Cookies & Privacy Policy

Data protection and GDPR

Data protection is carried out in accordance with the requirements of generally applicable law and their storage takes place on secured servers. GDPR is the acronym for General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union 2016/679 from 27 April 2016. The following data protection statements apply:

Data Protection Statement of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina 
Data Protection Statement of the Polish Academy of Sciences 


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Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content from other websites (e.g. videos, images, articles etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that external website. The privacy policy of the external websites applies.