data privacy

Privacy and Data Collection Declaration

Application Area

This Data Collection Declaration informs users about the nature, the extent and the purpose of the ascertainment and utilization of personal data by the responsible provider ITN circRTrain at the MAX-DELBRÜCK-CENTRUM FÜR MOLEKULARE MEDIZIN in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin-Buch, Tel: +49 / (0)30 / 94 06 – 0 on this website.

The legal basis of Data Protection can be found in the Berliner Datenschutzgesetz (BlnDSB), Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

Personal data

Personal data are items of information that can be used to ascertain your identity. This includes information such as your name, street and/or postal address, telephone number and e-mail address. Also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or about which websites a user has visited are considered personal data.

Personal data is collected, used and transferred on our website only insofar as it is legally admitted or if the user has agreed to the collection of data.


If you contact the provider (i.e. per contact-form or email) your given information will be saved for the purpose of processing your request as well as in case of subsequent questions.

Data Transmission

Your personal data will only be transmitted to government organizations and authorities in legally required cases and/or for prosecution in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure. Your personal data are not provided to third parties for any other purpose.


Cookies are small files that enable the storage of specific information on the user-tool (PC, smartphone etc.) that are attached to the tool. They serve the usability of websites and therefore the users (e.g. storage of login-data). Also they serve to gather statistic data of the use of the website and to analyze them in order to improve the offer. Users may have impact on the application of cookies. Most browsers dispose of an option that allows to limit or prevent the storage of cookies.  However, the provider indicates to the users that they may not be able to use all features of this website in this case.

You may govern a lot of online-advertisement-cookies used by companies via the US-Website or the EU-Website

Social plugins

We also use social plugins such as Twitter on our webpages. These are often technically operated in the USA or in other countries outside Germany and the EU and some are offered via national companies in the EU (see the website for the providers). The plugins are identified with the companies’ logo, comment fields or what are known as a »Like« or »+1« button.

If you open a page of our website in your web browser containing such a plugin, your web browser will create a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider in the country concerned.

By incorporating the plugins the provider is given at the least the information that you have visited a certain page on our website, and perhaps also other information that your web browser or the device you use also discloses. The content of the plugin is loaded by your web browser directly from the provider and incorporated into our website. If you are registered and have logged in with the provider concerned, your visit can also be assigned to your user account.

If you interact with a plugin, e.g. if you click on the »Like« button or enter a comment in a form field, your browser will also transmit this information directly to the provider where it will be saved and, if applicable, continue to be used and published.

Above all, marketing measures of the provider are the reason for the collection and use of the data as described and determine the extent of this. You can find details on this and on your rights and on ways in which you can prevent the collection and use of your data in order to protect your private sphere directly in the data privacy policy of the respective provider.

If you do not wish a provider to collect data on you through our website you must deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out before your visit to our website. By visiting our website, you declare your consent to the above provisions.

Right to information

You have the right at any time to information about your stored personal data, including the origin and recipients of the data and the purpose for which the data is being stored. This information can be obtained from the circRTrain project officers. Additionally you have the right to correction of false data, barring and deletion of your personal data but for any legal retention period.