Privacy Policy

This is a translation of the german "Datenschutzerklärung" of our website.


This privacy policy informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider

Prof. Dr. Annie K. Powell
Phone:  +049 (0)721-608-42135
Fax:  +049 (0)721-608-48142
Secretary:  +049 (0)721-608-43485

Martin Schlageter

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Engesserstr. 15
Gebäude 30.45
76131 Karlsruhe

on this Website (further referred to as “Website”).

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

Access data/ Server-Logfiles

The provider (or his internet provider) collects data on each access to the offer (so-called server log files). These data include:

Name of the requested Web page, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type plus version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and the optimization of the offer. The provider reserves the right, to check the log data at a later time if there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete indications.

Handling of personal data

Personal information is information by which a person is identifiable, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the e-mail address or phone number. But also data on preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone are personal data.

Personal data will only be collected, used and passed on by the provider if permitted by law or user consent to the data collection.


When contacting the provider (for example, via the contact form or email), information about the user are stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event of further questions arising.


Cookies are small files that allow for the storage of specific information related to the device (PC, smartphone, etc.) on the access device of the user. They enable a comfortable use of the websites and thus help the users (eg storing login data). On the other hand they serve to capture the statistical data of website use and analyze them in order to improve the website. The user can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option with limits or prevents the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the usage, in particular the comfort of usage of the website without cookies is limited.

You can manage many online ad cookies from companies on the American Site or the EU-Site .


This website uses Piwik, an open source software for statistical analysis of user access. Piwik uses "Cookies", text files that are stored on the computer of the user and enable the analysis of your use of the website by the user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website are stored on the provider's server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before storage. Users may revoke the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser software; However, the provider points out that they may not be able to use all features of this website in this case.

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The users have the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data stored about them. In addition, the users have the right to correct inaccurate data and demand blocking and deletion of their personal data, insofar as the there is no legal obligation to retain.

translated version of our german "Datenschutzerklärung", Datenschutz-Muster von Rechtsanwalt Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it