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Identification of the host of this website

University of Münster (WWU)
Department of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Schlossgarten 3
48149 Münster
Germany
Phone +49 251 8323012
Email: web(at)nano3bio.eu

Authorised representative:
Prof. Dr. Bruno Moerschbacher

Technical and editorial implementation

beemo GmbH
Soester Straße 13
48155 Münster
Germany
Phone +49 251 60970072
Email: web(at)nano3bio.eu

Credits

Some video clips created by Nano3Bio and provided on this website contain the following content:

  • The music title 'Sunday' by cdk (CC by 3.0). Big thanks to cdk!
  • The music title 'One Endless Unit' by gurdonark (CC by 3.0). Big thanks to gurdonark!

GDPR Privacy Policy

Security and protection of your personal data

We consider it our primary responsibility to protect the confidentiality of the personal information you provide and to protect it from unauthorized access. That's why we use the utmost care and state-of-the-art security standards to ensure maximum protection of your personal information.

As a private company, we are subject to the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection rules are respected both by us and by our external service providers.

Definitions

Legislation requires that personal data be processed lawfully, in good faith and in a manner that is reasonable for the data subject ("lawfulness, fairness, transparency"). To ensure this, we inform you about the individual legal definitions that are also used in this privacy statement:

Personal data
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"); a natural person is regarded as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

Processing
"Processing" means any operation, with or without the help of automated procedures, or any series of such operations related to personal data such as collection, collection, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying , the use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, matching or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing
"Restriction of processing" is the marking of personal data stored with the aim of limiting its future processing.

Profiling
"Profiling" means any kind of automated processing of personal data which consists in using that personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, to analyze or predict personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location of that natural person.

Pseudonymization
"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, given that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data Data can not be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

File system
"File system" means any structured collection of personal data accessible by specific criteria, whether that collection is centralized, decentralized or organized according to functional or geographical considerations.

Controller
"Responsible person" means a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his appointment may be provided for under Union or national law.

Processor
"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority or body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient
"Recipient" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other entity to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or national law in connection with a particular mission are not considered to be recipients; the processing of such data by the said authorities shall be in accordance with the applicable data protection rules in accordance with the purposes of the processing.

Third party
"Third party" means a natural or legal person, public authority or body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor to process the personal data.

Consent
A "consent" of the data subject is any expression of will voluntarily given in a specific, unequivocal and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by which the data subject indicates that they agree to the processing of their personal data.

Legality of processing

The processing of personal data is only lawful if there is a legal basis for processing. The legal basis for the processing may, in accordance with Article 6 (1) a-f GDPR in particular:

  • The data subject has given their consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the performance of pre-contractual measures which are carried out at the request of the data subject;
  • the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
  • the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person;
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the controller;
  • processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject requiring personal data protection prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Children

Our offer is basically for adults. Persons under the age of 18 should not submit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians.

Rights of the person concerned (not Nano3Bio-specific)

Revocation of consent
If the processing of the personal data is based on a given consent, you have the right to revoke the consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. For the exercise of the right of withdrawal, you can always contact us.

Right of confirmation
You have the right to ask us to confirm that we are processing personal data concerning you. You can request confirmation at any time using the contact details above. 

Right of information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and the following information at any time:

  • the purpose of processing your data
  • the categories of personal data being processed,
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of beneficiaries in third countries or international organizations,
  • if possible, the planned duration, for whoich the personal data are stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration,
  • the existence of a right to have your personal data rectified or erased or to limit the processing or the te existence of a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority,
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any information available on the source of the data, 

the existence of automated decision-making including Profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject. 

If personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer. We provide a copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For any additional copies you request of a person, we may charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If the application is submitted electronically, the information must be provided in a standard electronic format, unless otherwise stated. The right to receive a copy under paragraph 3 shall not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Right of rectification
You have the right to demand immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

Right of cancellation ("right to be forgotten")
You have the right to request from the controller that your personal data be deleted immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if one of the following applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • The data subject revokes their consent to the processing referred to in Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there are no other legitimate grounds for processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and there are no legitimate grounds for processing, or the data subject objects in accordance with Article 21 (2)
  • Personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under EU or national law, to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to Information Society according to Article 8 (1) GDPR. 

If the controller has made the personal data publicly available and is required to erase it in accordance with paragraph 1, taking into account the technology available and the implementation costs, they shall take appropriate measures, including technical ones, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that a data subject has requested that they delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data. The right to cancel ("right to be forgotten") does not exist if the processing is required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information; to fulfill a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the controller; for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Article 9 (2) (h) and (i) and Article 9 (3) GDPR; for archival purposes of public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data if any of the following conditions apply: the accuracy of the data is disputed by the data subject, for a period of time allowing the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful and the data subject rejects deletion of the personal data and, instead, requests the restriction of processing of the personal data the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or the data subject objects to processing under Article 21 (1) GDPR as long as it is not certain that the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned. If the processing has been restricted in accordance with the above-mentioned conditions, these personal data will, with the exception of storage, only be processed with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons important public interest of the Union or of a Member State. In order to exercise the right to limit processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.

Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you provide to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer that information to others without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data were transmitted, provided that the processing is based on a consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) or 9 (2) (a) or a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means. When exercising the right to data portability in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly from one controller to another, as far as technically feasible. The exercise of the right to data portability is without prejudice to the right of cancellation (the "right to be forgotten"). This right does not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the controller.

Right to object
You have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of the GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller no longer processes the personal data unless they can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims. If personal data is processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. Regarding the use of information society services, regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, you can exercise your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications. You have the right, for reasons of your own particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes under Article 89 (1), except when: the processing is necessary to fulfill a public interest task. The right of objection can be exercised at any time by contacting the respective controller.

Automated decisions on a case-by-case basis, including profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, is permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation is adequate to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the person concerned or is made with the express consent of the data subject. The controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on behalf of the controller, to express his or her own position and to challenge the decision. This right can be exercised by the data subject at any time by addressing himself to the controller.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Furthermore, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing concerns them personal data breaches this Regulation.

Right to effective judicial remedy
Without prejudice to an available administrative or extrajudicial remedy, including the right to complain to a supervisory authority under Article 77 of the GDPR, you shall have the right to an effective judicial remedy you consider that your rights under this regulation have been violated by processing your data in a way that is not in accordance with this regulation.

Use of Social Media plugins

This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and incorporated by him into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge: By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press a Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, these can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook. If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the "Facebook Blocker".

Processors

We use an external service provider (processor), e.g. for sending emails and server hosting. Data processing contracts have been made with this service provider to ensure the protection of your personal data: https://www.mittwald.de

Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Nano3Bio consortium and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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Copyright

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