Privacy policy

Privacy policy

We are delighted in your interest in our Geophysics Information System. The protection of your privacy when using our system is important to us. Generally, this application can be used anonymously.

Server log files

Each time a user accesses a page from FIS-GP and every time a file is called, data about this operation is stored in log files. These log files are only used for monitoring the functionality of our site, log files with user IP addresses are evaluated in the case of malfunction by the data center administrators only. We, the operators of the FIS-GP, have only access to log files without personal data. IP addresses are logged to protect the application and are only evaluated in the case of damage. The storage time is 1 week.


Cookies are small text files which are sent from our website and stored on your computer while you are browsing our application. They are technically necessary for the functionality of our site. Most of them are only temporary. As soon as the web browser is closed these cookies are automatically deleted. So-called session cookies are used as a temporary unique identifier to identify actions that belongs to a single user. This information is lost when the browser session is closed, #the user cannot be identified anymore. The lifetime of cookies for user-specific settings can be extended to one year by the user. The default setting is the duration of a session. Cookies of the type "Analytics" are required for statistical analysis as described in the following "Statistical Analysis" section.

Cookie name Life span Function
fis_gp_language Session Selected language
PHPSESSID Session Session identifier
dsgvo Session Cookie notice confirmed
fis_gp_nickname 1 year Nickname
fis_gp_pw 1 year Password
fis_gp_max_hits 1 year Maximal showable query hit objects
fis_gp_max_proc_1 1 year Maximal processable objects (e.g. Gravimetry, Magnetics, Temperatures)
fis_gp_max_proc_2 1 year Maximal processable objects (e.g. Borehole geophysics, Geoelectric)
fis_gp_epsg 1 year Selection of a geographic system
fis_gp_save_pw 1 year Save password?
fis_gp_scroll_size 1 year Scroll interval

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External links

To provide optimum information, our user interface contains hyperlinks referring to third-party web sites. Insofar as such links are not self-evident, we expressly point out that this is an external link. We have no influence on content or design of the linked web sites. The guarantees of this privacy policy do not apply to these. In all cases, the operators of the linked web sites are liable for their contents and accuracy of the provided information.

Privacy Policy Changes

We reserve the right to make minor modifications (in particular relating to the EU General Data Protection Regulation which enters into application on May 25 th , 2018) of this privacy policy and encourage you to occasionally check this page for changes.

Further information and contacts

If you have any questions to this privacy policy, please contact the following address: (data protection officer)
Phone number +49 (0)511 643 3818.

Hanover, May 25 th , 2018