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Privacy Policy

Springer is committed to respecting data-protection regulations. This statement informs you of the steps we take to protect your rights.

By personal data we mean (a) the details you provide us via our forms, e.g. your email address, all ordering and billing information, such as postal addresses and payment details, and (b) all data captured in authentication and tracking logs.

By using our site and by registering for any of our services or products, you accept that such personal data will be gathered and stored in our databases.

We will maintain appropriate safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your personal data. We do not share personal data with other companies for marketing or similar purposes.

This data will be used by SpringerMaterials and Springer to provide you with the services and products you have ordered. We may also occasionally use it to inform you of new services and products related to those you have ordered and of changes and activities within Springer and SpringerMaterials. By registering for services and products in SpringerMaterials, you agree to Springer using your email address in this way.

Authentication and tracking logs will be used to produce usage statistics. This information does not contain any personally identifiable information. Springer reserves the right to have logs and databases analysed by external service providers, in which case every effort will be made to protect the security, integrity and privacy of the data.

In addition, our website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., of Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", small text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (such as when you visited the website, the referrer URL, details on the configuration of your operating system, your browser and your access provider) are generally transmitted to, and stored on, a server of Google located in the U.S.A. As we are using Google Analytics’ "_anonymizeIp()" function, your IP address will be shortened within members states of the European Union or in other states of the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional circumstances that your IP address is transmitted to the U.S.A. and shortened there. Google will use the information on our behalf to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with additional services related to the use of the website as well as Internet use. The (shortened) IP address collected within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

You can use your browser settings to prevent the acceptance and storage of new cookies. Should you specifically disagree with the analysis of your use of our website through Google Analytics you can also deactivate Google Analytics and thus declare your objection to the collection and processing of the respective data. To do this, please download and install the browser plugin that Google provides for this purpose. The plugin is available at

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Once the plugin has been installed, it will prevent the recollection of the data related to your use of our website that has been generated by the cookie (including your IP address). You will find further information on Google and Google Analytics at http://www.google.com, and Google’s Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/ or http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information.

Please note that we take no responsibility for personal data posted on any open forums or message boards.

Disclaimer

Springer cannot take responsibility for information found on third party Web sites outside its control. While we attempt to provide links only to third-party Web sites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and our standards, please understand that the content on these third-party Web sites is subject to change without notice to Springer. We therefore cannot be responsible for, and accept no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party web site.