Responsible for the content of this website:

Pola Lehmann

Institution and Address:

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung

Reichpietschufer 50

10785 Berlin

WZB Imprint:

Data protection

The protection of your personal rights when handling your data is important to us. With the following information, we would like to inform you which data are processed during your visit to our website, on the basis of which legal basis the data processing takes place and what your data protection rights are.


The party responsible for the processing of personal data during your visit to our website is the WZB Berlin Social Science Center:

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH WZB Berlin Social Science Center Reichpietschufer 50 D-10785 Berlin Germany

Phone: +49 30 25491 0 Fax: +49 30 25491 684 E-mail:

Usage data

When you visit our website, we temporarily store so-called usage data on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We use this information to enable you to access our website, to monitor and administer our systems, to improve the design of our website and for statistical and security purposes. These purposes pursued by us also represent the legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR.

The saved information includes: - the website from which the file was requested - the name of the file - the date and time of the query - the amount of data transferred - the access status (file transferred, file not found) - the description of the type of web browser used - the IP address of the requesting computer.

We delete the IP addresses after seven days. No personal user profiles are created.

User account data

Visitors have the possibility to register on our webpage. We are storing the following information for registered users if they have provided them during your initial sign-up process: Email, Name, Institution, Homepage, and Intended use. Additionally, we save the time of their last login (for anonymous aggregated usage statistics) and their password in encrypted format. Registered users can always delete their account on their profile page and we will delete all available data as soon as technically possible. Because of our long-term backup infrastructure it can take up to 16 months until the user data is deleted from all parts of our technical infrastructure. Registered users have also the possibility to receive an email-newsletter from us, a subscription service that can be always activated and deactivated on their profile page.

Contact options

You have the opportunity to contact us by electronic mail or by telephone. The data you provide will only be used to answer your enquiry. Your data will only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary to process your request. The legal basis for the use of your data is Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in being in contact with the users of the website and in answering any questions you may have or sending information.

Duration of data storage

We only store your data for as long as is necessary for the provision of our services and there are no retention periods to prevent deletion.

Data protection rights of users of this website

You have the right to request information about which of your personal data is being stored with us, and for what purpose. In addition, you can have incorrect data corrected or have data deleted if its storage is inadmissible or no longer necessary. You have the right to restriction of processing as well as the right to data portability. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about the data processing taking place.

Information on your right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. The prerequisite for this is that the data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR (processing for the purposes of legitimate interests).

Data protection officer of the WZB

For further information on the subject of data protection, please contact our company data protection officer: