Notes on data protection

We would like to thank you for visiting our homepage www.cardior.de and are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH. The use of our website is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will 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 shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH. By means of this data protection notice, we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection notice.

As the controller, the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can always be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

1. Definitions

The data protection information of Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance Maker when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Our data protection information 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.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy notice:

(a) Personal data

Personal data means 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 online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(b) Person concerned

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

(c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, 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 future processing.

(e) Profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

(f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization 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 such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) Controller or person responsible for processing

The controller or person responsible for processing 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 or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

(h) Processors

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

(i) Recipient

A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

(j) Third

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

k) Consent

Consent shall mean any freely given specific and informed indication of the data subject’s wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous 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 controller and contact details of the data protection officer

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

Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH
Feodor-Lynen-Str.15
30625 Hannover
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)511-33 85 99 30
Fax: +49 (0)511-33 85 99 39
E-mail: info@cardior.de
Internet: www.cardior.de

The data controller has appointed a data protection officer who can be contacted as follows:

Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Stephan Viehoff
Im Hahn 28
52224 Stolberg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 2402 9983830
E-mail: datenschutz@cardior.de

Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

3. Collection of general data and information when visiting our website

Our website collects a series of general data and information with each call by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The following can be recorded:

  1. the operating system used by the accessing system and its interface,
  2. the browser types used incl. language and version of the browser software,
  3. the website from which an accessing system arrives at 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 website (incl. time zone difference to Universal Time Coordinated (UTC),
  6. the amount of data transferred in each case,
  7. an internet protocol (IP) address,
  8. the Internet service provider of the accessing system,
  9. other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required in order to

  1. deliver the contents of our website correctly,
  2. optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
  3. ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website,
  4. provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack.

This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically, on the one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise so as to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored by us on your computer system via your internet browser (e.g., Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Explorer) when you visit our website and may be stored there for only one session or for a longer period (“persistent”).

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual Internet browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Using cookies, we can provide the users of our website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website.

Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of technically necessary cookies. Other cookies, however, enable us to carry out various analyses. Among other things, cookies enable us to make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings. If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly via your internet browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They cannot execute programs or contain viruses.

Various cookies are used on our website, the type and function of which are explained in more detail below.

Types of cookies used:

Type 1: Session cookies

Session cookies are used on our website and are automatically deleted as soon as you close your internet browser. Cookies of this type are technically necessary to enable you to use our website.

Type 2: Persistent cookies or permanent cookies

Persistent cookies are also used on our website. Persistent cookies are cookies that, even if you close your internet browser, are stored in your internet browser or on your computer system for an extended period. They are activated each time you visit the website that set the cookie again, or it is recognized in some other way, e.g., by an advertising network. The information stored in the persistent cookie is then transmitted to the website or advertising network. The respective storage period differs depending on the cookie. You can delete persistent cookies independently via your browser settings.

Origin cookies:

First-party cookies or first-party cookies

First-party cookies are set by the operator of the visited website itself and cannot be read across websites.

Third-party or third-party cookies

A third-party cookie is not set by the operator of the visited website, but by a third party that sets its own cookie via the operator’s website. We inform you in this privacy policy when a third party sets a cookie via our website.

Functions of cookies used:

Function 1: Required cookies

These cookies are required for technical reasons so that you can visit our website and use functions offered by us. This refers, for example, to those cookies that ensure that a user-related configuration of functionalities on our website that you have set up yourself is maintained across sessions. Furthermore, these cookies contribute to a safe and compliant use of the website.

Function 2: Performance-based cookies

These cookies enable us to analyze website usage and improve the performance and functionality of our website. For example, information is collected about how our website is used by visitors, which pages of the website are accessed most frequently or whether error messages are displayed on certain pages.

Function 3: Cookies for marketing:

Advertising cookies (third party) allow you to be shown various offers that match your interests. Via these cookies, the web activities of users can be recorded over a longer period. You may recognize the cookies on different end devices you use.

