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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies only to the internet presence of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy e.V. (ATB). Other data protection guidelines may apply to pages to which external links lead. The specifications and assurances in this data protection declaration therefore only apply to our website and not to websites of other providers.

Data processing is conticted by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

General notes

The protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. We will handle your personal data confidentially and in compliance with the legal data protection regulations and in line with this privacy policy.

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.

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

1. Contact address data protection

Questions regarding data protection at ATB as well as information, deleting and correcting requests regarding your data should be addressed to our representative for data protection:

2. Collecting and processing of data

a) Your data is collected when you share it with 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) In addition, we use data to analyse your user behaviour by means of cookies. You can find information on this under points 5 and 6.

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

5. Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on the computer of the user. Most of the cookies we use are so-called 'session cookies'. 'Session cookies' simplify navigation on the pages or to maintain certain functionalities. 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 to analyze 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. Analytics tool Matamo

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and with the analysis program Matomo. Matomo is an open-source web analysis service that complies with the data protection regulations of the European Union. 

The system is hosted on our ATB server. All data is automatically anonymised and only stored on our server.

Matomo also uses so-called 'cookies' (see 5). The information generated by the cookie (including your abbreviated IP address) is transferred to our ATB server and stored for the purpose of analysis, serving to optimise our website. During this process, your IP address is immediately made anonymous, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. The information generated by the cookie about the way you use this website is not passed on to third parties.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Cookie settings


We use cookies. Some are required to offer you the best possible content and functions while others help us to anonymously analyze access to our website. (Matomo) Privacy policy

Required required

Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the proper functioning of the website. This category only includes cookies that ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.

Cookie Duration Description
PHPSESSID Session Stores your current session with reference to PHP applications, ensuring that all features of the site can be displayed properly. The cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.
bakery 24 hours Stores your cookie preferences.
fe_typo_user Session Is used to identify a session ID when logging into the TYPO3 frontend.
__Secure-typo3nonce_xxx Session Security-related. For internal use by TYPO3.

With cookies in this category, we learn from visitors' behavior on our website and can make relevant information even more accessible.

Cookie Duration Description 13 months Matomo - User ID (for anonymous statistical analysis of visitor traffic; determines which user is being tracked) 30 minutes Matomo - Session ID (for anonymous statistical analysis of visitor traffic; determines which session is being tracked)