Data protection declaration for the website of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)


Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien / Biodiversity Exploratories


Data protection

The protection of personal data is very important to the SGN. Therefore, the SGN collects and processes your data on this website exclusively in compliance with the applicable statutes of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz; BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz; TMG) for the SGN’s institutional purposes. Thus, the SGN will only collect, use and forward personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the data collection.
You can informally revoke your consent to the use of your data at any time. In addition, under certain conditions you have the right to correction, blocking or deletion of the data stored by us.
For this purpose, please contact us via e-mail at


Personal data

Personal data involve all information regarding your personal or material situation that allow to identify a person. This includes information such as your name, home or mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address. Information that cannot be directly linked to your true identity (such as the length of a visit to the website or the number of users of the site) is not included here.
Beyond that, the submitted personal information will not be passed on to third parties, unless required by law. It will be deleted upon conclusion of the transaction and after expiration of the statutory retention obligation.


Server log files/access data

A log is created regarding the access to the websites of this Internet presence. This includes the website’s name, file, date and time of access, amount of data transmitted, browser type, user’s operating system, referrer URL and IP address. The data is analyzed for statistical purposes and in order to improve our offers. The provisions of the TMG apply.



This Internet presence uses cookies. These are small profile files that are stored on your hard drive. They allow to identify repeat visits of our Internet presence by you. This information cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can also deactivate the cookies. Additional information can be found in your Internet browser’s user manual. Deactivation of cookies may lead to limitations when visiting the Internet presence.



A Firewall monitors and controls the entire data traffic and prevents unauthorized access.

Data protection notice in accordance with section 13 of the TMG

According to the provisions of the TMG, please note that all personal data submitted to us via this website will not be processed and stored any longer than required for providing the service, nor to an extent that exceeds the scope absolutely necessary for the service provision.



All images, pictures and graphics are protected by copyright law and may only be used with written permission of the respective copyright holder.


Liability for links

Our offer contains links to external third-party websites (e.g., YouTube), whose content is beyond our control. In order to represent their content, your IP address will be passed on to the third party. The SGN cannot accept any liability for this foreign content and cannot guarantee compliance with the data protection provisions. The provider or operator of the respective sites is responsible for all content of the linked pages.



The use of contact data published by third parties in the context of the imprint obligation for the mailing of unsolicited advertisements and information material is hereby expressly excluded. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited mailing of advertisements, e.g., by means of spam e-mails.


Version of 19.04.2016

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