1.Privacy protection according to the DSGVO (GDPR)

Note: MOFplus is hosted and maintained in Germany and German right applies. This privacy protection declaration is the English translation of the German version and is for information purpose only. The German declaration is legally valid.

1.1.Name and address of the responsible person

The person responsible within the meaning of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the:

 

Ruhr-University Bochum

Department of Inorganic Chemistry 2, Computational Materials Chemistry Group

Prof. Dr. Rochus Schmid

Universitätsstr. 150

44801 Bochum

Germany

E-Mail: info@mofplus.org

Website: https://www.mofplus.org

1.2.Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officers (Datenschutzbeautragte) of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum can be reached via dsb@rub.de. Further information on the data protection officers can be found under https://dsb.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/.

 

2.General information about data processing

2.1.Extent of processing of personal data

In principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent can not be obtained for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

 

2.2.Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   a EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-Datenschutzverordnung DSGVO) as legal basis.

The processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party shall be governed by Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   b DSGVO as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual actions.

To the extent that processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that governs our business, Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   c DSGVO as legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person require the processing of personal data, Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   d DSGVO as legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the former interest, Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   f DSGVO as legal basis for processing.

2.3.Data erasure and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is deleted. In addition, such storage may be provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject. Blocking or deletion of the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for conclusion of a contract or fulfillment of the contract.

3.Provision of the website and creation of log files

3.1.Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected here:

 

(1)    Information about the browser type and version used

(2)    The operating system of the user

(3)    The Internet service provider of the user

(4)    The IP address of the user

(5)    Date and time of access

 

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. A storage of this data together with other personal data of the user does not take place.

 

3.2.Legal basis for data processing

 

Legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   f DSGVO.

 

3.3.Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the computer of the user. To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

 

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

 

In these purposes, our legitimate interest in data processing by type lies.   6 para.   1 lit.   f DSGVO.

3.4.Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for providing the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed.

 

In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. An additional storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

3.5.Opposition and removal possibility

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. There is consequently no contradiction on the part of the user.

4.Use of cookies

4.1.Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.

 

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser be identified even after a page break.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Session ID for identifying the session of the user

4.2.Legal basis for data processing

 

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   f DSGVO.

 

4.3.Purpose of the data processing

 

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to facilitate the use of websites for users. Some features of our website can not be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page break.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Searches

 

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of personal data by type.   6 para.   1 lit.   f DSGVO.

 

4.4.Duration of storage, objection and disposal options

Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by this on our side. Therefore, as a user, you 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. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to the full.

 

5.Registration

5.1.Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal information. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. A transfer of data to third parties does not take place. The following data is collected during the registration process:

 

(1)    Name, Given Name

(2)    e-Mail address

(3)    Background (private, academic, industrial)

(4)    Address (Institute, Street, Postcode, City, Country)

As part of the registration process, the consent of the user to process this data is obtained.

5.2.Legal basis for data processing

Legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   a DSGVO.

 

5.3.Purpose of data processing

 

User registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website.

 

On the website scientific data of the users can be uploaded to make them available to the scientific community. These data are, as it is scientific practice, assigned to the users.

5.4.Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection.

This is the case for the data collected during the registration process when the registration on our website is canceled or modified.

 

5.5.Opposition and removal possibility

As a user, you have the option of canceling the registration at any time. You can change the data stored about you at any time.

 

It is possible to adjust the data stored during registration at any time in the "Profile" area. A deletion of the data takes place on request by email to webmaster@mofplus.org.

 

 

6.Rights of the person concerned

The following list includes all rights of the persons concerned according to the DSGVO. Rights that have no relevance for your own website need not be mentioned. In that regard, the listing can be shortened.

If personal data is processed by you, you are the person concerned within the meaning of the DSGVO and you have the following rights towards the responsible person:

6.1.Right of information disclosure

You may ask the person in charge to confirm if personal data concerning you is processed by us.

If such processing is available, you can request information from the person responsible about the following information:

  • the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

  • the categories of personal data that are processed;

  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;

  • the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;

  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

  • all available information on the source of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

  • the existence of automated decision making including profiling according to Art.   22 para.   1 and 4 DSGVO and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether your personal information relates to a third country or an international organization. In this connection, you can request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art.   46 DSGVO in connection with the transmission to be informed.

 

This right of access may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

6.2.Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and / or completion to the controller, if the personal data you process is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible person must make the correction without delay.

 

Its right of rectification may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of research or statistical purposes.

6.3.Right to restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

(1)               if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the controller to verify the accuracy of your personal information;

(2)               the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(3)               the controller no longer requires personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4)               if you object to the processing in accordance with Art.   21 para.   1 DSGVO and has not yet determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh their reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest Union or a Member State.

If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, the person responsible will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

 

Its right to restriction of processing may be restricted to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes and the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

6.4.Right to delete

a)         deletion obligations

You may require the controller to delete your personal information without delay, and the controller is required to delete that information immediately if one of the following is true:

(1)               Your personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2)               You revoke your consent to the processing gem. Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   a or kind.   9 para.   2 lit.   DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for processing.

(3)               You gem gem. Art.   21 para.   1 DSGVO objection to the processing and there are no prior justifiable grounds for processing, or you lay gem. Art.   21 para.   2 DSGVO objection to the processing.

(4)               Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.

(5)               The deletion of personal data concerning you is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.

(6)                             Your personal data relating to information society services provided in accordance with Art.   8 para.   1 DSGVO levied.

a)Information to third parties

If the person in charge has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. Art.   17 para.   1 DSGVO committed to their deletion, it takes appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform data controllers who process the personal data, taking into account the technology available and the implementation costs, that you as the data subject of the deletion have requested any links to such personal data or from copies or replications of such personal data.

b)Exceptions

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is necessary

(1)               to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2)               to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller;

(3)               for reasons of public interest in the field of public health, in accordance with Art.   9 para.   2 lit.   h and i as well as Art.   9 para.   3 DSGVO;

(4)               for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Art.   89 para.   1 DSGVO, insofar as the law referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of this processing, or

(5)               to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

6.5.Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

6.6.Right to data portability

You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the person responsible for providing the personal data, provided that

(1)               the processing on a consent acc. Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   a DSGVO or Art.   9 para.   2 lit.   a DSGVO or on a contract acc. Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   b DSGVO is based and

(2)               the processing is done using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to obtain that your personal data relating to you are transmitted directly from one person to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.

The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

6.7.Right of objection

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to prevent the processing of your personal data, which, pursuant to Art.   6 para.   1 lit.   e or f DSGVO takes an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Regardless of Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the option, in the context of the use of information society services, of exercising your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

 

You also have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, in processing personal data relating to you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes. Art.   89 para.   1 DSGVO is to contradict this.

Its right of objection may be limited to the extent that it is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the realization of the research or statistical purposes, and that the restriction is necessary for the performance of the research or statistical purposes.

 

 

 

6.8.Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

6.9.Automated decision on an individual basis including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

(1)               is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,

(2)               is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation contains adequate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or

(3)               with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not apply to specific categories of personal data under Art.   9 para.   1 DSGVO, unless Art.   9 para.   2 lit.   a or g DSGVO applies and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to uphold the rights and freedoms and their legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and heard on challenge of the decision.

6.10.Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you is against the DSGVO violates.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy by Art.   78 DSGVO.