Education - Research - Development

Data Protection

Collection, processing and use of personal data in the context of studies of the GES

The collection of personal data, which is carried out by GES alone or together with cooperation partners in the context of survey projects, serves exclusively for its own business purposes. The data collected is subject to the purpose, which was transmitted to the respondents with the request for the transfer of this data. If a transfer of the collected data to third parties is intended, GES undertakes to inform the respondent in advance.

The data collected in GES survey projects is based on the principle that the data with which a person can be directly identified (name, address, e-mail) is kept separate from the other survey data. As soon as the necessity of storing the address data is no longer given (usually after the last survey has been carried out), these are irretrievably deleted.

Participation in GES surveys is always voluntary. These surveys are often carried out anonymously, so that the collection of the name and address data is deliberately omitted. If the project is designed in such a way that persons are to be interviewed repeatedly, they are always referred to this fact and asked to provide the address data exclusively for use in the context of the explained purpose.

All information provided in the GES surveys will, of course, be evaluated in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with purely scientific criteria. Results are published in a way that makes it impossible to draw conclusions about individuals.

GES uses technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data provided against misuse. GES internally, only those employees have access to the data of a project that is responsible for the implementation of the project. Our security measures are continuously adapted in line with technological developments.

Upon request, we will inform you according to the applicable law, whether and what data about you are stored by us.


Collection and processing of personal data on the GES website

When visiting our website personal data will only be collected if you provide it to us in one of our online survey projects. In these cases, the information is transmitted in encrypted form in order to prevent misuse of the data by third parties.

In server log files, we automatically collect and save information that your browser transmits to us. These are browser type and browser version:

  • Date and time
  • IP-Address
  • currently retrieved document
  • HTTP Status Code

There is no merge of this data with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures. The data is stored for a limited period of time to protect the technical infrastructure and will then be deleted.

Our website does not use cookies and does not process any performance, analytics, advertising or social media cookies.



The responsible data processing unit on this website is:

Friedhelm Maiworm

GES Maiworm & Over

Amselstr. 7

D-34128 Kassel

Tel.: 0561 / 72975-0

Fax.: 0561 / 72975-25



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