Privacy Policy - b-science.net

  • Data collection, storage & use
  • Permanent cookies with a validity of up to seven days are created locally on the user computer. No third party cookies are created.
  • Administrative & financial user data are archived for up to 10 years because of legal requirements.
  • Limited user information necessary for order processing may be shared with the company that carries out the financial transaction and with relevant authorities.
  • Messages and other information sent by users through our website are archived for up to five years.
  • Each user trains the machine learning algorithm with her or his own training data that are collected and stored individually. In case explicit permission is received from an organisation, training data can be incorporated into community machine learning models, which may not contain more than 20% of training data provided by a single organisation.
  • Users can request deletion of their searches & ratings within 30 days.
  • To assure high quality & information security, b-science.net collects logging data, which are stored for up to one year.
  • Data confidentiality & security
  • We protect user data against unauthorised processing through adequate technical and organisational measures according to Article 7 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.
  • b-science.net will not forward user data to third parties except for its IT & financial contractors that are legally bound to protect confidentiality, and except in case of interactions with law enforcement agencies.
  • However, we cannot provide a guarantee to our customers that a data loss or breach will never occur.
  • b-science.net is hosted in two data centers in Switzerland and in Ireland.
  • Both data centers are committed not to export data outside of their jurisdictions, to the extent legally possible.
  • Both data centers are certified according to the ISO 27001 information security standard as well as further ISO standards.
  • User data is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) or similar encryption methods.
  • According to Article 8 of the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection, users have a right to review all data that is stored about them by b-science.net.
  • Changes to the privacy policy
  • Users are informed via e-mail or on the b-science.net Blog about changes to the privacy policy with at least 30 days advance notice before they enter into force.
  • By continued use of b-science.net services, the user accepts any changes to the privacy policy.
  • Version: August 1st, 2017