Privacy Policy

This policy establishes how we handle the information we learn about you when you visit our Site. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is an important aspect of how we create, organize and implement our activities.

Anonymous Access and Automatic Collection of Information

In general, you can browse our Web Site without disclosing any information about yourself. We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

If you visit the Beilstein-Institut Web Site to read or download information, we collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognized: the date and time, the IP address, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request. For data security our provider collects the originating IP address and erases this data after one month.

We keep track of the domains from which people visit and we also measure visitor activity on the Beilstein-Institut Web Site, but we do so in ways that keep the information anonymous. We use the information that we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different areas of our Site, to identify the most popular articles and videos, and to help us make our Site more useful to visitors. We analyze these logs periodically to measure the traffic through our servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on our servers.


Some pages on the Web Site may use "cookies," which are small files that are placed on your hard drive. These files are used for session management and customization. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. By not accepting cookies, some pages may not fully function and you may not be able to access certain information on the Web Site.

We do not use cookies to store personal data nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

Your Personal Data

We collect the personal data that you may volunteer while using our services. We do not disclose your personal data to our subsidiaries or other organizations. Your personal data will not be disclosed to state institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation.

Registering on our Site is optional. If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use the Beilstein-Institut Web Site. However, you may not be able to access certain services, such as to receive email alerts, or to submit manuscripts to the online journals. If we need to use your personal data for new purposes, we will offer you the means to consent to those new purposes.

You can ask us if we are keeping personal information about you and you can request a copy of the personal data which we keep about you. Before sending you any personal data, we require proof of your identity. If you are unable to provide proof of your identity, we reserve the right to refuse to send you the personal data.

At any time you may request that we delete or correct your personal data.
For such request please contact

Confidentiality / Security

We give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us the following types of personal data:

  • primary personal data (such as name and contact details)
  • identifiers (such as web site password)

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorized access
  • improper use or disclosure
  • unauthorized modification
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss

The Beilstein-Institut would like to point out that a completely secure transmission of data cannot be guaranteed. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors' personal data.

Privacy Compliance

Our Privacy Policy is compliant with the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz and the Telemediengesetz.

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