Privacy Policy

1. Data protection information

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you about the extent of the processing of your personal data (hereinafter referred merely as “data”).

Responsible for data processing

Responsible for data processing in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Mannheimer Verein zur internationalen Förderung der Maschinen- und Systemsicherheit e.V.
Section of the ISSA on Machine and System Safety
Dynamostr. 7-11
D-68165 Mannheim

Tel.: +49 621-4456-2213
Fax: +49 621-4456-2190

3. Data processing

We process data within the framework of our website operations. The data concerned in detail, processing purposes, legal bases, recipients and transfers to third countries are listed below:

a) Log file for website visit

We log your visit to our websites. The following data is processed: name of the website accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, browser type and version, operating system used by you, referrer URL (previously visited website), your IP address and the requesting provider. This is necessary to ensure the security of the website. We process the data accordingly on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR in order to guarantee the security of the website. The log file will be deleted after seven days, unless it is needed to clarify or prove specific legal violations that have become known within the retention period.

b) Hosting

Within the scope of hosting, all data to be processed in connection with the operation of this website will be stored. We process such data on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR in order to enable the operation of the website. To provide our online presence, we use the services of web hosting providers to whom we transmit the above data.

c) Making contact

If you contact us, your data (name, contact details, if provided by you) and your message will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and handling your inquiry. These data are processed by us on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 b) GDPR for the performance of the contract and/or for the fulfillment of our pre-contractual obligations or on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR for the processing of your inquiry.

d) Download

We provide information material on our website, e.g. as PDF file. The following data are processed […]. We process this data on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR in order to enable provision of the information.

4. Cookies, website analysis and marketing

In order to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. These are short data packages that are stored on your terminal device and exchanged with other providers. Some of the cookies we use are deleted immediately after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and make it possible to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies). Data processing based on cookies, which are used solely to create the functionality of our website, is therefore based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR.

You can delete all cookies stored on your terminal device and set the usual browsers so that the storage of cookies is prevented.

In this case, you may need to re-set some settings each time you visit this website and accept the impairment of some features.

5. Duration of data storage

We store personal data only as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed or a consent given by you has been revoked by you. Insofar as legal storage obligations have to be observed, the storage period for certain data can be up to 10 years irrespective of the processing purpose.

6. Your rights as a data subject

a) Information

Upon request, you will receive information free of charge about all personal data that we have stored about you at any time.

b) Correction, deletion, restriction of processing (blocking), complaint

Should you no longer agree with the storage of your personal data or should the data have become incorrect, we will arrange for the deletion or blocking of your data or make the necessary corrections on the basis of a corresponding instruction (insofar as this is possible under applicable law). The same applies if we are only to process data in a restrictive manner in future. In particular, you have a right of complaint in cases where your data is required for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in our legitimate interest, as well as for profiling based on it. In the case of data processing for the purpose of direct marketing, you also have a right to complain.

c) Data portability

Upon request, we will provide you with your data in a common, structured and machine-readable format, so that you can transfer the data to another responsible person on request.

d) Right of revocation for consents with effect for the future

You may revoke your consents at any time with effect for the future. Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing until the time of revocation.

e) Right to complaint

You also have the option of complaining to a supervisory authority about your rights as a data subject:


f) Restrictions

Data for which we are unable to identify the data subject, e.g. if anonymized for analysis purposes, are not covered by the above rights. Information, deletion, blocking, correction or transfer to another company may be possible with respect to this data if you provide us with additional information that allows us to identify you.

7. Exercise of your rights as a data subject

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, if you wish to obtain information, correct, block, contradict or delete data, or if you wish the data to be transferred to another company, please contact

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer as defined in Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR, the plugin Jetpack (in this case the subfunction “WordPress Stats”), which integrates a tool for statistical evaluation of visitor accesses and is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site.

The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this online offer is stored on a server located in the USA. The processed data can be used to create use profiles of the user, which are used for analysis and not for promotion purposes. More information is provided in the Privacy Policies of Automattic: and information on Jetpack cookies:

Google Fonts

We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) of the provider Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Privacy Policy:, Opt-Out:

Font Awesome

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Fonticons, Inc. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, your browser has to establish a connection to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. Fonticons, Inc. thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This represents a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 f) GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

More information on Font Awesome is available at and in the Fonticons, Inc. Privacy Policy: