Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our data protection declaration listed below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the operator’s contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. For details, please refer to the privacy policy under “Right to restriction of processing”.

Analysis tools and tools from third-party providers

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically evaluated. This is primarily done using cookies and so-called analysis programmes. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the objection options in this privacy policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The controller responsible for data processing on this website is

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V.
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Müncheberg

Telephone: +49 33432 82 0

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer required by law

We have appointed a data protection officer for our institute.

Mr Florian Melzer, Dipl. Jur.
ecoprotec GmbH
Pamplonastrasse 19
33106 Paderborn


Telephone: +49 3594 77 76 70 6

4. Data collection on our website


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping basket function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server enquiry
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.

Enquiry by email, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if your enquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

5 Workshop/ Events

Processing of registrations for the workshop

We collect, store and process your personal data for the organisation of the workshop. This involves the information shown on the form. The information marked as mandatory is required for the processing and realisation of your participation.

In this context, the following individual processing takes place

  • E-mail address
  • Academic title prefix e.g. “Dr.” or “Prof.” (no diplomas)
  • First name & surname
  • Company/ institution/ organisation
  • Field of activity
  • Language skills
  • Job title
  • Information on submitted contributions
  • Time and spatial planning data

The data collected will be used in particular for planning and organising the event, creating name badges and generating lists of participants (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

  1. Internal documentation

Certain participant data is required for the internal documentation of the event (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR – legitimate interest in internal administration to the usual extent).

  1. Event information

We also use your e-mail address to inform you about the specific event and any changes (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

  1. List of participants

Your title, first name, surname and institution will be published on a list of participants and may be passed on to other participants of the same event (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR – we have a legitimate interest in enabling the usual scientific exchange afterwards).

  1. Newsletter

When you subscribe to the FAIRagro newsletter, we use the contact details you provide to provide you with the subscribed medium. The legal basis is your voluntary consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. We manage your newsletter subscription and cancellation with the help of a tool provided by the German Research Network (DFN), Alexanderplatz 1, 10178 Berlin. It receives your email address in accordance with your instructions. In this context, the DFN acts as a processor for us.

You can revoke the use of your data for these purposes at any time with effect for the future without incurring any costs. Simply use the cancellation options within the newsletter or contact us using the contact details above.

Submission of abstracts

You have the option of submitting an abstract. We will process the following data from you:

  • Title of the scientific paper
  • Preliminary abstract
  • Further comments from you

We use this data to check your submission for suitability and to contact you if necessary to make arrangements or ask questions. In the course of the evaluation, various experts and committees will be given access to your submission in order to evaluate it.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

6. Your rights

In accordance with the GDPR, you as the data subject have the rights listed below:

  • Right of access,
  • Right to rectification or erasure of your data,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to data portability,
  • right to object,
  • Revocation of your consent,

You can contact us at any time if you have any comments or questions regarding the handling of your personal data by the organiser or requests for the correction of stored personal data:

You can address complaints about the collection and processing of your personal data to ZALF’s data protection officer

Mr Florian Melzer
Eberswalder Straße 84
15374 Müncheberg

Phone: 033432 82-352

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data is being processed unlawfully. The address of the competent supervisory authority is: The State Commissioner for Data Protection and for the Right of Access to Files

Mrs Dagmar Hartke
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow