Data protection declaration

Office Prof. Michael Kramer
Specialist for Laboratory Medicine
Mönchhofstr . 52
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 321 8888
Fax: +49 6221 321 8882


This privacy policy statement is intended to inform users of this website in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and the Telemedia Act on the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website (see above) operator. We take the issue of privacy very seriously and treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law. Keep in mind that data transmission via the Internet can generally be subject to security risks. Comprehensive protection against access by unauthorized third parties is not achievable.

Access data
We collect data about access to the site and save it as “server log files”. The following data is logged:

Visited page
• Time of access
• Amount of data sent in bytes
• Source / reference from which you accessed the page
• Browser used for access
• Operating system used for access
• IP address used

The data collected are for statistical purposes only and to improve the website. We reserve the right to check the server logfiles retrospectively, if there is concrete indication for illegal use.

This site uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website. Popular browsers offer the option for not allowing cookies.

Handling of personal data
We only collect, use and transfer your personal data if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data. Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.

Handling of contact information
If you contact us via the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Dealing with comments and contributions
If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This serves the security of the website operator: If your text violates the law, he wants to be able to trace your identity.

Data protection information for the use of Facebook plugins (like button)
On our pages are plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, integrated. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here.
When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visiting our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy.
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Our website may use plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you can allow YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information about the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube’s privacy policy.

The primary responsibility pursuant to the DSGVO for the processing of Insights data lies with Facebook and Facebook fulfils all obligations under the DSGVO with regard to the processing of Insights data.
Facebook Ireland provides the essence of the Page Insights supplement at the following link.
We as the operator do not make any decisions regarding the processing of Facebook Insights data and all other information resulting from Art. 13 DSGVO, including legal basis, identity of the responsible person and storage period of cookies on user terminals.
Should you as a user of the Facebook page wish to assert complaints or claims, this must be done with Facebook Ireland.
We can assist you: If you have any concerns, please contact us at the above contact information.
We will then forward this request to Facebook in accordance with the current policy

Google Analytics
This website uses the “Google Analytics” service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze users’ website usage. The service uses “cookies” – text files stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

IP anonymization is activated for this website. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This reduction eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. Under the terms of the agreement on contract data processing (“Auftragsdatenverarbeitung”), which we have signed with Google Inc., Google uses the collected information to evaluate website usage and to provide Internet-related services.

You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to Google Inc. and used by Google Inc. The following link leads you to the corresponding plugin.

Here’s more information on Google Inc’s data usage.

Google Maps
We integrate the map of the service “Google Maps” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Thus interactive maps can be integrated directly on this web page.
The use of “Google Maps” is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (F) DSGVO. There is a justified interest in making it easier to find the locations indicated on the website.
In order to use the “Google Maps” function, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As the provider of this website, we have no influence on this data transmission. More detailed information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found here.
You have the right to object to data storage. You can pursue this here.

Google Web Fonts
In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use “Google Web Fonts” on this website. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The use of “Google Webfonts” is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (F) DSGVO. There is a justified interest in the presentation of an attractive website.
“Google Web Fonts” are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support “Google Web Fonts” or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.
By using Google Web Fonts, a Google server in the U.S. is called unless your browser can access a local copy in the cache.
It is theoretically possible – but currently unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – for the operators of such libraries to collect data.
Further information on “Google Web Fonts” can be found here and in Google’s privacy policy.
The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here.

reCAPTCHA from Google LLC
In order to avoid automated access to this website, e.g. by so-called “bots”, we use Google reCAPTCHA. reCAPTCHA is an Internet service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”).

Google guarantees that the EU data protection regulations will also be complied with when processing data in the USA; this is proven by Google’s certification according to the EU-US data protection sign.

Through the reCAPTCHA service Google can determine in particular the following: (i) from which website a request was sent, and (ii) from which IP address the so-called “reCAPTCHA input box” was used. In addition to the IP address, Google may also collect other information that is necessary for the service to function.

The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f of the European Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). There is a legitimate interest on our part and on the part of the user in the security of this website, in particular in the defense against unwanted automated access, including in the form of spam.

Further information on the handling of user data by Google can be found here.

Rights of the user: Information, correction and deletion of personal data.

As a user, you have the right to receive free information upon request on the personal data that has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. obligatory data retention by German law; “Vorratsdatenspeicherung”), you are entitled to correct incorrect data and/or to block or delete your personal data.

Rights of the user: Information, correction and deletion of personal data.
As a user, you have the right to receive free information upon request on the personal data that has been stored about you. If your request does not conflict with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. obligatory data retention by German law; “Vorratsdatenspeicherung”), you are entitled to correct incorrect data and/or to block or delete your personal data.

Data Protection Commissioner (Datenschutzbeauftragte):
Anne Junge
Available at

This statement was made with permission and modified by the following source