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Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17
10315 Berlin

Postal address

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Postfach 70 04 30
10324 Berlin

Phone: 0049 (0) 30 5168 0
Fax: 0049 (0) 30 5126 104

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Editorial office

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)


Telefon: 0049 (0) 30 5168 125
Fax: 0049 (0) 30 5126 104


1. Content

The Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research [(IZW) author] reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information, which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected.

All offers are not binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement.

2. Referrals and links

The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages – unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. If any damage occurs by the use of information presented there, only the author of the respective pages might be liable, not the one who has linked to these pages. Furthermore the author is not liable for any postings or messages published by users of discussion boards, guestbooks or mailinglists provided on his page.

3. Copyright

The author intended not to use any copyrighted material for the publication or, if not possible, to indicate the copyright of the respective object.

The copyright for any material created by the author is reserved. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author’s agreement.

4. Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or inpidual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

5. Privacy policy

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and so far technically possible and reasonable – without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited, offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be punished.

Further information on the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 (EU-GDPR) and on the usage of your data is provided below.

6. Data privacy statement

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our organisation and our site. It is the policy of the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife-Research (IZW) in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. to ensure that personal data be protected from misuse. Only personal data are recorded which are necessary for the fulfilment of the tasks at hand.

It is generally possible to visit the websites of the IZW in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. without informing us of who you are. We are only informed about standard data recorded by the web-server (logfiles). This information is evaluated for statistical purposes. There will be no further use of data.

We may request you to enter personal data on our website. We only save and process personal data if it is necessary for your inpidual support and for the delivery of any requested information. The Leibniz-IZW guarantees that your personal data will be treated confidential within the framework of the existing data protection legislation.

When you provide us with your personal data, you are granting us the right to use these data for the fulfilment of the services and procedures you have chosen. This consent can be rescinded at any time.

In order to provide you with the best information possible you will find links on our pages that refer to the pages of third parties. Insofar as such links are not self-evident, we expressly point out that this is an external link (e.g. Facebook-Logo). The IZW in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. does not have any influence whatsoever on the content or design of these third-party pages. For this reason the guarantees provided by this data protection declaration do not apply to such pages.

General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679

According to the requirements of Article 13 EU-GDPR we provide you information on the use of your personal data:

Paragraph 1:

a) Identity and contact details of the controller:

Prof. Dr. Heribert Hofer, director of the Leibniz-IZW,

b) Contact details of the data protection officer:

Ilja Heckmann,

c) Purposes as well as legal basis for the processing of personal data:

The purpose of collecting personal data is the delivery of our press releases, newsletters, and publications with your consent (Article 6 (1)a GDPR). We retain your contact details for that purpose. We do not hand over your personal data to third parties; they are only stored on our own servers.

d) Not applicable.

e) Recipients of personal data:

Your personal data is not shared or passed on.

f) Not applicable.

Paragraph 2:

a) Period for which the personal data will be stored:

Your personal data is retained as long as the Leibniz-IZW sends you press releases, newsletters, and other information and until you withdraw your consent.

b) Right to request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data:

We specifically highlight your right to request access to the personal data collected from you. We also want to highlight your right to request rectification, erasure, restriction of procession, and to object to processing of your personal data.

c) Right to withdraw consent:

You can withdraw your consent at any time (via e-mail to

d) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority:

We’d like to stress that you possess the right to lodge a complaint against the processing of personal data with the relevant supervisory authority. If you are in doubt whether the processing of your personal data occurs according to the legal framework you are free to consult our data protection officer ahead of time. This offer is independent of your right to lodge a complaint.

e-f) Not applicable

Further information and contact

If you should have any further questions regarding data privacy at the “IZW in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.” please contact the data protection officer of our institute, Ilja Heckmann, IZW, Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17, 10315 Berlin, phone: 0049 (0) 30 5168 330.