privacy policy

Policy for Our Online Services, Platforms and Systems

This document describes the privacy policy for the use of any online services, platforms and systems provided by the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, including registration services not rendered online.

These services can be reached by accessing the addresses

In particular, they apply to the:

Additional sites or services may be covered, if this privacy policy is published in reference to them.

Collection of Data

We collect information from you when you register an account on our site, apply for the meetings, subscribe to our newsletter, respond to a survey or fill out a form as well as by installing the apps we provide. Also note that in the case of nominations for the meetings, others (contact persons of academic partners) may enter information about you.

In addition, these sites and services may make usage of cookies, software for statistical analyses
such as Google Analytics, or similar technologies (please see below for details), and thereby collect


If you register an account, fill out an accreditation or registration form, fill out an application form, participate in a survey, submit proposals or similar documents, or use any of the functionalities of NAPERS, we use this data as part of the service you requested, e.g. to process your application, accreditation, newsletter request, or similar.

Email addresses you provide will also be used to send you periodic emails (such as newsletters) with information regarding the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.

Furthermore, we collect statistical and cookie information to personalize your experience (e.g. allow easy log-in functionality), to improve our website (e.g. by analyzing browsers used), or to improve our content (e.g. by analyzing which content is most attractive).

Cookies are small files that are transferred by a website to your computer, smartphone or other device through your web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.

We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

If you do not want us to use your data for statistical purposes, you may deactivate cookies in your browser. However, this may result in our website not functioning properly, or certain services being unavailable.

User Centrics

On our website we use the Usercentrics Consent Management Platform (“Usercentrics”) to inform you about the technologies we use on our website and to obtain your consent to the processing of
your personal data by these technologies as well as to manage and document this consent. This is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. c GDPR to fulfill our legal obligation in
accordance with Art. 7 Paragraph 1 GDPR to be able to prove your consent to the processing of your personal data, to which we are subject. The Usercentrics consent management service is an offer
from Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, which processes your data on our behalf. When you visit our website, the Usersentrics web server saves a so-called server log file, which also contains your anonymised IP address, the date and time of your visit, device and browser information
and information on your consent behavior. Your data will be deleted after three years, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence
1, we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and which we will inform you about in this declaration.

Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics and Google Universal Analytics for statistical analyses of our website usage. This includes cross-platform usage with smartphones, notebooks, tablets, or other devices.

Google (Universal) Analytics is a service by Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, respectively Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Republik Irland („Google“).

Information about your usage of our website is typically transferred to Google servers in Ireland or the USA, where it is processed and stored. IP addresses, however, are shortened and thereby anonymized before being transferred, rendering the data anonymous and non-personal. Only in some exceptional cases may full IP addresses be transferred.

Google will use this data to analyse our website and generate reports about various activities, and also to provide additional services in relation to our website.

You may object the use of cookies and the transfer of data in this way by following the instruction provided under this link:
Detailed information on Google’s terms and conditions and Google’s privacy policy is available here:

We also provide links to various services and websites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr and Youtube. These links do not automatically lead to collection or transfer of data. However, if you activate these services or follow these links, legal regulations of the respective service apply.

Lindau Science Trail App

The Lindau Science Trail app, available on iOS and Android platforms, stores GPS data locally on the user’s device during app usage. Device IDs may be shared with the platform provider to enable users to rate and review the app and to assess app usage duration. The app does not store or share further personal information or Advertising IDs, Android IDs, IMEI, BSSID. The Lindau Science Trail app does not include advertising. 

Legal Basis

We process the data sent to us or collected by us a) to meet contractual obligations (Article 6 (1b) GDPR), b) on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1a) GDPR) and c) as part of the process of weighing up interests (Article 6 (1f) GDPR) and on the basis of legal requirements (Article 6 (1c) GDPR), e.g., in the event of legal disputes, to prevent crimes or on the basis of legal or official requirements.

The data recorded were and are usually based on what you have provided as part of an application, registration or accreditation process, prior coordination, the conclusion of a contract, subscription to the newsletter or other agreements. If data were transmitted via our online application, registration and accreditation platform, you have in each case consented to the processing of this data by agreeing to our terms of business and our data protection guideline.

Data Storage and Data Erasure

After you have attended a meeting, we gradually reduce the data transmitted to the bare minimum, i.e., we erase data that we no longer need (e.g. for legal or tax reasons). Basic data on your participation are retained to make them available for any historical retrospective in later years or to maintain the continuity of a business relationship or correspondence.

