Privacy

We want to use our website and the newsletter we offer to provide you with comprehensive information about the range of services offered by SBK. We want you to know when we store which data and how we use this data. SBK takes the protection of personal data very seriously.

As a public body, we are subject to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and the special provisions for protecting social data under Social Security Code I, V and X (social security codes). Compliance with these provisions is regularly reviewed.

Below we provide you with information about when we store which data and what we use this data for.

Personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to find out your identity. Examples of such data include information like your name, date of birth, address, postal address and telephone number.

Your personal data is stored by us whenever you disclose this data to us yourself, for example for the purpose of registering in your personal area "My SBK", ordering brochures, subscribing to our newsletter or taking part in competitions.

Which data is collected, stored and used in the individual input masks of the website depends on the individual input masks. The details marked "optional" are voluntary.

Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent and will also not be used for any purpose other than the particular one being processed. We obtain a contractual undertaking from external service providers to comply with the provisions of social security data protection. As a result of the amendment to the German Data Protection Act, from 1 September 2009 there have been legally established provisions in place governing the processing of order data. As a contracting entity, we satisfy ourselves first of all before commencing the data processing and then on a regular basis that the technical and organisational measures for protecting your personal data that are put in place by the contractor comply with the appropriate legislation.

Whenever you enter personal data, your data is protected with 128 bit encryption for the transmission of data via the internet, which means that it cannot be read by parties that are not authorised to do so.

People below the age of 15 should not send any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

Anonymous data/cookies

In a number of areas on our website, we use session-specific cookies. They automatically become invalid after the end of your visit. A cookie is a small text file containing information that is transmitted to the visitor's browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. In your internet browser settings you can also refuse to accept cookies. Please note that a number of functions of the website may no longer work properly if you do this.

This website uses Piwik for statistical evaluation of access by visitors in order to improve the SBK website. No analysis in relation to a specific person is possible with this data. Piwik is configured to conform with data protection and uses cookies. The information about the use of the website that is generated by the cookie is stored on SBK's server in Germany. The IP address is made anonymous immediately after processing and before it is stored. You can disable the logging of data by Piwik by clicking the checkbox here:

Links to other websites

We do not accept any responsibility for content on other websites that you can access via our links. If in your opinion external sites to which there is a link breach the applicable law or contain some other form of inappropriate content, please notify us of this. We will review your information immediately and remove the external link immediately if necessary.

Newsletter

The opening of SBK's newsletters and the personal infomail and clicks on links containing more information are statistically recorded. This data is utilised exclusively in anonymised form for the purpose of optimising our newsletters to serve the interests of our visitors. No analysis in relation to a specific person is possible with this data.

Contact

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our data protection officer:

SBK
Rüdiger Holub
Heimeranstraße 31
80339 München

Tel.: 089 62 700-280
E-mail: Datenschutz[@]sbk.org

When you make contact, please provide us with your health insurance number or your address and telephone number to allow us to process your request. We will of course only use this information to process your request and will delete this information afterwards.

At this point we wish to point out to you that messages are transmitted via the internet (e.g. e-mails) in unencrypted form. It is therefore possible that information that is transmitted may be read, modified or deleted by unauthorised third parties. As a result of this, we recommend that you mainly use the forms provided on the SBK website as the data here is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Right of withdrawal

If you have voluntarily provided us with your consent to the storage and use of your personal data for a specific purpose, you can withdraw this consent with effect for the future at any time. The relevant data will then be deleted immediately.

Please send an e-mail to widerruf@sbk.org to withdraw your consent to the use of your data.

Public procedures directory

SBK is obliged to keep an overview of the procedures that it uses for the automated processing and storage of personal data. SBK likewise keeps a data overview (Section 286 (2) of Social Security Code V and Section 96 (3) of Social Security Code XI) detailing the type of social data that is stored. This overview can be viewed on request by contacting the data protection officer.

Section 81 (4) of the Tenth Book of the Social Security Code (SGB X) in conjunction with Section 4g or Section 4e of the German Data Protection Act prescribes that the data protection officer must make the following details available for anybody and in a suitable format:

Öffentliches Verfahrensverzeichnis (Public procedures directory, document available in German)

Data protection information about social media plugins

In order to provide you with the possibility of sharing content from the SBK website on a social network, you can use what is known as a social plugin that is integrated on the SBK website. These social plugins are offered as a service by the relevant social media providers.

Data transmission

When you activate such a social plugin by clicking on it, data is transmitted to the server of the respective social media provider, for example the IP address or the URL of the visited pages. Transmission of this data takes place even if you are not a registered user of the corresponding social network. However, the data that is collected can also be linked up at a later date, for example if you register with the social network at a subsequent point in time.

In this context, we would like to explicitly point out to you that SBK has no influence over which data is transmitted and what the respective social media providers do with this data. If you want to know how data protection is regulated by the respective social media providers, please consult the privacy policy of the respective provider:

Activate and deactivate social plugins

When you activate the fields of the respective social media providers by clicking on them, you declare that you agree to the use of the respective social plugin and declare that you have acknowledged the information regarding data privacy. The button is then set to green.

You can end the use of the respective social plugin at any time by clicking again on the corresponding social plugin. The corresponding button is then set to grey. Data will then no longer be transmitted to the social media providers.

Note on using the SBK website:

Incidentally, you can of course still use SBK's websites without restriction if you do not activate the social plugins.