The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process personal data gathered when visiting our websites in compliance with applicable data protection legislation. We neither publish your data nor transmit them to third parties on an unauthorized basis.
Information on data processing in conformity with Art. 14 General Data Protection Regulation
In the following section, we explain which data we record when you visit one of our websites, and exactly how they are utilized:
As a matter of principle, we gather and utilize users' personal data only to the extent required to ensure the functioning of our website and of our contents and services. The gathering and utilization of our users' personal data normally occurs after users have granted their consent. An exception occurs where data processing is legally permitted.
To the extent that permission of the affected individual is obtained for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
In the processing of personal data to fulfil a contract whose contractual party is the individual affected, Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing required to implement pre-contractual measures.
If processing is required to safeguard the justified interest of the MPG or a third party and the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the affected individual do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the basis for such processing.
The affected individual's personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. Storage can also occur if provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, acts or other legislation to which the MPG is subject. A blocking or deletion of data then occurs only if a storage period prescribed by one of the aforementioned norms expires, unless a necessity exists in relation to the further storage of the data for the arrangement of a contract or the fulfilment of a contract.
The entity responsible in the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection acts as well as other data protection legislation is the:
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG)
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-0
Contact form: https://www.mpg.de/contact/requests
The Data Protection Officer at the entity responsible is:
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-1554
Each time you visit our website, our service and applications automatically record data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer. The following data are gathered temporarily:
The legal basis for the temporary saving of data and log files is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Storage occurs in log files in order to ensure the website's functionality. The data also help us optimize the websites, eliminate malfunctions and ensure our IT system security. Our justified interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR also lies in such purposes.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were gathered. If data are gathered for the provision of the website, this is the case if the respective visit is ended. In the instance that data are stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage above and beyond this period is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or removed so they can no longer be allocated to the visiting client.
The recording of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential to operate the website. As a consequence, users do not have an option to revoke such data recording.
The saving and analysis of data is carried out solely on a central server operated by the MPG. In addition to the central website www.mpg.de, it is also used by most Max Planck Institutes and many MPG project websites.
The legal basis for the processing of personal user data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. By processing personal user data, we are able to analyse our users' utilization behaviour. Analysis of the data collected enables us to compile information on the use of the individual components of our web pages. This helps us improve our websites and their user-friendliness on an ongoing basis. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Anonymizing the IP address means that user behaviour can no longer be attributed to a specific person.
The data is deleted after the final annual totals have been arrived at for access statistics.
It goes without saying that you have the opportunity to object to your data being collected. The following independent methods are available to you if you wish to object to data collection by the central server:
There is no storage of this data together with other personal data relating to the user.
The user data collected by technically required cookies is not used to create user profiles. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in the process of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Our website offers users the opportunity to sign up for a free newsletter. When users sign up for the newsletter, the data from the input screen is transmitted to us. This generally consists of your email address, last name and first name. We inform you about the concrete processing of your data in the course of the sign-up process and obtain your consent accordingly. There is also a reference to this Data Protection Statement.
The data is solely used for sending out the newsletter.
We use tracking to adapt contents to the interests of the users and to measure our information activity. Each user can decide about the tracking themselves when they register and by amending their profile.
The following data are collected as part of tracking:
Cookies are also set with a reference to the user (cookie name: ewafut).
The legal basis for processing the data after a user signs up for the newsletter is the user's consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The purpose of data collection is to be able to send out the newsletter. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose of its collection. The user's email address is therefore only saved for as long as the newsletter subscription is active. The newsletter subscription can be cancelled by the user in question at any time.
Link to unsubscribe from the newsletter
On our website there is a contact form which can be used to make contact electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the details entered in the input screen are transmitted to us and saved. This generally consists of your email address, last name and first name. We inform you about the concrete processing of your data in the course of the operation and obtain your consent accordingly. There is also a reference to this Data Protection Statement. The data is used solely for processing the dialogue.
The legal basis for processing data in connection with use of the contact form is the existence of the user's consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Processing of personal data from the input screen serves the sole purpose of processing the contact request. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose of its collection. This is the case when the relevant dialogue with the user is finished or the user's request has been dealt with. The dialogue is finished when circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. The user can withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data vis-à-vis the contact partners listed at any time.
The legal basis for the processing of data by reCAPTCHA is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. reCAPTCHA is used to ensure the functional capability of the contact form and prevent its misuse. These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The use of reCAPTCHA is absolutely necessary in order to operate the contact form. It is therefore not possible for the user to object.
On our web pages we offer users the opportunity to register by entering personal data via an input screen. Generally speaking, we ask for your email address, last name and first name. We inform you about the concrete processing of your data in the course of the registration operation and obtain your consent accordingly. There is also a reference to this Data Privacy Statement.
The legal basis for processing data is the existence of the user's consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If registration serves to fulfil a contract of which the user is a contractual party or to implement pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. It is necessary to register the user in order to be able to provide certain content and services on our website, fulfil a contract with the user or implement pre-contractual measures. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose of its collection. This applies to the data collected during the registration operation if registration on our websites is withdrawn or altered. It applies to the registration operation to fulfil a contract or to implement pre-contractual measures if the data is no longer required in order to implement the contract. It may also be necessary to save the contractual partner's personal data after conclusion of the contract in order to meet contractual or statutory requirements.
As a user, you can withdraw registration at any time. You can have the data relating to you altered at any time; the procedure is described in detail during the actual registration operation. If the data is required to fulfil a contract or implement pre-contractual measures, premature deletion of the data is only possible if this is not prevented by contractual or statutory obligations.
The management and storage of your personal details is carried out by selected services
in the context of order processing, on the system of selected providers for content management and communication software.
Your personal data is only transmitted to public institutions and authorities if legally required or for the purpose of criminal prosecution due to attacks on our network infrastructure. The data is not shared with third parties for any other purposes.
As an individual whose personal data are gathered as part of the aforementioned services, you have, in principle, the following rights, to the extent that no legal exceptions are applicable in individual cases: