Data Collection and Processing

The integration of external services such as Google Maps for route maps, Youtube or Amazon Cloud is always undertaken in a considerate manner and with the aim of making your visit on our websites as pleasant as possible.

We must advise you, however, that your IP address and perhaps other data related to your person will be transmitted to the service provider concerned (Google, Amazon etc.) and may be stored or analyzed there.

The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at dsb(at) or +49 89 2108-1554.

Personalized Services / Newsletter

Insofar as you have decided to take advantage of a personalized service such as subscribing to newsletter services, completing contact forms or creating guestbook entries, the required personal data are stored. As a rule, this includes your e-mail address, first and surname as well as other data ? depending on the type of offer. Your data are used only in order to provide you with the desired offer to your satisfaction and in order to respond to any inquiries. If you no longer wish to take advantage of a personalized service, your personal data will be deleted after you cancel your registration ? insofar as registration is required for use of the service. If you wish to cancel your subscription to a newsletter or another personalized service, you can either send us an e-mail, or carry out cancellation by using the respective link at the end of the newsletter.

For some particular services, your personal information will be administered and stored in the context of commissioned data processing on systems of Infopark AG, Berlin.

Data Transmission

Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organizations and authorities in legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.

Data Collection Declaration

Website Analysis/Tracking

Cookies: We use cookies in certain sections of our website for such purposes as determining the preferences of visitors and creating the most optimal design of the website. This facilitates navigation and a high degree of user friendliness on a website. Cookies also help us to identify particularly popular areas of our website. Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto the hard drive of a visitor’s computer. They enable us to make information available for a specified period of time and to identify the visitor’s computer. We use permanent cookies to improve user experience and individual performance. We also use session cookies that are deleted automatically when you close your browser. You can set your browser in such a way that it will inform you about the placement of cookies. This will make the use of cookies transparent to you. Remember: If you completely block the use of cookies, you may be unable to use individual functions of our website. We use the following categories of cookies on our website:

·     strictly necessary cookies
·     performance cookies
·     functional/personalising cookies

Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies enable you to navigate around the website and use its functions, including access to password-protected pages. Without these cookies, we are unable to make available certain services that you have requested. We use these strictly necessary cookies for the definitive identification of registered users so they can be recognised while they are on the site and when they make subsequent visits.

Performance cookies:
These cookies collect information regarding how visitors use the website. This can include which pages they visit most frequently and whether they receive error messages from websites. These cookies gather no data that could be used to identify visitors. All information collected with the help of these cookies is anonymous and is used exclusively to improve the functionality and service of the website. We use performance cookies to compile statistics on how our website is used and to assess the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.

Functional/personalising cookies: These cookies enable websites to remember user information (e.g. user name, language or selected store) in order to offer optimised features customised for the user. By storing your current location in a cookie, for example, a website can provide the latest information about your store. These cookies also make it possible to keep your chosen settings on the website (e.g. font type or size, or other options that can be adjusted by the user). In addition, they allow us to provide services requested by you, such as watching a video. These cookies cannot track your browser activities on other websites. They do not collect any information about you that could be used for advertising purposes and cannot identify where you were in the internet beyond our website. We use functional/personalising cookies to recognise you when you revisit our website, to personalise content and to store your settings (including your preferred store).

Matomo: This website uses Matomo, a web analysis tool. Matomo also uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable us to analyse the use of the website. For this purpose, the usage information gathered by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) will be transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes. We can then use this information to optimise the website. In the process, your IP address is immediately rendered anonymous. As a result, your identity as a user remains anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website will not be shared with a third party.

If you do not agree to storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can prevent the storage and analysis at any time with a mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your browser. As a result, Matomo will not collect any session data.

You may object to the creation of a pseudonymous profile at any time. This can be done in several ways:

1.) One way to prevent web analysis by Matomo is to accept an opt-out cookie that will tell Matomo not to store or use your data for web analysis purposes. Please remember the following about this solution: Web analysis will not be done as long as the opt-out cookie is placed in the browser.

2.) You can block the storage of profile-creating cookies by using the corresponding setting in your browser software. 

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