Privacy Policy

Dear visitors of the MZES websites,

Most services of the MZES can be used without you having to provide personal information.
Certain services (e.g. registration for an event or application for a job) require the provision of personal information. It is up to you to actually make use of these services

Access Logs

All accesses to the websites of the MZES are logged for a maximum of 14 days. The general information we collect includes the visitor’s currently used IP address, browser type, operating system, page visits and the date and time of the visit. This information is collected solely for the purpose of operational safety and statistics. The data is processed in anonymous form and generally does not contain any direct personal reference.

Registration for Events

The electronically collected data can be found on the respective online form. They are collected and processed only for the organization of the event and will be deleted immediately upon its conclusion.

Online Application

The electronically recorded application documents serve only as a basis for the applicant selection and will be deleted after the expiry of the legal opposition period.


We do not use cookies.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

As a rule, the MZES of the University of Mannheim does not disclose anonymous and personal data to third parties unless you have given your consent to it or there is a statutory or legal obligation to disclose the data.


Our website may contain links to websites owned and operated by third parties. We have no control over their compliance with the privacy policy.

Your Rights

In respect of your personal data, you have the right

  • to obtain a copy of your personal data together with information about how it is used,
  • to rectify inaccurate personal data,
  • to block or delete personal data.

In addition, you have the right to object and to lodge a complaint.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

IAs part of the further development of our websites, changes to the privacy policy may be required. We encourage you to review our privacy policy occasionally


Universität Mannheim, Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung (MZES) Postfach, 68131 Mannheim, Direktorat [at]

Data Protection Officer

You can contact the Data Protection Officer of the University of Mannheim at: datenschutzbeauftragte [at]