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Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy is important to us when you use our website. Please note the following information:

Collection, processing and use of personal data

In general, you can visit our web pages without us collecting personal data from you. Personal data is only collected if you inform us of these or when you contact us, for example when you apply for a grant. Usually, your details are only processed for the above-mentioned purposes. Data is transferred solely to third parties in conformance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act.


This website uses so-called “cookies”, which are intended to make our entire internet site more user-friendly, more effective and more secure for example, when it comes to speeding up browsing on our website. In addition, cookies enable us to quantify the number of page views and assess navigation in general. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system. These are mostly so-called “session cookies”. Notice that “session cookies” are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognize your computer system on your next visit (these are called persistent cookies). Obviously, you can reject cookies at any time providing your browser allows this. Please note that certain features of this website possibly cannot be used or only used to a limited extent if your browser is set not to accept cookies (from our website).

Log files

When accessing our pages, usage data will be sent through the particular Internet browser and stored in so-called server log files. The saved records contain the following data: date and time of retrieval, name of the accessed page, IP address, referrer URL (the URL of origin, from which you have reached the web pages), the amount of transmitted data, as well as product and version information of the browser used.

The IP addresses of users are deleted or anonymized after end of use. Anonymization means that IP addresses are changed such that individual details about the personal or factual circumstances can no longer be associated to a specific or specifiable natural person, or if so, then only with a disproportionately high degree of time, cost and labour.

We evaluate these log file records in anonymous form to order to improve our website, to make it more user friendly, to find and rectify errors more quickly and to optimize server capacity. In addition, analysis of the log files also enables us to detect and rectify any errors on our website more quickly.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer and which enable Google to analyse use of our site. The information collected by the cookie concerning the use of our websites (including your IP address) are usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and saved there. Google adheres to the privacy policy of the “U.S. Safe Harbor” agreement and is registered with the “Safe Harbor” programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Google shall use the information specified above to evaluate your usage of our web pages, to compile reports about web page activities on our behalf and to provide us with further services associated with the use of web pages and the Internet. The IP address sent as part of Google Analytics from your browser shall not be combined with other Google data. A transfer of such data by Google to third parties shall only take place on the basis of statutory provisions or as part of processing the order data. Under no circumstances shall Google will bring together its data with other data collected by Google.

By using this web site, you agree to the processing of data about you by Google and to the previously described methods of data processing as well as to the specified purpose. You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser software; however, please note that in this case you possibly will not be able to make full use of all the features of our web pages. Moreover, you can prevent Google from capturing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of these web pages (including your IP address) or prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following Link.

For further information about Google Analytics and privacy, see

Your rights and contacting us

You have a right to receive free information about your stored data and, where necessary, a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Please contact us if you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same applies to information, blocking, cancellation and correction requests in relation to your personal data, as well as for revocation of any given consent. The contact address is indicated in our legal notice.

Name and address of the competent body

European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes
Rheindorfer Weg 3
40591 Düsseldorf
Tel.: + 49 211 758469-0
Fax: + 49 211 758469-29

Corporate data protection

The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes takes into account its legal obligations and has appointed a corporate data protection officer pursuant to Section 4 (f) of Federal Data Protection Act:

Mr. Hans-Peter Fries

@-yet GmbH

42799 Leichlingen
Tel.: +49 2175 1655-0
Fax.: +49 2175 1655-11

Our employees have undertaken in writing to comply with the relevant regulations and directives on data protection and data security as well as to maintain data secrecy. Furthermore, the staff of the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes are regularly trained in these areas.