This Privacy Notice describes the collection and use of your personal data in the context of your usage of our websites according to the legal requirements.
Please note that the use of particular web content on our websites may involve further processing of your personal data which will be described in complementary Privacy Notices that have to be considered additionally.
Controller pursuant to Art. 4 paragraph 7 General Data Protection Regulation (‚GDPR‘) is
Further company details can be found in our legal notice.
2. Contact details of our Data Protection Officer
You can reach our Data Protection Officer:
a) via e-mail at:
b) via postal mail at:
– Data Protection Officer –
3. Collection of personal data when you visit our website(s)
When visiting our website(s) without personally providing information to us, personal data is collected by our web server collects the data transmitted in connection with your access.
The data transmitted includes:
– Name of the access provider
– Browser type, version of browser software and language of the browser
– Operating system
– Date and time of access
– Content of access
– Amount of data transferred
– Access status (successful transmission/error)
– Website(s) the access was forwarded to
– Website(s) accessed
In addition to the aforementioned data collection, our website(s) collect data in connection with the usage of cookies (see Section 4. of this Privacy Notice).
Session cookies process information in so-called Session-IDs which serve towards identifying a person during continuous access to our website(s). Session-IDs are deleted automatically when closing the browser.
Persistent cookies will remain in the cookie files of your browser after the browser has been closed. Persistent cookies are deleted after a certain period of time has elapsed. The length of this period varies amongst the different cookies used.
Detailed information concerning third party cookies can be found in Section 5. of this Privacy Notice.
5. The inclusion of third-party services and cookies
1.1 Google Analytics
Our website(s) may use Google Analytics (‚GA‘), a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“).
GA enables us to analyze the usage of our website(s) by cookie storage. On our behalf, GA creates reports concerning the activities on our website(s) and provides us with the respective information for statistical purposes and in order to optimize our website.
Anonymized data only (e.g. anonymized IP addresses, the date and time the page was viewed, the length of your stay or the page from which you came to our website) is stored and used on our server using Google Analytics technology. This information does not enable identification of visitors to this website. IP addresses are anonymized before they are stored. This means that Google will anonymize your IP address while the data is still within member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the US and anonymized there. The IP address which is transmitted by your browser will not be brought into contact with other data stored by Google.
You can deactivate GA with the following browser-plugin provided by Google: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
6. Contact possibility via e-mail/contact form/use of comment functions
If you make use of the possibility to contact us via e-mail or a provided contact form, the provided information (your e-mail address, possibly your name and telephone number) will be saved by us in order to process your request. The personal data collected in this context will be deleted if the storage is no longer necessary for this purpose. Alternatively, we may restrict access to the stored data if legal retention periods apply.
If you contact us via e-mail a secure transfer can only be guaranteed in case of encrypted communication. A transmission of confidential data shall be sent by postal mail. The usage of comment functions on our website(s) includes the processing of the information provided by you and may include the processing of your IP address in this context.
With your consent, we send you our newsletter in order to inform you about our products and services. For newsletter subscriptions, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you newsletters by email if you confirm our notification e-mail with a click. If you confirm your email address, we will store your email address, the time of registration and the IP address you used when registering. The purpose of storing this data is to prove that you registered and in order to prevent misuse by third parties.
For subscription to our newsletter solely the provision of your e-mail address is required. After confirmation, we save your e-mail address in order to send you our newsletter. Legal basis is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR.
You can withdraw your consent to receive newsletters at any time. Your consent can be withdrawn at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link that is contained in every newsletter e-mail or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail addressed to our office (see our legal notice for contact information).
8. Purpose and legal basis of processing your personal data
In addition to the particular purposes mentioned, the processing of your personal data is required to display our website(s), to provide stability and security of our web servers and to improve the usability of our website(s).
The legal basis for processing your personal data is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR. If personal data is processed on the basis of a consent, the legal basis is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR.
9. Data transfer to third parties
In general data transfer to third parties is only conducted in the cases mentioned in this Privacy Notice. In addition, data transfer to third parties may occur if:
– we have received your explicit consent (Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 a) GDPR);
– the processing is necessary for connection with legal claims except if the respective interests are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR);
– the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation (Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 c) GDPR);
– the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or the performance of steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 b) GDPR)
10. Data deletion and data storage
Collected personal data will be deleted and/or the access to the data will be restricted if the purpose of the processing activity ceases to be relevant. Extended retention periods may apply in case of statutory legal provisions requiring further data retention.
11. Rights of the data subject and the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
With regard to the personal data processed you have the following rights according to Art. 12 – 23 GDPR:
– Right to information and access,
– Right to rectification and erasure,
– Right to the restriction of processing
– Right to objection
– Right to data portability
In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority with regard to the processing of your personal data by us. The competent authority for doctorly is: Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin.
12. Data security
Personal data processed by us are protected against loss, falsification and unauthorized third-party access by adequate technical and organizational measures.
In order to provide a secure transmission of data between your browser and our systems, we generally use Secure Socket Layer (‘SSL’) encryption technology to encrypt communication between your browser and our web server. URLs of websites using an SSL-encryption start with https://.
13. Update of the Privacy Notice and contact to our Data Protection Officer
Our Privacy Notice may be updated according to changes in our website(s). You can find the current version of our Privacy Notice on our websites.
For further questions and suggestions in relation to data protection, you may contact our Data Protection Officer via the contact details provided under Section 2. of this Privacy Notice.