Privacy Policy



Data Privacy Statement



We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data and will therefore keep your personal data confidential in accordance with applicable data privacy laws and regulations. We will not publish your data in any way or pass them on to third parties.

In principle, the websites of siTOOLs Biotech GmbHcan be used without providing any personal data. Every web server automatically records every access to websites. When you visit our website our web server for the purpose of system security temporarily saves the domain name or the IP address of the visiting computer as well as the access time, the duration of the visit, the browser type, the file name and the URL that you have accessed, the HTTP response code and, if applicable, the website from which you visited our site, and the bytes that are transferred during the connection. This information is saved anonymously, and conclusions regarding your person or your individual behaviour are impossible.

Beyond this, no other personal data are recorded unless you explicitly provide us with such data e.g. in an online form or a registration. We always treat your personal data with responsibility and in accordance with legal regulations.

We save computer-related data for the purpose of recording trends and developing statistics. These saved data also are used to identify and backtrack illegal access attempts to our web server. We create profile information about the use of our websites exclusively anonymised and only to improve user guidance and optimise the offer with respect to user interests. No personalised surfing profiles or anything similar will be created or processed from such data.

We only collect, save and process your transmitted personal data as far as this is required for the managing of inquiries or orders. We will not pass on your personal data to third parties unless we are obliged to do so due to mandatory legal regulations or unless you agree to this yourself.

We only use the personal data you transmit to us (for example: your name and your address or e-mail address) for correspondence with you or for the purposes for which you provide us with these data.

siTOOLs Biotech GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to guarantee best possible protection of personal data processed through the website. However, internet-based data transmissions may still have security gaps, which means that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. Every person concerned is therefore free to use any alternative ways (telephone/mail) to transmit personal data to us.

1.     General information

1.1     Definition of personal data
Personal data are details that disclose or can disclose the identity of the user. We adhere to the principle of data avoidance, i.e. as far as possible we do not collect personal data.

1.2     Processing of personal data
We only and exclusively process your personal data if we have received your consent for this (article 6 I a GDPR). Your personal data of course will not be passed on to third parties unless we are obliged to do so by law. Your personal data exclusively are processed within the EU.

1.3     Usage data
General technical data will be collected when you visit the website. These data include the IP address that is used, time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if applicable, the website you came from. For technical reasons these usage data are recorded in a logfile and can be used and saved for the purpose of statistics evaluation of this website. These usage data are in no way linked to your other personal data.

1.4     Period of storing
When the purpose for which data have been collected is concluded, your personal data will be stored only for the period that is required by legal (especially tax) regulations.


2.     Your rights

2.1     Right to access
You have the right to obtain from us information as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed by us and, where that is the case, to obtain information about these personal data and the additional data mentioned in art. 15 GDPR.

2.2     Right to rectification
You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you, and acc. to art. 16 GDPR to demand completion of incomplete personal data.

2.3     Right to erasure
You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you for the following reasons:
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Your personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†You withdraw your consent on which the processing of your data was based, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Your personal data have been unlawfully processed.
The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that your personal data are necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of our legal claims.

2.4     Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain from us the restriction of processing of your personal data where one of the following applies:
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†You contest the accuracy of the personal data, and we therefore verify the accuracy.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of your data and instead request the restriction of their use.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†We no longer need the personal data, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†You have objected to the processing of your data, pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override your grounds.

2.5     Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that processing is based on consent or on a contract, and processing by us is carried out by automated means.

2.6     Right to object
If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

2.7     General notes and right to lodge a complaint
The exercising of your above-mentioned rights in principle does not involve costs for you. You have the right to directly lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority that is responsible for us (data protection officer).


3.     Data security

3.1     Data security
All data on our website are secured against loss, destruction, access, modification and dissemination by means of technical and organizational measures.

