Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

Introduction

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data that could allow you to be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy below.

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or the date and time you accessed the site. Such data are collected automatically when you use our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how visitors use the site. We use the data you enter on contact forms to contact you.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have, at any time, the right to request at no cost information about any personal data we have retained about you, including its origin, its recipients and the purpose of its collection. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This is done primarily through the use of cookies and analytic services. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using particular tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operator of this website takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory provisions on data protection and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data that could allow you to be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. It is not possible to fully protect your data from third-party access.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

ecSeq Bioinformatics GmbH
Sternwartenstr. 29
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany

Fax: +49 341 33187-962
Email: email image

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up until the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation of consent.

SSL / TSL encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons as well as to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address bar when the URL changes from "http://" to "https://" and when a lock icon is displayed there.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

We use cookies on certain portions of our website. Cookies neither harm your computer nor contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient and secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or decline a cookie. You can also configure your browser to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to rejects all cookies, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may negatively impact the functionality of this Website.

Cookies that are necessary to enable electronic communications or to provide particular functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to ensure its services are provided in an optimal way and without any technical errors. If other types of cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be discussed separately in this privacy policy under Section 5 (“Analytics and advertising”).

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in server log files. This information includes:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time and date of the server request
  • IP address

This information will not be combined with data from other sources. The legal basis for processing such data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data if such is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Forms

Should you send us an inquiry via forms on this website, we will retain the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, in order to process your inquiry and any follow-up inquiries. We will not share this information without your consent.

Data that you enter into forms on this website are thus processed solely on the basis of consent given by you pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. This can be done by simply sending an email to the party responsible for this website at info@biodeutschland.org. The legality of the data processing carried out up until the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation of consent.

We will retain the data you enter into forms on this website until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its retention or the purpose for its retention no longer applies (such as after the processing of your inquiry has been completed). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those pertaining to mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision. Data processing (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as necessary to establish or modify legal relationships with us (master data). This is done pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data if this is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the usage of our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you to use our service or to invoice you for the same.

Customer data that are retained will be deleted upon completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transferred during the conclusion of contracts

We transfer personal data to third parties only to the extent necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, such as to banks with which we have contracted for payment processing.

Your data will not be transferred for any other purpose unless you have given your express consent to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.

The legal basis for processing such data is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits the processing of data if this is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimize both its website and its advertising. IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within an EU member state or other EEA state before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. Google will not link the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics to any other data held by Google.

Browser add-on

You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that in doing so you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Opting out of data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link (an opt-out cookie will be placed on your computer to prevent your data from being collected on subsequent visits to this website): Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles users’ data, see Google’s privacy policy at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Google Analytics’ demographics and interests tool

This website uses Google Analytics’ demographics and interests tool. This allows reports to be generated containing information about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party user data. The collected data cannot be attributed to any specific person. You can disable this tool at any time by changing the ads settings in your Google account or you can prohibit Google Analytics from collecting your data by following the instructions in the section “Opting out of data collection”.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.

Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

Conversion cookies are stored based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

5. Newsletter

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered via this website, we need an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No further data is collected unless you provide data on a voluntary basis.

We use this data exclusively for the purposes of sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. Data that you enter into the newsletter sign-up form are processed solely on the basis of consent given by you pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. You may revoke, at any time, your consent to the retention of your data and your email address as well as to their being used for sending the newsletter. This can be done, for example, via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing carried out up until the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation of consent.

The data you provided when signing up for the newsletter will be retained as long as you maintain your subscription. Should you cancel your subscription, this data will be deleted. Data that we have retained for other purposes (such as email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

MailJet

We use MailJet to deliver newsletters and to keep records of all of our member and mailing list subscriber email addresses. You can find their privacy policy at https://www.mailjet.com/statics/privacy-policy

6. Plugins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. Information about which of our pages you have visited is relayed to YouTube’s servers. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to link your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to present our online content in an appealing way. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

For more information on how YouTube handles users’ data, see Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Google Web Fonts

This website uses web fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform representation of fonts. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

To facilitate this, your browser makes a direct connection with Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

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