Privacy Policy

Rostlab (Chair for Bioinformatics I12) is part of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This privacy policy will explain how we uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data:

  • Sequence Input
  • Tracking and Usage Information

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Rostlab with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Input a sequence into the respective field.
  • Use or view our website via your browser's cookies.

How will we use your data?

Rostlab collects your data so that we can:

  • Secure our service.
  • Provide prediction results faster.
  • Improve our service based on user behavior

When Rostlab processes your request, we may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, external services to complete your input.

How do we store your data?

Rostlab does not store any information that can connected to you personally. Anycollected data is stored at servers at the Technical University of Munich or theLuxembourg Centre for SystemsWhat are cookies? maximally a month after your request.Once this time period has expired, we will delete any cached data.

What are your data protection rights?

Rostlab would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request Rostlab for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that Rostlab correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Rostlab to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that Rostlab erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that Rostlab restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to Rostlab's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that Rostlab transfers the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: gdpr \at\ rostlab.org

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Rostlab uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Understanding how you use our website
  • Saving input and navigation states

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functional Cookies: Rostlab uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember previous input.

  • Analytical Cookies: Rostlab uses these cookies to collect information about how you use our service, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address. Rostlab will never share these information with anyone.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and allaboutcookies.org explains how you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

This service links to other websites and uses external services. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should familiraize yourself with their privacy policy.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Rostlab's privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us via:

  • e-mail: gdpr \at\ rostlab.org
  • post:
I12 - Department for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
School of Computation, Information and Technology
Boltzmannstraße 3
85748 Garching

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Rostlab has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the bavarian data protection commissioner, whom you can reach using:

  • phone: +49 89 212672-0
  • e-mail: poststelle /at/ datenschutz-bayern.de

You can find more information under https://www.datenschutz-bayern.de/.

Specific Information about this website

Website Log Files

When you visit our websites, your browser transmits certain data to our web server for technical reasons. The following data are recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your internet browser and our web server:

  • The data you entered into the input field
  • Date and time of your request
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from which the file was requested
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Type and version of the browser and the operating system you use
  • Full IP address of the requesting computer
  • Quantity of data transferred

For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attacks on our web server, we store these data for a short period of time. User input is stored for up to one month to provide a faster service (due to caching) and alleviate resource strain. It is impossible to discern the identity of individual persons based on this data. After seven days at the latest, the data is anonymized by shortening the IP address at the domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish any reference to the individual user. The anonymized data will also be processed for statistical purposes. We don't compare any data to data in other databases or forward them to third parties, even in excerpts.

Website analysis by Matomo

We use Matomo, a web analysis service, to optimally design our website. To evaluate and analyze the use of our website, usage information is transmitted to our servers and stored for analysis. Your IP address will be shortened during this process and thus anonymized. If you want to prevent your data from being processed for data analysis purposes, you can object at any time with a mouse click. In this case, an opt-out cookie that does not contain any usage data is stored in your browser. As a result, Matomo will not collect any data from your current visit to our website. Please note: If you delete cookies, this will also delete the opt-out cookie, which you may need to reactivate.