Data Protection Principles

FYP respects the processing of personal data in the electronic communication sector, the free movement of such data, as well as electronic communication equipment and services to ensure an equivalent protection level of your right to privacy and confidentiality. Therefore, personal data will only be processed according to the data protection regulations, in particular with the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR). This regulation is complemented by the BDSG (the new Federal German Data protection law) in Germany.

Additionally, the user conditions are consistent with the German Telemedia Act. FYP is not entitled to further use and/or a disclosure to any unauthorized person of your personal data. The administrator has got no access to your saved personal data.

On visiting a VBL web-page, the data for this action will be stored on a log file. This data cannot be traced to a particular person by VBL. Therefore VBL cannot ascertain which user has accessed which page and content. Basically the following data is stored: client’s IP-address, operating system, browser, time of access, visited pages, access error. The data stored is exclusively used for data security and customized development of the websites. It will not be transferred to third parties, neither for commercial nor noncommercial
purposes. For technical reasons cookies may be used to control the connection. In that case the cookies will be deleted when leaving the website. There is no further use or reporting of cookies.

Information service and advice regarding using E-mail
If you want to use our information service and send us an E-mail, your personal data (E-mail address) will automatically be transferred according to the configuration of your E-mail program. VBL uses your E-mail address as well as further personal data, which
is contained in the E-mail, exclusively for the information service. It will not be transferred to third parties. Please note that currently the confidentiality of information on the Internet is not guaranteed without further measures (e.g. encoding) when using E-mail. The content which is sent with an E-mail that is not encoded should be no more confidential than the content of a post card. Messages with valuable content should be sent by post to protect them and avoid a third party gaining access to their content.

VBL Data Protection Officer
In case of complaint and any further questions about data protection at VBL, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer

Thilo Mangler
Hans-Thoma-Straße 19
76133 Karlsruhe

As a public-law institution VBL is under federal supervision by the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI). The BfDI assures that VBL complies with federal data protection law and other regulations regarding data protection.

Address of BfDI:

Der Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit
Graurheindorfer Straße 153
53117 Bonn

In case of complaint and any further questions about data protection at VBL, you can also contact him.
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