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Federal Highway Research Institute
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51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Telefon: +49 2204 43-0


Petra Peter-Antonin
Head of Press and Public Relations


Iris Schneidermann
Christopher Gerhard

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The Federal Highway Research Institute is a technical-scientific research institute of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

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Data protection statement

This data protection statement is valid for all websites operated by the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt). The BASt takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We want you to know when we gather personal data from you, which data is being collected and how we use it.

We strictly adhere to the legal provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) which regulates the processing and use of personal information.

In the course of the further development of our websites and the implementation of new legal provisions or technologies introduced to improve our services to you, it might become necessary to amend or modify this data protection statement. We therefore recommend that you reread this data protection statement from time to time.

Access to the Internet services

During every access to the BASt websites, a certain amount of data is stored in a log file for statistical and security purposes. We only log the following data for a limited period of time:

  • name of the file requested
  • date and time of the access
  • volume of data transmitted
  • information on whether the access was successful
  • anonymised IP address of requesting host (last two bytes are set to 0, for example

This data is used exclusively for improving our Internet services and any way of tracing the data back to you is excluded.

Information logged during the access to BASt websites is only passed to third parties where disclosure is required by law or by court decisions or is necessary for the purposes of law enforcement or criminal prosecution in case of attacks on the infrastructure of BASt's web presence. We do not pass on any personal information – neither for commercial use nor for any other non-commercial purpose.


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Only the German version of this data protection statement is binding.

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