We are delighted about your visit to our website as well as about your interest in our company and our products. On bdtronic GmbH’s website some of your personal data will be collected. It is obligatory and natural for us to only collect, process and use this data in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the protection of personal data for the purpose of contract processing and the preservation of legitimate internal business interests with regard to the service and support for internet users and interested people. Which data will be collected by us and how we use such data can be found in the following information:
1. Data-gathering and processing
If the user visits our website information concerning all access to the website and all accesses to files stored on the website will be logged in an access protocol. Such protocol data will only be stored for internal system performance and statistical purposes.
2. Use and disclosure of personal data
We will only use your personal data for contract processing as well as customer- and technical-administration. Your personal data will only be forwarded to a third party if this is necessary for contract processing and for billing purposes or if you expressly consented thereto beforehand. You have the right to revoke the consent granted in this respect at any time, with effect for the future. The deletion of the personal data stored is carried out if you revoke your consent for the storage, if knowledge of the same is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose pursued or if the storage of the same is or will be inadmissible on other legal grounds.
Users, who have forwarded their telephone number and/or e-mail-address and/or further contact data to us and have separately agreed to their personal data being used in accordance with the relevant regulations governing the protection of personal data for our own advertising purposes, may be contacted by us via telephone, e-mail or letter to be informed about special offers.
Contact information that has been provided in context with enquiries via the contact form on our website for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for follow-up questions will be stored by us. This data will not be forwarded without your consent.
If you want to receive our Newsletter you have to provide us with you e-mail address as well as information that allows a verification of this e-mail address and your corresponding consent. Further data will not be collected. The provided data will solely be used for sending the newsletter and will not be forwarded to a third party. The consent given for the registration for the newsletter and for the data collection, incl. your e-mail address, as well as the use of the e-mail address for sending the newsletter may be revoked at any time by e.g. clicking on the “unsubscribe”-link in the Newsletter or by cancelling the newsletter under www.bdtronic.com/contact/newsletter-cancellation/.
a) the user agrees to the collection, processing and use of personal data by bdtronic GmbH as far as this is necessary for the use of this internet service;
b) the protection of the user’s personal data is very important to bdtronic GmbH and bdtronic GmbH therefore commits itself to respect the user’s privacy. To ensure that bdtronic GmbH can render the service owed to the user the collection and use of certain personal data of the user is necessary;
c) bdtronic GmbH only uses the user’s data for the purpose of technical administration. The user’s data will only be used for other purposes if a corresponding user’s consent exists. The user’s data will only be given to a third party if this is necessary for the rendering of this internet service;
d) the user has the right in accordance with Sect. 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) to request bdtronic GmbH to inform him about the user’s stored personal data.
- Data-Protection Supervisor –
Telephone: +49 (0) 7934 104 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 7934 104 - 371
e) when visiting bdtronic GmbH’s website the user agrees to accept that a cookie is being placed on the user’s computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a webserver to the user’s internet browser and that are downloaded and stored on the user’s computer. These cookies do not enable bdtronic GmbH to identify the user. bdtronic GmbH only has the possibility to gather information concerning the user’s use of bdtronic GmbH’s website that bdtronic GmbH can view during the user’s visit (e.g. visited sites, date and time of visit, etc.). The user can also reject the storage of cookies by accordingly adjusting the settings of his internet browser; however, in this case the user may not be able to make full use of all the functions of bdtronic GmbH’s website. The user can also separately delete each cookie at any time. Instructions concerning this can be found in the operating instructions of the user’s computer and internet browser;
