Data protection

Responsible authority within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Prof. Dr. Heinrich v. Pierer

Nägelsbachstraße 33

91052 Erlangen


Phone +49 (0) 9131-630 26 94

Your Rights as a Data Subject

Under the contact details provided for our data protection officer, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Information about your stored data and its processing,
  • Correction of incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your stored data with us,
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us, and
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time. Your supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work, or the alleged violation. You can find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses at:

Purposes of Data Processing by the Responsible Authority and Third Parties

We only process your personal data for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes besides those mentioned. We only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to do so,
  • processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,
  • processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests, and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or Blocking of Data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as required by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose ceases to apply or these deadlines have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

Collection of General Information when you visit our website

When you access our website, general information of a non-personal nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and similar. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the content of websites requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. It is processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • Ensuring the smooth use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest in the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. The recipients of the data are only the responsible authority and, if applicable, contract processors.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us, if necessary, to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

SSL Encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g., SSL) via HTTPS.


Our website uses cookies in some areas. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective, and secure. 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,” which are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies only in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g., when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you require supplemental information about data protection, please e-mail us or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

Prof. Dr. Heinrich v. Pierer
Nägelsbachstraße 40
91052 Erlangen

T. +49 (0) 9131-630 26 94

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