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1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

European Research and Project Office GmbH
Heinrich-Hertz-Allee 1
66386 St.Ingbert

Represented by:
Jörg Scherer

Telephone: +49 6894 388 130

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.

Verimax GmbH
Warndtstraße 115
66127 Saarbrücken

Telephone: +49 89 800 65 78 0

4. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Data processing within registration for DigiCell Workshop(s)

Registration and Participation in DigiCell Public Workshop “Advanced materials characterisation and modelling techniques for battery electrochemical and nano-mechanical properties” l 24 June 2024

Which sources and data are used?

We process your personal data defined according to Art. 4 no. 1 GDPR, i.e., first name, last name, organisation, e-mail address, which we receive from you within the scope of your registration and participation in our public workshop on “Advanced materials characterisation and modelling techniques for battery electrochemical and nano-mechanical properties” on 24 June 2024. In addition, we process personal data – provided that you have given your consent – that we collect within the scope of your participation to the event (screenshots on which individuals may be identifiable).

Why do we process your data (purpose of processing) and what is the legal basis?

If you fill in the registration form, EURICE European Research and Project Office GmbH (as the main responsible partner within DigiCell for Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation activities) will receive and save the data you fill in in the registration form. We process personal data in accordance with the provisions under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)).

To meet contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1b GDPR)

Your registration data is processed for the purpose of the initiation, performance and conclusion of a contract and the related secondary obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR). These data are processed with the purpose of identifying you as a participant to the events, for reserving a place for you, preparing name tags as well as a participants list and for enabling the planning and guarantee of a smooth operation.

Based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1a GDPR)

To the extent that you have given your consent for the processing of personal data with regard to taking pictures in the course of the event and the publishing of such pictures, the processing is considered lawful on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para 1a GDPR). Pictures are taken for the purpose of documenting the event as well as for preparing communication material (flyer, leaflets, social media postings, news entries on our website). A consent that has been given can be revoked at any time at by sending an e-mail to However, please note that any revocation is only applicable to the future use of your personal data. Processing of data that has been performed before your revocation is not affected.

Who will receive my data?

Within the EURICE European Research and Project Office GmbH, your data will be transferred to those persons that need the data to fulfil their contractual obligations (e.g., the Project Manager of the project). In addition, we may involve other service providers to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations. In addition, we may transmit your personal data to other recipients outside the European Research and Project Office GmbH if this is required to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations. This includes but is not limited to:

  • hosting provider for the project website
  • provider of the video conferencing tool
  • social media channels
  • the partner hosting/providing the MS Teams Channel used for implementing the workshop
  • EU auditors
For how long are my data stored?

Periods for retention result from the applicable Horizon Europe provisions. In accordance thereto, the data must be retained for up to five years after receipt of the project’s final payment, according to Art. 20.1 GA and the DigiCell Data Sheet, Point 6.

In addition, we are obliged to respect various obligations to retain information and furnish evidence in accordance with, for e.g., the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB)) and the German Tax Code (Abgabenordnung (AO)). According to these laws, the storage of the data can be up to a maximum of ten years. Finally, the period of storage is also subject to statutory periods of limitation which, for instance in accordance with §§ 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB)), in general amount to three years but, in certain cases, can also amount to a maximum of thirty years.

Will my data be transmitted to a third country or international organization?

To enable online participation, the video conferencing tool "Microsoft Teams", is used. "Microsoft Teams" is a service of Microsoft Corp, One Microsoft Way. Redmond, WA 98052-7329. USA. The processing of personal data in the USA will take place on the basis of the Commission Decision of 10 July 2023. Such Decisions confirm that the countries situated outside the EU offer an adequate level of data protection.

The transmission of your data is not repeated, mass or structural.

Which data protection rights do I have?

Each individual has the right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure (right to be forgotten) in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, the right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR as well as the right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR. Limitations in accordance with §§ 34 and 35 of the German BDSG apply to the right to access and the right to erasure. In addition, individuals have a right to lodge complaints with us. In this case, please contact our data protection officer Verimax GmbH as well as the competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with § 19 BDSG).

The competent supervisory authority is:
Unabhängige Datenschutzzentrum Saarland
Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Fritz-Dobisch-Straße 12
66111 Saarbrücken
Telephone: +49 681 94781-0

Am I obligated to provide my data?

Within the scope of our business relationship, you only have to provide those personal data that are required for establishing, implementing and closing the business relationship and for fulfilling the related contractual obligations or in the case that we are legally required to collect the data. Without those data, we will generally not be able to perform the contract concerned.