12489 Berlin, Germany
phone: 030 6392-3300
email: info@fv-berlin.de

represented by the Executive Board of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.:
Professor Dr. Volker Haucke, Executive Board Spokesman and Director of FMP;
Dr. Manuela Urban, Executive Board Member and Managing Director of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

II. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

The controllerís Data Protection Officer is:

Johannes HŲper
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin, Germany Deutschland
phone: 030 6392-3311
email: datenschutz@fv-berlin.de

III. General information about data processing

1. Scope of personal data processing

As a general rule, we only process personal data concerning our users where necessary in order to provide a functional website and to provide our content and services. Personal data concerning our users will only be processed regularly if the user has given his or her consent. An exemption applies in such cases where it is impossible, for reasons of fact, to gain prior consent and the processing of data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for personal data processing

Where we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing procedures, Article 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. The same applies for processing procedures that are necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Where it is necessary to process personal data for compliance with a legal obligation that FVB must meet, Article 6(1)(c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by FVB or by a third party and if the aforementioned interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, then Article 6(1)(f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

3. Erasure of data and storage period

The personal data concerning the data subject will be erased or made unavailable as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Data may also be stored where provision has been made for this by European or national legislators in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which FVB is subject. Data will also be made unavailable or erased where a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned legislation expires, unless there is a need for the further retention of the data for the purpose of entering into or performing a contract.

IV. Provision of the website and creation of log files

Every time our website is visited, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the requesting computer in so-called log files. The following data is collected in this connection and stored in our systemsí log files:

  • Date and time of access
  • Userís IP address
  • Websites called up from the userís system via our website
  • Websites from which the userís system reached our website
  • Information about the browser type and version
  • Information about the userís operating system
  • Information about the userís internet service provider

This data will not be stored together with other personal data concerning the user. Data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves the purpose of optimizing the website, of eliminating any possible malfunctions and of preserving the security of our information technology systems. Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the provision of the website, this occurs at the end of the session.

Log file data is usually deleted after 30 days at the latest. If FVB has to store log file data for a longer period due to technical requirements or security aspects, usersí IP addresses are deleted or modified to prevent their identification. Such storage is essential and cannot be objected to by the user. The legal basis for the storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

V. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the userís computer system. When a user requests a website, a cookie can be stored on the userís operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when you next visit the website.

2. Essential cookies

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the requesting browser can also be identified after changing to a different website.

In the process, the cookies store and transmit the following data::

  • Language settings; when a user switches languages: cookie i18N_LANGUAGE, this cookie simply records the choice of language and can by no means be used to identify or track a visitor to the website.

Cookies are deleted when you close the session. No user profiles are created by essential cookies. The legal basis for the use of such cookies can be found in Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

3. Duration of storage, possibility of objection and removal

Cookies are stored on the userís computer and transmitted from there to our website. As the user, you therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also take place automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.