Information to be provided in line with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation “Aircraft Noise”

This is an addition to the General Information on Data Protection.

Designation of the processing activity
Data protection notice in connection with complaints related to aircraft noise

Name and contact data of the controller – Responsibility for data collection
DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
Am DFS-Campus 10
63225 Langen

Managing Director:
Prof Klaus-Dieter Scheurle (Chairman and CEO)

Group Data Protection Officer:

Purposes and legal basis of the data processing
Data are processed in order to handle complaints related to aircraft noise pursuant to the German Environmental Information Act (UIG). DFS as a public body handles such complaints. Personal data are stored in this connection. The purpose of storing personal data over a longer period of time is to ensure the professional handling of complaints related to aircraft noise (consistency of information, repetition avoidance - identical replies -, prevention of abusive requests according to law, possibility to refer to earlier replies, preservation of evidence).

Legal basis for data processing
Data processing is based on Section 3(6)(1c) UIG in connection with Article 89(3) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data
Data are used within DFS by the department responsible for political and environmental affairs, by the departments processing the complaints as well as by tower and control centre staff.

Transmission of personal data to a third country
This will not happen.

Retention period of personal data
Your data will be stored for seven years after collection. Then your request/complaint, including all personal data, will be automatically deleted. If you file another complaint with DFS within this period, the period will restart on the day of entry of your personal data. Any complaints that already exist at this time will remain unaffected by the new period and will be deleted upon expiry of the relevant period.