Terms of Privacy

Where is your data stored?

The data you entered in the sign up form on this website will be stored on the WordPress “Formidable Forms” plugin, on a server at University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland. From there, your data is manually entered into our offline database.

As we currently use Mailchimp as a way of communicating with our members, your e-mail address is also uploaded to Mailchimp. Your e-mail address is only used for e-mailing purposes. From there nobody has the right to further spread or use your data.

Who has access to your data?

Only a select group of Bat1K employees has access to the database and only for as long as Bat1K pursues its goal of sequencing all living bat genomes. These employees are situated at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and at University College Dublin.

Who is the responsible supervisory body?

The Bat1K Directors.

As soon as you sign up for Bat1K, we will send you our quarterly Newsletter and forward you occasional updates from third parties. If you don’t want to receive these things, you can contact us with the email address down below. We would like to reassure you, that we cannot and will not do anything with your data or share anything about your data without your consent.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows Bat1K to recognise you and make your next visit easier and the Bat1K website more useful to you.

By using the Bat1K website, you consent to the use of cookies.

How Bat1K uses cookies

When you use and access the website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.

We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the website, to provide analytics, to store your log in details (so you are not asked for your username and password on all pages, for example).

Bat1K alone controls and accesses the cookie-related information. The cookie will not be used for any purpose other than to improve your experience on the website.

If you have additional questions, would like to modify or delete your data, would like to raise a complaint or would like to withdraw from the project, you can contact us here.