Privacy Policy


Center for Integ­rated Quantum Science and Techno­logy (IQST)

c/o Ulm University
Prof. Fedor Jelezko
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm, Germany

c/o Univer­sity of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr. Stefanie Barz
Pfaff­en­wald­ring 57
70569 Stutt­gart, Germany

If you have questions concern­ing data protec­tion, please send an e‑mail to iqst(at)

Data processing

Each time the website of IQST is accessed data is stored in server log files. The data is needed to ensure the website’s function­al­ity and analysis of attacks on the website. The data will be deleted after 3 days. The follow­ing data is stored:

  • Date and time of request
  • IP address
  • Time zone differ­ence to Green­wich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of request (access address of the specific web page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Volume of trans­ferred data (bytes)
  • “Refer­rer” address, if applicable
  • Browser type
  • Operat­ing system and surface software
  • Language and version of the browser software


The website of IQST does not use any Cookies.

TLS encryp­tion

We use state-of-the art encryp­tion method via HTTPS (AlphaSSL certi­fic­ate) in order to protect the secur­ity of your data during trans­fer, e.g. while using our contact form. 

Email commu­nic­a­tion

The protec­tion of personal data is import­ant to us. On the website of IQST, you have the option to get in touch with contact persons of the partner­ing insti­tu­tions of the center for IQST, i.e. Univer­sity of Stutt­gart, Ulm Univer­sity and Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stutt­gart. When you commu­nic­ate with IQST via the provided email addresses, the personal data trans­ferred in the process is used for the specified purposes only. No data will be passed on to third parties. However, we would like to point out that data trans­mis­sion over the Inter­net (e.g. commu­nic­a­tion by e‑mail) has secur­ity gaps and cannot be completely protec­ted against access by third parties. In the event that personal data is collec­ted, we will always provide you with inform­a­tion about the stored data upon request. 

If you wish your personal data to be deleted or changed, please send an e‑mail to iqst(at)

Social networks and YouTube

IQST maintains presences in the social networks Facebook and Twitter. You can also watch videos of IQST on YouTube. These presences can only be opened via links. We delib­er­ately refrain from embed­ding social plug-ins in order to prevent direct data exchange. 

III. Your rights as “data subject”

You have the follow­ing rights with regards to personal data concern­ing you: 

  • Right to inform­a­tion and access to your personal data that are stored by us (art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to recti­fic­a­tion of inaccur­ate or incom­plete personal data (art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure of stored personal data, so long as their processing is not neces­sary for the purpose of exercising the right to freedom of speech and inform­a­tion, for the fulfil­ment of legal oblig­a­tions, for reasons of public interest or the estab­lish­ment, exercise or defence of legal claims (art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restric­tion of processing of personal data (art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to object to processing that serves our legit­im­ate or a public interest, unless we can demon­strate compel­ling legit­im­ate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the estab­lish­ment, exercise or defence of legal claims (art. 21 GDPR); you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing and use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future (art. 7 para. 3 GDPR). In consequence, we must discon­tinue the data processing which was based on this consent in the future.
  • Right to data portab­il­ity (art. 20 GDPR)

You further­more have the right to file a complaint with the super­vis­ory author­ity for data protec­tion regard­ing the processing of your personal data by us. Respons­ible super­vis­ory author­ity is the State Commis­sioner for Data Protec­tion and Freedom of Inform­a­tion Baden-Württemberg. 

IV. Changes to our Privacy Policy

To continu­ously keep our Privacy Policy in line with the current legal require­ments, we reserve the right to amend our Privacy Policy as needed. To your own protec­tion we recom­mend that you check the Privacy Policy regularly. By using our website, you accept our Privacy Policy and its updates. 

V. Web Analysis/Tracking via Matomo

On our website, we use the open source service Matomo by InnoCraft Ltd in New Zealand to analyse the activ­it­ies of our website users and to optim­ise our website and its content based on this analysis. In the process, we do not receive any inform­a­tion, which identi­fies our users. 

In context with using the Matomo service, we use cookies, which enable the service to analyse the activ­it­ies of our website users. The cookie contains inform­a­tion, includ­ing personal inform­a­tion, which charac­ter­ises your visit on our website. Under a pseud­onym, Matomo creates your user profile for analyt­ical purposes. Since we host the Matomo services on our own server, the analysis does not require the processing of data by third parties. 

Without your specific permis­sion, we do not use the collec­ted data to identify you person­ally and will not combine the data with personal data about you under a pseud­onym associ­ated with you. 

To the extent that we collect IP addresses in our analysis, these addresses are stripped of their last control number block upon collec­tion to anonymise the IP addresses instantly. We delete further personal data stored in the cookie after 365 days. 

We process the statist­ical data based on our legit­im­ate interests in the optim­isa­tion of our online offer­ings and our web presence accord­ing to Article 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR. 

You may choose to prevent this website from aggreg­at­ing and analyz­ing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learn­ing from your actions and creat­ing a better exper­i­ence for you and other users.