3. Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of the Data Processing
a) During Your Website Visit
You have the choice to access our website without revealing your identity. In this case, the active browser on your computing device sends nothing but the automatic information about itself to the server of our website to enable the connection. This includes the browser type and version and the date and time of access. Included in the transmitted data is also the IP address of your device. Our server stores this IP address in a log file for 7 days and automatically anonymizes the information hereafter.
We process the IP address for technical and administrative purposes when we establish a stable connection between your device and our server. This ensures the security and functional reliability of our website. In the event an attacker tries to harm our system, the stored data allow us to trace the illegitimate activity.
The legal foundation for processing the IP address is Article 6 para. 1. lit. f GDPR. We have legitimate interests in maintaining the security of our website and in providing trouble-free website services as outlined above.
Processing the IP address of the requesting device in our log file does not allow us to draw direct conclusions on the identity of the website visitor.
b) Using Contact Forms
We offer you the opportunity to communicate with us via a form on our website. Sending us this form requires entering the following required information:
- your name, and
- your email address
We need these data to learn who sent us the enquiry and have the means to answer you.
You start the communication when you send us the filled out form. In return, we process the personal data you provided in the contact form so that we can respond to your enquiry. Therefore, the data processing is in our legitimate interest according to Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit f GDPR.
At the end of our communication with you, we delete the no longer needed collected data.
c) Downloading Software
We provide our software library as well as examples and documentations for downloads in exchange for the opportunity to collect user feedback as well as user statistics. An optional form collects this information and if the user chooses to fill out the form, the following information is required:
- country of residence, and
- intended usage (commercial, scientific, private)
We use this data to get an idea from where our users are coming and what they are using the library for. This information is annonymized and cannot be traced to any personal information.
Additional information, such as name, and email address are optional and will be solely used to reach out once for user feedback within 6 months after the download. This data is deleted when it is no longer needed to communicate about the user feedback.