By using or contributing to this resource, in addition to agreeing to the copyright and licensing conditions, you also agree to the following privacy policy:

1. If you only read information or perform database queries to access information, the only information collected about you is such as typically collected by web sites in general (server logs including IP address, etc.). This information will not be shared with other parties, except under a compulsory request from law enforcement.

2. If you contribute work (text, images, other resources) to this collaboration platform, you performing a publishing act. Both your work and authorship or place and time of publication may be recorded and made publicly available.

3. Deletion of content: Although you may delete all or parts of your contribution from the current version or a page or record, your original contribution may still be present in a version history or record change log. You do not reserve a right to delete information from these history mechanisms. Note that this is in no way different from writing articles or letters to the editor in a scientific journal. However, in some cases (especially in response to illegal content), server, project, or database administrators may delete information.

4. Most contribution mechansims available require you to previously create a user account. Some special point require mentioning:

  • Name: Because of the importance of authorship to assess quality and validity of scientific contributions, we normally create only accounts under your real name. In special circumstances, however, a pseudonym may be considered.
  • Password: Users are encouraged to select strong passwords (more than 8 characters, words not found in dictionaries, ideally containing digits or punctuation). Do not share your password or publish it! In our current setup not even site and server administrators can directly read a password you have setup. We can not guarantee that your password is fully safe when attempts with hacker tools are made, but we promise to make every effort to protect your password. Note, however, that the editing process of passwords is currently only weakly protected (using http instead of https), so that hackers in your network may read the password while you edit it.
  • Address: Parts of your address may be publicly visible, especially if this is necessary to distinguish multiple persons of the same name.
    • If your data contain an affiliation with an organization, the organization name and address will be published. Your organisational email will either not be published at all, or in a way preventing robots from collecting it for spamming.
    • We try to keep your private address confidential, except for the country and city you live in. However, other users of this collaboration platform, after logging in, may be able to read such information to contact you directly. By submitting the information, your agree with this practice.
  • Once created, user accounts can not be removed on your request..
  • In some case you may be able to update erroneous information yourself, in other cases a server administrator may have to do this.

5. Cookies: Several web applications will set temporary session cookies. Please enable or allow these cookies. We will not use information from these cookies to infringe on your privacy.

(Partly based on the Wikipedia Privacy Policy).

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