Data policy


1. Introduction and general provisions

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the managers of the Institute NaturScience GmbH. Users of the Institute NaturScience GmbH websites are generally not required to provide any personal data. However, if website visitors wish to access some of our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data such as the name, home address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the applicable national data protection provisions. Through this privacy policy, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. In addition, website users are informed of their rights under this privacy policy.

The Institute NaturScience GmbH, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that any personal data processed through this website is well-protected. Nevertheless, security gaps can emerge during digital data transmission, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every website user is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example, via telephone.

1.1 Contact details of data controller

The data controller as per the GDPR, other data protection laws in the member states of the European Union, and other regulations with a data protection character is:

Institute NaturScience GmbH
Henrich-Focke-Str. 4
28199 Bremen
Germany

Phone: +49 421 243-29970
E-Mail: info@institute-naturscience.com

For further questions concerning data protection: datenschutz@dmk.de

1.2 Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will only disclose your personal information to third parties, if:

2. Notes on data collection

2.1. Cookies

The websites of the Institute NaturScience GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain what is referred to as a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual website user's browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognised and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, the Institute NaturScience GmbH can provide users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without setting cookies.

Website users can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the user's internet browser, and thus permanently circumvent the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the website visitor deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser they are using, not all functions of our website may be fully operational.

2.2 Collection of general data and information

a) When visiting the website
When visiting our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until automated deletion:

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. The data collected will under no circumstances be used for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

b) When registering for the user area requiring a login
Users of the website are able to register for our login area by inputting personal data. The personal data transmitted to the Institute NaturScience GmbH arise out of the input mask that is used for registration. The voluntarily provided personal data are collected and saved for internal use and internal purposes only. 

At the time of registration, the IP address allocated by the internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration are saved. These data are stored in order to avoid the misuse of our services and may also be used, if necessary, in the investigation of criminal offenses. Therefore, the storage of these data is necessary for our own protection. Data are not handed over to third parties provided that there is no legal duty to do so or that the transfer is not required for law enforcement purposes. 

The registration results from the voluntary submission of personal data and is necessary for the Institute NaturScience GmbH to provide the registered persons with content or services that can only be offered to registered users due to the very nature of the materials. At any time, registered users are free to amend personal data provided at the time of registration or to request their complete deletion from the database of the Institute NaturScience GmbH.

Upon the registered user's request, the Institute NaturScience GmbH will disclose which personal data have been saved about him or her. In addition, personal data will be corrected or deleted if requested by the person concerned, provided that no statutory storage obligations exist. 

3. Data subject’s rights 

You are entitled to the following data subject rights:

a) Right to information 
You have the right to request a confirmation as to whether your personal data is being processed.

b) Correction / deletion / restriction of processing
Furthermore, you have the right to ask us to:

c) Right of data transferability
You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to communicate that information to another person in charge.

d) Right of revocation
You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

e) Right of opposition
If processing of personal data concerning you is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest (Article 6 (1) (e) GDPR) or for the protection of our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), you have a right to object.

f) Right of appeal
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority without prejudice to any other legal remedies. The contact details of your authority in charge can be found at ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm

4. Usage of Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”; text files that are stored on your computer system and that enable the analysis of the usage of a website. As a general rule, the information about your usage of the website, which is generated by the cookie, is transmitted to and later stored at a Google server in the USA.

Please note that on this website Google Analytics was extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure the anonymous registration of IP addresses (i.e. IP masking). Due to the activation of this IP anonymisation on our website within the member states of the European Union or any other contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, Google shortens your IP address beforehand. Only in exceptions is a full IP address transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information on our behalf to analyse your usage of the website in order to generate reports about website activity and to provide us with further services based on website and internet usage. The IP address that is transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. 

The storage of cookies and tracking will start only after your explicit consent to the usage of tracking cookies. You can withdraw this consent at any time in the respective notification window. Moreover, you can stop the storage of cookies by using a corresponding setting of your browser software. However, please note that in the latter case not all functions of our website may be fully available to you. Furthermore, you can stop the collection of data generated by cookies related to your usage of the website (including your IP address), and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

In addition, the collection of data by Google Analytics can be stopped by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will then be placed, which prevents further collection of your data when visiting this website. This process is particularly recommended if visiting the website via a mobile device.

Deactivate Google Analytics

Further information about the terms of use and data protection are available under www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html respectively.

The legal basis for the usage of the aforementioned analytics tool is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR: processing is done for the analysis of usage behaviour and is therefore required for the service of our legitimate interests.

5. Usage of advertising functions of Google Analytics 

In addition to the standard configuration of Google Analytics, this website applies Google Analytics functions for interest-based advertising and advertising related to the user's surfing behaviour. In this context, Google Analytics uses a third-party cookie from DoubleClick in order to analyse data related to users’ surfing behaviour on various websites. With the help of these data it is possible to generate statistics about demographic data and areas of interests of website users. 
Please note that we are not able to access data related to individual users and that we cannot trace statistical data back to specific individual users. 

6. Usage of YouTube in the expanded data protection mode 

The provider YouTube was used to embed videos in our website. They were embedded in the expanded data protection mode. However, like most websites, YouTube uses cookies to collect information about the users of their website. YouTube uses these cookies for the creation of video statistics, for the prevention of fraud, and for the improvement of the user experience. This also leads to a connection with the Google DoubleClick network. Once you start watching a video, this could lead to further data processing. We have no influence over these processes. Further information about data protection at YouTube is available in their data protection declaration under: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube