Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how personal data is collected, used and protected during participation in our anonymous survey. We place great importance on protecting your privacy and are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws.

The person responsible for processing your data in connection with this survey is Dr Christian Hamm, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bionic Lightweight Design and Functional Morphology, Bussestr. 27, You can reach us at if you have any questions about data protection. During your participation in the survey, we only collect general data such as age cohort and occupational group, which do not allow any concrete conclusions to be drawn about your identity. The survey is therefore anonymous and no information such as your name, address, e-mail address or other personal data is collected.

The data collected as part of the survey is used for statistical and analytical purposes only. We analyse the responses collected to gain insights and knowledge from the anonymous data. These aggregated insights are used for internal purposes. As the survey is anonymous and no personal data is collected, we do not share any data with third parties that could allow conclusions to be drawn about your identity. The collected data will be stored on secure servers for a limited period of time. After completion of the data analysis, the information is completely deleted.

As no personal data is collected, the usual rights of data subjects under data protection laws, such as the right of access, rectification, erasure or objection, are not applicable. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the security of the data collected and to prevent unauthorised access, loss or misuse. This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time to reflect changes in our privacy practices. The most current version will always be posted on our website. By participating in this anonymous survey, you consent to the collection and processing of data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.