Data Privacy Statement

Recording, Processing and Using of Personal Data

On our website, we do not record any personal date (e.g. name, address, telephone number, or e-mail-address) without your consent. You alone decide whether or not to provide us with your personal data. Personal data recorded by Max-Planck-Innovation will only be processed and used for the purpose determined by you (e.g. answering your questions; initiation, closing and execution of agreements; sending of the newsletter you registered for).

Transfer of Personal Data

Your personal data will only be transferred 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 will not be provided to third parties for any other purpose without your prior consent. In particular, we will not sell or otherwise commercialise your personal data.

Recording of Data by Web Analysis Tool “Piwik“

Max-Planck-Innovation is constantly working on optimizing its website by means of statistics providing information about third parties’ use of the website. These statistics are generated by use of the web analysis tool “Piwik”. Piwik records and analyses – in an anonymised manner - every visit of our website. For further details on which information is recorded please refer to this list.

Piwik uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer for web analysis purposes. The information generated by the cookie (including your anonymised IP address) is sent to our server for analysis purposes. We use such information for optimizing our website. Due to the fact that your IP address is immediately anonymised, it is not possible for us to identify you as a visitor of our website. The information generated by the cookie when visiting our website is not transferred to any third party.

Possibility to Object:

If you do not agree with the recording and analysis of such data by Piwik, you can object at any time with future effect. In case of an objection, a so-called “opt-out-cookie” is saved in your browser with the result that Piwik will not record any data when visiting our website. ATTENTION: Your browser must accept cookies – otherwise the “opt-out-cookie” cannot be installed. If you delete the cookies saved on your computer between two visits of our website, you have to object to the use of Piwik again.

Please click the following LINK to object to the use of Piwik when visiting our website:

I herewith object to the use of Piwik when visiting Max-Planck-Innovation’s website


Cookies are small text files which can be saved on your computer when visiting a website.

Also Max-Planck-Innovation uses cookies on its website.

Most web-browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the saving of cookies on your computer, or you can configure your web-browser in such a way that it informs you when a cookie is sent to your computer. Furthermore, you can delete the cookies saved on your computer at any time. Please use the help function in the menu bar of your web-browser or operating system in this regard.

Please note that - if your computer does not accept cookies - this may restrict your use of certain functions on our website.

Links to Websites operated by other Providers

Our website may contain links to other providers’ websites. Please note that this data privacy statement applies exclusively to the website managed by Max-Planck-Innovation. We have no influence on the practices of other providers with respect to data protection, nor do we carry out any checks to ensure that these providers observe the relevant legal framework.

Amendments of this Data Privacy Statement

Due to legal and/or organisational reasons, it may become necessary to amend this data privacy statement from time to time. Therefore, we recommend that you re-read the latest version from time to time.


If you have any questions regarding the topic of data protection, please contact Max-Planck-Innovation’s data protection officer by e-mail.