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Privacy policy

1. General information

The following data protection information provides a brief overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection is provided by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). Explanations of the terms used in this document (e.g. "personal data" or "processing") can be found at this link: Art 4 GDPR.
If you have any questions, suggestions or requests regarding data protection at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media, please feel free to contact the Institute's data data protection officer in confidence at any time. This is: Andreas L. Fuchs (

2. Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data processing on this website?

The responsible party for the processing of personal data within the meaning of the GDPR and other data protection regulations is the 'Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute', represented by its director Prof. Dr. Eckhardt Fuchs. Please refer to the imprint of this website for his contact details.
How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected if you provide it to us of your own accord or if you leave it to us for processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a). This can be, for example, data that you write to us in an e-mail or your e-mail address itself.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This happens automatically as soon as you access our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f). The information collected is:

  • browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • IP address

These files are called server log files and are stored for a maximum of 30 days, after which they are automatically deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to clarify cases of abuse. If the data is required as evidence, it will only be deleted after the facts have been clarified. This data is not merged with data from other sources. Also, no personal usage profiles are created from it. (Art. 6. para.1 lit f)

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the optimal provision of website services (e.g. the analysis data from Matomo listed below). We are also happy to contact you by e-mail, if you have given us your e-mail address for this purpose. Your data will only be processed for these purposes and will not be passed on to third parties.
What rights do you have to your data?

You can obtain information about the data we have stored about you at any time. You can also request that this data be corrected or deleted. If you are not satisfied with our handling of your data, you can always contact the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media ( or the Lower Saxony State Commissioner for Data Protection (Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover) directly with a complaint.

3. Videos on YouTube

All videos displayed on with a connection to YouTube are merely links to YouTube. They are neither embedded videos nor do we collect personal data for YouTube on our pages. As soon as you click on the image or the link provided, you will leave our website and be redirected to the corresponding video on YouTube.

4. Matomo (formerly Piwik)

Our website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses recognition cookies so that we can track whether users access our pages more than once. However, before any usage data is stored, the IP address is anonymized, i.e. no personal data is collected via Matomo.

If you still do not agree to the storage and use of your anonymized data, you can deactivate the storage and use. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which prevents Matomo from storing usage data. If you delete your cookies, this has the consequence that the Matomo opt-out cookie is also deleted. The opt-out must then be reactivated when you visit our site again.

Further legal notes

Copyright notices
All articles and images published on this website are protected by copyright. Any use not permitted by copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider. This applies in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Photocopies and downloads from web pages may only be made for personal, private and non-commercial use.

Dispute settlement
We are neither willing nor obliged to take part in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.


As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general law in accordance with Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to research circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. Liability in this regard is only possible from the point in time at which we become aware of a specific legal violation. As soon as we become aware of such legal violations, we will remove this content immediately.

Our offer contains links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot accept any liability for this third-party content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time they were linked. No illegal content was found at the time the link was created.

A permanent control of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. If we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.