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Privacy Policy

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (hereafter referred to as “GESIS”) and LIRMM operate in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and all other statutory data protection provisions.

The protection of your privacy when using our webpages is important to us. In what follows, we provide information about the collection of personal data in this context. Personal data are any data that can be related to you personally, for example, name and surname, address, email addresses, or user behavior.

GESIS and LIRMM reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time. Therefore, we recommend that it be read at regular intervals.


Contact Data

The controller within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim
Street address: 
B6, 4-5
68159 Mannheim
Postal address: 
PO Box 122155
68072 Mannheim

For further information, see our Terms of Use page.


Personal Data

Without your consent, the personal data collected within the framework of these webpages will be used only for the purpose of contract execution and the processing of your enquiries. The processing for these purposes is based on the legal provisions of Art. 6 para.1 lit. b (Inquiries and contractual relations) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Your data will neither be transmitted to third parties nor exported to states outside the European Economic Area.



When you send us an email or use our contact form, your email address is used only for the correspondence with you. After conclusion of the correspondence, your email address is deleted. It is not used for other purposes or transmitted to third parties.


Your Rights as a User

You have the right, on request, to obtain access free of charge to the personal data stored about you. Furthermore, you have the right to rectification or erasure, the right to restriction of processing, the right to object to processing, and the right to data portability.

You may revoke your consents to data processing at any time with effect for the future. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.


Data Transfer

For technical reasons, when you access our website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data to our Web server. These data include, among other things, the date and time of access, the URL of the referring website, the accessed file, the amount of data transmitted, the browser type and version, the operating system, and your IP address. These data are not stored, not analyzed and not connected to any other data that you may enter when using our website. It is not possible for us to assign these data to a specific person.


External Links

In order to provide you with the best possible information, you might find links to third-party webpages on our website. GESIS and LIRMM have no influence on the content and design of these pages of other providers. Therefore, the guarantees given in the present privacy statement do not apply there.

Please note that the integration of external content, for example videos from the video platform YouTube, may lead to the use of trackers by other providers. For further information about this, see Google’s privacy policy.


Privacy Policy last updated on December 16, 2021