Data protection declaration

Lipoedema Duisburg

1. Person in charge and data protection officer

This data protection declaration informs the users of this website about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the operator of the https://www.dr-welss.de website.

We take the protection of your data very seriously and always treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal requirements. Due to new technologies and the continuous development of this website, changes may be made to this privacy policy. We therefore recommend to visit our data protection declaration regularly.

Status of the data protection declaration: 01.03.23

1.1 The person in charge in terms of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO is:

Stefan Welss, MD.
Plastic Lipedema Surgery
Dr. Alfred Herrhausen Allee 21
47228, Duisburg

The person authorized to represent the company is the managing director Dr. med. Stefan Welss.
The person in charge is based in Duisburg.

1.2 Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection on our website and our range of services, or if you wish to exercise your personal rights, please contact our data protection officer:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jäschke
DATATREE AG
Märkische Street 212-218
44141 Dortmund
e-mail: dsb@datatree.eu
T +49 231 54380-798

2. Rights of persons concerned

You can exercise your data protection rights at any time and free of charge. Our data protection officer will review and respond to each request individually. You can find his contact details under point 1.2.

2.1 Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about whether we are processing data relating to you.

2.2 Right to rectification according to Art. 16 DSGVO, right to erasure according to Art. 17. DSGVO, right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 DSGVO, right to data transfer according to Art. 20 DSGVO and the right to object according to Art. 21 DSGVO.

Furthermore, you have the possibility to assert the rights to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing. You can also object to the processing of your data against us at any time.

2.3 Revocation in the event of consent according to Art. 7 (3) DSGVO

If we process your personal data on the basis of consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time for the future. However, your revocation is only valid from the time you express it and has no retroactive effect. The use of your data up to this point remains legal.

2.4 Your right to complain to the supervisory authority

If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data by Plastic Lipedema Surgery Dr. med. Stefan Welss is not legal, you have the right to lodge a complaint with any data protection supervisory authority at any time (pursuant to Art. 55 DSGVO). The competent supervisory authority is:

North Rhine-Westphalia
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia
Bettina Gayk
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40102 Düsseldorf
T +49 211 384240
E-mail: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de
For further information and current contact details, please refer to the website of www.ldi.nrw.de.

3. Processing of your data when using this website

3.1 Protocolling / Logging

In the case of mere informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise submit information, we only collect the following data in order to be able to transfer the website to your computer.

  • the IP address
  • the date and time of the request
  • the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time
  • the content of the request (the specific page)
  • the access status / HTTP status code
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the website from which the request comes
  • the browser, its interface, the language and the version of the browser software

In this case, this data is not stored in a server log file.

4. General part of the privacy policy

4.1 Cookies

Definition: Temporary and permanent cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by a web server. The next time you visit the website, it can recognize your web browser by means of the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

There are different types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which we would now like to explain:

  • There are the so-called temporary or transient cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, among others, the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests of your browser can be assigned to a common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your web browser.
  • Furthermore, there are the permanent or persistent cookies, which initially remain stored after you close the browser, but are automatically deleted after a specified duration. The duration differs depending on the cookie, but we would like to point out that you can delete the cookies at any time using the security settings of your web browser.
  • Third-party cookies are cookies that are offered by providers other than the responsible party that operates the online offer.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Name Scope Legal basis Storage period Explanation
_ga  https://www.dr-welss.de/ Art. 6 para.1 a) DSG-VO 2 years Cookie from Google to control the extended script and event handling
_gat https://www.dr-welss.de/ Art. 6 para.1 a) DSG-VO 2 years Cookie from Google to control the extended script and event handling
_gid https://www.dr-welss.de/ Art. 6 para.1 a) DSG-VO 2 years Cookie from Google to control the extended script and event handling

The use of certain cookies is necessary to ensure the functionality and security of our site (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, legitimate interest). When you visit our site for the first time, you will be informed via our consent  banner which technically necessary cookies are mandatory for the operation of the site. Via the consent banner, you can also make a selection as to which technically unnecessary cookies will be used as a result of your visit to our site.

The implementation of this selection via the consent banner used by us requires the use of a cookie that is stored on your end device for a period of one year, unless you delete it beforehand through your browser settings. Through the use of a consent banner, the following data is processed:

  • Date and time of the visit
  • Browser information
  • Consent information,
  • Device information
  • The IP address of the requesting device.

