Data protection and privacy policy

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

GERRI  - Deutsches Forschungsnetzwerk Rohstoffe
Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)
Stilleweg 2
30655 Hannover

Tel: +49 (0)511-643-0
Fax: +49 (0)511-643-2304

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

If you have any questions about GERRI‘s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, you can contact our data protection representative.

You can reach the data protection representative as follows:

Dr. Martin Erdmann
Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR)
Bergbau und Nachhaltigkeit

Stilleweg 2
D-30655 Hannover
Telefon:  +49 (0) 511 643 3559

Data Collected for the Provision of the Website and in the Process of Creating Log Files

Processing of your personal data

We value your privacy. The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

When users access our website, the following information will be logged:

  • Date and time of access
  • IP address
  • Host name of the accessing computer system, if applicable
  • Referring website, from which was linked, if applicable
  • Further websites that are linked from, if applicable
  • The pages visited on our website
  • A status code which indicates if your acess of our website worked properly
  • The amount of data transmitted
  • Information on the browser and operation system on your device

This data is temporarily stored in order to ensure the functionality of our website. It is stored in log files for the purpose of administration of our website and securing our information systems. The webserver logfiles will be stored for a period of 14 days. In principal, this data is only analyzed when technical problems or attacks on our webserver arise. These data will not be passed on to third parties. The basis for data processing is for the purposes of legitimate interests to ensure IT security (Art. 6.1.f GDPR).

The webserver uses HTTP Strict Transport Policy, thus ensuring that all communication is encrypted.

We in no way save or gather additional personal data through this website (such as names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses) unless you provide us with such information (for example, if you get in contact with us, utilizing the contact form. 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.

This website is hosted at:

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.
Bautzner Landstrasse 400
01328 Dresden

The hoster does collect the above mentioned pieces of information as processor.


Cookies are small text files placed on your device to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. Cookies are necessary for certain features of websites to work. Cookies make it possible, to recognize you when you visit a website again on a later occasion as long as the cookie remains stored on your device.

The basis for using a session cookie is for the purpose of legitimate interests to ensure the proper working of our web site (Art. 6.1.f GDPR). The processing takes place as far as it is necessary to protect our legitimate interests and as long as the interestes or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, are not overridden.

When visiting the website, a session cookie for the domain will be stored on your device.

Using the Contact Form

The following data can or must be entered when using the contact form:

  • Position / Title
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Company / Organisation
  • E-Mail address
  • The content of your message

The information in the mandatory fields is obligatory to process your request properly. All additional fields are optional. According to the guidelines of the GDPR, we use your data only for the stated purpose and we do not pass them on to third parties, unless it is mentioned explicitly and with your consent.

With this contact form we offer you an additional way of getting in touch with us. This is our legitimate interest in collecting this information on the base of Art. 6.1.f GDPR.

The information is stored as long as it is nessary to fulfill your request.

The webserver uses HTTP Strict Transport Policy, thus ensuring that all communication is encrypted. This includes the contact form.

Your legal rights and choices in connection with your data

The right to access

You can request access to the personal data that we process according to Art. 15 GDPR.

The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to Gerri‘s processing of your personal dataunder certain conditions.

The right to rectification

You have the right to request that Gerri correct any infomation you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Gerri to complete information you believe is incomplete (Art. 16 GDPR). Vervollständigung verlangen.

The right to erasure

You have the to request that Gerri erase your personal data according to Art. 17 GDPR.

The right to restrict processing

According to Art. 18 GDPR you have the right to request that Gerri restrict the processing of your personal data.

The right to lodge a complaint

In case you feel your data protection rights have been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority of your choice according to Art. 77 GDPR.

The supervisory authority responsible for Gerri is:

Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Barbara Thiel
Prinzenstraße 5
30159 Hannover
Telefon: +49 (0511) 120 45 00

Right to object according to Art. 21.1 GDPR

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1), including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The processing of data for maintaining the website and storing the log files is necessary to provide this web service.