The data about the user that has been saved in DocCheck will be governed by data protection laws. Under no circumstances will DocCheck forward the personal data or e-mail addresses of users to third parties; not even to companies that use DocCheck as their access password. Exception: The user may consent explicitly to the transfer of his or her data to third persons, as part of the DC Personal services.
DocCheck does not create any personal user profiles either, giving information about the individual access habits of the user. In case it becomes necessary to forward the data (e.g. during participation in online studies), this will be done only after obtaining the prior explicit consent of the user (see also data protection).