Data protection declarations for website users

Scope of application

In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users takes place only with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent is not possible for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

This data protection declaration applies to the website of the LIR gGmbH, which links to this text. This data protection declaration applies to the internet offer www.lir-mainz.de and the contents offered there. For content from other providers, for instance accessible via links, the terms and data protection policies of their websites apply.


Forwarding to another provider

If links to contents of other websites are used on our website, this is recognizable by an appropriate symbol (box with outward pointing arrow) or a text hint. Use of these offers may be subject to conditions other than those described in this data protection declaration.


Cookies, reach analysis, and tracking

As part of the content management system used to provide this website, so-called "session cookies" are used. These are required to provide certain content in the desired manner. These session cookies are deleted after closing your browser.

When using external content via www.lir-mainz.de, for example, in the case of linking to other sites, third-party cookies may be used by their offer. It is not possible for us to explicitly mention those cookies. The current browsers allow you to set the processing of such cookies, so that you can disable the storage of these cookies or set the type of processing by your browser or delete these cookies.

LIR gGmbH uses a tracking analysis by Matomo (https://matomo.org/) in an anonymous form (i.e. 2 bytes of the IP address are anonymized). Raw data from the analysis are deleted after 12 months. We receive a general summary of the number, duration, etc. of all visits to our web subsite, as well as information about the type of device and browser used and from which region the visitors are coming from.

We will give you the option to opt-out from being analyzed and linked. This will protect your privacy but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving usability for you and other users. You can disable anonymous tracking at the bottom of this page.


Social plugins

This website does not use mechanisms that automatically provide information to social media service providers when visiting our service (social plugins).

Any redirections to providers of social media services such as Youtube, Facebook etc. are exclusively via link, so that data about your visit of our website (e.g., IP addresses, time stamps, URL) or on existing data on your device (e.g., cookie information)  is transferred to the those providers only with a conscious use of the link on our website.


E-mail contact

On the website, contact via the provided e-mail addresses is possible. We are only providing the contact detail and a contact via this website is not possible.

In this case you contact us by e-mail, yp will be stored. There is no disclosure of data to third parties in this context. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

The legal basis for the processing is:

  • For the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter by the user: consent by the user according to Article 6 (1) a GDPR.

  • If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) b GDPR.

If you contact us by e-mail, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected


Registration forms

The processing of personal data from an input mask (online form, e.g. for event registration) serves us only to process contact and to register for our events.

The legal basis for the processing is for the processing of the registration data by the user is his consent according to Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

In the case of registration via online forms, this is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of its collection. For the personal data from the online contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.

The user can revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he/she may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue.


Service providers

Some of the aforementioned processes or services are executed by carefully selected external service providers. We transfer and receive personal data of only on the basis of a separate data protection agreement for processors (according to Article 28 GDPR). If the seat of a service provider is located outside the European Union, a transfer of data to a third country takes place. With these service providers, the respective data protection agreements for the establishment of an adequate level of data protection are contracted and corresponding guarantees agreed.


Hosting of the website

The website is hosted by the following company using appropriate guaranties (based on a data protection agreement according to Article 28 of the GDPR):


Elgendorfer Straße 57

56410 Montabaur



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

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