Privacy Statement (Version 20.5.2018)
    1. Introduction

    2. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.
    3. This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
    4. We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.
    5. In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to
      BrainNet Europe Coordinating Office,
      Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
      Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung
      Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
      D-81377 München
      Germany. For more information about us, see Section 13.
    6. In this policy, "service provider" refers to
      STRATO AG,
      Pascalstr. 10
      10587 Berlin
      Germany
      http://www.strato.de/
      You can find their dataprotection and privacy statement here:https://www.strato.de/datenschutz/
    1. Credit

    2. This document was created using a template from Docular (https://docular.net).
    1. How we use your personal data

    2. In this Section 3 we have set out:
      1. the general categories of personal data that we may process;
      2. the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
      3. the legal bases of the processing.
    3. We and our service provider may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.
    4. We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of being able to answer your queries. The legal basis for this processing is the ability to answer your queries over our contact form.
    5. We and our service provider may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely being able to communicate with our users as well as the proper administration of our website.
    6. We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
    7. We and our service provider may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.
    8. In addition to the specific purposes for which we and our service provider may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we and our service provider may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we or our service provider are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
    9. Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
    1. Providing your personal data to others

    2. We may disclose your personal data to any member of the Brainnet Europe consortium (this means our cooperating BrainNet Europe brainbanks and all their subsidiaries or subcontractors) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy. Information about our Brainnet Europe consortium can be found at BrainNet Europe Consortium.
    3. We and our service provider may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
    4. In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we and our service provider may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we or our service provider are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We or our service provider may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
    1. International transfers of your personal data

    2. In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
    3. The hosting facilities for our website are situated in Germany. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries.
    4. You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. We and our service provider cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
    1. Retaining and deleting personal data

    2. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
    3. Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
    4. Your correspondence and personal details if provided, will be retained for a minimum period of 5 years following 25.5.2018, and for a maximum period of 25 years following 25.5.2018.
    5. In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, the period of retention of data submitted in our contact form will be determined based on the basis of the recipients view as to the necessity of retaining the information.
    6. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we and our service provider may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we or our service provider are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests, our vital interests, the vital intrests of our service provider or the vital interests of another natural person.
    1. Amendments

    2. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
    3. Our service provider may update their policy from time to time by publishing a new version on their website. For more information about their data protection and privacy statement please see:https://www.strato.de/datenschutz/
    4. You should check these pages occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
    1. Your rights

    2. In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
    3. Your principal rights under data protection law are:
      1. the right to access;
      2. the right to rectification;
      3. the right to erasure;
      4. the right to restrict processing;
      5. the right to object to processing;
      6. the right to data portability;
      7. the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
      8. the right to withdraw consent.
    4. You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    5. You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    6. In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    7. In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    8. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    9. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    10. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
      1. consent; or
      2. that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
      and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

      For any information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    11. If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

    12. If this concerns information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    13. To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
    14. You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us, in addition to the other methods specified in this Section 8.

      If the excercising of your rights refers to information stored at our service providers please contact them here.
       
    1. About cookies

    2. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
    3. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
    4. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
    1. Cookies that we use

    2. At this moment we do not use cookies.
    1. Cookies used by our service providers

    2. Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.
    3. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. Our service providers privacy policy is available at: https://www.strato.de/datenschutz/.
    1. Managing cookies

    2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
      1. https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
      2. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);
      3. http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);
      4. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
      5. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and
      6. https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).
    3. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
    1. Our details

    2. This website is owned and operated by
      BrainNet Europe Coordinating Office,
      Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
      Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung
      Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
      D-81377 München
      Germany.
    3. Our principal place of business is at
      BrainNet Europe Coordinating Office,
      Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
      Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung
      Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
      D-81377 München
      Germany.
    4. You can contact us:
      1. by post, to the postal address given above;
      2. using our website contact form;
      3. by telephone on +49-89-2180-78000; or
      4. by email, using our website contact form.
    1. Our service provider

    2. Our service provider is:
      STRATO AG,
      Pascalstr. 10
      10587 Berlin
      Germany
      http://www.strato.de/
      For more information about their data protection and privacy rules please see their website.
      You can find their dataprotection and privacy statement here:https://www.strato.de/datenschutz/
    1. Data protection officer

    2. Our data protection officer's contact details are:
      BrainNet Europe Coordinating Office, P. Schmitz,
      Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
      Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung
      Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
      D-81377 München
      Germany.
 



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