GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences operates 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.
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
PO Box 122155
For further information, see our "imprint" (Provider and Legal Notices page).
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact our data protection officer:
HEC Harald Eul Consulting GmbH
Datenschutz + Datensicherheit
Auf der Höhe 34
Without your consent, the personal data collected within the framework of the GESIS webpages will be used only for the purpose of contract execution and the processing of your enquiries. Beyond that, your personal data will be used for the purpose of advertising and market research and for the needs-based design of GESIS' electronic services only if you have given your prior consent. Your data will neither be transmitted to third parties nor exported to states outside the European Economic Area.
You may, of course, revoke your respective consent at any time with effect for the future.
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.
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 stored separately from other data that you enter when using our website. It is not possible for us to assign these data to a specific person. They are analyzed for statistical purposes and then deleted.
This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect visitor behavior data. These data are collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data are saved using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated to a usage profile. Cookies may be used to collect and save these data, but the data remain strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services.
Tracking Within the Framework of the GESIS Search
For the purpose of scientific research, needs-based design, and continuous optimization in connection with various value-added services (e.g., search term recommenders, various ranking procedures) provided on our webpages, we use an analysis service for the search function on the GESIS website, which is installed on our own Web server. We record actions, for example searches conducted with search terms, document views, and clicking on links. In this connection, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see above) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the search function are "session ID," "date and time," "action type," and "action parameters."
Via various newsletters and mailing lists, we offer you the possibility of keeping up to date with news about GESIS and its services. In order to send you the newsletters and mailing lists, we need your email address. The provision of further data, such as your name and surname, is voluntary. We use these data to address you personally.
We provide the following newsletters and mailing lists:
If you no longer wish to receive a particular newsletter or mailing list, you can unsubscribe at any time on the respective aforementioned webpage.
When you send us an email, 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. Furthermore, please note that emails transmitted in unencrypted form may be read or even falsified by unauthorized persons.
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like”, or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
In order to provide you with the best possible information, you will find links to third-party webpages on our website. If not clearly recognizable as such, we draw your attention to the fact that the link is an external link. GESIS has no influence on the content and design of these pages of other providers. Therefore, the guarantees given in the present privacy statement do not, of course, apply there.