Privacy Policy - LinkedIn

Contact details of the individuals responsible

In its judgment in Case C-210/16 of June 5, 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the operator of a fan page and Facebook are jointly responsible for the processing of personal data. Analogously, it can be assumed that this is applicable to the operator of a LinkedIn page and LinkedIn. Thus, common persons responsible for the operation of this LinkedIn page are in the sense of the EU data protection basic regulation (DS-GVO) as well as other data protection regulations:

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (nachfolgend “LinkedIn”)
Wilton Place
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
E-mail: datenschutz(at) 

Executive editor for the LinkedIn page of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Sarah Troska
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
Stiftstrasse 34-36
45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
E-mail: sarah.troska(at)

Information about our LinkedIn page

We operate this page to share news from our institute with you as a visitor and user of this LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn

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

  • Services
  • Communication Services
  • Advertising Services
  • Marketing Services
  • Further development of services and research
  • Customer support
  • Analysis
  • Security and safety

LinkedIn 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 LinkedIn profile and is logged in to it, it is also stored and analyzed across devices.

LinkedIn’s legal basis for the processing of the data can be found here:

Opt-out options can be set here:

LinkedIn 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

Via the analysis function of the LinkedIn page, statistical data of different categories are retrievable for us. These statistics are not personal, as they do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about individual users. They are generated and provided by LinkedIn. As the operator of the site, we have no influence on the generation and presentation. We cannot disable this function nor prevent the generation and processing of the data.

We use this aggregated data to make the contributions and activities on our LinkedIn page more attractive to users.

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:

  • Right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Conditions for consent (Article 7 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR)
    For the MPG, this is the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA), Postbox 1349, 91504 Ansbach. (, poststelle(at)

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

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 " Follower - No longer follow ".


Status of information: 01.03.2022