Terms of Service & Privacy Policy


The open list of database entries for users of the MALDI-TOF MS (“MALDI-TOF MS User Platform” referred henceforth as „MALDI-UP“) is intended to bring together users that submit data and interested users of various system devices. Diagnostic and methodological gaps should thereby be more quickly resolved and scientific exchange supported.

For this purpose, information regarding high quality data base entries from users for users will be made available. The list shall provide uniformly presented information on the isolate/material used, its specimen, details on the validity of the designation and the technical details of the spectrum (instrument, cultivation, preparation, etc.), as well as the contact data of the entry submitter (institution, contact person).




"MALDI-UP" is a non-profit information service. We have taken utmost care in ensuring that the information presented on this website is both correct and up-to-date. Nevertheless, we assume no liability for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the information contained herein, nor for damage occurring as a result of data or data files accessed or downloaded from this website.

We explicitly reserve the rights to modify, expand, or delete parts of, or the complete offer, without prior notice, including the temporary or permanent cessation of this publication.

The information in MALDI-UP is based on the particulars provided by users and is made accessible by the manager of MALDI-UP. If a specific data entry is desired from a user, consent for this publication is given with the understanding that personal and/or institutional data will also be handled in compliance with the German Federal Data Protection Act. No claim to a data entry exists.

The copying and use of information and data explicitly offered for download are permitted expressly for personal, scientific, non-commercial purposes. The resale of the provided information is forbidden.


The responsibility for the obtained information lies with the user of the specific entry . The rights to the entry and the updating process of the instrument supplier are not affected.


Despite careful examination of the contents of our website, we are not liable for the content of external links. Responsibility for linked pages lies solely with the provider of such links. 

Copyright and Trademark Rights

We strive to observe copyright laws for the graphics, pictures and texts used in all publications, to use self-generated graphics, pictures and texts, or to rely on license-free graphics, pictures and texts. All brand names and trademarks that appear within this Internet offer and are protected by third parties are subject, without restriction, to the terms of the relevant copyright and right of ownership of the respective registered owner. Simply naming the trademarks does not mean that they are not protected by third party rights. The copyright for published, self-generated objects remains the sole right of the author.

Legal Validity of the Disclaimer

This disclaimer is considered part of the Internet offer referred to on this page. If sections or individual formulations of the text regarding the valid legal situation are not, are no longer, or are not completely applicable, the remaining sections of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity.


Guidelines for Citations

The content of this website may only be published or forwarded to a third person if the source of the content is cited. This is also valid for every form of reproduction, translation, storage and processing in electronic systems. The publishing of complete, unmodified pages from this website, as well as their inclusion in other Internet offers is only allowed with our written permission.


Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your private data very seriously. Therefore, we take great care in protecting your private sphere when processing personal data. Personal data that is collected via a visit to our website is processed in accordance with the data-protection regulations of the State of Baden-Württemberg. However, our websites can contain links to the websites of other providers, to which this declaration of data protection does not extend.

The use by third parties of contact data obtained from this website, including postal addresses, telephone and fax numbers, as well as e-mail addresses, for the purpose of transmitting information not expressly solicited by us (spam) is not permitted and will be legally prosecuted.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data

For the purpose of system security, when you visit our website it is standard procedure for our web server to permanently save the connection data of your computer, the websites you visit, the data and duration of that visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, as well as the website from which you are visiting us. Additional information such as name, address, telephone number or e-mail address will not be saved, unless they are actively submitted, for example, for a registration, survey or other request for information.

The transfer, sale or other transmission of personal data to third parties is not permitted, unless it is necessary for the purpose of collecting data or you have expressly given consent. For example, when we order information brochures it might be necessary for us to submit your address or date of order to other institutions.

Communication by e-mail can have security loopholes. For example, e-mails sent to us can be intercepted and read by experienced Internet users. If we receive an e-mail from you, we assume we have the right to answer by e-mail. If this is not your wish, you must expressly state what other avenue of communication you wish us to use.

Use of Cookies

As is the case with every website, our web server temporarily registers the domain name and IP address of the requesting computer, the client’s file request, the http answer code and the website from which you are visiting us. However, none of this information is evaluated on a person-specific basis.


Third-Party Social Media

Our use of social media serves as an extension of our presence on the Web. Social media account(s) are public and are hosted on third-party web server. Users who choose to interact with us via social media should read the terms of service and privacy policies of these third-party service providers and those of any applications you use to access them especially regarding informations on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy.


Your Rights

According to GDPR, the persons concerned have different rights. If you want to assert this or want to receive further information, please feel free to contact us at any time.

The affected rights include in particular:

  • Right to information: According to Art. 15 GDPR, you can request a confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If such processing is available, you may also request further information about the processing from us.
  • Right to rectification: In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you are entitled to rectification and/or completion if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete.
  • Right to restriction of processing: Under certain conditions, you may request, pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to cancellation: According to Art. 17 GDPR, you also have the right under certain circumstances to demand the deletion of your personal data stored about you.
  • Right to data portability: In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you are also entitled, under certain conditions, to receive the personal data that you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit it without any obstruction from us to another person in charge.

If your personal data is based on legitimate interests and is processed in accordance with Art. 6(1)(1) lit. (f) GDPR, you have the right to file an objection against the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation. If you believe that the processing of your personal data by us does not comply with this Privacy Policy or the applicable Privacy Policy, you may complain to the . The Representative will then examine the matter and inform you of the result of the test. In addition, you also have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority.