Privacy Satement

1. Data privacy statement

It is the policy of the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Leibniz Institute in Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. (in the following WIAS) to ensure that personal data be protected from misuse. Only personal data are recorded which are necessary for the fulfilment of the tasks at hand.

It is generally possible to visit the websites of WIAS without informing us of who you are. We are only informed about standard data recorded by the web-server (logfiles). This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. There will be no further use of data. When you provide us with your personal data, you are granting us the right to use these data for the fulfilment of the services and procedures you have chosen. This consent can be rescinded at any time.

In order to provide you with the best information possible you will find links on our pages that refer to the pages of third parties. Insofar as such links are not self-evident, we expressly point out that this is an external link. The FVB does not have any influence whatsoever on the content or design of these third-party pages. For this reason the guarantees provided by this data protection declaration do not apply to such pages. This also applies for individual scientific institutes of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. that may have chosen to adopt a different approach for their respective websites.

2. Analytical service

The website of WIAS uses Piwik, which is a web analytics service. Piwik Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use the website. For this purpose, the usage information generated by the cookie (including your IP address) will be transmitted to our servers and stored for the purposes of usage analysis, which allows us to optimise the website. In this process, your IP address is immediately anonymised, so that you remain an anonymous user to us. We will not forward the information the cookie generates about your use of the website to third parties. You can set your browser software to block all cookies, so that they will not be stored on your computer. If you choose to block cookies, however, then some of the services on this website may not function properly. If you do not agree to the storage and analysis of data from your visit then, at any time, you may opt out from your data being stored or used by clicking the link below. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser, preventing Piwik from recording any session data whatsoever. Note: If you delete your cookies, then this will also delete the opt-out cookie, meaning you will have to reactivate it to opt out of tracking again.

If you should have any further questions regarding data privacy at the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V." or its institutes please contact the data protection officer of our institute at