Privacy notice

This declaration provides you with information regarding the security of your personal data when you access this site, which is part of the website of the Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization (KAN).

We take the privacy of your data very seriously. We therefore treat them in confidence and in accordance with the statutory data privacy regulations and this data privacy declaration.

Further development of our website or changes to the legislation or other requirements imposed by the authorities may require changes to be made to this data protection declaration. We therefore recommend that you re-read the declaration occasionally.

Access to the web pages and sending of messages

You can generally read the content of our website without having to provide personal data. 

Should you send us an e-mail or feedback message, we use your message and your e-mail address solely in order to correspond with you. We store the contact data you provide in these cases in order to process your enquiry, and delete them once the matter has been resolved. These data are not communicated to third parties without your consent.

Calling up our web pages automatically results in the browser on your terminal device transmitting information to the server on which this website is hosted. This information is stored temporarily in a "log file". The following information is recorded automatically without any action on your part and is stored until it is automatically deleted:

  •     IP address of the requesting computer
  •     Date and time of access
  •     Name and URL of the file accessed
  •     Website from which the access occurred (referrer URL)
  •     Browser used; possibly also the operating system of your computer and the name of your Internet service provider

These data are processed by us for the following purposes:

  •     Assurance of a smooth connection to our website
  •     Assurance of user-friendly use of our website
  •     Evaluation of the system's security and stability
  •     Further administrative purposes

The statutory basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is derived from the purposes of data recording listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the recorded data in order to draw conclusions with respect to your person.

Data security

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to provide secure transmission of confidential content. An encrypted connection is indicated by “https://” and the padlock symbol in the address line of your browser. SSL encryption prevents third parties from reading the data that you transmit to us.

The information you provide is stored on particularly secure servers in Germany. It is accessible only to a small number of persons with special authorization who have the task of maintaining the servers.

Communication of personal data to third parties

As a rule, we use your personal information only within the Commission for OH&S and Standardization (KAN). We do not pass your data on to third parties without your explicit consent.

We shall pass your data to bodies who are authorized to have access to it in cases where we are obliged to do so by statutory provisions or in response to a court order. We cannot accept any liability for abuse by third parties.

Web statistics

This website uses Matomo, an open-source software application for statistical evaluation of access by users. Matomo uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this Internet resource is stored on our own server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized as soon as the information has been processed, and before it is stored. You can prevent the cookies from being installed by selecting the "Do Not Track" setting of your browser. Do Not Track is a technology and proposed specification that is intended to enable users to decide for themselves whether their behaviour is tracked by websites, advertising networks and social networks.

Alternatively, use the following option by clicking on the check box:


Our website uses cookies at certain points. Cookies are used to make the site more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser. The majority of cookies used by us are "session cookies"; they are automatically deleted after your visit to our site. Cookies cause no damage to your computer and do not contain viruses.
The majority of browsers are configured to accept cookies by default. You can however configure your browser not to save cookies, or to inform you whenever cookies are sent.


Our online resources contain links to other websites. We have no influence over whether the operators of these sites observe the data security legislation. We cannot therefore accept any liability for links or pages linked to.

Right to information, correction, deletion, objection

You have the right at any time in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR to receive information free of charge on your personal data stored by us, their origin and recipient, and the purpose for which the data are processed. You also have the right to have these data corrected in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR, deleted in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, and processing restricted in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR. In accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.

You can contact us at any time with regard to these issues and further questions concerning personal data:

KAN – Commission for Occupational Health and Safety and Standardization
Alte Heerstraße 111
53757 Sankt Augustin
Tel. +49 22 41 2 31 3471

Our external data privacy officer is appointed by:
InfAi Management GmbH
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig

You further have a right in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR to submit complaints to the responsible supervisory authority.