Privacy

Your confidence in the proper handling of your data and the protection of your privacy is an important prerequisite for us in the success of our platform. We take all necessary steps to ensure that the collection, processing and use of your data occurs in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations (e.g. the German Federal Data Protection Act "Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG)" and the Bavarian Data Protection Act "Bayerisches Datenschutzgesetz (BayDSG)").

Anonymous evaluation

When you access our website, general information is recorded automatically. This information includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. This is exclusively information that does not allow you to be identified. To evaluate this information, the analysis software "Piwik" is used. This allows, for example, an anonymous evaluation of the sites visited, the order of those pages, the type of web browser, the operating system used, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. This information is required in order to deliver the content you request correctly and to continue to develop our service.

Data transmission

All data transmission is performed using the latest standard technology in HTTPS encryption.

Cookies

Our website uses a so-called session cookie. This is only used to store your preferred language and the login process. You can disable the use of cookies in your browser. In this case, you can continue to view public areas of the website. However, registration/login as well as language selection will no longer be possible. Through the help function of your web browser, a guide on how you can instruct your browser to display a new cookie, accept no new cookies, or to disable cookies altogether can be obtained. Apart from that, the permission for the creation of a user profile using cookies can be withdrawn at any time.

Information and cancellation

You have the right at any time to obtain information about your personal data stored by us. You also have the right to correct, block or delete your personal data, except for the mandatory data storage for operations / business transactions. Users and /or participants may cancel their consent to data storage and usage at any time without notice or justification via the contact details listed below. Such cancellation also terminates registration on the platform and participation in the Open Research Challenge. Previous contributions are not deleted but displayed anonymously.

Any request of this nature as well as general questions about privacy should be made to the following contact, clearly identifying yourself:


Katharina Sommer
M1 - Marketing
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Germany
Email: openresearchchallenge@fau.de
Tel.: +49 (0)9131 85 70225

Changes

The platform operator reserves the right to adjust the privacy statement in accordance with current legal requirements and changes in our service. The most recent privacy statement applies for each of your visits.