- data protection at a glance
Data collection on our website
The data controller for data processing on this website is:
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V.
Eberswalder Str. 84
Phone: +49 33432 82 0
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).
How do we collect your data and what do we use it for?
When you visit our pages, your IP address is stored. This happens in shortened form we create statistics from it.
To operate our website we also need to process data.
In order to process your request, we need your contact details and request content.
We cooperate with some service providers who may receive your data for a specific purpose.
Objection to advertising e-mails
We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
- data protection officer
Data protection officer required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our institute.
Mr. Florian Melzer, Dipl. Jur.
Phone: +49 3594 77 76 70 6
- data collection on our website
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of our website - for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.
Cookies and storage elements
We partly use so-called cookies and other storage elements. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies and other storage elements that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you are stored on the basis of § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.
On the site there is the possibility to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses). The disclosure of this data on the part of the user takes place on an expressly voluntary basis. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b and lit. f GDPR. The collection and processing of the data serves only the purpose stated in the respective online form.
We include maps of the service "OpenStreetMap" (hereinafter "OSM") on our website, which are offered on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). OSM is a free service and is operated by volunteers. The contact for the "umap instance" we use is FOSSGIS e.V., Bundesallee 23, 10717 Berlin, fossgis.de.
The integration of the map from OSM and the associated data processing takes place because we want to provide you with an appealing presentation of our map-related content. In this, we have a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, which in turn is also the legal basis for these processing operations.
Unless separately explained in the individual sections, we will forward your data internally to the relevant employees and, if necessary, to other recipients such as public authorities, tax advisors, banks, lawyers, web hosts and other third parties typically involved in the processing in normal business operations. This data may also be passed on to third parties if it is necessary to pursue our claims or if there is a legal obligation to do so.
A transfer to third parties for independent use does not take place without your express consent and always follows the requirement of legality. The involvement of all service providers is in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR.
Your personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, including to comply with legal accounting or reporting requirements.
We may be required by law to retain basic information from you (including contact, identity data and business letters) for tax as well as commercial law reasons for a period of six years after termination of the business relationship or ten years after the end of the current tax year in which the invoice was issued (§ 257 HGB, § 147 AO, etc.).
In individual cases, separate deletion periods apply, which we have then highlighted in the relevant sections.
Under certain circumstances, you can request the deletion of your personal data: for more information, please refer to the section "Your rights".
- your rights
In certain cases, you have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR) to your personal data which we process. Based on this right, you can obtain a copy of your personal data stored by us and check whether we are processing this data lawfully.
Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) of your personal data stored by us. Based on this right, you can have incomplete or inaccurate data stored by us corrected, even though we may have to verify the accuracy, of the new data provided by you.
Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR) of your personal data. Based on this right, you may request us to delete or remove personal data if there is no valid reason for their further processing. You may also require us to erase or remove your personal data if you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), if we have unlawfully processed your data, or if we are required to comply with local law on erasure. It may not always be possible to comply with your request for erasure for legal reasons, but you will be notified of this at the time of the request, if applicable.
Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR) of your personal data. Based on this right, you may request us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following cases: (a) if you want us to establish the accuracy of such data; (b) if our use of the data is unlawful but you object to its erasure; (c) if you want us to keep the data longer than necessary for us because you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) if you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether there are overriding legitimate grounds for its use.
Right to portability (Article 20 GDPR) of your personal data to you or a third party. If you so request, we will provide you or a third party designated by you with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. However, this right only applies to automated data that you originally consented to the use of or that was used to fulfill a contract with you.
Right to object to the processing (Art. 21 GDPR) of your personal data. This right exists if we rely on a legitimate interest (or that of a third party) and your particular situation leads you to object to the processing on this ground because you consider your fundamental rights and freedoms to be affected. You also have a right to object if your personal data is processed in order to carry out direct marketing. In some cases, we may demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your rights and freedoms.
Right not to be subject to automated decision-making (Art. 22 GDPR) (including profiling) where this would significantly affect you. As we do not engage in such activities, this right is not in practice relevant to your use of the website.
Right to withdraw consent at any time (Art. 7(3) GDPR) if we need your consent to process your personal data. However, this has no effect on the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal of consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may no longer be able to provide you with certain products, content or services. However, we will inform you of this at the time of the revocation.
Right to complain to a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
The State Commissioner for Data Protection and for the Right to Inspect Files.
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
- changes to this data protection declaration
This version was last modified on the date indicated below. Older versions may be requested from us.
Last modified on: 08/08/2023