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UROMED Kurt Drews KG
Meessen 7/11
D-22113 Oststeinbek

Phone: +49 40 71 30 07-0
Fax: +49 40 71 30 07-99
Email: service@uromed.de

Introduction

When you navigate through our websites, you leave behind digital traces. Some of these traces could allow inferences to be made about your person, even though that is neither practically possible nor desirable for this website. In the subsequent sections, we shall inform you about what to expect when you visit our website, with regard to your personal data.

In principle, the following applies: You can use these sites without us knowing your identity or trying to find out who you are. The personal data (‘digital traces’) generated when you visit a website not only include the data possibly submitted through the contact form, such as name and address, but also the IP addresses. The IP address is the number allocated to a computer (or smartphone, tablet, etc.), that is used to identify the computer on the Internet. The IP address of the computer accessing the website must be known while transferring websites online. However, we do not know the identity of particular users and we do not try to find this out.


Visiting our website

When you access our websites, information is automatically transmitted from your browser to our website server in the background. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log-file. As a principle, we do not capture or store the whole of your IP address. It is only captured/stored in an abbreviated and hence anonymised form.

The following data is collected without your input whenever you access our web pages:

  • Date and time of access,
  • URL of the referring website,
  • file accessed,
  • volume of data transmitted,
  • browser type and version,
  • your operating system,
  • your IP address.

We need this data because:

  • The smooth connectivity of the websites must be guaranteed,
  • the security and stability of the system must be evaluated and monitored,
  • various other administrative aims are achieved using this data.

Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR permits us to collect your data for these purposes. Our legitimate interest in the processing of this data is derived from the above-listed purposes.

Apart from that, we also use so-called cookies when you visit our websites. You will find details about this later in this privacy policy, in the section dealing with cookies.


Email / Contact form

You can request brochures and information about our products and samples via email. You can also use our contact form for this purpose.

If you send us an email, we shall store your contact information contained in the message as well as the contents of the message, and we shall use this information to process your inquiry. Please remember that an unencrypted email is not sufficiently protected against perusal, modification or erasure by third parties. If do not want to take this risk, please give us a call.

We shall only use your personal data from the emails for as long as your inquiry is still being addressed; it will be stored for another four weeks after responding to your inquiry and will then be deleted. If you are a business customer, we are obliged to archive your inquiries made through our websites for a period of six years.

If you use our contact form for making an inquiry, we shall store your contact information and message for the purposes of processing your inquiry. The information required by us for processing the inquiry is marked with a star; all other information is optional. If you have ordered a sample, your data from the order will be stored for a period of six months for internal purposes (evaluations and avoidance of duplicate orders) and thereafter it will be erased.


Online application

You can send us your application at www.uromed.de/onlinebewerbung.php . You can find information on how your data is handled within the context of an online application here.


Sharing of data

As a rule, we do not share any of the data obtained during your visit to our website with third parties.

An exception to this basic principle and the sharing of your data may occur, if:

  • You have given us your express consent to that effect (Article 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR)
  • It is necessary for us to share the data because we would like to assert legal claims, and we do not have any reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in your data not being shared (Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR)
  • We have to share your data because we are obliged to do so by law (Article 6 (1) (1) (c) GDPR)

Use of cookies on our website

It may be the case that we place cookies on our website. These are technologies that are suitable for user monitoring and statistical collection and analysis, for example. These technologies are only used by us to maintain our own services on an ongoing basis, to provide them as a whole and, in particular, to improve them in the sense of your interests.

If we choose to use the services of third parties, please be aware that third parties that place cookies may have their own policies regarding the collection and storage of information. Such practices are not explicitly included in our privacy notice, as we have no control over them.

However, we would like to draw your attention to this fact as well as options where you can obtain information. We will therefore always provide you with a link or reference to an address so that you can form your own opinion regarding the level of data protection provided by these third parties.

However, you can rest assured that we only choose third-party providers whose level of data protection we are convinced of.

Our website uses cookies to track information that your browser sends to us when you use our website.

These are usually essential cookies, i.e. small text files which tend to have small amounts of information and which can be downloaded and stored on each of your devices to enable actual use of the Internet.

