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14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy on data protection applies only to the internet offer of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy e.V. (ATB). For web pages to which links from ATB's website lead, other privacy policies may apply. Therefore, information and insurance in this privacy statement applies only to our website and not to websites of other providers.

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

General remarks

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously.
We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and in this Privacy Policy.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what kind of information we do collect, how data are processed and for which purpose the data are used.

1. Contact to Data Protection at the ATB 

Please address any questions regarding data protection at ATB and requests concerning information, deletion and correction of your data to our data protection officer.

2. Collection and processing of data

a) We collect data that you provide us by actively transmitting them to us. This could be data that you enter in a contact form (for example, when you sign up for a conference). The collection of any personal data (such as name, address or email addresses) is always done on a voluntary basis. (more information)
The legal basis for the use of data is Article 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

b) Technical data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. We use this data to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Every access to our website and each download of a file on the website are logged. Access data is stored in a log file on our server.
This concerns:
- the page from which the file was requested (referrer URL)
- the name of the requested file(s) from our website
- the date and time of your access
- type and version of the browser used
- the operating system used
- the language used
- the host name of the accessing computer.
A compilation of this data with data from other sources is not made.
We have a legitimate interest in the error-free provision of the website. The processing of data is based on the legal basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

c) Moreover, we use data to analyze how visitors use the website (see 6. Google Analytics).

3. Use and disclosure of personal data

Insofar as the website offers the opportunity to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses), the input of these data is carried out on a strictly voluntary basis. We use this information to respond to your questions, to execute contracts with you (for example on the the participation in a conference) and for technical administration. Your data will be treated confidentially and will be only stored until the processing of the special subject (eg conference) has been finalized and in compliance with statutory retention periods. Disclosure to third parties will not take place for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

4. Information, blocking, deletion - Which rights do you have ragrading your data?

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using this address if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. 

5. Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on the computer of the user. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
We have a legitimate interest in making it easier for you to navigate our pages and to ensure the website's functionalities. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Our site also uses cookies for the analysis of user behavior. These are treated separately in this privacy policy. (see 6).

How to disable cookies: You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide case-by-case whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the option: "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. You can also delete already set cookies at any time. However, disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

6. Google Analytics

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with cookies and analysis programs.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses cookies (see 5.). The information generated by the cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to and stored by Google. This includes your IP-address, however in an anonymized form so that Google is not able to track the information to you. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for website operators, and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy:

The legal basis for the processing of personal data for analysis purposes by using Google Analytics is the consent of the user in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR.

How to deactivate Google Analytics via your browser: You may prevent Google from collecting any information generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google. To do so, download and install the browser plugin available at the following link:



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