We take protection of your data seriously. We process data gathered when visiting our websites in compliance with applicable data protection legislation. We do not transmit them to third parties on an unauthorized basis. Published data i.e. ranking tables for some interactive elements are shown and stored anonymously.

In the following section, we explain which data we store when you interact with the elements of this website:

Collected data

We collect data that has been entered by interacting with one of the elements of this site. This is done by manually typing in data, clicking on visual elements, buttons or similar form types. We do not gather additional data about the users browsing behaviour (analytics) on the site nor locale information of the visitor. In any case no personal data which could identifiy you –e.g. first and lastname–is gathered.

Contact Details of the individuals responsible

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/contact/requests
Internet: https://www.mpg.de

Data Protection Officer's contact details

The Data Protection Officer at the entity responsible is
Heidi Schuster
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-1554
E-mail: datenschutz@mpg.de

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Each time you visit our website, our service and applications automatically record data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer.

The following data are gathered temporarily:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of your access to the website
  • Address of the page visited
  • Address of the previously visited website (referrer)
  • Name and version of your browser/operating system (if transmitted)

These data are stored in our systems' log files. These data are not stored together with the user's other session data.

The legal basis for the temporary saving of data and log files is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Storage occurs in log files in order to ensure the website's functionality. The data also help us optimize the websites, eliminate malfunctions and ensure our IT system security. Our justified interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR also lies in such purposes.

The data are deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were gathered. If data are gathered for the provision of the website, this is the case if the respective visit is ended. In the instance that data are stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage above and beyond this period is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or removed so they can no longer be allocated to the visiting client.

The recording of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is essential to operate the website. As a consequence, users do not have an option to revoke such data recording.

Utilization of cookies

Our website utilizes cookies. Cookies are text files stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a sequence of characters enabling the browser to be clearly identified when visiting the website again.

We deploy cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website also technically require the identification of the visiting browser after a change of page. The following data are saved and transmitted in the cookies:

  • XSRF-TOKEN: Cookie to prevent cross site reference forgery.
  • TamingUncertainty_session: Remembers the user submition state to let a user submit certain interactive elements only once.
  • earnedBadges: Stores which interactive element has been completed and if it's take home message shall appear again.

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