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Data Protection Statement

s. 1 Information about the collection of personal data

(1) This document provides information about the way personal data is collected in connection with the use of our website. Personal data is all data that can be personally connected to you, e.g. your name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour.

(2) The data controllers in accordance with Art. 4 para 7 GDPR are Professor Dietrich Baumgart (Gemeinschaftspraxis Prof. Baumgart, Dr. Zadow-Eulerich, Theodor-Althoff Strasse 47, 45133 Essen, Germany, +49 (0201) 847170,, and Dr Thomas Zadow-Eulerich (Gemeinschaftspraxis Prof. Baumgart, Dr. Zadow-Eulerich, Theodor-Althoff Strasse 47, 45133 Essen, Germany, +49 (0201) 847170,

The data protection officer is Dr Fatmir Gjyriqi (Zum Wildenstein 15, 42579 Heiligenhaus, Germany,

(3) We have up-to-date technical systems in place to ensure the protection of personal data. These are updated as required to make sure they reflect the state of the art.

(4) If we wish to engage service providers to perform particular aspects of our services or use your data for advertising purposes, we will advise you about the procedures in question as described below. We also specify the criteria set down for the length of time such data is stored.


s. 2 Collection and processing of personal data, and the nature and purpose of such use

We will collect and process your personal data in the following circumstances:


a) When you visit our website

(1) When you use our website purely for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register, or if you communicate information to us by other means, we will collect only the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to visit our website, we will collect the following data, which we require for technical reasons to be able to display our website for you, and to ensure it is both stable and secure:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of enquiry
  • Time difference compared to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Volume of data transmitted in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Language and version of browser software

(2) We will process the above data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection to our website
  • To ensure convenient use of our website
  • To analyse the security and stability of our system
  • Other administrative purposes

(3) The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6  sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the purposes of data collection listed above. We will not use the collected data to draw conclusions about you as an individual under any circumstances.


b) When you submit data

(1) When you make contact with us, we will store the data you supply if such storage is necessary.

(2) Data is processed in this case to make contact with you for the performance of a contract or as a step prior to entering into a contract (Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (b) GDPR), or is based on your consent as per Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (a) GDPR, or on Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR.


c) Google AdWords Conversion

(1) In individual cases, we make use of the service provided by Google AdWords, which uses marketing tools (“Google AdWords”) on third-party websites to draw attention to the attractive products and services we offer. We can determine, with regard to the data in the marketing campaigns, how successful the individual marketing activities have been. In this instance we are pursuing our interest in displaying advertising to you that you may find interesting, in making our website more interesting for you, and ensuring that marketing costs are calculated fairly.

(2) These marketing tools are made available by Google using “ad servers”. We therefore use ad server cookies, which enable particular parameters to be determined as a measure of success, e.g. how many times ads were displayed or clicked on by users. If you reach our site via a Google advertisement, Google AdWords will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies generally expire after 30 days and are not intended to identify you personally. The details typically saved with these cookies as analytical values are the unique cookie ID, the number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), and opt-out information (a flag that the user no longer wishes to be contacted).

(3) These cookies make it possible for Google to recognise your web browser again. If a user visits particular pages on the website of an AdWords customer and the cookie saved on their computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can tell that the user has clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page. Different cookies are assigned to each AdWords customer. That means they cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. We ourselves do not gather or process personal data via any of these marketing activities. Google provides us only with statistical analyses. We can use these analyses to determine which of the marketing activities used have proved particularly effective. We do not receive any more detailed data resulting from the use of these marketing tools, and in particular we cannot identify the user based on this information.

(4) Your browser uses these marketing tools to automatically establish a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and further use of the data that is gathered through the use of this tool by Google, and our advice is therefore limited to what we know: through the use of AdWords Conversion, Google is informed that you have accessed the relevant part of our web presence or have clicked on one of our advertisements. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can link your visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or are not logged in, it is possible that the provider will learn your IP address and save it.

(5) There are various ways that you can prevent being involved in this tracking process:

  • By changing the settings in your browser software; in particular, blocking third-party cookies will mean you do not receive advertising from third-party providers;
  • By deactivating cookies for conversion tracking, by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain at This setting will be deleted when you clear your cookies;
  • By deactivating advertisements based on your interests from providers that are part of the self-regulating campaign “About Ads”, using the link at This setting will be deleted when you clear your cookies;
  • By permanent deactivation in Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome, using the link Please note, however, that this may restrict your ability to use all of the functions of this offer to their full extent.

(6) The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para 1 (f) GDPR.

(7) Further information on data protection at Google is available at: and Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at Google has agreed to be bound by the EU-US Privacy Shield,


s. 3 Forwarding of data

(1) Your personal data is not transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those expressly listed in this statement.

(2) We will forward your personal data to third parties only in the following cases:

  • If you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (a) GDPR,
  • If forwarding is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR for the purpose of protecting our legitimate interests, with particular reference to asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, and there are no grounds for assuming that you have an overriding interest, which requires protection, in ensuring your data is not forwarded,
  • If there is a legal obligation to forward the data in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR, or
  • Such forwarding is legally admissible in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1 (b) GDPR for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.


s. 4 Criteria governing the length of storage of your data

(1) Personal data will be stored only for as long as needed for the purpose in question, unless other legal provisions, e.g. archiving requirements, determine otherwise.

(2) When the purpose of data storage has been achieved in full and the required periods have expired, the data will be deleted, on condition that it is no longer necessary for the performance of a contract or to take steps prior to entering into a contract.


s. 5 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with regard to the personal data relating to you:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

(2) If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 sentence 1(f) GDPR, you have the right under Art. 21 GDPR to object to such processing if grounds for doing so are provided on the basis of your particular situation or if the objection is against direct marketing. In the latter case you have a general right of objection that we will observe with no need to provide details of your particular situation.

(3) If you have consented to the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw such consent at any time (Art. 7 para 3 GDPR). Such withdrawal is valid only with future effect, however, and will not apply to any processing that has already taken place.

(4) All requests for information, access, withdrawal or objections to data processing should be addressed by e-mail or by other means to the data controllers, Professor Dietrich Baumgart (Gemeinschaftspraxis Prof. Baumgart, Dr. Zadow-Eulerich, Theodor-Althoff Strasse 47, 45133 Essen, Germany, +49 (0201) 847170,, or to Dr Thomas Zadow-Eulerich (Gemeinschaftspraxis Prof. Baumgart, Dr. Zadow-Eulerich, Theodor-Althoff Strasse 47, 45133 Essen, Germany, +49 (0201) 847170,

(5) You also have the right to complain about matters relating to data protection law to the competent supervisory authority (Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen, Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf).


s. 6 Data security

(1) For visits to our website we use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) process in combination with the highest level of encryption that your browser supports. This generally involves 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will fall back to 128-bit v3 technology. You can see if an individual page from our website is transmitted securely by the closed key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

(2) We also make use of suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction, or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly being improved in line with technological developments.


s. 7 Further information and amendments to this data protection statement

(1) For further information please refer to the full text of the GDPR, which is available on-line at

(2) It may become necessary to amend this data protection statement as our website and the services offered via our website continue to evolve, or as a result of changes to requirements imposed by the law or the authorities. The latest version of this data protection statement can be accessed and printed at any time from