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HERMES does not collect or share personal information. We don't track or profile you.

HERMES is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of its user community and is dedicated to ensure that your search information cannot be linked back to you.

What is “Personal Information”

Information is regarded as personal when it tells something about a human being who is or can be (uniquely) identified.

This definition stems from European law, which applies to HERMES, and is intentionally broad in order to provide a high level of privacy protection.

This means, for example, that not just names and e-mail addresses can be personal information, but also numbers or other identifiers, such as your IP-address, to the extent that they link other information to a specific human being.

IP Addresses

The IP address that is associated with your search will NOT be recorded or shared.

In order to prevent the unpleasant possibility that anything you ever search for online could be traced back to you via your IP-address, we do not record or share the IP address of any of our visitors.

The only exception is for “abusive” (automated) queriers that rapidly submit more queries to HERMES in a short time than any normal human possibly would.

Data Collection

We don't collect any kind of personal information about our visitors.

This is a first and very important condition to safeguard your privacy. If personal information isn’t collected, it can’t be stolen, demanded, leaked or exposed.


HERMES does not use any cookies.

Email Addresses

HERMES will not sell or disclose your contact information to any third parties.

When you send comments, questions, suggestions, or feedback to HERMES we only use this information to respond to you.

The Right to be Forgotten

Subject to certain conditions, citizens in the EU are given the right to request the deletion of their personal data when they are inaccurate, inadequate, or irrelevant or no longer relevant. More information can be found here.