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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, social media plug-ins, server log files, integration of third-party media (YouTube, Twitter, etc.) 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

E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter [at]

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

  • Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google") to better tailor the information on our website to the interests of our website visitors. Website analysis services such as Google Analytics, which are operated by third-party providers, require the transfer of data about website visitors to third-party providers.
Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, i.e. in particular

  • the anonymized IP address of the user's calling system,
  • the called up web page,
  • the website from which the user has accessed the accessed website (referrer),
  • the sub-pages that are called up from the called up web page,
  • the length of stay on the website and
  • the frequency with which the website is accessed,

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. 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 to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies and JavaScript by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (blocking cookies, blocking JavaScript); however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or

Please note that the code "anonymizeIP" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

  • Cookies

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.

  • Social Bookmarks

Social bookmarks (e.g. from Twitter Facebook, Google+ and YouTube) are integrated on our website. These are Internet bookmarks (social bookmarks) with which 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 a link to the corresponding services. Only after clicking on the integrated graphic you will 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. Direct data transfer from our website to providers of social networks does not take place in these cases. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers.

  • Use of social media plugins from Youtube and Twitter

In addition to social bookmarks, social plugins from the social network Youtube and the microblogging service Twitter are also used on our websites. These services are provided by Youtube LLC and Twitter.
Youtube is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Youtube"). An overview of the plugins of Youtube and their appearance can be found here:
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here:

  • YouTube

On our website we use a service of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA for the integration of videos. The videos are stored on You can play these videos directly from our website. The videos are all in "advanced privacy mode", which means that no data about you as a YouTube user will be stored unless you play the videos. Nevertheless, YouTube will contact the Google Double Click service, although according to YouTube, in this case no data will be saved. Only when you play the videos will your IP address and the information that you have watched 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 wish to do so, you must log out of your YouTube account before playing the video. We have no influence on the collection and processing of data by YouTube. For more information about YouTube's data processing, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy. You can find them at

  • Twitter

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 directly from Twitter to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating the plugin, Twitter receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of the respective provider in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, the provider can immediately assign the visit to our website 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 providers and stored there. The information will be published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights 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:

  • 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