f) attention is drawn to bdtronic GmbH’s website using the analytic-tools Google Analytics and Insite Metrics (www.insitemetrics.com). bdtronic GmbH uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”) and Insite Metrics, a web analytics service provided by Upright Communications, 430 Reading Road, Suite 301, Cincinnati, OH 45202, USA (hereinafter referred to as „Upright Communications“) to help bdtronic GmbH to analyse how users use the website. These analytic-tools use “cookies”, which are text files placed on the user’s computer, to help the website analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about the user’s use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google and Upright Communications on servers in the United States of America. In case of activation of the IP-anonymization, Google will anonymize the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a server in the USA and truncated there. Google and Upright Communications will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating the user’s use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and for providing other services for bdtronic GmbH relating to website activity and internet usage. Google and Upright Communications may also transmit this information to third parties, in so far as Google or Upright Communications are legally obliged to do so or in so far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google or Upright Communications. Google and Upright Communications will under no circumstances associate the user’s IP address with any other data of Google or Upright Communications. The user can also reject the storage of cookies by accordingly adjusting the settings of the user’s internet browser; however, bdtronic GmbH points out that in this case the user may not be able to make full use of all the functions of bdtronic GmbH’s website. By using bdtronic GmbH’s website the user agrees to the processing of the data collected about the user by Google and Upright Communications in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
If the user does not want Google Analytics to collect the user’s data, the user may also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing the following Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for the user’s current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
If the user does not want Insite Metrics to collect the user’s data, the user has the possibility to object to the collection of the data generated by the respective cookie concerning the use of bdtronic GmbH’s website by the user (including the user’s IP address) and to prevent the web analysis by contacting bdtronic GmbH by using the contact details set out above.
g) further attention is drawn to bdtronic GmbH’s website using services provided by Burda Direct Services GmbH, Hubert-Burda-Platz 2, 77652 Offenburg, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “BurdaServices”) for marketing and optimisation purposes. In this context data is collected, processed and used for the creation of a user profile under a pseudonym. Where possible and useful the user profiles will be completely anonymised. For this purpose so-called “cookies” may be used. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a webserver to the user’s internet browser and that are downloaded and stored on the user’s computer that enable the user’s internet browser to be recognised again. The collected data that might also include personal data will be transmitted to BurdaServices or will directly be collected by BurdaServices. BurdaServices may use the data provided by the use of bdtronic GmbH’s website to create anonymised user profiles. The data acquired in this process will neither be used to personally identify the user of bdtronic GmbH’s website without the user’s explicit consent, nor will it be combined with the personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym. Where IP addresses are collected, theses IP addresses will be anonymised immediately after collection by deleting the last two number blocks. By using bdtronic GmbH’s website the user agrees to the processing of the data collected about the user by BurdaDirect in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The user may also object to the collection, processing and storage of this data at any time by clicking on the following link:
h) furthermore, attention is drawn to bdtronic GmbH’s website using Webalizer (www.webalizer.org) and AWStats (www.awstats.org). These are open source based webserver log file analysis-programs for the statistical analysis of user access of bdtronic GmbH’s website. These analysis-programs evaluate the so-called server log files (e.g. browser (type/version), operating system, referrer-URL, Hostname, time of server request), which are automatically forwarded by the user’s internet browser to bdtronic GmbH while accessing bdtronic GmbH’s website, and will create surveys (e.g. for the number of hits, file-/page-requests, visits, etc.) and statistics. For this evaluation no cookies are used. The collected data cannot be associated with any person. A c mbination of this data with other data sources, especially personal data, will not occur. The data will be stored by bdtronic GmbH’s provider in Germany. The data will not be forwarded to a third party and will be deleted after its statistical evaluation. bdtronic GmbH reserves the right to subsequently check this data as far as concrete indications for an unlawful use become known. By using bdtronic GmbH’s website the user agrees to the statistical analysis of the user’s access to bdtronic GmbH’s website in the manner and for the purposes set out above. If the user does not want the user’s data to be used for a statistical analysis of the users use of bdtronic GmbH’s website, the user has the possibility to object to the collection of the data concerning the use of bdtronic GmbH’s website by the user and to prevent the web analysis by contacting bdtronic GmbH by using the contact details set out above.