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privacy statement

(last update in May 2018)

General

vasopharm GmbH ("vasopharm" or "we") takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We respect your privacy and will collect and process your personal data in compliance with the applicable legal requirements, in particular with the Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation, “GDPR”) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), at all times. This privacy statement informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data when using our website. In accordance with Article 4 no. 1 GDPR, all information that relates to identified or identifiable natural persons constitutes personal data.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Controller and Data Protection Officer

Controller responsible for the processing of your personal data in relation to the use of this website and its functionalities pursuant to Article 4 no. 7 GDPR is

vasopharm GmbH
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 15
97076 Wuerzburg / Germany

Phone: + 49 (0)931 35 90 99-0
Fax: + 49 (0)931 35 90 99-12
Email: office@vasopharm.com

Our Data Protection Officer is Dr. Helge Joa and he may be contacted at the email address dp@vasopharm.com or our postal address (see above or imprint) with the addition “the data protection officer Dr. Helge Joa”.

Collecting and Use of Personal Data

In principle, the use of our offers and services on this website is possible without disclosing personal data except for information automatically transmitted by your browser.

We collect and store personal data on each access to our website (so-called server log files) transmitted automatically to us and our web space provider by your browser. The data comprises your IP address, the date and the time of your access, the amount of transferred data, the type and the version of the browser you use, the operating system you use, the referrer URL and the name of the requested website.

The data cannot be used to identify visitors and will be stored separately from any other personal data you may have provided. We reserve the right to review this data retrospectively if we become aware of concrete indications of unlawful use. The data is used for internal statistical evaluations and for the purpose of operation and safety of our website only. Therefore, this establishes our legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 section 1 lit. f) GDPR. We will only store such personal data as long as necessary for the duration of the retention period required by law. After that your personal data will be deleted.

Further personal data is only stored if you have specifically provided us with the respective personal data in advance, in particular if you have contacted us by email due to an inquiry. In this case, the personal data provided to us is used for the purposes for processing your enquiry and for possible follow-up questions. A statement of this information is expressly provided on a voluntary basis and with your consent under Article 6 section 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. We delete such stored personal data after its storage is no longer required, i.e. after the inquiry has been completed no statutory retention requirements exist.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are temporarily stored on your hard drive by your browser. Cookies do not damage your computer or contain viruses.

For a functioning and individualized browsing experience, we use so called "session cookies" which will help to identify you while using our website, in order to make the visit of our website more convenient. These cookies are automatically deleted after you close our website.

We use further cookies which makes it possible to recognize your browser when you visit our website next time. Such cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. We use these cookies only to facilitate your use of our website.

We use the cookies based on our legitimate interest to provide you an optimized and functional website free of technical errors and to facilitate your use of our website (Article 6 section 1 lit. f) GDPR).

If you wish that cookies are not stored on your computer, the most browsers offer the option to restrict or prevent the storage of cookies. Furthermore, stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of your browser at any time. However, please note that if you decide not to permit cookies on your computer, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Transfer of Personal Data

In order to provide our website we make use of an external service provider Blauberg GmbH– Agentur für Kommunikation, Veitshoechheimer Straße 1b, 97080 Wuerzburg (“Processor”), such as hosting service provider, who thereby gets access to your personal data. The processor may only process personal data for the purposes determined by us and may only process data in accordance with this Data Protection Statement and applicable data protection laws. Beyond that, the personal data we collect will not be disclosed or transferred to third parties and will not be used for commercial purposes without your consent.

Your rights as a data subject

The GDPR grants you certain rights as the data subject. For questions regarding your rights and regarding the exercise of your rights mentioned below, please contact us or our Data Protection Officer under the contact data described above (please see “Controller and Data Protection Officer”).

Pursuant to the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

Right to access

As the data subject, you have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data pursuant to Article 15 GDPR.

Right to rectification

You have the right to request from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Furthermore, taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed (Article 16 GDPR).

Right to erasure of personal data

You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data without undue delay and we have the obligation to erase your personal data without undue delay if the statutory requirement pursuant to Article 17 GDPR are met.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request from us the restriction of processing if the statutory requirements pursuant to Article 18 GDPR are met.

Right to object and right to withdrawal any granted consent

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 section 1, including profiling based on those provisions.

You can also prospectively withdraw any previously granted consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal

If you object to the processing of data or revoke your consent, your data will no longer be processed for the respective purposes; it will be deleted/blocked unless storage is required for important reasons or due to other legal or contractual provisions. In these cases, further processing of this data for the respective purposes will be restricted.

Right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data, 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 in accordance with the statutory requirement pursuant to Article 20 GDPR. Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR or the German Federal Data Protection Act. Please direct any complaints to the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht). You may also approach us first before contacting the supervisory authorities. If we are unable to assist you, you may then submit a complaint to the above-stated supervisory authority.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Article 6 section 1 lit. f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing our user behavior to optimize our website and our advertising.

IP anonymization

In case IP-anonymization is activated, your IP address will be previously truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Please note that our website uses the IP-anonymization and therefore, IP addresses will be processed only shortened to exclude a direct personal. Google will use this information on behalf of us for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address sent from your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. In this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all functions offered by our website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data with effect for the future by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "objection to the collection of data".

Use of Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored. The use of Vimeo is made in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 section 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Use of Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, our website uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is made in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 section 1 lit. f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Use of google Maps

Our website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 section 1 lit. f) GDPR. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time in compliance with the legal requirements, for example to be compliant with new laws or to add new services. We recommend reading the current data protection statement from time to time.