Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Our handling of your data and your rights – Information pursuant to Article 13 Data protection Basic regulation – DSGVO

1. General information on data protection

This privacy statement is intended to inform the users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously as operators of this website. Your personal data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

According to Article 4 No. 1 DSGVO, personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is deemed to be a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly (in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier).

2. Who we are

This is the website of the research project UDVeo – Urban UAV Traffic Efficiently Organized, which was developed in the context of the call for funding: “Unmanned Aerial Applications and Individual Air Mobility Solutions (UAS, Flight Taxis)” of the BMVI of 27.02.2019.

3. Responsibility of data processing and contact persons

The responsible body in terms of the basic data protection regulation is:
President of the Helmut-Schmidt-University
University of the Bundeswehr Hamburg
Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg
Phone: (040) 6541 2700
Fax: (040) 6541 2702

Project Management:
Sebastian Törsleff, M.Sc.
Professur für Automatisierungstechnik
Holstenhofweg 85, 22043 Hamburg
Phone: (040) 6541 3068
Fax: (040) 6541 2004

4. Data protection officer

If you have specific questions regarding data protection, please contact the data protection officer:

The Commissioner for Data Protection in the Bundeswehr, Federal Ministry of Defence,
Fontainengraben 150, 53123 Bonn

5. Data processing when visiting the website

Every time you visit our website, data is collected for a limited period of time. This data is required for statistical and backup purposes and for the provision and optimization of a functioning website and our content. These are:

  • Date and time of access
  • IP address
  • URL of the called page or name of the called file
  • Browser used (browser type, version)
  • Operating system used
  • Amount of sent data in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you reached the page
  • Request line
  • Status Code

These data are temporarily processed in a log file (log files). Before being saved, each data record is anonymized* by changing the IP address. The anonymized data is stored on the server of the website (Strato AG). The IP address is automatically deleted after seven days.

The IP address can be assigned to a specific or determinable person and is therefore a personal characteristic. In the case of anonymization, i.e. the changed stored IP address, no assignment to a specific person can be made.

6. Usage of Cookies

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, what types of cookies we use, i.e. what information we collect using cookies and how this information is used, and how cookie preferences can be controlled. You can change or withdraw your consent to the cookie declaration on our website at any time. For more information about how we use, store and keep your personal information secure, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your end device. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website. In addition, cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit, thus increasing user-friendliness.

Like most online services, our Web site uses cookies from first-party and third-party providers for various purposes. First-party cookies are usually necessary for the site to function properly, and they do not collect any of your personal information.

The primary purpose of the third-party cookies used on our site is to understand how the site works, how you interact with our site, to keep our services secure, to deliver advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all to provide you with a better and enhanced user experience and to accelerate your future interactions with our site.

A large number of the cookies used on this website are the so-called “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted when you visit our website. In addition to the “session cookies”, there are other cookies that are stored on your end device until you delete them permanently.

In addition to the “session cookies”, the following cookies are sometimes used:

Essential-Cookies: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistic-Cookies: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional-Cookies: TThese are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preference-Cookies: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

If you decide to change your preferences later during your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will cause the consent form to be displayed again so that you can change your preferences or withdraw your consent completely.

In addition, different browsers offer different methods for blocking and deleting cookies used by websites. You can change your browser settings to block/delete cookies. To learn more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit

7. Further processing of personal data

7.1. Contact form

The integrated contact form on this website gives you the opportunity to send us your inquiries. If you send us a corresponding inquiry, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data entered there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. Your data will only be forwarded to third parties on the basis of legal obligations and powers or with your consent.

By sending the contact form you agree to the processing of personal data, the content, which may also contain personal data provided by you, and the IP address. In addition to the personal data, the time and date, i.e. the time of your request, will be transmitted to us. The processing is based on article 6 paragraph 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent) for the purpose of answering your inquiry. The use of the IP address takes place exclusively within the framework of state criminal prosecution and danger prevention measures in compliance with the legal requirements. If we are contacted by you via the contact form, we assume that we are entitled to reply by e-mail. If you do not agree to an answer by e-mail, please inform us of another form of communication.

