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.
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.
If we obtain the consent of the data subject to carry out personal data processing, the legal basis is Article 6, para. 1, lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
When it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a contract whose contractual party the data subject is, the legal basis is Article 6, para. 1, lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processing operations required in order 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 Manager 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:
These data are stored in our systems' log files. These data are not stored together with the user's other personal data.
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 is deleted as soon as it is no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose of its collection. In the case of the collection of the data for the purpose of providing the website, this applies when the session in question is finished. In the case of saving data in logfiles, this applies after a maximum of seven days. Saving of data beyond this period is possible. In this case, users' IP addresses are deleted or altered so that they can no longer be attributed to the accessing client.
Data collection for the purpose of providing the website and the saving of data in logfiles are absolutely necessary in order to operate the website. It is therefore not possible for the user to object.
The saving and analysis of data is carried out 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 Article 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 Article 6, para. 1, lit. f GDPR. Anonymization of the IP address sufficiently meets the users' interest in the protection of their personal data.
The data is deleted after the final annual totals have been arrived at for access statistics.
Of course, 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:
1. In your browser, activate the do-not-track or do-not-follow settings. If these settings are active, our central server will not store any data relating to you. Important: The do-not-track instruction generally applies only for the device and browser in which you activate the setting. If you utilize several devices/browsers, you will need to separately activate do-not-track in all relevant locations.
2. Utilize our opt-out function. Click the following selection box https://www.mpil.de/en/pub/service/privacy-policy/data-collection.cfm in order to stop data recording or to reactivate it. If the selection box is deactivated, our central server will not store any data about you. Important: For the opt-out, we have to store a special recognition cookie in your browser. If you delete it or utilize another PC/browser, you will need to revoke data recording again on this page.
These data are not stored together with the user's other personal data.
Both cookies are deleted when the session is closed.
The legal basis for personal data processing while utilizing cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR and § 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG. The purpose of utilizing technically necessary cookies is to simplify the utilization of websites for users. Some of our website's functions cannot be offered without the utilization of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser absolutely has to be recognized after a page change. We require cookies for the following applications:
The user data collected by technically required cookies is not used to create user profiles.
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 Information. The data is used solely for sending out the newsletter.
The legal basis for processing the data after a user signs up for the newsletter is the user’s consent according to Article 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 concerned at any time.
A contact form is available on our website for the purposes of making contact electronically. If a user opts for this, the data entered in the data entry form are transmitted to us, and we save the data. These are generally your email address, family name and first name. We inform you about the specific processing of the data and we obtain your consent as part of the utilization procedure. Reference is also made to this data protection statement. The data are utilized exclusively to process the conversation.
The legal basis for the processing of data when utilizing the contact form is the user's consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. We employ the processing of personal data from the data entry form solely to process the initiation of the contact. The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose for which they were gathered. This occurs if the respective conversation with the user ends or if the user's issue has been processed conclusively. The conversation has ended if the circumstances suggest that the respective matter has been clarified conclusively. At any time, users can notify the listed contact partners that they are revoking their consent to the processing of personal data.
The legal basis for the processing of users' personal data by reCaptcha is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. reCaptcha is utilized exclusively to ensure the functionality of the contact form and to prevent improper use. Our justified interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR lies in such purposes. Utilization is essential to operate the contact form. As a consequence, users do not have an option to revoke such data recording.
On our websites, we offer users the option to register, entailing the entry of personal data in a data entry form. We generally gather your email address, family name and first name. We inform you about the specific processing of the data and we obtain your consent as part of the registration procedure. Reference is also made to this data protection statement.
The legal basis for the processing of data is the user's consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. If registration serves to fulfil a contract whose contractual party is the user or to implement pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. Registering the user is necessary to provide certain contents and services on our website or to fulfil a contract with the user or to implement pre-contractual measures. The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were gathered. This is the case for data gathered during the registration process if registration is cancelled or modified on our websites. For the registration process to fulfil a contract or to implement pre-contractual measures, this is the case if the data are no longer required to fulfil the contract. After the contract ends, it may be necessary to continue to store the contractual partner's personal data in order to fulfil contractual or statutory obligations.
As a user, you can cancel the registration at any time. You can have the data saved in connection with yourself modified at any time. The procedure is described in more detail in the specific registration procedure. If the data are required to fulfil a contract or to implement pre-contractual measures, early deletion of the data is possible only to the extent that no contractual or statutory obligations prevent such deletion.
The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has a Twitter profile linked to this website.
Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including those not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
No Twitter components (Twitter plug-in) have been integrated on this website. However, it can happen that Twitter gets information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned, since some browsers transmit such information by default. A complete overview of all Twitter plug-ins can be found at https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-for-websites/overview.html.
This website links to our Twitter profile at the bottom of every page. By clicking on this link, you leave this website and establish a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter servers.
The data policy published by Twitter and available at https://twitter.com/de/privacy provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Twitter. It also explains which settings Twitter offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Twitter. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Twitter.
The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has integrated components from YouTube on this website.
YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips and other users to view, evaluate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all kinds of videos, why both complete film and television programs, in addition, music videos, Trailer or by users of made-up videos are callable over the Internet portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google obtain information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If a person is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the user has visited our website whenever that person is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether that person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If no assignment of the data to a Google account is desired, the user should log out of his/her account before accessing it. However, the data will still be collected by Google and YouTube, but can no longer be assigned to the account.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
The management and storage of your personal information occurs in the case of selected services
As part of contract data processing on the systems of Infopark AG, Berlin.
Your personal data will only be conveyed to state institutions and authorities in legally essential cases or for criminal prosecution based on attacks on our network infrastructure. The data are not transmitted to third parties for 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: