Legal notice

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (ZPID)
Universitätsring 15, 54296 Trier, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)651 201-2877
Fax: +49 (0)651 201-2071
E-Mail: info(at)

Liability for content: Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak, Director of Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information, director(at)


The ZPID makes no warranty for the content offered on its web pages nor does it assume liability for damages, whether material or immaterial, caused directly or indirectly by the use of inaccurate and/or incomplete information, except in cases of proven willful intent or gross negligence. All content is subject to change and is not binding. The ZPID reserves the right to change the website’s content as well as to change, supplement, or delete the entire website for a period of limited or indefinite time without prior notice.

ZPID expressly assumes no responsibility for references or links to the content of third-party websites. ZPID verifies that at the time of linking, the linked sites were carefully examined and that illegal content was not recognizable at this time. Third-party websites are solely responsible for any illegal or inaccurate content contained on their websites, in particular for any damages resulting from the use of such content. ZPID has no influence on the present or future design, content, or copyright of the third-party websites. Therefore, ZPID expressly distances itself from all contents of linked pages that have been changed after the link was set. This disclaimer applies to all links and references on the ZPID website to third-party websites, and to all user content contained in mailing lists, discussion forums, and blogs on its own website.   


The content of ZPID’s website is copyrighted. Any use of copyrighted materials requires previous express permission by ZPID.

Use of a browser for viewing ZPID’s web pages does not constitute a copyright infringement. Use of the content of ZPID’s press releases is free and does not require previous permission by ZPID.  

Data Protection Statement

Any person may visit ZPID’s website without providing ZPID with personal data. ZPID only maintains data on the name of the Internet service provider, the referring website, and the ZPID web page visited. This information may be used for statistical purposes; however, each user remains anonymous.

Personal data is only registered when a user provides ZPID with this information, for example, in connection with a contract, an order for a customized literature search, purchase of online access, or participation in a survey. Data is only used for the execution of the specific transaction.

If personal data such as e-mail address, name, or postal address is given to ZPID, this information is provided freely by the user. ZPID is allowed to electronically store and use the information provided to ZPID by the user. Use of personal data for the purpose of advertising or market research or optimizing ZPID’s electronic services only occurs with explicit permission of the user. Permission may be revoked at any time by the user. ZPID does not collect or release personal data of visitors to its website to third parties nor does it release personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area.

Siteimprove Analytics

This website uses Siteimprove Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Siteimprove GmbH (Germany) for the purpose of a better understanding of it's customer needs [Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO]. Siteimprove Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the website. The information generated by cookies about your use (including your encrypted IP address) is transmitted to and stored on a Siteimprove server in Denmark. Siteimprove will use this information to analyze your use of the website and to compile reports on website activity for website operators. Siteimprove will not transfer this information to third parties. The IP addresses are completely anonymized before the collected data can be viewed via Siteimprove Suite. It is not possible to reverse the anonymization of the IP addresses and assign the IP addresses to the collected data.

Siteimprove stores and processes the collected data in accordance with the German data protection guidelines. You can prevent the installation of cookies by configuring your browser accordingly. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Siteimprove in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can prevent Siteimprove Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link: opt-out Siteimprove Analytics. Nothing happens except an opt-out cookie is set that prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website.


Like most website operators, ZPID collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. ZPID’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how ZPID’s visitors use it's websites and products.
We use Matomo (, from InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, („Matomo“) for this purpose  [Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO].

ZPID also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The IP addresses are completely anonymized. ZPID does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information. Personally-identifying information is not stored.

Opting-out of website tracking

Newsletter delivery via rapidmail

Our email newsletter is sent via the German certified newsletter software provider rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany ("rapidmail") to whom we pass on the data you provide during the newsletter registration. This transfer is made in accordance with Art. 6, paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest to inform you about our institute, our products and services, and events, etc., with a secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data entered by you for the purpose of receiving a newsletter (e.g., email address) will be stored on the servers of rapidmail in Germany.

rapidmail uses this information for the dispatching and statistical evaluation of the newsletter on our behalf. However, rapidmail is prohibited from using your data for purposes other than sending the newsletter. rapidmail is not permitted to share or sell your data.

With the help of rapidmail we are able to analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see when a newsletter message was opened and which links were clicked. If you object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. A link is provided in every newsletter message for this purpose.

The data provided to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be saved by us until cancellation of your subscription and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of rapidmail after cancellation of the newsletter.

Our contract with rapidmail requires rapidmail to protect the data of our customers and not pass it on to third parties. This contract can be found under the following link:

Further information on the data security of rapidmail can be found here: The privacy policy of rapidmail can be viewed here:

Google Maps

This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is Google Ireland ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration.

Should one or more of the provisions of this notice be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

Any legal disputes arising from the use of ZPID’s website are governed solely by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Contact us free of charge for questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data and their rectification, blocking, deletion or revocation of a given consent. We would like to point out that you are entitled to a right of rectification of incorrect data or deletion of personal data, should this claim no conflict with a legal obligation to hold.

Contact ZPID's data protection officer: datenschutz(at)