Privacy policy

General privacy, Google Analytics and social plugins

General privacy notice

In general, use of this website is possible without providing personal information. Where personal data is required, the provision of your information is on a voluntary basis. I collect personal data in accordance with the legal provisions of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). I will not pass your information to third parties nor use it for promotional purposes without your express consent. I would like to point out that data transmission via the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data from unauthorised access by third parties cannot be guaranteed. Use of the contact details published under the duty to provide a legal notice for the transmission of unsolicited advertising and information materials is expressly prohibited. I reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited advertising or spamming.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

(Source: This website utilises Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information on your use of this website that is generated by cookies is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, if IP anonymity is activated on this website, within the member states of the European Union or in other countries contracted to the agreement in the European Economic Area, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google prior to transfer. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it will be abbreviated. Google will use this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate the website use, collate reports on website activities and provide further services for the website operator related to the website and internet use. The IP address transferred by your browser for Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by using appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we would advise you that in this case, not all functions of this website will be available in full. Furthermore, you have the option of preventing the capture of data relating to your use of the website generated by cookies (incl. your IP address) by Google as well as their processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:
For more information on terms of use and data protection see or

Use of social plugins

This website uses various “social plugins”, e.g. for Facebook (, Twitter ( and Google Plus ( to enable visitors to this website to communicate via these platforms and to optimise the web presence of this website. These plugins are represented as images and are clearly recognisable from the providers’ logos or lettering. When you visit my website these plugins directly connect with these companies’ servers. The plugins communicate directly with your browser and transfer data, such as your IP address and device-related data, to the social networks’ service providers. I therefore have no control over what, how and to what extent data is collected and passed to third parties. By clicking on these images you share content from my website with other users via these social networks. By sharing my website and/or its content, it is possible that you will transmit data to these companies, where it may be stored. Even without directly clicking on a plugin, it is possible that data such as your IP address will be stored if you are logged in to a social network when you are viewing my website. To avoid this, please log out of the social network before visiting my website. For details of the extent of the data collected, please contact the social network company directly. Browser providers offer a variety of add-ons that can prevent data collection. Due to the large number of companies, plugins, add-ons and browsers, it is not possible for me to put together a comprehensive overview of addresses, contact details and types of programs. If you have any questions, please contact me on the telephone number or email address provided above.

The Translation Clinic is an exploration of medical translation and writing in English and German, by medical translators Imke Brodersen and Jayne Fox. It covers topics of interest to medical practitioners and health care providers as well as medical translators and writers.