The Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. (PIK, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research) takes
the protection of pers color: white;onal data very seriously. We undertake to protect the individual privacy of all persons who
use our websites, and to treat any personal data provided in strictest confidence. The data shall exclusively be
used for the purposes indicated and not be disclosed to third parties.
The Controller within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("EU GDPR") and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) e.V.
Prof Dr Ottmar Edenhofer
Prof Dr Johan Rockström
Dr Bettina Hörstrup
Telegrafenberg A 31
P.O.B. 60 12 03
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK) e.V.
Dr-Ing Thomas Nocke
Telegrafenberg A 56
With every visit to our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer. In particular, the following data are hereby collected:
In addition to the use of this data for the presentation of our site and to secure the service, we evaluate the above-mentioned data for statistical purposes in order to measure and improve the demand for our offers. We do not have the possibility to assign this data to your person and do not merge this data with other data sources. As far as we get to know your IP address through your page view, this will only be recorded for the duration of your stay on our website and deleted after your visit. We will only pass on data that we have logged during your visit to our website to third parties if
Legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 (1) ( f) EU GDPR which
is required for safeguarding the legitimate interests of the PIK.
The temporary storage of the IP address through our system is necessary to allow the delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the IP address of the user must be stored for the duration of the session.
The data are stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimize our website and to ensure the safety of our information technology systems. In this context, the data shall not be evaluated for marketing purposes.
Our legitimate interest in the processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) ( f) EU GDPR lies also in these purposes. You may request additional information on the balancing of interests under firstname.lastname@example.org.
The data shall be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they are collected. Where
data are collected for the provision of the website, this is the case when a session ends.
In case data are stored in log files, this is the case no later than after six months. A data recording beyond that is possible in an anonymized form. In such case the users' IP addresses will be erased or encrypted, thus making an identification of the visiting client impossible.
The provision of data is neither legally nor contractually prescribed and required. The collection of data for the
provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is, however, urgently necessary for the operation of
The non-provision of personal data could involve detriments for you. For instance, this could have the consequence that you cannot receive or use our services (e.g. an access to the website may not be possible). However, you will not incur any legal disadvantages from such non-provision unless provided otherwise.
Contact through the email addresses (email@example.com) provided is possible. In this case the personal data of the email sender transmitted via email shall be recorded. In this connection there will be no disclosure of data to third parties. The data shall exclusively be used for the processing of conversation.
The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted within the course of forwarding an email is Art. 6 (1) (f) EU
GDPR, i.e. the contact via email. Is the email contact aimed at concluding a contract, then an additional legal
basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) EU GDPR.
Purpose of the processing is the correspondence with you.
Insofar as we do no longer need your data in order to handle your request, your personal data will be deleted. This is the case, as a rule, at the end of the conversation with you unless it can be inferred from the circumstances that the specific facts have not been finally clarified (e.g. in case of continued handling of your request or to clarify potential conflicts).
The provision of such data is neither legally nor contractually prescribed and required. However, we need such data to communicate with you. Under certain circumstances the failure to provide such data can ensure that we are unable to communicate with you any further. However, you will not incur any legal disadvantages from such non-provision unless indicated otherwise.
After your IP address has been collected, it will be anonymized. In this way the IP address can no longer be assigned to you.
The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 (1) (f) EU GDPR to organise and improve the processing - due to our legitimate interest - in a more user-friendly manner by observing the visitor figures of our website. In particular, by the anonymisation of your IP-address will adequately account for your interests.
We will delete your anonymised IP-addresses as soon as we do no longer need them for organising and improving our website. As a rule, this is the case after six months.
The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually prescribed and required. However, the provision of such data is required to visit our website. If you do not provide us with your data it is possible that you cannot fully use all functions of the PIK-website. You will not incur any legal disadvantages from the failure to provide such data.
If your personal data are processed, then you are a data subject within the meaning of the EU GDPR and you shall have the following rights vis-à-vis the Controller:
You shall have the right to obtain from the Controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you
are being processed by us.
And where that is the case you may demand from the Controller information about the following:
You shall have a right to be informed whether the personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or
to an international organization. In this connection you are entitled to be informed of the appropriate safeguards
pursuant to Art. 46 EU GDPR relating to the transfer.
This right to be informed may be restricted insofar as it is likely that it makes the realization of the research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously interferes with them and the limitation is required for complying with the research and statistical purposes.
You shall have the right to obtain from the Controller rectification and/or completion if the processed personal data
concerning you are inaccurate or incomplete. The Controller shall rectify such data without undue delay.
Your right to rectification may be restricted insofar as it is likely that it makes the realization of the research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously interferes with them, and the restriction is required for complying with the research and statistical purposes.
Subject to the following requirements you may request restriction of the processing of the personal data concerning you:
If the processing of the personal data concerning you has been restricted, then such data - apart from their storage
- may only be processed subject to your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for
the protection of the rights of another individual or legal entity or for reasons of an important public interest in
the Union or a member state.
If the restriction of the processing was restricted pursuant to the above-mentioned requirements, you will be informed by the Controller before such restriction is removed.
Your right to restriction of the processing may be restricted insofar as it is likely that it renders the realization of the research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously interferes with them, and the restriction is required for complying with the research and statistical purposes.
You shall have the right to request the Controller to erase the personal data concerning you without undue delay. The Controller shall be obliged to erase such data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
Where the Controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) EU GDPR to erase them, the Controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that you as data subject have requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.
The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that the processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing vis-à-vis the
Controller, the latter shall be obliged to notify all recipients, to whom the personal data concerning you have been
disclosed, of that rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing unless this proves to be
impossible or is connected with unreasonable efforts.
You shall have the right vis-à-vis the Controller to be informed about these recipients.
You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the Controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Furthermore, you shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the Controller to which the personal data have been provided, where
In exercising this right you shall have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from
one controller to another, where technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons shall not be adversely
The right to data portability shall not apply to processing of personal data necessary for a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority vested in the Controller.
You shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) EU GDPR; this shall also apply to a profiling based on this provision. The Controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless the Controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing purposes, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
Where personal data concerning you are processed for scientific or historical research or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) EU GDPR, you, on grounds relating to your particular situation, shall also have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you. Your right to object may be restricted insofar as it is likely that it renders the realization of the research or statistical purposes impossible or seriously impairs them, and the limitation is required for complying with the research or statistical purposes.
You shall have the right to withdraw and revoke your data privacy declaration of consent at any time with effect for the future. The withdrawal and revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal and revocation. You may withdraw and revoke your consent as follows: The relevant information is included in the appropriate consent form. As a rule, an informal notification by email is sufficient.
You shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing , including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This shall not apply if the decision:
However, these decisions must not be based on particular categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 (1) EU GDPR
unless Art. 9 (2) (a) or (g) EU GDPR applies and reasonable measures have been taken to protect your rights and
freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.
With regard to the cases referred to in points (1) and (3) the Controller shall implement reasonable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as legitimate interests, at least, the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the Controller, to express your point of view and to contest the decision.
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the EU GDPR.The supervisory authority with which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant on the progress and the outcome of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy pursuant to Art. 78 EU GDPR.