Information on data processing in conformity with Art. 13 General Data Protection Regulations

Purpose and legal basis of the processing

The collected data will be processed for the purpose of assessment, statistics and evaluation only. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6, para. 1, letter b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and § 26, paragraph 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Applicants to the IMPRS-CMS will be asked to provide personal data. In the online application form, all fields marked with * are mandatory. All fields that are not marked are optional. Applicants can provide this information on a voluntary basis. The legal basis is your consent based on Art. 6, para. 1 letter a) of the GDPR. Should you wish to withdraw your consent to process any optional data, please contact

Use of data and duration of storage

The evaluation process of the IMPRS-CMS is conducted by the Max Planck Society and the Principal Investigators located at the University of Stuttgart. Applications will be evaluated and reviewed by the members of the Board of the IMPRS-CMS as well as external reviewers inside and outside the European Union and the European Economic Area. The legal basis of these transfers is Art. 49 para. 1 letter b) of the GDPR. Access to the collected data will be granted for the purpose of evaluation via state-of-the-art methods of encoding.

Personal data will be stored until the end of the application process. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Your rights

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Likewise, you have the right of correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data.

To do this, please contact You can also request the deletion of the data, as long as no legal archiving obligation stands against this request. As far as such an obligation exists, we lock your data on request. You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future. You also have the right to submit an objection to the supervisory authority. For the MPG, this is the Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht), Postfach 606, 91511 Ansbach.

Contact details of Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the Max Planck Society is Heidi Schuster, Hofgartenstraße 8, 80539 Munich, telephone: +49 89 2108-1554, email address:

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