Privacy Policy

We attach particular importance to the protection of your privacy. It is a matter of course that this also goes for your visit to our website. We therefore act in accordance with the laws concerning personal data and data security. The following sections will give you more information as to which personal data we may collect as well as whether and how we may store it.

Legal basis
We base the protection of personal data on the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz/BDSG), the German Telecommunications Act (Telekommunikationsgesetz/TKG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz/TMG). Personal data are data which can be allocated to your person, e.g. your name, telephone number or e-mail address.

Your visit to our website
We intend to continuously improve our online services and make them more attractive to you. Only if we know which parts of our website are visited most, can we optimise the contents to better suit your needs. The better we know your requirements, the easier it will be for you to find what you are looking for. By enabling tracking protection (the do-not-track function) in your browser, you can exercise your right of objection to this capturing of data. In this case, your data will not be captured. Otherwise, by using our website you consent to us capturing certain data, and processing and using the data for the above-mentioned purpose. In return, DFS undertakes only to collect those data that are absolutely necessary and to protect them at all times. We would like to emphasise that we will not pass on your data to third parties or use them for marketing purposes in any way.

General data
As soon as you access the website of DFS, general information will be automatically stored in a log file. This can be information concerning the type of web browser, the operating system used or the domain name of your internet service provider. None of these data allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. Furthermore, such data are also generated once you access any other website on the Internet. Thus, these data are not only collected on the DFS website. We exclusively collect anonymised data, which are then used for the purpose of statistical evaluations and error analysis.

Personal data
If you wish to use our customised services or send us a message via our Contact page or subscribe to our newsletter, we will ask you for certain personal data which we require to provide the services requested. You will find such information on the relevant forms. We will not pass on your data to third parties. We do not only use your data, but we also consider the way you use our services in order to provide you with information of interest to you as quickly as possible and to continuously optimise our services.

If you want to contact us by e-mail, you can use PGP/GPG to increase the security of your communication and encrypt it with the public DFS key.

We would like to use your data to provide you with news about DFS as well as new products and services. Of course, you are not obliged to agree to such updates. If you do not wish to obtain any of this information from DFS, you may let us know at any time using the link at the bottom of the sent message so that we can block your data accordingly. You will find further information on the relevant websites.

Cookies are text files containing information in order to identify recurrent users only for the time of their visit on our websites. Cookies are stored on the hard drive of your computer where they do not cause any damage. The cookies of our website do not contain any personal data about you. Cookies replace multiple data entries, facilitate the transmission of specific contents and help identify particularly popular online services provided by DFS. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, please set up your Internet browser in such a way that it deletes all cookies from your hard drive, blocks them or warns you before a cookie is stored.

Security of your personal data
DFS takes technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data from access and misuse by unauthorised persons. Any transmitted personal data will be protected by encryption, e.g. the TLS/SSL protocol (transport layer security/secure sockets layer). These security measures are continuously revised to take account of technological advances and valid legal provisions.

Links to other websites
The website of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH contains links to other websites. DFS is not responsible for the content of and compliance with data protection rules on such other websites.

Questions and comments
If you have any questions, requests or complaints concerning data protection, please send an e-mail to

Changes to our privacy policy
We reserve the right to update our privacy policy from time to time in order to take into account changes in legislation or jurisdiction. We therefore recommend that you visit this website on a regular basis in order to keep informed about the protection and processing of your data.