Privacy Policy and further information about our online offer is an website of Gesellschaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS) gGmbH. Further information about us can be found in our Legal Notice.

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 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 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 are collected and processed in various ways - in particular through cookies, social media plug-ins, server log files, and the integration of third-party media (Youtube, Twitter, etc.) in our website.

What personal data is specifically collected (b.), to what extent personal data is passed on to third parties and what rights you have as a data subject (c.) are explained below.

The data protection officer of GRS gGmbH is available to answer your questions and provide information on the subject of data protection at GRS.

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


He is also the contact person for the enforcement of your rights as data subject (see 1 c.).

b.) Information on the (automatic) collection and processing of personal data, on the purposes of data processing and on the establishment of the lawfulness of the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google") to better tailor the information offered on our website to the interests of our website visitors. Website analysis services such as Google Analytics, which are operated by third parties, require the transfer of data about website visitors to third parties.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, i.e. in particular

    the anonymous IP address of the calling system of the user,
    the website accessed,
    the website from which the user accessed the called website (referrer),
    the subpages that are called from the called web page,
    the time spent on the site and
    Frequency of a call of a site,

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to 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 where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected in the future when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

Further information on the terms of use and data protection can be found at and

We would like to point out that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizeIP" in order to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

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 web pages. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. The data collected 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.

Social bookmarks

So-called social bookmarks (e.g. from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) are integrated on our website. These are Internet bookmarks (social bookmarks) with which the users of such a service can collect links and news messages. In contrast to the use of so-called social media plug-ins, these are usually only integrated on our website as links to the corresponding services. Only after clicking on the integrated graphic will you be forwarded to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider of social networks. A direct data transfer from our website to providers of social networks does not take place in these cases. Please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers for information on how to handle your personal data when using these websites.

Use of social media plug-ins from Youtube, Facebook and Twitter

In addition to social bookmarks, our websites also use so-called social plugins from the social network Youtube and the microblogging service Twitter. These services are offered by the companies Youtube LLC and Twitter.

Youtube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Youtube"). An overview of the Youtube plugins and their appearance can be found here:

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). You can find an overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance here:


On our website we use a service from YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA for the integration of videos. The videos are stored at You can play these videos directly from our website. The videos are all in "Advanced Privacy Mode", which means that no information about you as a user of YouTube will be stored unless you play the videos. However, YouTube will contact the Google Double Click service, and according to YouTube, no data will be stored in this case. Only when you play the videos will your IP address and the information that you have viewed the video be stored by YouTube. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information will also be associated with your YouTube account. If you do not want this, you must log out of your YouTube account before playing the video. We have no influence on the data collection and processing by YouTube. For more information about YouTube's data processing, please refer to YouTube's Privacy Policy. You can find this at


On our homepage we integrate the microblogging service Twitter by means of a plug-in. When you access this page, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Twitter server. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Twitter directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating the plugin, Twitter receives the information that your browser has called the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are currently not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, the provider can assign your visit to our website directly to your Twitter profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Twitter" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the provider Twitter: Data protection information of Twitter:


GRS uses the services of Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

We would like to point out that you use this Facebook page and its functions under your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating). Facebook describes in general terms in its data use guidelines what data Facebook receives through a page visit and how Facebook uses this data. You will also find information about how to contact Facebook and how to post advertisements. The Data Usage Guidelines are available at the following link: Facebook's complete Privacy Policy can be found at

When you access a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your end device is transmitted to Facebook. According to Facebook, this IP address is anonymized (for "German" IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. In addition, Facebook stores information about its users' end devices (e.g. as part of the "registration notification" function); Facebook may thus be able to assign IP addresses to individual users. If you are currently logged on to Facebook as a user, a cookie with your Facebook identification is stored on your terminal. This enables Facebook to track that you have visited this page and how you have used it. This also applies to all other Facebook pages.