Essential cookies

So-called essential cookies are indispensable for the operation of the website and the services we provide you. For example, they help you to navigate through our website. We believe this contributes to the security and basic functionality of our site and is necessary for the proper operation of our site.

If you were to block these cookies, we could not really guarantee your use or security during your visit to our site. To the extent that personal data would be processed by placing the essential cookies, we refer here to our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR.

In other words, essential cookies simply ensure the offer of our site and consequently your user experience.

Nonessential cookies

Nonessential cookies are usually cookies from third party providers whose services enable us as the website owner to make our services and features more attractive to you as our user. They help us to keep our offer up to date. Such third party providers generally offer services that enable us to find out where users come from as well as where they visit and what they view on our website. This enables us – especially with tracking services of third parties – to design our website and our content in a meaningful way. In the first instance, therefore, our own interests in the operation of the site are served, which means that we require your express consent for the nonessential cookies and third-party tools that we use.

Consent to the use of cookies requiring consent

If we use cookies that are not absolutely necessary for the functionality of our site, we will point this out to you at the beginning of your visit to our site and ask you to give us your express consent to use the respective services. You are given the opportunity to find out about the services and cookies we use and to decide individually which services and cookies you consent to.

You can change your preferences at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.

Change cookie settings.

However, you can also revoke your consent at any time. Once you have agreed to the use of cookies, we will store a cookie on your computer or device to save it for the next time. Please refer to the previous section to find out about how long the cookies are placed.

You can change your cookie settings in your Internet browser to block certain types of cookies or files, for example. You can therefore block cookies by activating the setting in your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access all or part of the site because some of them may be functional cookies.

The legal basis on which we process your personal data using cookies depends on whether we ask you for your consent.

If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing your data is the declared consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. lit a GDPR. Otherwise, the data processed with the help of cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. for the commercial operation of our online offer and its improvement) or, if the use of cookies is necessary, to fulfil our contractual obligations. This use is based on Art. 6 I lit f GDPR as far as personal data that we process is concerned.

For more information on deleting or blocking cookies, see https://www.allaboutcookies.org/ge/


Use of Matomo

On this website we use the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo"). We use the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes on our website. Pseudonymised usage profiles can be created and evaluated from this data for the same purpose. Cookies may be used.

The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymised IP address) is processed on our servers in accordance with Art. 6 I a GDPR, provided you have given us your consent. You can submit a revocation at any time by using the Change and adjust cookie settings.

We would like to point out that the information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and not to be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.


Your rights in relation to your data

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you the following rights in relation to your data:

  • According to Article 15 GDPR, you can demand information about your data that is being processed by us.
  • If we have incorrect or incomplete data about you, you can demand the rectification of this data (Article 16 GDPR).
  • You can even demand the erasure of you data (Article 17 GDPR). However, there can be cases where we may or must not delete your data, despite your wishes. If you demand the erasure of this data, we shall first check whether there are any such reasons. If not, then we shall erase your data.
  • The alternative to the erasure of your data is, in certain cases, a restriction of processing of your personal data (Article 18 GDPR). Here, too, the following applies: let us know how you want to proceed, then we will check the legal requirements and find a way to balance your and our interests.
  • If you believe that we are not complying with the data protection regulations for processing of your personal data on this website, you can lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. You can find a list of all European data protection supervisory authorities here.

Right of objection

We have mentioned ‘our legitimate interests’ in this privacy policy a couple of times. These permit us to process your data on this website. If we process your data on the basis of ‘our legitimate interest’, you can raise an objection against this type of processing (Article 21 GDPR). You must, however, assert reasons for the objection, and ‘these must arise out of your particular situation’, as the aforementioned regulation puts it.

If you would like to exercise your right of objection, it suffices if you send us an email at: service(at)uromed.de. We shall then verify your concern and respond accordingly. You can also contact this address if you have any questions regarding this privacy policy or about data protection at Uromed.


Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer, who will constantly support and advise us regarding compliance with the data protection provisions: PrivCom Datenschutz GmbH, Dr. Bettina Kähler, info(at)privcom.de.


Data safety

Our websites are encrypted using SSL, i.e. the online transmission of websites is protected against those viewing from outside.


Update of this privacy policy

Update of this privacy policy: September 2018. Insofar as necessary, this privacy policy will be regularly reviewed and updated.