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Data protection information for the BfR contact form

The following information explains how we process your personal data when you contact us using the contact form and also outlines your data protection rights.

1. Who is responsible for data processing, and who can I contact should the need arise?

The responsible entity is:
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR)
Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10
10589 Berlin
Tel.: 030-18412-0
Fax: 030-18412-4741

Our Data Protection Officer is:
Christin Weigel
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung
Max-Dohrn-Straße 8-10
10589 Berlin

2. What sources and data do we use?

When you contact us using our contact form, we process the following data that we have received from you:

  • First name*, last name*
  • Institution
  • E-Mail address*
  • Street, number
  • Postcode and town
  • Reference line*

All details marked with an asterisk are compulsory.

We also process the data that you may have provided us with in your message (in the message field).

3. For what purpose do we process your data and on what legal basis do we do this?

We use the stored data to handle your inquiry.

We process the aforementioned personal data in compliance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in its most recent version based on your consent (Art. 6 I a GDPR).

4. Who receives my data?

Your data are processed solely in-house at the BfR by the employees responsible for processing. The data are not passed on to third parties. Processing takes place exclusively in Germany.

We implement technical and organisational measures to ensure that your data are protected against accidental or intentional manipulation and unauthorised access.

5. How long are my data stored for?

Your data are stored in order to handle your inquiry and for any follow-up queries until you withdraw your consent and are generally deleted after twelve months. Other deadlines may apply where stipulated by statutory retention obligations. If you would like to alter or delete your data, you can request us to do so at any time using the communication route that is most convenient for you.

6. What are my data protection rights?

All affected persons (data subjects) have the right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification (correction) pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to deletion pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, the right to object based on Art. 21 GDPR and the right to data portability based on Art. 20 GDPR. The restrictions outlined in Art. 34 and 35 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in its most recent version apply with regard to the right to information and the right to deletion. Moreover, all affected persons have the right to lodge an objection with a data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 19 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

You can withdraw any consent given to us for the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent issued to us prior to the coming into effect of the General Data Protection Regulation, in other words, prior to 25 May 2018. Please note that any withdrawal or revocation of consent is only effective for the future and does not affect processing activities performed prior to withdrawal/revocation of consent.

Correct as of: 24 October 2018


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