We are pleased that you are visiting our website. The protection and security of your personal information when using our website is very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you at this point which of your personal data we collect when you visit our website and for what purposes it is used.

This data protection declaration applies to the website of the Industrial Digital Twin Association e.V. (IDTA), which can be reached under the domain as well as the various subdomains (“our website”).

Who is responsible and how can I reach you?

Responsible for the processing of personal data within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Industrial Digital Twin Association e.V. (IDTA)
Lyoner Street 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main

+49 69 6603 1939

Data Protection Officer
Philipp Herold

What is it about?

This privacy statement meets the legal requirements for transparency in the processing of personal data. This is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as your name, age, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, IP address or user behavior when visiting a website. Information for which we cannot (or can only with a disproportionate effort) establish a reference to your person, e.g. by anonymization, is not personal data. The processing of personal data (e.g. collection, retrieval, use, storage or transmission) always requires a legal basis and a defined purpose.

Stored personal data will be deleted as soon as the purpose of the processing has been achieved and there are no legitimate grounds for further storage of the data. We will inform you about the specific storage periods or criteria for storage in the individual processing operations. Irrespective of this, we store your personal in individual cases for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and if there are legal retention obligations.

Who receives my data?

We only share your personal data that we process on our website with third parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes and is covered by the legal basis in the individual case (e.g. consent or safeguarding legitimate interests). In addition, we disclose personal data to third parties in individual cases if this serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. Possible recipients may then be, for example, law enforcement agencies, lawyers, auditors, courts, etc.

Insofar as we use service providers for the operation of our website who process personal data on our behalf within the scope of commissioned processing pursuant to Art. 28 GDPR, they may be recipients of your personal data. For more information on the use of processors as well as web services, please refer to the overview of the individual processing operations.

Do you use cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are sent by us to the browser of your terminal device during your visit to our websites and stored there. As an alternative to the use of cookies, information can also be stored in the local storage of your browser. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies or local storage (technically necessary cookies). Other cookies, on the other hand, enable us to perform various analyses, so that we are able, for example, to recognize the browser you are using when you visit our website again and to transmit various information to us (non-essential cookies). With the help of cookies, we can, among other things, make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly from your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device. They cannot execute programs or contain viruses.

We provide information about the respective services for which we use cookies in the individual processing operations.


We host our website with Strato. The provider is Strato AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin (hereinafter: “Strato”). When you visit our website, Strato collects various log files including your IP addresses. For more information, please refer to Strato’s privacy policy: The use of Strato is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation of our website. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Order processing

We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as for example, orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

What rights do I have?

Under the conditions of the statutory provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the following rights as a data subject:

  • Information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR about the data stored about you in the form of meaningful information about the details of the processing and a copy of your data;
  • Correction pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR of incorrect or incomplete data stored by us;
  • Erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR of the data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • Restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed, the processing is unlawful, we no longer need the data and you object to their erasure because you need them for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR.
  • Data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, insofar as you have provided us with personal data within the scope of consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a GDPR or on the basis of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) b GDPR and these have been processed by us with the aid of automated processes. You will receive your data in a structured, common and machine-readable format or we will transfer the data directly to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible.
  • Objection according to Art. 21 GDPR against the processing of your personal data, insofar as this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e, f GDPR and there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. The right to object does not exist if overriding compelling legitimate grounds for the processing are demonstrated or the processing is carried out for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. Where the right to object does not exist for individual processing operations, this is indicated there.
  • Revocation pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR of your granted consent with effect for the future.
  • Complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or our company headquarters.

How is my data processed in detail?

In the following, we will inform you about the individual processing operations, the scope and purpose of the data processing, the legal basis, the obligation to provide your data and the respective storage period. An automated decision in individual cases, including profiling does not take place.

Provision of the website

Type and scope of processing

When calling up and using our website, we collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. The following information is stored temporarily in a so-called log file:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider.
    Our website is not hosted by ourselves, but by a service provider who processes the aforementioned data on our behalf in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR for the purpose of.

