Privacy Statement

Data Protection Information
- CodeInspect -

The following pertains to the use of the website As the data 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. The following text informs you of the data we collect, the way we process them and to which rights you will be entitled to in this regard.

Pursuant to Article 4(1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal data are all data referring to an identified or identifiable natural person.


1. Scope of this Document

This data protection information shall apply to the project website located at and all services we offer in context with this project as web services or mobile app providing we refer to this data protection information.


2. Name and Contact Information of the Person Responsible for Data Processing (Controller) and of the corporate Data Protection Officer

Controller as defined in Article 4(7) GDPR:

zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

Hansastraße 27 c,
80686 Munich

for your Fraunhofer-Institute for Secure Information Technology, Rheinstr. 75, 64295 Darmstadt, Germany.

(hereinafter referred to "Fraunhofer-SIT")

Telephone: 0049-6151-869-100

You can reach the Data Protection Officer at Fraunhofer at Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., c/o Data Protection Officer, Hansastraße 27 c, 80686 Munich, Germany or at

Please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer directly at any time with your questions concerning the Data Protection Law or your rights as data subject.


3. Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of Data Processing

a) During your Website Visit

You can access our website without having to disclose the details of your identity. The browser on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access), for the sole reason as to allow a connection with the website. This also includes the IP address of your requesting terminal device. It is temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after 4 weeks.

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes of connection set-up and stability, in order to guarantee the security and functioning of our website and to be able to track any illegal attacks on the website, if required.

The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest ensues from the said security interest and the necessity of the unobstructed provision of our website.

We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from the processing of the IP address or other information in the log file.

Furthermore, we place cookies during the visit of our website and use analytical services. For more information about this, please see Sections 5 and 6 of this Data Protection Information.

b) Subscription to our Newsletter

If you have expressly given your consent pursuant to point (a) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR, we use your email address to send you our regular newsletter . The newsletter contains information regarding the work at our institute and other facilities and events of Fraunhofer e.V.

After subscribing to our newsletter, you will receive a registration notification by email, which will you need to confirm to be able to receive the newsletter (so-called double opt-in). This serves as a verification that the registration has actually been initiated by you.

Unsubscribing is possible at any time, e.g. via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you may also unsubscribe by email to

After revoking your consent for sending the newsletter, your email address will be deleted immediately from our newsletter distribution list.

c) Use of Contact Forms

We offer our 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:

  • Title
  • First and last name and
  • Email address.

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

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

Once we have satisfied the inquiry via contact form, we will automatically delete the personal data collected.

d) Use of “CodeInspect”

CodeInspect is a tool for analysing Android applications. As part of the performance of a license agreement and in order to take steps to entering into a license agreement (this includes making use of our free demo), we collect the following data:

  • Title
  • First and last name
  • E-Mail-Address
  • Address
  • Telephone number (optional)
  • Confirmation of academic activity (optional)
  • Payment data
  • Signed license agreements (including the contract period which is necessary for the license verification while using “CodeInspect”)
  • Bug reports (=reports on software errors that occur while using „CodeInspect“)
  • Payment information, e.g. credit card details (only if you enter into a license agreement with costs).

The collecting and processing of these data have the following purposes:

  • To identify you as our contract partner
  • To complete the payment process
  • To provide and improve the service you require
  • To contact you by phone to get a feedback on your experience with our free demo version.

We are processing your phone number to contact you by phone in order to get a feedback on your experience with our free demo version. We do so in accordance with Article 6, para. 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interests in improving our service “CodeInspect” and to find out the needs of potential customers of “CodeInspect”. We are processing all other above mentioned personal data according to Article 6, para. 1, page 1 lit. b GDPR. We only store the personal data collected until the termination of the license agreement, unless fiscal safekeeping and documentation laws require a longer storage time according to Article 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR and in particular according to § 147 AO [German Fiscal Code]).


4. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

We only forward your personal data to third parties if:

  • You consented explicitly pursuant to point (a) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR,
  • The data transfer is necessary pursuant to point (b) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR for the performance of a contract with you,
  • We are legally obligated to transmit the data pursuant to point (c) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) of GDPR.

There will not be any transfer/transmission of personal data to countries outside the EU or an international organisation without the guarantees mentioned in Art. 44ff GDPR – in particular the EU-US Privacy Shield, an agreement obliging US-companies joining the agreement to comply with the principles of European data protection law.


5. Cookies

We use server-side cookies that are technically necessary for providing the services offered on our website. Cookies are small files which are automatically created by your browser and stored in your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar device) once you visit our website.

Cookies contain information pertaining to the specific device which accessed our website. However, this does not provide us with direct knowledge of your identity.

One reason for us to use cookies is making the use of our website more convenient for you. We use session cookies to recognize that you have already visited certain pages of our website.

We also use temporary cookies to optimize the user-friendliness of our website. Your device stores these cookies temporarily for a specific time. The next time you visit our website, our server will recognize your device as prior visitor and remember your settings and preferences. You will not have to enter these parameters again.

The data obtained with the help of cookies help us pursue our legitimate interests and serve the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GPDR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you are able to configure your browser in such a way that the application does not store cookies on your computer or that an alert appears before storing new cookies. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may prevent you from using all of the functions on our website.


6. Your Rights as a Data Subject

You have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw at any time any consent you may have given to us before. The consequence of this is that we may no longer continue the respective activity.
  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain information on your personal data which we have processed. In particular, you have the right to information on the following: Purposes of data processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or is disclosed, the planned storage periods of data, the existence of a right to the correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection, the right to appeal, the right to know the origin of your data in the event that we did not collect these data The right to meaningful and detailed information on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, relevant information on the details thereof;
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and/or the completion of incomplete personal data stored with us;
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data unless the erasure interferes with the execution of the right to free expression of opinions and to information, with the compliance with legal obligations, is necessary in the public interest or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing of your personal data if you contest or challenge the accuracy of these data, the processing of the data is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of these data and we no longer need the data while you still need the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have raised an objection against the data processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand to transmit those data to another data processing controller and Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you may find such authority at your place of habitual residence, your workplace or our company domicile.


Information about 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 point (e) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest) and of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing on the basis of legitimate interests). This shall also apply to profiling as prescribed by Article 4(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 defense 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 specific 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 email to will suffice.


7. 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 willful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorized access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.


8. Timeliness and Amendments to this Data Protection Information

This data protection information as amended on August 2018 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 on this website to read and print at any time.


9. Severability

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.