Data Privacy Policy

1. General information on data privacy and security

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of the personal data of the users of our website is very important to us. At this point we would like to provide users with information on data privacy in our "eGender" project. "eGender" includes an information page and a password-protected eLearning course on gender medicine. Naturally, we observe the statutory provisions of the data privacy laws.

The Institute of Gender in Medicine (GIM) of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has taken on the task of protecting the confidentiality of the data of users that is personal in nature and particularly worthy of protection. Thus observing the statutory provisions in the use of personal data through modern information and communication technologies is a matter of course for us.

Personal data are subject to data protection. This comprises individual details regarding personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. Such details include, for example, information such as names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, yet also, where applicable, usage or inventory data such as IP addresses. The responsible office within the meaning of the data protection laws is the IT division of Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. When our website is visited, we do not record any personal information if there is no registration or entry of data. Our server logs collect only the information required for establishing the connection, such as the name of the retrieved file, the date and time of retrieval, the amount of data transferred, confirmation of successful retrieval, the web browser and the requesting domain. In addition, the IP addresses of the inquiring computers are logged. These data are statistically evaluated in order to optimize the technical quality and quality of content of our Internet presence.

In the case of users who would like to open an account, GIM needs personal user data in order to prepare a contract and/or carry it out. This data is provided by the user during registration. It must be provided and includes information such as saluation (Ms., Mr.), name and e mail address.

2. Scope of data collection and storage

Users must submit personal data only if such data are necessary for creating and using our e-learning account.

When your account is deleted, your data will be blocked and deleted, unless you have expressly consented to the use of the data for a period beyond this.

3. Use of cookies

The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (IT division) uses cookies to make visiting its site attractive and to make it possible to offer certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the user's computer. At the end of the browser session, the cookies used are deleted from the user's hard drive (these are known as "session cookies").

Of course, the user may view the websites without cookies. If the user doesn't want the "eGender Medicine" website to recognize his or her computer, the user can prevent the storing of cookies on his or her hard drive by choosing "Do not accept cookies" in the browser settings. This will be explained in detail in the instructions of the browser manufacturer.

4. Data use for a specific purpose

Charité observes the principle of using data for a specific purpose, and collects, processes and stores the personal data of a user only for the specified purposes. Any forwarding of personal data to third parties only takes place if this is necessary for furnishing a service or carrying out the contract – as this is described in this Data Privacy Policy. Moreover, transmission to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information also only takes place within the scope of the statutory obligations to furnish information, or if Charité are under an obligation to furnish information by virtue of a court order.

Charité also takes company internal data protection very seriously. GIM has bound its employees and service providers and other research groups that it has commissioned to secrecy and to compliance with the provisions of data protection law.

5. Rights of information, revocation and objection

At any time and without stating the reasons, the user may receive, without any charge, information regarding his or her data stored at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. At any time, the user may also block, correct or delete the data collected by the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Information requests and other requests should be addressed to Charité's data protection officer. Data protection regulations and how data privacy is handled can be subject to constant change. It is therefore advisable and necessary to regularly inform yourself of the changes to the statutory provisions and the practice of companies.