Data protection notice

Data Collection and Processing

We wish to make our websites as appealing and comfortable for you as possible. To this end, analysis of statistical information relating to your utilisation of our websites and the collection of technical details on the web browsers and computers of our online visitors is very helpful for us. Visits to our website may therefore be logged (using cookies and JavaScript) and assessed in an anonymized form. For further details on which information is recorded please refer to this page. We collect/assess no other data from website visitors.

Please note that "Contact" contains links to Google Maps and OpenStreetMap. Via their use data, such as your IP address and possibly further personal information is transmitted to the respective service provider. This also applies to the use of the option "RECOMMEND" on the bottom of our web pages, which allows to send information to social media services.

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

Personalized Services / Newsletter

Insofar as you have decided to take advantage of a personalized service or to register for a newsletter service 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. If you wish to cancel your subscription to a newsletter, you can either send us an e-mail, or carry out cancellation by using the respective link at the end of the newsletter.

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.

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