Legal Notice & Data Protection

Institution: Freie Universität Berlin

                 Institute of Geological Sciences / Geochemistry

Adress:     Malteserstr. 74-100, 12249 Berlin, Germany

Contact:    Elfrun Lehmann




This website informs about,

1. Website disclaimer

2. Copyright notice

3. Photography policy at all TRR 170 events

4. Data protection

5. Statues


1.   Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the SFB-TRR170 Office & Coordination and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the SFB-TRR170 Office & Coordination. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the SFB-TRR170 Office & Coordination takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

2.   Copyright notice 

This website and its content is copyright of SFB-TRR170 - 2016. All rights reserved.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only

  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

3.   Photography policy at all TRR 170 events

Attendance at, or participation in, any event  (workshop, conference, outreach activities) organized by TRR 170 constitutes consent to the use
and distribution by TRR 170 of the attendee’s image or voice for informational, publicity, promotional, and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media. V

4.   Data Protection

We respect your privacy. We will collect and use individual user details only if we have your permission. We will inform you clearly as to what information about you we will collect and display and how we will use it. If we will use personal information than only for the purpose for which it was originally collected. Our site is accessible via the internet. This means that everybody who accesses our website can see anything you post or link to on your TRR 170 member website. If we transfer any information out of the European Economic Area (EEA), it will only be done as stated under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018).


For your registration as a TRR 170 member to our Member Area we need your name and a password.

Logging in using social networking credentials

If you log-in to our sites using a twitter log-in, we receive your avatar (the small picture that appears next to your tweets) and twitter username.

Updating your professional information

We offer a ‘Member’ page, where you can update your professional information at any time.

Data Sharing

We will not share your information with any entity unless you have given us your permission.

Any other organizations who access your information in the course of providing services on our behalf will be governed by strict contractual restrictions to make sure that they protect your information and keep to data-protection and privacy laws which apply. We may also independently audit these service providers to make sure that they meet our standards. Currently, we use a service provider to help us run these sites, that is located within the EEA.

Our homepage uses a plug-in from TWITTER. Other organizations may use information about your visit to our websites on their pages. If you browse these pages while still also logged in to your account with us, information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organizations use information, please read their privacy policies.

Use of Cookies

You can turn cookies off but if you do this, you may not be able to use all services on our website. By using our sites you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about how we may use your data or to make a complaint, please contact TRR 170 Coordination & Office at

The TRR 170 Data Protection Manager will deal with your complaints and respond to you within 30 days.

You also may refer your complaint to the office of the data protection regulator of Berlin.

Changes to the privacy policy

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email all our registered TRR 170 members with the new details. Where required by law, will we obtain your consent to make these changes.

5.   Statues

Download TRR 170 By-Laws PDF