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In the context of an energy system analysis of Germany and its neighboring countries, the scenario results of FORECAST and eLOAD were presented at the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg on 04.06.2018 in Stuttgart.
FORECAST - eLOad is a project of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI eventually in cooperation with project partners.
As the party responsible for the data processing (controller), we process the personal data collected via our website and store them for the period, which is required to achieve the specified purpose and to comply with the statutory requirements. The following text informs you of the data we collect and the way we process the collected data. We also inform you on your data privacy rights as they pertain to the use of our website.
Pursuant to Article 4 No. 1 GDPR, personal data are all data referring to a specific or identifiable natural person.
This data protection information shall apply to the project website located at http://www.forecast-model.eu and all services we offer in context with this project as web services or mobile app providing we refer to this data protection information.
The Controller as defined in Article 4 No. 7 GDPR is the
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
(in the following referred to as 'Fraunhofer ISI)
Breslauer Strasse 48
You can reach the data protection representative of the Fraunhofer Institute at the above address, c/o Data Protection Officer or at email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact the data protection officer directly at any time with your questions concerning your data protection rights and/or your rights as affected person.
a) During Your Website Visit
You have the choice to access our website without revealing your identity. In this case, the active browser on your computing device sends nothing but the automatic information about itself to the server of our website to enable the connection. This includes the browser type and version and the date and time of access. Included in the transmitted data is also the IP address of your device. Our server stores this IP address in a log file and deletes it automatically after four (4) weeks.
We process the IP address for technical and administrative purposes when we establish a stable connection between your device and our server. This ensures the security and functional reliability of our website. In the event an attacker tries to harm our system, the stored data allow us to trace the illegitimate activity.
The legal foundation for processing the IP address is Article 6 para. 1. lit. f GDPR. We have legitimate interests in maintaining the security of our website and in providing trouble-free website services as outlined above.
Processing the IP address of the requesting device in our log file does not allow us to draw direct conclusions on the identity of the website visitor.
b) Registration to the in-house Newsletter
Only if you have explicitly agreed to it pursuant to 6 para. 1, page 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to send our regular newsletters to you. The newsletters contain information on our institute and other facilities and events of the Fraunhofer Society (Fraunhofer e.V.).
After you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will email a subscription confirmation to you. You must confirm the receipt of this email to receive our newsletter. This procedure is known as double opt-in procedure. For us, your email response serves as confirmation that you are in fact the person who subscribed to our newsletter.
You may opt out of receiving our newsletter at
any time. At the end of each newsletter, you will find an unsubscribe link,
which makes opting out easy. Alternatively, feel free to send your unsubscribe
request by email: :
Once we have received your cancellation of the newsletter subscription, we will immediately delete your email address from our newsletter distribution list.
c) Using Contact Forms
We offer you the opportunity to communicate with us via a form on our website. Sending us this form requires entering the following required information:
We need these data to learn who sent us the enquiry and have the means to answer you.
You start the communication when you send us the filled out form. In return, we process the personal data you provided in the contact form so that we can respond to your enquiry. Therefore, the data processing is in our legitimate interest according to Article 6 para. 1, page 1, lit f GDPR.
At the end of our web form-based communication with you, our web application automatically deletes the no longer needed collected data.
We transfer your personal data to third parties only under the following circumstances:
The third party/third parties shall use the transferred data for the specified purpose exclusively.
The transmission/transfer of personal data to a country outside the EU or to an international organisation is prohibited.
We use server-side cookies. Cookies are small files, which are automatically created by the browser of the user device and stored in your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smart phone or similar device) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your computer, and they do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
Cookies contain information pertaining to the specific device, which accessed our website. However, this does not give us direct knowledge of your identity.
We also use temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness of our website. Your device stores these cookies temporarily for a specific time. The next time you visit our website, our server recognises your device as prior visitor and remembers your settings and preferences. You will not have to enter these parameters again.
The data obtained with the help of cookies serve our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties according to Article 6 para. 1, page 1 lit. f GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you are able to configure your browser in such a way that the application does not store cookies on your computer or always shows an alert before storing new cookies. However, the complete exclusion of cookies may prevent you from using all functions on our website.
a) Google Analytics
For our platform as well as for the platform services 'BestellBar'
and 'DorfNews' (OrderBar and VillageNews) we use Google Analytics, a web
analysis service offered by the Google LLC (in the following referred
to as 'Google'). Google Analytics creates pseudonymised user profiles
URL of the visited website such as
be transmitted to and stored on the server of the Google Inc. in the
USA. Google complies with the Data Protection Regulations of ‘US Privacy
Shield’ and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US
Department of Trade. In addition, we entered into an order processing
contract for the use of Google Analytics Services. By signing this
contract, Google agrees to process the data in compliance with the data
protection regulation and to protect the rights of the affected persons.
The collected data serve the following purposes: Usage evaluation of
the platform services, website activity reporting and performance of
further services in context with the website use, Internet use and the
use of services for market research and to improve the design of the
Fraunhofer Internet pages.
If necessary or appropriate, the data may be transmitted/transferred
to third parties providing this is required by law or in case third
parties are commissioned to process the data. Under no circumstances
will Google commingle your IP address with other data processed by
Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that an association with your
computer will be impossible (IP masking).
You are able to change the browser settings to the effect that
cookies will not be installed. However, if you prevent the installation
of cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of our website.
Furthermore, downloading and installing a browser add-on prevents the
collection of cookie-generated data referring to your use of websites
(including your IP address) as well as the processing of your data by
You may want to click on this link if you are looking for an alternative to the browser add-on to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data. This is a particularly good choice for browsers on mobile devices. This results in the installation of an opt-out cookie. Google Analytics will not collect your data the next time you visit this website. The opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for our platform. The opt-out cookie resides in your cookie folder. Every time you delete the cookies in this folder, you have to reinstall the opt-out cookie.
