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These web pages are published by Statistisches Bundesamt (Federal Statistical Office), Branch Bonn represented by the President,
The Federal Health Monitoring is a joint task of the Robert Koch-Institute and the Federal Statistical Office. The Robert Koch Institute is responsible for the scientific input and coordination of the Federal Health Monitoring. The task of the Federal Statistical Office is to operate the documentation centre "Health Data", the core of which is this website. For this task the Federal Statistical Office is financially assisted by the The Federal Ministry of Health. The political responsibility for the Federal Health Monitoring lies with the Federal Ministry of Health.
Data protection notes and data protection declaration
With these notes we - the Federal Statistical Office - also fulfil our information obligations regarding the collection of personal data, which are laid down in Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We collect personal data every time our website is accessed.
We have made technical and organizational arrangements ensuring that the data protection provisions are adhered to by ourselves and by our external service providers. This page is operated by the central information technology provider of the federal administration, the Federal Information Technology Centre (Informationstechnikzentrum Bund, An der Küppe 2, 53225 Bonn).
When our web pages are modified, we may have to revise this data protection declaration. We therefore recommend that you read the declaration regularly.
Personal data is information about yourself, such as your name, address, postal address or user behaviour, if the latter is not anonymized. This does not include information which cannot be related to you.
We collect your data, on the one hand, when you give them to us. For example, you may have entered such data in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems whenever you visit the website. Most of these are technical data such as your IP address (which is however anonymized immediately), internet browser, operating system or the time when the page is accessed. These data are collected automatically when you enter our website. This helps us to provide our data on the internet, which is one of the public tasks we have to carry out.
Access to our website
In connection with your use of our internet offer, logs of your accesses are stored on our servers, which may allow the identification of your person.
These are data about
- -the IP-address of your computer or the proxy server, if you call our pages via proxy
- -the page from which the file was called
- -the name of the file called,
- -the date, time and duration of the call,
- -the amount of data transferred,
- -the type of browser you are using and
- -the status of the call (for example file transferred, file not found).
These stored data are evaluated exclusively for statistical purposes and are not passed on to third parties under any circumstances. There is no use related to the user in person.
Enquiries and orders via our customer and user service
In addition to the information supplied on our website, we offer various services you may use. If you are interested, you will in most cases have to supply more personal data. These will be used to provide the respective service and are subject to the above data processing principles.
If you have registered, the information you gave will only be used for your research in our information system and will in no case be transferred to third parties.
The personal data provided by you in the contact form and collected by us will be stored electronically. We require this information in order to answer your inquiry in the fulfilment of our public duties according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. e) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in connection with § 3 BDSG.
Enquiries by e-mail or telephone
If you address your enquiries to us by e-mail or telephone, your details will be stored in our customer management to answer the enquiry. This is done in fulfillment of our public duties according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. e) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in connection with § 3 BDSG.
We open the possibility to register as a recipient of our newsletter. Therefore you have to specify your e-mail-address. We use your e-mail address exclusively for the purpose of sending you the newsletter of the Federal Health Monitoring. The sending of the respective information as well as the storage of your e-mail address by us is based on your permission according to Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. e) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can revoke this permission at any time with effect for the future. If you revoke or unsubscribe yourself from all newsletters, your e-mail address will be deleted. The e-mail address will not be transferred to third parties. You are entitled to the rights listed below with regard to e-mail addresses if the requirements there are met.
Passing on personal data to third parties
Log data that are generated when the website of the Federal Statistical Office is accessed will be transmitted to third parties only if the Federal Statistical Office is required to do so by law or court decision or where such transmission is needed for law enforcement and criminal prosecution purposes in the case of attacks on the internet infrastructure of the Federal Statistical Office. In such cases, the data will be passed to the Federal Information Technology Centre, the central service provider of the federal administration. Data will not be transmitted for any other non-commercial or commercial purposes.
When you order publications, the personal information you enter will be used only at the Federal Statistical Office. We will not pass them on to third parties unless we have your explicit permission to do so.
Protection of minors
Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request any personal data from children or adolescents. We do not knowingly collect such data and do not pass them on.
Links to websites of other providers
Our website contains links to websites of other providers. Their adherence to the data protection provisions is out of our control.
Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
and provided that the conditions mentioned therein are met, you have the following rights
vis-a-vis the Federal Statistical Office with regard to data that relate to you:
- -rights of access (Article 15 GDPR)
- -right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
- -right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
- -right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
- -right to object to processing of personal data (Article 21 GDPR)
- -right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).
If you believe there has been a breach of the data protection provisions, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority (Die Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit, Husarenstrasse 30, 53117 Bonn) about the Federal Statistical Office processing your personal data (Article 77 EU-GDPR).
Contact details of the party responsible
Statistisches Bundesamt - Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11 - D-65189 Wiesbaden - represented by the president.
Contact details of our data protection commissioner
As the trust you place in the Federal Statistical Office is of great importance to us, we will be pleased to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data. If you have questions that have not been answered by this data protection declaration, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection commissioner.
Data protection commissioner of the Federal Statistical Office, 65180 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 (0) 6 11 / 75 - 39 29
Fax: +49 (0) 6 11 / 75 - 39 72
The information on this website is researched and implemented with maximum care. The contents of statistical tables have been reconciled with the respective data owners, that are named with each table. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that errors occur in the process. Please send any comments and corrections to the address at the top of this page.
Although the information on these web pages is produced with utmost care, the Federal Statistical Office cannot accept any liability with regard to its being correct, complete and up to date. In particular, the Federal Statistical Office does not accept any liability whatsoever with regard to damage or consequences that may result from direct or indirect use of the information offered.
In addition to information of its own, the Federal Statistical Office offers links to external websites offering information of other providers. Neither is such external information provided by the Federal Statistical Office itself, nor is the Federal Statistical Office in a position to exert influence on the information offered on third-party pages. The information offered on external pages to which the Federal Statistical Office provides links does not reflect the opinion of the Federal Statistical Office; such links only serve the purpose of providing additional information and illustrating connections. The Federal Statistical Office is not liable for external information to which the Office just offers links as described above. Responsibility lies only with the provider of such information. If, due to technical or organizational errors, users should not be able to utilise the website, they shall not have any claim whatsoever against the Federal Statistical Office.
Communication via e-mail
Communication via e-mail may involve security gaps. For example, e-mails may be accessed and read by skilled Internet users before they reach the relevant staff members of the Federal Statistical Office. Should we receive an e-mail from you, we assume that we are authorised to reply by e-mail. Should this not be the case, we would explicitly ask you to choose a different medium for communication.
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