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Contents of the website

The contents of this website were written with due diligence and by the author’s best knowledge. We can be held liable only by general laws, especially for our own contents acc. § 7 TMG (German law on tele-media) and for external contents acc. §§ 8 – 10 TMG. As a Provider of tele-media we can be held liable for external contents only once we have knowledge of a concrete infringement of law. We reserve the right to change or delete contents of this webpage which are not subject to any contractual obligation. Links on external Websites Contents of external websites on which we are linking direct or indirect (through „hyperlinks“ or „deeplinks“) are beyond our responsibility and are not adopted as our own content. When the links were published, we didn’t have knowledge of any illegal activities or contents on these websites. Since we do not have any control on the contents of these websites, we distance ourselves from all contents of all linked websites, which were updated after the setting of the links. For all contents and especially damages, resulting of the use of the linked websites, only the provider of these linked websites can be held liable. If we receive knowledge of illegal contents on these linked websites, we will delete the according links. Intellectual property rights All content of this website, especially texts, pictures, images, graphical presentations, music, trademarks, brands and so forth, are subject to copyright laws. The use, reproduction and so on are subject to the individual rights of the respective owner of the copyright or administrator of these rights. If you want to use such content, please let us know and we will establish contact with the respective owner/administrator.

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Contents of external websites on which we are linking direct or indirect (through „hyperlinks“ or „deeplinks“) are beyond our responsibility and are not adopted as our own content. When the links were published, we didn’t have knowledge of any illegal activities or contents on these websites. Since we do not have any control on the contents of these websites, we distance ourselves from all contents of all linked websites, which were updated after the setting of the links. For all contents and especially damages, resulting of the use of the linked websites, only the provider of these linked websites can be held liable. If we receive knowledge of illegal contents on these linked websites, we will delete the according links.

Intellectual property rights

All content of this website, especially texts, pictures, images, graphical presentations, music, trademarks, brands and so forth, are subject to copyright laws. The use, reproduction and so on are subject to the individual rights of the respective owner of the copyright or administrator of these rights. If you want to use such content, please let us know and we will establish contact with the respective owner/administrator.


Privacy Policy for the Science Media Internet Platform


I. General Information

The website www.science-media.org ("Website") is an offer of The SMN Science Media Network GmbH (hereinafter "we" / "us"). Below we inform you about the handling of your personal data. If you use our website and the service of our website, personal data will be processed. Because protecting your privacy is important to us, we want you to have the ability to fully inform yourself about which of your personal information we use and how we process it. You can access this Privacy Policy at any time under the Privacy Policy section of our website. A note in advance: Of course, we observe the statutory provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new) and other data protection provisions. Information Collection And Use
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to, your email address, name, other information ("Personal Information").


II. Name and address of the responsible party

Responsible body is The SMN Science Media Network GmbH, Maienbühlstr. 10, 79677 Wembach, Germany, Tel.: +49-7673-3699993, info@science-media.org legally represented by the board:
Dr. Christian Nutto
Guido Roth
Dr. Markus Roth
Uwe Zell


III. Contact details of the data protection officer

In case of questions or for executing your rights as aggrieved party, please contact our Service Center at info@science-media.org, Tel.: +49-7673-3699993.


IV. Processing of personal data

1. Provision of the website and creation of log files

a) Description and scope of data processing
For technical reasons, every time you visit our website, the following data transmitted by your browser are automatically saved:
- Information about your browser type and browser version
- The operating system you are using
- The website from which you visit us (Referrer URL)
- Your IP address
- Date and time of your visit
Our system saves your personal data in the log files. This data will not be stored with other personal information concerning you.

b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary processing of the data and the logfiles is Art. 6 (1) UAbs. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

c) Purpose of the data processing
The temporary processing of your IP address by our system is required to enable the provision of the website on your device. Furthermore, we use your personal data to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. Your data will not be processed for marketing purposes. This also results in our legitimate interest in data processing.
d) Duration of storage
The aforementioned personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for the purpose of processing. When you end the session, this is the case for the processing of data in order to provide the website.
In the case of the processing of IP addresses in log files, these files are deleted after seven days. A longer storage is only possible if your IP address is deleted or alienated, so that a conclusion on your person is no longer possible.
e) Objection and remedy according to Art. 21 DSGVO
There is no possibility to object to this data processing, since the processing of the data for the provision of the website is mandatory.

2. Cookies
a) Description and scope of data processing
We use on our website so-called cookies, which serve to recognize you as a user and to facilitate the use of our site. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser installs on your device. Often these are so-called "session cookies", which are deleted after the end of your session.
Other cookies remain installed on your device until you remove them. These installed cookies allow us to identify your web browser on the next visit.
You can also set your web browser to notify you about the installation of cookies. As part of the settings you can choose whether cookies should be allowed only in individual cases or may be installed only in certain cases or are generally not accepted or automatically deleted after closing your web browser. If you opt for disabling cookies, this may limit your use of the website.
On our website we use cookies to make it more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser be identified even after a changing webpages.
We also use cookies on our website to analyze your browsing behavior. The following data is stored and transmitted:
- Entered search terms
- Frequency of page views
- Use of website functions.
Your personal data processed in this way will be pseudonymised by technical means. Therefore, an assignment of the data to the calling user is no longer possible. The data will not be stored together with other personal data that you process.
When you visit our website you will be informed by an info banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and referred to this privacy policy. In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies in the browser settings can be prevented.

b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing your personal data using cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

c) Purpose of the data processing
We use technically necessary cookies in order to optimize the use of the website for you. Otherwise, we may not be able to offer you some features of our website, as they require that your web browser is recognized after a change of webpages.
The following application requires the use of cookies:
- Acceptance of language settings
- Remembering of search term
We do not use the personal data collected by technically necessary cookies for the creation of user profiles. The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its contents. Furthermore, they are used to constantly optimize our services and thereby improve the user comfort of our website.
Our legitimate interest in the processing of your personal data lies in these purposes.
d) Duration of storage, objection and disposal options
Cookies are stored on the computer of the user and transmitted by this to our site. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all features of the website to the full.

