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German Cancer Research Center
Im Neuenheimer Field 280
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 420
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The German Cancer Research Center is a foundation under public law of the State of Baden-Württemberg. The statutes of May 2018 are valid.
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Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann (Chairman of the Board and Scientific Director)
Ursula Weyrich (Commercial Director)
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Data Protection Provisions
e:Med undertakes to protect the private sphere of all persons using its website and to treat any personal information provided in strictest confidence. The information is solely used for the respective purposes given and will not be passed on to third parties. It will be deleted as soon as it has served the given purpose. Your web browser or client software may transfer information without your knowledge via your computer (for example IP address) to our server. Such information is never brought in direct connection with you, but is evaluated in anonymous form for statistical purposes for system management or to improve the efficiency of our internet platform.
Our website also uses Piwik, a web analytics software program which sets cookies to enable us to analyse use of our website. The information on the use of our website (including your abbreviated IP address) is sent to our server and stored for analytical purposes so that we can improve our website. Your IP address is immediately anonymized so that you remain unidentifiable to us. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site is not disclosed to any third parties.
You can refuse permission at any time if you do not wish the data relating to your visit to be stored and analysed. In this case a so-called opt-out cookie will be set in your browser which will prevent the collection of any session data by Piwik.
Please note, however, that if you decide to delete the cookies on your computer, you will also delete your opt-out cookie. In that case you will have to set a new one.
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Events and Conferences
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When you sign up to be on a mailing list e.g. for job vacancies, your e-mail address is stored on our server. We use this information solely for the enquired purposes. Data sets are used to analyse system performance. We neither pass on this data to third parties. You may withdraw your registration at any time per e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Name and address
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the Member States of the European Union as well as other data protection regulations is:
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum - Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 42 - 0
Name and address of the Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer
German Cancer Research Center - Foundation under public law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 420
General information on data processing
1. Scope of the processing of personal data
As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users is regularly only carried out with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.
2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) (d) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.
3. Data deletion and storage period
The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Storage may take place beyond this if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a necessity for the continued storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.
Provision of the website and creation of log files
1. description and scope of data processing
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.
The following data is collected:
(1) Information about the type of browser and the version used.
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The Internet service provider of the user
(4) The IP address of the user
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website.
2. Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
3. purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.
The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.
These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
4. Duration of storage
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
In the case of storage of data in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this period is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.
5. possibility of objection and removal
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility for the user to object.
1. description and scope of data processing
2. legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
3. purpose of data processing
We require cookies for the following application:
(1) Website analysis.
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.
The analysis cookies enable the recognition of an internet browser. However, usage profiles are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym without the express consent of the visitor. In particular, IP addresses are made unrecognizable immediately after receipt, making it impossible to assign usage profiles to IP addresses. Visitors to this website can object to this data collection and storage at any time for the future under the item "Analysis service" further up on this page.
In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
4. duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination
1. description and scope of data processing
On our website there is the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. In doing so, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us when registering for the newsletter.
(1) first name
(3) e-mail address
In addition, the following data is collected during registration:
(1) Date and time of registration.
You can revoke your consent at any time. In such a case, we will immediately delete your data and stop sending further e-mails. Otherwise, your revocation will have no consequences.
2. legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for the processing of data after registration to the newsletter by the user is, if the user has given his consent, Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.
Rights of the data subject
As soon are your personal data are processed, you assume the role of the data subject as pursuant to GDPR and are therefore granted the following rights vis-à-vis the data controller:
1. Right of access
You have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed by us.
If this is the case, you may request access to the following information from the controller:
(1) The purposes of the processing of personal data;
(2) The categories of personal data concerned;
(3) The recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
(4) The envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(5) The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you or to object to such processing;
(6) The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) Where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
(8) The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
You are also entitled to the right to request information on whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer.
2. Right to rectification
You have a right to rectification and/or completion vis-à-vis the controller insofar as the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The controller must make the correction without undue delay.
3. Right to restriction of processing
You may request the restriction of processing of personal data concerning you under the following conditions:
(1) You have contested the accuracy of the personal data for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(3) The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you require them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
(4) You have objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR pending the verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override yours.
Where processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data shall, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
Where the restriction of processing is carried out pursuant to the aforementioned conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction of processing is lifted.
4. Right to erasure
a) Duty to delete
You may request the controller to have personal data concerning you deleted without undue delay, and the controller is required to delete these data without undue delay, unless one of the following reasons applies:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer required for the purposes for which they were collected or processed.
(2) You revoke your consent to data processing based on Article 6 (1) lit. a) or Article 9 (2) lit. a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the data processing.
(3) You object to the processing as pursuant to Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing as pursuant to Article 21 (2) GDPR.
(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
(5) The erasure of personal data concerning you is required to fulfil a legal obligation based on laws of the European Union or of a Member State to which the controller is subject.
(6) The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to services offered by the information society as pursuant to Article 8 (1) GDPR.
b) Information transferred to third parties
If the controller makes the personal data concerning you available to the public and he is obliged to erase the data as pursuant to Article 17 (1) GDPR, he must take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of their implementation and technical nature, to inform the data processing controller who processes the personal data that you as the data subject have requested the erasure of all links to these personal data or copies or replication of such personal data.
The right to erasure does not apply insofar as the processing is required
(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) to fulfil a legal obligation that requires processing according to the laws of the European Union or its Member States to which the controller is subject, or the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
(3) based on considerations of the public interest in the field of public health as pursuant to Article 9 (2) lit. h) and i) as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes as pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR insofar as the right listed under a) is expected to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of this processing, or
(5) for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
5. Right to be informed
If you have asserted your right to rectification, erasure or restriction pertaining to the data processing vis-à-vis the controller, he is thus obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of the data or the limitation of the processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You are entitled to the right to be informed by the controller about these recipients.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Moreover, you also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided insofar as
(1) the processing is based on a granted consent as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) lit. a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR and
(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have the personal data concerning you transmitted directly from one controller to another, wherever technically feasible. This may not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data if it is required for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
7. Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 (1) lit. e) or f), including profiling based on those provisions.
The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless he demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Wherever personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you may no longer be processed for such purposes.
Within the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
8. Right to revoke consent to data processing
You have the right to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. Upon revoking consent, the legality of the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent will not be affected by the revocation of consent.
9. Automated decision-making, including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision that is based solely on an automated processing of data, including profiling, and that may have a legal effect on you or any similarly significant restrictive effect. This does not apply if the decision
(1) is necessary for the conclusion or the performance of a contract between you and the controller,
(2) is permissible on the basis of legislation of the European Union or its Member States to which the controller is subject and these laws contain adequate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, or
(3) is made with your explicit consent.
However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data as pursuant to Article 9 (1) GDPR, insofar as Article 9 (2) lit. a) or g) GDPR do not apply and appropriate measures for the protection of your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests have been taken.
Regarding the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller must take appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which must include at least the right to obtaining the intervention of a person on the behalf of the controller, the right to present one’s own position and the right to contest the decision.
10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Notwithstanding any other administrative or judicial remedies, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside or work or where the alleged violation takes place if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint is submitted informs the complainant on the status and the results of the complaint including the possibility of a judicial remedy as pursuant to Article 78 GDPR.