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SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH – Data Protection Statement

Correct as of 3 November 2015

1. Data controller

This website is operated and offered services are provided by:

The company:                                   SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH, Rheinstraße 7d, 14513 Teltow,
                                                             Germany

Managing Director:                           André Cerbe

Registration court:                            Potsdam District Court

Commercial register number:       16552

E-mail:                                                privacy@somatex.com

Tel.:                                                      +49 (0)30 319 82 25 – 00

The company (hereinafter referred to as SOMATEX®) makes this website available to its customers and interested parties.

 

2. Fundamental principles

SOMATEX® takes the protection of personal data very seriously and strictly adheres to data protection legislation in the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz) and the data protection provisions of the European Union.

SOMATEX® likewise requires its employees to comply with the same obligation. Under no circumstances is the collected data to be sold or disclosed to third parties without the prior express consent of the individual concerned, unless SOMATEX® is ordered by the authorities or the courts to disclose specific data.

The following statement provides an overview of how SOMATEX® ensures this protection, the types of data that are collected and for what purpose they are being collected. If you have any questions on data protection issues, you can send them to the following e-mail address: privacy@somatex.com.

 

3. Collection of personal data

To enable access to the services it offers, SOMATEX® collects, processes and uses the following data:

  • Your first name and surname or the first name and surname of the person acting on behalf
  • The e-mail address you use to register
  • Delivery address
  • Telephone number in case of queries while the order is being processed
  • Credit card or account data if you opt for credit card or direct debit payment (cf. Paragraph 4.4).

 Such data is hereinafter referred to as “personal data”.

 

4. Purpose behind the collection, processing and use of personal data

4.1 Unless otherwise expressly stated in these data protection provisions, SOMATEX® collects, processes and uses personal data solely to process orders. The processing of an order entails:

  • Creating a member account
  • Verifying your identity
  • Delivering the order
  • Processing payment.

4.2 In addition, SOMATEX® uses first names, surnames and personalized e-mail addresses to provide information by e-mail as follows: sending carefully selected offers for similar products from our range to the e-mail address you provide unless you have expressly objected to this. Your e-mail address is not disclosed to any other company.

You can ask for your e-mail address not to be used for marketing purposes at any time by e-mail (no particular form needs to be completed), or you can click the button “Unsubscribe from the newsletter” in any e-mail.

4.3 Where SOMATEX® is to perform services on account at your request, SOMATEX® is entitled, in order to protect its legitimate interests (in particular to protect itself against non-payment due to inability to pay), to obtain information on creditworthiness based on a mathematical-statistical process with the assistance of the credit agency Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH & Co KG. For this purpose, SOMATEX® transfers personal data (first name, surname, address) to Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH & Co KG so that a credit scoring process can be completed. SOMATEX® uses the information obtained in this way exclusively to make a carefully considered decision as to whether a change to your preferred method of payment is required. You can refuse to give your consent to a creditworthiness check at any time by writing to SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH, Data Protection Officer, Hohenzollerndamm 150/151, Haus 2, 14199 Berlin, Germany or by sending an e-mail to privacy@somatex.com. In this case, however, SOMATEX® will not perform services in advance of payment.

4.4 To process credit card payments, we disclose payment data to our payment partner, Computop Wirtschaftsinformatik GmbH, to enable the transaction to be processed. The data is transferred using 1024-bit encryption.

4.5 Personal data is stored and processed exclusively on the servers of SOMATEX® or its service provider, Mittwald CM Service GmbH, in Germany.

4.6 SOMATEX® uses “cookies” as set forth under Paragraph 6 for the purposes of verifying your credentials to place an order with SOMATEX®.

 

5. Your rights / Duration of data use

5.1 SOMATEX® uses the data you provide exclusively to fulfil and process the order (Paragraph 4.1), to inform you about special offers available from SOMATEX® (Paragraph 4.2) and, if applicable, to perform a creditworthiness check (Paragraph 4.3). Express consent is always required for any other use of personal data. Whether consent is granted or refused is recorded.

5.2 You can at any time view the consent you have expressly granted and for what purposes in your personal customer account, under Personal Data. You also have the option at any time to change (i.e. to update, correct or add), delete or block the personal data that you have entered in the member area under Personal Data.

