Privacy Policy

FINEST takes the protection of personal data seriously.

The following privacy policy provides you with information on what personal data we (the controller as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation) collect when you visit our website and/or use our online services as well as how we utilize your data. Personal data includes all data with which you can be personally identified. The website is hosted on an internal HZDR server.

Protocols, Log Files

When users access our website, data such as the computer’s IP address, internet browser used, date, and time are automatically logged for technical reasons and saved for a period of seven days in our system log files. Saving in log files occurs to ensure the functionality of the website and the security of our information technology systems. This data is therefore only evaluated when technical problems or attacks on our webserver arise. The legal basis for data storage is Article 6, Paragraph 1 f GDPR (legitimate interest). Combining this information with other user data does not occur.

We do not use analysis tools.

Contact Forms, Registration Forms and Online Applications

Furthermore, we in no way save or gather personal data through this website (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) unless you provide us with such information (e.g., if you get in contact with us, utilize registration forms for events and workshops or fill in online applications) and in the context outlined as follows. Personal data you willingly provide (also in regard to required fields as part of your request) is treated confidentially, serving only to process your request, and will not be passed on to third parties without your consent and/or your being informed in regard to that particular form. The data is processed and stored on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6, Par. 1 f GDPR, or in the case of requests for offers pursuant to Art. 6 Par. 1 b GDPR) in processing your respective request.

Please also be aware of our specific privacy policy information on the respective forms.

All personal data is deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Furthermore, storage may also take place to the extent it is permitted by European or national legislation.

We use SSL encryption so that the data you enter on our homepage is transferred to us in encrypted form. Users should, however, be aware that Internet data transfer (e.g., through email communication) can encounter security issues. Complete protection from access by third parties is impossible.


Our Internet site uses cookies for switching languages (language cookies). These are small text files that are stored on your computer. The next time you visit the homepage, your language can immediately be displayed, which will remain in effect for about five years. Depending on your browser settings, the cookie can be deleted when you close your browser. User profiles are not generated. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6, Par 1 f GDPR (legitimate interest).

These cookies do not retrieve data stored on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or your data. Cookies do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious applications.

You maintain full control at all times over the use of cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the saving of cookies or set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are transmitted. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time — also automated. As a result — due to technical reasons — it may, however, no longer be possible to utilize all functions on our website to their fullest extent.

Links to External Offers

We link to external websites as well as to social media providers (Twitter, Mastodon, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram). The connection is set up in such a way that no data is transmitted to the provider of external offers when visiting our internet pages.

When clicking on a link or button, you will, however, be sent directly to that external offer. These sites collect and process your data — particularly log data (including IP address, browser type, operating system, previously accessed website, accessed pages, cookie information — according to their own user guidelines and/or privacy polices, which you can view on the respective sites:

We recommend that you read these statements before using the sites. Please be aware that data protection regulations in regard to those services may be updated or changed regularly due to extended functionalities or similar reasons. We have no influence on the type and scope of data processing by the provider based on your click. Information regarding your respective rights and settings for protecting your privacy can be found in the respective privacy policies.

Your Rights / Contact Information for Our Data Protection Representative

For all data protection matters and, in particular, to exercise your rights pursuant to Art. 15 and subsequent articles of the GDPR (information on data processed about you, its origin, recipient and the purpose of processing and, where applicable, a right to correction, restriction of processing or deletion and revocation or objection), you can contact our data protection representative.

Prof. Ralph Wagner
Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz
Email: dsb[at]

Additional contact data can be found at:

Your concerns will be treated with confidentiality.

Furthermore, if you do not consent to our data processing, you can contact the supervisory authority (Saxon data protection representative, at any time.

In case of legal disputes, only the German version of this text is legally binding.