PubGrade collects and uses personally-identifiable information exclusively in accordance with the provisions of German data protection laws. The following paragraphs detail how, why, and to what extent personally-identifiable information is collected. You can review this information at any time by visiting www.pubgrade.com/about/privacy/.
PubGrade offers its partners and customers a Technology Platform and an Ad Network with discipline-specific features for Digital Marketing in the field of Life Sciences. For that purpose, PubGrade cooperates with website publishers and advertisers (“Partners”), to enable Online Marketing campaigns tailored towards relevant audiences.
Responsible body in the terms of data protection law is
Please don’t hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org with any privacy-related inquiries or comments.
Subject of data protection is personally-identifiable information. According to § 3 Paragraph 1 BDSG („Data Protection Law of Germany“), this refers to details of personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. It thus covers e.g. name, postal address, email address and phone number, but may extend to cover usage data. Usage data refers to information that is required to enable and bill the use of certain services, such as login data and data that arise from the consequential usage of the services such as details about begin, end, and extent of a session.
When accessing PubGrade’s webites, your web browser transmits data automatically for technical purposes. The following information is stored separately from other data you may choose to submit to us:
These details are stored for technical purposes and are not for any reason whatsoever related to a certain person.
According to german laws, the IP address of your device may constitute a personally-identifiable piece of information. Our long-term data stores thus make sure that your IP address only gets stored in an anonymized fashion, which means that parts of the address are removed so that the original address cannot be restored. Our short-term data stores (“server log files”) keep it for 30 days. This allows PubGrade to research and react in cases of abuse or fraud and to block certain address ranges from its services.
In the scope of our contact forms we collect personally-identifiable information such as your name and email address. This information is used solely for the purpose of handling your inquiry and consequential communication. PubGrade requires that information to be able to react to questions and feedback. It is, of course, up to you to decide which details you pass on to us. If you do not provide certain information, this may restrict certain functionality on www.pubgrade.com or our ability to respond to your request.
If you explicitly agree, PubGrade will use personally-identifiably information that you expressly supplied in the past to provide you with offers and information tailored towards your individual needs as well as news on service improvements or other events. You can always contradict the use of you data for purposes of market research for the future. An informal notification through e.g. email@example.com is sufficient.
When visiting our website, we create pseudonymous user profiles for purposes of advertising, market research and to improve the usability of our website. In the course, only usage data is processed. This particularly involves anonymous credentials to identify the user, and details about start, end and extent of your visit to our website. The anonymous or pseudonymous nature of collected data establishes that according to §15 Paragraph 3 Telemediengesetz (“German Law on Telemedia”) no explicit Opt-in is required for such use.
You can always contradict the use of you data for such purposes for the future. Please refer to section “Opt-out” for details on your options.
You can always contradict the use of you data for such purposes in the future. Please refer to section “Opt-out” for details on your options.
In addition, PubGrade uses Google Analytics to analyze data from Google Adwords and Google DoubleClick for statistical purposes. You can contradict this analysis by making appropriate changes in Google’s Ads Settings (google.com/settings/ads).
You can de-activate Google Analytics by installing a browser add-on that can be downloaded at tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
PubGrade does not deliberately store personally-identifiable information from e.g. contact, login or registration forms on partner websites.
Personally-identifiable information is used solely for the purposes mentioned here and to the extent required for such purpose. Any transfer to third parties only occurs in compliance with statutory regulations. Transfer of your personally-identifiable information to state authorities only occurs in the context of mandatory provisions of national law, or if the transfer is necessary for legal or criminal prosecution in case of attacks to our network infrastructure. Data transfer for any other purpose is prohibited.
If your information is no longer required for the abovementioned purposes, it will be deleted. If data need to be preserved for legal reasons, they will be locked and become unavailable for further use.
Of course you are free to request information about data we have stored about you. You also have the right to request rectification of incorrect information, locking or deletion of data. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the abovementioned address.
If you disagree with the way PubGrade handles pseudonymous information collected on www.pubgrade.com or partner websites for purposes of behavioural advertising without explicit consent, you can object to such use for the future.
You can opt-out of behavioural advertising by Google DoubleClick by visiting youronlinechoices.com (EU) or aboutads.info (USA) and looking for „Google“ or „Google Inc.“ respectively. Please refer to the details given in the paragraphs above for additional information and individual Privacy Policies. PubGrade cannot take liability for the functionality of external websites or their fitness to perform a certain task.
In addition, you can opt-out of PubGrade’s use of data aggregated through our cookies for the purpose of behavioural targeting. To accomplish that, we will need to store your decision to opt-out within a PubGrade cookie on your device. Your objection will be effective for as long as the corresponding cookie can be found on your device and has not been removed by mechanisms outside of PubGrade’s control.
Last Policy Update: 2015-02-10