Cookies according to function 2 and 3 are only activated if you have given your consent. You can give your consent by actively clicking on “Accept” in the displayed notice (if necessary after selecting individual cookies or groups of cookies for which you give consent). You can revoke your consent at any time, e.g., by calling up this consent banner again and changing your settings. Your revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until revocation.

Please note: Should you exercise your right of revocation against the use of such a cookie, an opt-out cookie will be set in your internet browser, which blocks further data collection by means of an advertising cookie by the website operator or a third-party provider. Should you delete this opt-out cookie, a renewed data collection will not be prevented. Please inform yourself about the lifetime of an opt-out cookie.

If you have given us your consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice we have issued on the website (“cookie banner”), the legality of the use is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO. The legal basis for technically necessary cookies, i.e., those that are required for the smooth functioning of our website, is Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO.

Most internet browsers are preset to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your respective internet browser so that it only accepts certain cookies or no cookies at all. However, we would like to point out that you may then no longer be able to use functions of our website and may instead receive warning or error messages if cookies are deactivated by your browser settings on our website.

In your browser settings, you can also delete cookies already stored in your internet browser. Furthermore, it is possible to set your internet browser to notify you before cookies are stored. As the various internet browsers may differ in their respective modes of operation, we ask you to consult the respective help menu of your internet browser for configuration options. You can find information on the most common internet browsers here:

If you want a comprehensive overview of all third-party accesses to your internet browser, we recommend installing plug-ins specially developed for this purpose.

We recommend that you always log out completely after you have finished using an end device that you share with other people and whose Internet browser is set to allow cookies.

5. Contact

You have the option of contacting us by post, telephone, fax, or e-mail.

If you contact us by post, we may in particular process your address data (e.g., surname, first name, street, place of residence, postcode), date and time of receipt of the post as well as the data resulting from your letter itself.

If contact is made, a secretarial service may also process your data and transfer it to us after you have contacted us. Depending on the data you enter here, we will then contact you by telephone, fax or e-mail and call you back or write to you if necessary.

If you contact us by telephone, your telephone number in particular and, if necessary, your name, your e-mail address, the time of the call and details of your request will be processed during the conversation on request.

If you contact us by fax, in particular the fax number or the sender ID as well as the data resulting from the fax will be processed.

When you contact us by e-mail, your e-mail address, the time of the e-mail and the data resulting from the message text (including attachments, if applicable) are processed.

The purpose of processing the above-mentioned data is to process your contact request and to be able to get in touch with you to answer your request. The legal basis for the processing of personal data described here is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to offer you the possibility to contact us at any time and to be able to answer your requests.

The personal data will only be processed if it is necessary for the processing of the contact request.

6. Contact option via the website

The website of Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH contains legal data that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you provide will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted by you to us on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

7. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this has been provided for by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another legislator in laws or regulations to which we are subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8. Rights of the data subject

(a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

(b) Right to information

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller, at any time and free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data that are processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • 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 to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to obtain the restriction of 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, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. 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 any employee of the controller.

(c) Right of rectification

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data relating to him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, considering the purposes of the processing.

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

(d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8(1) DSGVO.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH and our company as the responsible party is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DSGVO, Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to compensate other data controllers for processing the personal data published, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform the data subject that he or she has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

(e) Right to restriction of processing

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

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
  • The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH will arrange the restriction of the processing.

(f) Right to data portability

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, 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.

Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

To assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH.

(g) Right to object

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of the Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

(h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, where the decision is

(1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller; or

(2) is authorized by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject; or

(3) is done with the express consent of the data subject.

Is the decision

(1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller; or

(2) it is done with the express consent of the data subject,

Cardior Pharmaceuticals GmbH shall take suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which include at least the right to obtain the intervention of a data subject on the part of the responsible person, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

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

(i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

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

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

(j) Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

Contact details of the competent supervisory authority:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony
Barbara Thiel
Prinzenstra├če 5
30159 Hanover
Phone: 05 11/120-45-00
Fax: 05 11/120-45 99
E-mail: poststelle@lfd.niedersachsen.de
Homepage: https://www.lfd.niedersachsen.de

9. Data Protection in applications and the application process

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends us the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website.

