BExIS is the information system for the Biodiversity Exploratories project.
As a project member you need to create an account and login to BExIS in order to get access to all functionalities. By doing this, you agree with the rules of procedure (Geschäftsordnung) including a data policy. The rules of procedure document is provided to the project leaders which are responsible to circulate them to their team members. The document can also be accessed in the system.
As a guest you need to create an account and login to BExIS. You will get access to all metadata of the provided datasets and publications. You won't get access to data itself. Please consider to use the Open Data option of BExIS.
The Open Data are freely available. There is no need to create an account in the system or to login. In order to download publicly available data you need to confirm a dedicated data agreement.
BEXIS 2 (the software) collect only this kind of information:
· - Cookies
· - Information collected during registration
· - Information collected by defining the metadata
· - Information collected by uploading data
We sometimes use an Internet device called a cookie to store login or other information on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of information that a web site transfers to your computer's hard drive.
BEXIS 2 uses persistent cookies to differentiate between new and logged in user.
By default, persistent cookies and web measurement technologies are automatically used via the web browser, which one is used by our BEXIS 2.
Information collected by Registration
When you register to the application for the first time, your information collects by the BEXIS 2 to know you later as a valid user. This information links you also with a dataset, which one you create or you are its owner and could be used to contact or identify you by the administrator or other BEXIS 2 users, that you share your information with them.
Information collected by define a Metadata
Once you create a dataset, depends on the Metadata you choose, BEXIS 2 provides a form that let you collect information related to the dataset. The fields in a form are either optional or mandatory. BEXIS 2 uses this information to provide more accurate and detailed search.
Information collected by uploading data
Once you upload data to a dataset, you or an administrator via administrator part, could control access of other users or groups to your data. Other users or groups could allow or deny view, download, and update or upload to your primary data, deleting your dataset or to give permission to other users or groups.