Data protection statement

www.dresden-airport.de is an Internet site provided by Flughafen Dresden GmbH. The subject matter of the company involves operating Leipzig/Halle Airport, including the ancillary operations that directly or indirectly serve the purpose of the business, particularly in the areas of transport, letting property and services.
We would like to use the following data protection statement to inform you about the meticulous way that we gather, process and use data at our company.

1.Name and contact data for the controller responsible for processing data and the company’s data protection officer

This data protection information is being processed by:

Controller: Flughafen Dresden GmbH
Postfach 80 01 64
01109 Dresden, Deutschland
Email: information@dresden-airport.de
Telefon: +49 (0)351 881-3360

The corporate data protection officer at Flughafen Dresden GmbH can be contacted at the aforementioned address, Attn Data Protection Officer, or at datenschutz@dresden-airport.de.

2. Gathering and storing personal data and the type and purpose of using it

a) When visiting the website
When accessing the www.dresden-airport.de website, information is automatically sent to our website’s server by the browser that is being used on your device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is logged without you doing anything and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • the IP address of the computer making the enquiry,
  • the date and time of access,
  • the name and URL of the file being accessed,
  • the website from which access takes place (referrer URL),
  • the browser that is used and possibly the operating system on your computer and the name of your access provider.

We use the data mentioned here for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee the establishment of a smooth connection with our website,
  • to guarantee that you can use our website without any problems,
  • to assess the system security and stability – and 
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for processing the data is found in Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes for gathering data, which are listed above. We do not ever use the data that we gather for the purpose of drawing any conclusions about your person.
We also make use of cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can discover more details about them in paragraphs 4 and 5 of this data protection statement.

b) When registering for our newsletter
If you have provided your specific consent according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 a) of the GDPR, we will use your e-mail address to regularly send you our newsletter. It is enough for you to specify your e-mail address to receive the newsletter.
It is possible to unsubscribe at any time – for example, by using the link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can send your request to unsubscribe to unternehmenskommunikation@mdf-ag.com by e-mail at any time.

c)When concluding an agreement
If you conclude agreements with us via our website (e.g. to book parking spaces) the following personal data will be stored by us, exclusively so that we can process enquiries or place orders and for the purpose of providing the reasons for, performing and handling your contractual relationship with us:

  • personal data (the customer’s name, e-mail address)
  • technical data related to the booking (type and date of service, prices, booking date of the service, account details)

The legal basis for gathering the data is found in Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 b) of the GDPR. Once we have processed your enquiry or your contractual relationship with Flughafen Dresden GmbH has ended, we will delete the data that has been gathered, unless you have provided us with your consent to store, process and use your personal data for our own marketing purposes or you have withdrawn your consent at this time or statutory retention requirements apply.

c) When using our contact form
If you have any kind of questions, we offer you the opportunity of contacting us via a form that is made available on our website. You must specify a valid e-mail address so that we know from whom the enquiry comes and in order to be able to respond to it. Other details can be provided on a voluntary basis.
The processing of data for the purpose of you making contact with us takes place according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 a) of the GDPR, based on your consent that is provided voluntarily. The personal data that we gather when you use the contact form is automatically deleted after we have completed the enquiry that you sent us.

3. Forwarding data

Your personal data is not forwarded to third parties for any other purposes than those listed below. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have specifically provided your consent for this, according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 a) of the GDPR, 
  • it is necessary to pass on the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR, and there are no grounds to assume that you have an overriding interest that needs to be protected in not forwarding your data, 
  • if there is a statutory requirement to pass on the data, according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 c) of the GDPR, and
  • it is legally permissible to do so and is necessary to handle the contractual relationship with you, according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 b) of the GDPR. 


4. Cookies

We make use of cookies on our website. They are small files, which your browser automatically generates and which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) whenever you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and they do not contain any viruses, trojan horses or other malware.
The cookie stores information that is generated in conjunction with the device that is specifically used in each case. However, this does not mean that we obtain any direct knowledge about your identity through this.
The use of cookies is partly to make it easier for you to use our Internet services. For example, we make use of so-called session cookies in order to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. They are automatically deleted once you leave our website.
We also use temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness; they are stored on your device for a certain period of time. If you revisit our website to make use of our services, they automatically recognise that you have visited us before and the entries submissions and settings that you made so that you do not have to enter them once again.
We also make use of cookies to statistically log the use of our website and to assess matters for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see paragraph 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise that you have visited our website in the past if you return to it. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period in each case.
The data that is processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes already mentioned to maintain our legitimate interests and those of third parties, according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or you always receive notice before a new cookie is generated. However, if you completely deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions available on our website.

