Data protection regulations of the website

Website owner and responsible body in terms of §13 (1) of the German Telemedia Act / §3 (7) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG):

Foundation for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, a private law foundation with legal capacity

Location: Wegelystraße 8, 10623 Berlin, Germany

Contact address:
Im Mediapark 8
50670 Köln

VAT-ID No.:  DE294294672

Authorized to represent:
Prof. Dr. med Jürgen Windeler (Head of Institute)
Priv-Doz. (Private Lecturer) Dr. med Stefan Lange (Deputy Head of Institute)
Johann-Magnus Frhr. von Stackelberg (spokesperson for the Board of Directors)

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

The Foundation is the governing body of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG)

Data protection regulations

IQWiG is committed to protecting your privacy. The data protection regulations outlined below refer to your entries on our website and to our handling of information that we receive from you in this way and by means of which you are identifiable.

With regard to the recording, use and processing of personal data in connection with your proposed topic, IQWiG observes the regulations of the BDSG.

In addition, we regularly evaluate the use of our website in order to improve our services for you. If you access our website, we save information on the browsers you use for 30 days. We do not save IP addresses, except in the event of error messages. All corresponding information is deleted after 30 days. We do not merge these IP addresses with other personal data.

Withdrawal of consent, data disclosure, change and deletion requests

According to the BDSG, you are entitled to receive information free of charge about the data stored on you and you also potentially have the right to have these data corrected, blocked or deleted. On request your data will be deleted as long as this is in line with legal regulations. You may revoke your consent regarding the use of your personal data at any time. To submit any requests for disclosure or deletion/correction of your data or any other suggestions, please use the contact form or send a letter to:

Im Mediapark 8
50670 Köln

Statistical recording (tracking) of data on the IQWiG website as well as the use of cookies

On the website, data are collected and saved for optimization purposes using technology provided by etracker GmbH. User profiles can be created from these data under a pseudonym. Cookies may be 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 and enable the recognition of the web browser.

Unless consent is specifically provided by the user, data collected using etracker technology are not used to personally identify the visitors of this website and are not linked to personal data about the pseudonym holder. Permission to collect and save data in the future can be withdrawn at any time.

Special functions of the website

Our website offers different functions; if they are used personal data are recorded, processed, and saved. Below we explain what happens with these data.

Contact form

The data received via our contact form are only used to process requests received via this form. After processing of the requests the data collected are immediately deleted, as long as no legal storage period exists.

Data collection within the framework of the involvement of external experts

On its website IQWiG offers external experts the opportunity to register in a specific database. In this context, further personal data are collected. These data are only processed within IQWiG and will only be forwarded to third parties if IQWiG is legally obliged to do so. IQWiG's precise handling of these data will be explained to you in detail within the framework of your registration.

Registration for the IQWiG information service

If you would like to use the information service offered on our website ("IQWiG-Infodienst") you can register for this purpose. You only require an e-mail address.

If you voluntarily give us further personal data during registration, such as your name, address, telephone number or occupation, these data will only be used for statistical purposes in connection with the information service (for the improvement of our service). Any further use of your data is excluded. If you cancel your subscription to the "IQWiG-Infodienst", we will immediately delete your user data.

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