We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent that it is technically and organizationally necessary.
Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold. The following declaration gives you an overview of how we guarantee this protection and what type of data is collected for what purpose. The responsible body is Delivery I Ltd. Institute of Reproductive Sciences.
§ 1 Limitation of liability, no contractual relationship
The contents of this website are created with utmost care. However, the provider does not assume any liability for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the content provided. Contributions marked by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. The mere use of the provider's website does not create any contractual relationship between the user and the provider. In this respect, there are no contractual or quasi-contractual claims against the provider. In the event that the use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, the aforementioned limitation of liability applies purely as a precaution. In the case that the use of the website should lead to a contractual relationship, the provider is liable for intent and gross negligence as well as in the event of a breach of an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). The provider is liable, limited to the replacement of the typical contract damage that was foreseeable at the time the contract was concluded, for damage based on a slightly negligent breach of cardinal obligations by him or one of his legal representatives or vicarious agents. In the event of a slightly negligent breach of secondary obligations that are not cardinal obligations, the provider is not liable.
§ 2 External Links
This website contains links to websites of third parties ("external links"). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. When the external links were first linked, the provider checked the third-party content for any legal violations. At that time, no legal violations were apparent. The provider has no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. The setting of external links does not mean that the provider adopts the content behind the reference or link as his own. Constant monitoring of the external links is not reasonable for the provider without concrete evidence of legal violations. With knowledge of legal violations, such external links will be deleted immediately. With judgment of 12. May 1998 - 312 O 85/98 - “Liability for links” the regional court (LG) Hamburg decided that by adding a link, one may be responsible for the content of the linked page. According to the District Court, this can only be prevented by expressly distancing oneself from this content. We hereby expressly distance ourselves from all content on all linked pages on this website and homepage. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.
§ 3 Availability of the website
The provider will endeavor to offer the service as uninterrupted as possible. Even with all due care, downtimes cannot be ruled out. The provider reserves the right to change or discontinue his offer at any time.
§ 4 Copyright and ancillary copyrights
The content published on this website is subject to German and/or Austrian copyright and ancillary copyright law. Any use not permitted by German and/or Austrian copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or the respective rights holder.
This applies in particular to the duplication, editing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized duplication or distribution of individual content or complete pages is not permitted and is a criminal offense. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted. Links to the provider's website are always welcome and do not require the consent of the website provider. The presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with permission.
§ 5 No warning without prior contact
Should the content or the design of these pages violate the rights of third parties or legal provisions, to avoid unnecessary legal disputes and costs, we ask you to contact us in advance in the event of competition, copyright, data protection or other problems. We guarantee that we will immediately eliminate information that is rightly objected to, without having to call in legal counsel. The elimination of a possible infringement of property rights by the owner of the property right may not take place without consent.
§ 6 Data processing on this website
Our server automatically collects and stores information that your browser transmits to us in log files. These are:
Browser type / version
operating system used
Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
Time of the server request. We cannot assign this data to specific persons. This data is not combined with other data sources.
§ 7 Cookies
§ 8 Forms
The information transmitted to us is only collected, processed and stored for the stated purpose. The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time, by emailing us this request. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed).
Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected. It is possible, that we transfer information from contact forms to the respective patient file (s) as part of ongoing medical treatment and for medical documentation. In this case, the statutory retention periods for medical documentation continue to apply. We protect the transmission of your personal data - e.g. in forms - with TSL encryption. All contact forms and when registering for the information evening and the baby gallery are sent to the selected clinic. When the entry is made in the guest book, it is sent to the respective clinic and service partners commissioned by us. When the eBook is downloaded, the data is transmitted to Delivery I Ltd. Institute of Reproductive Sciences and service partners commissioned by us. In order to offer you maximum security in your communication with you.
§ 9 eBook
The eBook is available to you free of charge. We process your e-mail address to develop digital advertising target group profiles (Facebook Lookalike Audiences), including on social media. When the eBook is downloaded, the data is transmitted to the
Delivery I Ltd. Institute of Reproductive Sciences and service partners commissioned by us. You will not receive any further messages.
§ 10 Online events
www.edudip.com/de/datenschutz and further information on the implementation of the GDPR can be found at: www.edudip.com/de/sicherheit. Registration for the event is non-binding. This does not automatically result in a legal transaction. In order to cancel a planned event, a link is available in the confirmation email. Your data will be deleted from the system after approx. 30 days. A temporary restriction is not possible. If you have any questions or requests for information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
§ 11 Baby Gallery
We will publish all of the data you send us in the form in the baby gallery, except for your contact details. These are only used for the clear identification of data records, for queries or for processing a revocation. When the entry is made in the baby gallery, it is sent to the respective clinic and service partners commissioned by us. Your data will be saved until you withdraw your consent.
