StanDerm Privacy Policy

This notice wants to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. Our policy complies with German law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data controller:

If you have any queries about the process or how we handle your information please contact us at:


Institut für interdisziplinäre Dermatologische Prävention und Rehabilitation

an der Universität Osnabrück

Am Finkenhügel 7A

49076 Osnabrück

e-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter-iderm-osnabrueck(at)


phone: +49 (541) 969 7402


In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

When we say “we”, “us”,”our” and “StanDerm”, we are referring to the COST Action “Development and Implementation of European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases (StanDerm)”.

When we say “member” or “party”, we are referring to the entity that is nominated by the COST Association to be a member of StanDerm.

When we say “you”, we are referring to the designated representative of a StanDerm member or to some other person who visits our website.

When we use the term “process”, we are referring to collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information.

Personal data” means any information that identifies or can be used to identify you, directly or indirectly, including, but not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, email address, gender, occupation, institution, country or other demographic information.

A “list of participants” or “distribution list” is a list of member representatives and all associated information related to these participants (for example, email addresses).

A “Third party” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than you, the data controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the data controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

Who is concerned by this privacy policy?

Every COST Action participant and visitor of our website, people who use our services, as well as people who email us or chat with us.

Privacy Policy

Every access to StanDerm´s website will be stored on the web server as a protocol file for a maximum of 24 hours exclusively for the purpose of data security, pursuant to article 6.1 (a) of the GDPR. The serve log files are anonymized.

The server log files include the following data:

files accessed

date and time of access

volume of data transferred

notice whether data was successfully accessed

geographical location


screen resolution

IP address of the user or provider is anonymized

Internet address of last Internet page visited (referrer)

information about the programme recalling data (user agent)

The data saved are not used for statistical purposes. They will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

Website content

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the COST Action “StanDerm” (Development of European Standards in prevention of occupational skin diseases). Your personal data are handled in full confidentiality. We make all necessary effort to take technical and organizational measure that might be required so as to ensure security of your personal data. The use of the Internet pages of StanDerm is possible without any indication of personal data. The processing of personal data shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed.

Information we collect

On top of the personal data collected and processed by the COST Association in the framework of this COST Action, for which you can consult the privacy notice for e-COST.


As COST Action participant,

Based on your consent (article 6.1.a) of the GDPR), we:

  • Publish your contact details on the COST Action StanDerm website and other communications tools or publications for communication purposes;

  • Take and use pictures/videos where you appear taken or made during a meeting / an event of or related to the COST Action StanDerm on the COST Action StanDerm website and other communications tools or publications for communication purposes.

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email to pweinert(at) Withdrawing your consent means that the collected personal data will not be used any longer. However, use made of your data in the past remains valid.

How long is the information retained:

StanDerm website and its content is maintained for minimum 2 years after the end of the Action.

When you contact us to make use of your data subject rights:

We process your contact details and the proof of your identity you send us in order to address your request. We can also depending on your request process other personal data we have collected also in order to address your request.

References and links

In cases of direct and indirect references to third-party Internet pages or other documents on the Internet (hyperlinks) we are not responsible for, we can only be made liable if we were aware of the content of the website or if it would have been reasonable and technically feasible to prevent the use of websites with illegal content. We hereby explicitly state that, at the time of setting the link, there was no evidence of illegal content on the respective website. We do not have any influence on the current or future design, the content or the copyright of the linked websites. Therefore, we dissociate ourselves explicitly from all changes concerning the contents of linked pages that were made after the link was set. This statement is valid for all links and references within the website created by us as well as for links and references from third parties in discussion forums, lists of links and mailing lists. The provider of the linked page is exclusively responsible for illegal, defective or incomplete contents and especially for damages resulting from the use or non-use of the information presented on the linked page. The author, i.e. StanDerm, referring to the page through a link is not liable for any of the above.

Copyright and acknowledgement of sources

We aim at observing the copyright of any graphic, audio document, video sequence or text in all publications, to use his/her own graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts or to make use of license free graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts. StanDerm has the exclusive copyright to all published objects created by StanDerm. The reproduction or use of any such graphics, audio documents, video sequences or texts in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited without our consent.


You can access the website and make full use of it without accepting cookies.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. These data are not merged with other saved data that are generated when you access the website or when you use other services that require you to enter personal data for a specific purpose.

StanDerm´s website uses the following two types of cookies:

Session cookies, which are temporary cookie files, and which are erased when you close your browser. A randomly generated unique ID, known as a session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A session cookie also contains information about its origin and the retention period. It is not able to store any other type of data. The session cookie used by StanDerm is deleted as soon as the session is ended, in other words, when you close the browser window or open another page. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you. You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the site uses these features. A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.

Persistent cookies – these files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. This function can be subsequently deactivated. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use. However, if you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use all the functionality of our website.

Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

On this website, we have integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets. The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by StanDerm and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the website visitor is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by you. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers. If the website visitor is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the visitor and for the entire duration of his/her stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by him/her. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the website visitor clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of him/her and stores the personal data.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that you as user have visited our website, provided that you are logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made. The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you:

  • right to request from us access to and rectification of your personal data;

  • right to request erasure of your data (right to be forgotten) in the cases foreseen by article 17 of the  GDPR;

  • right to obtain from us restriction of processing where there is contestation about the data processing for a period enabling to solve the issue;

  • right to data portability;

  • where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent means that we will not make use of your data any longer, including pictures. However, use made of your data in the past remains valid.

  • Your right to object

  • You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on Article 6(1), (f) of the GDPR (our legitimate purposes) as mentioned above.

To exercise those rights, please send us an email to datenschutzbeauftragter-iderm-osnabrueck(at)

Please note that you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory authority of the EU country of your choice.

Legal effect of disclaimer

This disclaimer is part of the website linked to this page. If parts of this text or certain wordings are not, no longer or not completely in line with current legislation, it will not prejudice the rest of the document in terms of content or validity.