The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your
personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to
personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult
our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available
under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information
you enter into our contact form.
Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during
your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system,
or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data
may be used to analyze your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived
personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand
that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to
revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to
demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have
the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website.
Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.
For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are
stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests,
metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and
other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art.
6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online services by a
professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to
follow our instructions with respect to such data.
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the service provider. This is a
contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website
visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence,
we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data
protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises
data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we
collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the
information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through e-mail communications)
may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third-party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
Gesellschaft für Qualitätssicherung in der Medizin
Telefon: +49 7153 / 74509
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes
decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g., names, e-mail
with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for
deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted, unless we have other legally
permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial law retention periods); in the
latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons cease to apply.
Data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:
D – 71272 Renningen
Telefon: +49 7159 49647-67
Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries
Among other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the United States or other from a data
protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries. If these tools are active, your personal data may
potentially be transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point out that in
these countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EU cannot be guaranteed. For
instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security agencies and you as
the data subject do not have any litigation options to defend yourself in court. Hence, it cannot be ruled out
that U.S. agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and permanently archive your personal
data for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also
revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness
of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct
advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE
THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON
GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED
ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS
BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE
WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO
PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA,
THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE
PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION
PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING,
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR
THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE
EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL
DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES
(OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory
agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the
place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other
administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your
consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine
readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done
only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or
inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption
program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser
switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand
information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the
processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have
questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to
contact us at any time.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is
concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in
the following cases:
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving
– may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to
protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by
the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not
cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session
cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are
automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device
until you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (thirdparty
cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third
party (e.g., cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions
would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The
purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required
cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g., for the shopping
cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g., cookies that provide
measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a
different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to
ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the
storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the
consent obtained (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are
placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of
cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies
when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical purposes, we will
separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask for your consent.
We only use technically necessary cookies on our site.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server
log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest
in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this,
server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any
contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event
that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a
contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based
on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or
on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been requested.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the
data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being
archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without
prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name,
request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these
data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a
contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are
processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been obtained.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your
consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on this website, we will need from you an e-mail
address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided,
and consent to the receipt of the newsletter. No further data shall be collected or shall be collected only on a
voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share
such data with any third parties.
The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on
the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke the consent you have given to the archiving of
data, the e-mail address and the use of this information for the sending of the newsletter at any time, for
instance by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the
lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date.
The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you
unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter
distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose has ceased to apply. We
reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own
discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the
newsletter service provider in a blacklist to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only
for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying
with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f)
GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh
our legitimate interest.
We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is
Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on this website (e.g., information entered
into a contact form) is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this,
reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is
triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA
evaluates a variety of data (e.g., IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements
initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.
reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is
Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate
interest in the protection of the operator’s websites against abusive automated spying and against SPAM. If
a respective declaration of consent has been obtained, the data will be processed exclusively on the basis of
Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Any such consent may be revoked at any time.
For more information about Google reCAPTCHA please refer to the Google Data Privacy Declaration and
We do not use social media plug-ins on our website. The social networks can only be reached via pure links from our website. Thus, no data is transmitted to social networks when visiting our website.
We maintain online presences within social networks and process user data in this context in order to communicate with users active there or to offer information and services about us.
We would like to point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This may result in risks for the users because, for example, it could make it more difficult to enforce the rights of the users.
Usually user data is also processed within social networks for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created based on the usage behavior and resulting interests of the users, which can be used, for example, to place advertisements that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. Usually this is done via cookies on the users' computers.
For a detailed presentation of the respective forms of processing and the options for objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.
In the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights, we also point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the users' data and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.
Services used and service providers:
We use online conference tools, among other things, for communication with our customers. The tools we
use are listed in detail below. If you communicate with us by video or audio conference using the Internet,
your personal data will be collected and processed by the provider of the respective conference tool and by
us. The conferencing tools collect all information that you provide/access to use the tools (email address
and/or your phone number). Furthermore, the conference tools process the duration of the conference, start
and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “context information”
related to the communication process (metadata).
Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all the technical data required for the processing of the
online communication. This includes, in particular, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type,
operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or loudspeaker and the type of
Should content be exchanged, uploaded, or otherwise made available within the tool, it is also stored on the
servers of the tool provider. Such content includes, but is not limited to, cloud recordings, chat/ instant
messages, voicemail uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards, and other information shared while
using the service.
Please note that we do not have complete influence on the data processing procedures of the tools used. Our
possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider. Further information
on data processing by the conference tools can be found in the data protection declarations of the tools
used, and which we have listed below this text.
