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We use cookies within our website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with pages from this website and stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer. We use cookies to track visitor behavior on this website, which pages are visited and how long these are viewed.

Through our website, cookies are placed from the American company Google, as part of Google Analytics. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this.

If you fill in a form on the website, or send us an e-mail, the data you send us will be kept for as long as the nature of the form or the content of your e-mail is required for it's complete answering and processing. Please read our privacy policy for more information on forms.

Read more about this in our Frequently Asked Questions or in our privacy policy.

Data administrators
As the operator of the BRC Facebook page, we, the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science e.V., take joint control with the social network operator of Facebook Ireland Ltd., as stipulated in Art. 4 (7) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When you visit our Facebook page, your personal data will be processed by the data controllers. Below we will explain what data is involved, how it is processed and what rights you have with regard to such data. As the data administrator of this page, we have entered into an agreement with Facebook. This agreement sets out, among other things, the terms of use of this Facebook page. This agreement is based on the Facebook terms of use and the additional terms and guidelines listed at the end of these terms.

Use of Insights and Cookies
We use the Facebook Insights function to manage this Facebook page. With this, we obtain anonymous statistical data about our Facebook users. To collect such data, Facebook stores a cookie on the terminal device of users who visit our Facebook page. Each cookie contains a unique user code and remains active for two years unless deleted earlier. Facebook can link the user code to the data of registered Facebook users. Facebook receives, records and processes the data stored in the cookies. This happens in particular when users log in to Facebook services, services offered by other members of the Facebook Group and external Facebook service providers. In addition, other parties, such as Facebook Partners and even other third parties, may place cookies on Facebook Service sites while providing services to advertisers on Facebook. Read the Facebook cookie guidelines for detailed information about Facebook's use of cookies.

Purposes of data processing
Facebook processes user data for, among other things, the improvement of its advertising network. The social medium, as the administrator of the Facebook page, also provides us with visitor-related statistics on our Facebook page. This allows us to monitor our market performance. For example, if we have knowledge of the profiles of visitors who like our Facebook page or use applications from that page, we are able to make our content more relevant to you and develop features that may be of more interest to you. To better understand how our Facebook page can help us achieve our business goals, we also use the information we collect to create and share demographic and geographic reports. We may use this information to display targeted interest-based advertising without knowing the visitor's identity. If visitors use Facebook on different terminal devices, and if they are registered visitors logged in to their own profile, the collection and evaluation can also be executed on different devices. The collected visitor statistics are only transmitted to us in anonymous form. We do not have access to the underlying data.

Legal basis and legitimate interests
We operate this Facebook page to introduce ourselves and communicate with the Facebook community and other interested visitors. The processing of visitors' personal data falls within our legitimate interests in the optimal presentation of our company and products (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR).

Data transfer
It is conceivable that some of the collected information may also be processed outside the European Union by Facebook Inc. with its headquarters in the US. Certification under the Privacy Shield data protection agreement between the US and the EU obliges Facebook Inc. to comply with European data protection regulations. We do not transfer any personal data ourselves.

The right to object
Facebook users can set their advertising preferences via Facebook settings to the extent that they can indicate their user preferences during their visit to our Facebook page. The Facebook settings and filling out the form to exercise the right of objection provide further opportunities to protect your privacy. In addition, users can use their browser settings to prevent third parties and/or Facebook from processing their data by means of cookies installed by Facebook or other parties.

The nature of joint responsibility
Our data protection agreement with Facebook contains clauses on joint control. Essentially, users should direct requests for information and claims regarding further data subject rights directly to Facebook. This makes sense because as a social network provider, Facebook offers the possibility to publish web pages. Facebook alone can thus provide direct access to necessary information, provide information and take action if necessary. However, you can always contact us if you need our help using our Facebook page.

Contact information and further rights as a data subject
You can find more information about our contact details, the rights of the data subject and how we process other personal information in our privacy policy . You can also in the data policy of Facebook to find information on how Facebook handles personal information.

Contact us for questions about this statement. We reserve the right to change our declaration when our website, service or legislation changes.

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