You find further information on data protection in context with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics Help Section.
b) LeadLab (wiredminds GmbH)
For our website, we use the Leadlab service of the service provider Wiredminds GmbH and the company's pixel counting technology to analyse the habits of our website users. The analysis helps us to optimise our website. This service tells us in particular what companies visit our website. However, we do not receive any information, which identifies specific companies.
pixels (also known as web or tracking bugs). These cookies and tag
pixels allow our service to analyse how our website visitors use our
website. The cookie stores information including personal data on the
activities of website visitors and transmits this information directly
to Wiredminds if Wiredminds does not collect these data directly.
Wiredminds uses pseudonyms and anonymises the data whenever possible
before processing and analysing the data and creating a user profile.
Without your specifically given explicit consent, neither Wiredminds
nor we use the so collected data to identify you personally, and your
personal data are never commingled with data under a pseudonym
associated with you.
To the extent that the web analysts collect IP addresses, these
addresses are stripped of their last control number block upon
collection to anonymise the addresses instantly.
You find the Wiredminds Data Protection Statement on the Wiredminds Website.
We process the data based on our legitimate interest in optimising
our online web offers and Internet presence according to Article 6
para.1, lit. f GDPR. Wiredminds processes our website data on our
behalf. We have entered into an order-processing contract with the
Wiredminds Company. By signing this contract, the Wiredminds Company
agrees to process the data on our behalf and in compliance with the data
protection regulations. Wiredminds also agrees to protect the rights of
the affected persons.
In case you reject the collection of data and the analysis of your
user activities, please use our opt-out cookie to prevent the
installation of our cookies. This results in the installation of an
opt-out cookie. This will prevent the collection of your data when you
visit our website the next time. The opt-out cookie works only in this
browser and only for our website. The opt-out cookie resides in your
cookie folder. If you delete the cookies in the computer’s cookie
folder, you have to install the opt-out cookie again.
c) Matomo (former PIWIK)
On our website, we use the open source software Matomo of InnoCraft Ltd, New Zealand, to analyse the activities of our website visitors. We use the overall analysis to optimise our website design and content. However, we do not receive any information, which identifies specific companies.
Without your specifically given explicit consent, neither Wiredminds nor we use the so collected data to identify you personally, and your data are never commingled with your personal data, which can be associated with a pseudonym associated with you.
To the extent that the web analysts collect IP addresses, these addresses are stripped of their last control number block upon collection to anonymise the addresses instantly.
We process the data based on our legitimate interests in optimising our online web offers and Internet presence according to Article 6 para.1, lit. f GDPR.
Currently, we analyse your visits to our website using the Matomo web analysis.. Please click here if you want to prevent us from analysing your visits to our website.
We may use social plug-ins (media buttons, media boxes) on our website. These are small box-like buttons. Click on them to place the content of our website under your profile in social network sites.
If you click on such a button, a link will be established between our
website and the social network to which you subscribe. Aside from the
respective content, the social network provider will receive other
personal information. This includes the information that you visit our
website at that time.
For the integration of the social plug-in, we use the Shariff
Solution. This solution by c't and Heise prevents your device from
creating a link to the social network merely because you visit a website
featuring a social plug-in button without clicking on it. This means,
our website transmits information to the social network site only after
you have clicked on the media button.
In case we use the following social media plug-ins find the conditions in the paragraphs below.
Based on the agreement according to Article 6 Para. 1, page 1 lit. f GDPR, we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, 94066 San Bruno, CA (USA) (in the following referred to as ‘YouTube’), a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (USA), (in the following referred to as ‘Google’).
In the process, we use the ‘extended data protection mode’ option provided by YouTube.
Upon requesting an Internet page with embedded video, our website connects to the YouTube servers and renders the content on the Internet page using your browser.
According to the information provided by YouTube, in the ‘extended data protection mode’, your data will be transmitted to the US YouTube servers only while you watch the video. The transmitted data include the Internet page you just viewed and device-specific data including your IP address. By clicking ‘run’ on the video, you agree to this mode of transmission.
Should you be logged into your YouTube account at the same time, YouTube will associate these collected data with your member account. You are able to prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Google complies with the Data Protection Regulations of ‘US Privacy Shield’ and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Trade.
For further information on the data protection provided by Google in connection with the use of YouTube, please read the Google Data Protection Statement.
You have the right
Information on your Right of Objections according to Article 21 GDPR
You have the right to object at any time against the processing of your personal data, based on Article 6 para. 1, lit. f GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6, para. 1, lit. e GDPR (data processing based on fair balancing) for reasons, which arise from your specific situation. This shall also apply to the profiling as prescribed by Article 4 No. 4 GDPR, which is supported by this provision.
Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal
data, unless we can establish compelling evidence, which is worthy of
protection and outweighs your interests, rights and privileges, or
unless the processing serves the enforcement, exercise or defence of
To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not required. This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.
If you like to claim your right to object, an email to firstname.lastname@example.org will suffice.
You have a legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your
person, and also the right to demand their correction or deletion, and
to withdraw your consent for their further use.
In some cases, if you are a registered user of certain services provided by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we offer you the possibility of inspecting these data online, and even of deleting or modifying the data yourself, via a user account.
If you wish to obtain information on your personal data, or want us to correct or erase such data, or if you have any other questions concerning the use of personal data held by us, please contact:
This data protection information as amended on [MONTH YEAR] is currently applicable.
Due to improvements of our website and website offers or based on statutory or government standard, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You find the latest applicable data protection information by clicking the link on the following website
You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.
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