Privacy Policy

The HMA website is hosted by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte, BfArM). 
The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices as an independent federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Health (Bundesministerium für Gesundheit, BMG) is subject to the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (BDSG)).

Whenever a user requests a file from the web content provided by the BfArM, data on these events will be stored in a log file. This log file includes the following data for each access/retrieval:

  • IP address, 
  • Date and time, 
  • Page/file accessed,
  • Amount of data transferred,
  • Notification as to whether data retrieval was successful.

The data stored will be analysed for statistical purposes only; it will not be disclosed to third parties nor will it be used otherwise. All data stored will be deleted after twelve months.

Wherever this website offers the possibility of entering personal or business data (E-Mail address, name, postal address), the user's divulgement of this information takes place on an expressly voluntary basis. As with all other data, this user data will be treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Our website does not use cookies except where explicitly indicated. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser pro-vides to the website each time the visitor returns. However, some linked pages may use cookies without our being able to call your attention to this fact. Most browsers are config-ured to accept cookies automatically. You can, however, deactivate saving of cookies or con-figure your browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.

This website uses matomo, an open source web analytics service provided by

The official data protection representative of the BfArM is:

Arian Mehrpuyan

Phone: +49 (0)228 99-307-5955
Should you have any inquiries please observe the information under „Contact“.