Datenschutz

Privacy Statement

 

General information

The protection of your data is of particular concern to us. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable to us. With the help of this data protection declaration, we inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by BIOCOM AG and the rights to which you are entitled.

Personal data is the information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes in particular your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail address and your IP address. The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

BIOCOM AG
Michael Kuhrt (COO)
Lützowstr. 33-36
10785 Berlin

The controller alone or jointly with others shall decide on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. We have appointed a data protection officer:

Simone Ding
Phone: +49 30 264921-0
datenschutz[at]biocom.de

Your rights as a data subject Your rights as a data subject are standardized in Art. 15 - 22 EU-GDPR.
These include

- The right of access (Art. 15),
- The right to rectification (Art. 16),
- The right to erasure “right to be forgotten” (Art. 17),
- The right to restriction of processing (Art. 18),
- The right to data portability (Art. 20),
- The right to object to data processing (Art. 21),
- Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77)

Right of access, rectification, deletion, limitation

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions. You can contact us at any time in this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Data portability

Data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract can be handed over to yourself or third parties. The information is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.

Rights of objection

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority

In case of a breach of data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit: www.datenschutz-berlin.de

Passing on to third parties

We will only pass on your data to third parties within the scope of the statutory provisions or with your corresponding consent. Otherwise, data will only be passed on to third parties if we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions (passing on to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or criminal prosecution authorities).

Within our company, we ensure that only those persons receive your data who need it to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations. When dispatching the magazines, appropriate service providers support our specialist departments in fulfilling their tasks. The necessary data protection contracts were concluded with these service providers.

Storage period of the data

We store your data as long as they are needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous retention periods mean that data must continue to be stored. This applies in particular to commercial law or tax law storage obligations (e.g. Commercial Code, Tax Code, etc.). If there are no further storage obligations, the data will be deleted as soon as it has been used for its intended purpose.

Data transmission

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties.

You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https://" address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line. In order to protect data stored with us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons in the best possible way, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures.

Third country transmission

Data will only be transferred to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) to the extent that this is necessary for the performance of the contractual obligation is required by law or you have given us your consent. This applies exclusively to the use of Google Analytics. We transmit your personal data to a service provider or to group companies outside the European Economic Area. In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an appropriate level of data protection follows from the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield Agreement.

Categories, sources and origin of data

In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser transmits to us.

These are:
- Visited page on our domain
- Date and time of the server request
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- IP address (anonymized)

These data are not merged with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Newsletter and contact form

Your e-mail address will be stored on our server, which is located in Germany, when you subscribe to our newsletter. We use this information exclusively to send the newsletter. We do not pass this data on to third parties, nor do we use it for other purposes. Our registration system, which contains a confirmation message with a web link to complete registration (double opt-in), ensures that you have expressly requested the newsletter. We also make it possible for interested parties to contact us via an online form on our website. Here, personal data (name, e-mail address) used for answering will be collected. These data will not be passed on to third parties or used beyond the processing of the enquiry.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us to make our site more user-friendly, effective and secure. Some cookies are "session cookies". Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the use of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies can result in a limited functionality of our website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart), takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. ("Google"). The use is made on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. EU-GDPR. Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website such as
- Browser type/version,
- operating system used,
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
- Host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and
- Time of the server request

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. We have also added the code "anonymizeIP" to Google Analytics on this website. This guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other data stored by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Further information can be found at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Google Ads Conversion Tracking

We also use Google Ads Conversion Tracking to track the use of our website statistically and for the purpose of optimizing our website. Google Ads places a cookie on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google advertisement. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of the ad customer's website and the cookie has not expired, Google and the customer will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to that page.

Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked through ads customers' websites. The information collected from the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Google Ads customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive information that personally identifies users.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you can also refuse to set a cookie as required, for example by setting your browser to refuse cookies automatically. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "https://www.ads.google.com". Google's Privacy Policy for Conversion Tracking can be found here https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/1722022?hl=en

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo. Matomo is an Open Source solution. Matomo uses "cookies". These are small text files, which your web browser stores on your terminal device and which allow an analysis of the website use. Information generated by cookies about the use of our website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised before it is stored. Matomo cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them.

Matomo cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and, if necessary, advertising. The information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by your web browser. However, some functions of the website may be restricted as a result. You can deactivate the storage and use of your data here. Your browser uses an opt-out cookie, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. When you visit our website again, the opt-out cookie must be set again to prevent the storage and use of your data.

Font Awesome

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Fonticons, Inc. for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, your browser has to connect to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. This will allow Fonticons, Inc. to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Further information on Font Awesome can be found at https://fontawesome.com/help and in Fonticons, Inc.'s privacy policy: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.