Privacy Policy

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We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. We would like to inform you about the processing of personal data on this website. We only process your personal data if you have consented to this or if there is a legal basis here.

Name and contact details of the responsible person

The responsible for processing personal data via this website is 1000shapes GmbH. The contact details can be found here.

Our website serves to provide information about this research project.

When you visit our website, information is sent to the server of our website by the browser used on your terminal device. This information is temporarily stored in the log files of the server. The following information is collected:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • previously visited website (referrer URL),
  • browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is collected and processed to ensure that the website connection is established smoothly and that the content is displayed correctly. The data is deleted when it is no longer required.

This constitutes a legitimate interest according to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. In no case will we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

Use of contact by e-mail

We point out that data transmission over the Internet can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

If you contact us via e-mail, the processing of your data is based on your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

The specification of your valid e-mail address is necessary to be able to answer your inquiries. This data and your message will only be stored for processing and answering your request. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required and there is no legal obligation to retain them. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent at any time. The revocation does not affect the legality of the processing of the data carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. You can send the revocation in writing or by e-mail to this address.

Please do not write any confidential information in an unencrypted e-mail, but use it only for a first contact.

Passing on of data

The data collected on our website will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent (Article 6(1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR), except for the following service:


The services for hosting this websites or e-mail and for displaying the websites are partly provided by our service providers as part of processing on our behalf. Unless otherwise explained in this privacy policy, all access data and all data collected in forms provided for this purpose on these websites are processed on their servers within the EU/EEA. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored in the browser on your end device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our site. The cookie information is sent to our server by your browser each time you visit our website again. However, this does not mean that we gain immediate knowledge of your identity as a result.

Cookies are used to make the use of our website more pleasant, effective and secure for you.

We use temporary cookies that are only stored in the browser of your terminal device for the duration of your visit to our website and are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser.

We also use persistent cookies. These remain stored in your browser even after you have visited our website.

Your browser can be set to inform you about cookies and to allow or generally exclude the acceptance of cookies in general or in individual cases. You can delete cookies at any time via your browser settings. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

The data processed by cookies are necessary for the above purposes to protect our legitimate interests Article 6(1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • Right to information about your personal data processed by us (Article 15 GDPR), this includes: information about the purpose of processing, category of personal data, recipients or categories of recipients, planned storage period,
  • Right to rectify inaccurate data or complete incomplete data without delay (Article 16 GDPR),
  • Right to erasure without delay (Article 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR),
  • Right to revoke your consent given at any time (Article 7(3) GDPR),
  • Right to object to processing when data is collected on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, insofar as there are reasons that arise from your particular situation (Article 21 GDPR),
  • The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. (Art. 22 GDPR),
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR). As a rule, you can contact for this purpose the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace.

In order to assert these rights, you can contact the responsible person at any time.

Actuality and change of this privacy policy

This privacy policy is as of November 2022. We reserve the right to update the privacy policy in order to improve data protection or to adapt it to changed regulatory or judicial requirements. The current privacy policy can be accessed and printed from this website at any time.