Data Protection

Your data protection is our concern

We are delighted that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our work. The protection of your privacy is important to us in this respect. To see how we undertake this, please consult following information:

Personal data

Personal data is information about your identity. This includes, for example, information such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. It is not necessary to disclose personal information in order to use our website. Where our website provides the option to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of this data by the user is exclusively on a voluntary basis. We process the personal data collected when you visit our web pages in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations. Your data will neither be published by us, nor passed on to third parties without authorisation.

Below we explain what data we collect when you visit our web pages and precisely how it is used:

Data collection and processing for access from the Internet

When you visit our web pages, our web servers temporarily store every access in a log file. The following data is collected and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file accessed
  • Amount of data transmitted
  • Message if the access was successful
  • Data identifying the browser and operating system used
  • Website from which the access is made
  • Name of your Internet access provider

This data is processed for the purpose of enabling use of the website (establishing a connection), the system security, the technical administration of the network infrastructure and the optimisation of the Internet service.

Personal user profiles are not created. §15 para. 3 of the German Teleservices Act (TMG) allows the use of user profiles under a pseudonym unless the user objects to this. If we make use of this option on our Internet site, we will inform you of your right of objection at the corresponding point.

Use and disclosure of personal data

Any use of your personal data is exclusively for the stated purposes and to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes. Personal data is only transferred to governmental institutions and authorities in the context of mandatory national legislation or if the disclosure is required for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. There is no disclosure to third parties for other purposes.

The use of certain services on our website, such as the registration for a workshop or the declaration of willingness to participate in an experiment, requires prior registration and further processing of personal data, such as a longer-term storage of e-mail addresses, user IDs and passwords. Such data is only used if you have forwarded it to us and agreed to its use in advance.

When contacting LIN by e-mail, the user’s data is only stored for processing the request.

Links to websites of other providers

Our web pages may contain links to websites of other providers. Please note that this privacy policy applies exclusively to the web pages of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN). We have no influence on, nor do not check whether other providers comply with the applicable data protection regulations.

The LIN website uses buttons of the social network Facebook. With the aid of the buttons, it is possible to share or follow a post or the LIN website on the social network Facebook. Clicking on the corresponding button establishes a direct connection to the servers of the social network Facebook. For the purpose and scope of the data collection by Facebook and the further processing and use of this data, please refer to Facebook’s privacy policy.


This website uses Piwik, an open source web analytics service. Piwik uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including IP address) remains under our data sovereignty. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and prior to its storage.

We use this information to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on the website’s activity. We will not transfer this information to third parties. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. By using this website, you consent to our processing the data collected about you in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Privacy policy for online meetings and webinars via Lifesize of the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN)
We would like to inform you in the following about the processing of personal data in connection with the use of Lifesize in accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO. The purpose of this privacy statement is to inform users in advance about the data processing by Lifesize.


LIN uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data administrated by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are being continuously improved in line with technological development.

Right to information

You have a right to information concerning the personal data stored about you and also a right to correction of incorrect, blocking and deletion of data.

Changes to our data protection regulations

It may be necessary to change this privacy policy due to the further development of our web pages or the implementation of new technologies. LIN reserves the right to change the privacy policy at any time with future effect. We recommend that you reread the current privacy policy from time to time.

Further information and contact

If you have further questions about data protection at LIN, please contact the data protection officer Dr Ulrich Schröder (telephone: +49 391-6263-91341 or e-mail: datenschutz(at) Should you wish to contact us by e-mail, we point out that the content of unencrypted e-mails can be viewed by third parties. We therefore recommend that confidential information be encrypted or sent by post.


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