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Privacy statement participants

Participant database
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In order to participate in our research, we need certain information from you. We store this information in our database. The database is located on a secure server within the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. Only a select group of employees has access to the database. These are employees of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, who are based at the Max Planck Institute.


We keep your personal data in our database indefinitely. However, you can unsubscribe at any moment (through We will then make your personal data (name, (email) address, phone number) invisible in our database. Your other data (e.g. language background) will still be visible to the employees.


The legal basis for the processing of the personal data described above is your consent. You give your consent by registering as a participant through


If you wish to view or change your personal data, you can go to If you wish to have your data deleted, or if you wish to limit the use of this data, please contact us. We will ensure that your request is carried out within 1 month. You also have the right to withdraw your consent. Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing of your data if you have a legitimate concern. For all cases described above, please contact us at The responsible supervisory body is the Bayerische Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht, Postfach 606, 91511 Ansbach, Germany.


Our Data Protection Officer is Mrs Heidi Schuster of the Max Planck Society. For questions about data protection, please contact or call +49 89 2108 1554 (Mrs Schuster speaks English and German).



Research data

Should we ask you to participate in a study, you will always receive information about the study. Your participation is voluntary and you give your consent by signing a seperate consent form. You only participate in the study if you have given informed consent. The data we collect during the investigation will always be stored seperately from your personal data. Information about the storage of this data and who you need to approach in regard to your rights described above, will be given to you in the information sheet for the relevant study.

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Last checked 2018-05-24 by Reiner Dirksmeyer
About MPI

This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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