EggNOG-mapper Data Protection

This Privacy Notice explains what personal data is collected by the eggNOG-mapper service you are requesting, for what purposes, how it is processed, and how we keep it secure.

1. Who controls your personal data and how to contact us?

The data controllers contact details are the following and should be used only for data protection queries:
Jaime Huerta Cepas (eggNOG-mapper Development Director) 

2. What is our lawful basis for processing your personal data?

Processing your personal data is necessary for our legitimate interest of allowing the day-to-day management, operation and functioning of the eggNOG-mapper service.

3. How will your personal data be used?

We will use the personal data to:
    To provide the user access to the service
    To authenticate the user
    To better understand the needs of the users and guide future improvements of the service
    To check that the Terms of Use of the service are followed
    To conduct and monitor data protection activities
    To create anonymous usage statistics
    To conduct and monitor security activities
More specifically:
  • We use Google Analytics to compile web access and usage.
  • We use user's emails to compile usage statistics.
  • We compute user's number of sequences and residues uploaded to compile usage statistics.

4. Who will have access to your personal data?

The personal data will be disclosed to:

  • Authorised eggNOG-mapper staff.
  • Service providers which eggNOG-mapper relies on to provide the service.

5. Will your personal data be transferred to third countries (i.e. countries not part of EU/EAA) and/or international organisations?

Personal data is transferred to the following service provider based in a third country which eggNOG-mapper relies on to provide the service:

Google Analytics
Google LLC
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

United States

There are no personal data transfers to international organisations.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

Any personal data directly obtained from you will be retained as long as the service is live, even if you stop using the service. We will keep the personal data for the minimum amount of time possible to ensure legal compliance and to facilitate internal and external audits if they arise.

7. Your rights regarding your personal data

You have the right to:

  1. Not be subject to decisions based solely on an automated processing of data (i.e. without human intervention) without you having your views taken into consideration.
  2. Request at reasonable intervals and without excessive delay or expense, information about the personal data processed about you. Under your request we will inform you in writing about, for example, the origin of the personal data or the preservation period.
  3. Request information to understand data processing activities when the results of these activities are applied to you.
  4. Object at any time to the processing of your personal data unless we can demonstrate that we have legitimate reasons to process your personal data.
  5. Request free of charge and without excessive delay rectification or erasure of your personal data if we have not been processing it respecting the EMBL Internal Policy for Data Protection.

It must be clarified that rights 4 and 5 are only available whenever the processing of your personal data is not necessary to:

  1. Comply with a legal obligation.
  2. Perform a task carried out in the public interest.
  3. Exercise authority as a data controller.
  4. Archive for purposes in the public interest, or for historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes.
  5. Establish, exercise or defend legal claims.