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

Use and Purpose of Collected Personal Data

On Virtual Liver SEEK, we store personal information relating to you in order to enable our service, to tailor and optimize our service offering to you. We bind our employees to strictly observe your privacy and confidentiality rights.


1. What Information Do We 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.


We use cookies to deliver personalized content, to save you having to re-enter your password repeatedly, and to tailor our information offerings to how you and others use the site.

User Registration

In order to fully use the Virtual Liver SEEK service, user registration is required and you are assigned to be a member of a project. As Virtual Liver SEEK is about finding, sharing and exchanging data, models and processes among scientists, we use the registration information to identify who uploads the data and who you share the data with. The users can either register themselves, or they can sign an agreement that Virtual Liver SEEK will manage their assets.

E-mail Addresses

As part of registration process, you give Virtual Liver SEEK your e-mail address. The e-mail address is shared only with the members of your projects and the members of your programme. You also receive site announcement and project subscription e-mails. We might occasionally contact you via e-mail in order to support you in using our service as well as to improve our service.

2. Links to Other Sites

This site may contain links to other sites. HITS gGmbH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other Web sites.

3. Choice/Opt-out

You can opt out of receiving site announcement and project subscription e-mails whenever you like, by unsubscribing from these services. You can send an e-mail to the Virtual Liver SEEK team at HITS to request the removal of your personal data.

4. Pictures

The pictures used in Virtual Liver SEEK are from HITS gGmbH, our collaboration partners and the scientists using Virtual Liver SEEK. Other sources (if any) are named within the site.

5. 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)
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Dr. h.c. Andreas Reuter
HRB 337446, Amtsgericht Mannheim

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