Pri­vacy policy

At this time, the cur­rent ver­sion of the pri­vacy state­ment is only avail­able in Ger­man. The up­dated Eng­lish ver­sion of the state­ment will be avail­able by 01.07.2018.


For stat­ist­ic­al data col­lec­tion pur­poses, the Max Planck In­sti­tu­te for For­eign and In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law em­ploys the web ana­lyt­ics tool Pi­wik. It is used by the cent­ral web­site www.mpicc.de, but also by many pro­ject web­sites re­lated to the Max Planck In­sti­tu­te for For­eign and In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law.

The fol­low­ing in­struc­tions and set­tings are rel­ev­ant for all web­sites util­ising the cent­ral Pi­wik serv­er.

Op­tions to Ob­ject

You have the fol­low­ing in­de­pend­ent op­tions to ob­ject to the col­lec­tion of data by the cent­ral Pi­wik serv­er:

  1. Ac­tiv­ate your browser’s Do-Not-Track set­ting. As long as this set­ting is act­ive, our cent­ral Pi­wik serv­er will not store any data about you. Note: As a rule, the Do-Not-Track set­ting is only val­id for the spe­cif­ic com­puter and the spe­cif­ic browser in which you ac­tiv­ate this set­ting. Should you use more than one com­puter or browser, please make sure to ac­tiv­ate the Do-Not-Track set­ting on all of them sep­ar­ately.
  2. You can also use our Opt-Out func­tion. There­fore, please tick the box be­low to stop the col­lec­tion of data or to ac­tiv­ate it again. As long as the box is de­ac­tiv­ated, our cent­ral Pi­wik serv­er will not store any data about you. Note: For the Opt-Out func­tion we need to save a spe­cial re­cog­ni­tion cook­ie to your browser. If you de­lete this cook­ie or use an­oth­er com­puter / browser, please make sure to ob­ject to the col­lec­tion of data again on this web­site.

Ap­plic­a­tion log files

For tech­nic­al reas­ons, our serv­ers and ap­plic­a­tions save per­son­al de­tails upon your vis­it to our web­sites in their log files. However, these data are only used for the im­me­di­ate pro­vi­sion of our ser­vices, for troubleshoot­ing pur­poses or for at­tack pre­ven­tion and will be de­leted auto­mat­ic­ally after a short peri­od of time.

The fol­low­ing data are saved tem­por­ar­ily:

  • Your IP ad­dress
  • Date and time of your web­site vis­it
  • The ad­dress of the web­site vis­ited
  • The ad­dress of the pre­vi­ously vis­ited web­site (re­fer­rer)
  • Name and ver­sion of your browser / op­er­at­ing sys­tem (in­so­far as it has been trans­mit­ted by your browser)
  • Your E-mail ad­dress (e.g. when us­ing the con­tact form)

Data Col­lec­ted by Pi­wik

In­so­far as you have not ob­jec­ted, the fol­low­ing data are be­ing re­cor­ded by our cent­ral Pi­wik serv­er and in­cluded in the us­age stat­ist­ics.

Ba­sic data:

  • IP ad­dress, shortened for an­onym­ity
  • A cook­ie to dis­tin­guish dif­fer­ent vis­it­ors
  • The pre­vi­ously vis­ited URL (re­fer­rer), in­so­far as it has been trans­mit­ted by your browser
  • Name and ver­sion of your op­er­at­ing sys­tem
  • Name, ver­sion and lan­guage set­tings of your browser

Ad­di­tion­al data, if JavaS­cript is act­ive:

  • URLs vis­ited in this web­site
  • Time stamps of vis­its
  • Types of HTML re­quests
  • Screen res­ol­u­tion and col­our depth
  • Tech­nic­al pro­cesses and formats sup­por­ted by your browser (e.g. cook­ies, Java, Flash, PDF, Win­dowsMe­dia, Quick­Time, Real­Play­er, Dir­ect­or, Sil­ver­Light, Google Gears)