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We use Onetrust, a service provided by OneTrust LLC, Dixon House, 1 Lloyd’s Avenue, London, EC3N 3DQ (“Onetrust”). We use Onetrust services to provide information about the cookies and other tracking technology used on our website and to manage user preferences on that behalf. Onetrust places the following cookies on your computer: OptanonAlert OptanonConsent _dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx This allows us to identify if the cookie banner is displayed, which choices you made and how to act upon those choices (Opt-in or Opt-out of cookie categories). These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences. To review your current settings please go to ‘Cookies‘. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some parts of the site may not work properly then. For more information about privacy policies and Onetrust, please refer to the Onetrust website:


Our website and apps use Optimizely, a web analysis service from Optimizely, Inc., 631 Howard Street, Suite 100 San Francisco, CA 94105 (“Optimizely”). Optimizely also uses cookies and tracking pixels. The information generated by the cookies and pixels about your use of the website or apps is usually transmitted to an Optimizely server in the USA and stored there. On our behalf, Optimizely will use the information to evaluate your use of the website and apps and to compile reports on website / app activities.

In particular:

  • Sum and percentage of users who opened a website variant
  • Number of clicks on links
  • Browser type and version
  • Campaign IDs through which the website was reached

You can deactivate Optimizely tracking at any time (and thus prevent Optimizely from collecting the data generated by the cookie and pixel and relating to your use of the website and from processing this data by Optimizely) by following the instructions at Further information on the subject of data protection and Optimizely can be found on the Optimizely website:


In order to protect our websites against spam, in certain cases we use the reCAPTCHA service from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). This allows us to determine if an entry has been made by a person or by automated software engaging in abusive activities. When you use reCAPTCHA, your IP-Address and other data required to make this service available is sent to Google. For this information the Data Protection regulations of Google Inc. apply, which may differ from those of Springer Nature.

Further information about reCAPTCHA and the Data Protection Guidelines of Google Inc. can be found at and


We use the YouTube service in order to play videos directly from our website. This processing is based on Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our legitimate interest to improve your website experience and to optimise our services.

Your browser will directly communicate with YouTube LLC, whose principal place of business is at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, United States. We do not have any influence on YouTube’s data processing activities. Please check You Tube’s privacy policy for further information ( Here you can find information about your rights and privacy settings.


We use the embeddable video player from Vimeo, Inc. to play video content on our website. The vimeo player uses first-party cookies that are considered essential to the video player experience. No third-party analytics or advertising cookies are set when the video player appears on our site, unless (i) the website visitor is logged in to their Vimeo account and (ii) the user who embedded the video has not implemented the DNT Parameter.

You may also submit information through a form within Vimeo’s embeddable video player. This information will be received by both Vimeo and the video owner and is subject to both Vimeo’s Privacy Policy as well as the Springer Healthcare’s privacy notice. Except where Vimeo is the video owner, Vimeo will not use any information you submit through such forms for direct marketing purposes.

For more information read Vimeo’s privacy policy: and Vimeo’s cookie policy: