Privacy Notice 2019-05-06T10:22:34+02:00

Privacy Notice


We aim at making your visit on our website as convenient and as pleasant as possible. In order to achieve this aim we use so called cookies. These cookies will not do any harm on your computer and do not contain any virus; their sole purpose is to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Please note that none of the cookies used for our website can be used to identify you personally.

A cookie is a small text file with an ID tag that is stored in your computer’s browser directory or in its program data subfolders when visiting a website. This text file stores information that can be read by the website when visiting it again at a later date. Most of the cookies used on our website are so called “session-cookies”, which will be deleted automatically after visiting our website. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. In these text files, information is being stored, which can be retrieved by the webpage at a later visit, for example in order to recognise your browser.

You can set your browser so that it informs you about the use of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies only in certain cases or generally disable them as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Please note, however, that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Application log files

The following data are saved temporarily:

  • Your IP address
  • Date and time of your website visit
  • The address of the website visited
  • The address of the previously visited website (referrer)
  • Name and version of your browser / operating system (insofar as it has been transmitted by your browser)

These data are not linked with data from other sources.

Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us by email. In such event, information provided by you is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with you. This information is not matched to any data that is collected by other components of our website.

Posting Comments

On our website we offer you the opportunity to post comments about individual articles. For this purpose, you are requested to provide your name, your email-address and information on your personal website. The data provided by you in the commentary section alongside with your IP address is stored. This information is stored for our security in the event the author through his/her comments infringes against third party rights and/or if unlawful content is entered. Consequently, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored data, particularly since we may be potentially liable for such violations.

Data transmission

Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organisations and authorities if this is legally required or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure.

Your personal data are not provided to any other third parties for any other purpose.

Right of the persons concerned

As an affected person, whose personal data are collected in the context of the above-mentioned services, you have the following rights in principle, insofar as in individual cases no statutory exceptions apply:

  • Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 of the GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Article 17 (1) of the GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR)
  • Right to withdrawal of consent (Article 7 (3) GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). For the Max Planck Society, this is the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision, POB 606, 91511 Ansbach.

Data protection officer

For inquiries that relate to data privacy and data protection please contact the data protection officer of SHARE-ERIC (and the Max Planck Society):

Ass. jur. Heidi Schuster
Hofgartenstr. 8
80539 Munich
Phone: +49-(0)89-2108-1554
Email: datenschutz(at)