Privacy Policy

Information about our Organization and this Web Site

The Beilstein-Institut zur Förderung der Chemischen Wissenschaften (Beilstein-Institut for the Advancement of Chemical Sciences) is a non-profit organization, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Privacy Protection

This policy establishes how we handle the information we learn about you when you visit our Site. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of how we create, organize and implement our activities.

Providing Visitors with Anonymous Access

In general, you can browse our Web Site without disclosing any information about yourself.

If you visit the Beilstein-Institut Web Site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognized: the date and time, the IP address, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request. For data security our provider collects the originating IP address and erases this data after one month.

Automatic Collection of Information

We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

We keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the Beilstein-Institut Web Site, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our Site, to identify the most popular videos, and to help us make our Site more useful to visitors. We analyze these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.

Some pages on the Web Site may use “cookies,” which are small files that are placed on your hard drive. These files are used for session management and customization. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on the Web Site.

We do not use cookies to store personal data nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

Privacy Compliance

Our Privacy Policy is compliant with the following instruments:

  • Bundesdatenschutzgesetz
  • Telemediengesetz

Privacy Support

If you have an enquiry or concern about our Privacy Policy, please contact:

Name/designation: Webmaster
Address: Beilstein-Institut, Trakehner Str. 7-9, 60487 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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