Privacy Policy Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V. and The DIK Prüfgesellschaft mbH

We collect, use and store your personal data within the limits defined by the terms of the Federal Data Protection Act of the Federal Republic of Germany. Hereinbelow we inform you as to the nature, scope and purpose of data acquisition and use.

1. Body responsible

Operator of the website under the domain and thus the body responsible is the

Deutsches Institut für Kautschuktechnologie e.V.
Eupener Str. 33
30519 Hannover

2. Collection and processing of general data

A log is maintained of every access to our Internet page and any retrieval of a file deposited on this website. The storage is for internal systems-related and statistic reasons. The following are logged: name of the file retrieved, date and time of retrieval, data volume transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser and domain making the request. The IP addresses of the computers making the request are also logged. Further personal data are recorded only if you as user of the website and/or customer voluntarily provide information — in conjunction with an inquiry or registration, for instance, or in concluding an agreement or in your browser preferences.

3. Collection of personal data

Personal data as contemplated by these data privacy provisions are particulars as to your personal and material circumstances, notably including your name, your email address, your telephone number and, as the case may be, your home address, insofar as you may have provided the latter.
Also included under personal data are information as to your use of our website. In this regard, we collect personal data from you as follows: information on your visits to our website such as, for example, the volume of data transferred, the location from which you request data from our website as well as other connection detail data and sources you request. As a rule, this entails the use of logfiles and cookies. Further information on logfiles and cookies is provided further on herein.

4. Purpose

We make use of your personal data for the following:
1. to provide the online services you desire;
2. to ensure that our website is presented to you in the most effective and interesting way possible;
3. to fulfill our obligations as per any agreements you may have concluded with us;
4. to keep you informed as to any changes in our services.

5. Information about your computer and cookies

With every access to our Internet pages, we collect the following information on your computer: the IP address of your computer, the request from your browser as well as the time at which this request is made. The status and the volume of data transferred in the context of this request is likewise recorded. We also collect product and version information on the browser used and your computer’s operating system. We also record the website from which our site was accessed. Your computer’s IP address is stored solely for the duration of your use of our website and immediately afterwards deleted or anonymized by means of abbreviation. The remaining data are retained for a limited period of time for use in operating our website, in particular for the purpose of pinpointing and eliminating website bugs, for gauging the degree of capacity utilization and for effecting adaptations or improvements.

Under certain circumstances we also make use of browser cookies to collect information on your use of our website. These cookies are small text files stored on your data carrier. They contain certain settings and data to be communicated to our system via your browser. As a rule, a cookie contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data were sent as well as information on the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identifier. Cookies allow our systems to recognize the user’s device and to immediately disclose to us any preferences as may have been set. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is transmitted to the hard disk of the respective user’s computer. Cookies help us improve our website, thereby enabling us to offer you better service attuned even more closely to your needs. They allow us to recognize your computer the next time you again access our website and, in this way, to store information on your preferred activities on our website. We are thus able to gear our website to your individual interests.

The cookies we use store solely the aforementioned data on your use of our website. This involves assignment of an identifier number to the cookie (cookie ID) in lieu of any personal reference to you as user. There is no conflation of the cookie ID with your name, your IP address or similar data that would allow for any tracing of the cookie back to you personally. Should you not wish any use of browser cookies, you can set your browser to reject the storage of cookies. Please keep in mind that this might limit or even preclude the use of our website.

6. Data integrity

All information you transmit to us will be stored on servers inside the European Union. Transmission of information via the Internet is, unfortunately, not completely secure, for which reason we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website via the Internet. We do, however, take technical and organizational measures on our website and other systems to make sure that your data is not lost, destroyed, accessed, altered or disclosed to or by third parties. In particular, your personal data is encrypted for transmission employing Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL) or Transport Layer Security coding (TLS).

7. Transfer/Provision of your personal data

We do not make your personal data available to third parties unless you explicitly agree to the forwarding/provision of your data or in the case that statutory provisions and/or regulatory or judicial orders entitle or oblige us to forward the data. This can, in particular, be a matter of making your data available for the purpose of concluding or executing a contract, of disclosure for the purpose of criminal prosecution, for aversion of danger or in the assertion of intellectual property rights.
Should we not make your data available in such cases, this might entail for you and/or for us the inability to fulfill contractual performance, for instance, extraordinary termination of the respective contract, claims for reimbursement and compensation (also by third parties), and/or administrative fines or even penalties arising, as the case may be, from attendant contraventions in failing to make available the data.

8. Data protection and websites of other third parties

The website can contain, inter alia, hyperlinks to and from other third-party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please keep in mind that in this case as well, we cannot assume any responsibility or warranty for external content or data privacy conditions. For that reason, we advise you to ascertain here as well the respectively applicable data protection terms and conditions before transmitting personal data to these third-party websites.

9. Contact form

In the event that you avail yourself of our contact form to send us contact requests, we shall store the data you provide there — including the contact data specified on the form — for the purpose of processing the inquiry and to get back to you should any additional questions arise. We shall not make this data available to third parties without your prior consent.

10. Newsletter

Our newsletter is our way of keeping you informed of what we have to offer.

If you wish to receive our newsletter, it is necessary that we receive a valid email address from you as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the owner of the email account indicated or that the owner of the account consents to receive the newsletter. Upon receipt of your registration, we shall send a validation link to the email address you have cited. Future newsletters will be sent you once the validation link contained in the email we send out has been activated. The data you provide in this regard will be used solely for the mailing of the newsletter and will not be forwarded to third parties.

When you sign up for the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date on which you signed up. This information is stored solely as evidence in the event that a third party misuses an email address and signs up for receipt of the newsletter unbeknownst to the legitimate owner of the email account.

You can cancel at any time your consent to storage of the data, the email address and the use of same for mailing of the newsletter. Cancelation is possible via a link in the newsletter itself or per notice sent to the contact options cited under “Your rights and contacts”.

11. Changes in these data protection terms

We reserve the right to modify these data protection terms and conditions at any time with forward effect. The website provides a currently valid version. Please consult the website at regular intervals to keep abreast of the respective data protection policy currently in effect.

12. Your rights and contacts

You are entitled to view your personal data at no charge at any time and, as the case may be, to also demand a correction of the data and/or the removal and/or also merely the locking of same if the inventory of data stored is not required for the purpose of contract execution or to ensure compliance with provisions or legal requirements. We recommend that you secure your data at your end prior to any assertion of a removal demand vis-à-vis DIK. You are, under circumstances, also entitled under Art. 15 – 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to set limits on the processing of your data or to object to the processing or transferability of same. Insofar as the processing of the data is contingent on your explicit consent, you can withdraw said consent at any time with forward effect.
As regards the aforementioned purposes and/or to obtain more precise information on them, kindly direct an email to us at or at the contact address cited in the masthead of this website.
In the event that you have any questions, comments or requests regarding our collection, processing and use of your personal data, approach us, as already indicated above, via the contact data cited in the masthead of this website. Should you be of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by or through us is in violation of the law, you are further entitled under Art. 77 GDPR — notwithstanding assertion of your rights as the aggrieved party — to make appeal to one of the regulatory agencies likewise authorized to take action as per the aforementioned regulation.

End of the Privacy Policy Statement.
May 16, 2018


Eupener Straße 33
30519 Hannover, Germany

Phone: +49 511 84201-0