I.  Name and address of the data controller

Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck-Stiftung
Place of business in Freiburg im Breisgau
Office postal address:

Dr. Barbara Mez-Starck-Stiftung
Commerzbank AG
Nachlass- und Stiftungsmanagement
Gallusanlage 7
60329 Frankfurt/Main

Telephone +49 (0) 69 – 13653934
Telefax +49 (0) 69 – 13650269
PC fax +49 (0) 69 – 405650056
E-mail info[at]mez-starck-stiftung.de
Website mez-starck-stiftung.de

is the data controller as defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the national data privacy laws.


II.  Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the data controller is:

Niddastraße 74
60329 Frankfurt am Main

Tel.: +49 (0) 69 - 9494 32 410
E-Mail: info[at]agor-ag.com
Website: www.agor-ag.com


III.  General information about data processing

1. The extent to which personal data is processed
We collect and use the personal data of users of our homepage only to the extent that this is necessary for keeping our website, contents and services functioning properly.

Basically, we collect and use our users’ personal data only after they give their consent. An exception to this principle applies in cases where processing the data by statutory provisions is permitted or when obtaining prior consent for actual reasons is not possible.

2. Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for processing personal data is basically based on:

Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR upon obtaining the consent of the data subject.

Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR for processing operations that serve to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party. Included here are processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. c GDPR for processing required to fulfill a legal obligation.

Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. d GDPR, if vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data.

Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR, if the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest.

3. Data erasure and storage duration
The personal data of users will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is no longer applicable. Additional storage may be provided for by European or national legislators through EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the data controller is subject. Blocking or deleting the data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for additional storage of the data for concluding a contract or fulfilling the contract.


IV.  Use of our website, general information

1. Description and scope of data processing
Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the user's computer system. The following information is collected:

•   Information about the browser type and version used
•   The user’s operating system
•   The user’s IP address
•   Date and time of access
•   Websites the user’s system accesses to get to our website

The described data are stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with any other personal user data.

In addition, the data listed above is used for statistical purposes. For this purpose, the IP address is directly anonymized and the statistics are based on this information.

2. Purpose and legal basis for data processing
Our system must temporarily store user IP addresses to allow us to deliver our website to the user's computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This data is not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data of the creation of log files, as well as the anonymous statistics is Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Collecting your personal data to ensure our web presence and storing this data in log files is essential for operating our website. A contradictory possibility of the user therefore does not exist.

3. Duration of storage
Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of the inquiry. Your data will be deleted when the session ends if your data has been collected to ensure the site's availability.

If your data is stored in log files, it will be deleted after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible, whereby in this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated. This means that it is then no longer possible to assign the client who has accessed our website.


V.  General information about the use of cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. If you display a website; this is how a cookie can be stored on your operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be clearly when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our homepage more user friendly. Some elements of our website require that the browser be identified even after a page break.

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is defined in Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. The purpose for using technically required cookies is to simplify the use of our website.

We would like to point out that some functions on our website can only be offered if cookies are enabled. This applies to the following applications:

We do not use user data collected by technically required cookies to create user profiles.

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer, which transmits them to our page. As a user, you therefore have control over the use of cookies. You can restrict or disable transmission of cookies by making changes to your Internet browser settings. Here you can also delete cookies that have been stored. Please note that you may not be able to use all the features on our website if you deactivate cookies.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis and advertising purposes is Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.


VI.  Data transfers to third countries (outside of the EU)

The GDPR ensures an equally high level of data protection within the European Union. When selecting our service providers, we therefore rely on European partners wherever possible when your personal data is being processed. Within some exceptions we may process personal data outside the EU through third-party services. This may only be the case where the special requirements in accordance with Article 44 et sequens GDPR are fully met. This means that the processing of your data may then only take place when the third country has been declared to ensure an adequate level of protection by the European Commission or if the European Standard Contractual Clauses have been signed.


VII.  Your rights/rights of the data subject

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation, as an affected party you have the following rights:

1. The right to receive information
You have the right to receive from us as data controller the information whether and which personal data concerning you are processed by us as well as further information in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Article 13, 14 GDPR.

You can claim your right to information under: info[at]agor-ag.com

2. The right to rectification
If we process your personal data incorrectly or in an incomplete manner, then you have a right for it to be corrected/completed. The correction will be made immediately.

3. Right to restriction
You have the right to restrict the processing of personal data concerning you in accordance with the legal provisions (Article 18 GDPR).

4. The right to delete
If the conditions set out in Article 17 of the GDPR apply, you may request that the personal data relating to you be deleted without delay.

We would like to point out that the right to erasure does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary for one of the exceptional circumstances mentioned in Article 17 paragraph 3.

5. Right to information
If you have asserted the right to rectify, delete or restrict the processing, we are obligated to notify all recipients to whom your personal data have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with a disproportionate amount of effort. You also have the right to be informed about these recipients.

6. Right to data portability
According to the GDPR, you also have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that has been provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another controller.

7. Right to revoke the declaration of consent to data protection
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration at any time. Please note that revoking consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation goes into effect.

8. Right to objection
Furthermore, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. e or f GDPR.

9. Automated decision on an individual basis, including profiling
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation, you remain entitled not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which would have legal effect or would affect you in a similar manner.

 10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Finally, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in the Member State of its place of residence, employment or the location of the alleged infringement.


VIII.  Electronic contact

If you wish to contact us, you have the option of contacting us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.

A transfer of your data to third parties will not take place in this context; this data will be used exclusively for processing the communication record.

The legal basis for the processing of the contact request and its handling is regularly Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR.

If further personal data are processed during the sending process, then they serve only to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for achieving the purpose of the inquiry. Regarding the personal data from the input form on the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted at the latest after a period of seven days.


IX.  Application for a funding

On our website we offer you the opportunity to apply for a funding for your scientific projects that are in the natural sciences, primarily chemistry and physics, and have no reference to medicine. Funding for scientific teaching is not excluded.

To do so, please download the application form from the download link provided and return it to us duly completed and signed.

In case of an incoming application, we process the data received from the applicant exclusively for the purpose of processing for the potential award of the funding.

The legal basis for this is Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Within our company, your personal data is only accessed by those persons who are responsible for processing the application procedure and who are the decision-makers regarding the outcome of the application.

We delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes. If we approve your funding application, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the funding in compliance with the statutory provisions. If your application is not approved, the application documents will be deleted no later than six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller prevent deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties.


X.  Google Maps

We use Google Maps offer on our website. This allows us to show you interactive maps right on the website and allow you to conveniently use the map feature.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage for our website. In addition, the information referred to in Section IVof this statement will be transmitted to Google. This is done regardless whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to, or if there is no user account. When you're logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and/or needs-based website design. This type of an evaluation is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the
social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the formation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 s. 1 lit. f, which is to provide our users with the most extensive and appealing user experience possible.

Please refer to the provider's privacy policy for more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider. There you will also find further information about these rights as they relate to you and settings options for protecting your privacy. http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.