Austrian Plant Phenotyping Network

Who we are

Vienna BioCenter Core Facilities GmbH (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the website:: https://www.appn.at.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact and registration forms

We store user input data sent through the contact forms or registration forms on this website, along with meta information about the submissions, including the time stamp, the origin IP address, and the user agent (browser). Entered information can include name, email address, affiliation or other fields. If you use our forms, you consent to have us store your entered information so we can respond to your inquiry. Only site administrators are able to see this information and we do not share this information with any third party or make a unification of these data with other data sources.

reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly registration forms or comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and us, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP Address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCAPTCHA from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.

This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Bu using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set above.

Surveys

When visitors decide to participate in one of our surveys, we do save the entered information, along with meta information about the submissions, including the time stamp, the origin IP address, and the user agent (browser), for further processing to improve our services. It is not possible for the website administrators to see the metadata and only the entered data are visible. Unless you have been logged in into our website while taking the survey, these data do not refer to individuals and we do not make a unification of these data with other data sources.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Log data

We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our website, even if you have not created an account (“log data”). For example, when you visit our websites or sign into our website, we may receive information about you. This log data may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, device information (including device and application IDs), or cookie information.
These data do not refer to individuals. A unification of these data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to examine these data retrospectively if we receive concrete evidence of unlawful use.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Changes and review of 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.

We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated on May 30, 2018 @ 11:58 am.

Our contact information

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us via email sim@vbcf.ac.at.