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools
The tracking tools that we use and are listed below are put into effect on the basis of Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR. By using these tracking tools, we aim to guarantee that the design of our website meets needs and can optimise it continually. We also make use of the tracking tools to statistically log the use of our website and to assess matters for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These interests must be viewed as legitimate in the sense of the stipulation mentioned above.
The data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the relevant tracking tools in each case.

i) Google Analytics
We make use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”) for the purpose of designing our sites to meet needs and to continually optimise them. In this connection, pseudonymised usage profiles are generated and cookies are used (see paragraph 4). The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website like

  • the browser type/version,
  • the operating system used,
  • the referrer URL (the site that you visited previously),
  • the host name of the computer making access (IP address),
  • the time of the server enquiry,

is sent to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. The information is used to assess the usage of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and designing these websites so that they meet needs. This information may also be passed on to third parties, if this is prescribed by the law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You IP address is never combined with any other data held by Google. The IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to assign the information to a specific person (IP masking).
You can prevent the cookies from being installed by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we would point out that you may not be able to make use of all the functions on this website, if you do so.
You can also prevent any logging of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and any processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl).
As an alternative to the browser add-on, particularly for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from logging the data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is generated, which prevents your data from being logged when you visit this website in future. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will need to reset the opt-out cookie.
You can find more information about data privacy in conjunction with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help section, for example: (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl).

ii) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking
In order to record the usage of our website in statistical terms and assess matters for the purpose of optimising our website, we also make use of Google Conversion Tracking. A cookie is generated by Google Adwords on your computer (see paragraph 4) if you have arrived at our website via a Google advertisement.
These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to make any personal identification. If the user visits particular pages of the website of the Adwords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognise that the user has clicked on the advertisement and was forwarded to this website.
Each Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. The information obtained with the help of the Conversion cookie is used to draw up Conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for Conversion Tracking. The Adwords customers learn about the total numbers of users who have clicked on their advertisement and were forwarded to a website equipped with a Conversion Tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information so that they can personally identify users.
If you do not wish to take part in the Tracking process, you can refuse to allow the cookies required for this to be generated – for example, using your browser setting that generally deactivates any automatic generation of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for Conversion Tracking by setting your browser in such a way that cookies are blocked from the www.googleadservices.com domain. You will find Google’s data privacy instructions on Conversion Tracking here: (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html).

6. Social media plug-ins

We make use of the social plug-ins from the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social networks on our website on the basis of Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR in order to publicise our company even more. The advertising purpose behind this must be viewed as a legitimate interest in the sense of the GDPR. The responsibility for operating these services in line with the data protection stipulations must be assumed by the provider in each case. The integration of these plug-ins by us takes place using the so-called two click method in order to protect visitors to our website in the best possible manner.

a) Facebook
Social media plug-ins from Facebook are used on our website in order to make its usage even more personal. We use the “LIKE” or “SHARE” buttons for this purpose. This is a service provided by Facebook.
If you access a page of our Internet site, which contains this kind of plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the Facebook plug-in is directly transferred to your browser and is integrated in the website by it.
Through the integration of the plug-ins, Facebook obtains the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not possess a Facebook account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to a Facebook server in the USA by your browser and is stored there.
If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly assign your visit to our website to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by activating the “LIKE” or “SHARE” buttons, this information is also directly transferred to a Facebook server and is stored there. The information is also published on Facebook and is displayed to your Facebook friends.
Facebook can use this information for the purpose of advertising, market research and designing the Facebook sites to meet needs. Facebook draws up usage, interest and relationship profiles for this purpose, e.g. to assess your usage of our website with a view to the advertisements that are superimposed for you at Facebook, to inform other Facebook users about your activities at our website and to provide other services associated with the use of Facebook.
If you do not wish Facebook to assign the data gathered via our Internet site to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website.
You can discover more about the purpose and scope of data gathering and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook as well as your rights related to this and setting options to protect your privacy in the data privacy information provided by Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

