Privacy policy according to DSGVO

Status: April 2020

I. Name and address of the responsible person

The responsible person within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is the:

 

Wissensfabrik – Unternehmen für Deutschland e.V.
Ruthenstraße 23
67063 Ludwigshafen
Germany
+49 621 377034-0
info@wissensfabrik.de
www.wissensfabrik.de

II. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the data controller is:

 

DataCo GmbH
Robert Mäckle, Dataco GmbH, Dachauer Str. 65, 80335 Munich, Germany
Dachauer Street 65
80335 Munich
Germany
datenschutz@dataguard.de
www.dataguard.de

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of the processing of personal data

 

As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users is regularly only carried out with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

 

2 Legal basis for the processing of personal data

 

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

 

3 Data deletion and storage period

 

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Storage may also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a necessity for the continued storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

IV. Rights of the affected person

Werden Ihre personenbezogenen Daten verarbeitet, sind Sie Betroffener i.S.d. DSGVO und es stehen Ihnen folgende Rechte gegenüber dem Verantwortlichen zu:

1. Right to information

 

You may request confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.

If such processing is taking place, you may request information from the controller about the following:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;

(2) the categories of personal data which are processed;

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;

(4) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if concrete information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;

(5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning you, a right to restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) any available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information about whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

 

2. Right to rectification

 

You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the controller if the processed personal data concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The controller shall carry out the rectification without undue delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

 

You may request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you under the following conditions:

(1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(3) the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

(4) if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the controller's legitimate grounds override your grounds.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may - apart from being stored - only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to deletion

 

a) Obligation to delete

You may request the controller to erase the personal data concerning you without undue delay, and the controller is obliged to erase such data without undue delay, if one of the following reasons applies:

(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a or Art. 9 (2) lit. a DSGVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO.

(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

(5) The erasure of the personal data concerning you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

(6) The personal data concerning you has been collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Article 8(1) DSGVO.

b) Information to third parties

If the controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to erase it pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, it shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, having regard to the available technology and the cost of implementation, to inform data controllers which process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested that they erase all links to, or copies or replications of, that personal data.

(c) ExceptionsThe right to erasure does not exist to the extent that the processing is necessary

(1) for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Article 9(2)(h) and (i) and Article 9(3) of the GDPR;

(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) DSGVO, insofar as the right referred to in section a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the purposes of such processing; or

(5) for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

 

5. Right to information

 

If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have the right against the controller to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability

 

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to the controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that.

(1) the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO and

(2) the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transferred directly from one controller to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

 

7. Right of objection

 

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e or f DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purposes of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the possibility, in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

 

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

 

9 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

 

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,

(2) is permitted by legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests; or

(3) is made with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9(2)(a) or (g) of the GDPR applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which include, at a minimum, the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

 

10. right to complain to a supervisory authority

 

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

V. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

 

Each time our website is called up, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected in this context:

(1) Information about the browser type and version used.

(2) The operating system of the user

The user's Internet service provider

(3) The IP address of the user

(4) Date and time of access

(5) Web pages from which the user's system accesses our website

(6) Web pages that are accessed by the user's system via our website

(7) IP address only anonymized

This data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are the IP addresses of the user or other data that allow the data to be assigned to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

 

2. Legal basis for the data processing

 

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

3. Purpose of the data processing

 

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

4. Duration of storage

 

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

 

5. Possibility of objection and removal

 

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

VI. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

 

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  1. Items in a shopping cart

  2. Log-in information

  3. Frequency of page views

Use of website functions

 

 

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

3. Purpose of the data processing

 

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We require cookies for the following applications: Shopping cart

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.The use of analysis cookies is for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer. In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO

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4. duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

 

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

VII. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

 

On our website there is the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask are transmitted to us.

E-mail, title, first name, last name.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration: Date and time of registration.

For the processing of data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy. No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with the processing of data for the dispatch of newsletters. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is, if the user has given his consent, Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.

3. Purpose of the data processing

The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data during the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.

4. Duration of storage

 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, the user's e-mail address is stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. The other personal data collected during the registration process is usually deleted after a period of seven days.

