Privacy Policy

Who we are

This site is maintained by the Bioinformatics Core of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Course Registration and Contact Forms: When visitors register for courses or contact us via our website, we collect the data shown in the corresponding form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How we use your data: Data you provide via the course registration form will solely be processed for organizing and evaluating our courses and other academic events organized by us. Data you provide via the contact form will solely be processed to solve the issues addressed in the form.

How long we retain your data: If you register for a course or contact us via our website, the corresponding data and its metadata may be retained indefinitely.

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.

Who we share your data with: We do not share your data with third parties.