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We know how important it is for that your personal data is treated with care. You can have faith that we will handle your information with utmost diligence.

Purpose of data collection

With every access to our webpages, data is saved for statistical and security purposes. Such data is solely used to improve our Internet service and will not be traced back to you.

In addition, we collect data to be able to get in touch with you, e.g. when you submit application documents or enquiries.

Who is responsible?

Responsible according to the German Data Protection Act:
DocCheck AG
Vogelsanger Str. 66
50823 Cologne

Data Protection Officer: Mr Christian Emmerich, Vogelsanger Str. 66, 50823 Cologne.

Which personal data do we collect and use?

We collect the following data:
- Information we collect about you: We save all the data you enter on our website (e.g. via the application form) or that you submit in any other form (e.g. by post, fax or e-mail).
You can decide not to provide certain data to us. This may, however, entail that some functionalities of our web offer might not be available to you. We use your data to constantly improve our service for your benefit.
- Automatically saved data: The moment you get in touch with us, some information is saved automatically. In line with the current technical standard, we use cookies, flash cookies and Google Analytics and receive specific information the moment your web browser opens the Internet pages of DocCheck AG.

When accessing the website, your IP address is saved for statistical and security purposes. Personal usage profiles that provide information about your individual access patterns are not created. The statistics do not allow any conclusions about your identity. In the event of serious breaches of our usage conditions and in case of unauthorised access or attempts to access our servers, we reserve the right to initiate the derivation of personal data using individual datasets.

What are cookies and Google Analytics used for?

Cookies – Temporary cookies are used in some places within the public and non-public areas of the website. Cookies are identifiers, which are saved on the hard disk of your computer using your web browser. They are used to ensure better usage of the DocCheck services or to enable further identification following your log-in to the non-public area of the website. Thus, you do not need to constantly log in again while you are using this particular area. In addition, data loss is prevented in case of form entries over several pages. Our cookies do not contain any personal data about the user (name, address or the like), yet they clearly identify the user’s PC. Refer to the section “Options” of this Data Privacy Statement if you wish to learn more about your options for cookies.

Google Analytics also uses cookies which are saved on your computer in order to enable an analysis of a website’s usage. The information about the usage of this website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) is forwarded to one of Google’s servers in the U.S. or elsewhere and saved there. Google uses this information to produce reports about the usage of the website. For more information about the data privacy policy of Google see www.google.com/intl/de_ALL/privacypolicy.html

Cookies and/or Google Analytics are used on the company webpages because DocCheck AG is interested in information relating to the acceptance and appeal of its websites.

Does DocCheck AG forward your data to third parties?

Information that we receive about you is very important to us as it helps us optimise our service. Selling customer data, however, is not part of our business portfolio. We forward data to third parties only in special cases, depicted hereafter:
- Affiliated companies: Affiliated companies that are controlled by DocCheck AG and subject to this Data Privacy Statement or a different data privacy statement which offers at least as much protection as the present statement.
- Transfer of shares: Within the scope of corporate development, it may occur that DocCheck AG acquires or sells controlled companies, affiliates, business units or entities. In such cases, customer information is transferred together with the part of the company to be transferred. Nonetheless, this does not mean that the previously valid Data Privacy Statement would no longer apply.

To protect DocCheck AG and third parties: We disclose personal data if we are bound to do so by law. The disclosure of data may also be required to protect our rights and the rights of third parties.
A transfer of your data to other companies for commercial purposes conflicts with this Data Privacy Statement and is hence excluded.

We will always inform you about a transfer of your data and give you the possibility to grant your consent.

How secure is my data?

•    We conduct physical, electronic and procedural security measures in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personal data.
•    Personal data is saved on the DocCheck AG servers and protected from manipulation and access by unauthorised third parties through e.g. firewalls. Data processing takes place in-house only and is not carried out by third persons.
•    It is vital that you protect yourself from unauthorised access to your password and computer. If you share your computer with others, please make sure to log off after each session.
How do I get information about my data and data protection?

You can request information about the data we store about you at any time, including to the extent it relates to the origin of these data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom these data are forwarded, the purpose of storage and our data privacy policy.

We reserve the right to refuse to process such requests if they are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardise the privacy of others, or would be extremely difficult to carry out (e.g. requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case, access to data and the correction thereof is free of charge, provided that it does not require disproportionate effort.

What are my options?

•    You can decide not to enter or transfer any information at all. Please note that this might entail that specific options will not be available to you or only partially.
•    Use the Help function in the menu bar of most web browsers for an explanation how to prevent your web browser from accepting new cookies, how to make your browser inform you about new cookies and how to disable all received cookies. Similar functions, such as flash cookies, which are used by browser add-ons, can be disabled or deleted by changing the browser add-on settings or on the website of the browser add-on producer.
•    You have the right to request corrections for data stored about your person at any time in case the stored data is not correct.

Protection of Minors

No personal data should be submitted to us by persons under the age of 18 without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and adolescents. We do not intentionally collect or forward such data to third parties.

Links to the websites of other providers

Our online offer contains links to the websites of other providers. We do not have any influence on these providers’ compliance with data privacy regulations. Links to websites for which compliance with data privacy regulations is not guaranteed shall be immediately deleted upon receipt of information about this fact.

Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent for the use of your personal data stored on this website at any time with effect for the future. A formless statement suffices for this purpose.


With this declaration, you are giving your consent that DocCheck AG may collect, process and use the personal data listed below for the aforementioned purposes. You may of course revoke your consent at any time.

(as of: 29 February 2016)

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