Privacy & Disclaimer

Data Protection and Disclaimer

1. Privacy at a Glance

General Information

The following information will give you an overview on what we will use your personal data for when you visit our website. Personal data are all data which make you personally identifiable. You will find detailed information on Data Protection in our Privacy Policy below.

Data Collection on Our Website

Who Is Responsible for Data Collection on Our Website?

Data collection on this website is done by the operator of this website. You may find the contact data in the imprint of this website.

How Do We Collect Your Data?

Your data will, for one, be collected by your conferring it to us, e.g. by entering it into a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT-systems when you are visiting our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. which browser you are using, which operating system or the time of your visit). These data are collected automatically when you are visiting our website.

What We Are Using Your Data for

Some of the data is collected in order to allow a correct display of this website. Other data are collected to analyse user behaviour.

What Are Your Rights Pertaining to Your Data?

You may at any time – and without cost – ask for information on the origin, the recipient of your personal data and the purpose of the storage of it. Additionally, you may demand the correction, the blocking and the deletion of this data. For this and for other issues regarding data protection please contact us at the address given in the imprint. You also have the right to place a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analytics-Tools and Third-Party-Tools

When visiting our website, your surfing patters may be monitored for statistic purposes. This is done mainly by cookies and so-called analytics-tools. The analysis of your surfing patterns is, as a rule, done anonymously; your surfing pattern cannot be traced back to you. You can oppose this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information below.

2. General Information and Mandatory Details

Data Protection

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We use your personal data confidentially and conforming to the laws as well as to our privacy policy.

Please note that data transfer on the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may entail security risks. There is no comprehensive protection against third-party access.

Responsible Party

The party responsible for data processing on this website is:

Max-Planck-Förderstiftung
Aldringenstraße 4
80639 MĂŒnchen

Telefon: +49-89-230 2260-30
Email: info@maxplanckfoundation.org

The responsible party is the individual and/or legal entity, who either alone or in cooperation with others decides about the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses).

Revocation of Your Consent to Our Data Processing

Many data processing procedures are only possible if you explicitly consent to them. You may, at any time, revoke a consent you have given before. To revoke your consent it is sufficient that you send us an informal e-mail. The legality of us processing your data until the time we receive your revocation shall remain unaffected.

Right to Submit a Complaint with the Competent Supervisory Authority

In case of a violation of data protection rules the person concerned has the right to submit a competent supervisory authority. The competent authority regarding data protection is the Data Protection Office (Landesdatenschutzbeauftragter) of the state in which our foundation has its seat (i.e. Bavaria). You may find a list of the Data Protection Offices and their respective contact data here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode.html.

Right to Data-Porting

You may demand that we transfer the data, which we have collected either based on your consent or by way of meeting contractual obligations, in a common, machine-readable data format either to yourself or to a third party. Should you ask for a transfer to another Responsible Party, this shall be effected only, if it is technically and legally feasible.

Information, Blocking and Deletion

You may – at any time and without incurring costs – ask us for information on your personal data processed by us, on their source, their recipient and on the purpose of the data-processing. Furthermore you have the right to demand the correction, deletion and the blocking of your personal data. For further information please contact us at the address given in the imprint.

SSL-/TLS-Encryption

For safety reasons and in order to protect the transmission of confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries you send to us), this website uses SSL-/TLS-encryption. You shall recognize an encrypted connection when your browser shows “https://” and a “lock” icon instead of “http://”.

While SSL-/TSL-encryption is active, data you are sending to us cannot be read by third parties.

Objection Against Marketing-E-Mail

We explicitly object to receiving unsolicited marketing material sent to the contact data published in our imprint. We expressly reserve the right to pursue legal action if such material is sent to us.

3. Data Processing on Our Website

Cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files your browser saves, they do not cause harm to your computer and do not contain malware. We use cookies in order to enhance your user experience and make it more effective and secure.

Most cookies we use are so-called session cookies. These will be deleted automatically when your session at our website terminates. Other cookies will be stored until you delete them manually. These cookies allow us to recognize the browser you use next time you visit our website.

You can set the preferences in your browser to be informed when cookies are set, but you may also allow cookies to be set on a case-by-case basis, to deny cookies to be set on a case-by-case basis or to deny all cookies. You can also chose that cookies be deleted automatically as soon as you close your browser. If you de-activate cookies the performance of our website might be limited.

Cookies which are needed for electronic communications or for the provision of certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping-cart functionality) are set in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO (General European Regulation Regarding Data Protection). This website’s operator has a legitimate interest in setting such cookies in order to allow a technically correct and optimized provision of his services. The use of other cookies (e.g. cookies for analytical purposes) is detailed below.

