Legal notice & Data privacy
The Fraunhofer Institute for
Industrial Engineering IAO
has no separate legal status and is a constituent entity of
zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastraße 27 c
Telefon +49 89 1205-0
Fax +49 89 1205-7531
VAT Identification Number in accordance with §27 a VAT Tax Act: DE 129515865
Court of jurisdiction
Amtsgericht München (district court)
Registered nonprofit association
Registration no. VR 4461
Trinidad Fernandez M.Sc.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Reimund Neugebauer, President, Corporate Policy and Research Management
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Verl, Technology Marketing and Business Models
Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz, Human Resources, Legal Affairs and IP Management
Prof. (Univ. Stellenbosch) Dr. Alfred Gossner, Finance, Controlling
(incl. Business Administration, Purchasing and Real Estate) and Information Systems
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All rights reserved.
All copyright for this website is owned in full by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
Permission is granted to download or print material published on this site for personal use only. Its use for any other purpose, and in particular commercial use or distribution, are strictly forbidden in the absence of prior written approval. Please address your requests for approval to:
Public Relations Triangulum
Notwithstanding this requirement, material may be downloaded or printed for use in connection with press reports on the activities of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and its constituent institutes, on condition that the following terms are complied with:
No alterations may be made to pictorial content, with the exception of framing modifications to emphasize the central motif. The source must be quoted and two free reference copies must be sent to the above-mentioned address. Such usage is free of charge.
We cannot assume any liability for the content of external pages. Solely the operators of those linked pages are responsible for their content.
We make every reasonable effort to ensure that the content of this website is kept up to date, and that it is accurate and complete. Nevertheless, the possibility of errors cannot be entirely ruled out. We do not give any warranty in respect of the timeliness, accuracy or completeness of material published on this website, and disclaim all liability for (material or non-material) loss or damage incurred by third parties arising from the use of content obtained from the website.
Registered trademarks and proprietary names, copyrighted text and images, are not generally indicated as such on our Web pages. But the absence of such indications in no way implies that these names, images or text belong to the public domain in the context of trademark or copyright law.
Zentrale der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Tel. +49 89 1205-2045
Notice concerning the external party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Steinbeis-Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung Haus der Wirtschaft
Germany Fon: +49 711 1839-5
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Statement of Data Protection Conditions for the Internet:
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. When we process the personal data that is collected during your visits to our website, we always observe the rules laid down in the applicable data protection laws. Your data will neiter be disclosed publicly by us, nor transferred to any third parties without your consent.
In the following sections, we explain what types of data we record when you visit our website, and precisely how they are used:
1. Newsletter and press distribution
In order to register for a newsletter service provided by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, we need at least your email address so that we know where to send the newsletter. All other information you supply is optional, and will be only used if you give your consent, for example to contact you directly or clear up questions concerning your email address.
As a general rule, we employ the double opt-in method for the registration. That means that after you have registered for the service and informed us of your email address, you will receive an email in return from us, containing a link that you must use to confirm your registration. Your registration and confirmation will be recorded. The newsletter will not be sent until this has been done. This procedure is used to ensure that only you yourself can register with the newsletter service under the specifies email address. You must confirm your registration as soon as possible after receiving our email, otherwise your registration and email address will be erased from our database. Until we receive your confirmation, our newsletter service will refuse to accept any other registration request using this email address.
You can cancel subscriptions to our newsletter at any time. To do so, either send us an email or follow the link at the end of the newsletter.
No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis . We only use your data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time through sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter. In case of subscription cancellation your data will be deleted.
Personal user profiles are not created. However, Section 15 (3) of the Telemedia Act (TMG) permits the use of user profiles under a pseudonym for the purpose of advertising, market research and the structuring of offers in line with the user’s needs provided that the user does not object to this:
4. Social plugins
We also use social plugins in some cases on our webpages, e.g. from the Twitter or YouTube. These are often technically operated in the USA or in other countries outside Germany and the EU and some are offered via national companies in the EU (see the websites www.twitter.de or www.youtube.de for the providers). The plugins are identified with the companies’ logo, comment fields or what are known as a »Like« or »+1« button.
If you open a page of our website in your web browser containing such a plugin, your web browser will create a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider in the country concerned.
By incorporating the plugins the provider is given the information that you have visited a certain page on our website, and perhaps also other information that your web browser or the device you use also discloses. The content of the plugin is loaded by your web browser directly from the provider and incorporated into our website. If you are registered and have logged in with the provider concerned, your visit can also be assigned to your user account.
If you interact with a plugin, e.g. if you click on the »Like« button or enter a comment in a form field, your browser will also transmit this information directly to the provider where it will be saved and, if applicable, continue to be used and published.
If you do not want a provider to collect data on you through our website you must deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid linking to any existing user account, you must log out before your visit to our website. By visiting our website, you declare your consent to the above provisions.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft implements technical and organizational security measures to safeguard stored personal data against inadvertent or deliberate manipulation, loss or destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.
6. Links to websites operated by other providers
Our Web pages may contain links to other providers’ webpages. We would like to point out that this statement of data protection conditions applies exclusively to the webpages managed by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. We neither have way of influencing the practices of other providers with respect to data protection, nor do we carry out any checks to ensure that they conform with the relevant legislation.
7. Right to information and contact data
You have a legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, and also the right to demand their correction or deletion, as well as to withdraw your consent for their further use.
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:
Data protection officer:
Statutory data protection officer
Steinbeis-Stiftung für Wirtschaftsförderung Haus der Wirtschaft
Phone: +49 711 1839-5
8. Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection conditions
By using our website, you implicitly agree to accept the use of your personal data as specified above. This present statement of data protection conditions came into effect on May 25th, 2018. As our Web site evolves, and new technologies come into use, it may become necessary to amend the statement of data protection conditions. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reserves the right to modify its data protection conditions at any time, with effect as of a future date. We recommend that you re-read the latest version from time to time.