FONA's web offering can be used without personal information being disclosed. Personal information is only collected for technical purposes, for example if you place an order or sign up to be on a newsletter mailing list.
The following statement provides you with a complete overview of how FONA ensures the protection of your data and of the types of data that are collected and the purpose of doing so.
Data processing on this website
Data are collected and exchanged every time a website is visited. The BMBF automatically collects and stores data that your browser transfers to our server. This includes:
your internet browser type/version
the operating system being used
the loaded web page
the previously visited page (referrer URL
time of the server request
FONA analyzes this data solely for statistical purposes in order to measure the demand for FONA's web offerings. FONA is not able to trace this data back to specific individuals. These data are not merged with other data sources. IP-Numbers are only used for data transmission and are not stored after a session has been finished. Data that were logged during access to the FONA's web offering are only transferred to third parties in so far as we are obliged to do so by law or under a court order. Data will also be transferred in the case of attacks on the FONA internet infrastructure that are subject to legal or criminal prosecution. Data will not be transferred for any other reason.
Data pertaining to the dispatch of newsletters
When you sign up to be on a mailing list for one the BMBF's newsletters, your e-mail address and selected newsletter list(s) are stored on our server. We use this information solely for purposes of dispatching newsletters. Data sets are used to analyze system performance for statistical purposes. We neither pass on this data to third parties nor use it for any other purposes of our own. Our registration system, which includes a confirmation message containing a web link to finalize registration (double-opt-in), ensures that you have explicitly requested the newsletter.
E-mails to FONA
When you send us an e-mail, its contents and your e-mail address will be used solely for purposes of corresponding with you. In the case of order transactions, any personal data submitted will be passed on to third parties solely for purposes of handling the order (e.g. to a mail order company, or other public authorities or institutions if applicable). Your data will be deleted once your order has been completed. Inquiries from the general public, both on paper and electronic, are stored in accordance with the statutory periods of the Registry Directive, which supplements the Joint Rules of Procedure of the Federal Ministries (GGO).
Right of information
You have the right to demand information on data that has been saved about you personally as well as to know where the data originated from, who has received it and the purposes for storing it. FONA's internet editor staff can provide you with information on the stored data. You can address any questions or grievances you may have to (email@example.com).