The body responsible for providing these web pages is the Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V, Bunsen-Kirchhoff-Str. 11, D-44139 Dortmund.

Data protection and data security take a high priority in our institute because we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The technical and organizational measures applied by us in this regard ensure compliance with the relevant legislation for data protection, and in particular the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA/BDSG-new). Compliance with legal data protection requirements in the use of our website is a central concern for us in order to be able to ensure that your personal data are handled in keeping with data protection.

In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data means any information that is personally relating to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

1. Collection, processing and use

The storage of certain data, which are technically necessary for us to show you our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) a GDPR), on the server of the provider is indispensable for visiting our internet page. These for example include:

  • the client IP address
  • the name of the internet browser used
  • the date and time of the visit in question
  • the data volume transferred
  • the page opened at

The data you provide are only stored on specially protected servers for statistical purposes. Only authorized personnel engaged in managing the server is entitled to access these data. As the data records for the statistical evaluation are not allocated to persons, they are only provided in an anonymous form.

If we rely on contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or if you wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective process. In doing so, we also name the specified criteria for the storage duration.

In cases of individual contact, specific personal data will be collected including, for example, the e-mail address, name, telephone number or address. This particularly comes into question with general e-mail enquiries. These entries are only provided on a voluntary basis. These data are also treated confidentially and will not be forwarded to third parties without your consent. In this connection we will delete the personal data after the storage is no longer required, or we will restrict the processing if there are legal retention requirements. Relevant authorities can, in isolated cases, oblige us to disclose personal data if this is required to avert danger, for law enforcement or for other legally regulated reasons.

Your personal data are not collected, processed or used over and beyond this.

2. Use of cookies

Where required, the Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS – e.V. uses so-called "cookies" in this website to continuously optimize it.

What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files usually comprising letters and numbers that are stored on the user's computer when specific websites are visited.

Some cookies are important for the functionality of the pages and automatically activated by us when a user visits them.

The use of cookies enables us to expand the functional scope of our website in order to make your visit as comfortable for you as possible. This means that data are stored in your computer whenever you use our website, for example to adjust the selected language for the visit or store your personal settings.

You can use the "Help" menu in the menu bar of your browser in your computer to find out how to stop the acceptance of new cookies in your browser, where to set your browser to informing you about the acceptance of a new cookie, or how you can deactivate cookies entirely.

If you disable the storage of cookies or delete already provided cookies, the scope and functionality of our website could be reduced as a result.

Which cookies do we use and for which purpose?
 For tracking your use of our internet pages during a visit, and to store the data you provide and decisions you make (e.g. the language selection you make) while you are viewing them. These are the so-called "session cookies".

Session cookies will merely remain in your computer for the duration of your visit of our website.
We recognize you on your next visit. These are referred to as "persistent cookies".

Persistent cookies are stored over and beyond your individual visit and serve us to recognize you on your next visit.

Our website may also include cookies from third-party providers. These are cookies stored by third-party providers when the contents embedded in our website are viewed:

3. Tracking and analysis

The following section only applies if you have consented to the use of cookies.

Data is collected and saved on this website, using the web analysis software Matomo (, a service of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo"), based on our justified interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes as per Art. 6, paragraph 1 f, GDPR. Pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated from this data, for the same purpose. Cookies can be used to do so. (Cookies are small text files which are saved locally in the cache of the site visitor's internet browser. The cookies allow, for example, the internet browser to be recognised.) The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers and not transferred to third parties.

The collected IP addresses are automatically anonymised by making parts of the IP address unrecognisable (so-called IP masking). The IP address and the information generated by the cookies in the pseudonymous user profiles are not used to personally identify the website visitor, and are not compiled with the personal data of the pseudonym bearer.

If you do not agree to the saving and evaluation of this data, then you can reject the saving and use below at the click of a mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is saved in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any data about your session. Please note that the full deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.

4. Exercising the rights of persons concerned

As a user of this website you have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your data at any time and to demand free information about the personal data stored about you. In addition to this, you can also enforce your rights oncorrection or erasure, restriction of processing, object to the processing, or on data portability. This requires an explicit application to the provider of this website.

You also have the right to raise a complaint about the processing of your personal data by us to a supervisory authority.

5. Links to other websites

As the provider of this website, we are responsible for the contents of our own online proposal. Our own contents possibly need to be differentiated from links to contents provided by other providers, for which we are unable to accept any responsibility and which we do not embrace. The compliance of linked website operators with relevant data protection regulations is outside our sphere of influence, however. We are therefore unable to accept any liability for the contents of external websites. Only the respective third-party providers are responsible for damage arising from erroneous or illegal contents on their websites.

6. Contact information

You can contact us if you have any questions or comments about data protection.

You can exercise your rights towards the Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences - ISAS - e.V as responsible body under:

Leibniz Institute for Analytical Sciences - ISAS - e.V.
Bunsen-Kirchhoff-Str. 11
D-44139 Dortmund

You can contact our data protection officer under sfibfnjbz@vtfgifkvt.uv