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Privacy Policy

Makersite Privacy Policy

Makersite cares about your privacy. This privacy policy explains what information we collect through your use of the Makersite application and how we treat that information. By using the Makersite application, you acknowledge and accept that these are the privacy practices governing Makersite. This website may contain links to other websites and use third-party applications and/or software. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties, and you should read through their practices before clicking or using them.


Information Collected

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

When you register for an account with Makersite, we collect your name, email address, institution and (optionally) position, interests, areas of expertise, or other information that relates to providing a better user experience on the site.

Information Collected Through Your Use of the Makersite application

When you access this website, our web server software generates log files of

  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • Web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • Operating system (automatically collected);
  • A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

These web server logs are retained on a temporary basis and then deleted completely from our systems. When you download a file from Makersite, our software collects user account data such as your name, username, email, institution and position if provided (or the session ID data for guest users) and accompanying download data such as the time of the download. This information is then made available to the Makersite administrator, dataset manager, and dataset curator of the file.

We also use Google Analytics to collect data on how our users are using Makersite so that we can improve its functionality. Please see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy
(https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/) and Terms of Use
(https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/) for information on how Google handles these data.


Use of Information

We use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site by identifying (1) which parts of our site are most heavily used, and (2) which portion of our audience comes from within the Makersite network. We also use this information to tailor site content to user needs and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time do we disclose site usage by individual users.

With the exception of the data collected during downloads, which are made available only to the file owner, we do not share any personally identifiable information we gather or develop about our users to any third parties for any purpose unless required by law. Any reports we may share externally would use unidentifiable, aggregated data.



We use cookies to maintain a user’s identity between web sessions.

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Makersite uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of services. Makersite GmbH has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Makersite GmbH to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.



This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

To protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

If password access is required for certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

We endeavor to do our best to protect your Personal Data. However, transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure and is done at your own risk. We cannot ensure the security of your Data transmitted to the Website.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Makersite may revise this privacy policy at its sole discretion. Please check this page regularly for our current practices. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, you can contact [email protected].

This policy was last modified: September 01, 2020