Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy applies to the website operated by the Junior Research Group “Food Environments for Planetary Health (Food-PlanetH)” at the Chair of Public Health and Health Services Research at LMU Munich, accessible at Our website is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. This policy outlines our practices concerning the handling of information for visitors to our website.

  1. Details of the Responsible Data Protection Officer

The contact details of the responsible data protection officer are available on LMU’s website at The data protection officer is available to answer questions about data protection at LMU. Please use the contact form on the web page of LMU’s data protection officer at

  1. Data collection when you visit our website

If you use our website we only collect data that your browser transmits to the site server (so-called “server log files”). When you access our website, the following data are collected, which is technically necessary to display the website:
• The visited website
• Date and time at the time of access
• Amount of data sent in bytes
• Source/reference from which you came to the page
• Browser used
• Operating system used
• IP address used (if necessary: in anonymized form)

Processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e of the GDPR in combination with Article 4 Paragraph 1 Bavarian Data Protection Law based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

  1. Rights of the person concerned

The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) towards the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the legal basis listed for the respective exercise requirements:

Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR;
Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
Right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR;
Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR;
Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR;
Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR;
Right to complain in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

  1. Right to object

If we process your personal data as part of a balance of interests based on our overwhelming legitimate interest, you have the right at any time to object to this processing with effect for the future for reasons arising from your particular situation.

If you use your right to object, we will stop processing the affected data. However, further processing is reserved if we can prove complex reasons for the processing that are designed to be protected, which outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

  1. Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally based on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax law retention periods).

When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, the data concerned will be stored until you revoke your consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed within the framework of legal or transaction-like obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit and/or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e of the GDPR in combination with Article 4 Paragraph 1 Bavarian Data Protection Law, this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, unless we can provide compelling legitimate reasons for this demonstrate that the processing outweighs your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration about specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

  1. Use of Cookies

Our website does not use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device to help websites provide a better user experience. Since we do not use cookies, there is no collection or storage of information through this method on our website.

  1. Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites for your convenience and information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any other websites you visit.

  1. Use of an Email Address

It is possible to send us an email using the contact email addresses provided on the website. If you send us an email, we will process your email address and your message. We would like to point out that you may only address inquiries to LMU email addresses, i.e., those that have been specified on LMU’s website and made available for communication.

Please note that the use of unencrypted email is inherently insecure, i.e., it may be read, altered, or intercepted by third parties during transmission. Please take this into account when sending us information by email. For this reason, please use the postal service for sending messages requiring privacy, or use the public S/MIME (X509) certificate to encrypt your message. Please use only this key to encrypt your email sent to us as otherwise we may be unable to read your email.

Please note that if you send us an email request, we will be unable to verify your identity and will not know who is behind the email address. Legally secure communication via an unsigned email is not guaranteed, even when encrypted. In order for us to be able to send you sensitive information, please also provide us with your postal address when making inquiries. It may otherwise not be possible to provide you with the required information. If you wish to receive an encrypted email from us, please provide the necessary information.

We sometimes use filters to prevent unsolicited commercial email (UCE or spam), which may also incorrectly identify emails as spam and delete them in some cases. Emails that might contain harmful programs, e.g. viruses, are deleted automatically. The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation or on other pages of this website for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The controller expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, including through spam e-mails.

Data processing is done subject to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR. Your consent will be obtained as part of the transmission process and reference will be made to the relevant Privacy Policies. We would like to point out that the processing of data may also be done based on Article 6 paragraph 1 letter e GDPR in conjunction with Article 4 paragraph 1 BayDSG. Processing of the personal data you provide is necessary for the purpose of processing your request.

The data is only processed for as long as your request is being handled and for the purpose of communication with you and will not be disclosed to third parties or used for other purposes unless further processing is permitted by law.

You have the option to withdraw your consent for the processing of personal data at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of personal data at any time or request its erasure. In this case, all relevant data will be erased if there are no legal regulations to the contrary. Further conversation or correspondence will then no longer be possible.

  1. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on our website. Your continued use of our website after any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

  1. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our practices, please contact us at the addresses provided in our imprint.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 15, 2024.