Privacy Policy

1. Subject of this Data Protection Declaration

We are delighted that you are interested in our “” website (the latter and all the associated sub-pages are referred to as “website” below). The protection of your personal data (“data”) is a particular and important concern of ours. Below we would therefore like to inform you of which data will be collected during the use of the website and how we use it. We would also like to inform you what measures we have taken from a technical and organisational perspective to protect your data. This Data Protection Declaration can be called up at any time under the “Data Protection Declaration” tab on the website.

2. Responsible office and service-provider

The responsible office within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and at the same time the service-provider within the meaning of the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG) is Europäische Forschungsgemeinschaft Reinigungs- und Hygienetechnologie e.V. (FRT), Campus Fichtenhain 11, 47807 Krefeld.

3. Your data

Personal data is information, which refers to an identified or identifiable physical person, in other words individual details about your personal or factual circumstances such as for example your name, your date of birth or your email address. When using the website we use the following data:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the visit to one of our web pages
  • Type and setting of the Internet browser you are using (if transmitted by the browser)
  • Operating system used (if transmitted by the browser)
  • The website you have visited most recently (if transmitted by the browser)
  • Registration and login data (forename, surname, email address, user name), if you are registered by us as a contact of one of our members.

4. Processing your data

The website gives you the opportunity to find out about Europäische Forschungsgemeinschaft Reinigungs- und Hygienetechnologie e.V. (FRT) and its activities.

We process your data exclusively when making our website available or on the basis of your consent. The purpose of processing is to provide content on the website.

In detail your data can be processed as follows:

4.1 Purely informational use of our website

If you visit our website for purely informational purposes, it is in principle not necessary for you to provide us with data. In this case we will collect and use only the data, which your Internet browser transmits to us automatically, such as for example

  • Date and time when you visit one of our web pages,
  • Type and settings of the Internet browser you are using,
  • Operating system being used,
  • The website you have visited most recently,
  • Your IP address.

We collect and use this data when you visit our website for purely informational purposes exclusively in a form not related to a specific person and for the purpose of making it possible for you to use the web pages you have called up, to improve our web content and for statistical purposes. We store the IP address only for the duration of your visit. There is no assessment related to a specific person.

4.2 Registration and login procedure

If you use our members’ area on the website with the assistance of the login procedure, we will use your user name or your email address for authentication and authorisation. In addition, your forename and surname will be stored in the database of the website to be able to classify the user names and email addresses of the contact partners of our members.

4.3 Consent form

We use the data you have entered on the consent form to send email newsletters, invitations to events and other information. You can cancel this consent at any time. You can send us an email with the cancellation to

5. Duration of processing

In principle we process your data only for a long as this is necessary to provide the services on the website. For example if you have deleted your profile, we will also delete your data on a regular basis. This is not the case only insofar as we obliged to retain it on the basis of statutory retention obligations, in particular for tax and accounting reasons. In this case, we will delete your data when the corresponding periods of retention end.

6. Data transmission to a third party, third country transfers

Data transmission to a third party will take place exclusively in the case that you have expressly given your consent for this in advance or if we are entitled or obliged to do so for contractual or statutory reasons or by the courts or authorities. Transmission may be required if we instruct companies, for example technical service-providers, to carry out services. In this case agreements under data protection law are in existence to justify this transmission.

Transmission of your data to a third country outside the European Union or the European Economic Area or an international organisation will not take place.

7. Cookies

The website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are sent during the use of our website by our web server to the website and are retained by the latter on your end-device so they can be called up.

The purpose of these cookies is to make it possible to use the website content you have called up. We use cookies with a cookie-ID for this to provide a members’ area on the website, which is protected by the user names and the associated passwords. If a user of the website does not login to the members’ area, then merely two anonymous cookies without a cookie-ID and always with the same names (“wordpress_test_cookie”, “accepted_privacy_policy”) and contents (“WP+Cookie+check”, “yes”) will be stored to test whether storing cookies is permitted and if the privacy policy was accepted.

Your data will not be collected or stored by us in cookies. We also do not use any technology to link the information generated by the cookies with user data.

The person affected can prevent cookies being stored by our website at any time through a corresponding setting of the Internet browser being used and therefore prevent cookies being stored on a permanent basis. Furthermore any cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all current Internet browsers. If the person affected deactivates the storing of cookies in the Internet browser being used, the use of the members’ area on the website will not be possible and the message that the Data Protection Declaration must be accepted will never be hidden.

8. Data security

We use technical and organisational security measures to protect any data occurring and collected, in particular against coincidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against an attack by unauthorised persons. Our security measures will be continually improved in line with technological developments.

9. Rights of persons affected

You have the right to request information about the data processing through the use of our website or its correction or deletion. Furthermore you can assert a right to limit processing or data transferability. Lastly, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

10. Contact

If you have any further questions or comments about the subject of data protection as well as regarding the exercising of your rights as a person affected, please contact our data protection officer:

Europäische Forschungsgemeinschaft Reinigungs- und Hygienetechnologie e.V. (FRT), Datenschutz, Campus Fichtenhain 11, 47807 Krefeld, Tel.: 02151 778042, email: