Data Protection

DISCLAIMER: This is just a translation of the german GDPR. You can find the german version of the GDPR here.

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process gathered personal data when visiting our websites in compliance with applicable data protection legislation. We neither publish your data nor transmit them to third parties on an unauthorized basis. In the following section, we explain which data we record when you visit one of our websites, and exactly how they are utilized:

General information

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 our users' personal data normally occurs after users have granted their consent. An exception occurs where data processing is legally permitted.

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.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation governing the MPG, Articel 6 (1) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Articel 6 (1) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

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.

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.

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 the

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG)
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-0
Contact form: https://www.mpg.de/kontakt/anfragen
Internet: https://www.mpg.de

Data Protection Officer's contact details

The Data Protection Officer at the entity responsible is

Heidi Schuster
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-1554
datenschutz@mpg.de

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Each time you visit our website, our 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 us 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 data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were gathered. If data are gathered for the provision of the website, this is the case if the respective visit is ended. In the instance 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 client.

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.

Utilization of cookies

Our website utilizes cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a sequence of characters enabling the browser to be clearly identified when visiting the website again.

We deploy cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website also technically require the identification of the visiting browser after a change of page.

The following data are saved and transmitted in the cookies:

  • wordpress_test_cookie (This cookie is deleted after the session is closed.)
  • pll_language: Das ist ein Cookie der eine bestimmte Laufzeit hat und Informationen speichert, den wir für die Optimierung unserer Webseite brauchen.

The legal basis for personal data processing while utilizing cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The purpose of utilizing technically necessary cookies is to simplify the utilization of websites for users. Some of our website's functions cannot be offered without the utilization of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser can also be re-identified following a change of page.

User data gathered by technically necessary cookies are not utilized to prepare user profiles. Our justified interest in personal data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR also lies in such purposes.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer, which transmits them to our site. For this reason, you, as the user, also have full control over the utilization of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies through changing your Internet browser settings. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also occur automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, you may find not all of the website's functions can continue to be utilized in full.

Use of Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts on our website to display external fonts. It is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".

Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield

Google guarantees that the processing of data in the USA, too, is in compliance with EU data protection requirements.

In order to enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established when you visit our website.

The legal basis is Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our website.

By connecting to Google when you access our website, Google can determine from which website your request was sent and to which IP address the font is to be sent.

Google offers further information, in particular on the options for preventing data usage, at:

Online-Stellenbewerbungen / Veröffentlichung von Stellenanzeigen

Wir bieten Ihnen die Möglichkeit an, sich bei uns über unseren Internetauftritt bewerben zu können. Bei diesen digitalen Bewerbungen werden Ihre Bewerber- und Bewerbungsdaten von uns zur Abwicklung des Bewerbungsverfahrens elektronisch erhoben und verarbeitet.

Rechtsgrundlage für diese Verarbeitung ist § 26 Abs. 1 S. 1 BDSG i.V.m. Art. 88 Abs. 1 DSGVO.

Sofern nach dem Bewerbungsverfahren ein Arbeitsvertrag geschlossen wird, speichern wir Ihre bei der Bewerbung übermittelten Daten in Ihrer Personalakte zum Zwecke des üblichen Organisations- und Verwaltungsprozesses - dies natürlich unter Beachtung der weitergehenden rechtlichen Verpflichtungen.

Rechtsgrundlage für diese Verarbeitung ist ebenfalls § 26 Abs. 1 S. 1 BDSG i.V.m. Art. 88 Abs. 1 DSGVO.

Bei der Zurückweisung einer Bewerbung löschen wir die uns übermittelten Daten automatisch zwei Monate nach der Bekanntgabe der Zurückweisung. Die Löschung erfolgt jedoch nicht, wenn die Daten aufgrund gesetzlicher Bestimmungen, bspw. wegen der Beweispflichten nach dem AGG, eine längere Speicherung von bis zu vier Monaten oder bis zum Abschluss eines gerichtlichen Verfahrens erfordern.

Rechtsgrundlage ist in diesem Fall Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f) DSGVO und § 24 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 BDSG. Unser berechtigtes Interesse liegt in der Rechtsverteidigung bzw. -durchsetzung.

Sofern Sie ausdrücklich in eine längere Speicherung Ihrer Daten einwilligen, bspw. für Ihre Aufnahme in eine Bewerber- oder Interessentendatenbank, werden die Daten aufgrund Ihrer Einwilligung weiterverarbeitet. Rechtsgrundlage ist dann Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. Ihre Einwilligung können Sie aber natürlich jederzeit nach Art. 7 Abs. 3 DSGVO durch Erklärung uns gegenüber mit Wirkung für die Zukunft widerrufen.

Data Transmission

Your personal data will only be conveyed to state institutions and authorities in legally essential cases or for criminal prosecution based on attacks on our network infrastructure. The data are not transmitted to third parties for other purposes.

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

Diese Datenschutzerklärung basiert auf der Muster-Datenschutzerklärung der Anwaltskanzlei Weiß & Partner.