Data Protection Declaration


We, Wissenschaftliche Gerätebau „F. F. Runge“ GmbH, David-Gilly-Straße 1, 14469 Potsdam, Germany, are the operator of the online service belonging to the party responsible for processing the personal data of the users of the online service. You can find our contact details in the publication information of the online service and the contact persons for questions concerning the processing of personal data are named directly in this privacy policy.

We take protecting your privacy and private information very seriously. We gather, store and use your personal data only in line with the content of this privacy policy and the applicable data protection provisions, particularly the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national data protection provisions.

With this privacy policy, we want to inform you of in which scope and for which purpose personal data is processed in connection with use of the online service.

Personal Data

Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable individual. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, your e-mail address or your address. In contrast, information that cannot be connected to your identity (e.g. statistical information, such as on the number of online service users) is not considered personal information.

As a rule, our online service can be used without disclosing your identity and without declaring personal data. Only general information about your visit to our online service will then be collected. However, personal data will be collected from you for some of the services offered. This information will then be processed by us only for the purpose of using this online service, especially for providing the desired information. When collecting personal data, it is mandatory that only the data that is imperative is given. Furthermore, more information can be possible, whereby this then concerns optional details. We indicate whether it is a mandatory field or optional details. We provide specific details on this in the corresponding section of this privacy policy.

Automated decision-making based on your personal data does not occur in connection with usage of our online service.

Processing Personal Information

We store your information on specially secured servers within the European Union. These are technical and organizational measures to protect against loss, destruction, access, alteration or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons. Only a few authorized persons are able to access your data. These individuals are responsible for the technical, commercial and editorial supervision of the server. Despite regular inspections, complete protection against all risks is not possible, however.

Your personal data will be encrypted when sent over the internet. For data transmission, we use an SSL encryption (Secure Sockets Layer).

Sharing Personal Data with Third Parties

We generally use your personal information only to carry out the services desired by you. Insofar as we use external service providers to carry out these services, their access to the data will be exclusively for the purpose of this task. Using technical and organizational measures, we ensure compliance with data protection standards and also commit our external service providers to them.

Furthermore, we do not pass on data to third parties without your express permission, especially not for promotional purposes. Your personal data is passed on only if you have consented to it or insofar as we are authorized or obligated to do so due to legal provisions and/or official or judicial instructions. In particular, this may concern giving information for the purpose of criminal prosecution, for hazard prevention or to enforce intellectual property rights.

Legal Basis for Data Processing

Insofar as we receive consent to process your personal data, Article 6 (1) letter a of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for data processing.

Insofar as your personal data is processed because it is required to fulfil a contract or as part of a contract-like relationship with you, Article 6 (1) letter b of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for data processing.

Insofar as we process your personal data to fulfil a legal obligation, Article 6 (1) letter c of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for data processing.

As a legal basis for data processing, Article 6 (1) letter f of the GDPR is taken into further consideration if the processing of your personal data is required to safeguard a justifiable interest of our company or a third party and your interests, basic rights and freedoms do not require personal data to be protected.

In line with this privacy policy, we always indicate on which legal basis we support the processing of your personal data.

Deleting Data and Storage Duration

As a rule, we then always delete or block your personal data when the purpose of the storage is eliminated. However, storage may also take place if this is designated by legal provisions to which we are subject, for example in terms of legal storage and documentation obligations. In a case such as this, we delete or block your personal data after the end of the relevant specifications.

Using Our Online Service
Information about Your Device

Each time our online service is accessed, we gather the following information about your device independently of your registration: the IP address of your device, the web browser request and the time of the request. In addition, the status and the data volume transferred will be collected as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the web browser used and the device's operating system. Furthermore, we gather from which website the online service was accessed. The IP address of your device is stored only for the time that the online service is used and is deleted afterward or anonymized by abbreviating it. The other data is stored for an unlimited amount of time.

We use this data to operate the online service, particularly to identify and remedy errors in order to determine the utilization of the online service and make adjustments or improvements. As our justifiable interest in data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) letter f of the GDPR, these purposes are also the legal basis for this processing.

Using Cookies

Cookies are used on our online service, like with many websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and store via your web browser the certain settings and data to share with our online service. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent and information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identifier.

Cookies enable us to recognize your device and make possible default settings available immediately. Cookies help us to improve the online service and be able to provide you with a better service that is even more tailored to you. In this, we also observe our justifiable interest in data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) letter f of the GDPR.

