Privacy Statement

Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design.

The data collected from registered users at this site is within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It makes communication possible for the editorial process. The minimal required data for user registration is: first name, last name, email address, username, and a password. If you register as author, it is beneficial but not mandatory to also enter an affiliation and your ORCID.

Personal user data will be stored on a server at the Julius Kühn-Institute (Quedlinburg, Germany) and can only be accessed by the site administrator, the server administrator, the journal managers, and the user themselves. Users can review and change their personal data (except the username) in their account. They can change their involvement with any journal they are enrolled to.

This site was created to manage submissions to the XIII. International Symposium on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics and will be deleted after all material is published at their respective outlets, namely the repository and All related user accounts, that are not connected with any other journals on the website, will be deleted along with this website.

The GDPR recognizes “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which is of particular importance when maintaining the public record of scholarly publishing. Thus, personal data, which is associated with the published material, will be stored offline by the editor.

If you have any questions or complaints, please contact or the managing editor of the respective journal. The general data privacy statement of the Julius Kühn Institute is available at

User tracking

No third parties (Google Analytics and the like) are involved in tracking user habits. This website uses the OJS Shariff plugin to embed social media sharing buttons. The respective social media companies are not able to track our users until the users enable them to by clicking the share button.

Cookie Policy

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