§ 12 Guest book
We will publish all data that you send us in the form in the guest book, except for your contact details. These are only used for the clear identification of data records, for queries or for processing a revocation. The data is sent to the respective clinic and service partners commissioned by us. Your data will be saved until you withdraw your consent.
§13 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future (the opt-out only works in the browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will have to click this link again.
§ 14 Google AdWords
We use Google AdWords, an online advertising program from Google Inc. on our website. Conversion tracking is also used. With this tool, Google AdWords sets a cookie on your PC when you come to our website via a Google advertisement. The cookie is no longer valid after 30 days. It is not used for personal traceability. If you visit our website as a user and the cookie is still working, we and Google will recognize that you clicked on the corresponding ad and were forwarded to our site. A different cookie is assigned to each Google AdWords customer. This means that cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers.
Conversion statistics are created for AdWords customers with the data obtained through conversion cookies. As customers, we learn the total number of users who reacted to our ad and were then redirected to a website that was tagged with a conversion tracking tag. During this process, we do not receive any information with which we could personally identify you as a user. If you reject the tracking process, the Google conversion tracking cookie can be deactivated via your internet browser. If necessary, use the help function of the browser for further information. You can find out more about Google's data protection provisions at with which we could personally identify you as a user. If you reject the tracking process, the Google conversion tracking cookie can be deactivated via your internet browser.
If necessary, use the help function of the browser for further information. You can find out more about Google's data protection provisions at with which we could personally identify you as a user. If you reject the tracking process, the Google conversion tracking cookie can be deactivated via your internet browser. If necessary, use the help function of the browser for further information. You can find out more about Google's data protection provisions at http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ .
§ 15 YouTube
The controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, as well as music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective YouTube component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/ . As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.
YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ , provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.
§ 16 Digital patient information system
For the digital patient information system, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Only the data that is necessary for sending mailings and SMS is collected. Only data will be processed that you have given your prior consent to for this purpose. Personal and medical data from your patient file are also used for sending mailings and SMS. The email address and mobile phone number are only collected for sending mails and SMS, which are unencrypted. You can cancel your registration at any time via the unsubscribe link in every mailing.
This only affects future mailings and SMS dispatches. You always have the right to information on which personal data we have saved about you and which we process for mailings and SMS. Only your treating centre has access to your personal data. The data is stored in accordance with the statutory retention periods for medical data. If this data is not correct, we will of course correct or delete it immediately after notification. Please contact in this regard email@example.com. In the event of a complaint, you can also contact the state data protection officer responsible for you. If you have not agreed to the double opt-in after 7 days, your data will be automatically deleted. If you use our patient contact management, we reserve the right to block your data (name, email address) on the basis of Art. 6 not to receive the newsletter or, if you have unsubscribed, inform you again about this offer.
§ 17 Newsletter
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need a valid e-mail address from you. We will check whether you are the owner of the email address provided or whether the owner agrees to receive the newsletter (double opt-in). Further data is not collected. Our newsletter offer is exclusively of an informative nature and does not contain any advertising communication. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Only the data necessary for sending the newsletter is collected, and no access to other personal data is necessary. You can cancel your registration at any time using the unsubscribe link in every newsletter. Of course, a revocation only affects future newsletters. After revoking your registration for the newsletter, your data will be immediately deleted and you will no longer receive any updates. You always have the right to information about which personal data we have stored about you. If these are not correct, we will of course correct or delete them. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in this regard.
§ 18 Service Quality Surveys
The answers to the surveys on service quality are anonymous for all patients. These surveys are carried out on the basis of our obligation to maintain and further develop our quality management in accordance with SGB V § 135a (the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.). Only the data that is necessary to collect the survey information is collected. However, this also includes personal and medical data from your patient file in an anonymous form. The information is transmitted unencrypted.
§ 19 Use of Facebook Pixel
This website uses the “Facebook Pixel” analysis tool from Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”). This function is used through conversion tracking, conversion optimization, target group retargeting, dynamic ads, user-defined conversions and an extended comparison to present interest-related advertisements ("Facebook Ads") to visitors to this website when they visit the social network Facebook. A corresponding tag was implemented by Facebook on this website for this purpose. A direct connection to the Facebook servers is established via this tag when you visit the website. It is transmitted to the Facebook server that you have visited this website and Facebook will assign this information to your personal Facebook user account. https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ . Alternatively, you can deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” at www.facebook.com/settings/ . You must be logged in to Facebook for this.
At selected points on this website, we actively ask for your consent that we can use your e-mail address for the anonymous development of digital advertising target groups and for this purpose pass it on to Facebook to generate Facebook look-alike audiences. This is the case when registering for our newsletter, online events and downloading the eBook. You can find out more about how Facebook Look-alike Audiences works at https://de-de.facebook.com/business/help/164749007013531 and https://de-de.facebook.com/business/a/lookalike-audiences .
§ 20 Use of Google Maps and Google Fonts
We use Google Maps on this website. This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function. When you visit the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under Section 6 of this declaration will be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account.
There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy . Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework .
This website uses Google Web Fonts to display fonts. However, no cookies are set here. Google web fonts are a standard in modern web design. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The Google Fonts are integrated locally.
§ 21 LinkedIn Insights
On our website you will find plugins from the social network LinkedIn or the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as "LinkedIn"). You can recognize the LinkedIn plugins by the corresponding logo or the "Recommend" button. Please note that when you visit our website, the plugin establishes a connection between your respective internet browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is thus informed that our website has been visited with your IP address.
If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time, you have the option of linking content from our website to your LinkedIn profile page. In doing so, you enable LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you or your user account. You must know that we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and how it is used by LinkedIn. * For more details on the collection of data and your legal options and setting options, please contact LinkedIn. These will be yours underhttp://www.linkedin.com/statickey=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv made available. If you do not want us to collect your data with the help of LinkedIn, you can collect your data on the following page https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/68098/opting-out-of-linkedin- Deactivate s-profile-suggestions-on-the-linkedin-mobile-app? lang = en .
§ 22 Use of Google reCAPTCHA
We use Google reCAPTCHA version 2 visible on our website.
With the help of CAPTCHA, a website can distinguish machines (bots) from people.
CAPTCHAs increase the security of website forms to prevent spam attacks or the like. We use CAPTCHA because like many other companies - have already had such attacks on our website.
Classically, a CAPTCHA analyses the behavior and browser interactions of a website user in order to decide on the basis of this data whether it is a bot or a human and thus submitting the form is possible or denied. This is rather annoying for the user. reCAPTCHA v2 eliminates these unpleasant user experiences by simply clicking on the “I'm not a robot” box. The information such as IP address, local settings, mouse movements, time spent on the website, etc. are uploaded to the Google servers and analysed there, to determine if the owner of the information is a real person.
These versions of ReCaptcha use behaviour-oriented analyses (based on the user's previous browser interactions, among other things) to calculate a probability of whether the user is human. If the algorithm is of the opinion that the user is human, a mouse click on the captcha is sufficient. Otherwise a window appears with a question or other task that needs to be solved.
§ 23 Google Tag Manager
The Google Tag Manager is used. No user data is collected.
§ 24 Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every person concerned has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to request confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If an affected person wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
b) Right to information
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulations to receive free information about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information from the person responsible for the processing at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
the processing purposes
the categories of personal data that are processed
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing
the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
c) Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data - including by means of a supplementary declaration. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing. The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.
The personal data was processed unlawfully.
The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
The personal data was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored by us deleted, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately. If the personal data has been made public by us and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, we will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs. in order to inform other data processors who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other data processors delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, as far as the processing is not necessary. The employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases. as far as the processing is not necessary. The employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases. as far as the processing is not necessary. The employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the controller restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The correctness of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted. The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the person concerned needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The data subject has an objection to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned. If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned would like to request the restriction of personal data that is stored by us, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
f) Right to data portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to receive the personal data relating to them, which have been made available to a responsible party by the person concerned, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 Letter a GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of official authority that has been assigned to the person responsible. Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if this is not the case the rights and freedoms of other persons are impaired. To assert the right to data portability, the person concerned can contact an employee at any time.
g) Right to object
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to them, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter e or f GDPR takes place, to object. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If we process personal data in order to operate direct mail, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct mail. If the data subject objects to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that we use for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 (1) GDPR to insert, unless Such processing is necessary to fulfil a task that is in the public interest. To exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any employee directly. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise their right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
This is permissible and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or with the express consent of the data subject. If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible or (2) it is made with the express consent of the data subject, we will take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of to protect the person concerned, which includes at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express their own position and to contest the decision.
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the person concerned wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
§ 25 Further information
Your trust is important to us. We would therefore like to answer your questions about the processing of your personal data at any time. If you have any questions that this data protection declaration could not answer, or if you would like more detailed information on any point, please contact our data protection officer at any time . If you have complaints, you can contact the data protection supervisory authority responsible for you at any time.
§ 26 Applicable Law
The relevant law of the Federal Republic of Germany or the relevant law of the Republic of Austria.