Since March 2020, our website is available in english language. If you find any mistakes or if you have suggetions for improvement, please feel free to contact us.

Since november 2019, our material shop for sample material is available where you can easily order sample material from previous proficiency tests.

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At high temperatures during the summer months, changes in sample materials cannot be ruled out during sample shipment. In order to maintain the quality of the sample materials, samples are therefore not shipped at high temperatures. All incoming orders are therefore only carried out when temperatures are moderate again. We ask for your understanding.

For urgently needed sample materials at high temperatures shipment is only possible with an express surcharge. 

Privacy policy

Please note: The following document has been translated by automatic translation. In any case, the original German version should be observed.

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. The management of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR attaches great importance to data protection. It is possible to use the internet pages of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR without providing any personal data. However, if a person concerned wishes to use special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in compliance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR. By means of this data protection declaration, our company wishes to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. In addition, this data protection declaration informs the persons concerned about their rights.

LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR, as the person responsible for processing, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. definitions

The data protection declaration of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) was adopted. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

In this privacy policy we use the following terms among others:

  • a) personal data

    Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) person concerned

    Person concerned is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

  • c) Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations, whether or not automated, performed upon personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

  • e) Profiling

    Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

  • f) Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) controller or controller responsible for processing

    responsible person or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his nomination may be provided for by Union law or by the law of the Member States.

  • h) Contract processors

    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i) receiver

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

  • j) Third

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

  • k) Consent

    Consent is any freely given, informed and unequivocal expression of the data subject's will in the specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. name and address of the responsible controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Regulation on Data Protection, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR

Am Weingarten 13

79336 Herbolzheim

Germany

Tel.: +49 7643 40335

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.lvus.de

3. collection of general data and information

The website of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR collects a number of general data and information with every visit of the website by a person concerned or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, the LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is rather required in order to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website for them, (3) to ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. These anonymously collected data and information are therefore statistically evaluated by LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR on the one hand and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a person concerned.

4. subscription to our newsletter

LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals about offers of the company by means of a newsletter. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address first registered by a data subject for newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address, as the data subject, has authorised the receipt of the newsletter.

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When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the person responsible for processing.

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as could be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter service, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking this consent, a corresponding link can be found in every newsletter. Furthermore, it is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller in another way.

5. routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European legislator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directives and Regulations or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

6. rights of the data subject

  • a) Right to confirmation

    Every data subject has the right granted by the European legislator to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.

  • b) Right to information

    Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge from the data controller information on the personal data relating to him/her and a copy thereof. Furthermore, the European Data Protection Supervisor has granted the data subject access to the following information:

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    • the processing purposes
    • the categories of personal data processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
    • the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data relating to him/her or of a restriction on processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

    Remotely, the data subject has a right of information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • c) Right of rectification

    Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, having regard to the purposes of the processing.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact a member of staff of the controller.

  • d) Right of cancellation (right to be forgotten)

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data relating to him/her, where one of the following reasons applies and where the processing is not necessary

    • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
    • The data subject withdraws the consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the DPA or Article 9(2)(a) of the DPA, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) of the DPA, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject lodges an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (2) of the DPA.
    • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union or national law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Article 8 Paragraph 1 of the DS-GVO.

    If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the deletion of personal data stored by LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR, he may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The employee of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

    Were the personal data made public by LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR and is our company as the responsible person according to Art. 17 Par. 1 DS-GVO to delete the personal data, LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested these other data controllers to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

  • e) Right to limit processing

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to obtain from the controller the restriction of the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
    • The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) of the DPA and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

    If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR, he may at any time contact an employee of the data controller for this purpose. The employee of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR will arrange for the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data transferability

    Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her which have been made available to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to have this data communicated to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DPA or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DPA or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DPA and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    Removably, when exercising their right to data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 Para. 1 DS-GVO, the data subject has the right to request that personal data be transferred directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

    In order to assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned can contact an employee of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR at any time.

  • g) Right of appeal

    Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out pursuant to Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DPA. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR no longer processes personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

    In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out at the LVU for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 Paragraph 1 of the DPA, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

    To exercise the right of appeal, the person concerned may directly contact any employee of LVU Durchführung von Laborvergleichsuntersuchungen GbR or any other employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his right of objection in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is made with the explicit consent of the data subject.

    If the decision is (1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the responsible person or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, the LVU shall take reasonable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the responsible person, to express his point of view and to contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • i) Right of revocation of a data protection consent

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data at any time as granted by the European Directive and Regulation Giver.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to withdraw his/her consent, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

7 Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes it necessary to process personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject prevail. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 DS-GVO).

8. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

9. duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract.

10. legal or contractual provisions making the personal data available; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him/her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before the person concerned makes personal data available, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided. 

Available test items

For follow-up examinations or also for internal quality assurance, it is possible after the proficiency tests have been carried out, to get residual quantities of the remaining test items. Please note that no further stability tests are performed on these materials. The content data and statistical parameters are therefore derived exclusively from the results of the associated comparative laboratory test. Information about the contents of the sample parameters can only be taken from the corresponding evaluation protocols. Therefore, laboratories that were not themselves participants in the corresponding proficiency test additionally require the associated evaluation as a PDF file at a price of 35.00 Euro.

Since November 2019 our online shop for test items  is available for a more comfortable ordering.

 

About us

Thank you for your interest in our company, which was founded in 1993. Both shareholders are state-certified food chemists.

Both the performance and the evaluation of our interlaboratory comparisons are carried out according to "The International Harmonized Protocol for the Proficiency Testing of Analytical Chemistry Laboratories: Pure & Applied Chemistry 78, 145-196 (2006)" under consideration of ISO Standard 13528:2015 and ISO Guide G 43 and all relevant rules of ISO Standard 17043:2010 are observed.

If you have any questions, suggestions or wishes concerning our offer, we would be glad if you contact us.

Proficiency Tests

The performance and evaluation of the proficiency tests offered by us is carried out according to "The International Harmonized Protocol for the Proficiency Testing of Analytical Chemistry Laboratories: Pure & Applied Chemistry 78, 145-196 (2006)", taking into account the essential elements of ISO 17043:2010 and ISO 13528:2015.

We are interested in offering the most interesting or currently required parameters in the different sample materials. Due to our cooperation with different working groups, suggestions of participants but also due to the composition of the sample material intended for a PT, there are always innovations in our portfolio.

Our range of comparative laboratory tests is continuously updated and expanded. 

You can download our offer as a PDF file in the form of an application form.

Registrations and cancellations for proficiency tests can be made non-formally in written form.

The listed prices are net, i.e. without value added tax. They are valid for participants within Germany. Surcharges for the increased postage and administration costs will be charged for participants outside of Germany.

After the samples have been sent, the participants have 6 weeks, in holiday periods (June to September) 8 weeks for the examination in the laboratory. Changes of dates will be announced here.