privacy statement

The protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

Anonymous data collection - As a matter of principle, you can visit the Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification e.V. website without telling us who you are. In connection with your use of our Internet offer, logs of your accesses are stored on our servers, which may allow identification of your person. These are data about the IP address of your computer or the proxy server, the page from which the file was requested, the name of the requested file, the date, time and duration of the request, the amount of data transferred, the browser with which you access as well as the access status (e.g. file transferred, file not found). These stored data are evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes and are not passed on to third parties under any circumstances. There is no personal utilization.

Collection and processing of personal data - Personal data is not collected on our Internet pages, which are purely for information purposes.

Export and processing of data to countries outside the European Economic Area - As no personal data is collected, no data is exported to countries outside the EEA.

Use and transmission of personal data - Since no personal data is collected on our pages for information retrieval, no use and transmission can take place.

External links - For your information you will find links on our pages which refer to pages of third parties. The Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification e.V. has no influence whatsoever on the content and design of these pages of other providers. The guarantees of this data protection declaration therefore naturally do not apply there.

Further information and contacts - If you have further questions on the subject of "Data protection at the Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification e.V.", please write to the following e-mail address : info(at)

data protection

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action against unsolicited mailing or e-mailing of spam and other similar advertising materials.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Use of YouTube in extended data protection mode
We use the provider YouTube for the integration of videos. The videos were embedded in the extended data protection mode. Like most websites, however, YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about visitors to its website. YouTube uses these cookies to collect video statistics, prevent fraud, and improve usability, among other things. This also leads to a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. When you start the video, it may trigger further data processing. We have no control over this. For more information about privacy at YouTube, please see their privacy policy at:

Last update: 26.11.2019