Data Protection Declaration

Scope of application

This Data Protection Policy informs you about the nature, extent and purpose of personal data gathered by the service provider in charge, ATC - Aldenhoven Testing Center of RWTH Aachen University GmbH (in short: “ATC GmbH”), Industriepark Emil Mayrisch, 52457 Aldenhoven (Phone +49 2464 9798310).

We take the protection of personal data very seriously and we would like you to feel safe when visiting our website. Personal data gathered while accessing our site is being processed in accordance with the applicable laws, in particular referring to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/676 (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz/BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz/TMG).

Responsibility for our contents

The contents on our web pages have been created with the utmost care. However, all information is provided without liability in respect of accuracy, completeness and timeliness.

As a service provider we are liable for own content on this site as defined by § 7 para. 1 TMG and common laws. Per definition of §§ 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider we are not responsible to monitor information transmitted or stored by third parties or to investigate circumstances pointing to unlawful actions. Legal obligations to remove information or block its utilization are not affected by this. However, a liability regarding this is only possible after a particular violation of law has been brought to our attention. After gaining knowledge of such violation of law the respective content will be removed immediately.

Usage of personal data

At some points within our web presence you are offered the opportunity to contact us. Data transmitted during this process is only being processed for the purpose it has been provided to us. It will not be passed on to third parties.

What is personal data?

Personal data as defined by Art. 4 GPDR means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Information that is not related directly to a real identity (such as favorite websites or the number of users of a website) is not defined as personal data.

What data is being gathered?

If the website provides an opportunity to enter personal or business-related data (such as email addresses, names, addresses), a disclosure by the user explicitly occurs on a voluntary basis. The utilization of all services offered, if feasible and reasonable, is also enabled without disclosure of such data or by using anonymized data as well as an alias. However, by providing us with correct information including optional data, a personal and individual support service can be offered.

Email contact and contact form

If you wish to contact us by email or using the contact form, we would like to inform you that under certain circumstances the confidentiality of information communicated in these ways may not be guaranteed. The content of emails may be viewed by third parties. Therefore we would like to recommend you sending confidential information by letter mail.

Data entered when contacting us by email or via the contact form (your email address, if applicable: your name and phone number) will solely be stored by us in order to answer your inquiry. Data accumulated in this process will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose of its collection. If there is an obligation to preserve records, processing of this data will be limited. 

Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to disclosure
  • Right to rectification or erasure
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object data processing
  • Right to data portability

In addition, you have the right to file a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data with the Data Protection Authority.

Collection of personal data when accessing our website

By solely using our website for information purposes, without registering or sending other information, we only gather the personal data your browser submits to our servers. Upon viewing our website, the transfer of the following data is necessary in order to display our website and to ensure a stable and secure operation (legal basis is provided by Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (particular web page)
  • Response status code (HTTP status code)
  • Transferred amount of data per request
  • Website from which the user’s system is led to our website
  • Browser
  • Operation system and interface
  • Language and version of the browser used

Use of cookies

Our website uses transient cookies (session cookies). This data is not stored permanently. You can benefit from temporary cookies when filling in forms on our website, helping you when repeatedly entering personal data. These Cookies will be deleted automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity or after closing the browser.

Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. Storage of cookies can be disabled or your browser can be configured to notify you as soon as cookies are being sent to your machine.

If you have cookies disabled a session ID is generated, allowing to identify a person coherently accessing our website. There is no data stored on your machine. The session ID is deleted after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Of course merely you have the right to decide if and for what purpose we may use your data. Furthermore you decide if we may use your data for the purpose of consulting, advertisement and market research. Certainly you can revoke your agreement at all times.

Processing of personal data

Personal data is solely used for internal purposes within the scope of customer relationship. Passing on to third parties will not occur without your required consent. Gathering of personal data and transfer to authorized federal organizations and authorities only takes place according to applicable legislation or if we are obliged due to a court order. All employees and contractors are bound to a confidentiality agreement and are obliged to comply with data protection regulations.

Utilization of web analytics

Currently there are no web analytics tools being utilized on our website.

Copyright

The Layout of the Homepage, graphics and pictures used and the collection of individual contributions are protected by copyright.

The ATC GmbH reserves all rights including the rights of photomechanical reproduction, the duplication and distribution via special processes (e.g. data processing, data carriers, data networks).

ATC - Aldenhoven Testing Center of
RWTH Aachen University GmbH
Industriepark Emil Mayrisch
52457 Aldenhoven
Germany

Phone
+49 2464 9798310
Fax
+49 2464 9798319
Email
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