Privacy statement


Thank you for visiting the DGPPN website. Please read the entire privacy policy before using the website or submitting personal data.

Exclusion of liability

All content and structures of our website are created with the utmost care. However, we cannot assume any liability for the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the content. Our website contains links to external websites of third parties. We have no influence on their content or changes and cannot assume liability for them. The content of the linked pages is the sole responsibility of the respective provider or operator. At the time of linking, we carefully checked the linked pages for legal violations. At that time, we did not detect any infringements. However, we cannot be expected to exercise permanent control over the content of linked sites, unless there are specific indications of an infringement of the law. If we become aware of an infringement of the law on websites of third parties, we will immediately remove any links to these pages.

Copyright notice

All content and structures of this website are protected by copyright and ancillary copyright. The publication in the world wide web or other internet services does not constitute an approval of their use by third parties. We expressly allow and welcome the citation of our documents and the posting of links to our website as long as these make clear that the content is from the DGPPN website and this content is not associated with third party content that contradicts the interests of the DGPPN.

Industrial property rights

All brands and trademarks that are mentioned within this website and that may be protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. It is not to be assumed that because a brand name is mentioned it is not protected by the rights of a third party.


Data privacy statement

1. General

1.1 What are personal data?
Personal data are information that can directly or indirectly reveal the identity of the user. We adhere to the principle of data avoidance. As far as possible, we avoid collecting personal data.

1.2 Handling of personal data
Personal data are used exclusively for the necessary steps prior to entering into a contract or for performance of a contract (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point b GDPR). In addition, we will only process personal data if you have given us your consent to do so (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a GDPR). In general, data are not shared with third parties. They are only shared to fulfil contracts with shipping companies responsible for delivery if this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. In order to process payments, the necessary payment details will be shared with the financial institution responsible for the payment and, if applicable, with the commissioned and selected payment service provider. Your personal data will be processed exclusively within the EU.

1.3 Usage data
When you visit the website, general technical information will be collected. This information comprises the IP address used, access time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if applicable, the webpage from which you came. For technical reasons these usage data are registered in a logfile and can be used and stored for the purposes of statistical evaluation of this website. These usage data are not linked to your other personal data.

1.4 Registration data
Registration is required to enable full use of the functions of our website. The registration data are collected on the basis of your input and used for the specific purpose for which you have given consent (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point a GDPR).

1.5 Duration of storage
When your personal data are no longer required for the original purpose for which we collected them, we store them only as long as required by legal (in particular tax) provisions.

2. Your rights

2.1 Access
You may ask us whether we are processing personal data from you and, if so, you have the right to access the personal data and other information specified in Article 15 GDPR.

2.2 Right to rectification
You have the right to rectify inaccurate personal data and, in accordance with Article 16 GDPR, to have incomplete personal data completed.

2.3 Right to erasure
You have the right to demand that we immediately erase personal data concerning you. We are obliged to erase these data without undue delay in particular if one of the following grounds applies:

  • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
  • You withdraw your consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
  • Your data were unlawfully processed.

The right to erasure does not apply if your personal data are necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

2.4 Right to restrict processing
You have the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal data if:

  • you contest the accuracy of the data and we therefore verify the accuracy,
  • the processing is unlawful, and you oppose the erasure of the data and instead request the restriction of their use,
  • we no longer need the data, but you need them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims,
  • you have objected to processing and the verification is pending whether our legitimate grounds override your grounds.

2.5 Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, as long as the processing is based on consent or a contract and the processing by us is carried out by automated means.

2.6 Withdrawal of consent
If the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

2.7 General remarks and right to lodge a complaint
The exercising of your above rights is free of charge. You have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority responsible for us, the data protection authority of Berlin. 

3. Data security

3.1 Data security
All data on our website are protected through technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration and distribution.

3.2 Sessions and cookies
To operate the website, we may use cookies or server-side sessions in which data can be stored. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your hard drive by a website so that your computer is automatically recognised the next time you visit a website and the use of the website can be tailored to you. Some of the cookies are deleted again at the end of the browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow the browser to be recognised during a later visit to our website (persistent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide each time whether to accept them or you can refuse the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. Please note that if cookies are disabled you may not be able to use some features of this website. We ensure that no personal data are transmitted from sessions or by cookies and that cookies are only used if this is technically necessary for the website. Consequently, you are considered to have no overriding interests that oppose this use (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f GDPR).

4. Newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the necessary information, or data provided separately by you, to send you our regular e-mail newsletters. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, either by contacting us at one of the contact options listed in the imprint or via the link provided in the newsletter.

5. Third-party services

5.1 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’). Through this web analysis service, the website collects and stores data from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. The usage profiles created in this way are used to evaluate visitor behaviour in order to design and improve the content of this website in line with demand. Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, small text files that are stored on your computer and allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website Google shortens your IP address beforehand if you are within the member states of the European Union or in countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with other services related to usage of the website and internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Pseudonymised user profiles will also not be merged with the personal data of the user without the explicit, separate consent of the user. You can disable cookies by changing the software settings of your browser; please note, however, that if you do so you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you can prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link: You can view Google’s privacy policies at For more information on the Terms of Use and Privacy Policies, please visit or Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code ‘anonymizelp’ to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

5.2 Social media links and social sharing
We have our own social media sites with third-party providers that can be reached via links from this website. When you use the links, you access the respective websites of the third-party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and can also share our contents. In this case there is no data transfer when you access our website. Once you have accessed the third-party website, you are subject to the terms and conditions of the respective third party, including their privacy statement and data use policy. We cannot influence this but, to avoid unnecessary data transfer, we recommend logging out of the respective third-party provider before using the corresponding link so that the third-party provider cannot create user profiles through use of the link.

5.3 Use of Google reCAPTCHA
This website uses the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’). The system is designed to decide whether data are being entered by a human or by a machine as automated abuse. The query includes sending Google the IP address and any other address required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand if you are within the member states of the European Union or in countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of reCAPTCHA is not merged by Google with other data. The processing thus serves to avoid the misuse of this website and ultimately takes place anonymously. Consequently, you are considered to have no overriding interests that oppose the processing (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f GDPR). Google’s privacy policy applies, which can be found at:

5.4 Font Awesome Web Fonts
We use Font Awesome web fonts to show you a consistent font on our website. To provide the desired display, the fonts are automatically saved in your browser cache when you access one of our pages. If your browser does not support the used web fonts, a standard font of your computer may be used. This does not affect any interests of the user that override the technical necessity (Article 6, Paragraph 1, Point f GDPR). You can view the privacy policy of Font Awesome here:

6. Contact information

If you have any questions regarding privacy, please feel free to contact us at one of the following contact options.

The responsible person in relation to the GDPR is:

Prof. Thomas Pollmächer
Reinhardtstraße 27 B
10117 Berlin

Tel: +49-30-24047720

Our data protection officer will also be happy to assist you:

Slava Platikanova, M.A.



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