Privacy policy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Dear website visitor,

Thank you for visiting our website! We appreciate your interest in the DIFUTURE project. By means of this data protection declaration, we would like to inform you below about the data processing of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) resulting from your visit to or use of the functions of our websites.

We ask you to read this data protection declaration carefully before you continue to visit our websites or use the functions contained on the websites.

By visiting our websites, you consent to the processing and use of your data as described below.
Our privacy policy is only valid for our websites and not for the websites of third parties.



Data protection and data security

The protection of your privacy is important to us. To protect your data, DIFUTURE takes a variety of technical and organisational measures to effectively prevent unauthorised access and disclosure, manipulation, loss and unauthorised deletion.

The measures we take are subject to constant updating. We are guided by legal requirements, best practice approaches and technical developments.

In the following, we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your data in our project, insofar as this results from visiting or using the functions of our websites.


Responsible for this privacy policy and this online presence

Oliver Kohlbacher
Sand 14
72076 Tübingen


Contact person for data protection at the controller

Oliver Kohlbacher
Sand 14
72076 Tübingen


Scope of data collection, processing and use

As a matter of principle, we aim to limit the collection, processing and use of personal data during your visit to our website to the minimum necessary. As a rule, we also only collect the data from you that we absolutely need to fulfil the purpose. At present, this is only access data (see section Access data/server log files).


Purpose of the data processing

For statistical analyses and to improve and maintain the website, we store data on access to the site (stored as ‘server log files’).


Access data/server log files

To improve the design and content of our websites, the functions of our online presence and the user-friendliness of our websites, we collect, process and use the following data and store it temporarily in log files:

  • Date and time of the website visit
  • the website from which you accessed our web pages (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)
  • the operating system you are using and the browser you are using (if transmitted by the requesting web browser)
  • the IP address with which you visit our websites
  • the language settings used on your device
  • the pages of our website you have visited or the files you have downloaded from our website
  • Access status (requested file transferred, not found, etc.)
  • Name, URL and transferred data volume of the retrieved file
  • the amount of data transferred during your visit to our website
  • a message as to whether your visit to our website was successful

The data in this log file is processed as follows:

  • The log entries are continuously analysed automatically in order to detect attacks on the web servers and react accordingly.
  • In individual cases, i.e. reported malfunctions, errors and security incidents, they are analysed manually.
  • Log entries that are older than seven days are anonymised by shortening the IP address.
  • The anonymised logs are used to create access statistics.

We collect, process and use this data exclusively for the aforementioned statistical and non-commercial purposes in anonymised or pseudonymised form, so that any inference to your person is prevented as far as possible.



We use “cookies” on our websites. Cookies are text files that are placed on the memory of the device from which you have accessed our website.

We use both permanent cookies and temporary cookies (so-called session cookies). Persistent cookies can be stored on your device for a few seconds to several years. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser or end the session.

Cookies help us

  • to identify the frequency of visits to the website areas
  • to recognise the preferences of our website visitors and to be able to optimally design the websites accordingly
  • to facilitate navigation on our websites and thus increase the user-friendliness of our websites
  • to retain information over a certain period of time and to identify the computer of website visitors as soon as they return to our websites. This makes it possible, for example, to use the settings you have previously selected so that you do not have to make the settings again (e.g. language settings, log-in information).

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your device, you can set your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are placed or does not accept them. You can also decide whether you want to accept or block only a few or all categories of cookies. You can find further information on handling cookies in the online help of the browser you are using.

If you block cookies used by us, we would like to inform you that you may not be able to use individual functions of our website or only to a limited extent.


Linked websites

Our websites have links to external websites. We have no influence on the content of these websites and therefore accept no responsibility or liability for the permissibility, accuracy, presentation and completeness of the content published, displayed or retrievable there.

We hereby inform you that when you access these external websites, your IP address may be logged by the respective website operator.

When you leave our websites, we recommend that you check the privacy policy of the external website operators before you access the websites or use the functions there.


Transmission or disclosure of your data

A transfer to third parties or a transfer to our partners of your data collected, processed or used by us does not take place without your express consent, unless this is necessary:

  • is legitimised by a legal permission or we are legally obliged to pass on the data.
  • for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to protect our websites.
  • to enforce the rights of third parties or within the scope of the legal obligation to provide information or a court order to provide information.


Data transmission abroad

A transfer of your data to organisations in countries outside the European Union is not necessary due to our activities and therefore does not currently take place.


Webseiten-Tracking mit Matomo

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.


Right to information

In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, website visitors to our online presence have the right to receive information about their personal data processed by DIFUTURE at any time and free of charge upon request. The scope of the information is set out in Art. 15 GDPR.

Please send your request for information by e-mail to the following address (


Right to rectification of your data

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data about you. We will examine such requests and take the necessary measures in justified cases.


Right to erasure and blocking of your data

You have the right to erasure of your data in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR.

The data we have stored about you will be destroyed or deleted in accordance with data protection regulations if

  • the statutory retention periods have expired, or
  • the collection or processing is or was unlawful, or
  • the data is no longer required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, or
  • you have withdrawn your consent to processing and use
  • you object to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing

We would like to inform you that your data will only be completely erased after the relevant deadlines under tax and commercial law have expired. Your data will be blocked accordingly and not processed by us until the expiry of these periods and until final erasure.


Right to restriction of data processing

In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data in the cases and to the extent specified in Art. 18 GDPR. We will examine such requests and take the necessary measures in justified cases.


Right to data portability

In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your data processed by us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. At your express request, we will transmit your data to the bodies clearly named by you, insofar as we are technically able to do so and this is permitted under data protection law.


Right of cancellation and objection

You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your data at any time and without giving reasons free of charge for the future or to object to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. Please send your revocation of your consent or objection by e-mail to the following address (


Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

In accordance with Art. 14 in conjunction with. Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection if you believe that the processing of your data violates the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority is the one in which our company has its headquarters.


Right to effective judicial remedy against the controller

In accordance with Art. 79 GDPR, you have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you believe that your aforementioned rights have been violated as a result of processing of your data by us or a processor commissioned by us that does not comply with the requirements of the GDPR. 


Liability and right to compensation

In accordance with Art. 82 GDPR, you have the right to claim damages from us or the processors commissioned by us if you have suffered material or immaterial damage as a result of a breach of the GDPR.


Changes to the privacy policy

This privacy policy will be updated with effect for the future in the event of new legal requirements or significant changes to the functional scope of our websites. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy policy at regular intervals.

Last change: 05 June 2024

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