Privacy on the CORBEL website

This Privacy Policy explains what personal data are collected by the CORBEL 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 CORBEL 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 CORBEL 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 CORBEL website, we advise you to be aware of their privacy policies.

Embedded content from other websites

The recordings of the past CORBEL webinars and videos about CORBEL success stories are available on the CORBEL website as embedded YouTube videos. For embedding the YouTube videos, the expanded data protection mode was used, so that the videos are loaded from the domain instead of By this, no cookies are installed in your browser by YouTube to capture information about your user behaviour. However, with each visit of one of our sub pages containing an embedded video (even if the video is not played), your browser still communicates with YouTube and Google servers, which means that YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which sub page of our website was visited.

If you are logged in to YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each visit of a sub page containing an embedded video (even if the video is not played), which specific page was visited, collects this information and assigns it to the respective YouTube account. Thus, YouTube and Google receive information that you have visited our website. If you do not want the transmission of this information you can prevent it by logging off from your YouTube account before visiting our website.

Google’s Privacy Policy is available here.

2) The CORBEL newsletter

The CORBEL newsletter is sent with the Direct Mail extension of the website’s content management system TYPO3. The sign-up form for newsletters requires your e-mail address, with optional fields for your name and institution. We collect these data to enable us to send newsletter e-mails, to measure the success of the e-mails, to help us provide reports to funders, and to help us improve the newsletters. These data are only processed with your explicit consent. The sign-up form asks for this consent. We use a “Double-Opt-In” process, asking for your consent a second time by clicking a link you receive via e-mail after signing up. You can unsubscribe from the CORBEL newsletter at any time by simply clicking on the "unsubscribe from this list" link at the bottom of every newsletter e-mail. Alternatively, you can request a newsletter administration link here to be sent to your e-mail address, which provides you with the opportunity to unsubscribe or edit your subscription data.

The personal data is only accessible to

The data are stored on a server located in Dresden (Germany) run by ALL-INKL.COM - Neue Medien Münnich and are not transferred to any other country. We will keep your personal data for as long as you wish to remain on the mailing list.

3) Registration for CORBEL webinars and other events

We use the GoToWebinar service to conduct the CORBEL webinars. The registration form asks for your name, e-mail address, country, job title and where you heard about the webinar. The registration system requires limited processing of your personal data in order to function. By registering for a webinar you are agreeing to this as outlined in the Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. You can read the GoToWebinar Privacy Policy here. Because other CORBEL events are organized by different partners, different registration systems are used and the data that are collected depend on the event. Please read the privacy policy pages of the respective websites.

4) Applying to the CORBEL Open Call for research projects

Applications to the CORBEL Open Call have to be submitted via ARIA, the access management system developed by Instruct-ERIC. It is necessary to create an account or login with an already existing account to submit an application. Please read the details concerning the processing of data with regard to the Open Call here.

5) Requests to the CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk

Certain information you provide through the CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk Request includes personal data such as name, position, title, e-mail or phone number. All personal data will be processed in accordance with CORBEL Privacy Policy and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

6) 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).

7) Contact

Within the CORBEL consortium, the maintenance of the CORBEL website is located at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany.

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 use the contact information provided on the DSMZ website.