Data protection declaration

I. Name and address of the responsible party

The responsible party in terms of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection law regulations is:

Wissenschafts- und Informationszentrum Nachhaltige Geflügelwirtschaft (WING)
Project office at Vechta University
Project leader Prof. Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst
Driverstraße 22
D-49377 Vechta
Post box 15 53
D-49364 Vechta

Telephone: +49. (0) 4441.15 506
Fax: +49. (0) 4441.15 67168


II. Name and address of contact for data protection issues

Contact for data protection issues at the WING project office:
Dr. Aline Veauthier
Driverstr. 22
49377 Vechta
Tel.: (0049) 04441-15 506

General information on data processing

Scope of processing personal data
We generally only process the personal data of our users if required to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users only takes place, as a rule, after receiving consent from the user. One exception is such cases where it is not possible to obtain consent due to actual reasons and the processing of data is permitted based on legal regulations.

Legal basis for processing of personal data
If we obtain the consent of the affected person for processing personal data for processing transactions, Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as a legal basis for processing personal data.
Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR shall serve as a legal basis for processing personal data for the fulfilment of a contract with the data subject as the contractual party. This shall also apply to processing transactions required for performing pre-contractual measures.
If processing your personal data is necessary to fulfil a contractual obligation our institute is subjected to, Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as a legal basis.
In cases where essential interests of the affected person or another individual requires personal data to be processed, Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. d GDPR shall serve as a legal basis. If processing is required to protect the legitimate interests of our institute or a third party and if the initially stated interest does not outweigh the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the affected person, Art.6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR shall serve as a legal basis for processing.

Data deletion and storage period
Personal data of the affected person shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer exists. Storage can also take place if scheduled by the European or national legislation in legal Union directives, laws or other regulations, which the responsible party is subject to. Blockage or deletion shall also take place if a storage period stipulated by the specified norms expires, unless the requirement of continued storage of the data exists for conclusion of the contract or fulfilment of the contract.

Provision of the Internet site and creation of Logfiles

Description and scope of data processing
Every time you visit our website, the system of our hosting partner ipCONN GmbH (ipConn GmbH, Hall 31, Kaiserstraße 10 b, 49809 Lingen, Germany, e-mail:, phone: +49 591 966546- 0) automates data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

Between the person in charge at WING, Prof. Dr. med. Hans-Wilhelm Windhorst and the processor ipCONN, there is a data protection agreement for the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GV. The processing of personal data takes place by the following contractor: ipCONN GmbH, Kaiserstrasse 10b, 49809 Lingen (Ems), Germany, contact:

The following person is responsible for the correct processing of personal data:
Mr. Sven Becker, ipCONN GmbH, contact:
The following data is collected:
• Name of the accessed page/file
• Date and time of the call
• Information about the type of browser and the version used
• The operating system of the user
• The IP address of the user
• Requesting domain

The data is also saved in the Logfiles of the ipCONN GmbH system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user. There is no planned transmission to third states.
Here you will be forwarded to the privacy policy of our hosting partner ipCONN GmbH in Lingen.

Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the Internet site to the user's computer. For this, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Storage period
The data shall be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of collection. In the case of collection of data to provide the Internet site, this is the case when the respective session is terminated.
In the case of storing the data in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

Objection and cancellation option
The collection of data to provide the Internet site and the storage of data in Logfiles is essential for operation of the Internet site. It is therefore not possible for the user to appeal.

Use of Cookies

Description and scope of data processing
Our website uses Cookies. Cookies are small text files that are saved in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user calls up an Internet site, a Cookie can be saved on the user's operating system. This Cookie contains a characteristic string, which allows clear identification of the browser when the Internet site is called up again.
You can permanently prevent the saving of Cookies by making an appropriate setting in your browser software. This may result in the functionality of the website being restricted.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary Cookies is Art. 6, sec. 1 lit. f GDPR.
When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and his consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this context, there is also a reference to this privacy policy. On this website we use services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( for the analysis of usage data. It uses cookies that allow a statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors and the display of usage-related content or advertising. etracker cookies do not contain any information that makes it possible to identify a user.
The data generated by etracker is processed and stored on behalf of the provider of this website by etracker exclusively in Germany and is therefore subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the privacy seal ePrivacyseal.
Data processing takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Our legitimate interest lies in the optimisation of our online offer and our website. Since the privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, etracker's IP address is anonymised as early as possible and log-in or device identifiers at etracker are converted into a unique code, but one not assigned to a person. Any other use, combination with other data or a transfer to third parties by etracker does not take place.
You can object to the above-described data processing at any time, if it is personal data. Your objection does not have any negative consequences for you.

