Privacy Policy


Collection of personal data

This privacy policy aims to inform you about the collection of personal data during the use of our website. Personal data means all data that relate to you personally, such as name, address, email address, usage behaviour.

Name and address of the data controller

The controller as per Art. 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is listed here.

Your rights

a) You have the following rights regarding the personal data relating to you:

  • Right of access to information (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) or erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to object to the processing (Art. 21 GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

b) Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data. The competent data protection supervisory authority for the BMVI is the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Bundesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, BfDI).


Collection of personal data during visits to our website in general

This is a research site, and one of its central goals is gathering expertise is how users access such a service. Therefore, we log each access in its central information aspects like time, IP, and the request sent. We solely use this information for statistical evaluations to learn about use of such services and to improve its user experience, as well for security, in accordance with GDPR.


General information on the duration of storage of personal data

We process and store access information only over the duration of the BigDataCube research project. Statistical, anonymized results may be kept and used for scientific purposes afterwards.


Processing of data in non-EU/EEA countries

The processing and use of data takes place exclusively in the territory of Germany.


Use and disclosure of personal information

Any use of personal data occurs only for the aforementioned purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes. The data is used solely by the Space Administration of the German Aerospace Center (Raumfahrtmanagement des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.) as part of the performance of its duties for the BMVI, as well as by the BMVI. For the provision of this Copernicus Data and Exploitation Platform - Germany (CODE-DE) the BMVI has contracted a technical service provider with which it has entered into a processor agreement as per Art. 28 GDPR. The data will not be passed on to any other third parties. A transmission of personal data to other state institutions and authorities will only occur to the extent permitted under the relevant laws.