Data Protection


You are principally able to use our website without submitting personal data. If personal data are assessed on our website, they are always submitted on a voluntary basis. The respective data will not be transmitted to third parties unless you have given your consent.

We point out that data transfer in the internet (for instance in e-mail-communications) can contain security gaps. A consistent protection of data against the access of third parties is impossible. We disagree explicitly against submitting promotions and information material which has not been asked for to the contact data given in the framework of the disclaimer’s duties. The operator of the page reserves explicitly to take legal action in case of undemanded submittance of promotion material, for instance by spam-mails.

Anonymous Assessment of Data

In principal you can use our website without telling us, who you are. To optimize our internet services we analyse the usage of this site. The following data can be assessed: IP address, information concerning the type and version of the browser, date and time of access, internet service provider of user, operating system of user, websites from which the user’s system accesses our site, websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website. This information is used for statistical purposes, exclusively. The individual user is still anonymous.

Data Protection Concerning Matomo

This website uses Matomo, an open source software for the statistical analysis of user access. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your usage of the website. The cookie generates information about your usage of the site, which is stored on our server. The IP address is immediately anonymised after processing, prior to storage. You can prevent storage of cookies by a specific browser setting but we would like to inform you that you might not be able to fully access and use all the functionalities of our website if your browser prevents cookies.

Links to Social Networks

On our website we use links to social media networks such as ResearchGate, Google Scholar, OSF and Twitter. These links are offered as an additional contact option on the people pages.

Responsible Data Protection Officers is situated at DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. For further information on data protection, please see the DIPF website. If you have any questions concerning data protection, please contact our data protection officers:

DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education
Rostocker Str. 6
60323 Frankfurt