If single pages of our website are called up, the following data is stored:
• Two bytes of the IP address of the user's calling system
• The web page accessed
• The website from which the user accessed the accessed website (referrer)
• The sub-pages that are called up from the website you are looking at
• The length of stay on the website
• The frequency of accessing the website

Storage period
The data will be stored with respect to etracker until the end of the project period of the WING on 1 September 2019 for statistical analysis.

You will find more information on data protection at etracker here.

Purpose of data processing
The purpose of use of technically necessary Cookies is to facilitate use of the Internet site for users. Several functions of our Internet site cannot be offered without the use of Cookies. For this, it is necessary that the browser is also recognised after changing site.
The user data collected via technically required Cookies shall not be used to create user profiles.
The use of analysis Cookies is for the purpose of improving the quality of our Internet site and its contents. Analysis Cookies allow us to find out how the Internet site is used and thereby constantly optimise our service.

Objection and cancellation option
Cookies shall be saved on the user's computer and transmitted from it to our site. You therefore have fully control over the use of Cookies as the user. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of Cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies already saved can be deleted at any time. This can also take place automatically. If Cookies are deactivated for our Internet site, all functions of the Internet site may no longer be able to be used in full.
Saving the analysis cookies for the web analysis service etracker can be prevented by disabling the option below:
I object to the processing of my personal data with etracker on this website.

Your objection does not have any negative consequences for you.

Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". These are text files that are saved on your computer and allow us to analyse your use of our website. The information produced by the Cookie on the use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved.

The basis for storage of Google Analytics Cookies is Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise the web service and advertising.

IP anonymity function

We have enabled the IP anonymity function on this website. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the treaty on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operators and to perform other services connected to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the placement of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, this may result in your inability to fully use all functions of our website. You can also object to the collection of data produced by the cookie and use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and prevent Google from processing this data by downloading the available browser plugin under the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link click. An opt-out Cookie is set that prevents the future recording of your data when visiting this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

More information on handling user data at Google Analytics can be found in the Google data protection declaration:

Order data processing

We have concluded at contact with Google for order data processing and we fully implement the strict specifications of the German data protection authorities in our use of Google Analytics.

Demographic features with Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created, which contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data originates from interest-related advertising by Google and from third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time using the advertisement settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics, such as in the point “Objection to data collection”.


Description and scope of data processing
On our website you can subscribe to the free WING newsletter. Data is thereby transmitted to our service provider CleverReach (Cleverreach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany).
The following data is transmitted to the service provider:
• E-mail address
• Date and time of newsletter registration
• Title, first name, surname (voluntary details)

Purpose of data processing
We transfer your data to CleverReach solely for the purpose of sending out the newsletter and the statistical evaluation of the newsletter by us. Any further use of your personal data by CleverReach or disclosure to third parties will not take place.

Storage period
The data shall be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of collection. The e-mail address of the user as well as voluntarily provided personal data will be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

Objection and cancellation option
Subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled at any time by the affected user. You will find a corresponding link for this purpose in every newsletter. This also allows a revocation of the consent to the storage of voluntarily provided personal data.

Contact/subscription form and e-mail contact

Description and scope of data processing
On our website you can find contact forms as well as forms for the registration of events and excursions as well as for publication and statistical inquiries, which can be used for electronic contact and for registration for participation in various events and excursions. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the entry mask shall be transmitted to us and saved.


This data includes:

  • First name, surname
  • Name of the school (Registration for an excursion)
  • Telephone number (Registration for an excursion)
  • E-mail address
  • Date and time of data transmission


Depending on the cause and intended use, further personal data may also be requested and transmitted.
If an event-related transfer of data to third parties (such as service providers, cooperation partners, etc.) is required, this will be informed in the context of the sending process and your consent will be obtained. In all other cases, data will not be passed on to third parties.
Alternatively, it is possible to make contact via the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email address shall be saved. The data will not be passed on to third parties in association with this. The data is exclusively used for processing the conversation.

Purpose of data processing
The processing of personal data from input forms of the contact and registration forms or e-mails serves us only for the processing of contact and participant management of events.

