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Thank you for visiting the EMBO privacy policy. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for EMBO. The use of the Internet pages of EMBO is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

 

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to EMBO. By means of this data protection declaration, our organization would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

 

As the controller, EMBO has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone. 

 

1. Definitions

 

The data protection declaration of EMBO is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our community and partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

 

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

 

a) Personal data

 

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

 

b) Data subject

 

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

 

c) Processing

 

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. 

 

d) Restriction of processing

 

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future. 

 

e) Profiling

 

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements. 

 

f)  Pseudonymization

 

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person. 

 

g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

 

Data controller, or controller responsible for the processing is EMBO – European Molecular Biology Organization, a not-for profit organization registered in Switzerland with its administrative seat in Heidelberg, Germany and the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law. 

 

h) Processor

 

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller. 

 

i) Recipient

 

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing. 

 

j) Third party

 

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

 

k) Consent

 

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her. 

 

2. Name and Address of the controller

 

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

 

EMBO

Meyerhofstr. 1

69117 Heidelberg

Germany

Phone: +49 6221 8891 0

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.embo.org

Interim Data Protection Officer: Bettina Trueb, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

3. Cookies

 

The Internet pages of EMBO use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer via an Internet browser.

 

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can recognize your particular browser by reading the unique ID number.

 

Through the use of cookies, EMBO can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

 

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us to recognize our website users in order to make it easier for them to use our website. For example, users may not have to enter their login details each time the website is accessed, because they can be recognized by the information in the cookie. 

 

EMBO websites also make use of Google Analytics, which uses cookies to identify how often you visit our web pages. However, the information collected by Google Analytics is anonymous and is used by EMBO to identify repeat visits by a user but not the personal identity of that user or any information that is used in combination with other information by EMBO to establish the identity of the user.

 

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

 

4. Collection of general data and information

 

The website of EMBO collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

 

When using these general data and information, EMBO does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, EMBO analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our organization, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

 

5. Registration on our website

 

The data subject has the possibility to register on the EMBO website with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to EMBO is determined by the respective input fields in the form used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by EMBO, and for his own purposes. EMBO may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel or postal service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to EMBO. If the data subject registers for services offered by EMBO, such as courses or workshops, EMBO may use third party service providers to facilitate the application process. These third-party service providers are carefully selected and supervised by EMBO. They may, at the discretion of EMBO, engage service providers. 

 

By registering on the EMBO website, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure EMBO. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

 

The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable EMBO to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of EMBO.

 

EMBO shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, EMBO shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The Data Protection Officer designated in this data protection declaration, as well as the entirety of EMBO employees are available to the data subject as contact persons in this respect.

 

6. Subscription to our newsletters

 

On the EMBO website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our organization's newsletters. The form fields used for this purpose determines which personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from EMBO.

 

EMBO informs its community regularly by means of a newsletter about its activities. This is in line with EMBO’s statutory purpose of promoting and encouraging the development of molecular biology in Europe and beyond. The organization's newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject consents to receiving the newsletter. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the data subject when the data subject registers to receive newsletters requesting the data subject to confirm its identity. This confirmation e-mail is necessary to prove that the e-mail address provided at the registration is in fact the e-mail address of the data subject.

 

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of EMBO.

 

The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the EMBO website, or to communicate this to EMBO in a different way.

 

7. Newsletter-tracking

 

Newsletters from EMBO contain tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a graphic, often a tiny transparent image, embedded in HTML e-mails in order to enable statistical analysis of the success or failure of online campaigns. Based on when and whether the linked image was downloaded from its source, EMBO can see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject. 

 

The links in our Newsletter emails also contain extra information allowing us to record which links were clicked by data subjects. When a user follows one of these links, the origin of the referral (i.e. the fact that they clicked the link in the email newsletter) is recorded along with the identity of the recipient and the time and date of the click. 

 

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels and tracked links contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by EMBO in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by EMBO. EMBO automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

 

8. Contact possibility via the website 

 

The EMBO website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our organization, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts EMBO by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to EMBO are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

 

9. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

 

EMBO shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations EMBO is subject to.

 

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

 

10. Rights of the data subject

 

a) Right of confirmation

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed from EMBO. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

b) Right of access

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from EMBO free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

 

  • the purposes of the processing;
  • the categories of personal data concerned;
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
  • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • the existence of the right to request from EMBO rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
  • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

 

If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may at any time contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

c) Right to rectification 

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from EMBO without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

 

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten) 

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from EMBO the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and EMBO shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary: 

 

The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

 

The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.

 

The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR. 

 

The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

 

The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which EMBO is subject.

 

The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

 

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by EMBO, he or she may at any time contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer.

 

EMBO shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

 

Where EMBO has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, EMBO, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. EMBO will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

 

e) Right of restriction of processing

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from EMBO restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

 

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling EMBO to verify the accuracy of the personal data. 
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
  • EMBO no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of EMBO override those of the data subject.

 

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by EMBO, he or she may at any time contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer. EMBO will arrange the restriction of the processing. 

 

f) Right to data portability

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from EMBO to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in EMBO.

 

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

 

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer.

 

g) Right to object

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

 

EMBO shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

 

If EMBO processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to EMBO to the processing for direct marketing purposes, EMBO will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

 

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by EMBO for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

 

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

 

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which EMBO is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

 

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, EMBO shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of EMBO, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

 

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may at any time directly contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer.

 

i) Right to withdraw data protection consent 

 

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time. 

 

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may at any time directly contact the EMBO Data Protection Officer.  

 

12. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

 

On this website, EMBO has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.

 

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

 

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by EMBO and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook, e.g. the Facebook blocker of the provider Webgraph, which may be obtained under http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

 

13. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

 

On this website, EMBO has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

 

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

 

For the web analytics through Google Analytics, EMBO uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

 

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

 

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by EMBO and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

 

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/  and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

 

14. Data protection provisions about the application and the use of other Google services

 

Some EMBO web pages include an embedded Google calendar or data from Google Sheets. These services are hosted by Google in the United States of America, headquartered at Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States. In order to display this content, a request is made to Google’s servers via the internet, including cookies (as defined above) containing information about your Google account, if you are logged into Google, and other information which may identify the devices you use, your language preferences, location as well as other information used for targeted advertising by Google and their affiliates.  For more information about Google’s privacy policies and how you can opt out of Google’s services, please see section 13, above. For more details about the cookies used by Google’s services and the data they contain, see https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/types/

 

The data processed by Google as a prerequisite to providing their services is not collected at the request of EMBO and is not supplied to or accessible by EMBO. 

 

15. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

 

On this website, EMBO has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

 

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by EMBO and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

 

16. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube

 

On this website, EMBO has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet portal.

 

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by EMBO and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

 

YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube; this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

 

17. Legal basis for the processing 

 

Processing operations at EMBO are mostly based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR, with processing being necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by EMBO or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are considered that a legitimate interest if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR). Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.

 

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. When EMBO is subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR.

 

In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured while on EMBO’s premises and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. 

 

18. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

 

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to pursue our statutory purpose of developing and encouraging molecular biology in Europe and beyond, and to ensure the well-being of all our employees.

 

19. Period for which the personal data will be stored

 

Personal data submitted to EMBO in the course of applying for financial or organizational support, or in the process of being assessed for membership or support, is stored indefinitely unless a specific request is made by the data subject to have their data erased per their rights under Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This data is kept indefinitely in order to carry out the statutory purposes of EMBO, including maintaining a record of the identity of members and their research interests, promoting the life sciences to relevant parties and providing a fair and equitable process in carrying out EMBO’s activities, such as the allocation of fellowships. EMBO also uses historical data to optimize its activities, ensuring improvement in areas such as gender representation and international representation, requiring historical data for analysis of trends.

 

20. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data 

 

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when EMBO signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact EMBO. EMBO clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

 

21. Existence of automated decision-making

 

As a responsible organization, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Thank you for completing the EMBO Courses & Workshops survey

 

Thank you for your feedback on your experience of applying to the EMBO Courses and Workshops programme. We will analyse all the questionnaire results and use them to help us make decisions on the administration of the programme and the provision of services to our applicants in the life sciences community.

 

Find out more about the EMBO Courses and Workshops programme

 

http://www.embo.org/funding-awards/courses-workshops

 

Look for forthcoming events in your research area

 

http://embo.org/events/events-calendar

The Science Solidarity List

This is a list of scientists offering temporary bench or desk space, library access and possibly even accommodation for US-based scientists who are stranded abroad due to the White House Executive Order 13769 "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" of 27 January, 2017.

 

Update: US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order, taking effect 16 March, that bans immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from January's previous order, and reinstates a temporary blanket ban on all refugees.

 

Potential hosts: Please use the form on the right to enter your offer and add yourself to the list.

 

Stranded scientists wishing to apply to one of the potential hosts on this list: please contact the host laboratory directly. Only apply if you are in acute need of help due to the recent immigration ban, and are a research scientist from a US lab.

 

Please note that the researchers on this list have volunteered to be contacted by scientists in need at the time of their posting; not all of them might still have space, or be able to offer more than very temporary assistance.

 

 

EMBO conflict of interest policy

 

EMBO is supported by several expert committees in the evaluation of applications or nominations submitted to any of its programmes and activities. The task of the evaluator is to ensure the confidential, fair and equitable peer review of the submissions. In this capacity he/she shall work independently and not represent any organization. The evaluator commits himself/herself to strict confidentiality and impartiality for this task and shall not discuss the proposal with anyone not directly involved with the peer review of the candidate/proposal.

 

Persons who are involved in the evaluation of applications or nominations submitted to any of the EMBO programmes and activities shall declare to the EMBO office any conflict of interest in relation to any candidate or proposal prior to their involvement in an evaluation. Persons with a conflict of interest will be exempted from the review, evaluation and decision-making process for the evaluation in question.

