Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Personal data are only collected to improve your experience with our website and will be deleted after becoming obsolete for the purpose they were submitted or collected. You may opt out providing personal data. You may request information what data are stored related to your email address. On your request we delete all stored personal data about you. Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, if you are a registered user of this site, notified to you by email.

Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding to our privacy policy, or want to exercise your right to object, your right of rectification and your right to revoke consent to the processing of your personal data, you can contact:
Dr. Peter Becker-Heidmann
E-Mail:

Data processing

Log files
Log files are created and information are collected every time this website is accessed or used. These data and information are stored in log files on the server and can include:

  • IP address
  • browser type / browser version
  • date and time the website was accessed
  • user Internet service provider
  • user operating system
  • referring website
  • websites accessed by the User’s system through our website

The temporary storage of data and log files is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung—DSGVO)

The IP address is temporarily stored in the system as it is necessary to provide website access to the User’s computer. The IP address is retained while that website is being accessed.

These log files are stored to ensure website functionality, optimize the content of our website, and ensure the security of our IT system.

The data will be deleted when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected. For data collected to provide access to the website, this will be at the end of every session.

For log files, this will occur after seven days at the latest. Some data may be preserved for a longer period of time, in which case user IP addresses are deleted or removed, rendering it impossible to link the data to any individual.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small data files, created and stored by the Internet browser on your computer’s hard drive. Accessing a website may result in a cookie being saved on your operating system. This cookie contains a specific string of characters that allows the browser to be clearly recognized every time the website is accessed.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.

The processing of personal data based on the use of cookies is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

The purpose of these technical cookies is to simplify website use.

Cookies are stored on the User’s computer and transferred to us. That is why you, as the User, have full control over cookie implementation. You can deactivate or restrict cookies by changing your browser settings. Cookies already stored on your hard drive can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. However, disabling cookies for our website may result in some functions not working correctly.

Newsletter
On our website, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

When you register, you will be asked to give your consent to our processing of your data and referred to our Privacy Statement. The process of registering for the newsletter will transmit the information you have entered into the online data entry form.

The processing of information following user registration for the newsletter is lawful subsequent to user consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.

The data provided to register for the newsletter will only be used to deliver the newsletter to you and will not be given to third parties. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Your data will then be immediately deleted from the system.

Registration
Users can register on our webpage by providing personal data. All information requested in the online data entry form will be transmitted as part of the registration process.

You will be asked to grant your consent for the processing of this data as part of the registration process.

These data are processed subsequent to user consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.

User registration is necessary to provide specific content and services on our website, including the creation and administration of user accounts, participation in data input and discussion.

The data will be deleted when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected.

Contact form and email contact
There are contact forms on this webpages that can be used to communicate electronically. When registering, the data entered by you into the online data entry form will be transmitted. Your consent is required for the processing of this data, and you will be referred to our Privacy Statement and asked to grant your consent when you send the form.

Alternatively, contact may be initiated using an email address provided by you. In this case, the personal data provided in the email will be stored. This information will not be passed on to third parties.

These data are processed subsequent to user consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.

The processing of information received from the sending of an email is lawful under Art. 6 (1) lit.f DSGVO.

These data are only stored for the purposes of processing that communication. The data will be deleted when they are no longer needed for the purpose they were collected. Personal data derived from the online data entry form and any data transmitted via email will be deleted once the communication with the User has been concluded.

Data transfer to third parties

Google Maps
We use the Google Maps API, an interactive map and navigation service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Maps is operated by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Use of Google Maps allows information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) to be transmitted to, and stored in, a Google server in the USA. Google may provide the information gained from Maps to third parties, in so far as this is permitted by law or where those third parties process said data as agents of Google.

You may deactivate the Google Maps service, thus preventing the transmission of data to Google, by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. Please note, however, that this will prevent your use of the maps on our website.

The Google privacy policy and additional terms of use for Google Maps are available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active)

Google reCaptcha
We use the ReCaptcha V2 service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Maps is operated by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Use of Google ReCaptcha allows us to filter spam from our contact and data submission forms. Information regarding your use of these forms (including your IP address) is transmitted to, and stored in, a Google server in the USA. Use of ReCaptcha is based on our legitimate interestin preventing abuse and spam in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

You may influence the information Google is collecting by visiting their Privacy Checkup page.

The Google privacy policy and additional terms of use for Google Maps are available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active)

Your rights

You have the following rights:
  • the right to information regarding personal data pertaining to you that is stored by us (Art. 15 DSGVO)
  • the right to correction of any incorrect or incomplete personal information (Art. 16 DSGVO)
  • the “right to be forgotten”: erasure of stored personal data insofar as the relevant data are not necessary for the exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or the purposes of establishing, exercising, or defending a legal claim (Art. 17 DSGVO)
  • the right to limited processing of personal data (Art. 18 DSGVO)
  • the right to object to the processing of your data conducted in our legitimate interest, public interest, or for profiling purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling grounds for processing said data that outweighs your interests, rights, and freedoms or where the processing of said data is required for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim (Art. 21, DSGVO);
  • the right to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data at any time with future effect (Art. 7 (3) DSGVO)—this means that the data processing related to that consent will no longer be carried out;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority where you believe the processing of personal data related to you is in breach of the DSGVO (Art. 77 DSGVO)