Privacy Policy

The Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition welcomes you to our website www.iapn.de. Thank you for your interest in our research institute. The protection of your privacy in the processing of personal data is an important concern for us which we respect in all of our business relationships. Our data processing is based on the principles of lawfulness, purpose linkage, accuracy, data minimization and storage limitation, transparency and the protection of confidentiality and integrity.

This data privacy statement explains which of your personal data we record and store on this website as well as the purposes for which we do this and the legal basis.

This website may include links not covered by this data privacy statement.

Logging of access to the website

What happens when you use our website?

If you use this website for informational purposes only, i.e. you do not register yourself on it or otherwise transfer information, we only collect the personal data your browser transfers to our server. When you choose to visit our website, we collect the following data:

  • the IP address;
  • Date and time you retrieve it;
  • The region (not the address) from which the IP address accesses the website;
  • Browser language, browser type (e. g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and version;
  • Operating system;
  • Device type (e.g. mobile device, desktop computer, tablet);
  • Browsing behavior on the website (e.g. when was the website visited, which parts of the website were clicked, how much time was spent on the website);
  • The website from which the request came.

We process and store this data to ensure the site works properly, to improve its content and to create statistical analyses, based on the aggregated data on surfing. We also process and store this data in order to analyze the technical operation of the site and ensure that our information technology systems are secure.

Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Article 6(1) letter f GDPR is thus the necessity to display this website to you and ensure that it is stable and secure.

Use of cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, our website also stores cookies. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer when you use the device to visit a website. Cookies enable a website to identify a user’s device and are used by website operators to operate their websites more efficiently. Furthermore, they can provide analytical information. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your device. Their purpose is to make the Internet offering overall more user-friendly and effective.

The legal basis for the use of cookies or other web-tracking technologies is, pursuant to Article 6(1) letter f GDPR, the pursuit of our legitimate interests in the best possible functioning of the website and user-friendly design of your visit to the site.

Cookies are only stored for as long as is needed for their respective purpose.

Cookies from YouTube

On our site videos are available that are stored on YouTube. They are embedded in our website in the "extended privacy mode". This means that YouTube will not set cookies until you start one of these videos. YouTube uses these cookies to collect, among other things, video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve usability. You can prevent the installation of such cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. When you start such a video, there will be also a connection to the Google DoubleClick network established. This could trigger further data processing that we do not control. For more information about privacy at YouTube, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube

Types of cookies we use

Our website uses “technical cookies” Their purpose is to transfer a communication via our electronic communications network or to provide the service that you have explicitly requested and ensure normal navigation and use of the site.

Cookies from third parties on our website

We do not use external cookies (third-party cookies). How you can control the setting of cookies.

If you do not know the type and version of the browser you are using, click on “Help” at the top of the browser window to find the information you need. Please note that if you deactivate cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website. The different browsers differ in how cookie settings are managed. Click on the following links to receive the information needed and decide whether you wish to authorize the installation and use of third-party cookies.

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Contact

Our website includes email addresses enabling you to contact our institute quickly by electronic means and to communicate with us directly. If you contact us by email or using a contact form, the personal data you transfer to us is automatically stored. Such personal data transferred by you to us on a voluntary basis is used for the purposes of processing your enquiry or contacting you. It is necessary to collect this data in order to be able to check the (possible) misuse of your email address at a later point in time and thus protect ourselves in law.
This personal data is not passed onto third parties.
The legal basis for the processing of data is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1) letter a GDPR. If you contact us with the aim of concluding a contract, Article 6(1) letter b GDPR is an additional legal basis for the processing. Once your enquiry has been processed, your data is deleted. This is the case when it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in hand has been fully dealt with, unless deletion of the data conflicts with statutory obligations to retain data.

Links to websites and third-party content

Our website includes links to other pages on the Internet. We have no influence on the form of the pages linked to from our website and are not responsible for their content.

We recommend you read the data privacy policies of such third-party websites carefully.

Length of time for which your data is stored

We only store your data for as long as is necessary for the respective purposes, specifically either as described in the data privacy statement or required by law. After it has fulfilled the purpose, the data concerned is deleted in accordance with the applicable provisions of data protection law.

Measures for the security of your data

We implement technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are constantly being improved as technology develops.

Contact details of the controller for data processing

Prof. Dr. Klaus Dittert
IAPN – Institute of Applied Plant Nutrition
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Carl-Sprengel-Weg 1
D-37075 Göttingen
Telefon: +49 (0)551 39 25569
E-Mail: dittert@iapn-goettingen.de

is the controller for data processing.

Your rights with regard to the processing of your data

In respect of the processing of your personal data, the applicable data protection legislation grants you vis-à-vis us extensive rights of access and intervention. These are:

• Right to access: You have a right to access information about your personal data processed by us.
• Right to rectification: You have a right to rectification without undue delay of inaccurate data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored by us.
• Right to erasure: You have the right to demand your personal data be deleted if the prerequisites of Article 17(1) GDPR are fulfilled.
• Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your personal data if the prerequisites of Article 18(1) GDPR are fulfilled.
• Right to notification: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis us, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the relevant personal data was disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be notified about these recipients.
• Right to data portability: You have the right to receive in a structured, standard and machine-readable format your personal data, which you have provided to us, or demand it be transmitted to another controller insofar as that is technically feasible.
• Right to withdrawal of consent granted: At any time you have the right to withdraw consent that was once granted to the processing of data with effect for the future. If such consent is withdrawn, the data concerned is deleted without undue delay. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent before the withdrawal.
• Right to complain: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, for example with the Data Protection Officer of the Federal State of Lower Saxony, regarding our processing of your data.
• Right to object: if as part of the weighing of interests your personal data is processed on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to this processing with effect for the future.

Amendments of the data privacy directive

We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement at any time. We therefore recommend that you review the data privacy statement regularly.

Status: July 2018