Privacy Statement

Introduction

The SILVA project is aware that the protection of your privacy is important when using our website at www.arb-silva.de. We provide this statement to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. The amount and type of information received by us depends on how you use our website.

Information collected and use of information

During standard website usage, we do not collect or store information that will individually identify you. Our web server only stores information such as the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you linked to our website, the pages you request on our website, andthe date and the duration of your visit. We may use this information to generate statistics to improve the usefulness of our services.
Beyond this, we will only store personal information which you provide to us voluntarily, as part of a support request or registration with the SILVAngs service at Opens external link in new windowhttps://www.arb-silva.de/ngs/.

We use return email addresses to answer support requests that we receive. Such addresses including the personal information provided (such as your name and postal address) are not used for any other purpose. The SILVA project may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, when the support request can best be addressed by an expert who is not part of the SILVA project, and in case of commercial users which are served by Ribocon GmbH Bremen (Opens external link in new windowhttp://www.ribocon.com). 

The information required to register with the SILVAngs service and all uploaded data is solely used to offer the services provided by SILVAngs. Mandatory information for the registration with this service is your title, name, affiliation, city, country, and email address. This information is required to guarantee the legitimate use of this service and to prevent users from registering multiple times to circumvent the credit system implemented by this service. For the SILVAngs service, you can check online all information we have stored related to your person and you have the right to correct this information if you consider it to be outdated or incorrect. You also have the right to retract your consent to use personal identifiable information at any time with effect for the future. An email to the address stated below is sufficient. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above.

Cookies

A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. Some parts of our website use cookies to identify users/computers in order to maintain user sessions (e.g. to provide/maintain analysis results while you browse the website). Usage of cookies is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information about individual users. The information is also not shared with any third party. Unless you specifically tell us, we will never know who you are, even if we do assign a cookie to your computer. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies or you may also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, please be aware that in case of not accepting cookies, the functionality of our website is limited.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of Amerika. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Statement only covers the website at www.arb-silva.de. Links within this website to other websites are not covered by this statement. Please be aware that linked websites could store information in a way which does not comply with this statement, as soon as these websites are accessed. We cannot accept any responsibility for the collection, processing, use and passing on of information in such cases.

Changes

We reserve the right to amend or correct this Privacy Statement at any time. The revised statement will be posted on the website and will only apply to data collected after the effective date of the revised statement.

How to contact us

In case you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement, please send us an email at contact(at)arb-silva.de.

Bremen, 16.04.2015