Last update September 2021


Who we are an website of the Bioinformatics Laboratory at the Amsterdam University Medical Centers (Location AMC) Our website address is:


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An anonymized 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.

Note that at this moment (September 2021) the Bioinformatics Laboratoy provides no possibility to leave comments with the posts on the websites. However, in case we enable this functionality, these comments are moderated and will only be published after aproval by the moderator. There is no possibility to get an account for our website nor to login as a visitor unless you are member of the Bioinformatics Laboratory.


At this moment it is not possible to subscribe to the Bioinformatics Laboratory to get automatic updates. However, if we enable this possibility in the future, then the following applies. If you subscribe to the website then you will receive an email if new content is added to the website. This email is automatically generated. If you subscribe your email address is stored on the website but not visible for any other visitor of the website. The Bioinformatics Laboratory will not spam you and will not provide your email adress (or other data) to other parties.


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.


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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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email (but at this moment, September 2021) it is not possible to request a password. I don’t share any information that is provided by visitors from this website with third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.


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