We are pleased that you visit our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that refers to you, such as: Name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

1. Contact details of the responsible person
Responsible for the data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is:

ISPACS GmbH
represented by sole managing director Faramarz Jamshidi
O7, 18
D-68161 Mannheim
Telephone: +49 (0)621-97 606 423
E-mail: info@ispacs.com

If you have questions, suggestions or complaints, you are always welcome to contact us.

2. Data collection when visiting our website
You can always visit our websites without telling us who you are. In the merely informative use of our website, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server ("log files").

When you visit our website, we collect the following information that is technically necessary for us to display the website:
  • Our visited website,
  • date and time at the time of access,
  • amount of data sent in bytes,
  • Source / reference from which you came to the site
  • browser used,
  • Operating system used,
  • Used IP address (possibly in anonymous form).
The processing is carried out according to Art. 6 (1) S. 1 f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place.

3. Cookies
We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not harm your device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

Only cookies are used which are absolutely necessary for the functionality of the website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our page.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) S. 1 f) GDPR.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or always a hint appears before a new cookie is created. However, disabling cookies completely may mean that you can not use all features of our website.

4. Contact
When contacting us (eg e-mail), personal data is collected. The data collected can be found in the correspondence with us. Here you can find out which data we urgently need for your request. In addition, you can voluntarily provide us with additional data. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) S. 1 f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract with us, additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) S. 1 b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request or completion of a contract. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been definitively clarified and that the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.

5. Transfer of data to third parties
A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:
  • you have expressly given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) S. 1 a) of the GDPR;
  • disclosure under Art. 6 (1) S. 1 f) GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose pursuant to Art. 6 (1) S. 1 c) GDPR, as well as
  • this is legally permissible and required under Art. 6 (1) S. 1 b) DSGVO for the execution of contractual relationships with you. To conclude the contract, we work together with service providers who support us wholly or partly in the execution of closed contracts.
  • For authors:
    • The author is cautioned that his name and surname, along with the article submitted by the author, are directed to an editor-in-chief (who decides whether the article submitted by the author will be published on www.ispacs.com), an editorial board, and reviewers for audit purposes and those may be located outside the EEA / EU, where there is no data protection or the level of data protection is well below the European standard. These editors and reviewers are all academics (predominantly university-based) and, as such, are required to treat your data confidentially, and in particular to use it for no other purpose than to review the article submitted by the respective author and review and decide on publication on www.ispacs.com.
    • Furthermore, the author is informed that the article submitted by the author is uploaded via a portal of a US company into the portal of another US company to check whether there is plagiarism or whether or how much content already occur in other scientific works. The comparison takes place by means of a special software, which accesses a database of scientific articles.
    • If a professional article is accepted, articles and data of the authors (name, first name, institute, e-mail address) are stored in a variety of worldwide organizations with their own databases (eg German National Library, CrossRef, iThenticate and numerous index databases),
    • Some of the foregoing persons, organizations and companies have not provided any guarantees or other standards or agreements (such as Privacy Shield) to voluntarily submit to the European Privacy Policy. Likewise, no adequacy decisions by the EU Commission are available.
    • The legal basis for the respective data processing is the consent of the author in accordance with Art. 49 (1) S. 1 a) GDPR and Art. 49 (1) S. 1 b) GDPR.
6. Social media plug-ins, analysis tools, automated decision making and profiling
No social media plug-ins are used. This website does not use analytics tools and social media plug-ins. Likewise, no automated decision making including profiling is used.

7. Data security
For security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (for example, retrieval of information or inquiries to the person in charge), this website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https: //" and the lock icon in your browser bar.

8. Your rights (affected rights)
If you would like to make use of these rights, you can contact us at any time.

a) Right to confirmation
You have the right to ask us to confirm if we are processing personal information concerning you.

b) Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)
You have the right to free information from us about
  • the processing purposes,
  • the categories of personal data being processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organizations,
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration;
  • the right of rectification or deletion of the personal data concerning you, or the limitation of the processing by the person responsible or a right to object to such processing,
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information on the source of the data.
  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
  • Furthermore, the data subject has a right of information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If that is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
c) Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and / or completion of your incomplete data stored by us.

d) Right to deletion (Art. 17 GDPR)
You have the right to demand the immediate deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 (1) GDPR are met. However, in accordance with Art. 17 (3) GDPR, that right does not apply, in particular, where the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

e) Right to limit processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data is disputed, if you refuse the deletion of your data for improper processing and instead request that your data be restricted if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer need those data for achievement of purpose or if you have filed an objection based on your particular situation, as long as it is not certain that our legitimate reasons prevail.

f) Obligation to inform / right to information (Art. 19 GDPR)
If you have asserted the right to rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing towards us, we are obliged accordingly, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed of such correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.

g) Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
You have the right to receive, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, the personal information you have provided to us, or to request transmission to another person responsible where technically feasible.

h) Right to revoke granted consent (Art. 7 (3) GDPR)
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time with future effect. In the case of withdrawal, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing can be effectively based on a legal basis for non-consensual processing. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

i) Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
If, in the balance of interests, we process your personal data on the basis of a predominantly legitimate interest, you have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to file an objection against this processing with effect for the future.

If you exercise your right of objection, we will stop the processing of the data concerned. We reserve the right to further processing if we can prove compelling reasons for the processing that are worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, fundamental freedoms and fundamental rights, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If your personal data are processed by us for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such direct marketing. If you exercise your right of objection, we immediately stop the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes.

j) Right to Lodge a complaint (Art. 77 GDPR)
If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or place, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy the alleged infringement.

9. Updating and changing this privacy policy
This privacy policy is currently valid and has the status of May 25, 2018.

As a result of the further development of our website and offers thereof or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be viewed and printed at any time on the website at https://www.ispacs.com/privacy_policy.php.