Storage period
The data shall be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of collection. For the personal data from an input form of the contact or registration form for events and that sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user or the event, including any required post-processing, has ended. The conversation shall be finished when the circumstances show that the respective matter has been fully clarified.

Objection and cancellation option
The user has the option of withdrawing consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he or she can object to the storage of personal data at any time. The conversation cannot be continued in such a case.
The revocation of consent and objection to storage must be addressed to the data protection officer named in this privacy policy.
All personal data saved during the course of contact shall be deleted in this case.

Rights of data subjects

If your personal data is processed, you shall be the data subject in terms of the GDPR and you have the following rights with regard to the responsible party:

1. Right to information
You can request a confirmation from the responsible party stating whether we process personal data.
If such processing is available, you may request information from the controller about:
(1) The purposes for which the personal information is being processed;
(2) The categories of personal data being processed;
(3) The recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are yet to be disclosed;
(4) The planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the duration of storage;
(5) The right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to limit processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(6) The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
(7) All available information about the origin of the data if the personal data is not collected from the data subject;

2. Right to correction
You have a right to ask the responsible party to correct and/or complete your personal data, provided the processed personal data is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible party must undertake the correction immediately.

3. Right to restrict processing
You may request the restriction of processing your personal data under the following conditions:
(1) If you deny the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that will enable the person responsible to verify the accuracy of personal data;
(2) Processing is unlawful and you reject the erasure of the personal data and instead demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
(3) The person responsible no longer requires personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require it for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or
(4) If you object to processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible prevail over your reasons.

If the processing of the personal data has been restricted, then this data may be processed – apart from storing it – only with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another individual or legal person or for reasons of important public interest to the Union or a member state.
If the restriction of processing has been imposed due to the above conditions, the responsible party shall inform you before this restriction is lifted.

4. Right to deletion
You can ask the responsible party to delete the personal data concerned immediately and the responsible party shall be obliged to delete this data immediately, provided one of the following reasons apply:
(1) Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent, upon which processing as per Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 sec. 2 lit. a GDPR was based, and there is no other legal basis for processing.
(3) You lodge an appeal as per Art. 21 sec. 1 GDPR against processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or you lodge an appeal as per Art. 21 sec. 2 GDPR against processing.
(4) The personal data was processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation according to Union law or the law of member states the responsible party is subject to.
(6) The personal data was collected with regards to services offered by the information company as per Art. 8 sec. 1 GDPR.

5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to correct, delete or restrict the processing with regards to the responsible party, then the party is obligated to inform all recipients to whom the personal data has been disclosed of this correction or deletion of data or restriction of processing, unless it proves impossible or it would involve unreasonable expense.
You have the right to be informed of these recipients in respect of the responsible party.

6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to the responsible party, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you have the right to demand that this data is transmitted to another responsible party without restriction by the responsible party to whom the data was provided if
(1) processing is based on consent as per Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 sec. 2 lit. a GDPR or a contract as per Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR and
(2) processing takes place with the aid of an automated procedure.
When exercising this right, you have a further right to insist that the personal data concerned is transmitted directly from one responsible party to another responsible party, provided this is technically possible. This must not affect other person’s freedoms and rights.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data, which is needed to perform a task, which is in the public interest or which was transferred to the responsible party in order to exercise an official authority.

7. Right to object
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons that arise due to your special circumstances, to the processing of personal data concerning you carried out on the basis of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. e or f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on this regulation.
The responsible party shall no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless it can prove urgent compelling reasons for processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data is processed for direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling when it is connected to such direct advertising.
If you object to processing for the purposes of direct advertising the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
You have the option to exercise your right to object in connection to use of the services of the information company – irrespective of directive 2002/58/EC – by means of automated procedures, which use technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke the data protection consent declaration
You have the right to withdraw your data protection consent declaration at any time. Consent can be withdrawn without affecting the legitimacy of the processing that was carried out based on the consent before it was withdrawn.

9. Right to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority
Irrespective of another regulatory or legislative remedy, you have the right to complain to a regulatory authority, in particular in the member state of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged breach, if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data is in breach of the GDPR.

To exercise your rights, please contact our data protection officer:
E-mail:; tel: 04441-15506
We will process your requests promptly and in accordance with legal requirements free of charge and tell you what action we have taken.


Data privacy statement last updated: 08th April 2019