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Privacy Policy

Also valid for all social media accounts of the Clinical Anatomy

1. An overview of data protection

- General information
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

- Data recording on this website

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e. the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information Required by Law” on this website.

How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on this website if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

- Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis programs.

For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data Protection Declaration below.

2. Privacy Statement (Nov. 10th 2021)

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within the scope of the provision of our services as well as within our online offer and the related websites, functions and content and external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


- Person responsible for processing

Institute of Clinical Anatomy and Cell Analysis

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Strasse 8

72076 Tübingen

Tel. +49 7071 29 72185



- What is personal data?

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. The decisive factor is therefore whether the data collected can be related to a person. This includes information such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. Information that is not directly related to your real identity - such as favourite websites or the number of users of a site - is not personal data.


- How we collect or process personal data

For the purpose of system security, if you visit our website, our web servers temporarily store the connection data of the used computer, the web pages you visit on our website, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used as well as the website from which you visit us. Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, a survey, a competition, for the performance of a contract or a request for information.


- How we use your personal data, how we pass it on

If the opportunity for the input of personal or business data (email addresses, name, addresses) is given, the input of these data takes place voluntarily. E-mails are transmitted via a contact form. If you send us such a message, your personal data will only be collected to the extent necessary for a reply. The e-mail is transmitted unencrypted.


We use the personal data you provide exclusively for the purpose of the technical administration of the websites and to fulfil your wishes and requirements, i.e. generally to process the contract concluded with you or to answer your enquiry.


We also use this data for product-related surveys, marketing purposes and statistical purposes only if you have given us your prior consent or if you have not objected - insofar as this is provided for by legal regulations.


Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or otherwise transferred to third parties unless this is necessary for the purpose of processing the contract or if you have given your explicit consent.


Consent given can be revoked at any time with future effect.

- How long will your data be stored?

In principle, we store all the information you send us until the respective, e.g. contractual, purpose has been fulfilled. E.g. in the case of enquiries until they have been dealt with, in the case of newsletters until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. If longer storage is provided for by law, the data will be stored within this framework.


If you no longer wish for us to use your data, we will of course comply with this request immediately. You can contact us at any time via the e-mail address


- Use of cookies

When you visit our website, we use so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer.  Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our Internet pages, as well as to make our offers as convenient and efficient as possible for you.


On the one hand, we use so-called "session cookies", which are temporarily stored exclusively for the duration of your use of one of our Internet pages. On the other hand, we use "permanent cookies" to record information about visitors who repeatedly access one of our Internet pages. The purpose of using these cookies is to be able to offer you an optimal user experience as well as to "recognise" you and to be able to present you with the most varied website and new content possible during repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address etc. are not stored. An individual profile of your usage behaviour does not take place.


It is also possible to use our offers without cookies. You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, limit it to certain websites or set your browser to notify you as soon as a cookie is sent. Please note, however, that if you deactivate cookies, you might have access only to a restricted display of the page and with a restricted user guidance.


Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.


- When will your data be deleted

Stored personal data will be deleted if you withdraw your consent to storage, if knowledge of the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or if storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. Data for billing and accounting purposes are not affected by a deletion request.


- What we do for the security of processing

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.


If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


If you wish to contact our company by e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted is not guaranteed. The content of e-mails can be read by third parties. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information exclusively by post.

- These are your data protection rights

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to request information about your stored personal data, their origin and possible recipients and the purpose of the data processing (Art. 15 GDPR) and, if applicable, the right to correct incorrect data (Art. 16 GDPR), delete this data (Art. 17 GDPR), the right to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to object (Art. 21 GDPR) and the right to data portability of data provided by you in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR). The restrictions according to §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply to the right to information and the right to deletion.


In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with §19 BDSG). The relevant supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:


- How to revoke your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.


- Contact for questions, complaints, assertion of your rights

If you have any questions, complaints or wish to assert your data protection rights, you can contact us at any time via the e-mail


- Changes to the privacy policy

Changes may be made to this data protection notice, which will be announced on this page in good time.


- Legal basis for data processing

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.


When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.


Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.


In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.


If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. Legitimate interests include, in particular, ensuring the operation and security of the website, investigating the way visitors use the website and simplifying the use of the website.

