Privacy Policy


At Phaon scientific GmbH we are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.  We process your personal data exclusively in accordance with this privacy policy and the relevant statutory provisions, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following privacy policy applies to the processing of your personal data when using our website. According to Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR, ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.


1. Use of our website

1.1. General information about the use of our website

When using our website, we process such personal data that your browser transmits to our server. These include the IP address, date and time of the request, Greenwich mean time (GMT) time zone difference, content of the request (the concrete page), the access status or HTTP status code, the amount of data transmitted, the browser used, the operating system and its interface as well as language and version of the browser software. The processing of your personal data processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The processing of data allows the presentation of our website and serves in particular to ensure their operational safety.


1.2. Google Analytics

On our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. As a result, Google shortens and further processses personal data (IP addresses) within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. A personal reference can thus be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you is assigned a personal reference, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

The use of Google Analytics is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests to optimize and analyze our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. On our behalf, Google will use the data obtained to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website usage and internet usage.

Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ – small text files that are stored on your device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the US and stored there.

You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of our website without restriction if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent that the information collected by the cookies (including your IP address) is sent to Google and used by Google. The following link will take you to the appropriate plug-in:

For more information about Google’s data collection and processing, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at

Google complies with European data privacy laws and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement:


1.3. Integration of Google Maps

On our website we use Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and allow you to conveniently use the map feature.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data referred to in section 1.1 of this policy will be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether you have a user account on Google and if you are logged into this user account. When you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and / or website design. Such evaluation will be carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of these user profiles and you have to contact Google to exercise this right.

For further information, in particular on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by Google, please see the privacy policy of Google. There you can also find more information about your rights and privacy settings: Google also processes your personal information in the United States and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

The legal basis for the processing of data in connection with Google Maps is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. It serves the optimization of our web presence.


1.4. Contact by e-mail or contact form

When you contact us by e-mail, the information you provide (your e-mail address and any other personal data, such as your name or telephone number) will be stored by us to answer your questions. We will delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer required, or limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements. The same applies if you use our contact form. All you need to do to contact us is to provide your title, name and e-mail address. Further information – such as your company and your country are voluntary. Data that you enter in our contact form will be encrypted (SSL) between your browser and our server.

Processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. It is exclusively for processing and answering your request.


2. Disclosure of data

We only pass on the personal data we collect to third parties if this is justified by data protection law. Concrete information on scope and recipients can be found in the above provisions. Incidentally, we only disclose your personal information to other companies and individuals whom we have assigned to perform individual tasks and services for us. The disclosure of your personal data to these companies is limited to what is necessary to carry out their work. These companies are also bound by data protection regulations, have been carefully selected and are regularly monitored by us. In addition, we only pass on your personal data to third parties, insofar as we are legally obliged to do so or by court order.


3. Data security

To protect your personal data, we take steps to protect your data from unauthorized access, loss, misuse or destruction. Please note, however, that data transmission via internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of data from access by third parties is therefore not possible.

Personal data will only be stored for the period required to achieve the purpose of the storage or as provided by law. Accordingly, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted when the storage purpose is omitted or a statutory period expires.


4. Your rights

You have the following rights towards Phaon regarding your personal data collected by us:

  • Right of access by the data subject (Article 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR) or erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR).

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data (cf. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR), you can revoke them at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), you can object to the processing at any time. In the event of such a disagreement, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the case of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out to you our compelling legitimate reasons on which we continue the processing, cf. Art. 21 para. 1 sentence 2 GDPR.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data (Art. 77 para. 1 GDPR).


5. Contact

If you wish to correct, block, delete or obtain information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you wish to revoke your consent, please contact the ‘controller’ within the meaning of Art 4 No. 7 GDPR:

Phaon scientific GmbH

Taunusstrasse 5a
65183 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 611 950190 22
Fax: +49 611 950190 29