Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy | Datenschutz


1. General

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018, is a European Union regulation that harmonizes the rules governing the processing of personal data by private companies and public bodies in the EU. This should ensure the protection of personal data within the EU as a whole. We process your personal data in accordance with the applicable legal data protection requirements for the following purposes. Personal data in the sense of this data protection information are all information or factual relationships with a specific or identifiable natural person. This concerns primarily information about the person of the customer (family name and first name, as well as delivery and billing addresses, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses). This privacy policy applies only to the website of SRD GmbH and has no scope for other websites.
Should you wish to contact us by e-mail or fax, we expressly point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information can not be completely guaranteed with this type of communication. The contact forms also use an e-mail system to submit your request. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information only by post.

2 Data Controller

The Data Controller in the sense of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: Scientific Research and Development GmbH (SRD GmbH), Köhlerweg 20, 61440 Oberursel / Ts, Germany Phone: +49-6171/981553, Fax: +49-6171/981554, E-Mail: (“Controller”).

3 Purposes of Processing and Recipients


3.1 Performance of Contracts

SRD GmbH processes your personal data in order to carry out pre-contractual measures, which are carried out on your request. Also SRD GmbH processes your personal data for the fulfillment/processing of the contract with you. The legal basis for the processing and provision of your personal data is therefore the performance and execution of the contract. Without these we can not conclude and settle the contract.

3.1.1 Browsing Data

When you visit our website (, data is sent to us from your computer or smartphone. This includes the name of your internet service provider, your browser type or screen resolution, as well as the information from which page you were taken to our web pages and which pages of our web site you are viewing. These data are usually not personal. In addition, your computer usually also transmits us your IP address, which may be personal in individual cases. We do not use this information as personal information, but evaluate it only statistically on an anonymous basis in order to make the use of our services even more pleasant and comfortable for all visitors. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. These data are only temporarily stored in compliance with law.


Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. This automatically gives us certain data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the internet. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation and enable the correct display of our websites. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through the settings of your browser. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

Our website sometimes includes content, services and services of other providers. These are, for example, maps provided by Google Maps, graphics and images of other websites. In order for these data to be accessed and displayed in the user's browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (known as third-party providers) thus perceive the IP address of the respective user. Although we endeavor to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content, we have no control over whether the IP address may be stored. This process is used for statistical purposes, among other things. If we are aware that the IP address is being stored, we will inform our users.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Policy applies to the above mentioned website as well as to e-mail and other communication with SRD GmbH. Although the website may contain links to other websites (so-called third-party websites), it should be noted that SRD-GmbH has no access to or control over cookies, counter pixels or other user-tracking technologies that may be active on such third-party websites. Furthermore, SRD-GmbH has no access and/or control over the contents and materials published on third-party websites or their methods for processing your personal data. For this reason, the SRD GmbH expressly disclaims any liability for such matters. You should therefore review the privacy policies of such third-party web sites.

3.1.2 Data processing using the EUROSCARF online shop

Ordering Process

If you request strains or plasmids in the EUROSCARF online shop, the following data will be collected, processed and used in order to process your order: Surname, first name, title, billing and delivery address (name of your university and institute, company), possibly VAT number of your institute / company, e-mail address, telephone number, payment options, shipping options, availability of a permit to work with genetically modified microorganisms

Payment Methods

As far as it is necessary for the execution of your contract, SRD-GmbH will pass on the relevant personal data to our service providers within the framework of contractual regulations. Of course, these service providers are required to comply with the applicable data protection regulations. For the different payment options available, we work with external companies:

Payment by credit card:

Lyoner Straße 9
60528 Frankfurt am Main


American Express Payment Services Limited

Zweigniederlassung Frankfurt am Main

Theodor-Heuss Allee 112

60486 Frankfurt am Main

Data processing in customer service

If you wish to contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax and ask for information about your orders, it may be necessary to reasonably process your request, to provide us with personal information such as name, address, order number or invoice number. These data are used exclusively for the purpose of verification and processing of your request. A passing on of the data communicated by you to third parties does not take place.

3.2 Other recipients and purposes

All personal data collected, processed and stored for the purpose of fulfilling the contract will also be sent to:


Institute for Molecular Biosciences

Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt

Max-von-Laue Str. 9; Building N250

60438 Frankfurt


fax: +49-69-79829527


By using the EUROSCARF online shop you consent to the storage of personal data by EUROSCARF. The lawfulness of the processing is to safeguard EUROSCARF's legitimate interest in obtaining control over the use of the ordered yeast strains/plasmids for research purposes.
To fulfill the contract, i. e. the billing process, processing of payment and shipping of yeast strains/plasmids or letters, we may also transmit your data to third parties (for example, shipping service FEDEX, DHL, Deutsche Post).

4 Duration of storage and deletion of your data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We delete your personal data when the contractual relationship with you is over, all mutual claims are fulfilled and there are no legal, tax and/or commercial retention requirements or statutory justification for storage.

5 Your Rights


5.1 Right to Access of personal data, Rectification of personal data, Erasure of personal data, Restriction of processing, Data portability, etc.

You have the right to obtain from us whether and which personal data you have stored with us. You also have the right to know the purpose of the processing, the categories of personal data being processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, and if possible the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored, or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration.
You have the right to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you.
You have the right to request the erasure of personal data concerning you, as long as there are no legal data retention requirements or statutory grounds for justification.
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
You have the right to data portability of personal data concerning you.
You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which will have legal effect on you or similarly affect it in a similar manner.

5.2 Right to object to direct marketing purposes

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you. In particular, you have the right to object to the processing for advertising purposes.

5.3 Right of withdrawal

You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to this privacy policy with effect for the future. However, the benefits associated with the consent can then no longer be provided.

5.4 Right to lodge complaints

You have the right to contact the relevant data protection supervisory authority if you have any complaints. Your data protection supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation.

6 Contact: Requests, questions, deletion

If you have any questions or comments about data protection at SRD GmbH (requests and/or updating regarding personal data, to exercise your legal rights and to obtain an updated list of the parties who have access to your data) please contact us:

Scientific Research and Development GmbH

Köhlerweg 20

61440 Oberursel/Ts


Telephone: 06171/981553, Fax: 06171/981554, E-Mail: