ZIB was founded as an institution incorporated under public law:

Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin 
Takustraße 7
14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 84185-0
Fax: +49 30 84185-125
Web: http://www.zib.de

Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Christof Schütte | Vice President
Prof. Dr. Alexander ReinefeldDirector Computer Science
Annerose Steinke | Director Administration

Umsatzsteuer/VAT-Id Nr.: DE 136 630 386
Steuernummer: 1129 / 033 / 03964

Although we carefully revise all texts we assume no liability for the contents of external links for which solely the external provider is responsible. In case our Internet offer provides the option to enter personal or business data (e.g. e-mail addresses, names, addresses), it is deemed to be agreed that the user expressly voluntarily reveals such data. You can find detailed information about data protection at ZIB in the privacy statement below. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the privacy commissioner at ZIB, Olaf Paetsch.

Privacy Statement

The Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) operates web pages with information about its scientific work and services, public relations and as orientation for visitors as a time and location-independent offer.



In order to detect safety-relevant events, for each access to the web server www.zib.de the access data are logged. ZIB’s web server is operated by the department IT services. The log data set in question includes:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of the request
  • Access method/function required by the requesting computer
  • nput values transmitted by the requesting computer (e.g. file name)
  • Access status of the web server (file transfer, file not found, command not implemented, etc.)
  • URL from which the file and/or the desired function was requested
  • Browser ID

Purpose of the Logging
The stored data is used for identification purposes and to keep track of inadmissible access attempts and accesses on the web servers.

Storage Period
The logged data will be stored for a period of 4 weeks and will then be deleted unless a web attack that has been detected results in civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker. 

The data will be evaluated by the responsible persons in the department IT services.

Active components
The only purpose of cookies set by ZIB is the client-side storage of user-related configuration settings for the duration of the session (e.g. preferred language, font size). You have the right and the possibility to reject cookies. Our information offer will be available to you in its full extent, however, with limited scope of function.

Data transfer
The above mentioned log data will not be transferred to Third Parties. Personal data prompted in the contact form are only used for a direct reply by e-mail and are not stored for other purposes.

Safety of data communication
If you send us an e-mail your e-mail address will only be used for correspondence with you. We do not assume any responsibility for the data safety during transmission via internet and e-mail. There is the risk that information contained in e-mails and attachments, including confidential information, may be intercepted or destroyed during transmission, get lost or arrive with delay. Although ZIB is trying to reduce this risk, there is no guarantee that information sent by ZIB, e-mails and attachments do not contain harmful elements.