Notice on data protection

Responsible for this website is the Verein für Socialpolitik e.V. (VfS), Mohrenstraße 59, D-10117 Berlin. The purpose of the website is to enable female researchers in the D-A-CH region to have a stronger presence in appointment procedures, at conferences, panel discussions and in decision-making bodies with their consent or on their own initiative.

For the purpose of publication, we store the name and main research area of the researcher as well as other voluntary information.  This information is accessible worldwide on the Internet, it can be found with search engines and can be linked to other information. Information accessible via the Internet can be copied and disseminated.

The publication of the data mentioned requires consent. The provision of the data and consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. The revocation must be sent to In this case the corresponding entry will be deleted from the site operated by us. The data processing carried out until the revocation remains lawful. The consent also constitutes the legal basis for data processing.

Our website uses the Google reCAPTCHA in the online registration form and in the contact form to check and prevent automated servers (“bots”) from accessing and interacting with our website. The user behaviour is evaluated in order to be able to distinguish people from “bots”. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

For further information regarding the processing of your data and on data protection, especially regarding your right of information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection, data transferability and complaint to a regulatory authority, please contact our data protection officer at:

Google Analytics

Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analytics service is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser stores on your terminal device and enable an analysis of website usage. Information generated by means of cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server is usually located in the USA.

The setting of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, if necessary, advertising.

IP Anonymization

We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transfers the full IP address to a server in the USA and shortens it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. There is no merging of the IP address transmitted by Google Analytics with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, some functions of our website could be restricted as a result. Likewise, you can prevent the collection of data relating to your website usage, including your IP address, together with subsequent processing by Google. This is possible by downloading and installing the browser plugin accessible via the following link:

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to our website: Disable Google Analytics.

For details on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google’s privacy policy:

Order processing

In order to fully comply with the legal data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing agreement with Google.

Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics

Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. This is possible via the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the item “Objection to data collection”.