Data Privacy Declaration

As a federal authority, the Robert Koch Institute is subject to the terms and conditions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The domain is hosted by the Robert Koch Institute.

  1. Data usage

    The user of this internet offering is hereby informed in accordance with the applicable German data privacy provisions that the personal data disclosed on an expressly voluntary basis (email address, date of birth, gender, etc.) are stored in a machine-readable way, processed and used exclusively for the purpose stated by the user, provided that no other consent to another type of usage has been granted.

  2. Automatic data recording

    For technical reasons, the following data, which your internet browser transmits to us, are recorded, amongst others:

    • Browser type and version
    • Operating system used
    • Website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
    • RKI Webpages that you visit
    • Date and time of your access
    • Your internet protocol (IP) address in an anonymised form

    These anonymous data are saved – apart from your IP address – separated from any personal data and do not allow for any conclusions concerning a certain person. They are exploited for statistical purposes in order to be able to optimise our internet presence and our offerings. After the evaluation, these data are deleted. The IP address is not saved, not even on a temporary basis.

  3. Transfer of your personal data to third parties, exploitation

    The personal data disclosed on an expressly voluntary basis within the framework of the internet offering (email address, date of birth, gender, etc.) are merely transmitted for internal purposes to RKI and saved there. They are not transmitted in any way whatsoever to third parties.

Stand: 30.05.2018

The Robert Koch Institute is a Federal Institute within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health