Privacy Policy

Data Privacy Statement

Data Controller
When this policy mentions “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to the Workgroup Industry 4.0 at the Chair for Management of Digitalization and Automation, Kackertstraße 7, Aachen, Germany, who is responsible for your information under this Privacy Policy (the “Data Controller”).
Storing of IP Addresses
Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We use information that we receive and store during your visit to our website exclusively for internal purposes and to improve the design of the website, including sub-pages. Your computer’s IP address is not stored locally by us, however it is stored by our telecommunications provider, Google Analytics via MonsterInsights in order to provide increased usage provision for your convenient customer experience. However, we are only able to retrieve the anonymized form. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

Data Transfers to Third Parties
We do not transfer your personal data to third parties without your express consent.

External Tools Used

npm (and Associated Packages)
We use npm and particularly its browser package manager Bower (found here:https://bower.io/), Karma Test Runner for unit testing (found here:http://karma-runner.github.io/2.0/index.html), and tsd (deprecated and now known as Typings, which can be found here: https://github.com/typings/typings) to manage all javascript packages utilized and on which the tool depends upon. These services are made available by npm Inc., 1999 Harrison Street #1150, Oakland, CA 94612, United States of America. The EU representative of npm Inc., resides in Ballindamm 39, 20095 Hamburg, Germany.
Using npm you might be transferring information such as your IP-address, browser preferences etc., to servers by npm Inc. in the USA, where this information might be stored. We have no further control over the data processing by npm Inc.
Further information about the data privacy policies by npm Inc. can be found here: https://www.npmjs.com/policies/privacy#locality

WordPress.org
We use WordPress.org to design and power our website, which is an open-code service made available by the WordPress software, released under the GPLv2 (or later), from the Free Software Foundation. By using the services, you could be transferring usage information as well as storage and information on Interactions with Other Users’ Site. We have no further control over the data processing by WordPress. Further information about the data privacy policies by WordPress.org. can be found here: https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/

Leaflet (OpenStreetMap Foundation)
We use the services of Leaflet (https://github.com/Leaflet/Leaflet), which is an open source JavaScript library to provide for mobile-friendly, cross-browser, interactive maps. Leaflet is based off of OpenStreetMap, of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom. By using the services of this open source foundation, you could be transferring session eta data etc. We have no further control over the data processing by OpenStreetMap Foundation. Further information about the data privacy policies by OpenStreetMap Foundation can be found here: https://wiki.osmfoundation.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy

Highcharts (Highsoft AS)
We use Highcharts to design and set up custom, interactive charts. Highcharts is a service provided by Highsoft AS, Sentrumsgata 44, 6893 VIK I SOGN, Norway. By using the services of this Highsoft AS, you could be transferring g data about your interactions, usages etc. We have no further control over the data processing by Highsoft AS. Further information about the data privacy policies by Highsoft AS can be found here: https://wp-assets.highcharts.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/19144117/Privacy-Policy.pdf

Natural Earth
We use the services of Natural Earth (Natural Earth raster + vector map data) to design our custom maps. Further information on their terms of use can be found here: https://www.naturalearthdata.com/about/terms-of-use/

Google Maps, Geocoding API and
This website uses Google Maps and its geocoding API and Google analytics to optimise our website design and provide increased user functionality. These services are made available by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Using Google services, you might be transferring information such as your IP-address to servers by Google Inc. in the USA, where this information might be stored. We have no further control over the data processing by Google Inc.
All terms of use for using Google Maps can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
Further information about the data privacy policies by Google can be found here: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Your Rights as a Website and Tool User
When it comes to processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user, the full list of which can be found in: https://gdpr-info.eu/chapter-3/ . For your convenience however we have summarized the following key rights:

1. Right of Access (Art. 15 of the GDPR):

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; where this is the case, you have a right of access to this personal data and to the information specified in Article 15 of the GDPR.

2. Right to Rectification and Right to Erasure (Art. 16 and 17 of the GDPR):

You have the right to immediately request the rectification of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data.
You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be erased immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 of the GDPR applies in detail, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected.

3. Right to Restriction of Processing (Art. 18 of the GDPR):

You have the right to request a restriction of processing for the duration of a review if any of the conditions specified in Art. 18 of the GDPR have been met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection to the processing.

4. Right to Data Portability (Art. 20 of the GDPR):

In certain cases (which are outlined in detail in Article 20 of the GDPR), you have the right to obtain from us your personal data in a structured, standard, machine-readable format or to request the transfer of such data to a third party.

5. Right to Object (Art. 21 of the GDPR):

If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (data processing on the grounds of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. If you make such an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.

6. Right to Lodge a Complaint with a Supervisory Authority, in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations. This right to lodge a complaint may particularly be exercised before a supervisory authority in the EU member state where you reside, work, or where you suspect that your rights have been infringed.