Privacy Policy

Discuss Data has the highest concern for your privacy. Our privacy policy explains what information we collect through your use of the Discuss Data Platform and how we treat that information.


By using the Discuss Data platform, you acknowledge and accept that these are the privacy practices governing the Discuss Data platform. This Platform 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.


Cookies are small files that are sent from a web server to your computer whenever you visit a website. They identify your computer and improve your web browsing experience on Discuss Data.

Discuss Data uses the following cookies to maintain a User’s identity between web sessions:

  • sessionid (used to identify a session, a series of related message exchanges)
  • csrftoken (a unique, secret, unpredictable value that is generated by the server-side application and transmitted to the client in such a way that it is included in a subsequent HTTP request made by the client)

Information Collected

Information Provided by Your Authentication Provider

When using Discuss Data, you are requested to authenticate against the DARIAH AAI. Irrespective of the information you provide to DARIAH, we will only fetch your First Name, Last Name and E-Mail-Address, and store them in your user profile. This information will be deleted immediately when you chose to delete your user profile on Discuss Data.

Information Voluntarily Provided by You

Your Discuss Data user profile can be enriched by data that you provide yourself. This data will be deleted immediately when you chose to delete your user profile on Discuss Data.

Information Collected Through Your Use of the Discuss Data Platform

Discuss Data does not collect usage information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Discuss Data 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 Platform, or your dealings with this Platform, you can contact us:

Use of Information

Discuss Data does 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.

Discuss Data aims to grant Data Depositors full control of their Data Collection(s) at all times. Therefore, restrictions might apply to the Download as specified by the Data Depositor. However, as part of the design of Discuss Data fostering transparency and discussion of academic research, Data Collections will be made publicly searchable on the Discuss Data Platform search engine and third-party search engines (e.g., Google Search or Bing Search). As a result, the Metadata and the Documentation of Data Collection for the specific Data Collection are always publicly available without restrictions. This applies also to the case that a Data Collection has to be taken offline or deleted due to (alleged) copyright violations.


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