 

5. Possibility of objection and removal

 

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the affected user at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter. This also enables revocation of consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

VIII. Registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

 

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered in an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data is not passed on to third parties. The following data is collected during the registration process:

Name of educational institution, Type of educational institution, Street, House number, Postal code, City, State, Contact person, First name, Last name, Phone, E-mail, Homepage, Desired field of expertise, Desired concrete lighthouse project, Desired grade level, Desired start date, Month, Year, Desired company, Why are you applying, How did you hear about us?

The following data is also stored at the time of registration: Date and time of registration.

As part of the registration process, consent is obtained from the user to process this data.

 

2. Legal basis for data processing

 

The legal basis for the processing of the data, if the user has given his consent, is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If the registration serves the fulfillment of a contract to which the user is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

3. Purpose of the data processing

 

Registration of the user is necessary for the provision of certain content and services on our website.

 

4. Duration of storage

 

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for the data collected during the registration process when the registration on our website is cancelled or modified.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

 

As a user, you have the option to cancel your registration at any time. You can have the data stored about you changed at any time. To do so, please contact us by e-mail at info@wissensfabrik.de.

IX. Contact form and e-mail contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

 

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

First name, last name, company, street, house no., postal code, city, telephone, fax, e-mail, your text.

At the time of sending the message, the following data will also be stored:

Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the sending process and reference is made to this data protection declaration. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Legal basis for data processing

 

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

 

3. Purpose of the data processing

 

The processing of personal data from the input mask serves us solely to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

 

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Possibility of objection and elimination

 

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

In this case, please contact us by e-mail at info@wissensfabrik.de.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

X. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking this link. This will install an opt-out cookie on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

XI. Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an input is made by a natural person or is abused by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining individual ownership on the Internet and the prevention of abuse and spam. The use of Google reCAPTCHA may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google's privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

XII. Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand. If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior. If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to deal with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser. For more information on data protection at "Youtube", please refer to the provider's privacy policy at:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

XIII. Web Conferencing with the Zoom Online Tool

1. Scope of the processing of personal data

 

We use functionalities of the Zoom web conferencing service of Zoom Video Communications Inc, 55 Almaden Blvd, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113, USA (hereinafter: Zoom).

Zoom is a video and web conferencing service. Zoom web conferencing is a special feature that allows us to broadcast moderated presentations to up to 500 participants.

Cookies from Zoom are stored on your terminal device during this process. For information regarding cookies and similar technologies, please refer to Zoom's Cookie Policy: https://zoom.us/cookie-policy.

Depending on the data you provide when using Zoom and how you use Zoom, the following personal data is processed by Zoom as a result:

 

  • Name

  • Username

  • Home address

  • E-mail address

  • Telephone numbers

  • Your job title and employer

  • Information about your credit/debit card or other payment methods

  • Information about your Facebook profile

  • General information about your product and service preferences

  • IP address

  • MAC address

  • Device ID (UDID)

  • Device type

  • Type and version of operating system and client version

Information about your use of or other interaction with our products ("usage information")

Information that you upload, provide, or create while using Zoom

 

In the process, data is transferred to and processed by Zoom's servers in the United States. Zoom has submitted to the Privacy Shield agreement concluded between the European Union and the USA and has certified itself. This means that Zoom undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. You can find more information in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNkCAAW&status=Active

 

Further information on the processing of data by Zoom can be found here:
https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html

 

2. Purpose of the data processing

 

The use of Zoom serves our legitimate interest of conducting web conferences with up to 500 participants.
Participants may also voluntarily indicate that they would like us to contact them afterwards

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3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

 

The legal basis for the processing of data to conduct the web conferences is Art. 6 para.1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest here lies in the purposes of data processing mentioned under 2.
The legal basis for data processing for subsequent contact is consent pursuant to Art. 6 para.1 p.1 lit. a DSGVO.

 

4. Duration of storage

 

Your personal information will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law, e.g. for tax and accounting purposes.

5. Revocation, objection and removal options

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law with regard to contacting us at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. To do so, please send an informal email to Info@wissensfabrik.de.
You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your personal data by Zoom by preventing third-party cookies from being stored on your computer, by using the ""Do Not Track"" function of a supporting browser, by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker such as NoScript (https://noscript.net/) or Ghostery (https://www.ghostery.com) in your browser.

 

For more information on how to object to and opt out of Zoom, please visit: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.

This privacy policy was created with the support of DataGuard.