Privacy Policy

Through the following privacy policy we provide you with information about personal data we collect when you visit our website, use our online services, and how we utilise your data.

Collection of general data and information (log files)

The webserver of our website collects a variety of general data and information every time you visit the website. These general data and information are stored on the server in log files. The following information can be collected:

• user browser types and versions;
• operating system of the requesting system;
• webpage from which a requesting system accesses our webpage (referrer);
• subordinate webpages on our website that are accessed by a requesting system;
• date and time the webpage is requested;
• IP address of the requesting system;
• internet service provider of the requesting system;
• other similar data and information that are used in the event of an attack on our information technology systems.

The use of this general data and information does not enable us to trace the data back to you. The information is needed to ensure proper working of the contents of our website and ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website. IP addresses are stored for 14 days to detect and prevent attacks on the infrastructure. After that time the IP addresses are automatically deleted.

We analyse this anonymously collected data and information for statistical purposes. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided. The log files are deleted at the end each browser session and at the latest after seven days, unless their further storage is required for the above purposes.


Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive through a web browser. Most websites and servers use cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the saving of cookies or set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are transmitted. Depending on your browser settings, the cookie can be deleted when you close your browser.

All cookies that we use are technical cookies that enable you to use our website and the services we offer on it. The data are not combined with any other personal information and are not used for promotion purposes. Session cookies are deleted at the end of every browser session and at the latest within seven days.

Handling personal information

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we need to store and process some personal information. We take the protection of your personal information very seriously. nanoSCAN collects personal data from users, which will be stored and used for communicating with you and for statistical and administrative purposes. nanoSCAN will not make personal details availbale to other organisations without the knowledge of the users, unless obliged by law.

Use of the Matomo website analysis toolPurpose and Scope of Data Processing

We use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK,, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Matomo”)) to analyze surfing behavior on some web pages. This enables us to learn how the website is used and to constantly improve our website and contentWe have configured Matomo in a way that no Coolies are stored in your browser.If individual pages — including sub-pages — on our website are accessed, the following data is stored anonymously:

* Two bytes of the IP address of the accessing system (user’s system)

* The website from which the user accessed the website (referrer)

* The sub-pages that are accessed on the website

* The length of time spent on the website

* The frequency of visits to the website

* Information on operating system, browser type, screen resolution

The Matomo software is set so that IP addresses are not stored in full, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked. This prevents the unique assignment of the IP address to the accessing computer. This means that your IP address is always anonymized even before it is evaluated. The software runs exclusively on our servers. The data is only stored on locally.

The data is not disclosed to third parties. More information about Matomo is available at

The Matomo privacy policy is available at

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.


On our website you can subscribe to our free newsletter. Subscription to the newsletter can be terminated at any time. Simply follow the link provided at the end of every newsletter or send us an email to

Links to External Offers

We link to external websites and to social media providers such as LinkedIn. The link is set up in such a way that no data is passed on to the external provider. These sites may collect and process your data according to their own user guidelines and/or privacy policies, which you can view on the respective sites. We recommend that you read these policies before using the pages. Information regarding your rights and settings for protecting your privacy can be found in the respective privacy policies.


Responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin (Germany)
Tel. 030 6392-3330

Represented by the Executive Board of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.:

Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt, Spokesperson of the Executive Board and Director of the MBI
Dr Nicole Münnich, Member of the Executive Board and Managing Director of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.

Name and address of the data protection officer:

DID Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz, Stiftung bürgerlichen Rechts
Contact: Max Just
Hospitalstraße 4
01097 Dresden (Germany)