Data Protection statement

Below, in accordance with article 13 and 14 GDPR, we provide you with an informative and simple overview of what we do with your personal data when you visit our website or receive information from EATB.

  • Asking for your consent is regulated by Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR,
  • legal basis for processing your data for the performance of a contract with you or in order to take steps at a request of yours is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b GDPR,
  • legal basis for processing your data for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c GDPR,
  • legal basis for the processing of your data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR.
  • 6 Abs. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as legal basis to process your data in order to protect your vital interests or of another natural person.

If you have any questions concerning our privacy policy, do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  1. Privacy Policy at EATB

As the operator of this website EATB takes the protection of your personal data very seriously, we treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. EATB is a not-for-profit scientific association, aiming at supporting and promoting science, research and teaching in the field of tissue and cell banking and in related sciences internationally and especially in Europe.

If you provide information to EATB via website, your data will be transmitted to us in an encrypted form in order to prevent access by unauthorized third parties. If you provide information to EATB by email or paper format, EATB office will handle your data in accordance with GDPR requirements. Please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

In general, we store your data on specially protected servers. Access to personal data is only possible through EATB office who is familiar with the relevant data protection regulations.

Our website contains links to websites of third parties (“external links”). As the content of these websites is not under our control, we cannot assume any liability for such external content. In all cases, the providers of the information of the linked websites are liable for the content and accuracy of the information provided. At the point in time when the links were created, no infringements of the law were recognizable to us. As soon as an infringement of the law becomes known to us, we will immediately remove the link in question.

1.1. Responsible authority

Responsible for the data processing on this website:

EATB office:
EATB e.V., c/o WMA, Alser Straße 4, 1090 Vienna (Austria), phone: +43 1 405 13 83 – 19 or 35, Fax: +43 1 407 82 74, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Representative: EATB president: Dr. Jacinto Sanchez-Ibanez

Supervisory authority: Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

Friedrichstr. 219
10969 Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 30 2155050
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The responsible authority is the natural or legal person who alone, or together with others, decides upon the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

1.2. Right of information, withdrawal and deletion of data

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted. Many data management processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is to send an informal e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The legality of data processing already carried out remains unaffected until revocation.

1.3. Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In case of a privacy policy violation, the person concerned has the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the Data Protection Officer of the Federal State in which EATB is registered:
Federal Data Protection Officer of Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit

1.4. Right of data portability

You have the right to have your data, which we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format.

1.5. SSL- or TLS-encryption

For security reasons we use SSL or TLS encryption on this website to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests through the contact forms. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, your transmitted data cannot be read by third parties.

  1. Server-Log-Data

The hosting service of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files. Your browser transmits this data to this server as soon as you enter our website. This data is not combined with other data sources. After 7 days, the IP addresses of the callers in the log files will be anonymized with an ‚x‘.

  1. Google Analytics

This website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics of the provider Google Inc. to guarantee you as a website user the best possible access to information and a pleasant browsing experience on our website with topics about tissue donation and our network.

Google Analytics uses so-called „cookies“. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your user behaviour on our website. The information generated by the cookie about your user behaviour is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

EATB has activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will your complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of EATB, Google will use this information to evaluate your user behaviour on this website, to compile reports on your website activity and to provide other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website anymore. You can also permanently opt-out of future data processing by Google Analytics by downloading and installing the following browser add-on: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

You may refuse the tracking through Google Analytics within this website in the future by activating an opt-out cookie through the following link: Google-Analytics-Opt-Out Once you delete your cookies, you need to activate this link again.

Further information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics can be found in the data protection declaration of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.