Thank you for visiting the websites of the “Berlin Research 50” (BR50) alliance, which is provided by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB), and for the interest you have shown in the scientific landscape of Berlin. Below you will find detailed information about how your data is handled.
In compliance with the applicable data protection laws, we process personal data that is collected when you visit our websites. We will not publish your data or disclose it to any third parties without authorization. In the following sections, we explain which data we collect when you visit our websites, and exactly how this data is used.
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other national data protection legislation of the Member States and other data protection legislation is:
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Rudower Chaussee 17
Phone +49 30 6392 3300
represented by the Executive Board of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.:
Professor Dr. Thomas Schröder, Executive Board Spokesman and Director of IKZ;
Dr. Nicole Münnich, Executive Board Member and Managing Director of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
The controller’s Data Protection Officer is:
As a general rule, we only process personal data concerning our users where necessary in order to provide a functional website and to provide our content and services. Personal data concerning our users will only be processed regularly if the user has given his or her consent. An exemption applies in such cases where it is impossible, for reasons of fact, to gain prior consent and the processing of data is permitted by law.
Where we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing procedures, Article 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. The same applies for processing procedures that are necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract.
Where it is necessary to process personal data for compliance with a legal obligation that FVB must meet, Article 6(1)(c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by FVB or by a third party and if the aforementioned interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, then Article 6(1)(f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.
The personal data concerning the data subject will be erased or made unavailable as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Data may also be stored where provision has been made for this by European or national legislators in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which FVB is subject. Data will also be made unavailable or erased where a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned legislation expires, unless there is a need for the further retention of the data for the purpose of entering into or performing a contract.
Every time our website is visited, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the requesting computer in so-called log files.
The following data is collected in this connection and stored in our systems’ log files:
This data will not be stored together with other personal data concerning the user.
Data is stored in log files in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves the purpose of optimizing the website, of eliminating any possible malfunctions and of preserving the security of our information technology systems.
Log file data is usually deleted after 30 days at the latest. If FVB has to store log file data for a longer period due to technical requirements or security aspects, users’ IP addresses are deleted or modified to prevent their identification.
Such storage is essential and cannot be objected to by the user.
The legal basis for the storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
In the process, the cookies store and transmit the following data:
These two cookies are deleted when you close the session. No user profiles are created by essential cookies. The legal basis for the use of such cookies can be found in Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
On the basis of your consent in accordance with Section 25(1) of the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) (setting of cookies) and the first sentence of Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (further data processing), we use the web analytics service Matomo to improve our online presence. By using Matomo, we wish to obtain information on the number of users and clicks, and the length and course of each session, to enable us to continuously improve our online presence and make it more appealing.
To implement the data protection-friendly use of analytics, the open source software Matomo is operated exclusively on the servers of WIAS. Returning visitors to our website are recognized by means of a “cookie”, the storage period of which is limited to one year. In addition, user movements are processed exclusively in anonymized form using IP addresses, making it impossible for us to trace the identity of individual visitors to our website. The information obtained from web analytics is deleted after a maximum storage period of six months. The information will not be disclosed to third parties. For more information on the functionality of the web analytics service Matomo, visit the provider’s website
When requesting our websites, the user is notified of this type of data collection. You may of course object to data being collected by the central server. To do this, enable the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser. As long as this setting is enabled, our server will not store any data concerning you whatsoever. Note: The “Do Not Track” instruction normally only applies for the device and the browser in which you enabled the setting. If you use several devices/browsers, then you must enable the “Do Not Track” function separately for each device/browser.
Your personal data will only be transmitted to state institutions and authorities when required by legislation or for the purpose of prosecution for attacks on our network infrastructure. Data will not be disclosed to third parties for any other purpose.
If personal data concerning you is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and have the following rights vis-à-vis the controller – unless statutory exceptions apply in specific cases:
For the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., the supervisory authority is: The Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin, Germany.