BioConsulting GmbH
Am Haupttor 1

06237 Leuna (Germany)

Authorised to represent:

Dr. Joachim Schulze

Register court: Stendal Local Court; register number: ??

Responsible according to § 55 Abs. 2 RSTtV:
Dr. Joachim Schulze

Am Haupttor 1

06237 Leuna (Germany)

design & realisation: MDKK GmbH


Liability for contents

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on our website in accordance with general legislation pursuant to Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected by this. Removal or blocking of this content will take place immediately from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. However, liability is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties over whose content we have no influence. For this reason, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of this website is always responsible for the content and accuracy of the linked pages. At the time of linking, these Internet pages were checked for possible legal violations. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. We would like to point out that a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will remove such links immediately.


The content, works and information provided on our website are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Insofar as the content on this site was not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. In particular, third-party content is marked as such. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Image sources, if not own or otherwise indicated:,

Data protection

Name and address of the company

The responsible person in the sense of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter “DSGVO”) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

BioConsulting GmbH
Dr. Joachim Schulze

Am Haupttor 1
06237 Leuna (Germany)


General data:

Data processing

Scope and permission for processing personal data

As a matter of principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only insofar as this is necessary to provide the functionality of our website as well as our contents and services. The collection and use of our users’ personal data regularly takes place only with the user’s consent.An exception applies in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations. The legal basis for processing operations of personal data with prior consent of the data subject is Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. For the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For the processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (d) DSGVO. If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if these interests outweigh the interest of the data subject, taking into account the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO is the legal basis for the processing of the data.

Data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies. In addition, data may be stored if we are required to do so by a statutory provision governing the processing of the data. In this case, the data will be blocked or deleted when the legally prescribed storage period expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Data processing through use of our website

Visiting our website

When you visit our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted: IP address of the requesting computer, date and time of access, name and URL of the accessed file, website from which the access is made (referrer URL), browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The aforementioned data is processed by us for the purposes of ensuring a smooth connection of the website, ensuring a comfortable use of our website, evaluating system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.


It is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the e-mail contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is based on your voluntarily given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after completion of your request.


You have the option of registering on our website by providing personal data. The personal data transmitted to us in this process is specified in the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data you enter will be processed exclusively for internal use for our own purposes. We may arrange for it to be passed on to one or more order processors, who will also use your personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to us.

By registering on our website, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the person concerned, the date and the time of registration are also stored. This data is stored because it is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate criminal offences that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for security purposes. As a matter of principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

Your registration under voluntary provision of personal data serves to offer you content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have it completely deleted from our database.

Upon request, we will provide any data subject at any time with information on what personal data is stored about the data subject. Furthermore, we will correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations.

Disclosure of data

Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those listed below. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO, if the transfer is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data, in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as this is legally permissible and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Use of cookies

We use cookies to operate our website in order to make it more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific, device-related information on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data on website use and to be able to analyse it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the user comfort will be limited without cookies.

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has consented to this.

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page change.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimise our offer.

These purposes are also our legitimate interest in processing the personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Third-party services

The controller has integrated content, services and performances of other providers on the website. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, videos from YouTube and graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be called up and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is mandatory. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third party providers”) therefore perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we endeavour to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to be able to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. In this case, this process serves statistical purposes, among other things. If we are aware that the IP address is stored, we inform our users of this fact.

Use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and to analyse the costs and benefits of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition “_gat.anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this add-on, the IP address of the internet connection of the data subject is shortened and anonymised by Google if access to our internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically caused by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected via the technical process with third parties.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used, as already described above, and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programmes.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such processing. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on under the link This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If the data subject’s information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person within his or her control, the browser add-on can be reinstalled or reactivated.

Further information and the applicable privacy policy of Google can be found at and at can be retrieved. Google Analytics is accessed under this link clarified.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

More information on the handling of user data with Google Analytics can be found in Google’s privacy policy:

Use and application of web fonts

External fonts, Google Fonts, are used on these Internet pages. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc (“Google”). These web fonts are integrated by means of a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. This transmits to the server which of our Internet pages you have visited. The IP address of the browser of the end device of the visitor to these Internet pages is also stored by Google. You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here:

Use and application of YouTube

We have integrated YouTube components on our website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all kinds of videos, which is why complete film and television programmes, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at can be called up. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google receive information about which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognises which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting when a sub-page containing a YouTube video is called up. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The data protection provisions published by YouTube, which can be found at provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Use and application of Google Maps

We use the “Google Maps” component of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website.

