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Privacy Statement

The security of personal data has high priority for us. We are legally obliged to implement the EU-DSGVO and the Brandenburg Data Protection Act and have taken appropriate measures to do so. Our security and data privacy measures are regularly updated.

According to EU-DSGVO Art. 4 No. 1, personal data includes all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

In the following we comply with our duty to provide information pursuant to Art. 13 and Art. 14 EU-DSGVO.

Data Controller

Responsible for DIfE website:
Sonja Schäche
Head of Press- and Public Relations
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE)
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal/Germany
e-mail: /

Data Protection Officer:
Sabine Gostomski
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE)
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal/Germany

Responsible supervisory authority:
The Regional Commissioner for Data Protection and for the Right of Access to Files
Dagmar Hartge
Stahnsdorfer Damm 77
14532 Kleinmachnow/Germany
phone: 033203/356-0
fax: 033203/356-49

Rights of the affected person

You have the right

Automatically collected data

In order to use our website, you do not have to provide us with any personal data. When you visit our website, the webserver collects technical information for the transmission of data, some of it is stored in log files. This includes information about the terminal device used, the name of the operating system, the browser used, the time of access, the so-called referrer (this is the address of the website from which you are visiting us), transferred data volumes and an anonymous IP address. In order to make the IP address anonym, the last digit of the address is coded as 0 before storage. As such it is no longer possible to unambiguously assign the user. These log files are managed by DIfE's IT department.

This data is used for the purpose of guaranteeing the functionality and security of the DIfE website and evaluated for error detection. It will not be transferred to third parties and will be deleted after 14 days.


We use session cookies to ensure the functionality of the website. These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit to our website and are deleted when you exit the browser, depending on the settings of your browser program. These cookies do not retrieve any information about you stored on your hard drive and do not interfere with your PC or files. They serve to make the internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser in a way that it informs you if cookies have been sent.

Registration for mailing lists

You have the possibility to register for our press releases in our press mailing list. Furthermore, you can register for current study participation in our study distribution list. The data you provide will be stored in the DIfE press office until it is revoked and used exclusively to send the requested information. The data will not be shared with any third parties, nor will it be reconciled with other data. You may withdraw your consent to the reception of the information at any time. Please send an e-mail or a letter to:

German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE)
Press- and Public Relations
Arthur-Scheunert-Allee 114-116
14558 Nuthetal/Germany

Your data will be deleted immediately.


If you use external links offered through our websites, this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. We have no control over other providers’ compliance with data protection and security regulations. Therefore, please inform yourself on the websites of other providers about the data protection declarations provided there.


By using this website you agree to the processing of the data collected by us as described and for the purposes set out above.


Last updated: 09. August 2019

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