Privacy Statement


The SILVA project is aware that the protection of your privacy is important when using our website at We provide this statement to explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. The amount and type of information received by us depends on how you use our website.

Information collected and use of information

During standard website usage, we do not collect or store information that will individually identify you. Our web server only stores information such as the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you linked to our website, the pages you request on our website, andthe date and the duration of your visit. We may use this information to generate statistics to improve the usefulness of our services.
Beyond this, we will only store personal information which you provide to us voluntarily, as part of a support request or registration with the SILVAngs service at Opens external link in new window

We use return email addresses to answer support requests that we receive. Such addresses including the personal information provided (such as your name and postal address) are not used for any other purpose. The SILVA project may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, when the support request can best be addressed by an expert who is not part of the SILVA project, and in case of commercial users which are served by Ribocon GmbH Bremen (Opens external link in new window 

The information required to register with the SILVAngs service and all uploaded data is solely used to offer the services provided by SILVAngs. Mandatory information for the registration with this service is your title, name, affiliation, city, country, and email address. This information is required to guarantee the legitimate use of this service and to prevent users from registering multiple times to circumvent the credit system implemented by this service. For the SILVAngs service, you can check online all information we have stored related to your person and you have the right to correct this information if you consider it to be outdated or incorrect. You also have the right to retract your consent to use personal identifiable information at any time with effect for the future. An email to the address stated below is sufficient. We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above.


A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. Some parts of our website use cookies to identify users/computers in order to maintain user sessions (e.g. to provide/maintain analysis results while you browse the website). Usage of cookies is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information about individual users. The information is also not shared with any third party. Unless you specifically tell us, we will never know who you are, even if we do assign a cookie to your computer. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you may set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies or you may also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, please be aware that in case of not accepting cookies, the functionality of our website is limited.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This facilitates the assignment of data, sessions and interactions across several devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus the analysis of a user's activities across devices. This data protection notice is provided by Opens external link in new window

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to allow the website operator to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is ยง 15 para. 3 TMG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Sessions and campaigns are terminated after a certain period of time. By default, sessions are closed after 30 minutes without activity and campaigns after six months. The time limit for campaigns may not exceed two years. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit Opens external link in new window or Opens external link in new window

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Opens external link in new windowBrowser Add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across several devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Disable Google Analytics.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Statement only covers the website at Links within this website to other websites are not covered by this statement. Please be aware that linked websites could store information in a way which does not comply with this statement, as soon as these websites are accessed. We cannot accept any responsibility for the collection, processing, use and passing on of information in such cases.


We reserve the right to amend or correct this Privacy Statement at any time. The revised statement will be posted on the website and will only apply to data collected after the effective date of the revised statement.

How to contact us

In case you have any questions or concerns related to this Privacy Statement, please send us an email at contact(at)

Bremen, 28.03.2018