Privacy Policy

1. Information on the processing of personal data

(1) Below you will find information on the collection of personal data when using our offering. Personal data are all data that relate to you personally, such as your name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour, etc.

(2) The data controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the German Research Institute for Public Administration, Speyer, (FÖV), Freiherr-vom-Stein-Str. 2, D-67346 Speyer, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (NUM) Jan Ziekow, Our data protection officer, Prof. Dr. Frank Tapella, can be contacted at or our postal address with the addition "Data Protection Officer".

(3) All personal data will only be stored for as long as the purpose of the data processing, statutory retention obligations or legal interests require. 

(4) If we commission service providers for individual functions of our offering or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you of this below.

2. Duty to furnish information

(1) In addition to the name of the authority or client and their address, in particular the following personal data will be collected and stored for the purpose of preparing offers and processing research projects and other orders: first and last name of the contact person, title and job title if applicable, e-mail address, telephone number and other contact data if applicable. Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR in order to implement pre-contractual measures or fulfil the purpose of the contract; without the data processing, implementation of the contract would not be possible.

(2) Applicants can apply to us in writing for the advertised positions or send us an unsolicited application. We store the personal data contained in the application. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR; our legitimate interest is to process applications. If the application aims at or leads to the conclusion of an employment or training contract, Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR is also the legal basis.

(3) The data will only be transferred to recipients if this is necessary to process the order enquiry, the order or the application procedure, or if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer of the data. In the course of our research, we work together with various service providers, partly external research consultants and other third parties. We have service providers in particular for ITC services, delivery, logistics, file destruction, appraisals and data protection consulting.

(4) In principle, the data is deleted when it is no longer required for the purpose of processing or other legal reasons exist that require deletion. Insofar as statutory retention obligations exist, in particular under tax and commercial law, these may lead to longer storage of up to 10 years. Other legal reasons for retaining data may be that data is stored for evidentiary purposes until the respective case becomes time-barred. 

3. Your rights

(1) You have the right to request information from us at any time about the data we have stored about you (Art. 15 GDPR). In addition, you have the right to demand the correction of your data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR. In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you can have your data deleted and, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you can demand the restriction of processing. Furthermore, you can demand the transfer of data pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.

(2) Finally, you have the right to contact the competent supervisory authority about the data processing.

4. Revocation and objection to data processing

(1) If you have given us consent to process your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future. Such a revocation only affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have issued it to us.

(2) If we base the processing of your personal data on the weighing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR or the performance of a task which is in the public interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) e) GDPR, you may object to the processing at any time. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we may not process your personal data in the manner that we have done. If you object, we will examine your objection and either cease or adjust the data processing, or demonstrate to you our compelling legitimate grounds or the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you as the data subject have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. After your objection, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

5. Processing of personal data when you visit our website

(1) When using the website for purely informational purposes, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. This includes the following data, which is technically necessary in order to display our websites and thereby ensure stability and security, the legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR:

  •     IP address
  •     Date and time of access
  •     Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  •     Content of the request (specific page)
  •     Access status/HTTP status code
  •     Volume of data transmitted in each case
  •     Website from which the request originates
  •     Browser
  •     Operating system and its interface
  •     Language and version of the browser software.


(2) The IP addresses of visitors to our website are shortened by the last octet and a further octet before storage so that any reference to a specific individual can be excluded. They are only stored for as long as is necessary for technical reasons.  

6. Use of Matomo

(1) This website uses an application provided the web analysis service Matomo and adapted by us in order to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics gathered allow us to improve our offering and make it more interesting for users. The legal basis for this use is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

(2) The application has been technically designed in such a way that the use of cookies can be completely dispensed with.

(3) In the application adapted by us, no data is transmitted to Matomo.

7. Collection of personal data when contacting us

When you contact us by e-mail, telephone or other communication channels, the data you provide (name, e-mail address, telephone number, etc.) will be stored by us in order to process your request; the legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

8. Information for minors

Children and persons under the age of 16 should not send us any personal data without the permission of their parents or legal guardians, and in particular should not give their consent to data processing. We do not request personal data from children and young people, nor do we collect it or pass it on to third parties.

Last edited: January 2022


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