CPLJ Commitment & Data Protection Acknowledgement

By completing the form below, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the Commitment Document for the CPLJ Project as well as the Data Protection Policy.

Please be certain to read through both documents before completing the Acknowledgement Form. The documents are available at the links above and the full text is available below.

Commitment to the CPLJ Project

(1) I commit myself to participating in the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg’s Project “Comparative Procedural Law and Justice” (hereafter, CPLJ), which is financially supported by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR – O19/13946847). I have due knowledge of the CPLJ Project Description and the CPLJ Working Guidelines.

(2) I will receive full credit and acknowledgement as participant of the CPLJ Project at all times. This will at least entail: (i) Recognition as CPLJ participant in all the project-related activities; (ii) Opportunity to discuss and comment on the work-in-progress activities of the CPLJ Project; (iii) Opportunity to write chapters or sub-chapters for the Compendium on Comparative Procedural Law, in the terms set forth in the Project Description and in the Working Guidelines; (iv) Access to the CPLJ Online Collaborative Platform and its visible contents; (v) Opportunity to participate in all CPLJ conferences; (vi) Travel and accommodation expenses for attending CPLJ conferences paid against the Project budget; (vii) Support and assistance by the Editorial Board, the Scientific Advisory Board and the MPI team in all CPLJ activities; (viii) Opportunity to come anytime to the Max Institute Luxembourg as a preferential guest, as well as to give presentations within the lectures series of the Institute.

(3) My authorship and intellectual property rights will be duly respected, in accordance with common practice within the academic community and with the following statements:

  • I guarantee the originality of my chapters and/or sub-chapters;
  • I grant to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg (including its authorized agents working as editors of the Compendium) first publication rights to my chapters or sub-chapters, and agree that they will not be published, in whole or in part, in any other source prior to their publication in the Compendium without the express written permission of Max Planck Institute Luxembourg;
  • I grant to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg a non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, display, and distribute my chapter or sub-chapters in any language and in any form including, but not limited to, print, electronic, and digital media, microfiche, microfilm, and any form necessary for inclusion in computerized retrieval systems, or any other format;
  • I additionally grant to the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg the right to transfer, assign, or sublicense the rights granted herein without limitation;
  • I accept that the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg may exercise any rights granted herein directly or by means of third parties, including by authorization of third-party publishers, aggregators, and printers to publish my chapters or subchapters or to include the chapters or sub-chapters in a database or other services such as Westlaw, LEXIS, HeinOnline, JSTOR, and ProQuest. 

The expressions “Compendium on Comparative Procedural Law” and “Compendium” are here used as synonyms; they both refer to the final publication that is to be the main output of the CPLJ Project, irrespective of the title that this publication might eventually be given.

(4) I commit myself to maintaining in confidence and not disclosing to third parties any Confidential Information generated or provided under the CPLJ Project, unless the owner of the copyrights over the Confidential Information in question has expressly given his or her permission in writing to make such disclosure. “Confidential Information” is here understood as any information, outline, summary, draft, manuscript, document, output, software or material disclosed by a participant in the CPLJ Project, or appearing in the CPLJ online collaborative platform, which is not published or has not been made public to third parties before or at the time of disclosure, or the confidential nature of which should have been reasonably presumed by the receiving participant.

(5) I commit myself to keep personal data of other CPLJ participants confidential and to abide by the terms of the CPLJ Data Protection Policy, of which I have been duly informed in the separate section below, without prejudice to the rights conferred by Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

Data Protection Policy

The Comparative Procedural Law and Justice (CPLJ) Project (henceforth known simply as the “Project”) of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is committed to protecting your personal information and complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679). The Data Protection Policy below provides a summary of the rights available to data subjects under the General Data Protection Regulation (henceforth, GDPR) and how these rights apply in the context of the project listed above. The explanation includes: how data is collected, which data is collected, reasons for the data collection, provision of consent to use personal data, ability of the subject to withdraw this consent, methods for updating collected data, how data is stored, and how long data is stored.


The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erasure
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Provided below is a description of these rights in the context of individual involvement with the Project. To exercise any of these rights, contact us at dpo@mpi.lu


In the context of the Project, data collection occurs in the following ways:

  • Data will be collected via publicly available sources such as personal web pages and existing publications, as well as direct communication (email, phone, etc…) with participants.


Article 4, Section 1 of the GDPR defines Personal Data as any information which are related to an identified or identifiable natural person. In the context of the Project, the following pieces of Personal Data may be collected:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Title and/or Role
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address
  • Web pages or links
  • Institution (Work) Name
  • Institution (Work) Address
  • Username(s) for communication tools used by the project (video-conferencing, chat, etc…)


As part of the Project, we use the collected data described above in Section 2 in the following ways:

  • As project organizers, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law will use this data to provide user access to the CPLJ Collaborative Platform.
  • Collected data will be visible to all participants within the collaborative platform.
  • Publication of the work produced by the Project may result in public distribution of personal data for the purpose of attributing authorship.

Additionally, by agreeing to participate in the Project, participants agree that the data collected may be shared with below data processors who assist in making the project a success. External data processors involved with this project includ

  • FNR (Fond National de la Recherché) of Luxembourg, a funding provider of the CPLJ Project.
  • GWDG (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Datenverarbeitung mbH Göttingen), the developers and hosting providers of the CPLJ Collaborative platform. As the hosting provider, GWDG will manage access to the Collaborative platform. GWDG uses a participant email address and general contact information to create an account for each participant in the Collaborative platform.
  • The Publishing House(s) (as yet undetermined) responsible for publishing the final results of the project will be provided with participant details necessary to accurately attribute authorship and to prepare contractual documentation related to publication.


Your personal information is collected via the methods described above and stored in the following locatio

  • Luxembourg on the premises of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
  • Data provided to GWDG is stored entirely in on-premise solutions at GWDG in Göttingen, Germany
  • As the Publishing partner(s) have not yet been selected, details regarding the storage of this data cannot be determined at this time. These details will be shared with participants prior to providing any personal data to the Publishing partner(s).


All data subjects have the right to update, rectify, and maintain accuracy of their personal data collected for the Project. The CPLJ Collaborative Platform and the Publisher(s) may provide the ability to access and update personal data at your convenience. If this functionality is not available or you are having difficulty, requests to update personal data can be emailed to dpo@mpi.lu


Any data subject can request to view the data held for the purposes of the Project at any time during the project. Requests should be sent via email to dpo@mpi.lu


In the context of the Project, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg and the external data processors for the Project (listed above in Section 3) will retain the collected data for a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 10 years beyond the scheduled end of the project (01 September 2024). At the end of this period, all personal data collected for the Project will be destroyed.


As part of the Project, you agree to the collection, management, and storage of your personal data as outlined in this document. Only the personal data noted above will be collected and this data will be managed according to the processes here described. By continuing to participate in the Project, you are consenting that this personal data can be used as described. As a data subject, you have the right to withdraw the consent to use your personal data at any time.

To withdraw your consent and have MPI cease all processing activities involving your data, please contact us at dpo@mpi.lu


Acknowledgement Form

I commit myself to participate in the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg’s CPLJ Project in the following capacity:
By selecting this box I acknowledge that I understand and agree to the terms and responsibilities described in the CPLJ Commitment Document.*
By selecting this box I am giving consent that my personal data can be processed as described in the CPLJ Data Protection Policy.*