Data protection according to DS-GVO

rc - research & consulting GmbH, Bielefeld, was commissioned to carry out this survey. rc is a member of BVM (Berufsverband Deutscher Markt- und Sozialforscher e.V.) and adheres strictly to the guidelines of BVM, ADM (Arbeitskreis der Deutschen Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute e.V.), ADM (Arbeitskreis der Deutschen Markt- und Sozialforschungsinstitute e.V.).), ESOMAR (European Society for Opinion and Market Research), as well as - of course - the valid data protection laws in Germany (BDSG new, TDDSG) and the regulations of the EU data protection basic regulation. rc is registered with the responsible data protection supervisory authority and has internally appointed a data protection officer.

Data Protection Officer:
Stefan Wellmann
Mauerstraße 8
33602 Bielefeld
TEL: +49 521 55 777 136

Personal data provided by you in the interview will be treated confidentially and will only be made available to our client in a statistically summarised manner. Conclusions about you as a person or, in the case of company surveys, about your company are excluded. rc thus guarantees the anonymity of persons and companies participating in our surveys. All information you provide is voluntary.

Your details will be used exclusively for the above-mentioned purpose for the anonymous, summarised evaluation of market research studies. Your data will not be used for advertising purposes. At no time will we pass on contact information about you or your company to third parties.

The data collected in the survey is recorded in our data processing system and stored for evaluation. Your contact data will be stored during the evaluation period for control purposes and deleted after the evaluation.

When you visit the rc website, no personal data is collected or stored unless you explicitly enter it in contact forms for direct contact with rc. The data entered there will be used exclusively for this purpose and will not be passed on to third parties under any circumstances.

The websites used by rc work with state-of-the-art encryption technologies in order to protect the data from external access by third parties. If you participate in an rc survey, you will receive an individual survey URL from us. The answers you enter during the survey cannot be viewed or changed by any other person at any time unless you give this URL to another person.

You have the right to information, correction, restriction of processing, erasure, disclosure, data transferability and opposition of your data. In this case or if you have any further questions, please contact If you wish to revoke your consent to the processing of your questionnaire data and the use of your data, please send an informal letter to rc - research & consulting GmbH, Mauerstraße 8, 33602 Bielefeld or an e-mail with the subject "Objection" to

rc works with the survey software from Ifad GmbH. When using our survey environment the following has to be observed:

  1. Collection and storage of personal data and the form and purpose of its use when visiting our website
    When accessing our website /, information is automatically sent to the server of our website by the browser that is running on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called logfile. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until its automatic deletion:
    • IP address of the accessing computer,
    • Date and time of access,
    • Name and URL of the accessed file,
    • Website from which the access was referred (Referrer URL),
    • The browser used and if necessary the operating system your computer

The data listed above is processed by us for the following purposes:

    • To ensure the smooth establishment of a connection to our website,
    • To ensure the convenient use of our website,
    • To analyse system security and stability, as well as
    • For further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes of data collection listed above. In no case do we use the data that is collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
For visits to our website we also employ cookies. 

  1. Deletion of data and storage period
    The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or locked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply.

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other provisions of data protection law is:

rc - research & consulting GmbH
Dirk Helmold
Katrin Brüggemann-Helmold
Ingo Sander

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