Privacy Policy

Privacy statement

The protection of your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we only process your data based on the legal provisions.The information here will describe how we process personal data collected from you and personal interests (“data”).


1. Processing your data

All data made available to us when you conclude a contract with us (e.g. purchase of one of our products) or send a query to us (e.g. question about a product or personal interest), will be used by us, provided there is no consent for further data processing, exclusively for the purposes required to fulfil the contract or answer your query (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)).

Only when you give your consent according to Art 6 (1) (a) GDPR will we use your data that have been made available by you to us with this consent for other purposes, such as sending scientific information in newsletters, etc. The exact purpose can be found in the respective declaration of consent. The consent to the processing of your personal data is given on a voluntary basis and you can refuse this consent without any negative consequences for you.You can revoke your consent at any time, but please note that any data processing which is required to fulfil contracts or legal obligations may continue to be carried out by us even after this consent is revoked. Your data may be lawfully processed by us up until your revocation has been received.

You will not experience any disadvantages by revoking your consent to the processing of your data and you will no longer be sent promotional information by us.


2. Data processing when using our website

a. Storage of access data in server log files

You can visit our websites (as currently listed in overview of subsidiary companies and supporting medical societies) without providing information about yourself. We store only access data in server log files, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of retrieval, volume of data transmitted and the requesting provider. This data are evaluated only to ensure uninterrupted operation of the website and to improve our online presence and does not allow us to make conclusions about your person. These websites cannot process personal data without your active intervention. Where personal data are collected on our websites (e.g. name, address, email address), this is done on a voluntary basis and requires a form to be actively filled out and submitted. These data are used only for us to directly send information that is explicitly requested by you (the exact purpose is found in the respective declaration of consent).


b. Contact with us

If you get in touch with us using the contact form on the website or by email, the data you provided will be used exclusively for processing your request and will not be processed further without your explicit consent.


c. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your end device by means of your browser. They do not cause any damage. We use cookies to make our website user-friendly and design it according to your interests. Some cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. They allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit. If this is not what you want, you can configure your browser so that it will inform you about the setting of cookies and you can allow this only in the specific case. The functionality of our website may be restricted if you deactivate cookies.


d. Web analysis tools

Our website uses functions of different web analysis services which are described for you below. We have concluded a corresponding contract for the data processing in each case with the providers. The data processing is carried out based on the legal provisions of Section 96 (3) TKG (German Telemedia Act) and of Art. 6 (1) (a) (consent) and/or (f) (legitimate interest) of the GDPR. Our goal in the context of the GDPR (legitimate interest) is to improve our offering and our website.


i. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that enable our users’ use of the website to be analysed. Your IP address is collected, but immediately pseudonymised (by deleting the last 8 bit). As a result, only a rough localisation is possible. The information generated as a result is transmitted to the provider’s servers and stored there. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our websites and compile reports about the website activities, amongst other things. Google user data are retained for the period of 50 months. You can prevent this by configuring your browser so that cookies are not stored. You can also prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug in available using this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. You can find more information about Google’s terms of service and data protection at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.


3. Storage duration

Your data will only be retained by us for as long as is considered reasonably necessary by us in order to fulfil the above-mentioned purposes and is permissible according to applicable law. We will store your data in any case for as long as there are legal retention periods or periods of limitation for potential legal claims have not yet lapsed.

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