 

Conflicts of interest include:

  1. Having a personal relationship with the candidate or proposer, or, in the case of a fellowship applicant, with the future supervisor/host;
  2. Having supervised the candidate for a PhD degree or as a post-doc;
  3. Having a significant academic relationship with the candidate, or in the case of a fellowship applicant, with the future supervisor/host; this includes having jointly published a research paper in the last five years;
  4. Being a member of the candidate’s department or institution;
  5. Having a current or planned close scientific cooperation;
  6. Having commercial/financial interests in relation to the candidate/proposal;
  7. Having been involved in the preparation of the proposal;
  8. Benefitting directly or indirectly from the acceptance or rejection of the proposal/candidate;
  9. Being in any other situation that could cast doubt on the evaluator’s ability to evaluate the proposal impartially, or that could reasonably appear to do so in the eyes of an external third party.

Credits and contact

 

Credits

Heidemarie Hurtl, Pierre Hilson, Art Pardee, Jan Bures, Michael Cusick, Tomi Mäkelä, Benoit Arcangioli, Tony Hyman, Jeff Dangl, Noel Matoff, Christos Sotiriou, Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Chryssa Kanellopoulou, Philippe Lambin, Gianni Cesareni, Nadia Rosenthal, Aedin Culhane, Paul Harkin, Philippe Lamesch, Magdalena Żuberek, Marina Lencastre, Andrej Lupták, Luis Serrano, Anders Blomberg, Gheorghe Jebeleanu, Jacques Remacle, Jacqueline Vandenhaute, Marc Vidal 

 

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the ScienceTree project over the years.

Partners

 

List of names of the participants and countries:

 

 

Row 1 (left to right) 

Austria Barry Dickson Vienna Nov 2005
Belgium Arsène Burny Gembloux Nov 2003
Bulgaria Pencho Venkov Sofia Nov 2006
Croatia Siniša Volarević Rijeka May 2014
Cyprus Anthi Drousiotou Nicosia Sep 2006
Czech Republic Eva Sykova Prague Sep 2006
Denmark Kristian Helin Copenhagen Sep 2006
EMBL, Germany Fotis Kafatos Heidelberg July 2002

 

Row 2 (left to right) 

Estonia Jaak Vilo/Maido Remm Tartu June 2005
Finland Leena Peltonen Helsinki Aug 2003
France Christine Petit/François Jacob Paris Jan 2004
Germany Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Tübingen Oct 2006
Greece George Kollias Athens Nov 2006
Hungary Tamás Vicsek Budapest Sep 2006
Ireland Ken Wolfe Dublin Nov 2006

 

Row 3 (left to right) 

Italy Irene Bozzoni Rome Sep 2006
Latvia Paul Pumpens Riga Nov 2006
Lithuania Ceslovas Venclovas Vilnius Sep 2006
Luxembourg Marc Diederich Luxembourg Feb 2005
Malta Alex Felice Msida Nov 2006
The Netherlands Ronald Plasterk Utrecht Nov 2003
Poland Maciej Żylicz Warszawa Oct 2006

 

Row 4 (left to right) 

Portugal Maria de Sousa Porto Nov 2006
Romania Ionel Haiduc Cluj Nov 2006
Slovakia Sasha Zahradníková/Albert Breier Bratislava Oct 2006
Slovenia Vito Turk Llubljana Nov 2006
Spain Antonio García-Bellido Madrid July 2004
Sweden Gunnar von Heijne Göteborg Aug 2005
United Kingdom John Sulston Hinxton July 2003

Event

 

A public ceremony will be held during the EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting on Wednesday July 2 to unveil the ScienceTree on the EMBL campus in Heidelberg. The oak tree is being planted on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of EMBO, the 45th anniversary of the European Molecular Biology Conference and the 40th anniversary of EMBL.

 

The ScienceTree symbolizes the unity of the life sciences in Europe and the potential of scientific research for future progress. The oak tree captures the spirit and dedication of the community of scientists in different countries throughout Europe. It will grow and change alongside the developments and discoveries of the life sciences in Europe.

 


The ceremony takes place during the EMBO-EMBL Anniversary Science and Policy Meeting which focuses on science, policy and politics and will feature scientific talks from leading researchers, the participation of European science ministers, and sessions concentrating on policy issues in areas such as biotechnology and research infrastructures.

 

Time:
16:00 - 16:30

Location:
In front of the EMBO main building on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Meyerhofstr. 1
69117 Heidelberg
Germany

 

Learn more about the project.

 

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The project

 

The ScienceTree project originated in the summer of 2002 when the idea of a tree to symbolize European integration was first suggested. The initial proposal was to plant a tree in soil originating from countries throughout the European Union to symbolize the importance of European integration for future generations and taking science as a leading example.

 

Over the years, renowned European scientists, including three Nobel laureates and 16 EMBO Members, provided soil samples from their countries. By May 2014, 29 samples had been collected, 28 samples from the 28 countries forming the European Union and one sample from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), which was included as an example of European integration that benefits the life sciences and to also recognize the roles of Israel, Norway and Switzerland in the support of European research.

 

Learn more about the contributors to the ScienceTree project.

ScienceTree

 

The ScienceTree symbolizes the unity of the life sciences in Europe and captures the spirit and dedication of scientists worldwide.

 

 

Science Tree EMBO

Community – Integration - Unity – Progress – Growth

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