Privacy notice

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). Personal data are all data by means of which you can be identified personally.

We take the privacy of your data very seriously. We therefore treat them in confidence and in accordance with the statutory data privacy regulations and this data privacy declaration.

Further development of our website or changes to the legislation or other requirements imposed by the authorities may require changes to be made to this data protection declaration. We therefore recommend that you re-read the declaration occasionally.

Note: This declaration describes all functions and areas of in which personal data are affected. Not all of these functions/areas are available in all language versions.

Access to the web pages

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.

Calling up our web pages automatically results in the browser on your terminal device transmitting information to the server on which this website is hosted. This information is stored temporarily in a "log file". The following information is recorded automatically without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

  •     IP address of the requesting computer
  •     Date and time of access
  •     Name and URL of the file accessed
  •     Website from which the access occurred (referrer URL)
  •     Browser used; possibly also the operating system of your computer and the name of your Internet service provider

These data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  •     Assurance of a smooth connection to our website
  •     Assurance of user-friendly use of our website
  •     Evaluation of the system's security and stability
  •     Further administrative purposes

The statutory basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the purposes of data recording listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the recorded data in order to draw conclusions with respect to your person.


Our website makes use of cookies where necessary. Cookies are used to make the site more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. The majority of cookies used by us are "session cookies"; they are automatically deleted after your visit to our site. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.

The majority of browsers are configured to accept cookies by default. You can however configure your browser not to save cookies, or to inform you whenever cookies are sent.
We use the CCM19 cookie consent manager to manage user-specific settings when users access our web pages.

Data security

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to provide secure transmission of confidential content. An encrypted connection is indicated by “https://” and the padlock symbol in the address line of your browser. SSL encryption prevents third parties from reading the data that you transmit to us.

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. We have concluded a job-processing contract with our server hosting provider.


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.

Ordering of information material

Should you use the order form to request information materials, we require your name and address. This information is used solely to process your order. Your data are deleted once your order has been processed.

Should you use our order form to request the print edition of the KANBrief, we relay your data to the service provider responsible for distributing it. This service provider uses your data solely for this purpose, and does not communicate them to third parties. The disclosure of personal data required for shipping is governed by a job-processing contract.

Sending of messages

Should you send us an e-mail, we use your message and your e-mail address solely in order to correspond with you. We store the contact data you provide in these cases in order to process your enquiry, and delete them once the matter has been resolved. These data are not communicated to third parties without your consent.

Registration for KAN events

We hold events on a regular basis. Online registration is required for attendance at the event and for organizational purposes. When registering, you provide us with data required for organization of the event. These data include:

Your name, contact information, hotel reservation (if applicable), booking of meals, information on your employer and vocational activity, and your comments.

These data are all deleted once the organizational modalities of the event have been completed, unless you explicitly consented to receive further information from us on the subject to which the event relates.

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.

Duration for which personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration for which personal data are stored is the relevant statutory retention period. The data concerned are routinely deleted at the end of this period, unless they continue to be required for the negotiation or completion of contracts.


KANMail, our free newsletter appearing approximately every six weeks, contains information on occupational safety and health and standardization. Should you wish to receive the KANMail, you must provide us with an e-mail address. No other data are collected. You can unsubscribe from the KANMail from within the newsletter itself or revoke your consent at any time by sending an e-mail to Your data will be deleted no later than one week after you terminate receipt of the newsletter.

We use CleverReach, a German service provider, for distribution of the newsletter, including subscription and unsubscription:

CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG
//CRASH Building
Schafjückenweg 2
26180 Rastede

The data are stored by CleverReach in data centres located exclusively in Europe. A contract has been entered into governing the processing of data on behalf of the controller.


We produce our own podcasts and use the Podigee podcast hosting service for this purpose:

Podigee GmbH
Schlesische Strasse 20
10997 Berlin

The podcasts are loaded from or transmitted through Podigee. Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to download or play back podcasts, and also to gather statistical data such as view counts. Where these data are not required for delivery of the podcasts, they are anonymized or pseudonymized before being stored in Podigee's database. We utilize these data in accordance with our legitimate interests, i.e. our interest in safe and efficient delivery, analysis and optimization of our podcast service in accordance with Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR.

For further information and your options for objecting, please see Podigee's privacy policy at

Web statistics

In order to improve the quality of our website and its content, we evaluate the following anonymized information on access to it:

  • Visits by visit duration and day of the week
  • Websites from which the visitor's system reaches our website
  • Search terms used
  • Page views and downloads
  • Browser version, operating system and search engines

We use Matomo, an open-source software application, to perform statistical analysis of access to our website by visitors. We do not set any cookies for this purpose beyond those needed for technical reasons.

Social media

We are present on Facebook, Instagram, Xing, YouTube and LinkedIn, and link to our presence on those platforms from this website. Each social media platform's own privacy policy applies. You must anticipate that social networks will transmit your personal data to third countries and set cookies on your terminal device. These cookies are used for market research and advertising purposes. Their uses include profiling and personalization of advertising.

The addresses of the relevant social networks and their data privacy policies are as follows:

Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Xing AG, Dammtorstr. 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA

YouTube is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

By way of its Page Controller Addendum, Facebook Ireland undertakes to comply with all obligations arising under the General Data Protection Regulation, including its obligation to inform you regarding processing of your personal data, respond to your requests regarding your rights as a data subject, ensure the security of processing and inform supervisory authorities and data subjects in the event of data breaches. Should you assert your rights as a data subject vis-à-vis KAN with regard to our fan page on Facebook, we are obliged to forward your message to Facebook within seven days. We therefore recommend that you contact Facebook Ireland directly.

Our pages also include integral functions of the YouTube services.



On some pages, videos from KAN's YouTube channel are embedded with the extended data protection mode. This means that YouTube does not store any information on visitors to our website unless they watch the video. YouTube's privacy policy (YouTube is a Google service) informs you of what data are collected and for what purposes, and how you can update, manage, export or delete your data.

Right to information, correction, deletion, objection

You have the right at any time in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR to receive information free of charge on your personal data stored by us, their origin and recipient, and the purpose for which the data are processed. Under Article 20 of the GDPR, you have the right to request from us the data you have made available to us, in a standard, machine-readable format.

You also have the right to have these data corrected in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, deleted in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, and processing restricted in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR. In accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data. Your consent, where given, can be revoked for future effect at any time, without statement of reasons. An e-mail to is sufficient. Revocation of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing conducted prior to revocation.

You can contact us at any time with regard to these issues and further questions concerning personal data:

KAN - Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization
Alte Heerstraße 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Tel. +49 2241 231 - 3471

Our external data privacy officer is appointed by:
InfAi Infinity GmbH
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig

You further have a right in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR to submit complaints to the responsible supervisory authority.