Data Protection Advice

Data Collection and Processing

The integration of external services such as Google Maps for route maps, Youtube or Amazon Cloud is always undertaken in a considerate manner and with the aim of making your visit on our websites as pleasant as possible.

We must advise you, however, that your IP address and perhaps other data related to your person will be transmitted to the service provider concerned (Google, Amazon etc.) and may be stored or analyzedthere.

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

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.


Application log files
For technical reasons, our servers and applications save personal details upon your visit to our websites in their log files. However, these data are only used for the immedi
ate provision of our services, for troubleshooting purposes or for attack prevention and will be deleted automatically after a short period of time.

The following data are saved temporarily:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of your website visit
  • The address of the website visited
  • The address of the previously visited website (referrer)
  • Name and version of your browser/operating system (insofar as it has been transmitted by your browser)
  • Your E-mail address (e.g. when using the contact form)