Privacy Policy

The DSI Scientific Network website is hosted at and administered by the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH (DSMZ GmbH). The protection of your personal data and your privacy whilst using the DSI Scientific Network website is important to us – in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “GDPR”). Please take note of the information provided below. The terms we are using below are based on Article 4 of the GDPR.

Anonymous data collection

You can visit the DSI Scientific Network website without telling us who you are. We only obtain data automatically sent to us by your browser, in particular the name of your internet service provider, country, the page on the internet from which you are visiting us, the pages you are visiting and when you do so. We count, for example, the number of times content is accessed and the number of times our contact form is completed. We need this information to maintain the function of our website and for the continuous development of the website content.

Cookies are used by the WordPress software that runs the website to improve functionality. For further information about cookies, visit allaboutcookies.org.

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data are only collected if you provide them to us upon your own initiative, i.e. when you fill in our contact form. These data will only be collected, processed and used for the stated purpose (see Article 6 GDPR) and in accordance with the applicable legislation. Any exceptions may only be made with your consent (see in particular Article 6 in conjunction with Article 7 GDPR).

According to Article 7 paragraph 3 GDPR, consent, once given, can be revoked at any time with effect for the future, provided that there are no legal requirements for the collection and storage of your data. Your data will be deleted once they no longer serves the fulfillment of the purpose and once the period of the legal storage obligation has expired.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. allaboutcookies.org tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The DSI Scientific Network website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

The DSI Scientific Network website keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 11 February 2022.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about the DSI Scientific Network’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. See the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.