3.2     Sessions and cookies
For the operation of our website we use cookies or server-side sessions in which data may be saved. Cookies for example also can be used for a personal welcome with your member name. Cookies are files which a website saves on your hard disk to automatically recognize your computer when you visit the website next time, and they thus make it possible to adapt the website usage to you. Some of the cookies that are used, the so-called session cookies, are deleted again after the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer and make it possible to identify your browser when you visit our website again (permanent cookies). You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed when cookies are set and can individually decide to accept such cookies, or you can refuse the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally. Please note that maybe you cannot use some functions of this website if cookies are deactivated. We guarantee that no personal data are taken from session or cookies and that cookies only are used as far as this is required for the website. The result of careful consideration therefore is that there are no overriding opposing interests from your side (art. 6 I f GDPR).


4.     Newsletter
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data necessary for this or separately communicated by you in order to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter. You may at any time unsubscribe the newsletter either by sending us a message to the contacts given in the imprint or by using the corresponding link in the newsletter that is provided for this purpose.


5.     Contact through the website
If you contact us by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis are saved for the purpose of processing or of contacting the person concerned. Such personal data will not be passed on to third parties.


6.     Services of third-party providers

6.1     Social media links
If applicable, we have our own social media pages with third-party providers that you can reach by using the links on this website. When you use these links you will reach the respective websites of these third-party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+). Once you have opened the website of a third-party provider, you are under the responsibility of the respective third-party provider, and the privacy statement or data usage declaration of the respective third-party provider is applicable. This is beyond our influence. For the avoidance of unnecessary data dissemination we recommend, however, that you log out from the respective third-party provider before you use a corresponding link, to make it impossible for the third-party provider to create usage profiles already from the use of the link.

6.2     Use of Youtube and Google Maps
This website and the integrated offers may contain so-called embedded videos on YouTube and maps of Google Maps. These will establish a connection to YouTube and Google Maps, and to the videos and maps that are saved there. YouTube and Google Maps are a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For information about the purpose and extent of data collection and data use by Google and about your rights and setting possibilities for your protection as a customer of YouTube and Google Maps please refer to the privacy statement of YouTube and Google maps, which can be found at: www.youtube.com/t/privacy/ and www.google.com/privacypolicy.htm

6.3 Google Web Fonts
Some page benefits for the uniform display of fonts, so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the web fonts you need into its browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This enables Google to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google 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 DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/. .

6.4 Google Analytics
On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdWords. Google AdWords is a service for Internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help of which an ad on Google's search results only then displayed, when the user utilizes the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website by the inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an insertion of third-party advertising on our website.
If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is filed on the information technology system of the data subject through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping cart from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and the controller can understand whether a person who reached an AdWords ad on our website generated sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number of users who have been served through AdWords ads to ascertain the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.
The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
The data subject has a possibility of objecting to the interest based advertisement of Google. Therefore, the data subject must access from each of the browsers in use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and set the desired settings.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

6.5 Mautic
The web analysis and web marketing service Mautic is set up on our website and on our server. Mautic is a self-operated web solution for the implementation of landing pages, for communication services such as survey forms and for the handling of support services for our customers. Mautic evaluates the access of website visitors here. This analysis is made possible by cookies. These collect information regarding the use of our website. This data is stored in Mautic. The IP address is made anonymous beforehand. Website visitors have the option of preventing Mautic cookies from being stored on the computer in which the installation of cookies is prevented by appropriate browser settings (e.g. by activating the "do not track" function or blocking the setting of cookies) or by appropriate browser plug-ins.
The operation Company of Mautic ist Mautic Inc., 10 Cabot Rd, Suite 101B, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Further information of Mautic¬īs privacy policy may be retrieved under https://mautic.com/privacy-policy/.


7.     Contact
If you want to contact us regarding data protection, please us the contact possibilities mentioned below. Controller according to GDPR:

siTOOLs Biotech GmbH
Lochhamer Strasse 29a
82152 Planegg
Germany
Telephone: +49 89 12501 4800
Telefax: +49 89 8955 7281
Email: info@sitools.de





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