Update date: 6.8.2023

  1. Introduction and scope of this Privacy Policy

This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website (https://porous.care) in accordance with the current EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator and the persons responsible for data processing within the meaning of the GDPR:


Am Mühlenberg 11

14476 Potsdam Germany

Email: info@porous.care

Tel.: +49-(0)331 74899955

In this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”), we inform you about the use of personal data collected, obtained and stored about you by POROUS GmbH (“POROUS”, “we”, “our” or “us”) in the course of your use of our website. “Personal data” means any data that can be used, alone or in combination with other data, to identify an individual.

We recommend that you read this Privacy Policy thoroughly to be aware of all the data we collect, as well as all the steps we take to protect your personal data and to understand our relationship with third parties.

Data is only processed insofar as this is necessary and permissible under data protection law to enable you to visit the website or to address  your enquiries or wishes.

Data protection has a high value for us and we respect your privacy. We take your data protection very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions for the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and to comply with all provisions of data protection laws when handling your data.

However, we would also like to point out that no method of transmitting data via the internet or electronic storage can close all security gaps and provide absolute security. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible and we are not reliable for that.


  1. Types of personal data and reason for collection

 2.1. General Information

We and our service providers collect the personal information set out below in order to provide you with our website or because we are required to do so by law. If you do not provide the personal data we request, you will be able to use our website but may not be able to access or use certain services and features.

The personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to:

– your name(s)

– your email address

– your telephone number

– your address

– messages you send to us

For example, in selected areas of the website you can use a form to submit questions and basic contact information such as name, email, as well as download documents from our website. With your consent, POROUS uses such contact information to inform you about new developments, products, technical information and upcoming events. You may withdraw your consent to receive this information at any time here. We inform you about the revocation process in section 5 of this privacy policy.

If you wish, you can also join a POROUS mailing list by subscribing on the website or by contacting a POROUS staff member. To unsubscribe from a mailing list, please follow the unsubscribe instructions in the mailing list.

Our website automatically collects certain information using various software tools. We collect this information for the purposes of system administration, information security and abuse prevention, tracking user trends and analyzing the effectiveness of our website. By itself or in combination with other information, such automatically collected information may constitute personal data.

Information in the log files on our website includes internet protocol (“IP”) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), date / time stamp, referring / exit pages, pages clicked and information sent to us by your browser.


2.2 Use of cookies

We use cookies to provide you with an easy and meaningful interaction with our website. If you disable your web browser from allowing cookies, you will be able to navigate our website, but you may not be able to successfully use all the features of our website. Unless you inform us of your identity, you will remain anonymous to us when using the website. For information about the categories and types of cookies, how we use them and how you can manage them, please see our cookie policy: https://porous.care/cookie-policy-eu/. Some of our service providers may use cookies or other methods to collect information about your use of our website and use it for their own purposes by associating information about your use of our website with your personal data. The use of information by third party service providers is subject to the privacy statements of the respective third party service providers. We ask you to read those carefully.


2.3 Links to third party providers and other websites

 Our website contains links to websites and services provided by third parties or other organizations, e.g. links to other websites operated by third parties, e.g. LinkedIn, Vimeo, YouTube, in order to provide certain services.

These third party providers may collect personal data about you in the course of performing their services and/or providing features on our website. Please note that these providers have their own privacy notices. We recommend that you also carefully read the terms of use and privacy notices of other websites. We are not responsible for the content of websites, services and advertisements of third-party providers and their data protection measures and accept no liability for third-party websites or websites of other organizations.

We would like to point out that our linked LinkedIn page (for which LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible) is bound by the GDPR in the designated countries. This also applies, for example, to your rights to information, blocking or deletion of data. Information about the processing of personal data by LinkedIn and your rights vis-à-vis LinkedIn can be found at: https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

We use videos from YouTube (Google LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA), a Google company, (now: Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). You can view your rights here: https://www.youtube.com/intl/ALL_de/howyoutubeworks/user-settings/privacy/.

We also link to videos from Vimeo (Vimeo.com, Inc.; 330 West 34th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10001, USA). For example, we use Vimeo to show you our company video. You can find the relevant data protection declaration here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

We use Google Analytics to analyze traffic on our website. For more information on how Google Analytics processes personal data, please visit http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. You can deactivate Google Analytics using a browser plug-in provided by Google http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/.Further information on this can also be found in our Cookie Policy (EU) | Porous GmbH .


  1. Purposes of use of personal data

 When you submit your personal data to us through our website or we collect it on the website, it may be used in the following ways:

(i) to provide, analyze, administer and improve our website and services

(ii) to contact you in connection with certain services, notifications, events, programs or offers for which you have registered

(iii) to send you updates and promotional materials for which you have registered

(v) for recruitment and staff management purposes; and

(vi) to ensure the technical functionality and security of our website.


  1. Transfer and disclosure of data

 We will comply with applicable laws regarding the transfer of personal information and any transfer restrictions set forth in a contract between POROUS and a customer.

We do not sell, lease, rent or otherwise transfer personal information collected on our website to third parties, except as otherwise stated below or with your consent.

In order to provide this website service, we use technical service providers following the regulations for commissioned processing pursuant to GDPR.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if disclosure of such information is necessary for the following purposes:

(i) Compliance with applicable laws, regulations, legal process or governmental requests;

(ii) Enforcement of our Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations thereof;

(iii) detecting, preventing or otherwise addressing fraud or security issues; or

(iv) protecting against infringement of the rights, property or safety of POROUS, our users or the public.

We reserve the right to retain personal information for as long as it is needed to: (i) fulfil the purposes described above; and (ii) comply with applicable law.


  1. Your rights: information, correction, change and deletion

 You have the rights of access, rectification, erasure and restriction of processing in relation to your personal data.

Specifically, you have the right to know why your personal data is needed, what happens to it and how long it is kept, to access your personal data known to us and, whenever you wish, to have your personal data completed, corrected and deleted or blocked.

If you have given us your consent to process your data, you have the right to withdraw this consent and have your personal data deleted.

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data which is carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest by the website operator or a third party, insofar as there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation or if  the objection is directed against general or tailored direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

To exercise these, please contact us.

You may unsubscribe from emails from mailing lists (e.g. newsletters) from us by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email you receive from us or by replying directly to the emails and requesting to be unsubscribed. In addition, you may notify us of your desired communication preferences by emailing us at info@porous.care. After unsubscribing from mailing lists we may continue to send you responses to enquiries via the contact form as well as administrative, maintenance and operational emails.

If you wish to access, amend, delete, export or object to or restrict the processing of personal data collected through our website, you can send a request to info@porous.care or write to us at:

POROUS GmbH, Am Mühlenberg 11, 14476 Potsdam, Germany.

We will promptly review and process all requests in accordance with applicable laws. If you have a complaint about how we handle your data, we would also like to hear from you at info@porous.care or at the address above. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, the Data Protection Authority.


  1. Changes to this privacy policy

 The Privacy Policy is effective as of the date indicated at the top of this page (“Update Date”). POROUS reserves the right, at its discretion, to change and update the Privacy Policy at any time. If necessary, we will notify you of any material changes to the Privacy Policy. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site.


  1. Contact

 If you have any questions or issues about privacy, please feel free to contact us at info@porous.care or at POROUS GmbH – Am Mühlenberg 11 – 14476 Potsdam – Germany.