Data protection

Update: 10.12.2020
This data protection declaration provides information on the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on the website Technical and organisational measures have also been taken to ensure compliance with data protection regulations.

Data Protection - Personal Data

The website is usually accessible without providing personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, postal or e-mail address) is collected on our pages, it is always realized on a voluntary basis. These data is processed by us pursuant to the German law (notably the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation DSGVo). This means that your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your expressed consent.

We use the data to process your contact request (registration to events, request for newsletters, publications, press material, etc.). Every user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information about the personal data stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data as well as block and delete his personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to store such data.

Additional provisions when using our event websites at and only applicable in connection with registration within the scope of conferences, workshops, web seminars, etc. 

Purpose and disclosure of data in the context of event registration

Your personal data collected when registering for events within the scope of the BMWi's "Biomass Energy Use" funding area and the BMWi's Bioenergy Research Network will be processed for the following purposes by the BMWi's "Biomass Energy Use" funding area accompanying project at the DBFZ, the Project Management Jülich (PtJ) and the BMWi (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy):

  • External presentation of the BMWi's funding area "Biomass Energy Use", the BMWi Bioenergy Research Network and the topic of bioenergy / renewable energies
  • Support and acquisition of participants
  • Increase of internet and media presence

The data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 a) EU-DSGVo. The lawfulness of processing for specified purposes is given in the case of consent. Apart from the information on the event, venue, photos and, if applicable, sound and image recordings, no other personal data, such as names of the persons concerned, will be published without consent or legal basis.

The personal data collected may be passed on to the following third parties for the specified purposes within the EU:

  • Project Management Jülich/Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße in 52428 Jülich
  • BMWi Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Scharnhorststr. 34-37, 10115 Berlin

Communication by e-mail

Communication by e-mail can have security gaps. E-mails can be stopped and viewed by experienced Internet users. If the contact persons on this website receive e-mail from you (e.g. via a registration form for events), it is assumed that we are also entitled to reply by e-mail. Otherwise, another form of communication (e.g. by telephone) would have to be considered.

Data storage - Log files

When you access our website, the access data is recorded in a log file (server log file) and temporarily stored for at least 3 months and a maximum of 6 months in order to ensure the general functionality of the services and to be able to trace them in the event of attacks (security reasons). User profiles are not created. The following data is stored for each access: IP address of the Internet service provider, time stamp, call method, URL called, protocol, server status response, scope of data transmitted to the inquirer, reference URL (if available), browser specification (type/version), error messages, if applicable.

The stored personal data will not be used for statistical purposes. These data are not passed on to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes. The data from the log file is not combined with any other stored data that may result from the provision of personal data in the context of further offers on this website.

You cannot be directly identified from the IP number in the log file. This is excluded. The IP address is only evaluated in the case of attacks on the Internet infrastructure of the website, offences against morality and other illegal actions in connection with the use of the Internet offer. A conclusion from the IP number to your person is only possible through your dial-in provider through a police or public prosecutor's investigation.

When personal data is requested on this website, this is always clearly visible and open. Only those data are requested which are necessary for the respective request. We treat the data confidentially and use them only within the framework of data protection law for the purposes for which they were collected. If a storage of your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address) is necessary for the information service used, your data will only be stored for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the offer or the tasks of the contact persons of the website for which the data was collected. Upon termination of an offer or by cancellation of an information offer (e.g. newsletter distribution list) by the users, the personal data will be irrevocably deleted after a maximum of 6 weeks.

Analysis Tool

Furthermore, this server log data is evaluated for the optimization of the website and the analysis with the tool "AWStats", which creates overviews based on the data of the server log files, e.g. of the number of requests, downloads, computer operating systems/browsers used for defined periods of time. These evaluations are not combined with other data sources - in particular with personal data. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The data collected via "AWStats" is stored and is used exclusively for internal evaluation of the usage behaviour of the website

The analysis application Google Analytics is expressly not used. 

Use of cookies  

This website can also be used without the use of cookies. 

This website (Content Management System cms typo3) uses a technically helpful cookie (so-called session cookies) for some functions (e.g. for the organization of buffering of dynamic content, login forms and dynamic lists). Session cookies are small pieces of information that a provider stores in the main memory of the visitor's computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. This cookie cannot store any other data. The session cookie used is deleted when the session is ended - i.e. when you close the browser window or open another page.

However, cookies can also be deactivated by the user of the website via the browser settings without restricting the function of the non-interactive areas of the site. 

However, in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website (e.g. forms).

