Data protection is of high priority for the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB). As a general rule, the use of TIB’s services does not require the provision of any personal data. However, the processing of personal data may be required where a data subject wants to use special services via the TIB’s web pages. Where the processing of personal data is required and where there is no legal basis for such processing, we shall obtain the data subject’s consent.
The processing of personal data, such as for example the data subject’s name, address, email address, or telephone number shall always be carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the state and institution-specific data protection rules and regulations applicable to the TIB. This privacy statement serves to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process, as well as of the rights data subjects are entitled to.
The terms used in this privacy statement are to be understood within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Name and address of the controller
The controller under data protection law shall be:
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
Welfengarten 1 B
Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller shall be:
Phone: +49 511 762-8138
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)
data protection officer
Welfengarten 1 B
Königsworther Platz 1 B
Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly regarding any and all questions and suggestions regarding data protection at any time.
Subscription to TIB newsletters and newsletter tracking
Users can subscribe to newsletters via the TIB web pages in order to receive information on offers and news at regular intervals. This shall require registration providing title, name and email address. Using the double opt-in procedure, a confirmation email shall be sent to the email address first registered by a data subject for the purpose of receiving the newsletter, in order to check whether the owner of the email address has authorised receipt of the newsletter.
When registering for the newsletter, TIB stores the IP address of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. Collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace any (possible) misuse of the email address of a data subject at a later date.
The personal data collected during registration for a newsletter are used exclusively for the purpose of sending the newsletter. In addition, subscribers of the newsletter can be informed by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service, e.g. in the event of changes in content or technical aspects of the newsletter. The personal data collected for sending the newsletter will not be passed on to third parties. Subscription to the TIB newsletter can be terminated by the data subject at any time. Consent to the storage of personal data for sending the newsletter can be withdrawn at any time. For the purpose of withdrawal of consent a link is provided in each newsletter. Furthermore, it is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller or to inform the controller thereof in any other way.
The TIB newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in emails sent in the HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) is able to identify if and when an email was opened by a data subject, and which links in the email were clicked.
This information is stored and evaluated by the TIB in order to optimise the distribution and the content of the newsletter. Data subjects may withdraw the declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. Following withdrawal, this personal data will be deleted by the TIB. TIB shall construe any unsubscribing of the newsletter to constitute a withdrawal.
Contact possibility via the web pages
The TIB’s web pages contain information and forms that enable quick electronic contacting via contact form or by email providing name and email address also for customers not registered with the TIB. The indication of name and email address is necessary to establish contact following clarification of the data subject’s concerns. The personal data transmitted by the data subject to the TIB via email or via a contact form are automatically stored internally and only for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject.
Most of the cookies used are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of the visit. Other cookies remain stored on the user’s terminal device until he or she deletes them. These cookies enable the TIB to recognise the user’s browser on his or her next visit.
Users can prevent and permanently object to the setting of cookies by TIB websites at any time by choosing the corresponding settings of the Internet browser used. Furthermore, cookies already set can be deleted at any time with the Internet browser or by other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, the TIB web pages may not function properly.
Collection of general data and information (logfiles)
Whenever a data subject calls the TIB web pages, these pages automatically collect information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to the TIB. This is:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- IP address
- Internet service provider of the accessing system
- Time of the server request
As a general rule, this data is not attributable to a particular person. This data will not be merged with other data sources.
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The TIB processes and stores the data subject’s personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of such storage and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and the country and institution-specific data protection regulations applicable to the TIB. Thereafter, the personal data will routinely be blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Rights of the data subject
You shall at any time be entitled to obtain information about the data stored in this library, its origin and recipient and about the purpose of such data processing, as well as to rectification or erasure or restriction of processing or – to the extent that such processing is based on your consent – a right of withdrawal, possibly a right of objection and the right to data portability. Complaints may be lodged with the above-mentioned supervisory authority. You can contact us at any time for further questions on the subject of personal data.
Plugins und Tools
We have integrated map sections of the online map tool “OpenStreetMap” on our website. This function is offered by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF), St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom.
By using this map feature, your IP address is forwarded to OpenStreetMap.
This website uses Google Maps to display maps and to provide directions.
Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using Google Maps on this website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of the automatically collected data as well as of the data you enter by Google, one of its representatives, or third-party providers.
Google Web Fonts
Diese Website nutzt zur einheitlichen Darstellung von Schriftarten sogenannte Web Fonts, die von Google bereitgestellt werden. Beim Aufruf einer Seite lädt Ihr Browser die benötigten Web Fonts in ihren Browsercache, um Texte und Schriftarten korrekt anzuzeigen. Wenn Ihr Browser Web Fonts nicht unterstützt, wird eine Standardschrift von Ihrem Computer genutzt. Weitere Informationen zu Google Web Fonts finden Sie unter https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq und in der Datenschutzerklärung von Google (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/)
The Twitter plugin is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media. If the appropriate consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: