Privacy policy

1) Consent as per data protection law

If you have provided your consent accordingly, we will send you information concerning the event and the “RAVE – Research at alpha ventus” research initiative via e-mail prior to, during, and following the Offshore Wind R&D Conference 2018.

The participant consents to IWES’ employing, circulating, and publishing pictures and/or audio recordings of him/her produced in the scope of the event in an altered or unaltered form. This also refers to publishing on the Internet and especially in social networks. The rights of use apply with no restrictions to certain areas, including for advertising purposes and editorial publications, without any time constraints. IWES is also entitled to sell and/or pass on the rights of use to the image/audio recordings. The participant also consents to the passing on of these rights of use to third parties. Each participant has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the use of images/audio recordings in which he or she appears at any time by sending written communication to this effect to the event organizer.

2) Data protection information
- Offshore Wind R&D Conference 2018 - 

The Offshore Wind R&D Conference 2018is a project of the Fraunhofer institute for wind energy systems and serves as an opportunity for knowledge exchange along the life cycle of offshore wind farms.

As the party responsible for the data processing (controller), we process the personal data collected via our website and store them for the period, which is required to achieve the specified purpose and to comply with the statutory requirements. The following text informs you of the data we collect and the way we process the collected data. We also inform you on your data privacy rights as they pertain to the use of our website.

Pursuant to Article 4 No. 1 GDPR, personal data are all data referring to a specific or identifiable natural person.

2.1. Scope of this Agreement

This data protection information shall apply to the project website located at www.offshore-wind-rd.deand all services we offer in context with this project as web services providing we refer to this data protection information.

2.2. Name and contact information of the person who signs responsible for processing and the appointed data security officer 

Controller as defined in Article 4 No. 7 GDPR:

zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. [Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research]
Hansastraße 27 c
80686 München [Munich, Bavaria, Germany]


Fraunhofer institute for wind energy systems
Am Seedeich 45
27572 Bremerhaven, Germany

(in the following referred to as 'Fraunhofer IWES’)

Telephone: +49 471 14290-100

You can reach the data protection representative of the Fraunhofer Institute at the above address, c/o Data Protection Officer or at

Alternatively, you may want to send an email to your contact partner Ralph Harter at ralph.harter@zv.fraunhofer.

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 affected person.

2.3. Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of the Data Processing during Your Website Visit

Here the General Terms and Conditions for the Use of Converia Conference Management and Ticketing Platform for attendees apply.

2.4. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Persons

We transfer your personal data to third parties only under the following circumstances:

  • You have consented to the transfer explicitly as prescribed in Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit. a GDPR
  • We entered into a contract with you, and the transfer is necessary to execute the contract as prescribed in Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit b GDPR
  • According to Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit. c GDPR and according to applicable law, we are obligated to transfer the data to a specific third party.


  • We provide your data to the service provider Converia (Lombego Systems GmbH, Kaufstraße 2-4, D-99423 Weimar), to the requisite extent for the purpose of the processing of payments. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Point b) of the DSGVO.
  • A list of participants will be provided to the participants at the event. Unless you expressly instruct us otherwise, we will also include your name and your company/organization on the list. The aim of this provision of data is to give all participants a clear impression of the participants and facilitate interaction and networking. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Point f) of the DSGVO.
  • If you have registered for excursions, your data will be provided to the responsible organizer and transport company to the requisite extent. They are used to verify your right to partake in the excursion and for the fulfillment of the excursion itself. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Point b) of the DSGVO.

The third party/third parties shall use the transferred data for the specified purpose exclusively.

The transmission/transfer of personal data to a country outside the EU or to an international organisation is prohibited.

2.5. Your Rights as Affected Person

You have the right 

  • According to Article 7 para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke any consent declaration at any time, which you have given to us before. This has the consequence that we are no longer privileged to continue the respective activity.
  • According to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to demand information on your personal data, which we have processed. In particular, you have the right to information on the following: Purposes of the data processing - The categories of personal data - the categories of recipients to which we transmitted/disclosed or will transmit your data - the planned storage periods of data - the existence of the right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection - the right to appeal - the right to know the origin of data in the event that we did not collect these data - the right to meaningful and detailed information on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling
  • According to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to the correction of incorrect and/or the completion of incomplete personal data in storage at the Fraunhofer Society
  • According to  Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to the deletion of your personal data providing the deletion does not interfere with the execution of the right to the free expression of opinions and with the compliance with legal obligations, providing the deletion is not against public interest and providing the deletion does not hamper the enforcement, execution or defence of legal claims
  • According to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data if you contest or challenge the accuracy of these data, the processing of the data is illegal but you reject the deletion of these data and we no longer need the data while you still need the data to enforce, execute or defend legal claims or you have raised an objection against the data processing according to Article 21 GDPR
  • According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data you provided to us in a structured, well-established and machine-readable format or to demand the transmission to another authority and
  • According to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a superior authority. As a rule, you may find such authority at your place of residence, your workplace or our company domicile.

Information on your Right of Objections according to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time against the processing of your personal data, based on Article 6 para. 1, lit. f GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6, para. 1, lit. e GDPR (data processing based on fair balancing) for reasons, which arise from your specific situation. This shall also apply to the profiling as prescribed by Article 4 No. 4 GDPR, which is supported by this provision.

Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can establish compelling evidence, which is worthy of protection and outweighs your interests, rights and privileges, or unless the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defence of legal claims.

To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not required.  This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.

If you like to claim your right to object, an email to will suffice.

2.6. Data Security

We transmit all your personal data using the generally used and secure encryption standard SSL (Secure Socket Layer). The SSL protocol is a proven and secure standard. Bankers use the standard for online banking transactions. You recognise a secure SSL connection by the s following the http (https://...) in your browser URL or by the lock symbol in the lower section of your browser.

By the way, we use suitable technical and organisational safety procedures to protect your data against inadvertent or wilful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorised access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.

 2.7. Amendments to the Data Security Information and its Timeliness

This data protection information as amended on June 2018 is currently applicable.

Due to improvements of our website and website offers or based on statutory or government standard, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You find the latest applicable data protection information on the website.

You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.