## **Who we are**
The Fab Lab Siegen is a [real lab (wikipedia.de)](https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reallabor) of the [chair CSCW (Computer Supported Collaborative Work)](https://www.cscw.uni-siegen.de/) under the direction of [Prof. Dr. Volkmar Pipek](https://www.cscw.uni-siegen.de/team/pipek/) at the [University of Siegen](https://www.uni-siegen.de/start/).
The address of this website is [https://fablab-siegen.de.](https://fablab-siegen.de.)
## **What personal data we collect and why we collect it**
When visitors post comments on the website, we collect the data displayed in the comment form, as well as the visitor’s IP address and user agent string (this identifies the browser) to help detect spam.
After your comment has been approved, your profile picture is publicly visible in the context of your comment.bar.
If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.
### **Contact Forms**
If you contact us via our contact form, your name, your message incl. your email address will be saved. subject and your email address to our lab team. Responsible staff members have access to your message so that they can contact you.
When you post a comment on our website, this may constitute consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that you don’t have to re-enter all this data when you post another comment. These cookies are stored for one year.
If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you sign up, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and cookies for display options after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when registering, your registration will be maintained for a fortnight. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.
When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.
### **Embedded content from other websites**
Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website. These can be videos on youtube.com, for example.
### **Open Street Maps (OSM)**
We use Open Street Maps as a guide to the Fab Lab. For example, when you call up the “Contact” subpage. The embedded map enables a display. Access to the OSM map is realised via an inline frame embedded on the website.
#### **Activation of the card**
By clicking on the subpage “Contact”, the OSM map is called up in an inline frame and reloaded.
#### **Data Protection**
In principle, no data is transferred to the provider OSM when official websites of the University of Siegen are accessed. Data is only transferred to OSM after the user has called up the link to the sub-page with the OSM map. By activating and using the location search function within the site, the user’s data is also transmitted to OSM at the same time.
As far as we are aware, user data is used by OpenStreetMap solely for the purposes of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually executed within the framework of the settings of their mobile devices).
### **Usage Statistics: WPStatistics**
We use the WordPress analytics plugin WPStatistics. The provider of this plugin is VeronaLabs ([https://wp-statistics.com](https://wp-statistics.com)). Simple statistics about the use of our website are compiled from the anonymised data. For this purpose, no usage profiles are created and no cookies are set. All data used for this purpose is stored in such a way that it is not possible to draw conclusions about individual users.The provider of this plugin is VeronaLabs ([https://wp-statistics.com).](https://wp-statistics.com).)
## **Who we share your data with**
We do not pass on your stored data to third parties.
## **How long we store your data**
If you write a comment, it will be saved including metadata for an unlimited period of time. This way, we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of keeping them in a moderation queue.
For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.
## **What rights you have to your data**
If you have an account on this website or have posted comments, you may request an export of your personal information from us, including any information you have provided to us. Furthermore, you can request the deletion of all personal data that we have stored about you. This does not include data that we are required to retain due to administrative, legal or security needs.
## **Where we send your data**
Visitor comments could be examined by an automated service for spam detection.
### **How we protect your data**
Your data is stored in databases that are secured against unauthorised access according to the current state of the art.