In the case of young scientists and if applicable, Nobel Laureates who attend the Lindau Meetings, we transfer part of the data to our alumni network where you can administer the data yourself.

Disclosure to Third Parties

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information, except for the exceptions described below.

If you apply for participation as a young scientist, your NAPERS profile data will also be accessible to the members of the scientific review panel, who will evaluate your application and decide about your participation.

The NAPERS profile also contains a dedicated section called “Public Directory” or “Public Directory Data”. Any data entered here may be published in connection with the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, for example in participant directories, in the programme, in the meeting report, or in other publications. This also includes your photo, or photos taken during the event showing you.

Furthermore, data from the NAPERS profile may be shared with partners and supporters of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, for example to determine providers of funding for your participation or to allocate you to specific events.

Furthermore, data from the NAPERS profile may be shared with journalists or media production companies to identify possible candidates for communication activities; accordingly, you may then be contacted by these parties.

Furthermore, for all accepted participants, “Public Directory” data will be automatically transferred to the “Lindau Alumni Network”. Data which you provide yourself in the “Alumni Directory” is accessible to all users of the “Alumni Directory”, which includes, but is not limited to, other alumni, academic partners, and supporters of the meetings.

If you participate (or a participation is planned) in the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings or associated events in any other capacity than as a young scientists, data such as your name, affiliation, nationality and similar data may be published or shared in connection with your participation, for example in participant directories, in the programme, in the meeting report, or in other publications. This also includes your photo, or photos taken during the event showing you.

If you participate in a contest, project or similar acitivity related to the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, for example by submitting a project proposal, abstract, concept or similar, we will process (and possibly publish) this data along with your name and contact data to perform the respective activity. Details will be available in the context of such an activity.

As part of contract data processing, your data will be processed, e.g., by web hosts, newsletter providers, app suppliers and similar technical service providers to enable them to offer their services (e.g. registration platforms, newsletter, app). In accordance with the provisions governing closed contract data processing agreements, such service providers may not use the data for their own purposes or pass them on.

Most data are stored and processed within the EU or EEA. However, to execute our services, we may transfer data to countries outside the EU. Data protection standards and regulation may not be identical or similar to those the EU, and the EU Commission may not have decided for all those countries that the respective data protection level is appropriate. If service providers in third countries are used, we do our utmost to require them by contract data processing agreements to observe data protection standards in accordance with the GDPR

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Special Regulations Due to the Corona Pandemic

The following regulations in this section exclusively relate to measures required in connection with the corona pandemic. Should the development of the pandemic render such measures unnecessary, these regulations no longer apply.

To ensure the safety and security of all participants and persons involved in onsite activities, participation and/or access may be granted based on individual health status and data. For example, access may depend on the individual vaccination status or a negative corona test result. Multiple or daily tests may be required, which will then be provided by the organiser.

To effectively manage these processes, relevant health data may be requested, stored, and shared with third parties. For example, participants may be required to state and prove their vaccination status during registration. Likewise, a daily corona test (antigene test, PCR test) may be required by the organiser to participate in the event. In such cases, personal data including the test result will be stored and processed. This data may also be shared with other necessary parties. These may include, for example: Staff of the organiser, service providers commissioned by the organiser (e.g. security and entrance personell), health service providers commissioned by the organiser (e.g. companies running tests), official authorities (local health agencies, district offices), or hotels and transport companies (e.g. to organise quarantines).
Data may be processed in analog or digital ways.

All participants explicitly agree to the described health data processing, including sharing of the data with necessary third parties, by agreeing to this privacy policy.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your Consent

By using our online services, our offline registration services, or by participating in the meeting, you
consent to our privacy policy.

Your Rights

You have a right of access with regard to data relating to you stored by us (Article 15 GDPR), a right of rectification (Article 16 GDPR), a right of erasure (Article 17 GDPR), a right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR), a right of data portability (Article 20 GDPR) and a right of objection (Article 21 GDPR). Please note, for example, that the right of erasure can be restricted by provisions in the GDPR or the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), either through statutory regulations governing data storage or our legitimate interest in guaranteeing the accuracy and integrity of the data.

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Data Protection Officer

Kuratorium für die Tagungen der Nobelpreisträger in Lindau (B) e.V.
Alfred-Nobel-Platz 1
88131 Lindau