Privacy Policy and Data Processing Information

This privacy policy applies to UPSCALE website within the domains of the University of Würzburg. And as a supplement as far as we process personal data in our own responsibility for:

General information

Data protection is our concern and our legal obligation. In order to adequately protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL/TLS) and secure technical systems.

Javascript is used as the active component for the web pages. If you have deactivated this function in your browser, you will receive a corresponding message to activate the function.


Out of consideration for events which may affect security, relevant access data is logged each time the web server of the domain is accessed. The web server of UPSCALE website is maintained by the Information Technology Centre of Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg.

Depending on the access protocol used, the log data includes:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • date and time of request
  • access method/function required by the requesting computer
  • input values (e. g. file name) transferred by the requesting computer
  • web server access status (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
  • URL from which the file was requested/the function was initiated
  • browser identifier

Purpose of logging

Recorded data is used to identify and track illegal access and access attempts to the web server and to create anonymised access statistics for web content optimisation. No user profiles are created.

Retention period

Logged data is stored and then deleted after the project funding period provided there is no known web attack leading to civil or criminal prosecution of the attacker.


The data is analysed by the respective web server operator authorised by Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg.

Active components

Cookies set by the University of Würzburg only serve the purpose of logging user-related configuration settings for the duration of the session (e. g. preferred language) on the client side. You have the right to reject our cookies and can do so by setting your browser accordingly; of course, you will still be able to use all information offered.

Data communication security

When you send us an email, your email address will only be used for correspondence with you.

We cannot warrant the security of any information transferred via internet and email due to the risk that information, including confidential information, sent in the email and its attachments may be destroyed or intercepted during transmission, may get lost or may arrive late. Although the University of Würzburg endeavours to reduce this risk by putting in place appropriate measures, we cannot warrant that information, emails and their attachments forwarded by the University of Würzburg are free of viruses, worms or other damaging elements.


The website of UPSCALE project includes information made available by cross references (‘links’) to other sites.

With the cross reference, UPSCALE website only provides access to this content (Section 9 Telemediengesetz (Telemedia Act)). The project is not responsible for these ‘foreign’ contents as it does not initiate the transmission of the information, select the receiver of the transmission or select or modify the information contained in the transmission.

Due to the call-up and link method used, there is not even an automatic, intermediate and transient storage of this ‘foreign information’ by UPSCALE project. Thus, UPSCALE website assumes no liability for these external contents.

When a link to such internet content is created for the first time, however, UPSCALE website does verify whether that foreign content may result in possible civil or criminal legal liability.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861998.

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