Data Collection and Processing

We automatically gather statistical information relating to your visit to our website. We use this data for the purposes of statistical analyses on website utilisation and technical possibilities. Visits to our website are logged and assessed in an anonymized form. Following information is gathered and used for statistical reports when visiting this website:

  • host (IP address)
  • visits duration
  • visited URLs of this website
  • previously visited URL
  • operating system
  • browser
  • search keywords and keyphrases

We collect/assess no other data from website visitors.

The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection atdsb@gv.mpg.de or +49 89 2108-1317. 

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. 

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification. 

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties/Disclaimer

This Internet site includes links to external pages. These external links are indicated by a straight arrow. The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.