About MSI

Materials Science International Services is a global research & publishing infrastructure in the field of materials science. MSI has a strong commitment to data quality and transparency in materials constitution.


The web sites www.msiport.com, www.msi-eureka.com and www.apdic.info are owned and operated by
Materials Science International Services GmbH

Am Wallgraben 100
D-70565 Stuttgart
Tel.: +49 (0) 711-677-12-40
Fax: +49 (0) 711-677-12-48

VAT-ID: DE 147864133 | Amtsgericht Stuttgart
HRB 14 288 | Managing director: Svitlana Iljenko

Internet:  Opens external link in new windowwww.msiport.com
E-Mail: infomsiportcom

Responsible for the contents at www.msiport.com, www.msi-eureka.com: Svitlana Iljenko (iljenkomsiportcom)

You can reach our services on working days between 9am and 5pm (CET); please contact us at  infomsiportcom or +49 (0) 711-677-12-40.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this site, we can not take responsibility for completeness, correctness, and latest actuality of the entries.

Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy (“policy”) for the website which is run and provided by MSI, Materials Science International Services GmbH, Am Wallgraben 100, D-70565 Stuttgart, Germany, (further referred as “we”, “us”, “our”) under the domains msiport.com, msi-eureka.com and apdic.info. MSI operates under the European General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’ we process. Under the GDPR, the data protection principles set out the main responsibilities for organisations and MSI is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate, compliance with the principles.

We will only use the personal data gathered over this website as set out in this policy. Below you will find information on how we use your personal data, for which purposes your personal data is used, with whom it is shared and what control and information rights you may have.


Summary of our processing activities

The following summary provides you with a quick overview of the processing activities that are undertaken on our website. You will find more detailed information under the indicated sections below.

  • When you visit our website for informational reasons without setting up an account, only limited personal data will be processed to provide you with the website itself (see section III).
  • In case you subscribe to our newsletter, further personal data will be processed in the scope of such services (see section V).
  • Furthermore, your personal data will be used to provide you with interesting advertising for our services and products (see section VI) and your personal data will be used for statistical analysis that helps us to improve our website (see section VII).
  • Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties (see section VIII) that might be located outside your country of residence; potentially, different data protection standards may apply (see section IX).
  • We have implemented appropriate safeguards to secure your personal data (see section IX) and retain your personal data only as long as necessary (see section XI).
  • Under the legislation applicable to you, you may be entitled to exercise certain rights with regard to the processing of your personal data (see section XII).

I.           Definitions

  • Personal data: means any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
  • Processing: means any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or any kind of disclosure or other use.

II.         Informational use of the website

When you visit our website for informational reasons, i.e. without applying for a newsletter, we may automatically collect information about you which will contain personal data only in limited cases and which is automatically recognised by our server, such as:

  • the website from which you have been directed to our offer
  • the date and time of your requests
  • your device type, screen resolution and browser version
  • your IP address (truncated for anonymization)
  • information on your operating system, including language settings
  • information on the offers you have visited on our website

We use such information only to assist us in providing an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the needs of your device or to allow you to log in to our website), and to collect broad demographic information for anonymised, aggregated use.

The personal data automatically collected is necessary for us to provide the website, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR, and for our legitimate interest to guarantee the website’s stability and security, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Personal data that is collected automatically is anonymized immediately and properly erased afterwards.

III.       Request

Whenever you contact us via the channels provided on the website (by phone, email or in writing) we will store the personal data you provide. These may contain:

  • Name and address (including title)
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Company and organization type
  • Occupation and/or area of interest
  • Country the company/organization is located in

For this, the legal basis is Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The information you provide when contacting us (see also section XI) will be processed to:

  • Communicate with you
  • Provide you with the services and information which you request

They will be archived for later reference and erased when the process is fully completed. Alternatively, we will restrict the processing of the respective information in accordance with statutory retention requirements.

IV.       Newsletter

With your email address you can subscribe to our newsletter or alert that provides you with the latest news about our products and services or information from your area of interest (if you have specified one during ordering the newsletter) if you consent to receiving such newsletters and may also contain topic-specific advertisements. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR. Your email address will be retained as long as you subscribe to our newsletter.

You can unsubscribe from this service by opting out via the link provided in each newsletter.

V.         Cookies

The website is using so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can setup your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies, or so that you allow cookies only in individual cases, you may exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (eg shopping cart function) are saved on the basis of Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically correct and optimized provision of its services. If a corresponding consent has been requested (eg consent to the storage of cookies), the processing will be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent is revocable at any time.

VI.       Cross border data transfers

Within the scope of our information sharing activities set out above, your personal data may be transferred to other countries (including countries outside the EEA) which may have different data protection standards from your country of residence. Please note that data processed in a foreign country may be subject to foreign laws and accessible to foreign governments, courts, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies. However, we will endeavour to take reasonable measures to maintain an adequate level of data protection when sharing your personal data with such countries.

In the case of a transfer outside of the EEA, this transfer is safeguarded by either Privacy Shield or EU Model Clauses. We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:

·         in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims;

·         if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and

·         if MSI GmbH or this Site is acquired by, transferred to, or merged with another company.

VII.     Security

We have reasonable state of the art security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to personal data. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser's address bar changing from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock icon in your browser bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our website whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk.

VIII.   Data retention

We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your personal data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods set out in this policy, your personal data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.

IX.       Your rights

Under the legislation applicable to you, you may be entitled to exercise some or all of the following rights:

1.      require (i) information as to whether your personal data is retained and (ii) access to and/or duplicates of your personal data retained, including the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, and the data recipients as well as potential retention periods;

2.      request rectification, removal or restriction of your personal data, e.g. because (i) it is incomplete or inaccurate, (ii) it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, or (iii) the consent on which the processing was based has been withdrawn;

3.      refuse to provide and – without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal – withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time

4.      object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, that your personal data shall be subject to a processing. In this case, please provide us with information about your particular situation. After the assessment of the facts presented by you we will either stop processing your personal data or present you our compelling legitimate grounds for an ongoing processing;

5.      take legal actions in relation to any potential breach of your rights regarding the processing of your personal data, as well as to lodge complaints before the competent data protection regulators

6.      require (i) to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and (ii) to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from our side; where technically feasible you shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller; and/or

7.      not to be subject to any automated decision making, including profiling (automatic decisions based on data processing by automatic means, for the purpose of assessing several personal aspects) which produce legal effects on you or affects you with similar significance.

You may (i) exercise the rights referred to above or (ii) pose any questions or (iii) make any complaints regarding our data processing by contacting us using the contact details set out below.

X.         Contacting us

Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this privacy policy or any requests concerning your personal data by email to dataprotection@msiport.com.

The information you provide when contacting us,

MSI, Materials Science International Services GmbH
Am Wallgraben 100
D-70565 Stuttgart
phone: +49 711 6771240

will be processed to handle your request and will be erased when your request is completed. Alternatively, we will restrict the processing of the respective information in accordance with statutory retention requirements. 

XI.       Links to third party websites

This website may contain links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content and the data collection on respective third party websites; please check the privacy policy of respective websites for information of respective websites’ data processing activities.

XII.     Amendments to this policy

We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time by updating our website respectively. Please visit the website regularly and check our respective current privacy policy. This policy was last updated on August 14th 2019.