Privacy policy - Facebook page

Contact details of the individuals responsible

Common persons responsible for the operation of this Facebook page are in the sense of the EU data protection basic regulation (DS-GVO) as well as other data protection regulations:

Facebook Ireland Ltd. (in the following "Facebook")
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2


Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. (MPG)
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Telephone: +49 (89) 2108-0
Contact form: 

Data Protection Manager's contact details
The Data Protection Manager at the entity responsible is
Heidi Schuster
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
phone: +49 (89) 2108-1554

Executive editor for the Facebook page of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Esther Schlamann
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstrasse 34-36
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
E-mail: esther.schlamann(at)


Information about our Facebook page

We operate this page to share news from our institute with you as a visitor and user of this Facebook page and our website and to inform you about news. Further information about the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion can be found on our website at

As the operators of the Facebook page, we have no interest in the collection and further processing of your individual personal data for analysis or marketing purposes. Further information on our handling of personal data can be found in our data protection declaration on our website at

The operation of this Facebook page, including the processing of users' personal data, is based on our legitimate interests in a modern and supportive information and interaction opportunity for and with our users and visitors pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DS-GVO.





Processing of Personal Data by Facebook

In its judgment of 5 June 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the operator of a Facebook page is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of personal data.

We understand that Facebook processes user data for the following purposes:

  • Advertising (analysis, creation of personalized advertising)
  • Creation of user profiles
  • Market research.

Facebook uses cookies to store and further process this information, i.e. small text files that are stored on the various end devices of the users. If the user has a Facebook profile and is logged in to it, it is also stored and analyzed across devices.

Facebook's legal basis for the processing of the data can be found here: 

Facebook's privacy policy contains further information on data processing:

Opt-out options can be set here: and here

Facebook Inc. supports the standard contact clause:

The transfer and further processing of users' personal data in third countries, e.g. the USA, and the associated possible risks for users cannot be ruled out by us as the site operator.


Statistical data

Statistical data of different categories can be accessed via the so-called "Insights" of the Facebook page. These statistics are generated and provided by Facebook. As the operator of this site, we have no influence on its generation and presentation. We cannot disable this function or prevent the generation and processing of data. For a selectable period of time and for the categories fans, subscribers, reached persons and interacting persons, the following data is provided to us by Facebook in relation to our Facebook page:

Total number of page views, "I like" information, page activities, contribution interactions, reach, video views, contribution reach, comments, shared content, responses, proportion of men and women, country and city origin, language, visits and clicks in the shop, clicks on route planner, clicks on phone numbers. It also provides information about the Facebook groups linked to our Facebook page. Due to the constant development of Facebook, the availability and preparation of the data changes, so that we refer to the above-mentioned data protection declaration of Facebook for further details.

We use this aggregated data to make the contributions and activities on our Facebook page more attractive to users. For example, we use the distribution by age and gender for an adapted address and the preferred visiting hours of the users for a temporally optimized planning of the contributions. Information about the type of end devices used by visitors helps us to adapt the contributions visually and optimize them for the users. In accordance with the Facebook Terms of Use, which each user has agreed to when creating a Facebook profile, we may identify the subscribers and fans of the site and view their profiles and other shared information about them.


Rights of individuals affected

As an individual whose personal data are gathered as part of the aforementioned services, you have, in principle, the following rights, to the extent that no legal exceptions are applicable in individual cases:

  • Information (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Correction (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Deletion (Article 17 (1) GDPR)
  • Restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Data transmission (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Revocation of processing (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Revocation of consent (Article 7 (3) GDPR)
  • Right to complain to the regulator (Article 77 GDPR).
    For Facebook this is Ireland Ltd. The Data Protection Commission, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland. (, info(at);
    For the MPG, this is the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA), Postbox 1349, 91504 Ansbach.. (, poststelle(at)

Since only Facebook has full access to the user data, we recommend that you contact Facebook directly if you wish to request information or ask other questions about your rights as a user (e.g. right of deletion). Impressum-support(at) 

If you need support or have any other questions, please contact us by e-mail at info(at)

If you no longer wish to receive the data processing described here, please remove the link between your user profile and our site by using the function "I no longer like this site".

Status of information: 04.03.2021