If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests on our part oppose deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10. Information about Google Services

We use various services of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland on our website. You can find more detailed information on the individual specific Google services that we use on this website in the further course of this data protection notice.

Through the integration of Google services, Google may collect and process information (including personal data). It cannot be ruled out that Google also transmits the information to a server in a third country.

As can be seen from Google’s Privacy Shield certification (which can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list with the search term “Google”; see also https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI), Google has committed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield Framework on the collection, use and retention of personal data from the member states of the EU and Switzerland, respectively. Google (including Google LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries in the US) has declared through this certification that it complies with the Privacy Shield Principles. For more information, please visit https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/frameworks/.

We ourselves cannot influence which data Google actually collects and processes. However, Google states that, among other things, the following information (including personal data) may be processed:

  • Log data (especially IP address)
  • Site-related information
  • Unique application numbers
  • Cookies and similar technologies

If you are logged into your Google Account, Google may add the processed information to your account and treat it as personal data, depending on your account settings. You can find more information about this at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners.

Google states the following about this, among other things:

“We may combine personal data from one service with information and personal data from other Google services. For example, this makes it easier for you to share content with friends and family. Depending on your account settings, your activities on other websites and apps may be linked to your personal data to improve Google’s services and advertisements served by Google. (https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/index.html

 

You can prevent this data from being added directly by logging out of your Google account or by making the appropriate account settings in your Google account.

Furthermore, you can change your cookie settings (e.g., delete cookies, block cookies, etc.).

You can find more information in Google’s privacy policy, which you can access here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

You can find information on Google’s privacy settings at https://privacy.google.com/take-control.html.

The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide the data may result in you not being able to use some of the functions of our website or not being able to use them to their full extent.

11. Use and application of Google Analytics for web analytics

We have integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, compilation, and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a data subject came to a website from (so-called referrers), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and to analyze the costs and benefits of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization (“anonymize IP”). By means of this add-on, the IP address of your internet connection is shortened and anonymized by Google if access to our internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on your system. The cookie enables Google to analyze the use of our website. Each time you call up one of the individual pages of this website that is operated by us and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on your system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as your IP address, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission calculations.

By means of the cookie, personal information, for example the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by you, is stored. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of your internet connection, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected via the technical process with third parties.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on your system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, you have the option of objecting to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to the use of this website, as well as to the processing of this data by Google, and to prevent such processing. To do this, you must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as an objection. If your system is deleted, formatted, or reinstalled at a later date, you must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by you or another person within your control, you have the option of reinstalling or reactivating the browser add-on.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Revocation of your consent

We only use Google Analytics with your consent. Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it by

  • You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website;
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12. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in 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 that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, sentence 2 of the GDPR).

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is the efficient performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of our employees and our shareholders.

13. Storage period of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

Otherwise, specific retention period criteria are set out in the individual sections of this privacy notice.

14. Update/deletion of your personal data

You have the option at any time to review, change or delete the personal data provided to us by sending us an email to datenschutz@cardior.de. In this way, you can also opt out of receiving further information in the future.

Likewise, you have the right to revoke consent once given with effect for the future at any time.

The deletion of the stored personal data takes place when you revoke your consent to the storage.

We will only process and store your personal data for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected or if this has been provided for by the European Directive and Regulation Maker or another legislator in laws or regulations to which we are subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

15. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is sometimes required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g., information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that 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 or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject 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 of not providing the personal data would be.

16. Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

17. Announcement of changes

Changes in the law or changes to our internal processes may make it necessary to adapt this data protection notice.

In the event of such a change, we will notify you no later than six weeks before it comes into effect. You generally have a right of revocation with regard to the consent you have given.

Please note that (unless you exercise your right of withdrawal) the current version of the privacy notice is the valid one.

Note: This data protection notice was prepared using a wide range of sources, including the links provided here. Current case law as well as interpretations and commentaries have been considered as far as we are aware.