Global Diabetes Survey - Privacy statement

Collection, processing, and use of personal data

Personal data is not required in order to visit the GDS website.

The only personal data that will be collected is the data that you voluntarily provide during the GDS registration process. This data will only be used in the context of GDS unless you give us consent to use it for other purposes. Updates about the survey, including information about the current state of the survey, access to the questionnaire, and release of the survey results, will be sent by email.

You can deactivate your account by email at any time. Any saved personal data will be deleted once you have deactivated your account, unless you have given express permission for your data to be used in the survey analysis or the further use of your personal data is permitted by law.

Use of cookies
Many pages on our website use cookies, which improve the visitor's experience and required for some functions. When cookies are enabled, data packets from our website are saved on your computer. The following type of cookie is used on our website: session-cookies (the cookies are specific to an individual session). The cookies contain no user-specific data and are deleted at the end of the session. By improving navigation of the website, the cookies make the site more user-friendly.

You have the choice to disable cookies in your browser. More information about the cookie settings can be found by using your browser's help tool. It is important to note that disabling cookies may limit the pages you can view in the website or may prevent you from accessing the website entirely.

Transfer of personal data
Personal data will not be given to a third party or used for advertising purposes.

Right to information
According to the national privacy law, you have both the right to be updated about your saved data as well as the right to correct, block, or delete your data.

Use of Facebook plugins
The Facebook logo and the Like button are plugins from the social network site Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA and are integrated into our site. When you visit our website, the facebook plugins register your IP-address and send it to the facebook server. If you click on the facebook Like button while you're logged in to your facebook account, you can link content from our site to your facebook profile. A message saying that you visited our site will be displayed on your Facebook profile page. We do not claim responsibility for the collection or use of this personal data on the facebook website. More information about Facebook's privacy policy can be found on facebook's website: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

If you would not like Facebook to create a message about your visit to our page, log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy statement for Twitter use
Twitter functions from Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA are integrated into our site. The "Re-Tweet" function will link the pages you have visited with your Twitter account, making your internet history available to other twitter users. In this process, process personal data will be sent to Twitter.

We do not claim responsibility for the collection or use of data on Twitter's servers. More information about Twitter's privacy policy is available on Twitter's website: http://twitter.com/privacy. You can also change the privacy settings for your account on the Twitter website: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Use of Google analytics
This site uses Google analytics, a website analysis service developed by Google Inc. Google analytics uses cookies, which are packets of data that are temporarily stored on your computer, to analyze how visitors use the website. Information collected by the cookies about the use of the website is sent to Google's servers in the USA and saved. If you view the website inside the European Union or in a member country of the European Economic Area, IP-masking on the website will hide your full IP address from Google analytics.

On rare occasions the full IP address will be sent and then shortened once it reaches Google's servers in the USA. Under Google analytic's service agreement with the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports concerning the website activities for the website operator and to produce additional services associated with the use of the internet and website. Your IP-address will not be included in the data saved by Google analytics.

You can change your browser settings to disable cookies; however, disabling cookies will limit the content you can view on the website and affect website functions. Alternatively, you can download a plugin that prevents Google from using cookies to collect data about how you use the website. You can download and install the plugin from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Contact about privacy statement
Questions about the collection, storage, and use of data, requests for a report about data or the saving and deletion of data, and questions about cancellation should be sent to the TUMAINI-Institut für Präventionsmanagement GmbH in 01217 Dresden at info@globaldiabetessurvey.com

Data security
We have taken technical and organizational precautions to protect your data from being lost, deleted, stolen, edited, or distributed. Despite regular security checks, it is still not possible to prevent hacking from all sources.

Reminder of terms of agreement
We have your documented consent to use your data in the survey. According to the media law, we must make the content of your agreement available at all times. You also are able to withdraw your consent from the survey at any time.

Global Diabetes Survey registration
I agree to let my data be saved as part of the Global Diabetes Survey.
I agree to let the Global Diabetes Survey contact me by email about the survey.