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EUBREAST Network – Data protection

Data Protection and Terms & Conditions

Data Protection


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Privacy policy

Responsible party pursuant to data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Kühn
Baumreute 37
D-73730 Esslingen, Germany
Phone: +49 711 3103 3051
E-mail: info@eubreast.com

Your rights as the data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our data protection officer:

If you have given us consent, you may withdraw it at any time, which will remain in effect in the future.

You can contact a supervisory authority with a complaint at any time, e.g. the supervisory authority of the state of your residence or the authority that oversees us as the responsible party.

You’ll find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with their respective addresses at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.



Type and purpose of the processing

Like many other websites, we use so-called ‘cookies’. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

With cookies, we receive certain information such as IP address, type of browser and operating system used.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transmit viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation of our site and properly display our webpages for you.

The data collected by us will not be shared with third parties under any circumstances nor will a link to personal data be created without your consent.

Of course, you can view our website without cookies. Internet browser are regularly configured to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies via your browser settings at any time. Please use your Internet browser’s help function to learn how to change these settings, and keep in mind that individual features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Retention period and cookies used

If you allow us to use cookies, via your browser settings or consent, the following cookies may be utilised on our web pages:


In the following sections, we provide you with information concerning how these cookies can (also) pertain to personal data.

In your browser settings, you can delete individual cookies or the entire set of cookies. You will also find information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or prevent them from being saved in advance. The following links provide the information you’ll need for the respective browser providers:


Registration on our website

Type and purpose of the processing

With the registration to use our personalised services, some personal data such as name, address, contact and communication information (e.g. phone number and e-mail address) are collected. If you are registered with us, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. Registered users also have the ability to change or delete the data entered during registration at any time. At any time, we will also provide you with information on the personal data about you that we have saved.

Legal basis

The data entered during registration are processed on the basis of the user’s consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR).

If the registration fulfils the obligations of a contract, whose contractual party is the data subject, or serves to implement pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 (b) GDPR.


Recipients of the data may be technical service providers, who work on the operation and maintenance of our website as the processor.

Retention period

Data are only processed in this context provided that the corresponding consent has been given. The data will be deleted thereafter, provided that no statutory retention obligations prohibit the deletion. To contact us in this regard, please use the contact information provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Mandatory or required provision

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot give you access to our content and services.


Contact form

Type and purpose of the processing

The data you enter are used for individual communication with you. A valid e-mail address and your name are required for this communication, which serves to organize your inquiry and the respective subsequent reply. Providing additional information is optional.

Legal basis

The processing of the data entered in the contact form occurs on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR).

By providing the contact form, our aim is to facilitate an uncomplicated means for you to contact us. The information you enter will be used to process the inquiry and saved for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the processing of the information provided in the contact form will occur in order to implement pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 Para. 1 (b) GDPR).


Recipients of the data may be processors.

Retention period

The data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the inquiry.

Provided that we enter into a contract together, we will use the statutory retention periods in the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch) and delete your data according to the respective stipulated deadlines.

Mandatory or required provision

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your inquiry if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for your inquiry.


Using script libraries (Google Webfonts)

Type and purpose of the processing

In order to present our content correctly and graphically appealing across all browsers, we use ‘Google Webfonts’ from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter ‘Google’) to display fonts on this website.

You’ll find the data protection guidelines of the library operator Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/


Legal basis

Your consent is the legal basis for the integration of Google Webfonts and the associated data transfer to Google (Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR).


Data protection declaration for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy



The use of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and to what end – that the operator, in this case Google, will collect data.

Retention period

We do not collect any personal data via the integration of Google Webfonts.

You’ll find additional information on Google Webfonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


Mandatory or required provision

The provision of your personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, the correct presentation of standard-fonts content is not possible without this provision.

Revocation of consent

The programming language JavaScript is regularly used to display content. Thus, you can opt out of the data processing by disabling JavaScript execution in your browser or by installing a JavaScript blocker. Please note that this may result in functional limitations on the website.


SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (such as SSL) via HTTPS.


Application and donation forms

In accordance with Article 13 of the Legislative Decree n. 196 of 30 June 2003 and Article 14 of the EU Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council related to the data protection and regarding the data that the EUBREAST Network and Associations will come to possess, we would like to provide you with the following information. EUBREAST ETS and EUBREAST e.V. are committed to collecting and processing your personal data according to the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency, to protect your privacy and your rights.


Which data will be collected and why

Your personal details, your address, your email and your telephone number as well as any data regarding your payment method for your annual membership fee or for a donation (bank and postal coordinates) as well as any other personal data which are collected for use by the Association for the below-mentioned purposes and in order to manage your relationship with the EUBREAST Network and Associations.


Your CV is required when applying to the EUBREAST Network and Associations in order to make sure that your background is in line with the requirements specified in the EUBREAST Associations' statutes and extended to the Network.


Your data will be stored in our members’ database and files and/or in the donor’s database. It may also be added to an electronic mailing list so that you can receive communications from the Associations and the EUBREAST Network (which includes the any future EURBEAST Associations), regarding the Association/Network’s upcoming events and activities.


Obligation or option to provide data

With regards to the data required, in order to fulfill our legal obligations, your failure to provide such data will make it possible to establish and/or continue the relationship with the EUBREAST ETS, EUBREAST e.V., and the EUBREAST Network, to the extent that such data is necessary for this relationship to exist.

Means of Data Collection, Processing and Storage

The data will be gathered either on paper, via Google Forms, and/or via email and they will then be maintained in a database and in files which are safely stored on digital devices or on a password-protected server. This data may also be printed on paper and safely stored within the EU.

Upon request, the location of this electronic and/or paper storage can be made known to you.

