Privacy policy

concentris research management GmbH (concentris) maintains this website on behalf of the environMENTAL consortium. The project is coordinated by Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin (CHARITÉ). The following are the terms and conditions of use of this website. If you do not accept these terms you must not use the website. The use of this website is taken to mean that you have accepted these terms and conditions.


The information contained in this website is intended for general information only. environMENTAL makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or availability of such information, and shall not be responsible in any way for any use of or reliance on such information by any person. Liability claims regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected. All offers are non-binding and without obligation. Parts of the pages or the complete publication including all offers and information might be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the author without separate announcement. environMENTAL gives no warranty that use of this website, or materials downloaded from it, will not cause computer virus infection or other damage to property. You are advised to ensure that you have adequate measures to prevent any such problems.

External Links

environMENTAL is not responsible for any sites that may be accessed from links contained on this website and makes no representation or warranty as to their availability, or the suitability or accuracy of their content. If you choose to link to these sites you do so at your own risk.

Copyright Notice

You are welcome to create a link to any of the environMENTAL web pages on the internet. There is no need to request permission. The pictures on this page are licensed for use under the copyright law. Unless specified to the contrary, all intellectual property rights pertaining to or included in this website and its contents are the exclusive property of the environMENTAL consortium. Any unauthorised reproduction and/or use are prohibited, unless prior written permission has been granted to you by the environMENTAL consortium.

Privacy Policy and Statistics

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, and physical addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. The use and payment of all offered services are permitted – if and so far, technically possible and reasonable – without specification of any personal data or under specification of anonymized data or an alias. The use of published postal addresses, telephone or fax numbers and email addresses for marketing purposes is prohibited. Offenders sending unwanted spam messages will be persecuted. We collect web statistics automatically about your visit to our site. This information is used to aid development of the website and its content, and to audit usage of the site. The information gathered in this way will not be used for any other purpose. These statistics do not contain personal data and cannot be traced back to an individual.


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. These Terms and Conditions of Use may be changed from time to time, and you are responsible for regularly reviewing this information to ensure that you are aware of any changes. If you think we have made a mistake, please let us know and we will do our best to resolve the issue.


Our websites use ’cookies’ which are text files placed on your computer when you visit a site which help us understand how you use our websites. Cookies don’t collect personal data from your computer, only the data created by your browsing. Some cookies remain on your computer after you leave the website; these are called ‘persistent’ cookies. Others are deleted automatically when you close your browser and others simply expire. We use the following cookies on our websites:

  • Analytics cookies and advertising cookies set by Google Analytics

We may collect non-person-identifying information relating to your use of our sites via Google Analytics technology. This may include: which pages you see; how long you stay; what you click on our pages; if you visit the website again; which country and city you are browsing from, etc. This data is collected for the purpose of monitoring and understanding the effectiveness of our websites. We also collect data relating to the demographics and interests of our users via Google Analytics and cookies set by Google advertising networks, but do so using EU privacy law and a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-compliant version of Google Analytics. This data is used in aggregated form to help improve the site and the marketing efforts.

  • Session cookies

e.g. ASP, PHP, Java and Javascript

  • Tracking cookies (social media, media and search)

e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn or YouTube

  • Tracking cookies (web satisfaction survey)

At certain times of the year we may ask users to complete our website feedback survey. As soon as a user opts to complete the survey, or tells us they don’t want to, the website will install a cookie on the user’s machine to remember this choice. This is to ensure that the survey is not presented to users who have already filled it in or who have told us they do not wish to.

  • Other tracking cookies

e.g. BBC, live.com, Amazon, PowerPoint (Microsoft)

You can choose not to accept cookies by changing your browser settings or deleting existing cookies installed on your computer. Visit the “About Cookies” website for information on how to do this.

Email Marketing

We are keen to communicate our activities, latest news and points of excellence with staff, stakeholders and supporters. We do this by providing information through a range of online and offline channels including publications, events, press releases, social media and email.

In order to do this, we have a database that contains personal data collected by CHARITÉ and concentris during the course of our relationship with our stakeholders, staff and supporters. We aim to keep your data up to date and welcome any updates to your details or corrections to any inaccuracies you may wish to provide.

You have a right to request copies of the data held about you by CHARITÉ or concentris. To do so, please contact the Webmaster. If you no longer want us to use your data, or wish to amend the type of communications you receive, then you can opt out at any time via the unsubscribe link included in every email– read more about your rights.

We value our relationship with you and we use your personal data to personalise our communications, improve our services and ensure we work efficiently and effectively.

Unless you have requested otherwise, your data is accessible to the environMENTAL consortium and its associations connected to the consortium. It is used and processed for a full range of communications and programmes involving academic and administrative departments. These may include the following communications and marketing activities (by mail, email and telephone):

  • Sending publications
  • Notifying you of upcoming events

Tools may be used to help us improve the effectiveness of our communications with you, including tracking whether the emails we send are opened and which links are clicked within a message.


This privacy notice applies to all websites that link to this page. Please note that some related sites may collect and use data differently. These sites will have a local privacy notice explaining these practices. If the user leaves the environMENTAL website and visits a website operated by a third party, CHARITÉ or concentris cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that users provide when visiting such third-party websites. Accordingly, users should exercise caution and review the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Public Social Media Data

The environMENTAL consortium uses publicly available information (such as Twitter handles, hashtags, and URLs mentioned in tweets or posts) to target tweets promoting the environMENTAL consortium’s research to Twitter and LinkedIn users who have indicated an interest in topics relevant to our research activities. This data is collected manually and through third-party analytics platforms that search for links and references to published research and profiles on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.


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