Privacy Statement


We are pleased that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our organization and our site. Protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. Please note the following information in that regard:

1. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data, and who is the controller of the processing?

This privacy statement is valid for the processing by the following controller:

Scientific & Commercial Directors of the Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V.

Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a
18059 Rostock
Tel.: +49 (381)1281-0      
Fax: +49 (381)1281-5000

Please consider “we” for the purposes of this privacy statement always as the aforementioned controller.

You may address our data protection officer under the address above, respectively under the email-adress: Datenschutz{at}

2. Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of the processing

As a matter of principle, you can visit the LIKAT website without telling us who you are. All we find out is the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us and the pages of our website that you view. This information is analyzed for statistical purposes. You, the individual user, remain anonymous. For technical purposes, the following information is transmitted and stored until its automated deletion:

  • IP-adress of the enquiring device
  • Date and time of the request
  • Name and URL of the requested file(s)
  • URL of the referrer
  • The browser used, and, should the occasion arise, the operation system of your device and the name of your access provider

The aforementioned data are collected for the following purposes:

  • To provide a smooth access to our website
  • To provide a comfortable use of our website
  • Analysis of our system security and stability
  • For further administrative purposes

The basis for the processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests result from the aforementioned purposes of the data collection. We will not use the collected data to draw conclusions about your person. Cookies are not set. 

3. Who receives or might receive my data?

The data that are collected on one of our web pages ("Formular für Antrag auf Alumni-Mitgliedschaft") are provided by you voluntarily and knowingly for the designated purposes only and are used by us solely for the handling of your request. Your data will be processed, stored and transmitted only for the indicated purpose. The data can be accessed by processors, who carry out the technical service of our home page on our behalf. No further personal data is collected, used, passed on or exported to countries outside the EEA. Additional data protection information is provided on the alumni pages.

4. Use of other services

External links

To provide you with optimal information, our website contains links to third-party sites. Insofar as links of this kind are not obviously recognisable, we point out that they are external links. The LIKAT has no influence on the content and design of other providers’ websites. Therefore, the guarantees in this data protection statement naturally do not apply to those sites

By clicking and watching the embedded film on our home page <link home>

, information is transferred to Youtube LLC (subsidiary of Google LLC).

5. What are my rights concerning the protection of my personal data?

Every data subject has the right of access under Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification under Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) under Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Art. 18 GDPR and the right to data portability under Art. 20 GDPR.

The right of access and the right to erasure may be restricted according to §§ 34 and 35 BDSG (German Data Protection Law).

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 GDPR, in connection with § 19 BDSG. The supervisory authority for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is: Der Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Lennéstraße 1, 19053 Schwerin, Telefon: +49 385 594940, E-Mail: Complaints can be lodged with any supervisory authority in the EU.

Further information and contacts

If you have any questions about data protection at the Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V., please contact the data protection officer ( of our institute.


Information regarding your right to object under Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1). If you have given a consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This is also true for declarations of consent you have given to us before May 25th, 2018, the date of validity of the GDPR. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

We will no longer process your personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Your objection should be submitted without any requirements as to form to:

Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V.
Albert-Einstein-Straße 29a
18059 Rostock
Tel.: +49 (381)1281-0
Fax: +49 (381)1281-5000