Server-Log-Files

Our internet services provider automatically surveys and stores information in so-called server-log-files. These are:

  • Browser and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server query
  • IP-address

These data are not collated with other data from other sources.

The processing of these data is done in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO which allows data-processing for the purposes of fulfilling contractual obligations or pre-contractual measures.

Contact Form

If you approach us by using our contact form the information you give us there (including your contact information) will be stored in order to reply to your query and to answer any follow-up questions. We never pass this information on without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into our contact form is solely based on your consent (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You may, at any time, revoke a consent you have given before. To revoke your consent it is sufficient that you send us an informal e-mail. The legality of us processing your data until the time we receive your revocation shall remain unaffected.

We shall store the data you enter into our contact form until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to the storage or until the purpose of the storage is no longer valid (e.g. if we have answered your request). Mandatory regulations – in particular regarding retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

4. Newsletter

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive our newsletter we shall need your e-mail address as well as details which will enable us to ensure that you really are the owner of this e-mail address and that you agree to receiving our newsletter. We shall not ask for further data except for such offered on a voluntary basis. We shall use this data solely for the conveyance of the requested information and will not make them available to third parties.

The processing of the data entered into our newsletter-request-form is solely based on your consent (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. 1 DSGVO). You may, at any time, revoke a consent you have given before. To revoke your consent it is sufficient that you send us an informal e-mail, or via the “unsubscribe”- link in the newsletter. The legality of us processing your data until the time we receive your revocation shall remain unaffected.

We shall store the data you enter to subscribe to our newsletter until you ask us to delete them or unsubscribe the newsletter. After the data have been deleted on our servers, they shall also be deleted on the servers operated by Rapidmail. Mandatory regulations – in particular regarding retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

Please find further details of Rapidmail’s privacy policy at:

https://www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit.

Rapidmail

This website uses Rapidmail for sending newsletters. This service is provided by Rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Deutschland/Germany.

Rapidmail offers a service to organize and analyze the distribution of newsletters. The data you enter in order to receive our newsletter will be stored on Rapidmail’s servers in Germany.

If you do not want an analysis by Rapidmail you need to cancel your newsletter subscription. You will find a link to un-subscribe in each newsletter-message.

Data-Analysis by Rapidmail

For purposes of analysis, e-mails sent by Rapidmail contain a so-called „tracking-pixel“, which automatically connects to Rapidmail’s servers when the e-mail is opened. This way we can determine whether a newsletter e-mail has been opened.

Furthermore, with Rapidmail’s tools, we can identify if and what links were clicked in the newsletter. All links in the e-mail are so-called tracking links which can count your clicks.

You may find further details regarding the analytical functions of Rapidmail here: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/.

Legal Basis

The processing of the data entered used by Rapidmail is solely based on your consent (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. 1 DSGVO). You may, at any time, revoke a consent you have given before. The legality of us processing your data until the time we receive your revocation shall remain unaffected.

Data-Processing Agreement

We have entered into a data-processing agreement with Rapidmail and have bound Rapidmail to protect our customers’ data and to not make them available to third parties. You may review this agreement here:  https://de.rapidmail.wiki/files/adv/muster-auftragsdatenverarbeitung.pdf.

5. Plugins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins of Google-operated YouTube. This tool is provided by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with the YouTube-plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. YouTube will be informed about which of our pages you visited.

If you are logged on to your YouTube account you enable YouTube to match your internet usage to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging off your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube allows us an attractive presentation of our online presence. This is done in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website’s operator has a legitimate interest in optimizing his internet presentation.

You may find further details regarding YouTube’s privacy policy at:

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

Google Web Fonts

On our website we use, for purposes of consistent font-graphics, so-called web-fonts which are provided by Google. When you click our pages, your browser will automatically load the necessary web-fonts to your browser’s cache in order to correctly display text and fonts.

To this end your browser needs to connect to Google’s servers. Thus, Google shall gain information on your IP-address accessing our website.

The use of Google Web Fonts allows us an attractive presentation of our online presence. This is done in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website’s operator has a legitimate interest in optimizing his internet presentation.

If your browser does not support WebFonts, your computer will display a generic font.

You may find further information on Google WebFonts at

https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at:

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

Through an API our website uses the map service Google Maps which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to use Google Maps‘ functions it is necessary to store your IP-address. This information, as a rule, will be transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. As the content provider for our website, we do not have any influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps allows us an attractive presentation of our online presence and to facilitate the user’s retrieval of locations mentioned on our website. This is done in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website’s operator has a legitimate interest in optimizing his internet presentation.

You may find further information on the processing of user data by Google at:

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