Privacy Policy

The following Privacy Policy provides you with information which personal data we collect when you visit our website and/or use our online services and how we utilize and process your data.

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt our Privacy Policy to ensure its compliance with current legal requirements or to display changes to our services. We therefore recommend you to regularly review our Privacy Policy.

The SOLSTICE website is hosted on an internal server of Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). HZDR is the coordinator of the SOLSTICE project and is also responsible for the SOLSTICE website.

We use https (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) on this website, which is the secure version of HTTP encrypting all communications between your browser and the website. Users should, however, be aware that internet data transfer (e.g. through e-mail communication) can encounter security issues. Complete protection from access by third parties is impossible.

Contact Information and Data Protection Representative

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e. V.
Bautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden – Germany
Phone: +49 351 260 – 0

Data Protection Representative
Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz
Hospitalstraße 4
01097 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 655 7720

Data processing

Protocols, Log Files

When users access our website, a series of technical data will automatically be logged. This data and information is saved in the logfiles of the server. Data including your computer’s IP address, the referred URL, your browser identification and domain, the name of the file retrieved, the date and time of the retrieval, the data amount transferred as well as the successful retrieval will be saved in a logfile. The processing of personal data occurs to ensure the functionality of the website as well as for troubleshooting and for the investigation of misuse and fraud on the basis of a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Par. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f of DSGVO. All logfiles are deleted after a period of seven days.


Our internet site uses cookies to improve your experience while navigating through our website and accessing the information and offers provided. Cookies help us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to facilitate the use of our website for its users.

On the basis of a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f of DSGVO, technically necessary cookies are used on our website. The legitimate interest of HZDR hereby exists in ensuring the usability and provision of the website in compliance with data protection laws as well as in ensuring the unlimited technical functionality of the website. The storage period for these cookies is one day.

Links to External Offers

We link to external websites such as our project partners‘ institutions or the research repositiories of our SOLSTICE publications as well as to social media providers. The connection is set up in such a way that no data is passed on to the provider of external offers when visiting our website.

When clicking on a link or button, you will, however, be sent directly to that external offer. These sites collect and process your data – particularly log data (including IP address, browser type, operating system, previously accessed website, accessed pages, cookie information) – according to their own user guidelines and/or privacy polices. Please find the links for the privacy policies of the social media providers used by SOLSTICE below:

We recommend that you read these policies before using the pages. Please be aware that data protection regulations in regard to those services may be updated or changed regularly due to extended functionalities or similar reasons. We have no influence on the type and scope of data processing by the provider based on your click. Information regarding your respective rights and settings for protecting your privacy can be found in the respective privacy policies.

Your Rights / Contact Information for Our Data Protection Representative

You can at all times request information on your personal data being processed and where necessary request the correction, deletion or limitation of its processing or object to its processing. Furthermore, you have the right for data transmission in your favour. Moreover, the data processing can be revoked at all times provided that it has been processed on the basis of a previous approval. For the execution of your rights, the data protection representative, the Dresdner Institut für Datenschutz, will be at your disposal under (further contact details can be found under Furthermore, you have the right of appeal at a data protection supervisory authority according to Art. 77 of DSGVO if it is presumed that the processing of personal data occurs unlawfully.

Privacy Policy in German

As the SOLSTICE website also addresses German visitors and institutions, we also provide the Privacy Policy in German: SOLSTICE Datenschutzerklärung.