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Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
IBG-4 - Bioinformatics
52428 Jülich

HHU Düsseldorf University
Institute of Biological Data Science
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

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Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich

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Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Astrid Lambrecht (Chairman of the Board of Directors)
Karsten Beneke (Vice-Chairman)
Dr. Peter Jansens

Supervisory Board

Ministerialdirektor Stefan Müller

Responsible in the sense of §18, Abs.2, Medienstaatsvertrag (MStV)

Prof. Dr. Björn Usadel
IBG-4 - Bioinformatics
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich


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plantBI @IBG-4 privacy policy

plantBI @IBG-4 would like to assure you that we are committed to protecting the privacy of all our users. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to inform you of the data relating to you that we collect and use in connection with this website and the uses (including disclosures to third parties) we make of such data. We will ensure that the information you provide us with is kept private and confidential, and we will only use it to provide the services you request.

Requirement to provide personal data

You are not under a contractual or statutory obligation to provide us with any personal data.

Personal data that plantBI @IBG-4 collects and processes

When you sign up to our website, send us an email, or communicate with us in any way, you are voluntarily giving us information which we collect. That information may include:

  • your name and contact details, including your postal address, phone number and e-mail address
  • your user ID and password to your account on our website
  • your contact preferences
  • any other information relating to you that you provide to us or that we generate about you in connection with your use of the website
By giving us this information, you consent to this information being collected. In the interest of your privacy, we only collect, use and retain information reasonably required for our legitimate interests.

Non-personal data that plantBI @IBG-4 collects

In addition, when you browse our website, we may automatically collect information about your visit by using cookies. The following non-personal information may be retained about that visit:

  • your device type
  • the search engine used to access the website
  • how you came to the website
  • how you interacted with the website
Most non-personal information is collected via cookies or other analysis technologies. This information may be used to monitor or improve website performance. Information from the cookie alone generally will not identify you personally and we will not use this information in connection with any personally identifiable information you have provided.

How plantBI @IBG-4 uses the collected data

plantBI @IBG-4 uses your personal data for the following: to communicate with you if you choose to participate in our forum (optional) You have the option to subscribe/unsubscribe/contribute to our forum at will. to inform you (if you have optionally decided to choose this option) via email when a job your have submitted to our cluster system had completed. Non-personal information is aggregated for reporting about plantBI @IBG-4 website usability, performance and effectiveness. It is used to improve the website usability and website content.

Information plantBI @IBG-4 shares with third party providers

We don't share your personally identifiable information with any third party providers.

Keeping your information secure

plantBI @IBG-4 is committed to protecting the information you provide. In particular we take steps to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, to maintain data accuracy, and to ensure the appropriate use of the information we collect. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, considering the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Retention of personal data

We will not hold your personal data for longer than is necessary. We retain your personal data for as long as we need it for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement, or to comply with our obligations under applicable law.

Access to and accuracy of your information

plantBI @IBG-4 strives to keep your personal information accurate. We provide you with access to your information when you login to our site, and the opportunity to change your information. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a password and user ID, before granting access to your data.

Third party websites

Our website includes links to other websites, whose privacy practices may be different from ours. If you submit personally identifiable information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Individual rights

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to certain restrictions, in relation to your personal data: the right to access your personal data; the right to request the rectification and/or erasure of your personal data; the right to restrict the use of your personal data; the right to object to the processing of your personal data; where our processing of your personal data is based on you having provided consent, the right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time. If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, or have comments or questions about our Privacy Statement, please contact us at:

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