Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for the Interrogare GmbH in Accordance with the Specifications of the GDPR

I. Name and Address of the Controller

The controller in terms of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of Member States as well as other data protection regulations is:

Interrogare GmbH
Karl-Eilers-Str. 14-18
33602 Bielefeld
Phone: +49 521 557 810 0

II. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The controller’s Data Protection Officer is:

Lawyer Andrea Schweizer
c/o Kanzlei Prof. Schweizer Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Schneckenburgerstraße 22
81675 Munich
Phone: 089/9280850
Fax: 089/92808585

III. General Information on Data Processing

1. Scope of personal data processing

We strictly collect and use the personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our content and services. The collection and use of the personal data of our users is performed on a regular basis only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in cases in which the prior obtaining of consent is not possible for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject to process personal information, Article 6(1)(a) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as the legal basis. When processing personal data which is necessary to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is party, Article 6(1)(b) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. This shall also apply to processing operations which are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6(1)(c) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to maintain a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, and the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interest, Article 6(1)(f) GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

3. Data erasure and storage period

The personal data of the data subject shall be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases. Furthermore, storage may take place if this is provided for by the European or national legislators in rules of European Union law, legislation or other regulations to which the controller is subject. The data shall also be blocked or erased if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a requirement for further storage of the data for the conclusion of a contract or the performance of a contract.

IV. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. This involves the collection of the following data:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system reaches our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

3.Purpose of data processing

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is performed to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. The data is not analysed for marketing purposes in this context.

Our legitimate interest in processing data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR also lies in these purposes.

4. Storage period

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. This is the case upon termination of the respective session during which data was collected in order to provide the website.

If data is stored in log files, this is the case after ninety days at the latest. Any further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of users shall be erased or distorted to ensure that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

V. Use of Cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or are transferred from the Internet browser to the user’s computer system. If a user accesses a website, a cookie can be stored on the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be identified even after navigating from one page to another. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Noting of search terms

On our website, we also use cookies which allow us to analyse the surfing behaviour of users. This enables the transmission of the following data:

  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functions

The user data thus collected shall be pseudonymized by technical means. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.
When accessing our website, users are informed by an info banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and are referred to this Privacy Policy. In this context, there is also an indication of how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings (right to object).

By making the relevant setting in your browser, you can prevent the acceptance of these cookies or simply delete them.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies. This requires the browser to be recognised even after navigating from one page to another. We need cookies for the following applications:

  • Adoption of language settings
  • Noting of search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimise our offer.

4. Storage period, possibility of objection and erasure

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are transmitted from there to our website. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to make full use of all functions of the website.

VI. Web analysis via Google Analytics

1. Scope of personal data processing

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). This use includes the operating mode “Universal Analytics”. This allows data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to be assigned to a pseudonymous user ID, thus analysing a user’s activities across devices.

The following Privacy Notice is provided by

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. If IP anonymization is enabled on this website, however, Google shall shorten your IP address in advance within Member States of the European Union or in another state that is a Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. It is only in exceptional cases that the full IP address shall be transferred to a Google server in the U.S. and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics shall not be merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. Sessions and campaigns are terminated after a certain period of time has elapsed. Sessions are terminated by default after 30 minutes of inactivity and campaigns after six months. The time limit for campaigns can be two years at most. For more information about terms of use and privacy, see or

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the users’ personal data enables us to analyse the surfing behaviour of our users. We are able to compile information about the use of the individual components of our website by analysing the obtained data. This helps us to constantly improve our website and its user-friendliness. Our legitimate interest in processing data in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR also lies in these purposes. The anonymization of the IP address takes into account the interest of users in their protection of personal data.

4. Storage period

The data shall be erased automatically after 38 months.

5. Possibility of objection and erasure

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser software; we would like to point out that in this case, however, you may not be able to make full use of all functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by downloading and installing the browser-add-on.
Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. In order to prevent the collection by Universal Analytics across different devices, you must perform the opt-out on all systems which you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie is set: Disable Google Analytics

VII. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is being processed, you are the data subject in terms of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights with respect to the controller:

  • Right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure, “right to be forgotten” (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Automated individual decision-making, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

VIII. Info portal

1. Description and scope of data processing

On the Interrogare Info Portal, users have the option to request information material free of charge. When material is requested, the data entered on the request form will be transferred to us.

The following data are collected:

  • email address
  • title (optional)
  • first name (optional)
  • surname (optional)

During registration, the following data are collected:

  • IP address of the processor used for access
  • date and time of registering

When information material is requested, we save the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system you use at the time of the request, as well as the date and the time of the registration. It is necessary to collect these data in order to be able to identify (possible) misuse of this email address at a later date and is therefore required for our legal protection.

When you register, we will will seek your permission to process the data and we will refer to this data protection declaration.

Personal data collected to process the request for information material will not be passed on to any third parties. The data are used for the sole purpose of sending out the information material.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The lawfulness of the processing the data after the user has requested the information material is specified in the GDPR art. 6 (1) lit. a.

3. Purpose of data collection

Data not related to the person (e.g. type of information material) are saved in our system for analysis purposes.

The email address of the user is collected for the purpose of delivering the information material. The optional data are used to personalize the email.

The collection of other personal data during the registration process is required to prevent misuse of the services or the email used.

4. Storage period

The personal data are deleted after 12 months.

5. Possibility of objection and erasure

The permission to save personal data can be revoked at any time with future effect. The permission can be revoked by replying to the confirmation email or by informing Stefanie Sonnenschein (

If you have any questions about data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us: