Privacy Policy for our Social Media Sites

In the following we would like to inform you about the handling of your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Persons in Charge
We, the press and public relations work of the Leibniz Centre for Marine Tropical Research (ZMT) GmbH, operate the following social media sites:




You will find our contact details in our imprint.

Besides us there is also the operator of the social media platform itself. In this respect, he is also another responsible person who (separately from us) carries out his own data processing, over which we have no influence.

Data Processing
The data entered by you on our social media pages such as comments, videos, pictures, likes, tweets etc. are published by the social media platform and at no time used or processed by us for other purposes. We only reserve the right to delete content if this should be necessary. If necessary, we share your content on our site if this is a function of the social media platform and communicate with you via the social media platform. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Data processing is in the interest of our public relations and communication.

If you wish to object to a specific data processing, please contact the contact data stated in the imprint. We will then examine your objection.

If you send us an inquiry on the social media platform, we may also refer to other, secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality, depending on the required answer. You always have the possibility to send us confidential inquiries to the address given in the imprint.

Data processing by the operator of the social media platform

It is not excluded that the operator of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. Web tracking can also take place independently of whether you are logged in or registered with the social media platform. Unfortunately, we cannot influence the web tracking methods of the social media platform.

Please be aware that the social media platform provider may use your profile and behavioral data to evaluate your habits, personal relationships, preferences and so on. We have no influence on the processing of your data by the provider of the social media platform.

Further information on data processing by the provider of the social media platform can be found in the provider's data protection declaration:


Google / YouTube:


Your User Rights
When processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you as a website user certain rights:

1. Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR):

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you are processed; if this is the case, you have a right of access to this personal data and to the information specified in Article 15 of the GDPR.

2. Right to correction and deletion (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR):

You have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data.

They also have the right to request that personal data concerning them be deleted immediately if one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 DSGVO applies, e.g. if the data are no longer required for the purposes pursued.

3. Right to limitation of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):

You have the right to request a restriction on processing if one of the conditions set out in Article 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection to processing, for the duration of any examination.

4. Right to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR):

In certain cases, which are detailed in Article 20 DSGVO, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transmission of this data to a third party.

5. Right of objection (Art. 21 DSGVO):

If data are collected on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f (data processing to protect legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrably compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or unless the data subject's rights and freedoms have been violated.

6. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
According to Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of data concerning you violates data protection regulations. The right of appeal may be exercised in particular before a supervisory authority in the Member State where you are staying, working or suspected of infringing.

Contact details of the data protection officer

Our data protection officer will be happy to provide you with information or suggestions on the subject of data protection:

Dr. Uwe Schläger
datenschutz nord GmbH
Konsul-Smidt-Straße 88
28217 Bremen
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Telefon: 0421 69 66 32 0