b) Twitter
Plug-ins from the Twitter Inc. (Twitter) short message network are integrated on our Internet sites. You can recognise the Twitter plug-ins (tweet button) by the Twitter logo on our site. You will find a summary of tweet buttons here: (https://about.twitter.com/resources/buttons).
Whenever you access a page of our Internet site, which contains this kind of plug-in, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Twitter server. As a result, Twitter obtains the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on Twitter’s “tweet button” while you are logged into your Twitter account, the content of our websites can be linked to your Twitter profile. Twitter can then assign your visit to our webpages to your user account. We would point out that we, as the provider of the sites, do not have any knowledge about the content of the data that is transferred or how Twitter makes use of it.
If you do not wish Twitter to be able to assign your visit to our sites, please log out of your Twitter user account.
You can find more information about this in Twitter’s data privacy statement (https://twitter.com/privacy).

c) Instagram
So-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from Instagram are also used on our website; this service is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”).
The plug-ins are marked by the Instagram logo, for example, in the form of an “Instagram camera”.
If you access a page of our Internet site, which contains this kind of plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Instagram servers. The content of the plug-in is directly transferred to your browser by Instagram and is integrated in the website. As a result of this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page of our Internet site, even if you do not posses an Instagram profile or are not currently logged into Instagram.
This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to an Instagram server in the USA by your browser and is stored there. If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram can directly assign your visit to our website to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by activating the “Instagram” button, this information is also directly transferred to an Instagram server and is stored there.
The information is also published in your Instagram account and is displayed to your contacts there.
If you do not wish Instagram to directly assign the data gathered via our Internet site to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website.
You can find more information on this in Instagram’s data privacy statement (https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388).

7. The rights of those concerned

You have the right:

  • to demand information about the personal data that we process, according to Article 15 of the GDPR. You can particularly demand information about the purposes of processing the data, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients, to which your data has been disclosed or is being disclosed, the planned storage time, the existence of a right to have the data corrected, deleted or restrictions placed on the processing or objecting to this, the existence of a right to issue a complaint, the origin of your data, if it was not gathered by us, and the existence of any automated decision-making procedures, including profiling, and, if necessary, any clear information about its details, according to Article 15 of the GDPR; 
  • to immediately request that any incorrect or incomplete personal data that we store is corrected or supplemented, according to Article 16 of the GDPR; 
  • to demand that any personal data stored by us is deleted, according to Article 17 of the GDPR, provided that the data does not need to be processed to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to meet a statutory requirement, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend any legal claims; 
  • to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted, according to Article 18 of the GDPR, if you dispute the correctness of your data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to have your data deleted and we no longer require the data, but you require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection to it being processed, according to Article 21 of the GDPR; 
  • to request that your personal data, which you have made available to us, is kept in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format or is transferred to a different controller, according to Article 20 of the GDPR; 
  • to withdraw any consent that you have given us in the past at any time, according to Article 7 Para. 3 of the GDPR. This will mean that we may no longer continue to process your data, which was based on this notice of consent, in future; and 
  • to make a complaint to a supervisory authority, according to Article 77 of the GDPR. You can normally contact the supervisory authority at your normal place of residence or at your workplace or at the headquarters of our company for this purpose. 


8. The right to lodge an objection

If your personal data is being processed on the basis of legitimate interests, according to Article 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 f) of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data, according to Article 21 of the GDPR, if there are reasons for this resulting from your special situation or if the objection is directed against any direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object and we will implement this, even if you do not provide any details about your special situation.
If you wish to make use of your right to withdraw or object, you simply need to send an e-mail to information@dresden-airport.de

9. Data security

We make use of the widespread SSL process (secure socket layer) within our website in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser. This normally involves 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support any 256-bit encryption, we will make use of the 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can recognise whether an individual page of our Internet site is being sent in encrypted form by the closed image of the key or padlock symbol on the lower status line in your browser.
We also make use of suitable technical and organisation security measures in order to protect your data from any random or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or any unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continually being improved in line with the latest technological developments.

10. Validity and changes to this data protection statement

This data protection statement is currently valid and was correct in May 2018.
As a result of continuing to develop our website and our services or on the basis of changes to statutory or public authority stipulations, it may be necessary to amend this data protection statement. You can access and print the latest version of this data protection statement from our website at https://www.dresden-airport.de/Metanavigation/Impressum.html at any time.