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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.

Personal Data
While using our website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information (e.g. via filling in registration forms) that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Address (country, city)
  • Food preference
  • Affiliation
  • Presence at events

Personal data collected on the website is processed for the length of your interest in the GFISCO services (e.g. specific types of events organised by GFISCO, information about IFDS developments, Implementation Network participation) while notwithstanding your rights specified below.

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. To do so, please contact us at go-fair@zbw.eu.

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.

Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (e.g. Implementation Networks coordination, outreach and linking, including but not limited to mailings and events organisation) to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (www.etracker.com) to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user’s device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however, no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.


Further information on data protection with etracker can be found here.

As part of services provided, the GFISCO would organise or may support organisation of events for communities engaged with the GO FAIR initiative. Depending on the type of event, a registration form linked from this website may be used to collect personal data of the event participants. Extent of and details about processing of the data collected would be defined by the event registration form which also allows for consent of the participant.

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.

As a service we provide you with the option to sign up for our newsletter. Subscription is facilitated via a registration form on our website. The data filled in the registration (e-mail address is sufficient) is saved and stored in our back end. We process personal data in compliance with the EU law (GDPR) and all other legal regulations that may apply.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and its use for the newsletter distribution at any time by contacting us at go-fair@zbw.eu or by using this form.

Mailing list
You may sign up for our mailing list to be informed about further GO FAIR developments and events. Subscription is facilitated via a contact form on our website. The data filled in the registration (e-mail address is sufficient) is saved and stored in our back end as well as on GFISCO’s G Drive. We process personal data in compliance with the EU law (GDPR) and all other legal regulations that may apply.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data and its use for the mailing list at any time by contacting us at go-fair@zbw.eu.