Privacy Statement

Why is this privacy statement important?

This statement is important because it tells you what date we collect when you visit, why we collect it, and how you can access and alter the personal information we hold. 

This website has been developed with support of the European Union within the PREDI-NU consortium represented by experienced researchers with a track record in mental health promotion and research. The project was supported by the European Union. It is being continued by the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD). You can reach us by email at, via telephone at +49(0)341 97 24 440 or by post under the following address.

European Alliance Against Depression e.V.
Semmelweisstr. 10
04103 Leipzig

What data will be collected?

The analysis service Google Analytics, which we are using, is not collecting IP addresses for us. Instead, we collect the following data:

Non-personal data

When and for how long you visit the website

What content you access, when and for how long

The country and approximate region you access the website from

If you did not manually enter the URL, the website or search engine that referred you here

Technical data needed for displaying the site, such as the browser and ISP used

Personal data

Information you enter in the website evaluation and feedback. Information you enter into the self-test (Patient Health Questionnaire-9).

What will be done with this information?

Data entered on forms on the website will give us valuable feedback on your experiences of using it. The data we gather on site visits will help us to evaluate the site by allowing us to measure the level of interest in the website. Data entered on forms may be used to examine the demographic profile of those accessing the site. Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information for the purposes outlined above. 

How can I access, change or erase this data?

You have the right to access your personal data that we hold. In accordance with regulations, you can request these data by email at or by post (European Alliance Against Depression e.V., Semmelweisstr. 10, 04103 Leipzig, Germany) and we will send them to you within 40 calendar days. Proof of identification will be required.

You have the right to change or erase the data that we hold on you. Such requests may also be addressed to us by email ( or by post (European Alliance Against Depression e.V., Semmelweisstr. 10, 04103 Leipzig, Germany). We will process your request within 40 calendar days.

Who will have access to my data?

Anonymised data may be shared among EAAD partners across the European Union for research purposes only.  

If the website is ever sold or transferred to another organisation, your data may then transfer to the buyer. 

If there is any legal obligation to share the data obtained, data may be shared with third parties.

Anonymised excerpts of feedback comments entered may be used in the process of disseminating information about the acceptability of the website.


This website uses cookies (small files that can be downloaded to a PC or other device when the user accesses certain websites). A cookie allows a website to "recognise" a user's device and makes it easier to navigate the site by removing the need to re-enter data.  On the website, cookies are used to set the text to appear in your preferred language and to track how long you stay on the site, which pages you visit, and which country you are accessing the site from. Session (temporary) cookies are to detect whether you are using a mobile device to access the site.  We do not use cookies to retain personal data.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses the aforementioned cookies, text files saved on your computer that allow analysis of your use of the website. The website usage information generated by the cookie will normally be transferred to a Google server in the United States and saved there. Due to our use of IP anonymization, your IP adress will be shortened before use, inside states that are members of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the entire IP address be transmitted into the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information in order to chart your use of our website, compile reports of website activity and perform other services directly related to website usage for us. The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be integrated with other data Google holds. You may prohibit the retention of cookies by changing the settings of your browsing software; please note, however, that in this case you might not get to use the full range of services of our website. You may also prohibit the collection of cookie-based information and any website usage related data (including your IP adress) by Google, as well as ist processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link.

Google Analytics Opt Out

This will place a so-called opt out cookie on your devices, which stops Google Analytics from collecting your website usage data.

More detailed information on the functionality of Google Analytics and the terms and conditions of that service are available at and Please note that our website uses Google Analytics with the anonymizeIP extension, which causes IP adresses to only be processed in a shortened form in order to disallow any individual tracking.

Data security

Data generated by use of the website is stored at the premises of an internet service provider in Germany and will be analysed by members of the EAAD. All reasonable physical and technical measures will be taken to ensure the security of the data at all points in this process. All participating project centres are subject to similar data protection laws Irelandand will process all data with greatest diligence.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

If we make changes to what data we collect and how we use that data, we will revise the site’s Privacy Statement to clearly state these changes.