Privacy policy

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

Anonymous data collection - In principle, you can visit the web pages of the Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification e.V. without telling us who you are. In connection with your use of our Internet offer, protocols about your accesses are stored on our servers, which possibly allow an 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 are accessing and the access status (e.g. file transferred, file not found). This stored data is evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes and is 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 - Since no personal data is collected, there is also no export of data to countries outside the EEA.

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

External links - For your information, you will find links on our pages that 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 about "Data protection at the Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification e.V.", please write the following e-mail address : info(at)

Data protection information for applicants (m/f/d) acc.
Art. 13 DSGVO on data protection processing in the application procedure

The Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification e.V. would like to inform you about which personal data are collected, from whom they are collected and for what purpose these data are used.
In addition, you will be informed about your rights in data protection matters, including whom you can contact in this regard.

1. responsible person, data protection officer and supervisory authority

The responsible party for data processing within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the IOM. Questions regarding data protection matters can be directed to the data protection officer of the IOM.

2. collection and processing of personal data

When sending application documents by mail or by e-mail, the following data required for the application process will be collected and stored electronically in accordance with Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO:

- Personal data (surname, first name, address, date of birth).
- Communication data (telephone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address)
- Disability/equality
- Data on education and further training
- Data on previous professional career, training and work certificates
- Information on other qualifications
- Date of application

In the case of an application by e-mail, the documents sent with the application will also be stored.
Information about a severe disability is stored within the scope of Art. 9 Para. 2 b)
DSGVO in connection with § 164 SGB IX.

3. recipient (m/f/d)

Your data will be processed exclusively by the IOM and will not be passed on to third parties.

4. duration of data storage

The data will be deleted six months after completion of the specific application process.  This does not apply if there is a recruitment, or if legal provisions prevent deletion, or if further storage is necessary for the purpose of providing evidence, or if you have expressly consented to longer storage.

5 Right to information, revocation and deletion

You have the right to request information or correction of the data stored about you at the IOM at any time, as well as information about its origin, recipients (m/f/d) or categories of recipients to whom it is disclosed and the purpose of its storage. In addition, you have the right to data portability.

You may object to the use of your data for the aforementioned purposes at any time with effect for the future, as well as request the deletion or restriction of the processing of your data. If this happens before the procedure is completed, it may lead to the termination of the application procedure.

Data protection

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

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam mails.

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 this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting 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 and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing 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 will not be merged 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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Use of YouTube in extended data protection mode
We use the provider YouTube to embed 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, among other things, to collect video statistics, to prevent fraud and to improve the user experience. Also, this leads to a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. When you start the video, this could trigger further data processing operations. We have no control over this. For more information about data protection at YouTube, please see their privacy policy at:

KLARO! Consent Manager

Klaro is a consent manager for managing a user's consent and refusal to set cookies or use services by the website. It is an open source tool managed by KIKIProtect GmbH, Bismarckstr. 10-12, 10625 Berlin, Germany.
If you agree to its use in the "opt-in" procedure, Klaro! will store a cookie from the domain in your browser with a storage period of 30 days. In this cookie, the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not stored at Klaro! but locally on your computer. You can delete the Klaro! cookie. It will be deleted automatically after the above-mentioned storage period, because the purpose for storing the data then no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected.
You can configure the Klaro Consent Manager yourself at any time and adjust your settings.
Details on the data processing of Klaro!Cookie can be found at  The legal basis for the use of a Consent Manager is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

Last update: 08/22/2023