Legal Notice and Data Privacy

This website is owned and registered by the Robert Merton Centre (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universitätsstraße 3b, 10117 Berlin) on behalf of the project Navigating Societal Impact. The project has received funding by Stiftung Mercator. This website reflects the views only of the authors, and the Stiftung Mercator cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The project ends on 30 March 2022. After this date the website will be available but will no longer be maintained. 


We maintained this website to enhance public access to information updated until the end of the project. Nevertheless, if errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, we accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this site.

This information is:
Of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity.
Not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date.
In some cases linked to external sites over which RMZ has no control and for which RMZ assumes no responsibility.
Not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

Copyright notice

Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged. For some content provided on this website, the general principle of reuse can be subject to conditions that may be specified in individual copyright notices. We have made an effort to provide our material under a CC-BY license, but please the respective documents. Reuse is not applicable to documents subject to intellectual property rights of third parties. Particularly images and graphics can be subject to copyright and other legal protection.

Personal data protection

Types of data collected
Among the types of personal data that this application collects, by itself or through third parties, there are Cookies and Usage data. Personal data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of usage data, collected automatically when using this website. Users are responsible for any third-party personal data obtained, published or shared through this website and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the data to the website owner.

The use of collected data
Data concerning the website user is collected to allow the website owner to provide its services.

Website statistics and system logs

For operation and maintenance purposes, this website and any third-party services may collect files that record interaction with this website (system logs) or use for this purpose other personal data (such as IP Address). No data is forwarded to third parties.

Matomo Tracking

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

How do we treat e-mails you send us?

When using one of the email addresses provided on this website ( or, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply. If the management team of the mailbox is unable to answer your question, it will forward your e-mail to another project partner.

If you have any questions about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.