If you have transmitted your personally identifiable information through this website or by email, such information will only be used in order to conduct correspondence with you as well as for those purposes for which you provided that information. We assure you that your personally identifiable information will not be shared with third parties unless the law requires us to do so.
The data you have provided will only be stored until such point as the purpose for which it was shared has been achieved. Insofar as the law requires that data be stored for a specific period of time, we will comply with such legal provisions. If it concerns disease data, we are obliged to keep these 10 years. After expiry of the retention period, the relevant data is routinely deleted. Should you no longer agree to our storing your personally identifiable data, pursuant to your request we will delete such data. If your personal data has changed in the meantime, we will correct that data based upon the information you provide us.
For security reasons and in order to protect transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries which are sent to us using the contact form, this site uses SSL encryption. You will be able to recognize the secure connection when the URL in your browser changes from "http://" to "https://", also generally accompanied by a green padlock symbol in your browser toolbar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data you share with us cannot be read or stolen by third parties.
You have the right, at any time and at no cost, to receive information about your personally identifiable data stored by us, about the source and recipient thereof, the purpose for which it was collected, as well as to demand the correction, blockage or deletion of such data. In this regard, as well as if you have additional questions on the topic of “personally identifiable data”, you may contact us at any time, either using the information contained in the imprint, or as follows:
A cookie is a small file consisting of letters and numbers, containing information that is downloaded to your device whenever you open a webpage with the aid of your browser. It does not cause any damage. In order to get optimal use out of the website and benefit from certain personalized functions, it is necessary to accept cookies on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Such cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you pay us a visit. However, if you do not wish this to happen automatically, you can change the settings in your browser so that you are informed on each occasion and can accept the cookies, or not, on a case-by-case basis.
However, you should be aware that, by deactivating cookies, this may reduce the functionality of our website.
Cookies make it possible to differentiate you from other users. This helps to make surfing this website more pleasant for visitors and to improve the website itself. When you reopen pages you have already visited several times in the past, cookies will also help improve your user experience. Assuming that you use the same device and the same browser as before, these cookies tell us how you use our pages and may potentially make the content displayed more relevant to your personal interests and needs.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. At the end of your visit, they are automatically deleted. Visit data that must remain permanently available during a session includes form data, which allows us to redisplay such data if information has been entered erroneously. However, this will also be deleted once the form is submitted. Cookies used on our website DO NOT collect any information that might identify you personally.
You can prevent the download of cookies, e.g. for Google Analytics, simply by deactivating Google Analytics for this website and/or denying or blocking cookies in general through your browser settings. Within your browser settings (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome), you can stipulate which cookies are permitted and which are blocked. Precisely where these settings can be found depends on the browser you are using. If you do not know where to find them, use your browser’s help menu.
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on our website, we require you to provide us with an email address along with information that allows us to verify that you are indeed the owner of the email address provided and that you consent to receipt of the newsletter. In order to provide you with customized content, we collect and process information which you share with us voluntarily, including your interests, birthday, postcode and town of residence.
By clicking on the registration link, you agree to the processing of your personally identifiable information (such as: first name, last name, email address) by us as the data privacy officer, for the purposes of sending you an email newsletter on the basis of your expressed permission, until such time as said permission is revoked.
In order to guarantee that you do indeed consent to our sending you the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in process. This involves adding a potential recipient to a temporary mail server. An email is then sent to the user, giving the user an opportunity to express their legal consent to receipt of newsletters. Only when this confirmation has been provided will the user’s email address be actively added to our newsletter server.
We use this information exclusively in order to regularly send out the information you have requested or in order to keep you up-to-date with our very latest offers.
Your consent to the storage of information, your email address as well as use thereof in order to send a newsletter may be revoked at any time by using the “unsubscribe” link contained in the newsletter itself.
In order to send you a newsletter, we use special newsletter software. This also involves sending your data to the operator of the newsletter software company, where your registration and/or cancellation including the date and time of day are recorded. Of course, this occurs subject to stringent controls designed to protect your personal privacy. This company is prohibited from selling your information or using it for any purposes other than sending you newsletters. We have entered into a data-privacy contract to that effect with the newsletter provider in question.