Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

We at sCO2-HeRo take the protection of personal data very seriously. As operator of this website, the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is committed to protect any personal information that is collected from you via our website. All data on this website are processed in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the statutory data protection regulations of the countries of the institutions headquarters.

You can use our website without leaving or storing any personal data. If we ask for personal data, we just use it for the case we asked for and for which you are granting permission to us. We do care for your data, we will never hand over your data to a 3rd party in any case.

In line with the GDPR, we will inform you in this privacy policy on what personal data is collected, for which purposes and for how long it is saved. Furthermore, we will educate you about your rights regarding your personal data we collected.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

The website does not provide any contact form. In case you have any further questions regarding or beyond this privacy policy, you can contact us via the contact details given on our website. In order to provide you with answers to your questions, requests or comments, we will ask for your name and e-mail address.

The contact requests and therewith personal data are handled by UDE. In case the question would only be able to be answered by another consortiums member, they will share the request but without your personal information.

Your name, e-mail address will be stored in connection to your request until you request that we erase your personal information.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (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 websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We do not use any web analytic tools to track your visit on our website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

In case you have any further questions regarding or beyond this privacy policy, you can contact us via the contact details given on our website.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are committed to the protection of any personal information we collect and will treat any of that information confidentially. But even though we implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure the best possible protection of personal information processed through this website, complete protection cannot be guaranteed, since internet-based data transmission is not absolutely secure itself.

Therefore you can also contact us via traditional mail or telephone, for the contact information please refer to the contact details given on the website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We regularly check and if necessary adjust and update our privacy policy.

What third parties we receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements