Privacy Policy

Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "controller", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Prof. Dr. Christoph Palm
Galgenbergstr. 32
93053 Regensburg
christoph.palm (At) oth (Minus)


Types of data processed:

- Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
- Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we also refer to the data subjects collectively as "users").

Purpose of the processing

- Provision of the online offering, its functions and content.
- Responding to contact requests and communicating with users.
- Security measures.
- Reach measurement/marketing

Terminology used

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means. The term is broad and covers practically any handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

"Controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as responding to inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Security measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, disclosure, safeguarding of availability and separation of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, the deletion of data and the response to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development and selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties) as part of our processing, transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the transfer of data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR), you have given your consent, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Embedding of YouTube videos

We use plugins from the provider YouTube to embed videos.

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you access the website with such a plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the plugin is displayed. This tells the YouTube server which of our websites you have visited.

If you are logged in to YouTube as a member, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. When you use the plugin, e.g. by clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your YouTube user account and other user accounts of YouTube LLC and Google Inc. before using our website and deleting the corresponding cookies of the companies. Further information on data processing and notes on data protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The embedding of YouTube videos is used to make the pages more attractive. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are met. This means, for example, that the processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of the data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

You have accordingly. Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the rectification of inaccurate data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

You have the right to request to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request its transfer to other controllers.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

Right of revocation

You have the right to withdraw your consent in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future

Right to object

You can object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.

Cookies and right to object to direct advertising

The BVM Workshop website uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files that your browser automatically creates and stores on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that results in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.

We use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may mean that not all functions of our website can be used.

The legal basis for the use of cookies on our website is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Instructions (examples) for deactivating cookies:

Internet Explorer:





Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or its processing restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, data is stored in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 no. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 no. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, storage is carried out in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services that are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.


The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offering.

In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with. Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, we collect data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

BVM Newsletter

This website does not send out a newsletter. However, there is a newsletter, the BVM Newsletter, which is linked to the "Image Processing for Medicine" workshop and therefore also to this website. However, the BVM newsletters sent out are only archived here. The BVM Newsletter contains information about the "Image Processing for Medicine" workshop, subject-specific job advertisements, calls for papers and event information. In future, the BVM Newsletter will contain a note on the opt-out procedure.

The email addresses on which the BVM newsletter is sent are collected as part of the registration process for the "Image Processing for Medicine" workshop. This registration and thus also the data collection for the BVM newsletter does not take place within this website, but on third-party websites, namely servers under the responsibility of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ). Responsible for data collection, storage, deletion, data protection and sending the newsletter is

PD Dr. Klaus Maier-Hein,
German Cancer Research Center
Medical Image Processing E230
Im Neuenheimer Feld 581
69120 Heidelberg
K.Maier-Hein (At) dkfz (Minus)
The DKFZ privacy policy can be found here.
The BVM newsletter is sent via the DKFZ mail server.

Data collection on linked third-party sites

In general, no personal data is collected on this website beyond the collection of access data and log files (see above). However, the preparation and implementation of the "Image Processing for Medicine" workshop requires the collection of personal data in the context of the submission of manuscripts, registration and the final submission of manuscripts. The distributed organization of the "Image Processing for Medicine" workshop means that these individual steps take place on different servers and under different responsibilities.

Submission of a manuscript

The responsibility for manuscript submission and reviewing and thus for all data collected, stored and possibly passed on in the process lies with

Prof. Dr. Heinz Handels,
University of Lübeck
Institute for Medical Informatics
Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23562 Lübeck
handels (At) imi.uni (Minus)
The privacy policy of the University of Lübeck can be found here.
A separate privacy policy may be required for manuscript submission.

Final submission of the manuscript

The responsibility for the final submission of the manuscript for the print-ready proceedings volume and thus all data collected, stored and possibly passed on in the process lies with:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Deserno
Technische Universität Braunschweig und Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Peter L. Reichertz Institut für Medizinische Informatik
Mühlenpfordtstr. 23
38106 Braunschweig
Deserno.Thomas (At) mh (Minus)
The privacy policy of the Technische Universität Braunschweig can be found here.
For the final manuscript submission, a separate privacy policy may be required.

Use of Eventbrite

On our website, we offer you the opportunity to book participation in events. For this purpose, we use the technical solution "Eventbrite", which is operated by Eventbrite, Inc, 155 5th Street, Floor 7, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Eventbrite has a representative for the purposes of European data protection legislation. This is Eventbrite NL BV, located at Silodam 402, 1013AW, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

When you register for an event, you will be redirected to the Eventbrite website.

Eventbrite collects personal data, if you voluntarily provide such information when registering for one of our events, Eventbrite will then transmit this data to us as the organizer. To register for an event with Eventbrite, you must provide the following data to Eventbrite Inc:

  • Last name, first name
  • E-mail address
  • Payment information
  • Location
  • Ticket type
  • Event ID
  • IP address
  • Characteristics of the access device and/or browser

Eventbrite Inc. participates in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Economic Area member countries.

Here you will find information on what data Eventbrite Inc. collects, processes and uses within the framework of the EU-US Privacy Shield program and for what purposes this is done:

In addition, you can find further information regarding Eventbrite's compliance with European data protection regulations via the following link:

For more information on how Eventbrite Inc. uses personal data, please refer to Eventbrite's privacy policy:

As the organizer, we receive access from Eventbrite to the above-mentioned data of the participants of the booked event. We use the data for the purposes of preparing and following up the booked events. In addition, registered participants will receive information about the booked event and our contact options by email before and after the booked event.

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing for the performance of a contract).

Users will receive information by email after the event and will be contacted by us for the purpose of informing them about similar events in the future. This processing is justified in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. You have the option at any time to object to the use of this data for advertising purposes in the future by revoking your request via the access data on the platform via which you have booked. If you have booked events with us outside of Eventbrite, please send your revocation to In addition, we are legally obliged to store data such as invoices, contracts and other accounting-relevant information for the legally prescribed period. The processing carried out for this purpose is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lt. c) GDPR in conjunction with §147 AO and 257 HGB.

The text of the privacy policy has been adapted by the website owner.

Created with by RA Dr. Thomas Schwenke


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