Privacy Policy & Imprint

Imprint is a COST Action run by the Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research, which is part of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf e. V.
Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden – Germany

Phone: +49 351 260 – 0
Fax: +49 351 269 – 0461

Board of Directors

Scientific Director & Spokesperson

Prof. Dr. Sebastian M. Schmidt

Tel.: +49 351 260 – 4800
Fax: +49 351 260 – 2700

Administrative Director

Dr. Diana Stiller

Phone: +49 351 260 – 4900
Fax: +49 351 260 – 2700

Registration Court:  District Court Dresden
Register Number:  VR 1693

Turnover Tax Identification Number pursuant to § 27a Turnover Tax Law:  DE 140213784

Contact person for website:

Astrid Berens
Phone:  +49 351 260 – 3342

Contact person for technical questions related to website:

Pete Hawkins

E-Mail: Website Contents and Links: Liability & Disclaimer

As a service provider, we are responsible for the contents of our website in accordance with the general laws and regulations pursuant to § 7, Sec. 1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).  The contents of our web pages have been composed with the utmost care and diligence.  However, we cannot assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the information contained on our website.

Despite careful monitoring, we cannot be held liable for the contents of any links to external websites of third parties. These websites and their contents shall be subject to the liability of the respective website operator(s). Please report any and all content and technical errors you may have found on our website to


Unless specified otherwise, / HZDR shall retain the full rights of any and all images, texts, and other media published on the website. Any visual material may be used for research and instructional purposes free of charge as long as is listed as the source of this material. None of the material may be used for commercial purposes.

Data Protection & Privacy Policy

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V. (HZDR) takes the protection of personal data seriously.

The following privacy policy provides you with information on what personal data we collect when you visit our website and/or use our online services as well as how we utilize your data. Personal data includes all data with which you can be personally identified. The website is hosted by Pete Hawkins Ltd ( in the UK.


Logging and creation of log files

When a is accessed, a number of technical data are logged. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. Your IP address, browser ID and domain, the name of the file accessed, the date and time of the access, the amount of data transferred and the successful access are recorded in a log file. The processing of personal data is carried out for the provision of the website as well as for troubleshooting and clarification of acts of abuse or fraud on the basis of a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The deletion of the log files takes place after 7 days.

We do not use analysis tools.

Contact Forms, Registration Forms and Online Applications

Furthermore, we in no way save or gather personal data through this website (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) unless you provide us with such information (e.g., if you get in contact with us, use registration forms for events, workshops, or the forum) and in the context outlined as follows. Personal data you willingly provide (also in regard to required fields as part of your request) is treated confidentially, serving only to process your request, and will not be passed on to third parties without your consent and/or your being informed in regard to that particular form. Registration data for workshops will be shared with the organizer of the workshop only. The data is processed and stored on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6, Par. 1 f GDPR, or in the case of requests for offers pursuant to Art. 6 Par. 1 b GDPR) in processing your respective request.   

Please also be aware of our specific privacy policy information on the respective forms.

All personal data is deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Furthermore, storage may also take place to the extent it is permitted by European or national legislation.

We use SSL encryption so that the data you enter on our homepage is transferred to us in encrypted form. Users should, however, be aware that Internet data transfer (e.g., through email communication) can encounter security issues. Complete protection from access by third parties is impossible.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and for generating routes/directions. Google Maps is a mapping service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). By using Google Maps, information on the use of this website, including your IP address and the entered starting point (address) may be transferred to Google in the Unites States as part of the route planning function. When you access one of our Internet websites, which includes Google Maps, your browser generates a direct link to the Google servers. The map content is directly transmitted from Google to your browser and is integrated by your browser into the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of data that Google collects in this manner. To our knowledge, this data at least includes:

  • Date and time of visit to the relevant website
  • Internet address or URL of the website accessed
  • IP address, (starting) address entered in the context of route planning

We have no influence on further processing and use of the data by Google and can therefore assume no responsibility in this regard.
If you would not like Google to collect, process or use data regarding your visit to our website, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. If you choose to deactivate JavaScript, you can, however, no longer use the map view.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in Google’s privacy policy ( Under “Transparency and Choices”, you can change your settings and thereby influence how Google processes the data.


We use cookies on our website. Cookies enable us to optimise the information and offers on our website in the interests of the user. Cookies enable us to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. Only technically necessary cookies are used on our website on the basis of the legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The legitimate interest of the HZDR in this respect is to ensure user-friendliness, to ensure that the website is provided in accordance with data protection requirements and to ensure unrestricted technical functionality of the website, in particular the login area. The storage period of these cookies is a maximum of twelve months.

Depending on your browser settings, the cookie can be deleted when you close your browser. You maintain full control at all times over the use of cookies. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. You can, however, deactivate the saving of cookies or set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are transmitted. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time — also automated. As a result — due to technical reasons — it may, however, no longer be possible to utilize all functions on our website to their fullest extent.

Links to External Offers

We link to external websites as well as to social media providers (Twitter, LinkedIn, researchgate). While we carefully check external links, we have no control what happens on other websites. If you click on the social media share buttons, you will be forwarded to the social media provider, whose individual privacy terms will then be valid.

Special internal area website

In order to be able to use special functions of our network, it is possible to register for our internal area by sending an email to the project administrators or registering on the website. Subscription to a newsletter by clicking the corresponding button is basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO. In particular, we need your full name and address for this. We need the e-mail address to send a confirmation e-mail to verify and confirm your registration. Your personal data will not be used for other purposes or linked to other data. You can change your personal data at any time via the profile settings. Based on previous case law, we log your e-mail address, your IP address and in each case the date and time of registration and confirmation, as well as the respective text of the confirmation e-mail, as part of the registration process. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of implementation, if we are legally obliged or entitled to do so, or if you have given your prior consent. Your data will be deleted by after requesting by mail to the administrators of the project. Please note that in this case it will no longer be possible to use the internal area and/or newsletter service and the associated options.

Your Rights / Contact Information for Our Data Protection Representative

For all data protection matters and, in particular, to exercise your rights pursuant to Art. 15 and subsequent articles of the GDPR (information on data processed about you, its origin, recipient and the purpose of processing and, where applicable, a right to correction, restriction of processing or deletion and revocation or objection), you can contact our data protection representative.

In addition, pursuant to Art. 77 DS-GVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority if it is suspected that the processing of personal data is unlawful.

Karin Armbruster
Dresden Institute for Data Protection

Email: dsb[at]

Additional contact data can be found at:

Your concerns will be treated with confidentiality.

Furthermore, if you do not consent to our data processing, you can contact the supervisory authority (Saxon data protection representative, at any time.