privacy policy

As a rule, it is possible to use the HealthCare Futurists GmbH website without providing personal data. When and if personal data is asked for, information such as name, address or e-mail address is collected, this is done on a voluntary basis. The data is only used for the purpose for which it was collected. This website uses cookies which is stated in the data protection declaration.

Data protection declaration

We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data. The data collected when contacting us via various communication channels is processed and used in accordance with the data protection provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. We treat your personal data confidentially. This privacy statement provides information on how we handle data and information collected during your visit to the websites and when registering for events and in other contacts with us.

Names and addresses of the controller and data protection officer

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), other national data protection laws of the member states of the European Union and other data protection regulations is the

HealthCare Futurists GmbH
Managing Partner: Dr. med. Tobias D. Gantner

Stadtwaldgürtel 13
50935 Cologne
Phone: +49 221 9 40 60 60
Fax: +49 221 9 40 60 60

Data Protection Officer

You can reach our data protection officer, Florian Burg, in the following ways
HealthCare Futurists GmbH
Data Protection Officer Florian Burg

Stadtwaldgürtel 13
50935 Cologne

Collection of personal data for technical reasons

Each time a website is accessed, a series of general data and information is collected and stored in the log files of the web server. The following data may be collected

– browser types and versions
– the operating system used by the accessing system (desktop, smartphone)
– the website from which this website was accessed (so-called referrer)
– the date and time the website was accessed
– the Internet protocol address (IP address) from which the access was made
– the Internet pages from which the access was made
– the Internet service provider via which the access was made 
– other similar data and information

We do not draw any conclusions about individuals from this general data and information collected by the web server. The server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a user. This anonymously collected data and information is not evaluated or merged with other data. The collection of this data and its storage in log files is absolutely necessary for the use of this website. Therefore, there is no possibility for the user to object.

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. If personal data is requested information such as name, address or e-mail addresses, is collected, this is done on a voluntary basis. We will only use the data for the purposes for which it was collected.

For events with cooperation partners, the registration data will be passed on to the event association named in the registration for the respective event. The use of data by the event partners is governed by their respective data protection declarations. Data will not be passed on to third parties.


You will find several e-mail addresses on our website. We are pleased if you contact us by any of these addresses. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted to us with the sending of an e-mail is DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1f). If publications are ordered with the e-mail, the additional legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para. 1b) of the DSGVO.

All data will be used exclusively for processing your contact or for order processing. Your personal data from the e-mail contact will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to process your enquiry.

Note: Data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can always have security gaps. This means that complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.


Our website uses cookies. You were already made aware of this when you first accessed our website and by using the website you have given your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1a) DSGVO. Furthermore, the processing of personal data using cookies is carried out on the legal basis of the above-mentioned Article 6 (1) DSGVO.
This website uses web analysis service of Google Analytics. The provider of this is 

Google Inc.,
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View,
CA 94043,

Google Analytics uses HTTP-Cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of the use of our website. You can find more detailed explanations about Google Analytics under

The cookies store personal information such as the time of access, the location from which access originated and the frequency of your visits to this website. The information generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. These cookies have a unique identifier – the so-called cookie ID – by which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific computer on which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish one computer from other computers that contain other cookies. With this procedure, a specific computer can be recognised and identified via the unique cookie ID.

The Analytics code on this website is extended by the code “anonymizeIp” and thus leads to an anonymised collection of the IP address (so-called IP masking) of your internet connection by Google. If the access to this website takes place from a member state of the European Union or from another contracting state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area., according to Google Inc., the anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. For more information on the terms of use and data protection, please visit or

On our behalf, Google uses the information collected by the cookies to evaluate and compile your use of the website. We only evaluate page impressions and visitor numbers in their entirety. Neither is the usage behaviour of individual website visitors evaluated, nor is this data merged with data from other sources.

Preventing data collection through Google cookies

If you do not agree with the storage of cookies on your computer, you can delete the cookies in your browser at any time and also prevent the future storage of cookies. You can permanently object to the storage of cookies on your desktop computer as well as on your mobile devices.

Social Sharing

One of our central values is to aid in distributing ideas, experiences, insights and initiating discussions. To make it as easy as possible for you to share our content on your social networks, we have integrated social sharing buttons on our website.

