Privacy Policy of Troubled Desire

The Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (PROVIDER) operates the website, providing the service.

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to the rules of data protection laws. Personal data is collected on this website only to the extent technically necessary. In no case will the data collected be sold or otherwise disclosed to third parties. We also oblige any external service providers to comply with these measures.

Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by unauthorized third parties is generally not possible for technical reasons. We make every effort to protect your data in the best possible way.

The following statement summarizes how we warrant protection during data collection and exactly what kind of data for which purpose is collected.

Personally identifiable data

Identifiable personal data are details of the personal and material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your name, address, postal address, telephone number. Information that is not linked to your identity (such as the number of users of the website) is not included. Under rare circumstances a very unique combination of not identifiable personal data can be linked to your identity. Please be aware of that!

You can use our online service without revealing your identity.

Information Processing on this Website

The PROVIDER does not save Server Log Files, i.e. no information sent from your browser. IP addresses are not saved and solely used for geo-localisation.

For content management of Troubled Desire, we use the web CMS Contao. The following page types are used: Home Page, simple page containing text, image, video, and audio content, and an online survey used for personal feedback on sexual preference and problematic sexual behavior on the site and for research purposes. No personally identifiable data is collected for this purpose.

If the user starts a new session, it is stored under a randomly generated cryptic ID. This ID is displayed to the user at any time and only allows access to the entered data again under this ID. For each cryptic ID, in addition to the answers given to the questions in the online survey, the following data is stored: country, determined from the IP address, (IP address will not be saved) progress of the online survey and date and time of first access to the online survey, date and time of last change and last access to the online survey – the Session-ID will be automatically deleted after 3 months without access.

The legal basis for the processing of information is Article 6, § 1, P.1 lit. f. GDPR. The eligible interest of the PROVIDER to collect data is listed above as purpose for information processing. Never will the PROVIDER use collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions to you as a person. For the PROVIDER, the data can in no way to be connected to any particular user/person.

The Authorized staff members of the Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and EIKONA Media GmbH have access to the data collected via Web-CMS Contao. The responsible staff members of EIKONA Media GmbH, EIKONA Systems GmbH and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin have access to the webserver, including the database.



The website uses so-called cookies in several places. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser. All cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They will be deleted automatically after the end of your visit or closing the browser program. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.

Your rights to information, rectification, deletion or blocking

You have the right to demand information, correction, deletion or blocking of your data at any time. Please use the option to delete on the website or contact the Institute for Sexology and Sexual Medicine, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, represented by Prof. Dr. Dr. Klaus M. Beier: <>#

You are entitled, at any time, to file a complaint to the responsible regulatory agency. The agency responsible is in accord with your place of residence, your place of work or the alleged violation. A list of regulatory agencies (for the non-public realm) incl. addresses can be looked up at:

Minors’ Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 14. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 14 and do not forward this, either.

Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that external sites are not operated by us. If you don’t click on the links no data will be collected by third-parties. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or Services.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Technology development or changes of the prevailing legal situation might make adjustments to this Privacy Policy necessary and we reserve the right to update any given time according to data protection regulations. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes.

Responsible for data collection and use


Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

CC01 - Centrum für Human- und Gesundheitswissenschaften

Institut für Sexualwissenschaft und Sexualmedizin

Luisenstraße 57

10117 Berlin

t: +49 30 450 529 302  


Contact our offically athorized Data Protection Manager:  


Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin  

Stabsstelle Datenschutz  

Campus Charité Mitte  

Charitéplatz 1  

10117 Berlin  


If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Updated: 13th of December 2018

Further Information

We very much value your trust in providing us with your personal information. We therefore strive to protect it by answering any queries you may have concerning the processing of your personal data. If you have questions that remain unanswered after reading the Privacy Policy or if you need more detail on any particular issue, please do not hesitate to contact the data security registrar