Communication and dissemination

Your personal data may not be disseminated in any way unless it corresponds to a precise legal obligation or order of authority, as described herein, or in the way(s) for which you have given your approval via email and/or the Application or Donation Forms (namely its inclusion in the EUBREAST mailing lists, membership or donation files, in the EUBREAST newsletter, or on the EUBREAST website).


Personal data, limited to name, surname, title, country, type of membership or donation, and email address, as well as your CV can be shared between EUBREAST e.V., EUBREAST ETS, any future legally-recognized EUBREAST associations and the EUBREAST Network in a secure manner. Your data will not be shared outside these Associations and Network without a specific request.


Personal data may be transferred outside the EU to third countries for the aforementioned purposes.


The following parties may be given access to your data, in their roles as data processors or persons in charge of processing: administrators, internal protocol and secretarial services, internal employees and official collaborators of EUBREAST ETS, EUBREAST e.V. and of the EUBREAST Network (including future EUBREAST Associations), as well as public bodies to whom we are obliged by law or convention to confer your data.

Conservation Period

Your data will be stored in accordance with the period imposed by the current legislation and thus for a period of at least 10 years or for the duration of your membership/association with the EUBREAST Associations and/or EUBREAST Network plus an additional 10 years. At the end of this period, unless otherwise agreed, your data will then be destroyed.

Your Rights

In accordance with the EU Regulation 2016/679, you have the following rights:
– art. 15 Right of Data Subject to have access to his/her data;
– art. 16 The right to change
– art. 17 The right to deletion;
– art. 18 The right to limit its use;
– art. 20 Right of Data Portability;
– art. 21 and art. 22: Right to object and an automated decision-making process regarding individuals (natural persons). To exercise your rights, or to obtain further clarification of such, you may contact the Association in the person of its Chairman.

Owner of data

The owner of these data is EUBREAST (EUropean Breast Cancer REsearch Association of Surgical Trialists) ETS, with headquarters in Via Manzoni 38, Milano, Italia and EUBREAST (EUropean Breast Cancer REsearch Association of Surgical Trialists) e.V. with its headquarters in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.


Revision of our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions pertaining to data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization:

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Kühn
Klinikum Esslingen
Hirschlandstr. 97
D-73730 Esslingen, Germany
Phone: +49 711 3103 3051
E-mail: info@eubreast.com


The privacy policy was created via the activeMind AG privacy policy generator (Version: #2018-09-24).


Terms & Conditions

EUBREAST ETS, Via A Manzoni 38, Milan, Italy

EUBREAST e.V., Esslingen, Germany

These two individual, legally-recognized Associations, who will be known in the Terms & Conditions as the “EUBREAST Network”.

For all intents and purposes, the EUBREAST Network also includes any individual, legally-recognized EUBREAST Associations that may be created in the future.

These Terms and Conditions ("Terms", "Terms and Conditions") govern your relationship with the website (the "Service") of the EUBREAST Network ("us", "we", or "our"). When you use the EUBREAST Network website including but not limited to sending EUBREAST a contact email, viewing our online material, applying for membership, or making a donation, (our "Services) you agree to these terms.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using these Services.

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, registered or non-registered users and others who access or use these Services.

By accessing or using these Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms, then you may not access the Service.


Privacy Policy (GDPR)


In order to access certain Services, the User must provide personal data including, but not limited to, his/her name, last name, email address, city, country, affiliation and telephone number. This data will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


This data will not be shared with third-parties outside the EUBREAST Network with the exception of the communications agency who will gather this data (but who cannot share this data with any other person or entity) or for any legal request in adherence with the prevailing laws and regulations.


Regarding the use of cookies/data collection on our website, please see our Privacy Policy.


Conduct of User


You hereby agree not to:

  1. Obtain or attempt to obtain any unauthorized access to the EUBREAST Network’s website, database, or server;
  2. Make available any material that is harmful to children or adults, threatening, abusive, defamatory, or hateful or objectionable in any way;
  3. Violate laws or regulations;
  4. Impersonate another person or entity;
  5. Make available any content for which you do not have permission/copyright;
  6. Post any content for advertise or commercial use without our permission;
  7. Make available any viruses or otherwise attempt to do anything to damage our website, server, or internet connection.


Intellectual Property/Copyright

These Services and its original content, features and functionality are and will remain the exclusive property of the EUBREAST Network. These Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of Italy, Germany and other foreign countries. In order to use any of the material found on the website or websites on which we have stored are material, or our logo(s), please write to info@eubreast.com for permission.

Links To Other Web Sites

Our Services may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by the EUBREAST Network .

EUBREAST Network has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party web sites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that EUBREAST Network shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such web sites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.


We may terminate or suspend your access immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms. Upon termination, your right to use these Services will immediately cease.

Limitation Of Liability

In no event shall EUBREAST Network, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, loss of profits, data, use, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from (i) your access to or use of or inability to access or use of these Services; (ii) any conduct or content of any third party on these Services; (iii) any content obtained from the Services; and (iv) unauthorized access, use or alteration of your transmissions or content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.


Your use of these Services is at your sole risk. These Services are provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. These Services are provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied.

EUBREAST Network its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Services will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Services are free of viruses or other harmful components; or d) the results of using the Services will meet your requirements.


Users assume all risk for any damage to their computer system or loss of data that results from obtaining any content from the website, including any damages resulting from computer viruses. 


Even though the website, the material we host on third-party websites, as well as our events include scientific and medical information, it is not designed to provide medical advice and no responsibility can be taken to whether the medical information is complete, exhaustive or accurate. Patients and the general public visiting the website or attending an event should always seek professional medical advice directly.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Germany or the law of Italy, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Services and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Services.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time.

By continuing to access or use our Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Services.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.