Privacy Policy

The internet sites under the current main website page (hereinafter: "Website") are operated by Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH (hereinafter: "DKRZ"), Bundesstra├če 45a, 20146 Hamburg. The careful and legitimate handling of your data is an important concern for us. The following Privacy Policy explain which personal data are gathered on our website and how and for which purposes these are used.

Please, read the Privacy Policy completely before you transmit data to us or use our website in other manner and inform yourself about updates of these Data protection notices on a regular basis. The following Privacy Policy is valid for the use of our website in its respective current version.

Automatic Collection of data

When you visit our website, the following data are automatically gathered exclusively for the creation of anonymous statistics as well as for the purposes of data protection monitoring, data security and to ensure the proper operation of our data processing systems:

  • The IP address of your computer

  • Date and time of the visit

  • Operating system and the browser software of your computer

  • Volume of data transmitted

  • Internet address of the website from which you have reached this website

  • Domain and Host, from which you are using the Internet

Other collection, processing and use of personal data

As a rule, you can visit our website without us requiring, collecting, processing or using your personal data. You will remain anonymous as an individual user or at least pseudonymous.

Personal data are only collected if you provide them to us voluntarily, in particular during registration and use of the current instance of the Free Evaluation System Framework (Freva) website.

Your information will not be disclosed to third parties and is used exclusively for the execution of these services and for processing your request and remain stored only up to the final processing of the matter of the case and in compliance with statutory retention periods.

Freva: Registration and use

To be able to use the current instance of Freva, you must register as a user via DKRZ's LDAP system. On this occasion, we also collect personal data like given name (First Name), surname, e-mail address, user name as well as, optionally: the second given name (Middle Name), Organisation, City (State -) country (State), country (Country). Besides, you must select a separate password; this is stored encoded, of course. The thus collected information is stored on a server of the DKRZ.

The thus collected data are stored only on our servers for the purpose and for the duration of the use of the Freva server operated by us and are not disclosed to any third party.

You have the option to revoke your consent for the collection, processing and use of personal data at any time with effect for the future. A revocation must be sent to:

Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum GmbH
Bundesstra├če 45a
D-20146 Hamburg
Telephone: +49404600940
Telefax: +4940460094270

Right to access, correction, blocking and deletion of your data

You are entitled to receive, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about you. On request, we will share with you in writing, in accordance with the applicable law, whether and which personal data about you are stored with us.

In addition, in accordance with the legal provisions, you have a right to correction, blocking and deletion of your personal data.

Changes to the contents of this Data protection notice

DKRZ reserves the right to change the contents of these Privacy Policy every now and then in accordance with the legal data protection regulations.