There is no automated decision making. The data will be passed on to the responsible office as far as this is necessary for the processing of your inquiry. Your data will be further processed by e-mail. The contents of the contact form are transmitted using SMTP/TLS encryption. We would like to point out that communication via e-mail can always have security gaps. For example, e-mails can be intercepted and viewed by other Internet users on their way to the addressee.

7.2. Newsletter

Through the newsletter integrated in this website, you can be informed about current events, progress of the project, upcoming events and publications. If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the given e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. The processing of the data is based on your consent in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 letter a) DSGVO. Your data will only be forwarded to third parties on the basis of legal obligations and powers or on the basis of your consent.

During registration your data will be saved on our server and a confirmation message with a link to the final registration will be generated to the e-mail address you entered. If you do not confirm the registration by clicking the link in this e-mail, the data will be deleted after 24 hours. Otherwise, your data will be deleted immediately if you cancel the newsletter.

You can request your consent to receive the newsletter at any time by sending the following e-mail: so that you will not receive any further newsletter offers in the future. After your cancellation your personal data will be deleted.

7.3. Comment Functions

On our website you have the possibility to make contributions or comments to our articles. If you make a comment using the comment form, the data entered in the input fields will be processed by us. The name and the text you enter in the comment field will be published on our site. If you enter a website, it will be linked to your name and this link will be published on our site as part of your comment.

This includes the following mandatory information (marked with “mandatory information”):

  • Name
  • e-mail

The purpose of the processing of personal data within the scope of mandatory and voluntary information is to give you the opportunity to comment on our articles. In doing so, the mandatory information also serves to prevent the misuse of our comment function.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data provided by you is article 6 paragraph 1 letter f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in this is to give the users of our website the opportunity to comment on our articles and thus provide feedback. We also have a legitimate interest in preventing abuse of our comment function by querying the mandatory data.

The other personal data processed during the submission of the comment form (IP address, date and time of submission) are used to prevent or to be able to prove abuse of our comment function. The legal basis for this is article 6 paragraph 1 letter f) DSGVO.

The processed data is stored only as long as necessary to provide the comment function.

The provision of personal data is not required by law or contract and is not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide it may mean that you will not be able to use our comment form. If we base the processing of your personal data on our legitimate interest, you have the right to object. You can send or notify us of your objection at any time (e.g. by e-mail to

8. Social-Media-Services

On the pages of our website external contents of other providers are displayed, which you can reach by clicking on the corresponding buttons. The corresponding buttons are displayed on our website using the Shariff method. This allows a connection to the social media provider to only be established after you consciously click on the button. This can prevent a connection to the social media provider by calling our website.

We have no influence on the information requested by other services and their further use, so we explicitly refer to the individual data protection declarations of the individual providers.

8.1. Twitter

On the pages of our website, among other things, functions of the Twitter service are integrated. For this purpose, a Twitter social plugin is used on this website (Shariff method, see above), which is offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By clicking a Twitter button on our website, the functions of Twitter are used and a connection to the Twitter servers is established. In this context, data is also transferred to Twitter. We expressly point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For further information, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy at

You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in the account settings under

8.2. LinkedIn

On the pages of our website, among other things, functions of the LinkedIn service are integrated. For this purpose a LinkedIn social plugin is used on this website (Shariff method, see above), which is offered by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you click on a LinkedIn button on our website, LinkedIn’s functions are used and a connection to LinkedIn’s servers is established. LinkedIn will be notified that you have visited our website using your IP address. When you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

For more information, refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn:

9. Rights of the user

You have the following rights opposite the person responsible for the personal data concerning you:

  • Information according to art. 15 DSGVO
  • Correction according to Art. 16 DSGVO
  • Deletion according to Art. 17 DSGVO
  • Restriction of processing according to Art.18 DSGVO
  • Data transferability from Art. 20 DSGVO
  • Right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO

Furthermore, there is a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO). The supervisory authority is the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI), Graurheindorfer Straße 153, 53117 Bonn E-mail:

10. Right of revocation for consents

If personal data is processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) DSGVO), you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected by the revocation.