Privacy and Cookie Statement: Infineon PhD, as of: July 2016

Protecting the privacy of Internet users is very important to Infineon. Infineon always complies with the applicable laws on privacy and data security. The following sections explain what type of information Infineon may collect and how Infineon handles it.

  1. Scope of this Privacy Policy
    This privacy policy applies to all data in the web application Infineon PhD of the Infineon group of companies (hereinafter "Infineon") that is collected and used. By using our application you consent to our collection and use of your data and information in accordance with this privacy and cookie policy. The terms of use of Infineon PhD do not apply to other online or offline Infineon sites, products, services or apps. 
  2. General
    Infineon collects no personal data (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers, or e-Mail addresses) on our website, unless you have provided us with such data voluntarily (e.g. through registration or survey), or the relevant legal requirements pertaining to the protection of your data permit this.
  3. Collection of Site Usage Data
    By visiting our application, our web servers automatically store the IP address and the domain from which access to the website is made, the date and time of your visit, as well as technical information about the visit (http method, http version, http status code, and browser used). If you login as a user in our application, the user ID required for the login is also stored.
  4. Collection and Processing of Personal Data
    Access to our application requires prior registration. Personal data is only collected if you provide it voluntarily, e.g., as part of a registration, a survey, a contest, or in the execution of a contract. After registration, you can use the registered online services.
  5. Disclosure
    It is possible that your data may be passed on within the Infineon network to our HR and innovations department.  Data shall only be sent to government bodies and authorities in accordance with mandatory national legal provisions. Our employees are sworn to secrecy and to protect all personal data.
  6. Purpose
    If you provide us with personal data, Infineon uses it primarily to respond to your inquiries, to process your PhD, to provide specially-tailored information or services, and to strengthen our PhD Network. Occasionally Infineon uses and shares your information within Infineon in order to get a better understanding of you and your business needs, as well as to improve our products and services. Also, Infineon (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to get in contact with you regarding an offer or survey, Finally, Infineon is obliged to disclose personal data if required by local laws. In all other cases, Infineon will not pass your data on to third parties without your expressed consent.
  7. Registrations
    You may check, change, or delete the personal data you have entered at our website. Your login data and your personal data are accessible to you only if you have logged in with your username and password. You can change your password at the Login Data page and your address at the Personal Data page.
    1. Some personal data is collected during registration. Infineon will ask you for your name, e-Mail address, gender, start and end date of your PhD contract, permanent location during your contract, zip code, your Infineon supervisor, professor, university, institute, field of study, title of your PhD thesis, methods, abstract.
      Once you have registered, you are no longer anonymous to Infineon and can use the services of Infineon.
      If you wish to change your e-Mail address, or other personal data, you can do so here.
    2. The information you provided to Infineon, and your profile, are both protected by your password, which means only you can access this personal information. Infineon does not share your password with anyone. Whenever Infineon works with your personal data, it will be treated confidentially and in accordance with our privacy policy. Infineon strives to protect your personal data through the application of high security standards.
  8. Right of Objection
    If you have given your consent to us to use your data for the reception of company and product information through one of our applications (e.g. e-Mail), you may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.
  9. Security
    Infineon has taken extensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or unauthorized access. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted in line with technological advancements.
  10. Retrieval of Privacy Policy
    You can retrieve information about the Infineon Privacy Policy at any page on Infineon PhD via a hyperlink in the footer.
    At the end of this page you will find the date of the most recent changes to the Privacy Policy.
  11. Personalization
    Infineon uses cookies and the personal data that you provide us to personalize the online presentation for you and to improve our services. Infineon uses web session cookies, for example, to recall the country and language preferences you have selected.
    A cookie is a text file that is stored on your computer which makes it possible to analyze your use of the website.
    Cookies are sent from the Infineon web server to help your browser to identify you and to enable Infineon to provide you with customized and personalized services. All web pages by Infineon which ask you to log in, or which are customized, require cookies.
  12. Links to Other Websites
    Our application may contain links to websites of other providers to which this Privacy Policy does not extend. If the usage of web pages of other providers is connected with the collection, processing, or use of personal data, please see the respective privacy policies of those providers.
    Infineon assumes no responsibility for the content of these websites.
  13. Note
    In order to keep up with the continuous development of the Internet, Infineon may amend this Privacy Policy at any time in compliance with data protection regulations.
  14. Contact to Data Protection Officer
    You can contact us at any time regarding privacy rights concerns at the following e-Mail address:, or send a letter to the mailing address given below.

    Please provide us with your contact details, the name of the Infineon website or service in question, and a detailed description of your request or your privacy/data protection issue.

    To the Data Protection Officer
    Infineon Technologies AG
    81726 Munich

Data Protection Consent

Infineon Technologies AG and its subsidiaries emphasize the protection of your personal data. Therefore and based on legal requirements we would like to inform you about the collection, usage and processing of your data during the usage of the Infineon PhD:

Purpose of Collection and Data Usage
Personal data is collected, processed and used for the purpose ofenable collaboration to develop business opportunities. Data you provide is used to contact you and to strengthen the Infineon University Network.
Personal data collected and processed during the usage of the Infineon PhD is protected against unauthorized access, loss and modification by technical and organizational measures.

Data Processing within the Infineon Group
Your data will be transferred, processed and used within the Infineon Group for providing specially-tailored networking activities such as the PhD Network Workshops in the course of Innovation Weeks and trainings. Your data will be stored on servers in Germany.
If you are living within the European Union your personal data is processed in compliance with European and applicable national privacy laws, especially the German Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG).
If you are living outside the European Union your personal data will also be processed by local Infineon subsidiaries.

Transfer to Third Parties
Your data may be passed within the Infineon Group. Any further disclosure or transfer of your data is not performed.
Infineon employees are sworn to secrecy and to protect all personal data.

Data Retention
After withdrawing your consent, your data will be either deleted or anonymized within 3 months.

You can find further information in the privacy and cookie statement.

I agree to the usage of my data while using the Infineon PhD.