On our website, the following cookie is set for anonymous users via the domain ""; the cookie is used as a session cookie (which is deleted when the browser is closed):

  • fe_typo_user", creation date (automatically when using website functions), until the end of the browser session

In order to inform the user appropriately within the scope of the current data protection guidelines, our website uses a cookie banner. Even without clicking the button "agree" every user can navigate freely on our website. If the user agrees by a click, a cookie ("tx_cookies_hidden") is set for the duration of 5 days, in order to no longer display the banner for this time and this user after approval. After 5 days the cookie will be deleted automatically. After the expiry of the cookie validity, the user can again decide whether he gives his consent.

If the user uses an area necessary for editing, further cookies are used, which are used for authentication. However, this should be unintentionally unavailable for a web user.

A combination of these data with further stored data, which arise with the access to this web page, as well as with the use of other offers, which requires an indication of personal data for the respective purpose, does not take place.

Integration of third-party services

Our website does not use automatic plugins ("Plugins") to integrate external "social" networks such as facebook, twitter, Xing, Google+, LinkedIn. These plugins serve the purpose of providing you with "share" and interaction possibilities with your contacts via these networks, and in order to be able to easily distribute interesting information, the corresponding logos are linked via the so-called 2-click solution, so that no unwanted data transfer to them takes place during a mere visit to our website.

Only when you click on a logo, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective network in a new window. Via the link the address to be shared is transmitted to the respective network and integrated into its website. If these networks are based outside the EU or the EEA, we cannot therefore exclude the possibility that your data may be transferred to a server outside the EU/EEA and processed there. We have no influence on the extent and the period of use of the data that the respective network collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge:

If you do not want the network to collect information about your visit to other websites, you must log out first. In principle, however, it is possible that the network may obtain and store your IP address even though you have not registered there or are not logged in. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

The legal basis for the use of the share links is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f EU-DSGVo. The purpose, duration and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of your data as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the respective social networks.

Linking to Flickr 

Our website contains links to the image platform Flickr of Yahoo! 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA. If you click on the marked link to Flickr, you will be redirected to Flickr. No direct data transmission takes place during a mere visit to the website of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology's "Biomass energy use" funding programme. We use Flickr to publish our own pictures. 

Please note that we do not use Flickr plugins on our websites.

If you are on the Flickr website, Flickr's privacy policy applies. Flickr offers various interaction mechanisms such as "Share" or "Comment". When you use them as a registered Flickr user, Flickr stores personalized information. At the same time, other Flickr users become aware of this. For more information on how user data is handled on Flickr, please refer to the Flickr Privacy Policy.

Linking to YouTube  

Our website contains links to specially created information videos to the YouTube page operated by Google. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you click on the video marked with a screenshot, you will be forwarded to youtube, so that no direct data transfer takes place when you simply visit the website of the BMWi support programme "Biomass energy use".

Please note that we do not use YouTube plugins on our websites.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and thus on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-DSGVo. YouTube video views are not saved.

You can find further information on the handling of user data in YouTube's privacy policy.

Linking to SlideShare

Our website contains links to the platform SlideShare Inc, 1 Montgomery St., Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA 94104 to present presentations. This means that no personal data will be passed on when you visit our site. 

Please note that we do not use SlideShare plug-ins on our websites.

If you are on the Slideshare website, Slideshare's privacy policy applies. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing can be obtained from: SlideShare Inc. (Privacy Policy of SlideShare/ LinkedIn).


The server, hosting our website is located at the DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH, Deutschland/EU.

Note Imprint

The use of contact data published in the imprint by third parties for the transmission of advertising and information material not specifically solicited is hereby explicitly contradicted. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising and information material, for example spam mails.

Rights of the user: Opposition & right to information

Every user of this website has the right:

  • correction of incorrect data (Art. 16 EU-DSGVo) and blocking and deletion of his personal data (Art. 17 EU-DSGVo), insofar as this does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data
  • to receive, upon request and free of charge, information on the type and extent of personal data storage associated with your visit to this website (Art. 15 EU-DSGVo)
  • to restrict the processing of personal data (Art. 18 EU-DSGVo)
  • to data transferability (Art. 20 EU-DSGVo)
  • of appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 13 EU-DSGVo).

In addition, the person concerned also has a general right of objection (cf. Art. 21 para. 1 EU-DSGVo). In this case, the objection to data processing must be justified. If the data processing is based on a consent, your consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

The easiest way to exercise your rights is to contact the address given in the imprint

Data Protection Officer & Questions?

The responsible person in the sense of the EU-DSGVo is the publisher of this website:

DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
Torgauer Straße 116
04347 Leipzig, Germany

The company is represented in joint management by:
Scientific manager:
Prof. Dr. mont. Michael Nelles

Administrative manager:
Dr. Christoph Krukenkamp

Chairman of the Supervisory Board:
Olaf Schäfer


If you have any questions about the data protection of this website, please send an e-mail to the data protection officer:

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.