General Remarks

The central web server, as well as the single sites belonging to the ICRS 2020 website, serve the purpose of projecting the image of ICRS 2020, disseminating information, and supporting the activities of ICRS 2020. The website has its own distinctive corporate design. This privacy statement was created by ICRS 2020 administration to demonstrate the firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the data collection and dissemination practices for the website:

Responsibilities and briefs

No liability can be accepted with regard to the accuracy or actuality of information contained on the ICRS 2020 internet pages. Responsibility for administering the server lies with the University’s Zentrum für Netze. Responsibility for the pages maintained by ICRS 2020 lies with the respective website editors. The overall responsibility for the website lies ultimately with the University Management, which in the event of uncertainty will decide on whether to publish content or not. The ICRS 2020 Secretariat maintains all sites under The responsibility for the content published lies exclusively with the ICRS 2020 Conference Secretariat.

I. Contact of the responsible person:
Universität Bremen
Rektor Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Bibliothekstrasse 1-3
28359 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 421 218-1

II. Contact of the data protection officer:
Petra Banik
Referat 06
Bibliothekstrasse 1-3
29359 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 421 218-60211
Fax: +49 421 218-60210

Handling of data

ICRS 2020 and the University of Bremen take data protection including the protection of personal data very seriously. Any personal details provided by visitors to the website are processed in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, in particular the Bremische Datenschutzgesetz (BremDSG) [Bremen Data Protection Act] and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

The following contains details of how data is collected, the extent and purpose of data collection, and how the personal data submitted are used. Any data you submit will not be published or without justification passed on to third persons.

1. Data collection and processing when using the Internet
All visits to our websites are automatically recorded in a log file by our web server. These data are saved separately from any other data you may provide when using our offers. It is not possible for us to attribute these data to any individual person. These data are used solely in anonymized form for the statistical evaluation of our web offer with AWStats, following which they are deleted.

The data collected are as follows:
The IP address of the accessing computer (only in the event of fault, otherwise anonymous)
Date and time of access
Access method/function chosen by accessing computer
Name and URL of the downloaded file
Quantity of data transmitted
Access status of web server (file transmitted, file not found, command not carried out etc.)
URL from which access is initiated

The log-in for gaining access to protected areas is sometimes recorded in order to identify attempts at misuse and password attacks. No data whatsoever is saved that may be used to develop personal profiles on user behaviour.

Except for the very unlikely event of directly accessing the Typo3 Backend-Login page, visitors of the website will not get in contact with any cookies.

2. Use and disclosure of personal data
When using our website, it is usually not necessary to submit any personal data. However, in order for us to provide some of our services (registration to ICRS 2020 for example) it may well be necessary for us to ask for personal data.

Any personal data you may submit will be used solely for the mentioned purpose and only to an extent that is absolutely necessary. No personal data whatsoever shall be disclosed to third persons without the express prior consent of the user.

Personal data that you provide to BTZ - Bremer Touristik-Zentrale in connection with your registration are processed electronically and are used exclusively for processing of registration and for customer service purposes. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties. Your attention is expressly drawn to the data subject's right of objection pursuant to section 28 (4) of the German Data Protection Act. Your contact information may be used to contact you if necessary.

Please be aware that due to the nature of this scientific conference website, personal information (e.g. contact information for papers and presentations) is likely to appear in the functioning of this site such as session schedules and abstract citations, as well as in ICRS 2020 publications such as meeting programs and books of abstracts.

Submitted data is saved in a data base that can only be accessed by website administrators. Personal data will only be disclosed to state agencies within the context of mandatory national legislation.

3. Safety
The technical and organizational safety measures we apply to protect collected data, from being accessed by unauthorized third persons are kept constantly up to date and meet the strictest requirements. All personal data submitted to us will be transmitted in encrypted form.

4. Links to other providers
Our web pages may contain links to other providers. We expressly point out that the present statement on data protection policy applies solely to the website maintained by the ICRS 2020 Conference Secretariat on the web server of the University’s Zentrum für Netze. We have no influence over whether or not other providers respect the mandatory data protection requirements.

5. Right to information
You can at any time request information concerning the processing of your personal data. To do so, please send an email to

6. Validity of this data protection notice
By using our website, you agree to your data being used in the aforementioned manner. This data protection notice shall be deemed to have immediate effect and supersedes all previous notices.

More information on data privacy regulations for this website can be found here: