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Data protection

The controller within the meaning of data protection law, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V., represented by: Prof. Dr. Mirko Hornung, Executive Director Research and Technology, Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1, 82024 Taufkirchen, Germany
Registered at Munich District Court VR 19179

Your rights as a data subject

You can always exercise the following rights by contacting our Data Protection Officer under the indicated address:

  • right to information about your data stored by us and their processing,
  • right to rectification of inaccurate personal data,
  • right to deletion of your data stored by us,
  • right to restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • right to objection to our processing of your data, and
  • right to data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the federal state where you reside, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. A list with the contact details of non-public sector supervisory authorities can be found at:

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy. We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent,
  • the processing is necessary to process a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,

the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.

Collection of general information when you visit our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and similar information. This is exclusively information which does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content you have requested from websites and is mandatory when using the Internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a trouble-free connection of the website,
  • ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest from the aforementioned purposes for data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The recipients of the data are only the controller and, if applicable, the data processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically provides us with certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to start programmes or to transmit viruses to a computer. We use the information contained in cookies to display our website correctly and help you navigate it.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

If you contact us regarding any questions by e-mail or contact form, please give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting us. A valid e-mail address is required for this purpose. This is used to assign the request and then reply to it. The input of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions. After your request has been processed, your personal data will be automatically deleted.

Use of Matomo

This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open-source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany.

The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before it is stored. You have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by changing the setting of your browser software. We would like to point out that with the appropriate settings not all functions of this website may be available any more.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

In order to present our contents accurately and in a visually appealing way across all browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as Google Web Fonts ( Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If your browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, the content will be displayed in a default font.

The call up of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to display geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy centre.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here.

Embedded YouTube videos

Some of the pages on our website contain embedded YouTube videos. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC (901 Cherry Ave – San Bruno – CA 94066 – USA). Visiting a page with the YouTube plug-in creates a connection to the YouTube servers and YouTube is notified about which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behaviour with you personally. In order to prevent this, you must log out of your YouTube account before you proceed.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies to collect information about user behaviour.

If you have disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad programme, such cookies will not be set when you watch YouTube videos, either. However, YouTube also stores non-personal user information in other cookies. You must block the storage of cookies in your browser if you wish to prevent this.

For more information on data privacy on YouTube, please refer to the provider’s data privacy statement at:

Social media plug-ins

Social media plug-ins from the providers listed below are used on our website. The plug-ins are indicated by the brand logo of the corresponding provider.

Under certain circumstances these plug-ins are used to send information, which may also include personal data, to the service provider for storage and further use. We have implemented a 2-click solution to prevent the accidental or unintentional collection and transmission of data to the service provider. A click on the corresponding button is required to activate a selected social media plug-in, which will then allow information to be collected and transmitted to the service provider. For our part, we do not collect any personal data about or via the use of social media plug-ins.

We have no influence on what data an activated plug-in collects and how the data is used by the service provider. It must currently be assumed that a direct connection is made to the provider’s services and that the IP address and device-related information, at the very least, are collected and used. It is also possible that service providers will attempt to store cookies on the relevant device. Please see the respective service provider’s data privacy policy for information on what concrete data will be collected and how it will be used. Please note that if you are logged into Facebook when you visit our site, Facebook will be able to identify you as a visitor to a specific page.

The social media buttons of the following service providers are integrated on our website:

Facebook Inc. (1601 California Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St – Suite 600 – San Francisco – CA 94107 – USA)

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy so that it corresponds with the current legal requirements or to ensure that changes, such as the introduction of new services, are implemented in our Privacy Policy. The new Privacy Policy will be valid the next time you visit our website.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have questions about privacy, please write an e-mail to the Data Protection Officer of our organisation: