Privacy Policy

Who we are is a collaborative project involving several entities located in Germany, each committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data collected from you, or provided by you, will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.

The “MedoPolo International Medical Elective Program” is currently acting as the coordinator for the site infrastructure, but each community of practice is coordinated by a collaborator. A list of the current collaborators and the communities of practice they are coordinating is available here.
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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites (such as the Webpage of the World Health Organization WHO and/or other platforms offering scientific data and/or E-learning domains, such as behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

Our website is using Google Analytics, a web-analytics service offered by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For deactivation, Google offer a browser plugin at: Google Analytics is using cookies, that are able to save user specific data on the users terminal and enable Google to analyze the usage of our webspace by Google. Usually, this data, including the users IP-Address are sent to a server of Google in the USA and are saved there. We advise that our website may use the code „gat._anonymizeIP();“ to enable an anonymized saving of IP-addresses within the European Union or other states within the European economic area. Thus, it may be possible to draw conclusions on your identity. In some case, the full IP-address will be sent to a Google server. Google observes the data protection act of the „Privacy Shield“ contracts and is a member of the „Privacy Shield“ program of the US-Ministry of Commerce and is using the collected data to analyze the usage of our website, to report data to us, and to offer further services to us. More information is available at: By using our website, the user explicitly agrees to the collection, processing and usage of the data according to this description.

Who we share your data with:

If you choose to use any payment services, you will transmit certain data related to your payment to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. Please refer to the data policies of the payment provider for further information. In case that our services or the services of our partners are not compensated by our customers, parts of the data provided may also be transmitted – after a timely notice to the customer – to collection agencies or the SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden, Germany. Any personal data is solely collected on a voluntary basis. There is no remittance of any data without your consent to any third parties not specified above by us. If any user has any concerns or additional questions, further information and answers to all questions can be obtained via email to info(at)

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they can not change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

To provide our services, we need to obtain, process, save and remit all of the above specified data. Upon application, all applicants agree to the electronic saving of all provided data. Saving of the data will be in parts on 1&1 Telecommunication SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany; and/or 1&1 IONOS SE Elgendorfer Str. 57 56410 Montabaur, Germany; services and electronic infrastructure. All users acknowledge that Med’oPolo International Medical Programs and/or D-Z Consulting UG (haftungsbeschraenkt) and/or OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen GmbH is not held liable under any circumstances for any data loss or data transmission by other parties involved. In case that our services or the services of our partners are not compensated by our customers, parts of the data provided may also be transmitted – after a timely notice to the customer – to international collection agencies and/or the SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden, Germany. There is no remittance of any data without your consent to any third parties not specified above by us. If any user has any concerns or additional questions, further information and answers to all questions can be obtained via email to info(at)

Verifying, modifying or deleting information

If you want to verify, modify or delete your personal data stored by the responsible controllers for this website and their sub-sites, you can email the data controller at the address: info(at)

In your email, clearly state your request and include the specific URL of the website/webpages your request refers to.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored on local electronic infrastructure and on protected cloud spaces of our company (as specified above). Data remittance will only be through our official email accounts. For data protection policies regarding transmitted data to other entities, please refer to their data protection policies.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive website usage data from 1&1 / Ionos and/or as specified above.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Our services do not include any automated decision making or automated data profiling.

Copyright Notice:

© 2020 – 2021 COVID Protection Campaign, D-Z Consulting UG (haftungsbeschränkt) / OSTKREUZ – Agentur der Fotografen GmbH – This website is part of a Non-Profit Campaign – The copying, redistribution, use or publication of any content or any part of this website is prohibited unless explicitly stated in the content. It is prohibited to download, print or reproduce images for any other use than for this projects stated intentions without owners written permission. All rights are with the authors.

Link Disclaimer:

The authors have no control over information at websites hyperlinked on this website. The authors do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for the content, nature or reliability of any linked website or any link contained in any linked website. The authors take no responsibility for monitoring, updating, or correcting any information on any linked website and makes no representation or warranties regarding such information.


This website has been drafted and is updated to our best ability, knowledge, and conscience by our entire team. The necessities and treatment settings of COVID-19 patients needs may profoundly differ from region to region and all information given is not for use as medical, diagnostic or treatment advice. Any use of any information and methods presented in available materials or other electronic sources (such as online courses) are to be questioned and critically examined and may only be performed under supervision of qualified and licensed professionals. Please refer to manufacturer instructions for any devices used. Please refer to manufacturers product information sheets on detailed information of any materials used. The current COVID-19 recommendations are at current rapid changing and complex. All authors and/or providers of this information explicitly exclude any warranty on the accuracy or completeness of any information presented in every respect. All authors and/or providers disclaim any responsibility for any use and/or application of the provided information. Please note that all materials are solely meant as collection of useful information and methods for all persons professionally involved in healthcare.