Privacy Policy

Data Collection and Processing

The Max Planck Institute for Human Development is continually working on improving its website. To this end, we automatically gather statistical information relating to your visit to our website. We use this data for the purposes of statistical analyses on website utilisation and technical possibilities. Visits to our website are logged and assessed in an anonymized form.

When visiting this website, the following information is gathered and used for statistical reports by the web analytics tool Piwik:

  • anonymised IP address (by truncation)*
  • a unique value to distinguish visitors (if cookies are permitted)*
  • visited URLs of this website
  • points in time of page views
  • types of HTML queries
  • previously visited URL (if submitted by browser)*
  • name and version of operation system*
  • name, version und language preferences of browser*
  • screen size and colour depth
  • technologies and file formats supported by browser (cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)
  • If JavaScript is disabled, only those dates marked with * are processed.

The data is collected via an embedded Javascript programme and forwarded to a log server of the MPIB. If Javascript is deactivated in your browser settings, only some part of the information will be recorded, and the number of page views counted. When you visit our website, a cookie will be stored on your computer, which will allow our system to recognize your computer when you next visit our website. 

Also, the integration of external services such as Twitter or Youtube is always undertaken in a considerate manner and with the aim of providing you with added value of information. 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 (Twitter, Youtube etc.) and may be stored or analyzed there.

The data protection officer of the Max Planck Society is available for questions concerning the topic of data protection at dsb [at] gv [dot] mpg [dot] de or +49 89 2108-1317.

Personalized Services / Newsletter

Insofar as you have decided to take advantage of a personalized service such as subscribing to newsletter services or completing contact forms, the required personal data are stored. As a rule, this includes your e-mail address, first and surname as well as other data—depending on the type of offer. Your data are used only in order to provide you with the desired offer to your satisfaction and in order to respond to any inquiries. If you no longer wish to take advantage of a personalized service, your personal data will be deleted after you cancel your registration—insofar as registration is required for use of the service. If you wish to cancel your subscription to a newsletter or another personalized service, you can send us an e-mail.

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.