Home Legal notice


The following institutions share the responsibility for this internet presence with respect to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, the French Ministery for Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) and the International Support and Coordination Office in Leiden.

Contact details can be found in the imprint of this website: https://www.go-fair.org/imprint/

More information regarding privacy policy can be found on the websites of our institutions. Learn more about how and for what purposes your personal data is processed as well as your personal rights according to GDPR:

Data Protection
Protecting your privacy on our website is important to us. Below you can find information about personal data collected while you visit our site. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, such as name, address, email address, your behaviour as user. We process personal data in compliance with EU law (GDPR) and all other legal regulations that may apply. Our institutions reserve the right to update this data protection notice from time to time. We recommend that you visit this page regularly to renew your acceptance.

Your rights
You have the right to obtain, upon request, information about the personal data which are stored about you free of charge. You also have the right to demand that false data be corrected or deleted. You have the right to restrict the processing of your data, the right to object to processing, and the right to data portability. If you have consented to our processing of your data, you can revoke this consent at any time, taking effect from the time of revocation. You also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority about the processing of your data by us.

Anonymous Data Collection
You can visit the webpages of the GO FAIR initiative without telling us who you are. We only get to know the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you came to our website and which of our webpages you visit. This information will be used for statistical purposes. You as an individual customer remain anonymous.

External Links
In order to provide you with the best possible information, we offer links to third parties’ websites on our website. Whenever it is not obvious that these are external links we will provide an explicit notice. Our institutions cannot control the contents and design of third parties’ websites. Therefore, the guarantees given by this data protection statement do not apply to those websites.
Please note that the embedding of external content, such as videos from the video platform YouTube and Vimeo, can result in the use of trackers by other providers. You can find more information about this in the privacy policy of Google and Vimeo.

Use of Twitter Plugins
Our internet presence uses plugins of the social network Twitter. You can recognise these plugins by the Twitter logo on our website. When you visit our website the plugin will create a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server. This tells Twitter that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the “Like” button while you are logged into your Twitter account, you can link content on our pages to your Twitter profile. This allows Twitter to match your visit on our pages to your user account. We wish to point out that we as the provider of this website have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or their usage by Twitter. You can find more information about this in the data privacy policy of Twitter. If you do not want Twitter to match your visit on our website to your Twitter user account, then please log out of your Twitter user account.

If you send us an e-mail, we will use your e-mail address only for corresponding with you. After the end of correspondence, your e-mail address will be deleted. It will not be used for other purposes or transmitted to third parties. We also advise you that unauthorised access and falsification are possible if e-mails are transmitted without encryption.