Purpose and legal basis

The processing is carried out to protect our overriding legitimate interest in displaying our website and ensuring security and stability on the basis of Art. 6 para. lit. f GDPR. The collection of data and storage in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. There is no right to object to the processing due to the exception under Art. 21 (1) GDPR. Insofar as the further storage of log files is required by law, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. There is no legal or contractual obligation to provide the data, however, calling up our website is not technically possible without providing the data.

Storage period

The aforementioned data is stored for the duration of the website display and for technical reasons beyond that for a maximum of 7 days.

Contacting (contact forms, offer forms, etc.)

You can contact us by e-mail or via our contact form. In this case, we store the personal data you provide in order to process your request and to contact you to handle your request. If we request information via our contact form, we have marked the mandatory fields required for contacting us accordingly (asterisk). The voluntary information is used to specify your request and to improve the processing of your request. The requested data is transmitted to us by you on a purely voluntary basis.

Depending on the type of request, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for requests that you yourself make as part of a pre-contractual measure or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR if your request is of a different nature. The legitimate interest is to be able to process your request for contact inquiries. If personal data is requested that we do not need for the fulfillment of a contract or for the protection of legitimate interests, the transfer to us will be based on consent given by you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

A transfer to third parties may take place if this is necessary to process your request. You can find more information on this in the respective contact forms.

We delete the personal data of the requests as soon as their storage is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the original purpose and no legal retention periods exist.

Presence on social media platforms

We maintain so-called fan pages or accounts or channels on the networks mentioned below in order to also provide you with information and offers within social networks and to offer you further ways of contacting us and finding out about our offers. In the following, we inform you about which data we or the respective social network process from you in connection with the call and use of our fan pages/accounts.

Data that we process from you

If you wish to contact us via Messenger or via Direct Message via the respective social network, we generally process your user name via which you contact us and, if applicable, store further data provided by you insofar as this is necessary to process/respond to your request.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR (processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the controller).

(Static) usage data we receive from social networks

We receive automatically provided statistics regarding our accounts via Insights functionalities. The statistics include, among other things, the total number of page views, likes, details on page activities and post interactions, reach, video views/views, and details on the proportion of men/women among our fans/followers.

The statistics only contain aggregated data that cannot be related to individual persons. You are not identifiable to us via this.

What data the social network process from you

In order to view the content of our fan pages or accounts, you do not have to be a member of the respective social network and, to this extent, no user account for the respective social network is required.

Please note, however, that when you call up the respective social network, the social networks also collect and store data from website visitors without a user account (e.g. technical data in order to be able to display the website to you) and use cookies and similar technologies, over which we have no control. For details, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social network (see the corresponding links above).

Insofar as you wish to interact with the content on our fan pages/accounts, e.g. comment on, share or like our postings/contributions and/or contact us via messenger functions, prior registration with the respective social network and the provision of personal data is required.

We have no influence on the data processing by the social networks within the scope of their use by you. To our knowledge, your data is stored and processed in particular in connection with the provision of the services of the respective social network, as well as for the analysis of user behavior (using cookies, pixels/web beacons and similar technologies), on the basis of which advertising based on your interests is played both within and outside the respective social network. It cannot be ruled out that your data will be stored by the social networks outside the EU/EEA and passed on to third parties.

Information on, among other things, the exact scope and purposes of the processing of your personal data, the storage period/deletion as well as guidelines on the use of cookies and similar technologies in the context of registration and use of the social networks can be found in the privacy policy/cookie policy of the social networks. There you will also find information on your rights and objection options.

LinkedIn page

LinkedIn is a social network of LinkedIn Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California, USA, which enables the creation of private and professional profiles. Users can maintain their existing contacts and make new ones. Businesses can create profiles where photos and other company information are uploaded. Other LinkedIn users have access to this information and can write their own articles and share this content with others.

The focus is on professional exchanges on specialized topics with people who share the same professional interests. In addition, LinkedIn is often used by businesses and other organizations to hire employees and present themselves as an interesting employer.

