Data Privacy

Data Privacy Statement – Your Data is Safe With Us

Data privacy is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. We respect your privacy and private sphere. Protection and the lawful gathering, processing, and use of your personal data are therefore central concerns to us. So that you feel safe when you visit our webpages, we strictly comply with the legal regulations for the processing of your personal data and would like to inform you here about our data gathering and our use of data.


Scope and Purpose of the Data Processing


1. Anonymous Data Gathering
You can also visit our website even if you do not provide any personal data. We merely store so-called „server logfiles“, meaning access data without personal reference such as the name of your internet provider, the internet browser you use, the page that referred you to our site, the date and time of your access or the name of the requested file. This data will be analyzed exclusively for the improvement of our offer and does not permit identifying you personally.

This anonymous data will be stored separately from any personal data that you may have provided and it therefore does not permit identifying a specific person. It will be analyzed for statistical purposes to enable us to optimize our internet appearance and our offers. The legal basis for the temporary storing of the data and „server logfiles“ is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The storage in logfiles takes place to ensure the functionality of the website. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it has been gathered. This will occur when the respective session is ended if the data has been gathered for purpose of providing the website.


2. Gathering and Processing of Personal Data
If you want to use a service of our company via our website, it cannot be ruled out that the processing of personal data will be necessary. If there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data, we will request the data subject to consent to the processing. This will be indicated at the relevant places. This may become necessary if you register on our website, request our newsletter or contact us via our contact form. The legal basis for the processing operations for which we request your consent to the purposes of processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. If the processing of personal data is required for the performance of a contract or for the initiation of a contract (e.g., for the delivery of products or performance of such services or for inquiries about our products and services), the processing will take place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
We store and use the personal data such as name, company, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for the purposes of personal communication with you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the „New BDSG [German Federal Data Protection Act].“ Please notice that generally no confidential information should be sent via the contact form.
The legal basis for the processing of data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. If contact by email has the aim of concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.


3. Cookies
Our website uses, among other, so-called „cookies“ that serve to make our internet appearance overall more user friendly, more effective, and more secure – for example, as relates to accelerating the navigation on our platform. We also allow cookies to measure, for example, the frequency of page retrievals and the general navigation. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer system. Please be informed that some of these cookies, mostly so-called „session cookies“, are transferred from our server to your computer system. „Session cookies“ are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. Other cookies will remain in your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system again on the next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Of course you can reject cookies at any time, provided your browser enables this. We point out that you might then not be able to use all of the functions of this website to the full extent under certain circumstances. When accessing our website, you will be informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and your consent will be requested for the processing of the personal data that is used in this context. A reference to our Data Privacy Statement will also be provided in this context. The legal basis for the processing of personal data by means of technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data, when your consent has been given, by means of cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.


4. Use of Plugins

•    Integration of third-party services and contents
We integrate contents of third parties – here: map material of Google Maps – in our webpages. This is done on the basis of legitimate interests (interest in analysis, optimization and efficient operation of our online offer in the definition of Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR). This always requires that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as „Third-party Providers“) detect the IP address of the users. This is because, without the IP address, Third-party Providers would not be able to transfer the contents to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required to display these contents. We work towards using only such contents of providers that respectively use the IP address merely to deliver the contents. However, we have no control over this if third parties store the IP address, e.g., for statistical purposes. We inform the users of this to the extent of our knowledge.


5. Publication of Job Postings / Online Job Applications
You can get to the job offers of Michels Kliniken by clicking on the „Career“ menu item. Your application data will be gathered and processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application process. If an employment contract is concluded after your application, your transmitted data can be stored by us in the personnel file, in observation of the applicable legal regulations, for the purpose of the regular organizational and administrative process. Data protection regulations according to Sec. 26 (1) sent. 1 no. New BDSG in conjunction with Art. 88 (1) GDPR allow the gathering of data that is required for the conclusion of an employment contract. If you voluntarily share information about yourself beyond the required information, this will be done within the scope of a consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sent. 1, lit. a) GDPR. Within the scope of the processing, your data can be transferred to persons inside of our company as well as to service providers, who are bound by a contract and obligated for confidentiality and who complete partial tasks of data processing.
If your job application is not accepted, the data transmitted by you will be deleted automatically two months from our declining notice. This does not apply if a longer storage period is required based on legal requirements (for example, evidence obligations according to the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly consented to a longer period of storage in our job candidates database.


6. Rights of Data Subjects
According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to receive free information about the data stored about you. In addition, you have the right to receive information about the processing purposes, categories of personal data that is processed, recipients or categories of recipients to whom personal data has been or will yet be disclosed (in particular, in case of recipients in third countries or international organizations), the planned storage period for the personal data where possible, a right of rectification, restriction (blocking) or deletion of this data, as well as the source of the data. You further have the right to lodge complaint with a supervisory authority. Additionally, you have the right to revoke your consent according to data protection regulations at any time. The legitimacy of the processing that has taken place up until your revocation will not be affected by the revocation of the consent.


7. Data Portability
You have the right to receive your personal data that has originated directly from you. On your explicit request, we will make this data available in a machine-readable and structured format. Proof of your identity is required for this.


8. Data Security
If our contact form is used, your personal data will be transmitted via the internet in encrypted form using TLS. We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, illicit access, manipulation or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons.


9. Use of Matomo
Data is gathered and stored on this website by means of the web analysis service software Matomo (, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand („Matomo“), based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of the user behavior for the purposes of optimization and marketing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. Based on this data, pseudonymized user profiles can be created and analyzed for the same purpose. For this, cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the internet browser of the site visitor. The cookies „_pk_id.2.4f49“ and „_pk_ses.2.4f49“ are used here. The cookies enable, among other, the recognition of the internet browser. Data gathered by means of the Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) is processed in our system. .
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymized user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor of this website and it will not be combined with personal data via the holder of the pseudonym.


10. Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data
Your personal data will be deleted and blocked in observation of storage periods based on laws and/or fiscal codes, after the purpose limitation ceases to apply, provided it is no longer needed for the performance or initiation of a contract.


11. Contact Option
We offer you the option on our website to contact us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. In that case, the information provided by you will be stored for the purpose of the processing your contact request. In the course of the sending process, your consent to the processing of the data will be requested and reference to this Data Privacy Policy will be made. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the specified email address. In that case, the user’s personal data that is transmitted in the email will be stored. The processing of the personal data received from the input mask of our contact form serves the sole purpose of processing the contact request. In the event that contact is initiated by email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. They will not be transferred to third parties. Data gathered this way will also not be cross-checked against data that may have been gathered by other components of our website. If the user has given consent, the legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of data that is transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. If contact by email has the aim of concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it has been gathered.


12. Further Information and Contacts / Person in Charge
You are welcome to contact us if you have further questions on the subject of data privacy. For questions about the gathering, processing or use of your personal data or for information, correction, restriction (blocking= or deletion of data and regarding the revocation of granted consents, please contact:


Michels Kliniken GmbH & Co. KG
Fasanenstraße 5
10623 Berlin
Phone: (030) 800 929-100
Fax: (030) 800 929-111


External Data Protection Officer According to the Federal Data Protection Act:
Stefan Kleinermann