5.3 You can also withdraw your consent at any time by giving notice in writing to SOMATEX® Medical Technologies GmbH, Data Protection Officer, Hohenzollerndamm 150/151, Haus 2, 14199 Berlin, Germany or by sending an e-mail to privacy@somatex.com.

5.4 You have the right to be provided information on your personal data, and to have it corrected, deleted or blocked, as guaranteed under the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Any of these rights can be exercised by giving notice to SOMATEX® either in a letter addressed to the company or by e-mailing privacy@somatex.com

5.5 In the event that you delete your customer account or withdraw your consent, your personal data will be promptly deleted. Where retention periods prescribed by law prohibit, statutes or contracts prohibit such deletion, in particular but not exclusively, to fulfil obligations arising under a contractual relationship, personal data will be blocked instead of being deleted .

 

6. Use of cookies

6.1 Whenever this website is accessed, cookies are used to offer you a convenient online service with rich functionality and to verify your credentials to use the services offered.

6.2 Cookies are text files that contain information to enable returning visitors to be identified solely for the duration of their website visit. Cookies are saved to the hard disk of your computer and do not cause any damage.

6.3 The website’s cookies contain personal data on you. Cookies save you from having to re-enter your data multiple times, simplify the transfer of specific content and help SOMATEX® to identify particularly popular sections of the website. Amongst other things, this enables SOMATEX® to customize its website to its customers’ needs.

6.4 If you disable cookies in your browser settings, you will no longer be able to access the services offered.

6.5 Some partners cooperating with SOMATEX® may also place cookies on this website. SOMATEX® has no access to or control over these cookies. You have the option to disable the acceptance of these cookies in your web browser. SOMATEX® accepts no responsibility for the use of cookies by its cooperating partners.

 

7. Data security

SOMATEX® uses suitable technical and organizational processes to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure and to ensure the accuracy of the data and its authorized use. However, no form of electronic communication is completely secure. This means that all data and information that you voluntarily communicate to SOMATEX® may be obtained by third parties through unlawful data collection. SOMATEX® can accept no responsibility or liability for the disclosure of information due to errors and/or unauthorized third-party access during data transfer.

 

8. References and links

When accessing websites that are linked to this website, information such as your name, address, e-mail address, IP address, browser properties and credit card numbers may be requested again. These data protection provisions do not govern the collection, disclosure or handling of personal data by third parties.

Third-party service providers may have their own provisions that differ from these provisions with regard to the collection, processing and use of personal data. You are therefore advised to obtain information on the handling of personal data on third-party websites before entering your personal data.

 

9. Data protection statement for the use of Google Analytics

9.1 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site.

9.2 The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Where IP anonymization has been activated on this website, the collected IP address will first be shortened by Google within European Union member states and in other countries that have signed the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

9.3 On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the website operators and to provide the website operator with additional services connected to website activity and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not collated with other data by Google.

9.4 You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that you may not then be able to make full use of all the website’s functions. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data created by cookies and connected to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by following this link [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en] and downloading and installing the browser plug-in.

You can find additional information on this topic here [http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en] (general information on Google Analytics and Data Protection).

 

10. Data protection statement for the use of etracker

10.1 This website uses technologies provided by etracker GmbH (http://www.etracker.com) to gather and store data for marketing and optimization purposes. A user profile is generated from this data under a pseudonym. Cookies (see above) may be created in relation to this.

10.2 You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that you may not then be able to make full use of all the website’s functions.

10.3 Data collected with the use of etracker technologies will not be used without separately obtained authorization from the respective individual to personally identify the user of this website and will not be combined with personal data about the pseudonym bearer. Data collection and storage can be opposed at any time with future effect by following this link [link http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb].

 

11. Amendments to the data protection provisions

11.1 SOMATEX® reserves the right to amend this data protection notice at any time with due consideration for currently applicable data protection regulations. In the event of amendments, you will be advised accordingly when you log on to the services provided and you must give your consent to the amended data protection provisions in accordance with Paragraph 5.1.

11.2 If significant parts of SOMATEX® are sold or become the property of another company, you will likewise be informed when you log on to the service SOMATEX® offers. SOMATEX® is entitled to grant any SOMATEX® acquirer access to personal data, provided you have given your consent thereto in accordance with Paragraph 5.1.