Data Privacy Policy

This data privacy policy applies to the website of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), which references this data privacy policy.


Data protection is our concern and our legal responsibility. To ensure the security of your data while it is being transmitted, we use—in accordance with state-of-the-art technology—appropriate encryption methods (e.g., SSL/TLS) and secured technical systems.

The information services of the LIfBi can also be used with browsers in which Java-Applets, Active-X-Controls, and cookies are deactivated. If the functionality should be drastically restricted, a notice will be displayed.


Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories
Wilhelmsplatz 3
96047 Bamberg

Phone: +49 951 863-3400
Fax: +49 951 863-3411
E-mail: kontakt(at)

The Leibniz Institute is a registered association. The legal representative is the Director, Prof. Dr. Sabine Weinert.

Internal Data Protection Officer

Brigitte Bogensperger
E-mail: betrieblicher-datenschutz(at)
Phone: +49 951 863-3418

Purposes of processing

We shall only record your personal data within the legal limits for the following purposes:

  • To ensure the operational security of our website, i.e. for detection of misuse and for troubleshooting.
  • To optimize the display of responses on your computer.
  • To meet legal access obligations with regard to governmental bodies.
  • To grant access to copyright and performance right holders at their request.


Legal Basis for Processing of Personal Data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of data subjects for processing of personal data, point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR shall serve as a legal basis.

Insofar as processing of personal data is required for performance of a legal obligation, point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

If processing is required to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, and the former interest does not override the legitimate interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR shall serve as a legal basis.

Data Categories

Administration and editing

Function identifiers and personal identifiers with access protection mechanisms are created for administration and editing, and changes made by these identifiers are logged.

Log Files

As soon as you open this or other LIfBi websites, you transmit data to our web servers via your web browser.
The following data is recorded during a connection for communication between your web browser and our web server:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Name of the required file
  • Site from which the file was requested
  • Access status (for example, file transferred, file not found)
  • Web browser used and screen resolution as well as the operating system
  • Full IP address of the requesting computer
  • Transferred data volume



If you notify us of your concerns or opinions by email, post, phone, or fax, the information provided is processed for the purposes of processing the concern and for any potential follow-up queries and an exchange of views. Unless you wish to change it, we will always use your chosen method of communication.

Storage period for personal data

Administration and editing

Personalised administration and editing access to our websites is restricted with regard to processing after the data subject has left the LIfBi, and is erased one year after conclusion of the year in which the data subject has left the LIfBi.

Log files

All logs containing personal data are erased after thirty days.


Cookies are set for the duration of the browser session.

Rights of data subjects

You have the following rights pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

If your personal data is processed, you have the right to obtain access to your stored personal data (Article 15 GDPR).

If inaccurate personal data is processed, you have a right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR).

If the legal requirements are in place, you may demand the erasure or restriction of processing and demand the right to object to processing (Articles 17, 18, and 21 GDPR).

If you have consented to data processing or a data processing contract exists, and the data processing is carried out by automated means, you may have the right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

You also have the right to complain to the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Other information regarding our data privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this data privacy policy if required, so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or reflects changes to our services. The current data privacy policy always applies when you next visit the website.

In the event of a dispute, the German language version shall apply.

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