Cookies enable us to recognize your device and make possible default settings available immediately. Cookies help us to improve the online service and be able to provide you with a better service that is even more tailored to you. In this, we also observe our justifiable interest in data processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) letter f of the GDPR.

Most web browsers are set up so that you automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate cookie storage or set up your web browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent. It is also possible to delete already stored cookies manually using the web browser settings. Please note that you may be able to use only a restricted version of our online service or not at all, if you reject the storage of cookies or delete the necessary cookies.

Use of Technically Necessary Cookies

Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons to enable the use of our online service. With these cookies, we gather and store the following data:

  • Language settings
  • Search settings
  • Information to identify or authenticate the user
  • Data for smooth forwarding of audio or video content

Cookies enable us to recognize your computer and make possible default settings available. Cookies help us to improve the online service and be able to provide you with a better and more user-friendly service. Using cookies is also required to simplify the use of our online service. Some functions can be provided only by using cookies. This concerns the search function, language settings and similar. From this follows our justifiable interest for the legal basis for processing data by means of cookies in accordance with Article 6 (1) letter f of the GDPR.

Communicating with Us

There are a variety of ways to contact us, including via the contact form on our website. In addition, you can stay up-to-date regularly with our newsletter by e-mail.

Contact Form

If you wish to use the contact form on our website, we will collect the personal data that you enter in the contact form, especially your name and e-mail address. We will also store your IP address as well as the date and time of the request. We process the data sent via the contact form only for the purpose of responding to your inquiries or concerns.

You can decide for yourself what information to send us in the contact form. The legal basis for processing your data is your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) letter a of the GDPR.

After your concerns have been addressed, we will store your data temporarily in case we have any further questions. You can request that your data be deleted at any time; otherwise, it will be deleted after the matter has been addressed in full. This is without prejudice to legal retention obligations.


Registration for the Runge Newsletter is done via the double opt-in process, which requires a personal reconfirmation via e-mail approval. The newsletter can be canceled at any time.

Your Rights and Contact

We place strong emphasis on explaining the processing of personal data as transparently as possible and informing you of your rights. If you would like more detailed information or want to exercise your rights, you can contact us at any time so that we can take care of your issue.

Data Subject Rights

With regard to processing your personal data, you are entitled to extensive rights. In addition, you have a comprehensive right to information and can demand the correction and/or deletion or blocking of your personal data, if applicable. You can also demand a restriction of the processing and have the right to cancel. With regard to the personal data you transferred to us, you also have the right to data portability.

If you want to claim your rights and/or receive more information about them, please contact our customer service. Alternatively, you can also contact our data protection officer.

Revoking Consent and Objection

Provided consent can be freely withdrawn with effect for the future at any time. Revoking consent will not affect the validity of the processing carried out because of the consent until revocation. Both our customer service and our data protection officer are contact persons for this matter.

Insofar as processing your personal data is not based on permission but occurs on the basis of another legal basis, you can object to this data processing. Your objection will lead to a review and, if necessary, the end of the data processing. You will be informed of the results of the review and receive - if the data processing is to continue nevertheless - from us detailed information on why the data processing is permitted.

Data Protection Officer and Contact

Our data protection officer and their team is available for questions related to our handling of personal data or more information on issues relating to data protection:

Wissenschaftliche Gerätebau „F. F. Runge“ GmbH
Data protection officer
David-Gilly-Straße 1
14469 Potsdam
E-Mail: datenschutz(at)


If you conclude that the processing of your personal data by us is not in line with this privacy policy or the applicable data protection requirements, you can complain to our data protection officer. The data protection officer will then review the matter and inform you of the result of the review. Furthermore, you also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority.

More Information and Changes
Links to Other Websites

Our online service may contain links to other websites. These hyperlinks are generally labeled as such. We have no influence on to what extent the linked websites comply with the applicable data protection regulations. Therefore, we recommend that you inform yourself of the relevant privacy policies for other websites as well.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The version of this privacy policy will be indicated by the date information (below). We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. A change occurs particularly with technical adjustments to the online service or changes to issues concerning data protection. The current version of the privacy policy can always be accessed directly via the online service. We recommend that you regularly inform yourself of changes to this privacy policy.

Version of this privacy policy: February 2018

Version 1.0