General Terms and Conditions

Processing of personal data

We process the personal data provided by you (e.g. name, first name, e-mail address, institution) and other data provided by you such as requested data products and access methods in order to process your request(s). This may also include contacting you after the expiry of a concluded contract, for example to inform you about errors in data used, to ask for publications containing the data.

Your data will be used in anonymised form for statistical evaluations and reporting documents. However, these evaluations are never made on a personal basis. Examples of this are the number of data usage contracts concluded by the RDC for a certain period of time or the utilisation of the modes of access offered for a certain period of time. Therefore, permanent storage is required. Your data, in particular your contact details, will not be passed on to third parties and will only be used for the specified purposes.

We also use the data you provide to contact you for news from the RDC-DZHW, e.g. for user surveys on user satisfaction or to inform you about news (e.g. release of new data records in the RDC-DZHW).

The fees for individual data preparation (German) are hereby accepted. The provision of Scientific Use Files (SUF) and Campus Use Files (CUF) requested via the search portal is free of charge.

The RDC-DZHW reserves the right to update this privacy policy from time to time. We therefore recommend that you take note of this information regulary.

You will find further information on this in our data protection statement.