Each time the “Google Maps” component is called up, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you manually delete it beforehand.

If you do not agree to this processing of your data, you have the option of deactivating the “Google Maps” service and thus preventing the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or only to a limited extent. and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”

Use of Jetpack with STATS

We use the Jetpack component of Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States of America, on our site, using the technology of Quantcast Corp., 201 Third Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States of America. Each time you visit our site, cookies are used to collect and store web analytics data in the United States. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser to enable the recognition of the visitor’s Internet browser. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing but before it is stored. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can object to the collection and use of data by the Jetpack component with effect for the future if you set an opt-out cookie in your browser via the page h ttp:// place. If you should delete all cookies from your browser, the process must be repeated.

Use of Captivate as a podcast provider

We use Captivate as a provider for our podcasts. When you download our podcast through the website, the following privacy policy provided by Captivate applies.

If you listen to podcasts hosted on Captivate through a podcast app, for example Apple Podcasts or Pocket Casts, the following will happen:

Most apps or devices download our audio data directly from our servers. We use this data for our own analytics and to help our publishers understand how their podcasts are being used. As with almost all other podcast hosts, we learn five things about you when you listen to a podcast hosted by us through a podcast app:

Your device’s user agent (the name of the app you’re using, and often the type of device you’re connecting to).

Sometimes we learn a referral address that shows us the website or path you used to listen to the podcast.

Your IP address. This is a 12-digit number that tells us your approximate location, often down to your suburb, and the name of your internet or mobile service provider. Sometimes it is possible to determine your employer or school from the IP address. The date and time of the download.

Which file you downloaded and whether you downloaded the whole file or just part of it.

We do not receive any information from your download that identifies you personally: We do not know who you are. Your household, school or employer all use the same IP address, and this changes frequently, so you cannot identify someone’s name or address from their IP address alone. We do not combine information from our download servers with access data from our website or any other source – with two exceptions: Like any other podcast host, we a) use a geodatabase to turn your IP address into an approximate location (down to the city level), and b) we compare your IP address to a blocklist to see if you are an automatic download from a server we should ignore.

Even though this data is not personally identifiable, we do not share it with our publishers. Instead, we provide them with analytics that include total number of downloads, geographic location (such as state or country), and device categories. They cannot see your IP address or other personal details about you.

Even though it is not personal data, we do not share our raw data with third parties. While we do need the raw data for analytics, fraud detection and other purposes, we delete it as soon as possible and always within 26 months of the download.

Our publishers are free to say whatever they want in their podcasts; they are free to link to any website they want in their episode notes; and likewise they are free to include what is called a “prefix” or “prepend” service in their RSS feed, which can give them access to more features. It is up to our publishers whether they use these services: We do not control these services. We actively work with the industry to ensure best practice. We encourage all our publishers to use ‘full transparency’ mode, where we automatically include any service they use in the podcast episode notes and link directly to their privacy policies.

Regardless of the app you use to listen to the podcast, your playback data may also be collected by that app and you should check the privacy policy of the podcast app you use.

If you have any questions about this topic, we’re happy to help. You can find us at

More information:

Data protection for applications and in the application process

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends us the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part oppose deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Rights of the data subject

You have the right:

(1) to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;

(2) in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us;

(3) pursuant to Article 17 of the GDPR, to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

(4) pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;

(5) pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;

(6) in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future; and

(7) complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our registered office for this purpose.

Right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The controller shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

You have the possibility, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

Automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision:
(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller,

(2) is permitted by legislation of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or

(3) is made with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9(1) of the GDPR, unless Art. 9(2)(a) or (g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Data security

We use the widespread SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser when visiting the website. As a rule, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Up-to-dateness and modification of this privacy policy

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status Sept. 2023.

Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time via this address.