Data protection declarations for other data subjects

Information about data processing

As a customer, as an interested party or other data subject, we process your personal data primarily for the purpose of justifying and fulfilling a contractual relationship or in the context of research projects.

Purposes of data processing

In addition, we process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • contract management

  • Information about the LIR through our newsletter (only with consent)

  • Participation in experimental studies (only with explicit consent)

  • Event participation

  • Utilization of our services

Legal basis for processing

  • Article 6 (1) a on the basis of your consent, whereby no contract is required for the conclusion of a contract or the continuation of an existing contract;

  • Article 6 (1) b the establishment, implementation and termination of a contractual relationship;

  • Article 6 (1) c to fulfil a legal obligation;

  • If subjects participate in scientific studies with special categories of personal data: Article 9 (2) a and j;


Type of data that is processed

  • For customer inquiries/interested parties: contact details: name, address, telephone number, e-mail (for the purpose of establishing contact);

  • For research participants: the type of personal data and special categories of personal data being processed vary and you will be informed about the respective consent forms and brochures (research purpose)

  • Subscribers to newsletters: name and e-mail address


Storage of data:

  • Customers/interested parties: After the achievement of the respective purpose, your data will be deleted. However, data will be kept for as long as is necessary to defend legal claims or any AGG allegations. If no contract is established, we will delete personal data after two months. If there is a contract between you and the LIR gGmbH, accounting-relevant processing is carried out within the framework of the contract. The data processing for this purpose are in compliance with the statutory retention periods, which are usually 6 or 10 years, then data will be deleted.

  • Research data is usually kept for 10 years (after the last data collection in a study). If necessary, data can be anonymized in advance. Some data (e. g., genetic samples) need to be kept longer. Some anonymized data may later be made available to the research community by using research repositories (open science). The respective consent form will provide information about the retention period of research data.


Data processing by third parties

Some of the aforementioned processes or services are performed by carefully selected and contracted service providers. We transmit or receive personal information about these service providers solely on the basis of a processing agreement (Article 28 GDPR).

If the seat of a service provider is outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, a third country transfer takes place. With these service providers, data protection agreements that comply with the legal requirements are established in order to achieve an adequate level of data protection and corresponding guarantees are agreed.



Please see the superordinate data protection declaration regarding the contact details of the controller and rights of the data subjects.

Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research (LIR)
Wallstraße 7
55122 Mainz
Phone: +49 (0)6131 89448-77
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