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Data Protection Information

The Clinical Research Center is a joint project of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM (Fraunhofer ITEM), the Hannover Medical School, and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. Publisher of this website is Fraunhofer ITEM.

The CRC Hannover maximizes benefits for patients by enabling leading academic experts to pool their expertise and collaborate. Three legally independent research organizations are now working at the CRC Hannover under one roof. While clinical investigators of the Hannover Medical School and the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine conduct early-phase clinical trials of new drugs and medical devices, researchers of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research are conducting a part of Germany’s largest health study, known as the “German National Cohort”.

The following pertains to the use of this website. As the data controller, we process your personal data collected via our website and store them for the period necessary to achieve the specified purpose and to comply with statutory requirements. The following text informs you of the data we collect, the way we process them and to which rights you will be entitled to in this regard.

Pursuant to Article 4(1) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal data are all data referring to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1. Scope of this Document

This data protection information shall apply to the project website located at www.crc-hannover.com and all services we offer in context with this project as web services, providing we refer to this data protection information.

2. Name and Contact Information of the Person Responsible for Data Processing (Controller) and of the corporate Data Protection Officer

Controller as defined in Article 4(7) GDPR:
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastraße 27 c,
80686 Munich, Germany

on behalf of the Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, Nikolai-Fuchs-Straße 1, 30625 Hannover, Germany
(in the following referred to as ‘Fraunhofer ITEM’)

E-mail: marketing@item.fraunhofer.de
Telephone: +49 511 5350-0
Fax: +49 511 5350-155

You can reach the Data Protection Officer at Fraunhofer at the above address c/o Data Protection Officer or at datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de.

Please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer directly at any time with your questions concerning the Data Protection Law or your rights as data subject.

3. Processing of Personal Data and Purposes of the Data Processing During your Website Visit

You can access our website without having to disclose the details your identity. The browser on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of access), for the sole reason as to allow a connection with the website.  This also includes the IP address of your requesting terminal device. It is temporarily stored in a so-called log file automatically deleted after four 4 weeks.

The IP address is processed for technical and administrative purposes of connection set-up and stability, in order to guarantee the security and functioning of our website and to be able to track any illegal attacks on the website, if required.

The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest ensues from the said security interest and the necessity of the unobstructed provision of our website.

We cannot draw any direct conclusions about your identity from the processing of the IP address or other information in the log file.

Furthermore, we use analytical services when visitors access our website. For more information about this, please see Section 5 of this Data Protection Information.

4. Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

We only Forward your personal data to third parties if:

  • You consented explicitly pursuant to point (a) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR,
  • The data transfer is necessary pursuant to point (b) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR for the performance of a contract with you,
  • We are legally obligated to transmit the data pursuant to point (c) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) of GDPR.

Third parties may use the transferred data only for the above-mentioned purposes.

The transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU or an international organization shall be excluded.

5. Web Analysis

For our website, we use the Leadlab service of the Wiredminds GmbH service provider and the company’s pixel counting technology to analyze the habits of our website users. The analysis helps us optimize our website. The service allows us to recognize which companies visit our website. The data do not enable us to identify users directly.

In context with the Leadlab web services, we use cookies and tag pixels that allow our service to analyze how you use our website. The cookie stores information including personal data on the behavior of website visitors and transmits this information directly to Wiredminds unless Wiredminds collects it directly. Wiredminds uses pseudonyms and anonymizes the data whenever possible before processing and analyzing the data and creating a user profile.

Without your explicit consent, the data so collected are not used to identify you personally, and your personal data are not matched with data under a pseudonym associated with you.

To the extent that IP addresses are collected, they are stripped of their last control number block upon collection to anonymize the addresses instantly.

You may find the data protection Statement of Wiredminds on their website.

The provider processes the data based on our legitimate interest pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, in the optimization of our online offerings and our web presence. Wiredminds processes the data on our behalf and we have entered into an order processing agreement  with Wiredminds. Wiredminds ensures that the data processing on our behalf is done in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and that the rights of the data subjects are protected.

6. YouTube

With consent pursuant to point (f) of the first sentence of Article 6(1) GDPR, we use components (videos) of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, 94066 San Bruno, CA (USA) (hereinafter referred to as ‘YouTube’), a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View (USA), (hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’).

We use the “extended data protection mode” option provided by YouTube.

Upon requesting an Internet page with an embedded video, our website connects to the YouTube servers and renders the content on the Internet page using your browser.

According to the information provided by YouTube, in the ‘extended data protection mode’, your data will be transferred to the US YouTube servers only while you watch the video. The transferred data include the Internet page you just viewed and device-specific data including your IP address. By clicking ‘run’ on the video you agree to this transfer.

Should you be logged into your YouTube account at the same time, YouTube will associate these collected data with your member account. You may prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account prior to visiting our website.

Google complies with the Data Protection Regulations of the US Privacy Shield and is registered with the US Privacy Shield Program of the US Department of Commerce.

You may find further information on data protection in context with YouTube in Google’s Data Protection Statement.

7. Your Rights as Data Subject

You have the following rights:

  • Pursuant to Article 7(3) GDPR, you have the right to withdraw at any time any consent you may have given to us before. The consequence of this is that we may no longer continue the respective activity.
  • Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain information on your personal data which we have processed. In particular, you have the right to information on the following: Purposes of data processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or is disclosed, the planned storage periods of data, the existence of a right to the correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection, the right to appeal, the right to know the origin of your data in the event that we did not collect these data The right to meaningful and detailed information on the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, relevant information on the details thereof;
  • Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data and/or the completion of incomplete personal data stored with us;
  • Pursuant to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data unless the erasure interferes with the execution of the right to free expression of opinions and to information, with the compliance with legal obligations, is necessary in the public interest or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims;
  • Pursuant to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing of your personal data if you contest or challenge the accuracy of these data, the processing of the data is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of these data and we no longer need the data while you still need the data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or you have raised an objection against the data processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR;
  • Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to demand to transmit those data to another data processing controller; and
  • Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you may find such authority at your place of habitual residence, your workplace or our company domicile.

Information about your right to object pursuant to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data, pursuant to point (e) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest) and of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR (data processing on the basis of legitimate interests). This shall also apply to profiling as prescribed by Article 4(4) GDPR, which is based on this provision.

Once you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

To the extent that your objection addresses the processing of data for direct advertising, we will stop the processing immediately. In this case, citing a specific situation is not required. This shall also apply to profiling in as far as it relates to such direct advertising.

If you would like to assert your right to object, an e-mail to datenschutz@zv.fraunhofer.de will suffice.

8. Data Security

We transmit all your personal data using the widely used and secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption standard. The TLS protocol is a proven and secure standard that is also used in online banking transactions. You will recognize a secure TLS connection by the s following the http (https://…) in your browser URL or by the lock symbol in the lower section of your browser.

Moreover, we use suitable technical and organizational safety procedures to protect your data against accidental or willful manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorized access by third parties. We constantly improve these security measures as the technology advances.

9. Timelines and Amendments to this Data Security Information

This data protection information as amended in July 2018 is currently applicable.

Due to improvements of our website and website offers or by virtue of amended statutory or administrative standards, it may become necessary to amend this data protection information. You may find the latest data protection information by clicking the link on this website:

https://www.crc-hannover.com/privacy-policy/ 

You may read or print this updated and amended version at any time.