Privacy Policy

Below, in accordance with article 13 and 14 DSGVO, we provide you with an informative and simple overview of what we do with your personal data when you visit our website or receive information from DGFG.

  • Asking for your consent is regulated by Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO,
  • legal basis for processing your data for the performance of a contract with you or in order to take steps at a request of yours is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO,
  • legal basis for processing your data for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO,
  • legal basis for the processing of your data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
  • 6 Abs. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as legal basis to process your data in order to protect your vital interests or of another natural person.

If you have any questions concerning our privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at

1. Privacy Policy at DGFG

As the operator of this website DGFG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. We collect, process and use your personal data only to the extent permitted by the law to inform about tissue donation, the DGFG network and for the purpose of contacting you.

If you use the contact form on our website, your data will be transmitted to us in an encrypted form in order to prevent access by unauthorized third parties. In general, we store your data on specially protected servers. Access to personal data is only possible through our employees who are familiar with the relevant data protection regulations. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems as soon as you enter our website.

Our website contains links to websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the providers of the information of the linked websites are liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were created, no infringements of the law were recognizable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

1.1. Responsible authority

Responsible for the data processing on this website:

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gewebetransplantation – gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH
Feodor-Lynen-Straße 21
30625 Hannover

tel. +49 511 563 559 30
fax +49 511 563 559 55

Representative: Martin Börgel

The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who alone, or together with others, decides upon the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

1.2. Right of information, withdrawal and deletion of data

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted. Many data management processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is to send an informal e-mail to  The legality of data processing already carried out remains unaffected until revocation.

1.3. Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In case of a privacy policy violation, the person concerned has the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the Data Protection Officer of the Federal State in which DGFG is registered:
Federal Data Protection Officer of Lower Saxony, Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover, Tel.: +49 511 120 4500, e-mail:

1.4. Right of data portability

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format.

1.5. SSL- or TLS-encryption

For security reasons we use SSL or TLS encryption on this website to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests through the contact forms. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, your transmitted data cannot be read by third parties.

2. Server-Log-Data

The hosting service of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files. Your browser transmits this data to this server as soon as you enter our website. This data is not combined with other data sources. After 7 days, the IP addresses of the callers in the log files will be anonymized with an ‚x‘.

3. Forms

On our website you can contact us in relation to various topics. For example, general enquiries about tissue donation and transplantation or specific questions about our work. The data you enter in our general contact form will be stored with us for a maximum of 10 years, so that we are able to fulfill the purpose of processing your request and contact you for follow-up questions. We will not pass on your data without your consent. You can revoke your consent to the storage of your data at any time. Please send us an e-mail to The legality of data processing already carried out remains unaffected until revocation.

4. Google Analytics

This website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics of the provider Google Inc. to guarantee you as a website user the best possible access to information and a pleasant browsing experience on our website with topics about tissue donation and our network.

Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your user behavior on our website. The information generated by the cookie about your user behavior is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

DGFG has activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of DGFG, Google will use this information to evaluate your user behavior on this website, to compile reports on your website activity and to provide other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website anymore. You can also permanently opt-out of future data processing by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

You may refuse the tracking through Google Analytics within this website in the future by activating an opt-out cookie through the following link: Google-Analytics-Opt-Out Once you delete your cookies, you need to activate this link again.

Further information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics can be found in the data protection declaration of Google:

5. Facebook, YouTube and Twitter

On our company page on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter we inform you about the latest news regarding our network, tissue donation and transplantation and events. To be kept up to date, you can mark our company pages with a „Like“/“Follow me“/“Subscribe“. If you mark your participation in an event on Facebook, this data is not automatically transmitted to our company resources. We do not collect automatically or manually any personal data from you via these platforms. With a click on the „Donate“ button you connect automatically to our German website with our online donation tool (for further information on data processing with our donation tool, please visit our privacy policy). This page is not linked to Facebook’s fundraising activities. Facebook will not receive any personal information in this process. When creating a fundraiser on Facebook, Facebook provides to DGFG the donor’s first and last name, donation amount and email address (if specified) in a transaction report. This data is not stored and processed by DGFG. When you contact us via Facebook-chat, we process your data only to communicate with you.