Data Protection Policy

Data controller

The controller in the sense of Art. 4 No. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation for the processing of personal data is:  

Gesellschaft zur Förderung angewandter Informatik e. V. (GFaI)  
Volmerstraße 3  
12489 Berlin    

Phone: +49 30 814563-300  
Fax: +49 30 814563-302  

Comments or questions about our privacy policy please direct to:

SSL encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, this website uses SSL encryption. The data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by "https://" in the address line of the browser and by the lock symbol in your browser line. For more information on our SSL certificate, click on the padlock icon. 


The cookies set by GFaI websites are for functional use only (e.g. for caching search queries or form entries) and are only set duration the web session. These cookies contain no personal information and are not used for user tracking.

Tracking Cookies can be activated voluntarily via our cookie banner by clicking "Accept Google Analytics". For more information, see the section "Google Analytics".   

Learn how to clear cookies in the most common browsers: 

Google Analytics

If you have consented, we use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. The data obtained from this are used to optimize our website.  

The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. 

During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, are recorded: 

  • Pages accessed, 
  • Your behavior on the pages (for example, time spent on the page, clicks, scrolling behavior), 
  • Your approximate location (country and city), 
  • Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no direct assignment is possible), 
  • Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, terminal device, and screen resolution, 
  • Source of origin of your visit (i. e., via which website or advertising medium you came to our website). 

These data are transferred to Google servers in the USA. We would like to point out that the same level of data protection cannot be guaranteed in the USA as within the EU. 

No personal data such as name, address, or contact details are ever transferred to Google Analytics.

Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID that can be used to recognize you on future website visits.  

The recorded data are stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. These user-related data are automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remain stored in aggregated form indefinitely. 

If you do not agree with the collection, you can prevent it with the one-time installation of the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. 

Google Ads

If you have consented, we use Google Ads to record your usage behavior on our website (tracking). Google Ads is Google's online advertising program. The technology is used  to generate and share ads with a target audience. This tool also enables the tracking of page views, clicks and other actions like submitting contact forms.

If you do not agree with the collection, you can prevent it with the one-time installation of the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.

Further details on Google's data handling can be found at:


When you contact us, your data will only be stored to process your request and in case of follow-up questions.

When contacting us via one of our contact forms, the following data are involved: 

  • First name and surname, 
  • Email,
  • Address. 

Depending on the form, additional data may be requested. The personal data collected are used for processing your request. Of course, this data will not be passed on to third parties. You may withdraw your consent to the storage and processing of this data at any time via e-mail or other means. In addition, you can always get information about the stored data and are entitled to request the deletion of the data at any time, in accordance with the legal regulations.

Mail Log Files

Personal data are collected when contacting us via the contact form. The following information is automatically stored in the mail log:   

  • Date and time of submitting,
  • Email. 

The storage occurs in log files to ensure the server's functionality. These data will be automatically erased after 10 days. 

Links to external websites of other providers

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers, to which this privacy policy does not extend. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to GFaI websites. Please note the privacy policies of the respective providers.

Rights of the data subject

In principle, you have the following rights: 

  • Right to information, 
  • Right to rectification, 
  • Right to objection, 
  • Right to erasure,  
  • Right to restriction of processing, 
  • Right to data portability. 

For requests of this kind, please contact Please note that when making such requests, we must ensure that it is indeed the data subject.

Complaints can be submitted to a supervisory authority if there are any doubts about the lawfulness of the processing of personal data.

Data Protection Officer