If you provide personal data via the phyphox.org website or the phyphox app, these will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (DSG NRW). RWTH Aachen University has appointed a data protection officer who is responsible for administering the Act and who advises on the respective duties.
Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data
On principle, you can use our website or the app without revealing your identity. By sending any information to RWTH (through a contact form, for example) you consent to this information being processed for our own purposes (e.g. sending of desired information, processing for advertising or for market opinion research) unless you declared an objection. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in the future, to immediate effect.
The phyphox app (referring to both, the iOS and Android version) does not collect any personal data. Sensor data is stored and analyzed only to the extend required by the experiment and it is only transmitted to third-party services if explicitly requested by the user (by exporting the recorded data or using the remote access feature). No sensor data or personal data is transferred from the user’s device without the user’s consent.
Upon a visit to the phyphox website the following data will be stored exclusively for statistical purposes, and the identity of the user is being kept anonymous:
- the name of the file requested,
- the date and time of the request,
- the amount of data transferred,
- IP number
A session cookie is set to aid processing this data. We will not give any stored data to third parties – neither for commercial nor non-commercial purposes.
Responsibility for our Web Content
RWTH Aachen University makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the contents of its web site are up-to-date, complete and accurate. Despite these efforts, the occurrence of errors or omissions cannot be completely ruled out.
As a provider of teleservices and media services we are responsible only for own contents according to §7 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). RWTH Aachen University does not accept liability for the relevance, accuracy or completeness of the content provided on its web site unless the error or inaccuracy occurred intentionally or through gross negligence. This refers to any loss, additional costs or damage of any kind suffered as a result of the use of material provided by this web site or the related apps.
Responsibility for External Content
Some hyperlinks on this website link to contents which are not operated by RWTH but provided by third parties. Please note that RWTH Aachen University is not responsible for contents offered by other organisations.
If you have any questions concerning the processing of your personal data, please contact our data protection officer who will be glad to assist you with your query.
This general disclaimer is part of the contents provided by the web site of the 2nd Institute of Physics A of the RWTH Aachen University. If any of the terms and conditions is found to be invalid by reason of the relevant laws then the remaining terms and conditions shall remain in full effect.