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Data Protection Declaration

I. Use of data

Users of the BfR website are hereby informed in accordance with the valid German data protection provisions that any person-specific data given on this website on an expressly voluntary basis (title, name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, personal photos etc) will be electronically stored, processed and utilised solely for the purpose for which the user provided them, unless consent for use in another form has been granted.

II. Automatic data recording

The following data which your internet browser transmits to us are recorded for technical reasons:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Website from which you visit us (Referrer URL)
  • Website which you are visiting
  • Date and time of your access
  • Your Internet Protocol (IP) address in anonymised form

These anonymous data are stored separately from any person-specific data you may have given and do not allow any conclusions regarding a specific person. They are evaluated for statistical purposes so that we can optimise our internet presence and offers.

III. Passing on your personal data to third parties, utilisation

Use of the offers on this website is largely possible without any person-specific data. Where the option of entering personal data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) exists within the website, users only have to do so on a purely voluntary basis and only for each stated purpose.

If orders are placed for the information material on offer, your person-specific data are use within the BfR and by the companies commissioned with the shipment of the brochures (IBRo Versandservice GmbH). The data is not passed on to any other third parties without your consent. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that data protection regulations are observed both internally and by external service providers.

We hereby explicitly declare that we do not permit published contact data to be used by third parties to send out advertising and information material which has not been specifically requested. We reserve the express right to take legal action in the event that advertising material is sent without request.

IV. Right to information

You are entitled to request information at any time on the data relating to your person kept on file by us, as well as its origin and recipients and the reason for storing it.

V. Additional information

Your trust is important to us. For this reason, we would like to be able to answer any questions you may have regarding the processing of your person-specific data at any time. If you have any questions which this data protection declaration does not answer, or if you require more detailed information on any of the points it covers, please feel free to contact us at any time.

VI Data protection declaration for the smartphone app "Vergiftungsunfälle bei Kindern  [Poisoning accidents among children]", only available in German

Care was taken to ensure that, with iOS as well as Android, the app only makes use of those system rights which are required for the perfect functioning of the app. Beyond this, no data of any kind are collected which would make anonymous use of the app possible.

VII Point of contact for queries

Your trust is important to us. For this reason, we would like to be able to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data at all times. If you have any questions which this data protection declaration was not able to answer or if you would like more detailed information on anything, please feel free to contact our data protection officer at any time:

Christin Weigel

Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
Max-Dohrn-Straße 8-10
10589 Berlin

You can also enter your data protection question directly into our contact form and receive a reply as soon as possible. Please bear in mind, though, that e-mails are not fundamentally secure and could possibly be read by others.