pfm medical AG (hereafter referred to as "pfm medical", there is information about pfm medical in the imprint) is pleased that you are visiting this website. Data protection and data security for users of our website is very important to us, as the responsible party in terms of data protection rights and legislation. We would like to inform you at this point which personal data we collect during your visit to our website and what it is used for.
§ 1 Scope
This Privacy Statement applies to the website of pfm medical, which is available at the domain www.pfmmedical.com (hereafter referred to as "our website”).
§ 2 What is personal data?
Personal data is information that can be used to find out personal or material circumstances about you (e.g. name, address, telephone number, date of birth, or email address). Information in which we can make no (or only with a disproportionate effort) connection to your person, e.g. by anonymisation of the information, is not personal data.
§ 3 What kind of personal data do we collect, process and use?
You can use our website without giving personal data, bar the exceptions specified in this privacy statement. Access data without reference to individuals is stored, for instance the name of your Internet Service Provider, the page you visit us from, the name of the requested files and their release date. This data is used solely to improve our service and does not enable any conclusions as to your person.
Email addresses and other data with reference to individuals, which are given during contact requests, are used exclusively for the desired correspondence.
We do not create personal user profiles. In connection with the retrieval of the information you have requested, data will be stored on our servers only in anonymous form, for evaluation purposes or to facilitate our various services. This general information is logged, e.g. what content has been retrieved from our range or which pages are visited most.
We use “cookies” (small text files containing configuration information). Cookies are small text files which are sent from our web server to your browser during your visit to our internet pages, and they are retained on your computer for a later recall. These are so-called session-cookies (also known as temporary cookies), which are buffered exclusively for the time you use one of our web pages.
The cookies are used in particular to determine the frequency and the number of users of our websites, and to identify your computer during a visit on our website when changing from one of our web pages to another, as well as determining when your visit ended. This is how we can find out which area of our websites and which other websites our users have visited. However, this usage data does not enable conclusions about the user. After the session, as soon as you have finished your browser session, these cookies are deleted.
In addition, cookies are used in conjunction with the restrictions as described in § 5 Google Analytics.
Most browsers are pre-set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you before accepting cookies. Users who do not allow cookies may not be able to access certain areas of our web sites.
§ 5 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. ("Google") web analysis service. Google Analytics uses "cookies ", text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Also, Google may transfer this information to third parties in cases when this is required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
When IP anonymization is activated on this website, and within member states of European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address will be truncated by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. We point out that Google Analytics has been extended by the "gat._anonymizeIp ();" code to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services connected to website use and internet use for the site operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be collated with any other data held by Google.
You can also prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website, by downloading and installing the browser-plug-in the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Alternatively to the browser add-on, or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link, to prevent detection by Google Analytics on this website in the future (the opt-out only works with this browser, and only for this domain). In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete all cookies in the browser, you will need to click this link again.
This website also uses Google Analytics demographic reports, in which data from Google's interest based advertising as well as third party visitor data (i.e. age, gender and interests) is used. This data can not be traced back to a specific person and can be deactivated anytime via the ads personalization.
More details on the terms and conditions of use and data protection can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
§ 6 Security measures to protect data we store
We are committed to protect your privacy and handle your personal data confidentially. To prevent loss or abuse of data we store, we take extensive technical and organizational security measures, which are regularly reviewed and kept up to date with the latest technological progress. When visiting the website and using the contact forms the transmission of all connection data is encrypted with the current safety standard TLS 1.2.
However, we would like to point out, that due to the structure of the internet, it is possible that the rules of data protection and the aforementioned security measures may not be observed by other persons or institutions outside our sphere of responsibility. In particular, unencrypted shared data – even sent via email – can be read by third parties. We have no technical influence on this. It is the responsibility of the user to protect the data made available by him/her against abuse by using encryption or other means.
§ 7 Hyperlinks to external websites
Our website has so-called hyperlinks to websites of other providers. When activating these links, you are forwarded directly from our website to the site of the other providers. You can spot this, for instance, when there is a change of the URL. We cannot take responsibility for the strictly confidential handling of your data on these external websites, as we have no control over whether these companies comply with data protection regulations. Please get information on the handling of your personal data by these companies on their websites directly.
§ 8 Information about your personal data we store / Storage duration / Deletion
We only store your personal details that you gave when first making contact with us as long as this is permitted by law. On your request, we will gladly inform you which data we have stored about you. If false information is stored with us despite our efforts to store accurate and current data, then we will correct it immediately. If you want the data deleted, the deletion will take place immediately at your request, too. If a deletion is not possible for legal reasons, the data shall be blocked instead. Please contact our external data protection officer in these cases, as well as for any other questions or concerns about data protection:
Kinast & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Solicitor Dr. Karsten Kinast , LL.M.
As of January 2014