Data Protection Declaration

The Maritime Medical Service (Seeärztlicher Dienst) of the BG Verkehr takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. The following data protection statement informs you which data we collect on our websites and with our online services and how we process them.

Competent authority for the processing of data:

Berufsgenossenschaft Verkehrswirtschaft Post-Logistik Telekommunikation (BG Verkehr),
represented by CEO Sabine Kudzielka
Ottenser Hauptstr. 54
22765 Hamburg

The legal bases for data protection can be found in the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (Federal Data Protection Act, BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (German Telemedia Act, TMG).

Log data

Every time you visit our website and with every file you call up on our website, your browser transmits data to our web server which records the following information:

This information is solely used for statistical purposes and is evaluated to optimize and secure what we present online and erased subsequently to it. This data processing is based on GDPR, Art. 6 Par. 1 f.

Website analysis

To continually improve the information offered and the online services, the web analysis service Matomo is used to generate usage statistics and their analysis. The service collects anonymous data, including anonymised IP addresses, information about the internet service provider, operation systems, browser and plug-ins, device information, screen resolution and language settings, location data as well as referrer links for the BG Verkehr. It also gets recorded which pages were visited, including for how long, downloads, search words, visit duration, number of visits and visitors, contents referred to and whether our website had been visited before.

Eine Rückverfolgung einzelner Benutzerinnen und Benutzer findet nicht statt. Nach Ablauf eines Jahres werden die Daten automatisch und unwiderruflich aus Matomo gelöscht. Grundlage für die Datenverarbeitung ist Art. 6 Abs. 1 f DS-GVO.

Please note that the erasure of the deactivating cookie in your browser revokes your declared objection again.

Use of cookies

On our internet pages and online services, we use cookies which are saved as small text files on your end device (pc, smartphone, etc.). Tracking-cookies facilitate a statistical evaluation of user behaviour (see also section on website analysis). Such cookies remain stored on your end device even after closing the browser. You receive an identification number with which your browser can be recognized upon your next visit of our website. Tracking-cookies expire automatically after one year. We also use temporary cookies necessary for certain functions of our website and its services, e.g. shopping basket of the media catalogue. These cookies are erased once you close your browser.

Most browsers have the setting option to save cookies or not. Please note that the deactivation of cookies might disenable some of the functions of the website.

Legal basis for the use of cookies is GDPR, Art. 6 Par. 1f.

Storage period of your data

We only store your data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes mentioned herein and the legal storage periods provide. Afterwards, the data is routinely and in accordance with the legal provisions barred and erased.


To protect the data you have entrusted to us from manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access, the Maritime Medical Service of the BG Verkehr uses technical and organizational measures for its IT security. For the secure transmission of your data, state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS are used. Your details are stored on protected servers in Germany. Only very few authorized people, attending to technical, commercial and editorial support of the server, have access to them.

Links to other websites

Please note that external contents to which we set links have different data protection provisions to us and we do not have any influence on them.

Right of access and right to object

You have the right of access to the personal data stored by us free of charge. You also have the right to rectification, barring and – except for legally required data retention obligations – erasure of your personal data. If the data processing has been done with your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note, however, that the withdrawal is only possible for the future and does not apply retroactively for processing which has already been done.

Data Protection Officer

If you have questions about the processing of your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer directly. He or she is also at your service in cases regarding access requests, applications or complaints: