Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of EDS was updated according to the new General Data Protection Regulation.

Responsible contact point of European Digestive Surgery according to the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the Secretarial Address (see “Contacts” on this website).


Your legal rights 

By contacting the data security officer (see “Contacts” on this website), you can execute any of your rights listed below, at any time:

  • Gather information of your recorded data and the processing of your recorded data
  • Correction of your incorrect personal data
  • Deletion of your recorded data
  • Limitation of processing of your recorded data, if deletion is not allowed due to legal regulations
  • Objection against processing you data
  • Data transfer possibilities, if you have agreed to processing of our recorded data or have a contract with European Digestive Surgery


If you have agreed in processing your data, you can cancel your agreement at any time for now and for the future. At any time, you can rise a complaint at the official controlling institution which is responsible for you.


Aim of data processing

Your personal data are only processed for aims which are stated in this privacy policy. Your data are not transferred to third parties with the exceptions:

  • You have agreed
  • Data transfer is necessary for executing you contract
  • Data transfer is necessary for meeting legal commitments
  • Data transfer is necessary for protection of legal interests and there is no reason to expect that you might have interest requiring not processing your data


Recording of general information when visiting our homepage

When accessing our homepage, general information may be gathered automatically by cookies. This information (server log files) include, among others, type of web browser you use, operating system, and domain of your internet service provider. All this information does not allow conclusion regarding your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly provide requested contents of our homepage and this information accumulates automatically when browsing through the internet. In particular, these data are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensure establishing a connection without problems
  • Ensure use of our website without problems
  • Assessment of system security and system stability
  • Further administrative purposes


Processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest of data recording according to the above mentioned points. We do not use your data to draw conclusions of your person. Recipient of you data are only the responsible address and putative data processors. Anonymous information may be analyzed statistically in order to optimize our website and its technical aspects.



Like many other websites, we use cookies. Cookies are small text files which are transferred to your computer by the website server. By this, we automatically receive distinct data like your IP address, which browser you use, which operating system you use, and your connection to the internet. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to your computer. By the information saved in the cookies, we are able to facilitate easier navigation on our website and a correct display. In no case, this recorded data is passed to third parties or connected to your personal data without your allowance. Of course, it is possible to visit our website without cookies, as well. However, web browsers do often automatically accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate cookies in the settings menu of your web browser. Please use the help menu of your web browser in order to find out how to change these settings if you wish. Please note that distinct functions of our website may not work properly if cookies are deactivated.


SSL-coding and contacting us

In order to protect your transferred data, we use the current standard of encoding (e.g., SSL) via HTTPS. If you have any questions, by contacting us, you agree in getting back in contact with you.


Google maps

This website uses google maps API in order to visualize geographical information. By using google maps, data regarding the use of the map function are gathered by google, processed, and used. Further information regarding data processing by google can be found in the data protection policy of google at There, you can change your privacy setting.


Changes of our data protection regulations

We reserve our right to adapt this privacy policy in order to have it always updated according to the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes of our data protection services. For any visit of our website, the currently stated privacy policy is valid.


Questions to the data security officer

If you have questions regarding our privacy policy, please write an email or directly contact the person responsible for privacy protection of European Digestive Surgery (contact details see “Contacts” on this website).


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