Data safety

  • PERLS® meets the current security standard for data protection under DIN ISO/IEC 27001.
  • Numerous measures are taken to ensure data security, such as hosting the servers in BSI-certified computer centres located in Germany, the use of securely encrypted internet connections and many others.
  • A data protection statement precedes each assessment and informs the test participants about the fact, place and duration of storage of their personal data. Test participants have to confirm the statement before they begin working on the assessment.

Storage and deletion

In order to evaluate an online assessment, all responses entered have to be stored first of all. Generally, these data are separated from the participants’ personal data three months after the assessment at the latest, and the personal data (first name, last name, email address) are deleted. The anonymous data are then used for scientific purposes, to further develop the assessments and to document test quality.

Notwithstanding the above, test participants have the right to request the deletion of all or part of their data at any time. We comply with such requests without delay in accordance with §35(2) of the German Federal Data Protection Act.

No transfer to third parties

Data are never transferred to third parties. They are neither sold nor leased to, nor exchanged with third parties. Data collected by us are made available only to the client in question.