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1. Privacy Policy

GRS takes the protection of personal data very seriously and collects this data sparingly and only where it is necessary for the user-friendly provision of our information services. We want you to know when we store which data and how we use it. As a company under private law, we are subject to the provisions of the European Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both by us and by external service providers.

a.) General information

In order to better adapt our websites and apps to your needs and to ensure the security of our information technology systems, personal data such as your IP address is collected and processed in various ways - in particular through cookies, server log files into our website.

Which personal data is specifically collected (b.), to what extent personal data is passed on to third parties and what rights you have as data subjects (c.) are explained below.
For questions and information about data protection at GRS, please contact the data protection officer of GRS gGmbH.

Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH
Schwertnergasse 1
50667 Köln


He is also the contact person for the enforcement of your rights as a party concerned (see 1 c.).

b.) Information on the (automatic) collection and processing of personal data, on the purposes of data processing and to determine the legality of processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO


We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Cookies are text information files that your web browser stores on your computer when you open one of our websites. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. The data recorded includes

  • Language settings

  • Log-in information

  • Entered search terms

  • Frequency of page views

  • Use of website functions.

If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can refuse the acceptance of cookies in your browser. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions to find out how this works in detail.

Communication via contact form, e-mail or newsletter

We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us, for example when you contact us. The personal data transmitted to us in this way will of course only be used for the purpose for which you made them available to us when contacting us. This information is expressly provided on a voluntary basis and with your consent, legal basis Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If this involves information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you via this communication channel in order to respond to your request. You can of course revoke your declarations of consent at any time in the future.

Server logs (log files)

When you use our website, our servers automatically record data for backup purposes that may allow identification. These server log files contain the IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of your request and pages viewed. No personal utilization takes place. We store IP addresses for a maximum period of seven days. This data is stored for data security reasons in order to guarantee the stability and operational safety of our system. These server log files do not leave the GRS website structure. A statistic generation of the GRS web server is carried out in hourly intervals. The log files of the web server serve as a source here, but are only used in anonymous form after the one-time processing (e.g. the calls by Google links are only recorded as a continuous number in the statistics, but not a list of IP addresses). The local statistics are therefore anonymised.

c.) Rights of the data subject

If personal data are processed by you, you are affected within the meaning of the DSGVO or the BDSG and you have various rights (in particular Art. 15 DSGVO right to information, right to correction Art. 16 DSGVO, right to cancellation Art. 17 DSGVO, right to limitation of processing Art. 18 DSGVO, right of objection Art. 21 DSGVO) vis-à-vis the person responsible.

Please note: If, for the purposes for which a data controller processes personal data, the identification of the data subject by the data controller is not or no longer necessary, the data controller is not obliged under Article 11 of the DSBER to store, collect or process additional information in order to identify the data subject in order to comply solely with this Regulation. If the data controller can prove that he is not able to identify the data subject, he shall, if possible, inform the data subject. In such cases, Articles 15 to 20 shall not apply unless the data subject provides additional information to enable them to be identified in order to exercise their rights under those Articles.

Right to revoke a data protection declaration of consent
You have the right to revoke your data protection declaration of consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, work or suspect of infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the DSGVO. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 DSGVO.

2. Content of the online offer

The author reserves the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author relating to material or non-material damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded in principle, unless there is evidence of wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of the author. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to change, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire offer without separate announcement or to cease publication temporarily or permanently.

3. References and links, legal validity of the disclaimer

The author is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages - unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site fromviewing those pages. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was discernible on the linked pages. The author has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, he hereby expressly dissociates himself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was set. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author's own Internet offer as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums and mailing lists set up by the author. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages arising from the use or non-use of information presented in this way, only the provider of the page to which reference was made is liable, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.
This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

4. Copyright and trademark law

The author endeavours to observe the copyrights of the photos, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use photos, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts created by himself or to fall back on licence-free photos, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts.

All brands and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offer and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the respectively valid trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of trademarks does not imply that they are not protected by the rights of third parties!

The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's agreement.
Any reports published by GRS on its website are protected by copyright. For a use, reproduction or public reproduction of the reports or parts thereof, the prohibition of modification (Section 62 UrhG) as well as the requirement of reference (Section 63 UrhG) must be observed.

As of: 22.05.2018