Privacy Policy

German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig is a central facility of Leipzig University. The privacy policy of Leipzig University applies to the iDiv website.

Responsibility for this website
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Deutscher Platz 5e
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 9733105
Fax: +49 341 9739350

Managing Director: Prof Dr Christian Wirth
Co-Directors: Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel, Prof Dr Helge Bruelheide, Prof Dr François Buscot
Chief Operating Officer: Dr Sabine Matthiä


Commissioner for Data Privacy of Leipzig University
Leipzig University
Commissioner for Data Privacy: Thomas Braatz

Augustusplatz 10 (Neues Augusteum)
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-30081
Telefax: +49 341 97-33370


Competent supervisory authority for data protection
Saxonian Data Protection Officer
Andreas Schurig

Bernhard-von-Lindenau-Platz 1
01067 Dresden

Telefon: +49 351493-5401
Telefax: +49 351/493-5490


Statistical Analysis of Visitor Access Data

This website uses the open-source software Matomo (previously ‘Piwik’) to perform statistical analysis of visitor access data. For this purpose, the software uses what are known as ‘session cookies’. These are text files that are temporarily stored on your computer. As soon as you close your web browser, these cookies will be deleted. If your browser supports ‘Do Not Track’ (DNT) technology and you have activated the DNT option, Matomo will automatically ignore your access data.

The Piwik server is hosted by zwonull media (zwonull media) – Büro für Kommunikation, Dr. Klarmann und Nowatius GbR, Nordstraße 21, 04105 Leipzig, Germany. 

Within the scope of our processing, data is transmitted in encrypted form to the server of zwonull media. The transfer and processing of data takes place exclusively on the basis of a legal permit (Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO). zwonull media was commissioned with a so-called ‘Auftragsverarbeitungsvertrages’ on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

By using this website, you express your consent to the processing of data collected in the manner and for the purposes described above.


Employee Profiles

Personal data is published on the profile pages of employees ( and other pages of the iDiv website. If you wish to withdraw your consent to the publication of your data, please contact Stefan Bernhardt (Tel. +49 341 9733109, and your data will be deleted promptly. 

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