Social networks are social platforms on the internet that enable their users to communicate and interact with each other. A social network can be used to exchange opinions and experiences or to provide company-related information.

A data transfer to the respective social network only takes place on our website when the corresponding share button is clicked. This fulfills the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

By clicking on the social media buttons, you agree that your data may be transferred to the USA and may also be stored there. The data protection declarations of the respective social network then apply.

Participation in events

Storage of registration data for events
When you register for one of our events, you agree to the permanent storage of your data by us. Your registration information, participation in events and topic interests will be stored to be used for future invites for additional events of interest. Through your registration and the processing of your data by us, you acquire a variety of rights that you can assert against us, these are listed under “Your rights”.

Use of registration data by the organiser community
By registering for an HealthCare Futurist event (which we organise as part of a group of organisers), the participant consents to the use of his/her registration data by the members of this group of organisers. The organisers will be named in the announcement of the event. The use of data by event partners is governed by their respective data protection declarations. Registration data may not be passed on to third parties beyond the organisers’ association.

Declaration of consent for photos
The majoirty of our events include photos and/or videos being taken. Photos or videos of the participants are also taken. These photos are used by us and the members of the respective organising community for their communication on the respective websites, press coverage and/or in other internal/external publications in order to inform others of activities and to fulfil their organisational goals. Therefore, we have a legitimate interest in the creation and use of the recordings (DSGVO, Article 6 para. 1f). By registering for an event via this website, by email, telephone, fax, by registering in person or acting consistently to do so (participating in a public event without explicit registration), participants explicitly agree that they may be photographed in the course of the event and that these images may be used and published for the purposes described.

Unfortunately, participation in our events is not possible without this declaration of consent.

Your rights

If we process personal data relating to you, you have the following rights as a “data subject” under the GDPR.

Right to information
You can ask us to confirm whether we are processing personal data relating to you.
If such processing is taking place, you can request information from us in accordance with the GDPR about a variety of facts such as
(1) the purposes for which your personal data are processed; (2) the categories of personal data processed; (3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed; and (4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if such specific information is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period; (5) the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to restriction of processing by our company or a right to object to such processing;
(6) the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; (7) any available information about the origin of your personal data, if your personal data has not been collected from you; (8) the existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) of the 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.
You have the right to request information about whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

Right of rectification
You have the right to have your personal data corrected and/or completed if this data is incorrect or incomplete. We will make the correction without delay.

Right to restrictive processing
You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain conditions 
(1) if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data; (2) if the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of your personal data and request instead the restriction of the use of your personal data; (3) if we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of the processing but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (4) if you have objected to the processing and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons or the legitimate reasons of members of the organiser community override your reasons, the legitimate reasons of members of the organiser community outweigh your reasons. If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, we may only process this data – apart from storing it – with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person.
If the restriction of processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

Right of cancellation
You may request for us to delete your personal data immediately in certain cases, forwhich we are then obliged to delete this data immediately. This includes:
(1) Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You withdraw your consent (see below) or there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) You object to the processing (see below) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
(4) We have unlawfully processed your personal data.
(5) The erasure of the personal data concerning you is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law. If we have made your personal data public and we are obliged to erase it, we must take reasonable steps, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform other organisations that process your personal data that you have requested them to erase all links to (as well as all copies of) your personal data (“right to be forgotten”).
The right of cancellation does not exist if processing is necessary (1) for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information; (2) for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject, or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; (3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health pursuant to Art. 9(2)(h) and (i) and Art. 9(3) DSGVO; or (4) for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to information of third parties by us
If you have asserted the right to correction, cancellation or restriction of processing against us, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom we have disclosed your personal data of this correction or cancellation of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You also have the right to be informed by us about these recipients.

Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to have us transfer this data to another organisation, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

Right of objection
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time, without incurring any costs other than the connection costs; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions and to other forms of communication on our part.
In this case, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct communication (“direct marketing”); this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct communication.
If you object to processing for direct communication purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the withdrawal.

Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
This shall not apply if the decision
(1) is necessary for the formation or performance of a contract between you and us,
(2) is authorised by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and your legitimate interests; or
(3) is done with your express consent.
With regard to the cases referred to in (1) and (3), the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from our company, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.