Purpose and legal bases
The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer
certain services to our customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves to generally
simplify and accelerate communication with us or our company (legitimate interest in the meaning of Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR). Insofar as consent has been requested, the tools in question will be used on the basis of this
consent; the consent may be revoked at any time with effect from that date.
Duration of storage
Data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools will be deleted from our systems
immediately after you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the reason for storing the
data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal
retention periods remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the duration of storage of your data that is stored by the operators of the
conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please directly contact the operators of the conference
Conference tools used
We employ the following conference tools:
We use ClickMeeting. The provider is ClickMeeting Sp. z o.o. with its
registered office at Arkonska 6/A4 80-387 Gdansk, Poland, Company No. (KRS): 0000604194, VAT ID
We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA
We offer website visitors the opportunity to submit job applications to us (e.g., via e-mail, via postal services
on by submitting the online job application form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of
the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the application process. We assure you that the
collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the applicable data privacy rights
and all other statutory provisions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data
If you submit a job application to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g., contact and
communications data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.), if they are required to
make a decision concerning the establishment or an employment relationship. The legal grounds for the
aforementioned are § 26 GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relationship), Art.
6(1)(b) GDPR (General Contract Negotiations) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a)
GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be
shared with individuals who are involved in the processing of your job application.
If your job application should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the
grounds of § 26 GDPR and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship
in our data processing system.
Data Archiving Period
If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the
right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up
to 6 months from the end of the application procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the application).
Afterwards the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents will be destroyed. The storage
serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required
after the expiry of the 6-month period (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only
take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.
Longer storage may also take place if you have given your agreement (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) or if statutory
data retention requirements preclude the deletion.
Admission to the applicant pool
If we do not make you a job offer, you may be able to join our applicant pool. In case of admission, all
documents and information from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool in order to contact
you in case of suitable vacancies.
Admission to the applicant pool is based exclusively on your express agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). The
submission agreement is voluntary and has no relation to the ongoing application procedure. The affected
person can revoke his agreement at any time. In this case, the data from the applicant pool will be
irrevocably deleted, provided there are no legal reasons for storage.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been
Processing purposes and legal basis
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant data protection regulations. The processing and use of individual data depend on the agreed or requested service. Our contractual documents, forms, consent forms and other information provided to you (e.g. on the website or in the terms and conditions) can provide further details and supplements on the processing purposes.
Consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR)
If you have given us consent to process personal data, the respective consent is the legal basis for the processing mentioned there. You can revoke consent at any time with effect for the future.
Fulfillment of contractual obligations (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR)
We process your personal data for the execution of our contracts with you. Furthermore, your personal data is processed for the implementation of measures and activities in the context of pre-contractual relations.
Fulfillment of legal obligations (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR)
We process your personal data if this is necessary to fulfill legal obligations (e.g. commercial, tax laws).
Furthermore, we may process your data for:
In addition, the disclosure of personal data may become necessary in the context of official/court measures for the purpose of gathering evidence, criminal prosecution or enforcement of civil claims.
Legitimate interest of us or third parties (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR)
We may also use your personal data on the basis of a balance of interests to protect the legitimate interest of us or third parties. This is done for the following purposes:
Categories of personal data processed by us
We process the following data:
In addition, we process personal data from public sources (e.g. Internet, media, press, trade and civil registers).
We also process personal data that we have legally obtained from third parties (e.g. mailing list providers, credit agencies) if necessary for the provision of our services.
Who receives your data?
We share your personal data within our company with those departments that require your data to comply with contractual and legal obligations or to pursue our legitimate interests.
In addition, the following entities/bodies may receive your data:
Transfer of your data to a third country or an international organisation
A transfer of data to countries outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), so-called third countries, takes place if it is necessary for the execution of an order/contract from or with you, if it is required by law (e.g. tax reporting obligations), if it is in the legitimate interest of us or a third party or if you have given us your consent.
In this context, the processing of your data in a third country may also take place in connection with the involvement of service providers as part of commissioned processing.
If there is no EU Commission decision on an adequate level of data protection for the country in question, we ensure that your rights and freedoms are adequately protected and guaranteed in accordance with EU data protection requirements by means of appropriate contracts and measures. We will provide you with the relevant detailed information upon request.
How long do we store your data?
We process your personal data during the entire course of our business relationship as necessary; this also includes the initiation and performance of a contract.
In addition, we are subject to various retention and documentation obligations that are set out in the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO), among others. The retention and/or documentation periods specified there are up to ten years beyond the end of the business relationship or the pre-contractual legal relationship.
Ultimately, the retention period is also determined in line with statutory limitation periods, which under section 195 et seq. of the German Civil Code (BGB) are generally three years but may be up thirty years in certain cases.
To what extent is automated decision-making used in individual cases (including profiling)?
We do not use purely automated decision-making procedures as referred to in Article 22 GDPR. Should we use these procedures in individual cases, we will inform you separately provided we are required to do so by law.