- Registration


The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the person responsible by providing personal data. Which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible in the process is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be transferred to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.


By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date as well as the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only in this way can the misuse of our services be prevented and, if necessary, this data makes it possible to clarify criminal offences and copyright infringements that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for the protection of the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data is not disclosed to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to disclose it or the disclosure serves criminal or legal prosecution purposes.


The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Furthermore, the registration of the data subject (in the data protection declaration generator) serves to monitor the use of the texts issued by us and protected by copyright, as well as to check the setting of links and the naming of authors, as well as for our own documentation purposes. In addition, we use the data collected via the data protection declaration generator for customer acquisition, in particular for contacting you by telephone and sending you advertising by post and e-mail. Registered persons are free to have the personal data provided during registration completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.


The controller shall provide any data subject at any time, upon request, with information on what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, the controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. The data protection officer named in this data protection declaration and the entire staff of the controller are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.


- Google Analytics


We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online service by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.


We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymisation activated. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data from Google.


We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.


- Google Adwords and Google Conversion Tracking


This website uses the online advertising programme "Google AdWords" and, as part of this, conversion tracking. Google AdWords sets a cookie on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.


 Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked across AdWords customers' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. Users who do not wish to participate in the tracking can easily deactivate the Google conversion tracking cookie via their internet browser under user settings. These users will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.


The storage of "conversion cookies" is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offering and its advertising.


Learn more about the Google privacy policy (


- Google Analytics Remarketing


Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalised advertising messages that have been adapted to you depending on your previous usage and surfing behaviour on one end device (e.g. mobile phone) can also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).


If you have given your consent, Google will link your web and app browsing history to your Google account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalised advertising messages can be displayed on every device on which you log in with your Google account.


To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, which are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad targeting.


You can permanently object to cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google account; follow this link:


The aggregation of the collected data in your Google account is based solely on your consent, which you can give or withdraw at Google (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). In the case of data collection processes that are not merged in your Google Account (e.g. because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merging), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest results from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymised analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.


Further information and the data protection provisions can be found in Google's data protection declaration at:


- Google Web Fonts


This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.


For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This informs Google that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.


If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.


Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google's privacy policy:


- Google Maps


This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.


Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we indicate on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.


More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy:


- Google Search


We offer you the possibility to search the contents of the website via our search function. We use the service of Google for this purpose.


As a matter of principle, no data is transferred to the provider of the search service (Google) when official web pages of our company are called up in which the "Google custom search" is integrated. Data is only transferred to Google after the user has activated the search box, started a full-text search and called up the search results page. By using the search function within the search results page, user data is also transferred to Google at the same time.


Google uses cookies such as the PREF, NID or SID cookie to customise ads in Google products such as Google Search. With the help of cookies, Google records, for example, your most recent search queries, your previous interactions with an advertiser's ads or search results and your visits to an advertiser's website. In this way, you receive individually tailored advertising on Google.

By using the full-text search and thus calling up the search results page, you consent to the use of the Google search service and thus also to the transfer of data to the Google service. This includes, for example, the search terms you enter and the IP address of the computer you are using. Please note that different data protection standards apply to Google than to our company's Internet offering. We expressly point out that the processing, in particular the storage, deletion and use of possibly transmitted personal data is the responsibility of the provider of the search service and that our company, as the operator of its Internet presence, has no influence on the type and scope of the transmitted data or on their further processing.

If you are logged in to Google at the same time, the Google service is able to assign the information directly to your user profile. You should log out to avoid the collection of profile information about you.

Further information from Google on the handling of user data (privacy policy) can be found at:


- Use and application of YouTube


YouTube components are integrated on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the internet portal.


The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.


Each time you access a page of our website on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, your internet browser is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific sub-page of our website you are visiting.


If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting when a sub-page containing a YouTube video is called up. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.


YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if you are logged into YouTube at the same time as calling up our website. This takes place regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, you can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before accessing our website.


The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which can be accessed at, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.


- Facebook


Our website contains links to the external social network Facebook. This website is operated exclusively by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The links are identified on our website by the Facebook logo or the addition "Like" (no Facebook plugins are used).


