Data protection information

Communications of the institute / Information for the public and media

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We neither publish your data nor transmit them to third parties on an unauthorized basis. In this data protection declaration, we inform about important aspects regarding processing of your data concerning the mailing of information materials, newsletter, press releases or seminar and event information distributed by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, in foundation (i.f.) and its predecessor institutes, the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology (MPIN) and the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology (MPIO).

1. Purpose of data collection and processing

The personalized data you supply are stored and processed solely for mailing of information materials, newsletter, press releases or seminar and event information distributed by the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence i.f..

By providing your data, you agree that the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence i.f. is entitled to these data for the mailing of information materials, newsletter, press releases or seminar and event information. 

2. Legal basis 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.

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 (consent of the affected person).

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

Your data is stored only if you give your consent to it. Storage ends once you revoke your consent.

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. Recipient of the data or recipient categories

Members of the communications office of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence i.f. have access to these data. The data is neither published nor transmitted to third parties on an unauthorized basis.

5. Contact details of the individuals responsible for data processing

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: www.mpg.de

6. Contact details of the data protection manager

The Data Protection Manager at the entity responsible is

Heidi Schuster
Hofgartenstraße
8 D-80539 Munich
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-1554
Email:

7. Your rights

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)

In order to enforce your rights, please contact

Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence i.f.
Dr. Stefanie Merker and Dr. Sabine Spehn
Heads of Communications
Am Klopferspitz 18
82152 Martinsried
Email:

In case you feel that your data protection rights are violated in any way (your right to complain to the regulator (Article 77 GDPR), please contact the data protection manager of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: . The regulating institution for the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA), Postbox 606, 91511 Ansbach.

Please note that this English translation of the data protection information is for your convenience. The lawful basis for data protection issues is the German data protection information

8. Further information

Information on data collection, data processing and data protection when visiting the website of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence, i.f. can be found on our general data protection information page

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