Data protection regulations

Website operator and responsible body in accordance with § 13 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG) / § 3 (7) of the German Federal Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG):

Foundation for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (Stiftung für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen), a private law foundation with legal capacity

Location: Wegelystraße 8, 10623 Berlin

Contact address:
Im Mediapark 8,
50670 Cologne

Value added tax identification number (VAT ID): DE294294672

Authorized to represent:
Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Windeler (Head of Institute)
Dr. med. Stefan Lange (Deputy Head of Institute)
Gernot Kiefer (Spokesperson for the Board of Directors)

Tel: +49 (0)221 35685-0
Fax: +49 (0)221 35685-1

The Foundation is the governing body of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen or IQWiG, Germany).

We are committed to protecting your privacy. The data protection regulations outlined below refer to your interactions with our website / and to our handling of information that we receive from you and by which you are identifiable. IQWiG gathers, uses and processes personal data related to your topic suggestion in accordance with the BDSG.

We also constantly evaluate the use of our website so that we can continue to improve our services. When you access our website, we store information about the browsers you use for 30 days. We do not store IP addresses unless error messages are involved. All of this information is deleted after 30 days. We do not save these IP addresses together with other personal data.

Revocation of consent, access to information, requests for changes and deletion

In accordance with BDSG, you have a right to access any information stored about you free of charge as well as, where applicable, a right to the amendment, disabling or deletion of this information. Your data will be deleted on request unless this is prevented by legal regulations. You may revoke your consent regarding the future use of your personal data at any time. Requests for the disclosure, deletion or correction of your data as well as any other suggestions may be submitted at any time using the contact form or the following address:

Im Mediapark 8
50670 Cologne

Statistical analysis on this website (tracking) and use of cookies

On /, data for marketing and optimization purposes are collected and saved using technology provided by etracker GmbH. This data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies are used for this purpose. Cookies are small text-information files that are saved locally in the cache of the web browser when you visit a webpage. These files make it possible for the individual browser to be recognized again later.

Data collected using etracker technology are not used to personally identify visitors to this website and are not linked to personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without their permission; this must be granted separately. Permission to collect and save data in the future can be withdrawn at any time.

Contact form

The data collected through our contact form will be used exclusively to process inquiries made using the contact form. After processing these inquiries, the collected data will be deleted immediately provided there are no legal requirements to store the data.

Videos and images

We use the provider YouTube (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066) on our website. YouTube provides a platform which enables audio and video files to be shared.

When watching videos, a connection to YouTube is established and data is sent to YouTube. Please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy for information on the scope and purpose of data collection, as well as on the processing and use of personal data.

The images of people on our website are used solely for illustration purposes. The people shown are models.

Downloading of images from this website is permitted for personal use only. Republication, retransmission, reproduction or other use of the images is prohibited.

Last update: August 25, 2016