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Your trust and the protection of your personal data are of particular importance for the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill. A use of the website of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill is possible in principle without any disclosure of personal data. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.
As the controller, the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security holes, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
(a) Personal data - means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('the data subject'). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.
(b) Data subject - means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
(c) Processing - any process or series of operations performed with or without the aid of automated processes, in relation to personal data, such as collecting, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, selecting, requesting, using, disclosing by transmission, disseminating or other forms of provision, matching or linking, restricting, erasing or destroying
(d) Restriction of processing - is the marking of personal data stored with the aim of limiting their future processing.
(e) Profiling - is any type of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts, or location of that natural.
(f) Pseudonymisation - means the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
(g) Controller - is the natural or legal person, public authority, or body that, alone or with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or national law.
(h) Processor - means a natural or legal person, public authority, or body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
(i) Recipient - is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or national law in connection with a particular investigation mandate are not considered to be recipients.
(j) Third party - is a natural or legal person, public authority, or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor to process the personal data
(k) Consent - any statement of intent voluntarily given by the person concerned in an informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act, indicating that the person concerned agrees to the processing of personal data.
2. Name and address of the controller
The person responsible according to the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:
Deutsche Stiftung für chronisch Kranke
Schwabacher Str. 32
If you have any questions about privacy you can contact us at:
3. Collecting general information
Each time the website is accessed by a user or an automated system, a series of general information is collected by the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill or a third party and stored in so-called log files on the server. The logfiles contain (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the Internet page from which an accessing system has come to our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web sites which use (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar security-related data in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general information, the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill does not draw conclusions about the user. Rather, this information is required to (1) properly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimise the contents of our website, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide the information to law enforcement agencies necessary for prosecution in the case of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data are processed by the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill on the one hand to evaluate statistically and on the other hand to increase the data protection and the data security in our organisation.
The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual's browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.
By means of a cookie the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interest of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website.
5. Use of Google Maps
6. Use of the PayPal donation button
We offer users the opportunity to make donations to the foundation via PayPal. By pressing the donate button, a connection to the payment service provider PayPal is established and your IP address is transmitted.
We use PayPal as an external payment service provider based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DS-GVO to offer our donors an effective and secure payment option.
7. Deleting and blocking of personal data
The German Foundation for the Chronically Ill processes and stores personal data of the users only for the period necessary for the achievement of the purpose of the storage or if it is required by the European directives or Regulatory Authority or another legislator, which the data controller is subjected to.
If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislature expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
8. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority, to require the controller to confirm whether the personal data concerned are being processed. If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
b) Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislature and the legislature at any time to obtain free information from the controller on the personal data stored about him and a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator and regulator has provided the data subject with the following information:
- the processing purposes
- the categories of personal data being processed
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organisations
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
- the right to rectify or delete personal data relating to the data subject or to restrict the processing of the data by the controller or right to object to such processing
- the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information about the source of the data
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the BER, and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject
Furthermore, the data subject has a right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to make use of this right to information, they can contact a member of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill at any time.
c) Right to rectification
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European regulations and legislators to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, considering the purposes of this processing.
If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they can contact a member of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill at any time.
d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European regulations and legislators to request that the controller immediately deletes the personal data concerning the data subject, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:
· The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
· The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR and lacks a different legal basis for processing.
· The data subject submits an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO, and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject appeals pursuant to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO the processing.
· The personal data were processed unlawfully.
· The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subjected.
· The personal data were collected in relation to services offered by information society pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 DS-GVO.
If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill, then they may at any time contact an employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill. The employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill will arrange that the deletion request be fulfilled immediately.
If the personal data have been made public by the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill and as controller our foundation is responsible for the deletion of personal data according to Art. 17 Abs. 1 DS-GVO, the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill will inform other data controllers of the request by the data subject to have all personal data deleted, including all links to their personal data or copies or replicas of data related to the data subject, as far as the processing is not necessary, by those responsible for processing their data, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs. The staff of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill will arrange everything necessary in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Anyone affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
- The data controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject requires them to assert, exercise or defend their legal rights.
- The data subject has objection to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the data subject.
If one of the abovementioned conditions is met and the data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill, she or she may contact an employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill at any time. The employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill will initiate the restriction of processing.
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority to receive the personal data concerning him / her provided to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He also has the right to transmit these data to another person responsible without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para 2 (a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and processing by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority, which has been assigned to the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data transferability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to request that the personal data are transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.
To assert the right of data transferability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill.
g) Right to object
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority according to Article 6 (1) (e) of the DS-GVO to object the processing of their personal data for reasons which arise from their particular situation. this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The German Foundation for the Chronically Ill no longer processes personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill uses personal data for direct marketing, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill for processing for direct marketing purposes, the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his / her particular situation, to object the processing of personal data by the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DS-BER, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task of public interest.
In order to exercise the right of objecting, the data subject may directly contact an employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise his right of objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on him or her or in a similar manner, significantly affects it; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) it takes place with the explicit consent of the data subject, the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill will take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the controller, to express his / her own position and to challenge the decision.
If the data subject wishes to assert their rights with regard to automated decisions, they may contact an employee of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill at any time.
i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact a member of the German Foundation for the Chronically Ill at any time.
9. Legal basis of processing
Art. 6 I lit. A DS-GVO serves our foundation as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract of which the data subject is a party, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GMO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of requests for our services. If our foundation is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GMO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS GMOs are based. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS GMOs are based. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the above-mentioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our foundation or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly permitted to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator (Recital 47, second sentence, DS-BER).
10. Eligible interests in processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GMO, then our legitimate interest lies in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and partners.
11. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.
12. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual arrangements (e.g. details of the contracting party). Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a data subject provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be closed. Prior to any personal data being provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what would have resulted from the failure to provide the personal data.
13. existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible foundation, we abstain from automatic decision-making or profiling.