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As a member of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process personal data gathered when visiting our websites in compliance with the applicable data protection legislation and, as a matter of principle, only to the extent that this is necessary to provide a functioning website and our content and services. We neither publish your data nor transmit them to third parties on an unauthorized basis. In the following sections, we explain which data we record when you visit one of our websites, and how exactly they are utilized:
Each time you visit our website, our service and applications automatically record data and information from the system of the visiting device.
The following data are gathered temporarily:
These data are stored in our systems' log files. There is no storage of these data together with other personal data relating to the user.
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 serve to 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 recording of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files are essential to operate the website. It is therefore not possible for the user to object.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose of their collection. If data are gathered for the provision of the website, this is the case if the respective visit is ended. In the event 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 device.
The cookies are deleted after closing the session..
The saving and analysis of data is carried out solely on a central server operated by the Max Planck Institute for Physics
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 these data together with other personal data relating to the users.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data by means of cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR as well as § 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG. The processing of the users' personal data enables us to analyze the usage behaviour of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we are able to compile information on the use of the individual components of our websites. 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 (1) lit. f GDPR as well as § 25, para. 2, no. 2 TTDSG. By anonymizing the IP address, the users' interest in the protection of their personal data is sufficiently taken into account.
The data are deleted after the final annual totals have been arrived at for access statistics.
On our website, there is a contact form which can be used to make contact electronically. If you make 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 Privacy Statement. The data are used solely for processing the dialogue.
The legal basis for processing data in connection with use of the contact form is your consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. Processing of personal data from the input screen serves the sole purpose of processing the contact request. You have the option to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time vis-à-vis the listed contact persons.
The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required in order to fulfil the purpose of their collection. This is the case when the relevant dialogue with the user is finished or the processing of the user's request has been finalized. The dialogue is finished when circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.
On our websites, we offer users the option to register, e.g. for conferences and other events. 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 processing data is the existence of the user's consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. If registration serves to fulfil a contract of which you are a contractual party or to implement pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
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.
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 are 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 Max Planck Institute for Physics uses external links to videos on the YouTube platform on certain pages; these are not directly embedded into the pages. The external links display a preview image, which is created using an API service provided by YouTube.
YouTube´s terms of service can be accessed via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms
The controller within 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)
80539 Munich, Germany
Telephone: +49 89 2108-0
Contact form: https://www.mpg.de/kontakt/anfragen
The controller’s Data Protection Officer can be reached as follows: