Data Protection Notice

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz — DFKI) 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 (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:

Provision of the information offering in the course of the public communication of the DFKI

Anonymous and protected usage:

The visiting and usage of our website is anonymous. Personal data on our website is 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 protected by a generally accepted secure encryption procedure, hence it cannot be 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 the 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 connected to the usage of our website.

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 prohibited.

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


We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are 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 and allowing cookies on an individual basis and can exclude the acceptance of cookies in general or specific cases. You can also adjust the automatic deletion of cookies upon termination of your web browser. Upon deactivation of cookies the functionality of our website can be limited. However. the information we ooffer is still 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 are 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, which are provided for information purposes only. Please note that we do not take any responsibility for pages outside our own web offer. This lies solely with the content provider.

Integration of third-party Services and Content:

As part of our online offer, we use content or service offers from third parties on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer, within the meaning of Art. 6 Para 1 lit.f. of the DSGVO) content or service offers from third parties, in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This means, that the third- party providers of this content always detect the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to solely use content, whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “Pixel-Tags,” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring to web pages, visit times and other information.

We embed the maps of the “Google Maps” service provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The data processed may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of users, which may not be collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices.) The data may be processed in the USA. Privacy Policy:, Opt-Out:

We integrate videos from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Since we use YouTube LLC’s extended data protection mode for this purpose, zour IP address will only be transmitted to YouTube when you start the video by clicking the play button. The data can be processed in the USA. Privacy policy:


You have the option to contact us by e-mail. We will use your e-mail address and other personal contact data in order to correspond 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 corresponding information on 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.