Data Protection and Privacy

(Status February 2020)

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our information. The protection of your personal data during processing during your visit to our pages is an important concern for us and we want you to feel safe here.

The proposed joint project VITIFIT is the first to bring together all the leading German research institutions involved in viticulture to form a joint competence and research network for the control of vine peronospora (downy mildew).

By bringing together all competencies, networking and continuous exchange, a platform is to be created to which all interested companies have access to obtain current research results, obtain advice and actively participate in the research process. Special importance is thus attached to the transfer of knowledge and communication between the individual actors.

In the following we explain what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used.


Name and Address of Responsible Persons

The responsible person in terms of the basic data protection regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the Head of DLR Rheinpfalz:

Dr. Günter Hoos
Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum Rheinpfalz
Breitenweg 71
D-67435 Neustadt

Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

Dr. Erich Bien
Tel.-Nr.: +49 (0) 6321-671-278

The editorial responsibility lies with the authors. The DLR is responsible for processing the personal data collected.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

General Information

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how we do this and for what purpose.


When you visit our website, the web servers temporarily store the connection data of the requesting computer, the web pages you visit on our website, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used and the website from which you visit us, as standard for the purpose of system security. Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. when registering for an event, ordering information material, a newsletter, a survey, a competition, to execute a contract or an information request.


If you register for the newsletter, the following data (hereinafter referred to as purpose) is collected:


When you register for the VITIFIT forum, the following data (hereinafter referred to as purpose) is collected:

Commentary Function

For the commentary function on this page, in addition to your comment, information on when the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have chosen are stored.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

This data is not merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Data

We use the personal data provided by you exclusively for the purpose of the technical administration of the web pages and to fulfil your wishes and requirements, i.e. usually for the preparation of events, to process a contract concluded with you or to answer your enquiry.
Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as required by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Use of Cookies

We do not generally use cookies on our websites. So-called session cookies are used, which store data for technical session control in the memory of your browser. These data are not personal and are deleted at the latest when you close your browser. No cookies are explicitly used to analyse your usage behaviour.
Should we exceptionally need to store personal data in a cookie, we will ask for your explicit consent in advance. Furthermore, we would like to point out that browsers usually have functions for the administration of cookies.
If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.


We take all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data is encrypted during transmission using Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL). This means that the communication between your computer and our servers takes place using a recognised encryption method if your browser supports SSL.
Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be viewed by third parties.


Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children, do not collect such data and do not pass it on to third parties.

Your Rights to Information, Blocking, Deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correct, block or delete this data. The user profile created can be deleted by you at any time via “Edit profile”. This will delete all content and comments published by you.

Right to Data Transferability

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only take place to the extent that it is technically feasible.

Communication via E-Mail

Communication via e-mail can have security gaps. For example, e-mails can be intercepted and viewed by experienced Internet users on their way to the administrative staff. If we receive an e-mail from you, we assume that we are entitled to reply by e-mail. Otherwise, you must expressly refer to another form of communication. If desired, we are able to encrypt the messages with common encryption standards.

The data we collect is needed to process your request to your satisfaction.
We use the data collected within the framework of the contact form exclusively for the purpose of technical administration and to fulfil your questions, wishes and requirements. After completion of your request, the data will be deleted.
Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties.

Objection to Advertising Mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited advertising information is sent, for example by spam e-mails.

Right to Revoke the Declaration of Consent under Data Protection Law

You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. Revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing that has taken place on the basis of your consent until revocation.

Plug-Ins and Tools


This website uses plug-ins for display. However, these do not transmit or record any personal data, but are only required for the technical operation of the website.


Our websites use plug-ins from the Google-operated YouTube pages. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information on how we handle user data, please see the YouTube privacy policy at :


We use Matomo (formerly Piwik) for web analytics, a service of InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, NZBN 6106769, (“Matomo”) using cookie technology. The protection of your data is important to us, therefore your IP address will only be stored anonymously. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about your person. You can find further information on Matomo’s terms of use and data protection regulations at:

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

Right of Appeal to a Supervisory Authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place of suspected infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the DSGVO.
The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a legal remedy under Art. 78 DSGVO.
For Rheinland-Pfalz, the supervisory authority is the state commissioner for data protection and freedom of information:

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