Privacy Statement

Provider and responsible body according to data protection law

Forschungsinstitut Edelmetalle + Metallchemie

Katharinenstraße 17
73525 Schwäbisch Gmünd
T 07171 1006-0
F 07171 1006-900

USt-IdNr. DE146754991

The fem is carried by the association of the Forschungsinstitut für Edelmetalle und Metallchemie. County court Ulm/Germany, VR 700018

Prof. Dr. Holger Kaßner


With this privacy policy, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider collected and used.

The legal framework for data protection is provided by the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) of the EU, the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

Collection of general information

With every access to this offer, information is automatically collected by us or the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

Among other things, this information is collected: Name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.

Without this data, it would technically not be possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely necessary. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimise our offer and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in the event of suspicion of illegal use of our services.

Contact form

If you contact us via the online form or by e-mail, we store the information you provide in order to answer your enquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.


The personal data provided by you will be used for the purpose of deciding on the establishment of an employment relationship in accordance with Article 88 paragraph 1 DSGVO in conjunction with Article 88 paragraph 1 DSGVO. A 26 paragraph 1 BDSG are collected, processed and used. Personal data will not be passed on to external third parties. If there is no employment relationship, these data or documents will be deleted or destroyed after 6 months at the latest.

Integration of third-party services and content

Our offer sometimes includes contents, services and performances of other providers. These include, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. The transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary so that these data can be called up and displayed in the user's browser. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") thus perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we make every effort to only use third-party providers who only need the IP address in order to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among others. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users accordingly.


This website uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the Internet connection. We do not pass this data on to third parties or link it to personal data without their consent.

Cookies fulfil two main tasks. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and enable the website to be displayed correctly. They are not used to introduce viruses or start programs.

Users have the possibility to access our website without cookies. To do this, the corresponding settings must be changed in the browser. Please inform yourself about the help function of your browser how cookies are deactivated. However, we would like to point out that this may impair some of the functions of this website and limit its user comfort. The pages (USA) and (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Data economy

In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary or prescribed by law (statutory storage period). If the purpose of the information collected no longer applies or if the storage period ends, we will block or delete the data.

Video surveillance

Video surveillance at the entrances and entrances of the research institute is used to prevent vandalism and theft. The continuous recordings are evaluated for the determination of perpetrators and damages in the event of theft and vandalism. The recordings are stored and used in case of an unauthorized intrusion for the purpose of perpetrator and damage investigation. The recording serves to protect the right of domicile or to safeguard legitimate interests for specific purposes: protection of property. There are no stopping points which would allow the interest of the person concerned (unauthorized, unfair person) worthy of protection to prevail. The employees are informed and enlightened about the video recording. Third parties are informed of the video recording by means of information signs when entering the objects. The responsible office is named. The data will only be checked in the event of incidents or shortages. The data will be deleted promptly by overwriting. The video recording system is also completely separated from other data processing systems.

Your rights to information, rectification, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to demand correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: It concerns the prescribed data storage for the business completion or the data are subject to the legal storage obligation. In order to be able to consider a data block at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a block file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so wish. Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes at any time in order to ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration has to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new services. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.

Data protection officer

Dr. Gerold Bläse
Technische Akademie für berufliche Bildung Schwäbisch Gmünd e. V.
Lorcher Straße 119
73529 Schwäbisch Gmünd


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