Privacy policy

Scope of this privacy policy

These notes apply to the "Gutenberg Open Science" service with the domain "". Insofar as cross-references (links) are made to the content of other providers, their data may be used according to principles other than those presented here.

Further information can be found in the general privacy policy of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and the University Library's privacy policy.


So-called temporary cookies are used when calling up individual pages. These session cookies do not contain any personal data and are automatically deleted when you close your web browser at the end of the session.

Input forms

All data entered on input forms and the returned contents are transmitted via an encrypted connection (https/SSL).

User data

If you register with your university account, the authentication and the setup of your user account ( "My Open Science" ) is based on the identity management of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University. The My Open Science account receives the following data:

First name
Last name
E-mail address
Time of last activity

This account data is used internally exclusively for the purpose of user administration and for documentation of submissions and publications. Data will not be transferred to third parties.

On request to your user account can be deleted.


Access to this service is stored anonymously in the web server logs. Personal user profiles are not created. The data will not be passed on to third parties. Gutenberg Open Science does not use any techniques that aim to evaluate the access behavior of individual users.