Data Protection Declaration – BfR Academy

As the operator of this website and provider of the services offered therein, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10, 10589 Berlin, is responsible for the collection, processing and utilisation of personal data as defined by the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG). As the correct and proper handling of your personal data is a matter of special importance to us, we take pleasure in informing you in the following paragraphs about how your data is handled.

We use your personal data in compliance with valid data protection provisions. We explain below which data we collect, how it is used by us and what rights you have towards us with regard to the use of your data:

1. Collection and storage of personal data

a) Visiting our website

We do not store any of your data when you visit our website.

b) Registration on our website

Mandatory details when registering on our website

  • E-mail address
  • Name (first, last name)
  • Address (street, house number, postcode, town/city, country)

Voluntary details when registering on our website

  • Title (Mr/Ms)
  • Academic Title
  • Occupation
  • Company
  • State/Province
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number

The mandatory details are collected and stored in order to

  • know who our contract partner is, i.e. who are we providing our services to and who are we charging for them
  • process an order
  • send confirmation of the order
  • make contact if there are any queries

The voluntary details are collected to facilitate contact with you.

c) When placing an order or registering for events

You can register yourself and other participants for an event. Confirmation is sent automatically to the e-mail address that belongs to the user account registered during the order process.

Mandatory details when placing an order or registering for an event

  • The selected event (event title, article number)
  • If applicable Number of places at the event
  • Title, first name, last name and institution of the participants registered by you
  • If applicable the type of certification you would like to receive
  • If applicable your participation in special parts of the programme, such as the evening event

Voluntary details when registering for an event

  • Your affiliation with a BfR target group
  • Remarks on your participation, such as possible contributions by you

The mandatory and voluntary information is collected in order to organise the event, including special programme parts, and to provide event materials, prepare the rooms and welcome and register you on the day of the event. We print name badges and compile and store various participation lists from which the event title and date, the fee paid, your certifications and your participation in special parts of the programme, such as evening events, can be seen. We memorise your allocation to a BfR target group – if you have listed one – for the purpose of statistical evaluations and to provide us with the option of inviting you to future events should you agree to this (see “Newsletter”).

d) When making payment

When handling payments, relevant data, such as the sum due and type of payment (credit card, payment of invoice per bank transfer or giropay) is passed on to the federal administration’s payment transactions platform (“ePayBL”) via a secure data channel. Credit card and Giropay payments are handled via the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI)-certified product “Saferpay” provided by SIX Payment Services GmbH. You are diverted to a SIX Payment Services GmbH page to enter the credit card number. The 3-D Secure method is also used with credit card payments to increase payment security.

The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) does not store any account details or credit card numbers. All the BfR receives is information on the amount paid by you.

2. Newsletter

If you have given your explicit approval express consent, we will use your e-mail address to invite you to further BfR Academy events. At the end of every Newsletter, you will find a link via which you can cancel the Newsletter at any time. It can also be cancelled at any time by sending an e-mail to

3. Transfer of personal data to third parties

Your name, Institution and address (delivery address where applicable) are stored by the Federal Cash Office (Bundeskasse) in Trier along with the sum charged. This information is required exclusively for the order for payment and any reminders that may be required. The information is not passed on to any other third parties.

We will not sell your data to any third parties or pass it on in any other way. Anything to the contrary will only apply if there is a legal obligation to do so or if it is necessary to do so to assert our rights, especially those arising from our contractual relationship with you.

4. Cookies

When you use our shop, we use cookies which memorise the data generated during your visit (session data). Cookies simplify your visit to our website. They consist of small text files which your web browser stores automatically on your computer hard disc when you visit our website.

Use of our cookies does not have the result that we receive new personal data about you as an online visitor. The cookies set by the website usually lose their validity after one hour.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that notification is always given when you receive a new cookie. The deactivation of cookies can have the result that you cannot use all of the functions of our website.

5. Security

We make use of appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties.

6. Information, amendment, correction and deletion of data

You have a right to information with regard to any of your personal data which may have been stored, as well as a right to have any incorrect data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you require any information about your personal data, or if you wish to have incorrect data corrected, blocked or deleted or if you have any further questions about the use of your personal data, please contact the following address:

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
BfR Academy
Max-Dohrn-Str. 8 – 10
10589 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 18412 22405

You can also view and alter any personal data we may have stored at any time by logging into our website with your log-in data.

You can delete your data or entire customer profile at any time by using the corresponding option in your customer profile or by sending an e-mail request to We would like to point out that if you delete your data, it will no longer be possible to make full use of our services, if at all.

This data protection declaration is currently valid and dated 15 August 2016.


This text version is a translation of the original German text which is the only legally binding version.