Facebook buttons integrated into websites enable Facebook to record your visits to these websites and assign them to your Facebook profile. This information can be used to tailor content or advertising to you.

If you want to avoid this, you should log out of Facebook or deactivate the function "stay logged in", delete the cookies on your device and close and restart your browser. This deletes Facebook information that immediately identifies you. This allows you to use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook identifier. When you access the interactive features of the page (like, comment, share, message, etc.), a Facebook login screen appears. Once you have logged in, Facebook will recognize you again as a specific user. For information on how to manage or delete information about you, please visit the following Facebook support pages:

GRS only uses statistical information. When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects information such as your IP address and other information that is available on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as operators of Facebook pages, with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. With this information we try to continuously improve our communication offers. Facebook provides further information on this under the following link: The data collected about you in this context is processed by Facebook Ltd. and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union.

Communication via contact form, registration form, e-mail or newsletter

We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide us with it, for example when you contact us. The personal data transmitted to us in this way will, of course, be used exclusively for the purpose for which you provided it to us when contacting us or registering for an event. A communication of this information takes place expressly on a voluntary basis and with your consent, the legal basis being Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR. Insofar as this information relates to 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, withdraw your declarations of consent at any time for the future.

Server logs (log files)

When you use our website, our servers automatically record data for security 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. There is no personal utilisation. We store IP addresses for a maximum period of seven days. Storage takes place for reasons of data security in order to guarantee the stability and operational security of our system. These server log files do not leave the GRS website structure. A statistical compilation of the GRS web servers is carried out at hourly intervals. The log files of the web server serve as a source here; but they are only used in anonymised form after the one-time processing (e.g. the calls made by Google links are only recorded as a continuous number in the statistics, but a list of IP addresses is not kept). The local statistics are therefore anonymous.

c.) Rights of the data subject

If personal data is processed by you, you are the data subject in terms of the GDPR or the BDSG and you have various rights (in particular the right of information Art. 15 GDPR, the right of correction Art. 16 GDPR, the right of deletion Art. 17 GDPR, the right of limitation of processing Art. 18 GDPR, and the right to object Art. 21 GDPR) vis-à-vis the person responsible.

Please note: If the identification of the data subject by the data controller, for which purposes a data controller processes personal data, is not or no longer required, the data controller is not obliged under Art. 11 GDPR to store, collect or process additional information in order to identify the data subject in order merely to comply with this Regulation. If the data controller can demonstrate that he is unable to identify the data subject, he shall, where possible, inform the data subject accordingly. In such cases, Articles 15 to 20 shall not apply, unless the data subject provides additional information enabling his/her identification in order to exercise his/her rights under those Articles.

Right of withdrawal of consent under data protection law

You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The withdrawal of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you withdraw it.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of presumed infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint was lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

2. Content of the website

The author assumes no liability for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against the author relating to material or immaterial damage caused by the use or non-use of the information provided or by the use of incorrect or incomplete information are excluded unless there is evidence of wilful intent or gross negligence on the part of the author. All web pages 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 website without prior notice or to discontinue publication temporarily or permanently.

3. References and links, legal validity of exclusion of liability

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 from viewing those pages. The author hereby expressly declares that at the time the links were created, no illegal content was recognisable on the linked pages. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. The author therefore expressly distances himself from all contents of all linked pages that have been changed since the link was created. This statement applies to all links and references set within the author's own website as well as to third-party 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 such information, the provider of the page to which reference is made is solely liable, not the party 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 unaffected by this fact.

4. Copyright and trademark law

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

All brands and trademarks mentioned within the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere fact that a trademark is mentioned should not lead to the conclusion that it is 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.

Insofar as GRS publishes reports created by it within the scope of its website, these are protected by copyright. The prohibition to change (§ 62 UrhG) and the requirement to cite the source (§ 63 UrhG) must be observed when using, duplicating or publicly reproducing the reports or parts thereof.

As at: 26/08/2020