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HITS gGmbH has issued the following privacy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to secure and trustworthy Internet communication and the individual’s right to privacy.


By using the SEEK for Science website, you agree to the collection and use of the information as described here. If HITS gGmbH and SEEK for Science decide to make changes to this privacy policy, we will post the changes on this page so that you will always know what information SEEK for Science collects, and how SEEK for Science uses it.

Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

On SEEK for Science website, we store personal information relating to you in order to gather visiting statistic, to tailor and optimize our service offering to you. We bind our employees to strictly observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.


1. What Information Does SEEK for Science Collect and Why?

  • IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems, to administer our website, and to gather demographic information. When you visit our site, we recognize only your domain name and not your e-mail address. We will see your e-mail address only if you give it to us by filling out a form or by sending us an e-mail message.

  • Cookies

We use cookies to deliver personalized content.

  • E-mail Addresses

If you give us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. We will keep your e-mail confidential.

  • SEEK Registration

We use Google Forms to gather information about who have, or have plans to, set-up SEEK. If you provide us this information, it will be passed to Google.

2. Links to Other Sites
This site may contain links to other sites. SEEK for Science is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.

3. Pictures
The pictures used on SEEK for Science website are from The University of Manchester, HITS gGmbH. Other sources (if any) are named within the site.

4. Inquiries
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, feel free to contact:
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 (6221) 533 245
Fax: +49 (6221) 533 298
Managing Director (Geschäftsführer)
Dr. Gesa Schönberger
HRB 337446, Amtsgericht Mannheim

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