We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Personal data gathered when visiting this website are processed in compliance with applicable data protection legislation. We neither publish your data nor transmit them to third parties on an unauthorized basis.
Data protection information
In the following section, we outline which data are recorded when you visit this website, and how they are utilized:
A. General information
1. Scope of data processing
As a matter of principle, we gather and utilize users’ personal data only to the extent required to ensure the functioning of our website and of our contents and services. The gathering and utilization of the users’ personal data normally occurs after users have granted their consent. An exception occurs where data processing is legally permitted.
2. Legal basis of data processing
To the extent that permission of the affected individual is obtained for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
In the processing of personal data to fulfil a contract whose contractual party is the individual affected, Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing required to implement pre-contractual measures.
If processing is required to safeguard the justified interest of the MPG or a third party and the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the affected individual do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the basis for such processing.
3. Data deletion and storage duration
The affected individual’s personal data are deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. Storage can also occur if provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, acts or other legislation to which the MPG is subject. A blocking or deletion of data then occurs only if a storage period prescribed by one of the aforementioned norms expires, unless a necessity exists in relation to the further storage of the data for the arrangement of a contract or the fulfilment of a contract.
4. Contact details of the individuals responsible
The entity responsible in the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection acts as well as other data protection legislation is:
Dr. Fabian Walter Max Planck Institut für Astronomie walter [at] mpia.de +49 6221 528225 Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg GERMANY https://www.mpia.de
5. Data Protection Manager’s contact details
The Data Protection Manager at the entity responsible is:
Dr. Fabian Walter Max Planck Institut für Astronomie walter [at] mpia.de +49 6221 528225 Königstuhl 17, 69117 Heidelberg GERMANY
B. Provision of the website and creation of log files
Each time you visit this website, the provided service and applications automatically record data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer.
The following data are gathered temporarily:
Your IP address Date and time of your access to the website Address of the page visited Address of the previously visited website (referrer) Name and version of your browser/operating system (if transmitted) These data are stored in our systems’ log files. These data are not stored together with the user’s other personal data.
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 help my optimize our websites, eliminate malfunctions and ensure our IT system security. The 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 is essential to operate the website. As a consequence, users do not have an option to revoke such data recording.
C. Rights of individuals affected
As an individual whose personal data are gathered as part of the aforementioned services, you have, in principle, the following rights, to the extent that no legal exceptions are applicable in individual cases:
Information (Article 15 GDPR) Correction (Article 16 GDPR) Deletion (Article 17 (1) GDPR) Restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR) Data transmission (Article 20 GDPR) Revocation of processing (Article 21 GDPR) Revocation of consent (Article 7 (3) GDPR) Right to complain to the regulator (Article 77 GDPR). For the MPG, this is the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA), Postbox 606, 91511 Ansbach.