Privacy on the Life Science RI website

This Privacy Policy explains what personal data are collected by the Life Science RI website, and by the services we use that you access via the website. It tells you why we collect your data, how they are processed, and how we keep them secure. It also provides contact details you need if you have any queries, requests or complaints concerning our use of your data.

1) The public website (

If you browse the public LS RI website the following information is logged by our server: your browser, operating system, IP address, the date and time of your visit, the pages visited, and the amount of data transferred. This information is used to monitor for suspicious activities (e.g. attempts to hack the site), to diagnose technical problems on the site, and to create anonymous usage statistics. We do not attempt to identify or profile users based on these data. Processing these data is necessary for keeping the website secure and robust. We do not store any access logs.


Use of cookies

In order to optimize the portal, cookies are sometimes used. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the cache memory of your internet browser. You can prevent or limit the use of cookies by adjusting your browser settings to deactivate cookies, or to warn you before accepting any cookies.


“Matomo” statistics tool

The LS RI website uses the Matomo open source software program for the statistical evaluation of visitor traffic. Matomo uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The data collected by Matomo is never transferred to other servers or provided to third parties, but is only used in anonymized form to improve our services. IP addresses are stored in Matomo without their final tuple. It can be inferred from these data which network a request was made from, but not from which computer.

You can deactivate the acquisition of data by Matomo here.

If your browser supports “do not track” technology and you have activated this function, your visit will be ignored automatically.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about your visit by Matomo in the manner and for the purpose described above.


Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you access other websites via links from the LS RI website, we advise you to be aware of their privacy policies.

2) Your rights concerning your personal data

According to the GDPR, you have the right to obtain information about your stored data free of charge (Article 15 GDPR), to demand the correction (Article 16 GDPR) or deletion of your stored data (Article 17 GDPR) and the blocking or limitation of the processing of data (Article 18 GDPR).

3) Contact

The maintenance of the LS RI website is located at BBMRI-ERIC in Graz, Austria.

If you would like to contact us with any questions concerning the use of your personal data or if you wish to object to the processing of your data according to Article 21 GDPR, please contact us here

4) Life Science Login Privacy Notice

Please note that there is a separate Privacy Notice for the Life Science Login

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 654248 and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme under grant agreement number 824087.