Data protection declaration for the research project „MoBI-aqua“

For what purposes will personal data be processed?

The aim of the MoBI-aqua research project is to strengthen the protection of aquatic biodiversity in the Saxon and Czech catchment areas of the Elbe and Ohře (Eger) across borders. An important component is the monitoring of the spread of invasive neozoa (alien animal species), which often have strong negative effects on native species. A citizen science app was developed for this purpose, with which interested people can find out about neozoa and identify species that have been found / observed and report them to a research database.

Who is responsible for data processing and who can data subjects contact?

Technische Universität Dresden
Fakultät Umweltwissenschaften ,
Institut für Hydrobiologie ,
Professur Limnologie
01062 Dresden
Telefon: +49(0)35146334956

Data protection officer of the TU Dresden
01062 Dresden
Tel.: +49 (0)351 463 32839

What is the legal basis for processing personal data?

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR (consent) in conjunction with § 12 – Saxon Data Protection Implementation Act (SächsDSDG) (processing of personal data for purposes of scientific research) and §§4,45 Saxon Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) (research).

Which personal data are processed?

When the website and web app are used without registration, we process technical information (browser version, IP address, operating system, internet service provider, date and time of access and websites from which the user’s system accessed our website or which are called up by the user’s system via our website). A technically necessary cookie is set in your browser for the display. When using the web app to identify animals and report their findings, we process your e-mail address as part of the registration process and your geolocation when reports are found (with your consent). There is no storage of the technical data together with other personal data of the user (email address).

How long is personal data processed / stored?

The technical information is saved separately from the email address and deleted after 14 days at the latest. The e-mail address can be deleted at any time with future effect.

Are personal data transmitted to third parties?

When using the website or app, your IP address and, if applicable, your location will be transmitted to OpenStreetMap. This is done exclusively in the context of the research project for the purpose of displaying the map functions or temporarily storing the selected settings. OpenStreetMap is responsible for any further processing.

Erfolgt eine Veröffentlichung personenbezogener Daten?

The research results are published in the usual scientific form. We guarantee that no conclusions can be drawn about natural persons from the publications.

What rights do data subjects have in principle?

1) Voluntariness and revocation according to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR

Providing personal data is voluntary. The consent to the processing of personal data can be revoked at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR with the result that the personal data of the person concerned will not be further processed.

2) Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)

The data subjects have the right to request information about the personal data processed and the possible recipients of this data at any time. You are entitled to an answer within a period of one month after receipt of the request for information.

3) Right to correction, deletion and restriction (Art. 16 – 18 GDPR)

The data subjects can at any time request the correction or deletion of their personal data or the restriction of processing from the TU Dresden.

4) Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

The data subjects can request that the person responsible transmit their personal data to them in a machine-readable format. Alternatively, you can request the direct transfer of the personal data you have provided to another person responsible, as far as this is possible.

5) Right to lodge a complaint (Art. 77 GDPR)

Affected persons can contact the data protection officer of the TU Dresden at any time or, in the event of a complaint under Art. 77 GDPR, the competent supervisory authority for data protection. The competent supervisory authority is: 

Sächsischer Datenschutzbeauftragter/ Saxon data protection officer
Postfach 11 01 32
01330 Dresden
Tel.: +49(0)351/85471 101
Fax:+ 49(0)351/85471 109

To exercise the rights, a notification in text form (letter, e-mail) to the person responsible is sufficient.

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