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:

German Cancer Research Center - Foundation under public law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 420
Email: datenschutz@dkfz.de
Website: www.dkfz.de

Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer
German Cancer Research Center - Foundation under public law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Telephone: +49 (0)6221 420
Email: datenschutz@dkfz.de

General Information on Data Processing

1. Extent of Processing of Personal Data

We only process the personal data of our users insofar as it is necessary to ensure the functions of the Website or our content and services. We only process the personal data of our users after they have given their consent. Data may be collected in exceptional cases in which prior consent is not possible for practical reasons or the data processing is permitted by legal regulations.

2. Legal Basis for the Processing of Personal Data

Insofar as we receive a data subject’s consent for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

For the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract concluded with the data subject, this is done as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. This also applies to data processing operations that are necessary prior to entering into a contract.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, this is done in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR.

In the event that the processing of personal data is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Article 6 (1) lit. d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is required for the purposes of legitimate interests on the part of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former’s interests, this is carried out according to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

3. Erasure of Data and Retention Duration

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the intended purpose of the processing is no longer valid. In addition, data may be stored if the processing of said data is provided for by European or German legislation or by regulations, laws or other directives that are compatible with the rules of the European Union. A blocking or erasure of data is also carried out when a retention deadline prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless the further storage of the data is required for the conclusion or the performance of a contract.

Usage of Cookies

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our Website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed in or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a site, a cookie may be placed on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows for the clear identification of the browser for any subsequent visits to the Website.

We place cookies to ensure our site is user-friendly. Some elements of our Website call for the browser to be identified even after switching pages.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data with the use of cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of Data Processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of Websites for the user. Some features of our Website cannot be used without the placement of cookies. For this, it is necessary for the browser to be recognized even after switching pages.

We require cookies for the following applications:

(1) Website Analysis

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our Website and its contents. These cookies enable us to learn how the site is used and to constantly optimize our service.

The analysis cookies can recognize an internet browser. However, user profiles are not associated with data of the bearer of the pseudonym without their express consent. In particular, IP addresses are anonymized immediately after they are collected, which makes it impossible to associate user profiles with IP addresses. Visitors to this Website may object to the collection and storage of these data at any time with effect for the future under the item "Web analytics by Matomo" below.

These purposes also include our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

4. Duration of Storage, Options for Objection and Removal

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transmitted from the computer to our Website. Therefore, you as a user have full control of the placement of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Previously placed cookies can be deleted at any time. This can be also done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our Website, potentially not all features of the Website may be used fully.

Collection of Personal Data

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

By signing in to our Website you agree with the processing of your personal data.
These include:

(1) First name
(2) Last name
(3) Email address
(4) Primary role
(5) Educational background
(6) PhD Year (if any)

In addition, the following data are collected during signing in:

(1) Time and date of sign in

In order to process the data collected in conjunction with registering, you must give your consent and you will be referred to this privacy policy.

You may revoke your consent at any time here. In such cases, we will delete your data immediately.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the data processing is the user’s consent as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

3. Purpose of Data Processing

We only process your personal data insofar as it is necessary to ensure the functions of our Website or our content and services. Some services may require a sign in to help you manage your content. This include saving Self-Checks, creating Career Goals or To Dos, sending reminders and anonymous statistical purposes. We may also use your personal data to communicate with you, for example to inform you that our services have changed or to send you critical alerts and other such notices relating to our content and/or services. We only process your personal data after you have given your consent.

4. Duration of Storage

We do not store your personal data for longer than is legally permitted and necessary for the related processing purposes. The storage period depends on the type of personal data, the purposes and the applicable law and therefore varies per use.

Typically, we store your personal data for as long as you are using our Services or for as long as we have another purpose to do so and, thereafter, for no longer than is required or permitted by law or necessary for internal reporting and reconciliation purposes.

We erase personal data after the above described storage period or when you request us to erase your personal data. You may delete your profile at any time here or 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.

Contact Form

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

Our Website includes contact forms for you to contact us directly. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered into the input field are transmitted to us and stored.
These are:

(1) Email address
(2) Phone (optional)
(3) Primary role
(4) Subject
(5) Message

In addition, the following data are collected during signing in:

(1) Time and date of submit

In order to process the data collected in conjunction with submitting the contact form, you must give your consent and you will be referred to this privacy policy.

These data (other than Subject) are not transferred to third parties. The data are used solely for the processing the communication.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The legal basis for the data processing is your consent as pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.

3. Purpose of Data Processing

The processing of personal data in the input field is done solely for processing the contact and anonymous statistical purpose.

The other personal data processed during the transmission are used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

4. Duration of Storage

The data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the intended purpose for which they have been collected. For the personal data from the input field in the contact form, this is the case if each respective conversation with the user has been completed. The conversation is deemed to have been completed if based on circumstances it is apparent that the issue at hand has been resolved.

The personal data collected during transmission are deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Option for Objection and Removal

The user has the possibility to withdraw his consent for the processing of personal data at any time.

You can withdraw your consent with effect for the future at any time by sending an email through contact form.

In this case, all personal data stored over the course of the contact will be deleted.

Web Analytics by Matomo

1. Description and Scope of Data Processing

For the customization and optimization of this Website, anonymized data are collected and stored through the solutions and technologies of Matomo, and these data form the basis of your profile using pseudonyms. Cookies that recognize an internet browser may also be used for this purpose. IP addresses are anonymized immediately after they are collected, which makes it impossible to associate your profile with IP addresses. Matomo cannot provide, rectify or delete any data that are stored on behalf of their users or customers. However, you may object to the collection and storage of these data at any time with effect for the future by uchecking the box bellow to opt-out.

The revocation only applies to the device and the web browser from which the data have been collected; if necessary, please repeat this procedure on all other devices. If you delete the opt-out cookie, further inquiries will be submitted to Matomo.

2. Legal Basis for Data Processing

The pseudonymized data are used in accordance with the provisions of Section 15 (3) German Telemedia Act (TMG).

3. Purpose of Data Processing

The processing of these anonymized data is done solely for statistical purpose.

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.

c) Exceptions
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.

Responsibility for Your Access Data

(1) The access data including the password must be kept secret by you and must not be made accessible to unauthorised third parties.
(2) It is further your responsibility to ensure that your access to the website and use of the services available thereon is solely used by you. If it is to be feared that unauthorised third parties have gained or will gain knowledge of your access data, you must immediately change your password. You are responsible for any use and/or other activity carried out under your access data.

Transfer of Personal Data to Third Parties

Third-Party Cookies

For the customization and optimization of this Website, anonymized data are collected and stored through the solutions and technologies of Matomo. For this purpose, third-party cookies of Matomo are used on our Website. For a detailed description, see above in the paragraph "Web analytics by Matomo" as well as the options for objection and removal on this page.