Data Protection Information

The following pertains to the use of this website. As the party responsible for data processing (controller), we process your personal data collected via our website and store them for the period necessary to achieve the specified purposes and to comply with statutory requirements. In the following, we inform you about the data we collect and the way we process them. Furthermore, we inform you about your data privacy rights pertaining to the use of this website.

Personal data, as defined by Article 4(1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), includes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Name and contact information of the person responsible for data processing (controller) and of the corporate Data Protection Officer

This data protection information shall apply to the processing of data on RENI ( by the controller, the:

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastraße 27 c
80686 München (Munich, Germany)

on behalf of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

E-mail: kommunikation(at)
Telephone: +49 511 5350-0
Fax: +49 511 5350-155

You can reach the Data Protection Officer of Fraunhofer at the above address of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft c/o Data Protection Officer or at datenschutz(at)

Please do not hesitate to contact the Data Protection Officer directly at any time in case of any questions concerning your data protection rights and/or your rights as data subject.

Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of Data Processing

During your Website Visit

Every time you visit our web pages, our website servers save your device's accessing our website in a protocol file. This storage is temporary; our website server saves the following access data until their automated deletion:

These data are processed for the following purposes:

Legal foundations for the above processing purposes:

After the set period of 30 days, our web server automatically deletes the above-mentioned data. To the extent that data are processed longer for purposes pursuant to numbers 2–5, we will anonymize or delete the data as soon as their storage no longer serves the respective purpose.

Furthermore, we insert Cookies once you visit our website. Cookies are used at login to place technical session-control data in your browser's memory. These data are automatically erased at the latest when you close your browser. Furthermore, some selections for data display may be placed in cookies. We use no analytical services.

Establishment of Personal Accounts

If you apply for membership of RENI, we collect the following mandatory data:

We may also collect additional voluntary data.

Your personal data are needed for checking of your affiliation. A personal account will be set up and the data will be stored throughout the validity of that account. Last login and logout as well as number of logins are recorded for each account.

Selections made in the configuration of RENI are stored for your account. Of course, it is perfectly possible to use this Web site without configuration. In that case, the default settings will be used for display.

You can cancel your account at any time. To do so, please send an email to reniweb.admin(at)

The Use of Contact Forms

We offer website's visitors the opportunity to contact us via a form on our website. To enable you to communicate with us via this form, we request the following data:

We need these data to find out who contacted us and to process the user request.

We process the data in response to your enquiry. Our purpose is to answer your enquiry for the purposes of our legitimate interests pursuant to the first sentence of Article 6 (1), point (f) GDPR.

Once we have satisfied the enquiry via contact form, we will immediately delete the personal data collected.

Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

With exception of the above-mentioned cases of data processing by service providers on our behalf (see website visit, use of contact forms), we give your personal data only to third parties (i.e. to natural and legal persons other than you, the data subject), the controller or the service provider or its vicarious agents if:

Third parties may use the transferred data only for the above-mentioned purposes.

Pursuant to Article 28 GDPR, our service providers host our websites on servers located in Germany exclusively.

The transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU or an international organization is excluded.

Web Analysis/Tracking

No cookies and tag pixels are used for web analysis or tracking on our website.

Social Plug-ins

No social plug-ins (media buttons) arre used on our website.

Your Rights as Data Subject

You have the following rights:

Information on your right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Article 6(1), point (f) GDPR (data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests) and Article 6,(1), point (e) GDPR (data processing for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest). This shall also apply to profiling as prescribed by Article 4 No. 4 GDPR, which is based on this provision.

Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a special situation is not required. This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.

If you would like to assert your right to object, an e-mail to datenschutz(at)zv.fraunhofer.en will suffice.

If you are a registered RENI member, we offer you the possibility of inspecting your personal data online, and even of modifying the data yourself, via your user account.

Data Security

We transmit all your personal data using the widely used and secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption standard. The TLS protocol is a proven and secure standard that is also used in online banking transactions. You will recognize a secure TLS connection by the "s" following the http (https://...) in your browser URL or by the lock symbol in the lower section of your browser.

Moreover, we use suitable technical and organizational safety procedures to protect your data against accidental or wilful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorized access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.

Timeliness and Amendments to this Data Protection Information

This data protection information as amended in September 2019 is currently applicable.

Due to improvements of our website and website offers or by virtue of amended statutory or administrative standards, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You may find the latest data protection information by clicking the link on this website You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.


Should individual provisions of this data protection declaration be or become invalid either in part or in their entirety or prove infeasible at any time, this shall not affect the remaining provisions. This shall apply accordingly to gaps in this declaration.