Data security declaration

This declaration provides you with information regarding the security of your personal data when you access this site, the website of the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN).
We take the security of your data very seriously. We wish you to know what data we record, when, and how these data are used.

Access to the web pages, ordering of information material and sending of messages

You can access our online information anonymously, i.e. without revealing your identity.

Should you order information material, you will be asked to provide your name and other personal information. We require this information in order to process your order. The decision to provide this information is yours. When you send us an e-mail or completed contact form, we use your message and your e-mail address solely for corresponding with you.

The information you provide is stored on particularly secure servers in Germany. It is accessible only to a small number of persons with special authorization who have the task of maintaining the servers.


Should you wish to subscribe to the KANMAIL newsletter offered on the website at, we require an e-mail address from you. No other data are collected. You may revoke your consent to our storing your e-mail address (in the Double Opt In procedure) and to its use for sending the newsletter at any time.

Communication of personal data to third parties

As a rule, we use your personal information only within the Commission for OH&S and Standardization (KAN). We do not pass your data on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We shall pass your data to bodies who are authorized to have access to it in cases where we are obliged to do so by statutory provisions or in response to a court order. We cannot accept any liability for abuse by third parties.

Web statistics

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software application for statistical evaluation of access by users. Piwik uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this Internet resource is stored on our own server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized as soon as the information has been processed, and before it is stored. You can prevent the cookies from being installed by selecting the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser. Do Not Track is a technology and proposed specification that is intended to enable users to decide for themselves whether their behaviour is tracked by websites, advertising networks and social networks.

Alternatively, use the following option by clicking on the check box:

Data security declaration for use of Twitter

Functions of Twitter are integrated into our web pages. By using Twitter and its "re-tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. As a result, data are transferred to Twitter. Note that in our function as providers of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred or their use by Twitter. For more information, refer to Twitter's data privacy declaration at

Your can change your data privacy settings on Twitter in your account settings at


Cookies are small text files which are used to identify regular patterns. Cookies contain no information about you; they contain only a code. Browsers are generally configured to accept cookies automatically. You can however configure your browser not to save cookies, or to inform you when cookies are sent.


Our online resources contain links to other websites. We have no influence over whether the operators of these sites observe the data security legislation. We cannot therefore accept any liability for links or pages linked to.

Right to information, deletion, locking

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge on what personal data pertaining to you are stored by us, on their origin and recipient, and on the purpose for which the data are processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected, locked or deleted.
For further information and answers to further questions concerning personal data, please contact us at any time at the following e-mail address:

KAN - Commission for Occupational Health
and Safety and Standardization
Alte Heerstraße 111
53757 Sankt Augustin

Phone: +49 2241 231-3471
Fax: +49 2241 231-3464

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