For more information about LinkedIn, please visit:

For more information about LinkedIn’s privacy practices, please visit:

We do not collect or process any personal data through our LinkedIn company page.


This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode has the effect that YouTube does not store information about visitors to this website before they view the video. view. However, the transfer of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. However, is not necessarily excluded. Thus, YouTube – regardless of whether you watch a video YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the servers of
YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube may store various cookies on your end device
or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way
YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things video statistics, to improve the user experience, and to prevent fraud attempts.
prevent fraud attempts. If necessary, further data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no control.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers.
This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding
consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a
GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time
For more information about data protection at YouTube, please refer to their privacy policy at:

Google Fonts

Type and scope of processing

We use Google Fonts from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, as a service to provide fonts for our online offering. To obtain these fonts, you connect to servers of Google Ireland Limited, whereby your IP address is transmitted.

Purpose and legal base

The use of Google Fonts is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a uniform provision as well as the optimization of our online offer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Storage period

The concrete storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by Google Ireland Limited. Further information can be found in the privacy policy for Google Fonts:

Google Maps

For the integration and display of map content, our website uses the map service Google Maps. The provider of this service is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

When you call up a page with an integrated map from Google Maps, your IP address is recorded. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google learns your IP address even if there is no user account through which you are logged in. If you are logged into your user account, Google can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. By logging out beforehand, you have the option of preventing this. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Details on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

Google Analytics

Our website uses the web analytics service Google (Universal) Analytics, operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google (Universal) Analytics uses “cookies.” Cookies are text files that enable an analysis of your use of our website. Cookies are stored on your device. Information collected in the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address in shortened form) is transmitted from your browser to a Google server and stored there. In doing so, a transmission to the servers of Google LLC. located in the USA is possible. This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”.

This configuration of the web analytics service ensures anonymization of your IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal reference. The shortening of your IP address by Google takes place within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is it possible for the full IP address to be transferred to a Google LLC. server in the USA and shortened there. In the event of such an exception, this processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Your IP address transmitted as part of Google (Universal) Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by configuring your browser. In this case, however, we point out that not all functions of our website may be fully usable. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google. This is possible by installing the following browser plugin:

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following button. An opt-out flag will be set, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website:

Further information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: Insofar as the legal requirement exists, we have obtained your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR for the processing of your data as outlined above. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the objection option described above.

MyFonts Counter

Type and scope of processing

We have integrated MyFonts Counter on our website. MyFonts Counter is a service of MyFonts, Inc. and offers us the possibility to statistically evaluate the number of visits to our website. MyFonts Counter uses cookies and other browser technologies to recognize users and website visits. This information is used, among other things, to compile reports on website activity. In this case, your data is passed on to the operator of MyFonts Counter, MyFonts, Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive Woburn, MA 01801 USA.

Purpose and legal basis

We process your data with the help of MyFonts Counter for the purpose of optimizing our website and for marketing purposes on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. GDPR.

Storage period

The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by MyFonts, Inc. Further information can be found in the privacy policy for MyFonts Counter:

References and links

When calling up Internet pages that are referred to within the framework of our website, information such as name, address, e-mail address, browser properties, etc. may be requested again. This privacy policy does not regulate the collection, disclosure or handling of personal data by third parties.

Third party service providers may have different and their own regulations regarding the collection, processing and use of personal data. It is therefore advisable to inform yourself on the websites of third parties about their practices regarding the handling of personal data before entering personal data.

Changes to the privacy policiy

We are constantly developing our website in order to provide you with an ever-improving service. We will always keep this privacy statement up to date and adapt it accordingly if and when this should become necessary.

We will of course inform you in good time of any changes to this data protection declaration. We will do this, for example, by means of an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided to us. If, in addition, further consent from you should become necessary for our handling of your data, we will of course obtain this from you before corresponding changes become effective.

You can access the current version of our data protection declaration at any time on the Internet under Data protection.