When you visit our website, functions and data transfers to Facebook are not automatically activated. The Facebook plugins are only activated when you click on the links and your browser establishes a direct connection with Facebook servers. If you follow the links and are logged in to Facebook with your user account there at the same time, the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Facebook. Facebook can assign your visit to the website to your account. This information is transmitted to Facebook and stored there. To prevent this, you must log out of your Facebook account before clicking on the link.


For the purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy (


- Facebook Remarketing


On our website, we use the "Custom Audiences" remarketing function of Facebook Inc. ("Facebook"). Visitors to our website are thus presented with interest-based advertisements ("Facebook Ads") when they visit Facebook pages. The Facebook remarketing tag is implemented on our website for this purpose. This establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers when visiting the website. The fact that you have visited our website is transmitted to the Facebook server:  Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at Alternatively, you can deactivate the "Custom Audiences" remarketing feature at To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.


- Twitter


In order to display tweets from our Twitter presence, we have integrated a Twitter widget on our website. A connection to Twitter servers is established. In addition to setting a cookie on your computer, log data is transmitted to Twitter. According to Twitter, the period for deleting, de-identifying or collecting data begins after a maximum of 10 days; this can take up to a week. For more information, see Twitter's privacy policy (


- Instagram


Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Instagram, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content of this online offer within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the call-up of the above-mentioned content and functions to the users' profiles there. Instagram privacy policy:


- DocCheck

We have a profile on DocCheck, which can only be used after prior registration. The processing of your data happens in detail as follows:


A visit to our DocCheck presence allows you to learn about, share, comment on, rate and follow us on current sectio topics. We receive user data of the public profiles of all users who follow our DocCheck presence automatically displayed by DocCheck. The following data categories are displayed immediately: Photo, name and profession of the follower. The following data categories can only be viewed after clicking on the profile: Field of activity, position, existence of a professional certificate as well as last activities. We process your data on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Sectio does not further process this data or pass on personal data to third parties.


We do not receive or process any analysis results or personal data from DocCheck.


Visiting our DocCheck presence can be assigned to your network account by the operator DocCheck. The IP address of your end device is transmitted to the network used. Depending on the recipient, further processing may take place in countries with a lower level of data protection. For further information, please refer to DocCheck's privacy policy.


DocCheck's privacy policy can be found at:


- Live Chat Smartsupp


This website uses the chat plugin Smartsupp. The provider is Smartsupp, Milady Horakove 13, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic.


You can use Smartsupp to start a direct communication with staff members. The Smartsupp plugin on this website records data (browser information, page content visited and conversation) anonymously when the website is visited, and when information is exchanged between the visitor and our employee. This uses "session" cookies that are deleted after the website is visited. The cookies do not contain any personal data. The data is usually transferred to servers in the EU in encrypted form.


The storage is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and f GDPR. The visitor can use this function voluntarily to contact the operator of the offer directly. The website operator also has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offer and its advertising.


You can prevent the collection of your data by Smartsupp by not using the chat function of this website. In addition, you can install an add-in in your browser that blocks this plug-in.


Processing of data occurs when you visit the website. Smartsupp describes the handling of the data transparently in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR at


- 3Q SDN Video Hosting

We have integrated the SaaS platform 3Q SDN on our website to display video content. 3Q SDN is a platform for processing video material and all related services. The operating company of 3Q SDN is 3Q GmbH Kurfürstendamm 102 10711 Berlin.

3Q sets a cookie on your browser. This provides 3Q with insights into how extensively our video offering is used. The personal data transmitted to 3Q is usually the - IP address - timestamp - URL - user agent and data required for statistical purposes. The applicable privacy policy of 3Q can be found at


Purpose of data processing:

The platform of 3Q collects data on the use of the audiovisual content offered by the responsible parties. We use 3Q to provide you with our learning content in order to fulfil our obligation to perform our contract.


Legal basis:

We use 3Q to provide your training content via video as included in our contract offer. Consequently, the data processing takes place on the basis of the contract concluded between us, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.


Storage period:

Your data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose.

You can also prevent cookies from being set on your browser by making the appropriate settings in your browser. We would like to point out that this may lead to display problems and you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.