The legal basis is our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) to keep a record of the cookie selection you have made and to comply with our accountability according to Art. 5 para. 2 DSGVO.

If you consent via the consent banner that technically unnecessary cookies (usually for the implementation of tracking and remarketing tools) are set, the processing of your personal data is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO.

You can revoke your consent at any time by clicking on the „Show cookie settings“ button below to access the consent banner. Based on the banner, you can then make a new selection.

„Show cookie settings“

Furthermore, you have the option to restrict or prevent the installation of cookies via the settings of your browser. Furthermore, you can delete cookies that have already been stored at any time. The respective steps and measures, how you delete the cookies, depends on your concretely used internet browser.

4.2 Contact request / contact form

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. All information provided by you is voluntary. You must provide an e-mail address if you wish to receive a reply. The legal basis for processing the contact request and its handling is in the case of pre-contractual or already contractual relationship Art. 6 I 1 b) DS-GVO or in the case of other requests Art. 6 I f) DS-GVO.

The storage of your data is based on your consent according to Art. 6 I a) DS-GVO. We delete the data accrued in this context after the storage is no longer necessary and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations (e.g. in the case of subsequent contract processing).

Since you have given your consent, we would like to inform you that you can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future, Art. 7 III DS-GVO. If you wish to exercise this option of revocation, please contact us.

To prevent unauthorized access by third parties to your personal data, it is encrypted during data transmission using TLS technology.

5. Social media / social plug-ins / third-party content

5.1 Map services

Google Maps

On our website, we use the Google Maps service to display our location and directions. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under the laws of Ireland with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland („Google“). This service allows us to display interactive maps directly on our website and to enable you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. If you call up the integrated „Google Maps“ function, Google stores a cookie on your end device via your browser. In order for our location to be displayed and directions to be created, your user settings and user data are also processed. The following of your personal data is transmitted to Google:

  • the IP address
  • the date and time of the request
  • the time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time
  • your previously visited website
  • the access status/http status code
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the website from which the request came
  • the browser and the version of the browser software
  • the operating system, its interface and language

The use of Google Maps takes place according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO only in the case where you have given us your consent via the selection in our consent banner. You have a choice between the „one-time“ and „permanent“ activation of the Google Maps map. If you only want a one-time activation of the Google Maps map, uncheck „Always unlock Google Maps“ in advance. As long as you have not activated the Google Maps map, no data processing will take place.

You can revoke your consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7 (3) DSGVO and without giving reasons with effect for the future by clicking on the „Cookies“ button integrated in the footer of our website and thus calling up the consent banner. You can then make a new selection using the banner.

We cannot rule out the possibility that personal data may be transferred outside the legal area of the European Union, e.g. to servers located in the USA. Furthermore, we expressly point out that no equivalent level of data protection can be guaranteed for the USA.

For details about the collection and storage of your personal data and about the type, scope and purpose of its use by Google Maps, please refer to Google’s data protection statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

5.2 For web analysis we use

5.2.1 Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager on our website, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited with its registered office in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. This is an organizational tool that allows us to manage our analysis tags via an interface. In doing so, Google Tag Manager collects data on our website and forwards it to our connected analysis tools. The connected analysis tools store and evaluate this data. The Google Tag Manager itself does not set any cookies and does not store any personal data. The organization tool only collects data on how individual tags are used.

The Google Tag Manager is only used in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO if you have given us your consent to the selection in our consent banner. If you have not consented, the Google Tag Manager will not be used.

You can revoke your consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7 (3) DSGVO and without giving any reasons with effect for the future by clicking on the „Cookies“ button integrated in the footer of our website and thus calling up the consent banner. You can then make a new selection using the banner.

We cannot rule out the possibility that personal data may be transferred outside the legal area of the European Union, e.g. to servers located in the USA. Furthermore, we expressly point out that no equivalent level of data protection can be guaranteed for the USA.

For more information about the Google Tag Manager, please visit https://support.google.com/tagmanager/answer/9323295?hl=de. For details on the collection and storage of your personal data as well as the type, scope and purpose of its use through the use of the Google Tag Manager, please refer to the data protection declaration of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

6. External service providers

For the operation of this website, we use the services of a service provider specializing in web hosting and are supported in the maintenance of the pages by an advertising agency. Upon request, we will provide you with a detailed overview of the service providers we use. Data is not passed on to other service providers.