Privacy policy
UROMED Kurt Drews KG


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

Phone: +49 (0) 40 713 007 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 40 713 007 - 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 https://karriere.uromed.de/. 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)

Cookies

The software that we use to operate and review the websites – the so-called Content Management System (CMS) – uses cookies on the website. These are little files, created automatically by your browser and stored on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause damage to you terminal device, and they do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malicious software. These cookies are necessary for the technical functionality of the websites and are deleted after a short period of time.

The data processed by the cookies is necessary for safeguarding our legitimate interests as well as those of third parties, owing to the purposes already mentioned and in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer, or so that a notice always appears before a cookie is activated. Complete deactivation of cookies can, however, lead to the fact that you will not be able to use all our website’s functions.


Use of Matomo

We use the web analysis tool called ‘Matomo’ (formerly known as ‘Piwik’) on this website. We do this because we are interested in knowing, for example, where the users of our website come from (Northern Germany, Southern Germany?), whether public events have any influence on the number of people accessing the website (more users after a presentation?), what content users of our website are particularly interested in (topics), and how we can continuously improve our website based on this information. Matomo works with anonymised IP addresses in the version we use. In this process, the IP addresses are first abbreviated to the last four digits before being used to analyse user behaviour. Case law and literature pertaining to data protection provisions is strict in its judgement of the question as to whether an IP address is actually considered anonymous. The abbreviation of the IP addresses in the way described gives rise to anonymous data, according to the unanimous view, without the possibility of establishing reference to a living person.

Matomo uses cookies, which will remain stored on your computer, smartphone or tablet as a so-called ‘persistent cookie’, a small text file, even beyond the duration of your visit to the website.

This cookie has a lifetime of almost six months. Furthermore, Matomo will also create a so-called session cookie, which will automatically be deleted after you have left the website.

You can object to the collection of this anonymous data. You can prevent the analysis of your user behaviour if you block the use of cookies either generally or only for this website. Likewise, you can only delete cookies in your browser in individual cases or at regular intervals, so as to prevent the evaluation of your user behaviour on the basis of anonymous data.


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.