General Data Privacy Policy

The Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on takes the pro­tec­tion of per­so­nal data very serious­ly. We want you to know when we store which data and how we use it. As an asso­cia­ti­on we are sub­ject to the pro­vi­si­ons of the Federal Data Pro­tec­tion Act (BDSG) and the Tele­me­dia Act (TMG).

We have taken tech­ni­cal and orga­ni­sa­tio­nal mea­su­res to ensu­re that the data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons are obser­ved both by us and by exter­nal ser­vice pro­vi­ders.

Per­so­nal data are infor­ma­ti­on that can be used to deter­mi­ne a user's iden­ti­ty. This inclu­des infor­ma­ti­on such as user name, address, pos­tal address and tele­pho­ne num­ber. Infor­ma­ti­on that is not direc­t­ly asso­cia­ted with the real iden­ti­ty of the user (such as favou­rite web­sites or num­ber of users of a site) is not inclu­ded. Users can use our online offe­ring wit­hout dis­clo­sing their iden­ti­ty. Per­so­nal data is only collec­ted if the user pro­vi­des it of his or her own accord – for examp­le when regis­te­ring, making an enqui­ry via the con­tact page or sub­mit­ting an online app­li­ca­ti­on.

Access to this data is only pos­si­ble for a few spe­ci­al­ly aut­ho­ri­sed per­sons who are invol­ved with the tech­ni­cal or edi­to­ri­al sup­port of the ser­vers. In con­nec­tion with user access, data are stored on our ser­vers for secu­ri­ty pur­po­ses which may allow iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on (for examp­le IP address, date, time and pages view­ed). The­se data are not uti­li­zed in a per­so­na­li­sed form. We reser­ve the right to sta­tis­ti­cal­ly eva­lua­te anony­mi­sed data records.

The IP address is stored for data secu­ri­ty rea­sons in order to gua­ran­tee the sta­bi­li­ty and ope­ra­tio­nal secu­ri­ty of our sys­tem.

1     Disclosure of personal information to third parties

We do not pass on per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on to third par­ties wit­hout the users’ expli­cit con­sent. Should data be pas­sed on to ser­vice pro­vi­ders wit­hin the scope of order data pro­ces­sing, they are bound by the BDSG and other legal regu­la­ti­ons. In so far as we are legal­ly obli­ged to or obli­ged to do so by court order, we will trans­fer your data to such bodies that are legal­ly ent­it­led to recei­ve such infor­ma­ti­on.

2     Right of withdrawal

Per­so­nal user data can be dele­ted at any time on request. We set "coo­kies" (small files with con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on infor­ma­ti­on) in the majo­ri­ty of the inter­net pages we main­tain accord­ing to the spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­ons of the Infor­ma­ti­onge­mein­schaft zur Fest­stel­lung der Ver­brei­tung von Wer­be­trä­gern e. V. – IVW (Ger­man Audit Bureau of Cir­cu­la­ti­on) and for mea­su­ring access to adver­ti­sing media. They help to deter­mi­ne the fre­quen­cy of use and the num­ber of users of our web­sites. We do not collect any per­so­nal data via coo­kies. In some are­as of our web­site we use coo­kies to imple­ment user func­tions. Our web­site can also be used wit­hout coo­kies. Most brow­sers are set to accept coo­kies auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. Howe­ver, the user can deac­tiva­te the sto­rage of coo­kies or set his or her brow­ser in a way that he or she is infor­med as soon as coo­kies are sent.

3     Children

Per­sons under the age of 18 should not trans­mit any per­so­nal data to us wit­hout the con­sent of their par­ents or legal guar­di­ans.

4    Links

Our web­site may con­tain links to other web­sites. We have no influ­ence over whe­ther their ope­ra­tors com­ply with the data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons.

5    Reserve the right to change

The rapid deve­lop­ment of the inter­net requi­res adjust­ments to the data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on from time to time. We will inform you of any necessa­ry chan­ges.

6   Google Analytics

This web­site uses Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­ly­sis ser­vice of Goog­le Inc. ("Goog­le"). Goog­le Ana­ly­tics uses so-cal­led "coo­kies" that are text files pla­ced on your com­pu­ter to help the web­site ana­ly­se your use of the web­site. The infor­ma­ti­on gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie about your use of this web­site is usual­ly trans­fer­red to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and stored the­re.  Howe­ver, if IP anony­mi­sa­ti­on is activa­ted on this web­site, Goog­le will shor­ten your IP address befo­re­hand wit­hin mem­ber sta­tes of the European Uni­on or in other con­trac­ting mem­ber sta­tes of the Agree­ment on the European Eco­no­mic Area. Only in excep­tio­nal cases will the full IP address be trans­mit­ted to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and shor­ten­ed the­re. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, Goog­le will use this infor­ma­ti­on to eva­lua­te your use of the web­site, to com­pi­le reports on web­site activi­ty and to pro­vi­de the web­site ope­ra­tor with other ser­vices rela­ting to web­site and Inter­net use.

The IP address trans­mit­ted by your brow­ser in the con­text of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics is not mer­ged with other Goog­le data. You may refu­se the use of coo­kies by selec­ting the appro­pria­te set­tings on your brow­ser. Howe­ver, plea­se note that if you do this you may not be able to ful­ly use all the fea­tures of this web­site. You can also pre­vent Goog­le from collec­ting the data gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie and rela­ting to your use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address) and from pro­ces­sing this data by Goog­le by down­loa­ding and instal­ling the brow­ser plug-in avail­ab­le under the fol­lo­wing link.

You can find more infor­ma­ti­on at or at

We would like to point out that Goog­le Ana­ly­tics has been exten­ded on the­se Inter­net pages by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to gua­ran­tee the anony­mous collec­tion of IP addres­ses in com­pli­an­ce with data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons.