Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Privacy Policy

The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Here we provide you with information concerning the main aspects of data processing in the context of our application and recruitment procedures.

1. Contact details of the data controller

The controller as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other provisions under data protection law is:

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG)
Hofgartenstraße 8, 80539 Munich
Phone: +49 89 2108 -0

2. Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is Heidi Schuster, Hofgartenstraße 8, D-80539 Munich, telephone: +49 (89) 2108-1554, email address:

3. Purpose and legal basis of data processing

The personal data entered by you in our application system is saved and processed solely for the application and recruitment processes of the [Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig.

Fields marked with an * are mandatory fields that are required for the application process. If you do not provide these details, you cannot take part in the application process. The legal basis for processing is Article 6, para. 1, lit b GDPR (contractual basis) and § 26 Federal Data Protection Act 2018 (data processing as the basis for establishing an employment contract).

Fields not marked with an * are fields which you can complete voluntarily. By completing the voluntary fields, you give us your permission to store and process this data exclusively for the purpose of the application and recruitment process. The legal basis for processing in these instances is Article 6, para. 1, lit. a GDPR (consent of the data subject).

4. Data recipients and categories of data recipients

Processing of your personal details is carried out by way of order processing on Haufe-umantis AG systems. The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft as the responsible body only has access to your data insofar as this is necessary for the application and recruitment process in line with the internal allocation of responsibilities. Personnel management staff have access to the data. They transfer the data to the selection committee assembled for the respective application procedure, as well as to the Gender Equality Officer and the Works Council. The selection committee may also include external experts with whom the data is then shared. The data is not shared with any other third parties.

5. Duration of storage

Your data will be stored until the end of the recruitment process or, in the case of a speculative application, until the end of the exploratory process or the appointment process, as the case may be. We only save your data for longer if you have given us your consent to do so.

6. Your rights

You can view, alter or delete the data you have entered at any time using your personal access to the application system. Your access is protected using your email address as a personal login name and a password of your choice.

You are fundamentally entitled to the rights of access (Article 15 GDPR), rectification (Article 16 GDPR), erasure (Article 17, para. 1 GDPR), restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR), data portability (Article 20 GDPR) and withdrawal of consent (Article 7, para. 3 GDPR).

In order to assert your rights, please contact
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
Inselstrasse 22
04103 Leipzig

If you believe that processing of your personal data is in breach of data protection law or your claims under data protection law are being violated in any other way, please contact the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Data Protection Officer at The supervisory authority responsible for the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft is
BayLDA (Bavarian Data Protection Authority)
Postfach 606, 91511 Ansbach.

Terms of Use

Liability for Contents of Online Information

As the provider of contents in accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 1 of the Tele-Media Law, the Max Planck Society shall be responsible for any contents which it makes available for use in accordance with general legal provisions. The Max Planck Society makes every effort to provide timely and accurate information on this Web site. Nevertheless, errors and inaccuracies cannot be completely ruled out. Therefore, the Max Planck Society does not assume any liability for the relevance, accuracy, completeness or quality of the information provided. The Max Planck Society shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature caused directly or indirectly through the use or failure to use the information offered and/or through the use of faulty or incomplete information unless it is verifiably culpable of intent or gross negligence. The same shall apply to any downloadable software available free of charge. The Max Planck Society reserves the right to modify, supplement, or delete any or all of the information offered on its Internet site, or to temporarily or permanently cease publication thereof without prior and separate notification.

Links to Internet Sites of Third Parties

This Internet site includes links to other external websites. These external links are designated as follows: [angled arrow]. The respective provider shall be responsible for the contents of any linked external pages. In establishing the initial link, the Max Planck Society has reviewed the respective external content in order to determine whether such link entailed possible civil or criminal responsibility. However, a constant review of linked external pages is unreasonable without concrete reason to believe that a violation of the law may be involved. If the Max Planck Society determines such or it is pointed out by others that an external offer to which it is connected via a link entails civil or criminal responsibility, then the Max Planck Society will immediately eliminate any link to this offer. The Max Planck Society expressly dissociates itself from such contents.


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