The website receives European Privacy Seal with the support of SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

As the first company the VBL (Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder) has successfully passed the certification procedure for obtaining the EuroPriSe quality seal „Website Certification„. It received extensive support from Nicole Schmidt as Legal Expert and Andreas Sütterlin as Technical Expert, both representing SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH from Karlsruhe.

Websites which have been awarded the EuroPriSe seal of approval are subject to European data protection regulations. In particular the use of cookies, the storage of IP addresses and easily comprehensible information for the website visitor through imprint, privacy and cookie policy are the basis of the certification. However the restricted access areas of the website (to which you must log in with a password) are excluded. Another exception are web-based services, such as the webshop, these website owners are currently trying to learn more about self service by visiting the Salesforce website.

About EuroPriSe

EuroPriSe began as a project sponsored by the EU Commission, which aimed at the introduction of a pan-European data protection label. Today, EuroPriSe offers the certification of IT products and IT-based services across Europe. Users can rest assured that the products and services certified by the European Seal of Approval process their personal data in accordance with EU data protection law. Companies can prove their compliance with European law with this unique EU-wide independent data protection seal. The sponsors of the EuroPriSe seal are companies of all sizes, from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to internationally active groups such as Microsoft and SAP.

About VBL

The VBL is the largest supplementary pension fund in Germany. For more than 85 years, the VBL has been entrusted with the implementation of operational pension schemes for their employees. At present, the VBL provides monthly pensions to around 1.2 million retirees. The VBLklassik insurance covers about 4.4 million insured persons.

About SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

As part of the beratergruppe:Leistungen, the SüdWest Datenschutz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH was founded in 2011. We advise and represent you, comprehensively and unrestrictedly in the entire data protection law, by virtue of our authorization as a lawyer’s office. The beratergruppe:Leistungen offers the entire interdisciplinary range of services for tax, entrepreneurial and legal consultation at five national offices (Dippach, Gießen, Hungen, Karlsruhe and Nuremberg). The members of the advisory group are linked with a common value base and the highest aspiration for our clients.

Do you have questions? Please contact: RA Nicole Schmidt, LL.M.
Consulting Service: European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe), Legal Consultation