Data Protection Declaration

1. Responsible Party (Controller) & Contact

The responsible party (controller) in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”) is the Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH. You can contact us as follows:

By mail:

Amalienstraße 33
80799 Munich
Germany

By email:

info@max-planck-innovation.de

2. Data Protection Officer

You can contact our data protection officer either via the above postal address or by email at datenschutz@max-planck-innovation.de

3. Purposes of the Data Collection

3.1 Data collection and processing when accessing our website

If you visit our website and there is an error on the website, we collect the following information for troubleshooting purposes:

An evaluation of these data for statistical purposes or a transfer to third parties does not take place.

The legal basis for processing these personal data is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The legitimate interest of Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH in processing is to remedy errors that occur on our website.

3.2 Data collection and processing for the newsletters and press distribution list

Registration with the newsletter service or press distribution list of Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH is on a purely voluntary basis. In order to subscribe to the newsletter service or to the press distribution list, we need your email address to which the newsletter or the press release is to be sent, your form of address and your first and last name.

For registration, we use the double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you newsletters or press releases if you confirm your registration (after sharing your email address with us) via an email sent by us and a link contained therein. Registration and confirmation will be recorded by us. This is to ensure that only you can register for the relevant service as the user of the specified email address.

The legal basis for processing your personal data in connection with our newsletter service or press distributor is Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future and therefore unsubscribe from a newsletter or press distribution list that you have subscribed to with us at any time. You can either send us an email (info@max-planck-innovation.de) or make a cancellation via a link in the newsletter / press distribution list. We will delete your relevant personal data immediately in this case.

3.3 Data collection and processing when contacting us

If you contact us and send us personal data in this context (e.g. your email address), we will use this personal data only for the purposes for which you have sent them to us (e.g. answering your request). Once we no longer need your personal data for these purposes, we will delete your personal data (subject to any statutory retention periods).

The legal basis for processing your personal data is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The legitimate interest of Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH in processing is to be able to react to the communication you make (e.g. your inquiry).

4. Recipients or categories of recipients

At Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH, access to your personal data is restricted to those persons who need it to fulfil their professional tasks. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if we are obligated to do so by law (e.g. vis-à-vis authorities and courts), if you have given your consent or if disclosure is otherwise permitted by law.

If we commission service providers to process personal data (e.g. in connection with the maintenance of our IT infrastructure), we oblige them to process the personal data exclusively on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. We also oblige our service providers to maintain secrecy and to comply with technical and organizational measures that ensure the protection of personal data.

5. Storage duration and deletion

Your personal data will be kept by us only as long as it is necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes for which they were collected. If we no longer need your personal data for these purposes, we will delete them. Anything else is only valid if we have to comply with legal or official obligations, e.g. statutory retention periods, which may result, inter alia, from the Commercial Code or the Tax Code.

6. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your computer when visiting a web page. Even when you visit our website, such a cookie is stored on your computer for technical reasons. However, the duration of this cookie is limited and automatically deleted after leaving our website or after closing the browser.

Most web browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can disable the storage of cookies or set your web browser to notify you when cookies are sent. You can also delete cookies on your computer at any time. Please use the help function in the menu bar of your web browser or operating system.

As a precaution, we point out that you may be able to use our internet service only to a limited extent if your computer does not accept cookies.

7. Use of web analytics tools

Web analytics tools are not used by us.

8. Links to websites of other providers

Our website may contain links to websites of other providers. Please note that this data protection declaration applies exclusively to the website of Max-Planck-Innovation GmbH. We have no control over the compliance of other providers with applicable data protection law, and we do not monitor this.

9. Your rights as an affected person

9.1 Right of access

You have the right to ask us for confirmation of whether personal data relating to you have been processed. If this is the case, there is a right to information about these personal data. Details on the right of access can be found in Art. 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

9.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, there is also the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration. Details of the right to rectification can be found in Art. 16 of the GDPR.

9.3 Right to erasure

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us. Details of the right to erasure can be found in Art. 17 of the GDPR.

9.4 Right to restriction of processing

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Details of the right to restrict processing can be found in Art. 18 of the GDPR.

9.5 Right to data portability

Under certain circumstances, you have the right to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another responsible party (controller) without hindrance from us. Details of the right to data portability can be found in Art. 20 of the GDPR.

9.6 Right to withdrawal

You have the right at any time to withdraw consent once granted to us, with effect for the future. You will be informed separately about this right to withdrawal before giving your consent. Details of the right to withdrawal can be found in Art. 7(3) of the GDPR.

9.7 Right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data under certain conditions. This also applies to a related profiling. If we process your personal data in order to engage in direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, provided it is related to such direct marketing. Details of the right to object can be found in Art. 21 of the GDPR.

9.8 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority


You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes the General Data Protection Regulation. Details of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority can be found in Art. 77 of the GDPR.