Data Protection Notice

The Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI — German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence) and its staff are committed to goal- and risk-oriented information privacy and the fundamental right to the protection of personal data. In this data protection policy we inform you about the processing of your personal data when visiting and using our website.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Phone: +49 (0)631 / 205 75-0, E-Mail:, Legal Information

Data protection officer:

Phone: +49 (0)631 / 205 75-0, E-Mail:

Purpose of processing:

A legal provision regarding the information offered for the purpose of the public communication of the DFKI GmbH.

Anonymous and protected usage:

The visiting and usage of our website is anonymous. On our website, personal data are only collected to the technically necessary extent. Any processed data will not be transmitted to third parties or otherwise disclosed, except on the grounds of concrete lawful obligations. Within the realm of the information we offer, we do not embed information or service offerings of third party providers.

While using our website the data transmission on the internet is being protected by a generally accepted secure encryption procedure and hence cannot easily be eavesdropped or tampered with.

Access data:

With every visit to our website, some usage, transmission and connection data will be collected, temporarily stored in a log file and then deleted after 90 days.

On every access/retrieval the following data are stored:

  • IP address
  • transmitted user agent information (in particular type/version of web browser, operating system etc.)
  • transmitted referrer information (URL of the referring page)
  • date and time of the access/retrieval
  • transmitted access method/function
  • transmitted input values (search terms etc.)
  • retrieved page resp. file
  • transmitted amount of data
  • status of processing the access/retrieval

The processing of access data is lawful because it is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by DFKI. The legitimate interests pursued by DFKI are the adaptation and optimisation of information offered and the investigation, detection and prosecution of illegal activities in connection with the usage of our web site.

Stored data records can be statistically evaluated in order to adapt and optimize our website to the needs of our visitors. Any means that offer the possibility to retrace the access characteristics of users (tracking) will not be applied. The creation of user profiles and automated decision-making based on this is forbidden.

Stored data records are not attributable to specific persons. They are generally not being combined with other data sources. However, the stored data can be analysed and combined with other data sources, if we become aware of concrete indications of any illegal usage.


We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are being stored by your web browser. The cookies used on our website do not harm your computer and do not contain any malicious software. They offer a user-friendly and effective usage of our website. We do not use cookies for marketing purposes.

We transmit so-called session cookies to your web browser. They are valid only for the duration of your visit on our website and do not have any meaning outside of our website. The session cookies are needed in order to identify your session with a unique number during your visit and to transmit our contents in your preferred language. At the end of your visit the session cookies will be automatically deleted upon termination of your web browser.

We also transmit permanent cookies to your web browser with a validity period of at most 365 days. We are exclusively using these cookies in order to respect your settings for the type of presentation (normal, inverted) and for the font size. Furthermore, it will be recorded whether you’ve taken notice of the information about the usage of cookies in your web browser.

You can adjust your web browser such that you will be informed on setting cookies and allow cookies on an individual basis resp. exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally. You also can adjust the automatic deletion of cookies upon termination of your web browser. Upon deactivation of cookies the functionality of our web site can be limited. In any case, our information offering is available to its full extent.

Social Media:

We do not embed social media plug-ins on our website. When you visit our website no data is transmitted to social media services. Hence profiling by any third parties is not permitted. You do however, have the option to look at our further information on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For the usage of these services we refer to the data protection policies of the respective service providers. We process your personal data within social networks insofar as you post contributions, send messages or otherwise communicate with us.

External Links:
This page contains links to external websites from other companies. Please note that we do not take any responsibility for websites outside our own web offer.


You have the option to contact us via e-mail. We will use your e-mail address and other personal contact data in order to correspondence with you. Due to lawful obligation every e-mail correspondence will be archived. Subject to our legitimate interests your e-mail address and other personal contact data can be stored in our contact data base. In this case you will receive relevant information regarding the processing of your contact data.

Access and Intervention:

Besides the information in this data protection policy you have the right of access to your personal data. To ensure fair data processing, you have the following rights:

The right to rectification and completion of your personal data
The right to erasure of your personal data
The right to restrict the processing of your personal data
The right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds related to your particular situation

To exercise these rights, please contact our data protection officer.

Right to lodge a complaint:

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes statutory data protection regulations.