Your Privacy on this Site

We use your personal data for the folowing purposes:

  • for answering your questions and for publishing your contributions like comments or blog posts (e-mail-adress, name),
  • for site usage, see the respective section below.

If you take part in our discussions and contribute blog posts, commentaries or newsletter mails, your e-mail-address, name and contributions are stored. Legal base is your consent. (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  If you do not give your consent, or revoke it later, your contribution will be deleted from our site, if possible. Please note that your contribution can be copied and stored elsewhere if it was published. The internet doesn’t forget.

Site Usage

If you use our website, your following data are stored:

  • Your internet address (IP-adress),
  • browser type and version,
  • website, from which you came to our site (Referrer URL),
  • your device’s operating system,
  • web pages you visit on our site,
  • web page (URL) to which you go next from one of our pages,
  • date and time of usage.

Storage is separate from any other processing of personal data. There is no linkage between these and other personal data. Data are only evaluated statistically, to measure usage of our website, of for error detection and development.

In addition, we store a cookie. This is a small text file that is created by your internet browser. As long as you have your browser open, the cookie can be read by websites you visit. We store in it the language in which we display this website to you.

Legal base of storage of page calls and cookie is art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest in storing page calls is that we want to know how many people visit which of our pages, and to eliminate malfunctions. Legitimate interest in storing the “language cookie” is improving user experience, by enabling user to choose its language preference only once even if user views several pages.


If you have given your consent to processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Please write to:

Duration of storage

Your data are only stored as long as necessary for the purpose. They are deleted afterwards.

Data Security

We have technical and organizational measueres in place to protect data, especially against loss or involuntary manipulation. Our security measures are regularly updated.

Your rights

At any time, you may ask us for information about data stored about you. Upon your request, we will correct, block or delete them. You have the right to object against storage of page calls. For any request relating to data protection, please write to .

Controller, Supervisory Authority

Controller of data processing on this site is the German association “Patientenrechte und Datenschutz e.V.”. Our postal address can be found in the imprint. If you want to complain about our processing: relevant supervisory authority is the Hamburg data protection authority, (seat of our association being Hamburg). Its address is here. You can lodge complains also with data protection authorities of your place of work or place of your regular residence.

Information on the European Health Data Space