Imprint & Data Protection


The following information contains legally mandatory details on the identity of the host of the website as well as important legal notices about the websites of the institutes of the Forschungsverbund Berlin.

The legal host of this website is the Forschungsverbund Berlin.

Register of Associations
The Forschungsverbund is listed in the register of associations of the local district court Berlin-Charlottenburg with the register number VR 12174 NZ.

The Forschungverbund Berlin is represented by the administrative director Dr. Manuela Urban alongside the spokesperson of the executive council and, in case of business pertaining to one specific institute, the director of the respective institute.

Tax number
The tax number of the Forschungsverbund Berlin is: DE 136785011

Legal notices with regard to the organisational set-up
The Forschungsverbund Berlin unites eight independent institutes.

Legal notice on liability
The Forschungsverbund Berlin aims to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website. Nonetheless mistakes and inaccuracies cannot be ruled out completely. Therefore the Forschungsverbund does not take on responsibility for accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided or it being up-to-date.

The Forschungsverbund Berlin is under no circumstances liable for any damages of a material or intellectual nature, which is caused by the use of or failure to use the provided information, or by the use of erroneous or incomplete information, unless intent or negligence can be proved. This also applies to the software that is available for a free download.

The Forschungsverbund reserves the right to change, amend by addition or delete parts or the entirety of its internet content or to suspend the publication temporarily or permanently, without prior notice.

Liability for "external material", which might arise from direct or indirect links to other providers only applies when prior knowledge of illegal or criminal contents can be proved. "External material" is highlighted appropriately. The Forschungsverbund Berlin has no influence on the "external material" and does not adopt such contents as its own. The Forschungsverbund Berlin has no prior knowledge of illegal or offensive contents on the linked pages of external providers. Should linked pages of external providers nevertheless contain illegal or offensive contents, the Forschungsverbund Berlin disassociates itself from such contents.

Legal notice on copy right
The layout of the homepage, the used graphics and all other contents are protected by copy right.

Legal notice on data protection (Privacy Statement)
It is generally possible to use the websites of the Forschungsverbund Berlin without telling us who you are. We only have access to data gathered by any web server to a normal extent. The information is used for statistical analysis.

The Forschungsverbund Berlin takes the protection of personal data very seriously. Our aim with regard to data processing is to only gather such personal data as is necessary for the use of our services.

By entering your personal data you authorise us, to process and use your data to carry out the services and activities chosen by you. This authorisation can be revoked at any time.

To optimise your access to information you will find links to third-party websites on our site. If such links are not obviously recognisable, we do point out that the link is external. The Forschungsverbund has no influence on the current and future contents or design of pages by external providers. The guarantees laid out in this privacy statement do not apply to such pages.

For more information on "data protection at the Forschungsverbund Berlin" please contact the data protection officer of our association.

Webmaster's liability
Webmaster's liability of the website of the Forschungsverbund Berlin according to the German Broadcast Media Act are the administrative director Dr. Manuela Urban or the non-scientific, and the directors of the respective institutes for the scientific content.

Graphic Design and CMS-Integration
Holger Klimek, Braunschweig (Germany) -

Data Protection

We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection policy. "" is a data controller within the meaning of § 3 para. 7 of the Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”) and the controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”). References to the BDSG are only valid until the GDPR comes into force, after that only the references to the DSGVO are valid.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. To the extent as personal data (e. g. name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done, as far as possible, on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We would like to point out that data transmission via the Internet (e. g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Server log files

We automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type/ browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request.

This information is necessary to enable you to view our website and the services it provides, and to allow you to use the website.

These data cannot be attributed to specific persons. This data is not combined with other data sources. The processing of this data for the above-mentioned purpose is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests, namely the usability of our website.

We will delete this information as soon as it is no longer required for your use of the website.

This data is stored by us on our servers in Germany and is not passed on to third parties.

We reserve the right to check this data at a later date if we become aware of specific indications of illegal use.

Registration forms

If you send us enquiries by means of the contact form, your data from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provide there, will be saved for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We process this data exclusively for the purpose of processing your request and do not pass it on to third parties without your consent. We will delete your data as soon as it is no longer required to process your request.

Information, deletion, blocking

In accordance with § 34 BDSG or Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about the data stored with us, in accordance with § 35 Para. 1 BDSG or Art. 16 GDPR to demand the correction of incorrect data and, in accordance with § 35 Paragraph 2 BDSG and Art. 17 GDPR, to demand the deletion or, in accordance with § 35 Paragraph 3 BDSG and Art. 18 GDPR, the blocking or limitation of the processing of data. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your data, provided that the reason for the objection arises from your particular situation and that the data is processed in order to protect one of our interests worthy of protection.

If we process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you can revoke this consent at any time without giving reasons under the contact information below with effect for the future.

If you are of the opinion that we do not process your personal data in accordance with the statutory regulations, you have a right of appeal to a competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.


If you have any questions in connection with the use of your personal data or if you wish to enforce your rights as described above, you can contact us at the following address:

Mail: ECBS/ICBS Conference Office, Robert-Rössle-Str. 10a, 13125 Berlin, Germany
e-mail: ECBS-ICBSdon't want spam(at)

Picture Credit (Picture-Slider on Page "Welcome")

"Brandenburger Tor nachts": Thomas Wolf - CC BY-SA 3.0 - cutted
"Berlin Hauptbahnhof Ostseite“: Ansgar Koreng -  CC BY 3.0 DE - cutted
"Moltkebrücke" - Ansgar Koreng:  CC BY 3.0 DE - cutted
"Moltkebrücke" - Ansgar Koreng / CC BY 3.0 DE - cutted
"Reichstagsgebäude von Westen": Matthew Field -  GNU Free Documentation License - cutted
"Märchenbrunnen im Volkspark Friedrichshain": wikimedia/Inductor - Public domain - cutted
"Neue Wache Innenraum": Daniel Schwen - CC BY-SA 4.0 - cutted
"Berlin Tegel Flughafen": wikimedia/calflier001 - CC BY-SA 2.0 - cutted
"Pergamonmuseum - Altar 02": Jan Mehlich - CC BY-SA 3.0 - cutted
"Görlitzer Park": Boris Niehaus - CC BY-SA 3.0 - cutted
"Berliner Olympiastadion": wikimedia/Tobi 87 - CC BY 3.0 - cutted
"Berlin Philharmonie – Bühne":  Josef Lehmkuhl - CC BY-SA 3.0 - cutted
"Berlin Panorama": Steve Collis - CC BY 2.0 - cutted
"Reichstag (Kuppel)": Romuald Faliński – CC0 1.0 - cutted