Data Protection Information

The sections below provide further details about how the personal data will be processed, for what purpose, for how long and which rights you have in this regard.

The data controller is:

zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastraße 27 c,
80686 München

(hereinafter referred to as “Fraunhofer”)

Email: nfzvfrnhfrd
Telephone: +49 (0)89 1205- 0
Fax: +49 (0)89 1205-7531

on behalf of its Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

(hereinafter referred to as “Fraunhofer-ISI”)

Email: dtnschtzsfrnhfrd

The corporate data protection officer at Fraunhofer can be reached at the above-mentioned address, c/o Data Protection Officer or at

Please feel free to contact the data protection officer directly at any time with your questions concerning your data protection rights and/or your rights as data subject.

Processing purposes and legal basis

At the Symposium photos and videos will be taken to document the event visually and for use on our media platforms as part of Fraunhofer’s public relations activities. The photo and video recordings are created and processed on behalf of the data controller. Since you may be identified in these images, either directly or indirectly, they represent personal data according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The images will be used for news reporting directly associated with the event, for internal reporting at Fraunhofer and for the (institute-related) historical archiving and documentary purposes.

Furthermore, the images will be published for the purpose of post-event reporting on our media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube or our website. This processing is required in particular to document and promote our Symposium.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The purposes mentioned are legitimate interests within the meaning of this provision.

The images will be stored for 3 years. If selected videos and/or photos are archived beyond this period for (institute-related) historical archiving and documentary purposes, we generally store them until such moment as an identifiable data subject objects (Art. 21 (1) sentence 2 GDPR). Storage will continue beyond such objection only if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You have the following rights:

  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, to obtain access to your personal data processed by us;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, to obtain the rectification of inaccurate data or the completion of your personal data without undue delay;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, to obtain the erasure of personal data saved by us unless processing is necessary to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of the personal data, or if we no longer need the personal data while you still require it for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims, or if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you may contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or the registered offices of our organization.

Information on your right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to file a complaint at any time, for reasons resulting from your special situation, against the processing of your personal data, on account of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing on fair balancing of interests); this is also applicable to profiling pursuant to Article 4(4) GDPR based on this regulation.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If your objection is directed against the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not necessary. This includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

If you would like to assert your right to object, please send an email to dtnschtzkrdntnzvfrnhfrd.