Privacy Policy

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We consider the privacy of our visitors to be extremely important. This privacy policy document describes in detail the types of personal information is collected and recorded and how we use it.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, this website makes use of log files. These files merely log visits to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes truncated internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, your operating system, date/time stamp, and the pages/services you visited on our server ( This information is used for administrative and technical reasons only, such as debugging and error handling, preparation of maintenance work, to ensure the stability of our services, and to optimize our services. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. Under no circumstances, this data will be passed on to third parties. The log files are automatically deleted after 10 days.

User and Log-in data


Results of our MAESTROweb service and corresponding data provided by users are stored for seven days for later access. These data are stored on separate servers, deleted after the seven day period, and are not connected or analyzed with personal data, such as IP addresses, except optionally provided e-mail addresses. Optionally provided e-mail addresses (if you want to receive an e-mail when your job has finished) and uploaded data (pdb files) are stored with the remaining data and are deleted as well after seven days. None of these data are used for further analyses or provided to third parties. All data are stored on servers belonging to the University of Salzburg.

D-Light on promoters

We provide an installation of D-Light on promoters. All user related data (username, password, uploaded data, and queries) are stored in a MySQL/MariaDB database on separate servers. Users can manage uploaded data and stored queries, this includes the complete and irretrievable deletion. Optionally, an email address can be provided when creating a user account. This email address is stored with the other user-related data and required for requesting password resets or the deletion of an account. None of these data are used for further analyses or provided to third parties. All data are stored on servers belonging to the University of Salzburg.


Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that your browser saves on your computers. These files do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help to make our websites more user-friendly and efficient.

All cookies utilized by our website are so-called “session cookies” which are deleted after a session ends, i.e., until you close your browser. All information stored in these cookies is used exclusively for the correct presentation and functionality of our services. They are not used for advertising purposes or analysis.

Most browsers accept cookies by default, but it is possible to change your browser settings to refuse all cookies. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.


We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) on our website. This service checks whether the data entered on our website (e.g. on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program (e.g. by spam bots). For this purpose, some data will be communicated to and used by Google. This includes the referrer URL, the IP address, information about the operating system, browser and length of visit, the inputting behavior of the user as well as the mouse movements in the reCAPTCHA checkbox. To the best of our knowledge, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union, and states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area, and is thereby anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Further, the data are not commingled with other data unless are logged in to your Google account at the time you visit our website. The information obtained via the reCAPTCHA service is used in accordance with Google’s Usage Terms and Conditions:

Google Fonts

Some of our web pages use Google Fonts provided by Google Inc. (Google). Thereby, font definitions are directly derived from or Both domains belong to Google. To the best of our knowledge, the use of Google Fonts is unauthenticated and no cookies are utilized. Please see the following link for more information:


This Privacy Policy was last updated on: May 30th, 2018.