Privacy Policy

We are pleased that you visit our website and thank you for your interest in our institution. This privacy policy is also valid when you visit our fan pages on Facebook and Twitter. The protection of your personal data is a high priority for us. Below we inform you about the nature, handling and purpose of the collection and use in connection with the use of our websites. If you have any further questions regarding the handling of your personal data, you are welcome to contact our data protection officer, whose contact details can be found below.

As the legal or technical basis of this Privacy Policy may change, we reserve the right to update these guidelines at any time. You will be notified of this on this website.

The current status is May 2018.


Responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is the

Research Center Borstel - Leibniz Lung Center, Parkallee 1-40, 23, 23845 Borstel.

Tel .: +49 (0) 4537 / 188-0
Fax +49 (0) 4537 / 188-6030

The Research Center Borstel is a legal foundation under civil law.
Authorized persons are:
Prof. Dr. Stefan Ehlers (Center Director) ,
Prof. Dr. Susanne Krauss-Etschmann (Director),
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schaible (Director),
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Lange (Medical Director ).

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with this Privacy Policy as a whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the person responsible.

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Personal data

The concept of personal data is defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Thereafter, "personal information" is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your civil name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth. Information about how you use these or other Websites may also be personal information.

Provision of the website, analysis tool

We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage and interaction with us and register information about your computer or mobile device. We collect and store data about every access to our website (so-called e server log files). Access data includes:

We do not use this log data. An analysis tool is not used.

We reserve the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of concrete evidence, there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use. After two weeks, the log data will be deleted automatically.

Legal basis for an efficient and secure provision of our website is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR and Art. 28 GDPR.


We use so-called session cookies to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when visiting a website and stored on your hard disk. As such, this file contains a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser.

We also use a small amount of persistent cookies (also small text files stored on your device) that remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit it. These cookies are stored on your hard drive and delete themselves after the given time. Their lifespan is 1 month to 10 years. This will enable us to present our offer in a more user-friendly, effective and secure way, and to show you, for example, information tailored to your interests on the page.

Our legitimate interest in the use of cookies in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

The cookies store about the following data and information:

If the cookie is activated, it will be assigned an identification number and no assignment of your personal data to this identification number will be made. Your name, IP address or similar data that would allow the cookie to be associated with you will not be included in the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymised information, for example, which pages were visited .

You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide on a case-by-case basis whether you exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may limit the functionality of the website.


You can also apply electronically to our institute. Of course, we will only use your information to process your application and will not pass it on to third parties. Please note that unencrypted e-mails are not transmitted with access protection.


When you contact us (eg. via contact form or e-mail), we process your details for the processing of the request as well as for the case that follow-up questions arise.

If data processing is carried out for the purpose of carrying out pre-contractual measures which are made upon request or for the execution of an existing contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 b) GDPR.

We process further personal data only if you consent to it (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 a) GDPR) or we have a legitimate interest in the processing of your data (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 f) GDPR), A legitimate interest lies e.g. in responding to your email.

No data transfers to third parties

A transmission of your data to third parties does not take place, unless we are legally obliged to do so. Insofar as external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured that they comply with the provisions of data protection laws through legal, technical and organizational measures as well as regular checks.

There is no data transfer to offices or persons outside the EU and it is not planned.

Exceptions: If you visit our Fanpage on Facebook, this website will be operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The purpose and scope of the data collection by Facebook as well as the further processing and use of your data as well as your related rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook ( http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation .php ). The same applies to Twitter. This page is provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin, 02 AX07, Ireland . Notes on Data Protection Directive to Twitter, see twitter.com/de/ privacy .

External links

For your optimal information, you will find links on our pages that refer to third-party sites. As far as such links are not obvious, we point out that this is an external link. The research center Borstel has no influence on the content and design of these pages of other providers and thus not on the design of the privacy statements. The guarantees of this privacy policy can not apply there.


We have taken extensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress.

Your rights as a data subject

Under applicable law, you have various rights to your personal information. If you would like to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post with a clear identification of your person to the address mentioned above under "Responsible".

We are happy to provide you with information on whether and which personal data of you are processed by us for what purposes (Article 15 GDPR). In addition, under the respective statutory conditions, you are entitled to the right of correction (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to limit processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right to cancellation (Art. 17 GDPR), the right of opposition (Art 21 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

Without prejudice to these rights and the possibility of asserting any other administrative or judicial remedy, you may, at any time, exercise your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, employment or the place of alleged infringement, if You consider that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations (Art. 77 GDPR).

Privacy Officer

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal information, you can contact our Privacy Officer directly, who will also be available in case of requests for information, requests or complaints:
Katrin Clüver, Parkallee 2, 23845 Borstel, +49 4437 188-2890
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