CTAO gGmbH takes the protection of personal information seriously. CTAO gGmbH undertakes to protect the private sphere of all persons using its website and to treat any personal data provided in strictest confidence. The personal data is solely used for the respective purposes given and will not be passed on to third parties unless this is necessary for the given purposes. It will be deleted as soon as it has served the given purpose. 


The data subject (the identified or identifiable natural person which provides the personal data) will give case by case his/her consent to the processing of data via a statement or a clear affirmative action. 


Information on the Processing of Personal Data
of the users visiting the website of the Cherenkov Telescope Array I Science Symposium
Pursuant to Article 13 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 


What is this information?

The information provided below describes, as required by the EU Regulation 2016/679, the processing operations performed on the personal data of the users visiting the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory gGmbH (CTAO gGmbH) (hereinafter, the “CTAO gGmbH”) website www.ctao.org . The information provided does not concern other online websites, pages or services that can be accessed via hyperlinks on the above website but relate to resources outside the CTAO gGmbH’s domain. 


Data Controller

Visiting the above mentioned websites may result into processing data relating to identified or identified natural persons. The data controller in the sense intended by the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the European Union and various data protection regulations is: Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory gGmbH, located in Saupfercheckweg 1 – D-69117, Heidelberg (Email: ctao-info@cta-observatory.org ; +49 6221 516 215216). 


Data Communicated by Users

Sending messages, on the basis of the user’s free, voluntary, explicit choice, to the CTAO’s contact address entail the acquisition of the sender’s contact information as necessary to provide a reply as well as of any and all the personal data communicated in that manner. 



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The Use of Data 

Your web browser or client software may transfer information without your knowledge via your computer (for example IP address) to our server. Such information is never brought in direct connection with you, but is evaluated anonymously for statistical purposes, for system management or to improve the efficiency of our Internet platform. 


Data Subjects’ Rights

Data subjects have the right to obtain from the CTAO gGmbH, where appropriate, access to their personal data as well as rectification or erasure of such data or the restriction of the processing concerning them, and to object to the processing (pursuant to Articles 15 to 22 of the Regulation). Please contact CTAO (Email: ctao-info@cta-observatory.org) to lodge all requests to exercise these rights. 


Right to Lodge a Complaint

If a data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her as performed via this website infringes the Regulation, he or she has the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement pursuant to Article 77 of the Regulation, or else to bring a judicial proceeding against the CTAO gGmbH pursuant to Article 79 of the Regulation.