Data privacy policy

This declaration provides you with information regarding the security of your personal data when you access Personal data are all data by means of which you can be identified personally.

We take the privacy of your data very seriously. We therefore treat them in confidence and in accordance with the statutory data privacy regulations and this data privacy declaration.

This data privacy declaration is currently valid and was last amended in June 2018. Further development of our website or changes to the legislation or other requirements imposed by the authorities may require changes to be made to this data protection declaration. We therefore recommend that you re-read the declaration occasionally.

Access to the web pages and sending of messages

You can generally read the content of our website without having to provide personal data. You are free to decide whether you enter personal data, for example where it is needed in order for you to send us a message.

Should you send us an e-mail, we use your message and your e-mail address solely in order to correspond with you. We store the contact data you provide in these cases in order to process your enquiry, and delete them once the matter has been resolved. These data are not communicated to third parties without your consent. 

Calling up our web pages automatically results in the browser on your terminal device transmitting information to the server on which this website is hosted. This information is stored temporarily in a "log file". The following information is recorded automatically without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the file accessed
  • Website from which the access occurred (referrer URL)
  • Browser used; possibly also the operating system of your computer and the name of your Internet service provider

These data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Assurance of a smooth connection to our website
  • Assurance of user-friendly use of our website
  • Evaluation of the system's security and stability
  • Further administrative purposes

The statutory basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the purposes of data recording listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the recorded data in order to draw conclusions with respect to your person.

Registration and abstract submission for the EUROSHNET conference

EUROSHNET periodically organizes conferences, for which you can register on our website or submit abstracts for the call for papers/posters. We then forward your data to the service provider responsible for organizing the event. The service provider uses these data only for this purpose, and does not communicate them to third parties.

To enable us to handle your registration or abstract submission, we record and process the following data:

Mandatory fields: salutation, first name, last name, institution, function, e-mail address, if applicable desired parallel fora/lectures, if applicable partaking of communal meals, and – depending upon the requirements specific to the event concerned – your postal address, your telephone number and your payment data.

Optional fields: title, department, faculty, text of your message, and – depending upon the requirements specific to the event concerned – your postal address, your telephone number and your payment data.

In order to register or submit your abstract, you must confirm your acceptance of our data privacy policy. Once you have registered or submitted your abstract, we record your data and use them to organize the event and to provide you with information on it. Subject to your consent, we also use some of your items of data (name, institution, e-mail address, possibly also postal address) in order to send you information (on subsequent events).  

Data security

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to provide secure transmission of confidential content. An encrypted connection is indicated by “https://” and the padlock symbol in the address line of your browser. SSL encryption prevents third parties from reading the data that you transmit to us.

The information you provide is stored on particularly secure servers in Germany. It is accessible only to a small number of persons with special authorization who have the task of maintaining the servers.

Communication of personal data to third parties

As a rule, we use your personal information only within the institutions involved in EUROSHNET:

  • Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy - Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (CIOP-PIB), Poland
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV), Germany
  • EUROGIP, France
  • Institut national de recherche et de sécurité (INRS), France
  • Instituto Nactional de Seguridad, Salud y Bienestar en el Trabajo (INSSBT), Spain
  • Kommission Arbeitsschutz und Normung (KAN), Germany
  • Finnish Institute for Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland

We do not pass your data on to third parties without your explicit consent. We shall pass your data to bodies who are authorized to have access to it in cases where we are obliged to do so by statutory provisions or in response to a court order. We cannot accept any liability for abuse by third parties.

Duration for which personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration for which personal data are stored is the relevant statutory retention period. The data concerned are routinely deleted at the end of this period, unless they continue to be required for the negotiation or completion of contracts. 

Use of Twitter

Functions of Twitter are integrated into our web pages. By using Twitter and its "re-tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. As a result, data are transferred to Twitter. Note that in our function as providers of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred or their use by Twitter. For more information, refer to Twitter's data privacy declaration at

You can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at

Google Maps

This website makes use of the Google Maps service. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Use of the functions of Google Maps requires your IP address to be stored. This information is normally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. The operator of this website has no influence upon this data transmission. More information on the treatment of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy at:


Our website uses cookies at certain points. Cookies are used to make the site more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by your browser. The majority of cookies used by us are "session cookies"; they are automatically deleted after your visit to our site. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

The majority of browsers are configured to accept cookies by default. You can however configure your browser not to save cookies, or to inform you whenever cookies are sent.


Our online resources contain links to other websites. We have no influence over whether the operators of these sites observe the data security legislation. We cannot therefore accept any liability for links or pages linked to.

Right to information, correction, deletion, objection

You have the right at any time in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR to receive information free of charge on your personal data stored by us, their origin and recipient, and the purpose for which the data are processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, deleted in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, and processing restricted in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR. In accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

You can contact us at any time with regard to these issues and further questions concerning personal data:

KAN - Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization
Alte Heerstraße 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Tel. +49 2241 231 3471

Our external data privacy officer is provided by:
InfAi Infinity GmbH
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig

You further have a right in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR to submit complaints to the responsible supervisory authority.