Privacy Notice

The protection of your personal data is of great importance to the IPN. The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of the person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the IPN. With this data protection declaration we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process and about your rights.

Scope of Processing and Utilization of Personal Data:

When the user enters personal or business data (email addresses, name, and addresses), the input of this data is explicitly voluntary. If you submit specific enquiries or information to us via our pages, we use the data you enter in the relevant form or e-mail with your consent and sent us for processing. The data will only be used if necessary to process the enquiry etc. Under no circumstances will the data collected be sold or passed on to third parties for reasons not permitted by data protection law. Other personal data will only be processed when using this website to the extent that this is absolutely necessary for technical or compelling reasons.

Data collection on our website:

The cookies used on our website are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. These cookies are only required to enable our online editors to process page content. As a non-editor of our pages, you can set your browser to not accept cookies without restricting the functionality of this website.

Server log files
When you access our websites, your browser sends us the following data, which is automatically stored in the server's log files:
 - browser type and browser version
 - operating system used
 - IP address of the accessing computer
 - time of server inquiry
 - if applicable, the URL of the previously visited website (referrer URL)
This data is not combined with other data sources. Temporary storage of the IP address by the web server is necessary to enable delivery of the web pages to the user's computer and to ensure the functionality of the website. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Contact form and registration forms for events, subscription to the IPN Journal
If you send us enquiries or data using the contact form or the registration form, these will be stored with the contact data you have provided there for processing and in the event of follow-up questions. If you subscribe to the IPN Journal, we will store your contact data. If you have subscribed to the printed edition of the IPN Journal, your postal address will be given to a service provider for dispatch. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form or registration form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you enter in the form will be saved until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to its storage or the purpose of data storage ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.


Regarding job applications, data collection allows us a lawful review of your application as part of the application procedure. For this purpose we store all your submitted application data. The personal data collected in connection with your application will be stored for a period of at least six months. If the application is not successful or is withdrawn, the data provided as part of the application process will be destroyed after six months from the date of the rejection letter. The storage of data for this period is required for legal reasons (e.g., the assertion of claims under the General Act on Equal Treatment If you are hired, you will be informed of the regulations applicable to the handling of your personnel data, in particular with regard to the creation of personnel files.

Information, blocking, deletion:

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time at the address given below ( should you have any further questions on the subject of personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to formally complain at the Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Holstenstr. 98, 24103 Kiel,

Data Privacy Officer:

For questions regarding the processing of your personal data, information requests, applications or complaints, please contact us directly:

Leibniz Institute for Science
and Mathematics Education (IPN)
Dr. Tim N. Höffler - Data Privacy Officer
Olshausenstraße 62
D-24118 Kiel