3. Newsletter
a) Description and scope of data processing
On our website we give you the option to receive our free newsletter. In order to be able to send this to you, we need your e-mail address when you register. Furthermore, we process your IP address, the date and time of your registration. As part of the registration process, your consent to the processing of your personal data will be obtained and reference to this Privacy Policy is made.

b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data after signing up for the newsletter is the existence of a consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) UAbs. 1 lit. a GDPR.

c) Purpose of the data processing
The processing of the e-mail address serves to send you the newsletter. In doing so, we check the e-mail address provided by you to determine whether you are the actual owner or the owner of the e-mail address has consented to the receipt of the newsletter. We process your IP address as well as the date and time of your registration in the event that a third party registers on our website without your knowledge or misuses your personal data.

d) Duration of storage
Personal data will be deleted if they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their collection because you have unsubscribed from the subscription. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately, the other data collected during the registration process, such as your IP address and the date and time of your registration will be deleted after a technically defined deletion cycle within 60 days.

4. Use of Google Analytics with anonymization function
a) Description and scope of data processing We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter "Google". Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your device and allow an analysis of your website usage. The information about your usage behavior generated by these cookies is transmitted to and stored by Google's US servers. In order to be able to use our website anonymously, we use Google Analytics with the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp". As a result, your IP address is already being reduced by Google within EU member states or other treaty states of the European Economic Area Treaty and therefore anonymised. Only in extreme cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. In no case will your IP address be merged with other data collected by Google. For more detailed information about the Google Analytics terms and conditions and privacy policy, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en. For the exceptional cases in which personal data are transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US- Framework, to ensure an appropriate level of data protection.

b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

c) Purpose of the data processing
Google uses the information to determine how you used the website to provide us with a summary of the website activity and to provide other services related to internet and website usage. If necessary, Google will transfer the information collected to third parties, if required by law or as far as Google entrusts third parties with the processing of these data.
In these purposes, too, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of your personal data.

d) Duration of storage
The cookies Google Analytics uses to analyze website use have a preset amount of storage time that we do not know or cannot influence. You can independently delete the cookies installed by Google Analytics and thus the stored data. How this deletion can be made using the browser settings is explained in the following section.

e) Objection and remedy according to Art. 21 DSGVO
You are free to prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly.
For this, Google offers a deactivation add-on for the most popular browsers, which gives you more control over what data Google collects about the website you are visiting. The add-on informs the JavaScript (ga.js) of Google Analytics that no website visit information should be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, Google Analytics's opting-out browser add-on does not prevent from information being passed to us or any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about installing the browser add-on, please visit the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

5. Newsletter tracking
a) Description and scope of data processing
Our e-mail newsletter includes so-called "web beacons" (counting pixels). This is a pixel-sized image file that, when you open the newsletter, collects certain information, such as the time of retrieval, your IP address, information about the email program you are using and the link you followed, and sends it to s. The name of the image file is customized for each newsletter recipient by appending a unique ID. This allows us to register to which email address which ID belongs and to identify which newsletter recipient has just opened or read the email.
b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the use of "web beacons" is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

c) Purpose of the data processing
The counting pixels allow us to detect when an email was opened and which link the recipient followed. We use this information to constantly improve our newsletters and to adapt to your personal wishes and needs. In these purposes, too, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of your personal data.

d) Duration of storage
The data stored during the newsletter tracking will be deleted after a technically defined erase cycle within 60 days.

e) Objection and remedy according to Art. 21 DSGVO
You have the right to object to the use of "web beacons" at any time.

6. Use social media buttons with Shariff
On our website we integrate the following social networks:
Facebook (Facebook, Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA)
Twitter (Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA)
LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland)
Xing (XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland)
For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers on their sites and their rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the provider.
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
https://twitter.com/privacy
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-privacy-policy
https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

7. Business Transaction
If SMN - ScienceMedia Network GmbH is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.
8. Security
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
9. International Transfer
Your information, including Personal Information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Germany and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the information, including Personal Information, to Germany and process it there.
Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
10. Links To Other Sites
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
11. Children's Privacy
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Information from a children under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.


V. Your rights as an aggrieved party


If your personal data are processed by us, you are an aggrieved party according to the GDPR (DSGVO), so you are asserted the following rights towards us:
1. Right to information
You have the right to request information from us about your personal data processed by us at any time. This includes information about the origin, the recipient or categories of recipients to whom we submit your data and the purposes for which we process your personal data.
2. Right to rectification
You have the right to request immediate correction and / or completion of your personal data from us if your personal data is incorrect or incomplete. However, we have the right to react on your request in a reasonable time.
3. Right to delete or limit processing
You can request that your personal data be deleted immediately (within a reasonable processing time). We are obliged to carry out the deletion without delay. Something else is only valid if we are obliged to further processing your personal data due to contractual and / or legal regulations. For example, this is the case if tax retention requirements prohibit us from deleting. In such a case, we limit the processing and delete the personal data in question immediately after expiration of the retention period.
4. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, if technically possible. You also have the right to transfer these data to another person without hindrance, if you so desire.
5. Automated decision on an individual basis including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a considerable manner.
6. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
You are entitled to complain to the competent authority if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR (DSGVO). The competent supervisory authority is:

The Baden-Würrtemberg Data Protection Officer, Königstr. 10 a, 70173 Stuttgart, e-Mail: Poststelle@lfd.bwl.de


VI. Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


VII. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.
info@science-media.org, Tel.: +49-7673-3699993.