Privacy Policy

The privacy policy explains the nature, extent and purpose of the processing of personal data by these websites.

In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and to improve our offer.

1. Information on who is responsible

Responsible acc. to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften
Trakehner Str. 7-9
60487 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 716732-0
F +49 69 716732-19

You can reach our data protection officer at:

2. Processing of personal data when visiting our website

1) User data

When you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer that are required for the functioning of the website:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (concrete page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code (for example: file found, file not found)
  • each transmitted amount of data
  • Website from which the request comes to us
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. At the end of your visit, this information will be deleted.

In exceptional cases, a collection and storage of the data mentioned will be carried out in log files for stability and security reasons. In this case we will delete this data within 7 days. Data requiring further retention for evidence purposes shall be exempted from the deletion until the final clarification of the incident.

The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the partial storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Therefore, there is no right of objection on the part of the user.

2) Cookies – without Matomo

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies will be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and by which the body that sets the cookie (here through us) receives certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offering more user-friendly and effective overall. We only use essential transient cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close the browser.

You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and for example, decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

3) Analysis Tool Matomo

To tailor the design of our website, we use the web analysis tool "Matomo", ( The analysis of your surfing behavior is anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. When storing the visitor data, in particular the IP addresses of the visitors are only stored in a shortened form or encrypted, so that it is not possible to identify individual visitors. We undertake never to combine collected data with other data, e.g. to create a personal reference.

IP address truncation is done as early as possible, automated by default, such that you do not have to make any special adjustments or configurations as a visitor. In this way, we provide you with the required privacy-friendly default settings (Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default).

Matomo cookies are stored on the basis of Art.6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behavior in order to optimize its website.

Objection: If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable the storage and use here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be deposited in your browser that prevents Matomo from saving usage data. Deleting your cookies will result in deletion of the Matomo opt-out cookie as well. The opt-out must be reactivated when visiting our site again.

3. Contact

When you contact us by e-mail or phone the information you provide will be stored by us to answer your questions. We delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer required, or limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in order to answer inquiries is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

4. Processor

In the operation of this website and the associated processes, we are supported by an Internet service provider. This happens as part of order processing and on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR. Our service provider is strictly bound to our instructions and contractually obliged to provide data protection.

A transfer of data to third parties within the meaning of Art. 4 (10) GDPR does not take place.

5. Your rights

You have the following rights with respect to the personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or erasure,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to object to the processing,
  • Right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain to the appropriate data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us:

Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 31 63
65021 Wiesbaden

6. Opposition to or revocation of the processing of your data

As far as the processing of your personal data is concerned with the balancing of interests according to Art. (6) 1 lit. f GDPR, you can object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not required to fulfill a contract with you. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the case of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out to you our compelling legitimate reasons on which we continue the processing.

Version: 09.09.2021