A central term of the underlying General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is personal data. Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes e.g. name, email address, street address and telephone number, but also surfing activities and interests of a person.
In general, you can access our website without disclosing any personal data. Data submitted by your browser to request a certain content are recorded by our web server (“server log file”). They include the network address (domain or IP address) of your computer, date and time, requested file, referring page, and other technical data. Your network address is automatically anonymized by our web server such that we cannot identify individual users. The anonymized server log files are evaluated for error analysis and for optimizing our web services.
Submission of personal data
While using this site, you may choose to submit information to us through email or contact forms. We provide contact forms for general information (Contact Us) and for user support and service (Service Request). In these forms, we request personal information such as your name and email address that we need to process your request. In addition, you are free to provide other information that may be helpful. A copy of your message is automatically sent to you by email.
All information that we receive from you is stored on our communication system to handle your request, and for later reference. As far as this is necessary for the processing of your inquiry, they can also be passed on to our local representative (distributor or service provider) near you. Your data are not passed on to third parties for other purposes (e.g. advertising).
We use encryption and other technical and organizational measures to secure our networks. However, we cannot guarantee privacy of online communications. Alternatively, you can provide confidential information by phone, fax, mail, or in person.
If you prefer not to receive cookies from our website, you can adjust your browser’s settings to block cookies, or to accept them only on confirmation from you. Please note that some functions of this website may thus be restricted. You can delete received cookies at any time.
Third party contents
In order to improve your user experience, this website contains contents provided by third parties and hosted on their web servers.
On some pages, YouTube videos are embedded directly into the page. In this case, YouTube can collect access data and set cookies when the page is loaded.
All social share buttons used on our pages such as Facebook “Like” or Google “+1” are hosted on our own web server and provide a link to the respective social network. As with other links, you will be redirected to a page of the social network when you press the corresponding share button. Only in this case the social network can recognize that you are visiting our website.
You can sign up for our newsletter using the subscription form (Subscribe to Newsletter). For this, only a valid email address is required. We use it only for sending the newsletter.
For delivery of the newsletter, we use the email platform MailChimp. MailChimp is a service of The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The data that you specify in the newsletter registration will be transferred to MailChimp and stored on their servers. MailChimp is certified according to the Privacy Shield agreement between the European Union and the USA, so that compliance with data protection is guaranteed.
After sending the subscription form, you will receive an email from MailChimp with a link to confirm your registration. You are not subscribed to the newsletter until you click on this link (“double opt-in”). Date and time of your registration will be recorded.
The newsletter is typically sent 2-3 times a year. You can unsubscribe and have your personal information removed at any time via a link in the newsletter itself. Alternatively, you can arrange this via one of the contact options mentioned above.
We do not buy or use commercial address lists. All unsolicited offers of this kind will be deleted by us without further notification.
At any time, you can request information about which personal data we have stored about you. In addition, you have the right to rectification and erasure of your personal data. If statutory retention periods or other rights conflict with the erasure, you have the right of restriction of processing. If you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you can revoke this at any time. If processing is based on a balance of interests, you can object to this. The exercise of your rights is free of charge.
Our contact information is available in the imprint. You may also contact our data protection officer for your questions related to data protection:
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Data Protection Officer
Ms. Heike Woicke
For complaints, you have the right to contact the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information or any other supervisory authority.
When you contact us and request that we provide certain services for you, these activities require that we process your personal data. This generally takes place for the performance of a contract (aka provision of the requested services) according to Art. 6 (1) b GDPR. The duration of the data storage depends on the retention periods according to § 257 HGB (Germany) and § 147 AO (Germany).
The newsletter is sent according to § 7 UWG (Germany), the associated processing of your personal data on the basis of your consent according to Art. 6 (1) a GDPR.