Dear patient,

the protection of your personal data is important to us. According to the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) we are obliged to inform you about the purpose for which our practice collects, stores or passes on data. You can also see from the information which rights you have with regard to data protection.


Responsible for the data processing:
ENDOC Practice for Endocrinology and Andrology
Erik-Blumenfeld-Platz 27a, 22587 Hamburg
Phone 040 401 86612

You can reach the responsible data protection officer at
Prof. Dr. Stephan Petersenn
Erik-Blumenfeld-Platz 27a, 22587 Hamburg
Phone 040 401 86612

Data processing is carried out on the basis of legal requirements in order to fulfil the treatment contract between you and your doctor and the associated obligations.
For this purpose we process your personal data, in particular your health data. This includes history, diagnoses, therapy suggestions and findings that we or other doctors collect. For these purposes, other doctors or psychotherapists with whom you are under treatment may also provide us with data (e.g. in doctor's letters).
The collection of health data is a prerequisite for your treatment. If the necessary information is not provided, careful treatment cannot take place.

We only transfer your personal data to third parties if this is legally permitted or if you have given your consent.
Recipients of your personal data may be, above all, other physicians / psychotherapists, associations of statutory health insurance physicians, health insurance companies, the medical service of the health insurance, medical associations and private medical clearinghouses.
The transmission is mainly for the purpose of billing for services rendered to you, for clarification of medical questions and questions arising from your insurance relationship. In individual cases, data may be transferred to other authorized recipients.

We only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to carry out the treatment.
Due to legal requirements, we are obliged to keep this data for at least 10 years after completion of the treatment. Other regulations may provide for longer retention periods, for example 30 years in the case of X-ray records as per Section 28, paragraph 3 of the X-ray Regulation.

You have the right to be informed about your personal data stored with us. You may also request that incorrect data be corrected.
In addition, you have the right, under certain conditions, to request the deletion of data, to limit data processing, and to request data transfer.
The processing of your data is based on legal regulations. Only in exceptional cases we require your consent. In these cases you have the right to revoke your consent for future processing.
You also have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority for data protection if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.
The address of the supervisory authority responsible for us is

Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7th OG 20459 Hamburg
Phone: 040 428 54 - 4040
Fax: 040 428 54 - 4000

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 9(2)(h) DSGVO in conjunction with Section 22(1)(1)(b) of the Federal Data Protection Act. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Your practice team


Your personal data and their protection during collection, processing and use during your visit to our homepage is an important concern for us.
Your data will be protected within the framework of the legal regulations. We strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws. Below you will find information about which data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is used:

I. Collection and processing of data
Every access to our homepage and every retrieval of a file stored on the homepage is logged on the so-called log file. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes.

The following data is recorded:

- Name of the retrieved files and date and time of the server request
- data volume transferred
- Notification of successful retrieval
- Browser type and version, web browser and requesting domain.
- Used operating system
- Logging of the IP address (host name of the accessing computer)
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page)

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons and are deleted after a statistical evaluation. This data is not merged with other data sources.
Additional personal data will only be collected if you provide this information voluntarily, for example in the context of a contact, inquiry or registration initiated by you personally.

II. Use and disclosure of personal data
1) In the event that you have provided us with personal data, we will use this data exclusively for the purpose of answering your enquiries, processing contractual relationships with you and for technical administration.
2) Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties if this serves the purpose of processing the contract with you, such as for billing purposes or if you have given your prior consent.
3. You can revoke your given consent at any time with effect for the future.
4) In the event of revocation of your consent to the storage of your personal data, these will be deleted if the storage is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the pursued purpose or if the storage of data is unlawful.

III Right to information, deletion, blocking
You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact our data protection officer at any time:
Prof. Dr. Stephan Petersenn
Erik-Blumenfeld-Platz 27a, 22587 Hamburg
Phone 040 401 86612

IV. Deletion periods
We generally store your personal data only for as long as they are needed for the specified purpose.

V. Security note
Your personal data will be stored using all technical and organisational means available to prevent access by third parties. However, since we cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, we recommend that you send confidential information by post.

VI. Contact form
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

VII. Competent supervisory authority
Competent authority of our practice is the

Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection
Ludwig-Erhard-Str 22, 7th OG 20459 Hamburg
Phone: 040 428 54 - 4040
Fax: 040 428 54 - 4000

VIII. Components of the Website:

External Links
For your optimal information, you will find links on our pages that refer to pages of third parties. As far as this is not obviously recognizable, we point out that this is an external link. We have no influence whatsoever on the content and design of these pages of other providers. The guarantees of this data protection declaration therefore naturally do not apply there.

We expressly declare that we have no influence on the design and content of the linked pages. Therefore we hereby expressly distance ourselves from all contents of all linked pages on our site and do not adopt their contents as our own. This declaration applies to all displayed links and to all contents of the pages to which the links are set on our site lead.

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
This data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A consolidation of this data with other data sources is not made. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of illegal use.

ENDOC Practice for Endocrinology and Andrology