The following information is provided in due compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have attempted to present the information as clearly and succinctly as possible.


Who is responsible for data processing?

VISiiO – more insights
Helena Berghoff
Gilgaustraße 36
51149 Cologne / Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)221 – 273 20 820

Who is our contact for matters relating to privacy?

We have appointed an external privacy officer:

Five consulting

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Pampuch



Please feel free to contact our privacy officer at any time if you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

What data are processed and why?

When you visit the website

Our website is hosted by Mittwald (who are contracted to process data on our behalf). Mittwald stores so-called log files when you visit our site.

These log files record your request, IP address, browser type and language, as well as the time and date of your request.

The information is used to analyse and maintain the technical operation of the server and network as well as to combat data misuse. The recorded data are automatically deleted after 7 days. The data are processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR on the basis of the company having a legitimate interest in improving t stability and functionality of the platform. These data are neither passed on to a third party, nor used for any other purpose.


The data processed by cookies, necessary for ensuring that our website functions correctly, are required to protect both our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR.

Registering for the VISiiO panel

Some of your personal data are processed when you register for our panel. Precisely which data are collected is clear from the registration form.

We use keyingress, a service provided by Ingress GmbH, Weidestrasse 122a, 22083 Hamburg, Germany for our electronic forms. Ingress GmbH is contracted to work for us as our data processor.

The legal basis for this data processing is a precontractual agreement in accordance with Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR.

By registering with us, you also sign up to receiving our informational emails which we use to inform you about upcoming studies. To ensure that no mistakes are made when entering your email address or that no-one is using your email address illegally, we use the so-called double-opt-in method. This means that once you have entered your email address in the appropriate field, we send you a confirmation link via email. Your email address is only added to our email distribution list once you have clicked on the confirmation link.

Your electronic contact data are only processed if you have given explicit prior permission in accordance with Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR. You can revoke this permission for the future at any time you wish. Please use the unsubscribe link contained in the email for this purpose.

Registration for the VISiiO community

When you register for our community, your personal data will be processed. The exact data can be found in the registration form. The legal basis for the processing is a pre-contractual measure in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

How long is data stored?

Except where otherwise stated in this declaration, personal data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was originally collected, or if its deletion does not contravene any other data storage requirements.

Who can access the data?

Unless already previously explicitly mentioned, we do not pass on any personal data to any third party. Your data are never passed on to others for advertising purposes.

However, we do sometimes work together with other service providers such as the above-mentioned data processor. In such cases it is possible that a service provider may have access to personal data.

What rights do you have?

You have the right to information about any of your personal data that we hold. Furthermore, you have a right to correct, delete or restrict the use of any of this personal data insofar as you are otherwise legally entitled to do so.

You also have the right to object to the data being processed insofar as this would not contravene any legal requirements. The same applies with regard to data portability.

In particular, in accordance with Art. 21 (1 & 2) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to your data being processed for direct marketing purposes unless there are compelling grounds that speak against this.

Finally, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for privacy if you feel the need to do so. In our case, that is the LDI:

Status: 05/10/2021