Data Protection Policy

Audimedes attaches great importance to the protection of your data: in the following data protection policy, we would, therefore, like to inform you about how (and to what extent) our website collects your data, and we would like to draw your attention to your rights. In principle, it is possible to use our website without your usage data or other personal data being collected; precise information about which usage data is collected and when can be found in the information on our cookies.

If you wish to contact us or use a service offered by us, the processing of your personal data (at least on a temporary basis) may be necessary.

If you provide us with your personal data, we will treat this data in accordance with German and European data protection regulations.

I. Explanation of terms

“Personal data” within the meaning of the European General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) denotes any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A person becomes identifiable when he or she can be identified directly or indirectly by means of the allocation of certain data, such as a name, location data, identifiers or other features relating to his or her identity.

“Processing” denotes any automated or non-automated process or operation used to collect, acquire, organise, arrange, store, adapt or modify, read, retrieve, use, transmit, distribute or otherwise make available certain data, as well as the restriction, deletion or even destruction of said data.

“Data controller” within the meaning of the GDPR is the person, institution or body who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purpose of (and means used for) the processing of your data. The data controller is, therefore, also responsible for ensuring that your data is processed in accordance with this Regulation. The “data controller” pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR is, in this case:

Audimedes GmbH
Managing Director: Mr. Mustafa Sarikaya
Waageplatz 8, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)551 49971 100
Fax: +49 (0)551 49971 200
info@audimedes.de

Audimedes GmbH has an external data protection officer:

Marion Meyer
QMedicus Consulting
Heimradstraße 6
34130 Kassel, Germany
info@qmedicus.de

II. Cookies

This website, as well as all its associated sub-pages, use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer or terminal device by a website that you visit. Cookies can contain a variety of information, for example, settings for the language you have selected for the respective website, the shopping basket for your online purchase or data that you enter on the website. If you visit the website again, you will be “recognised” as a previous user by means of the cookies.

Cookies also make it possible to track your usage behaviour when visiting a website – this can help to improve the functions and offers of a website and provide you, as a user, with more user-friendly services that would otherwise not be possible without the setting of cookies.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in your internet browser and thus permanently prevent the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via your internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all standard internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies via the internet browser in use, it is possible that not all the functions of our website can be used in full.

On our website, we use the following services that set cookies:

Matomo

Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo (formerly “Piwik”); this web analysis service sets cookies when you visit our website. Cookies from Matomo remain on your end device until you delete them. However, cookies are only set if you have agreed to this within the “cookie banner” displayed on our website. If you do not agree to the setting of cookies, however, some of the functions on this website may be restricted.

If you reject the analysis of your usage by Matomo, your browser sets a so-called “opt-out cookie”, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie is also removed. The setting of cookies by your web browser can also be subsequently prevented by adjusting your browser settings.

If you agree, Matomo will collect the following data as part of its analysis:

  • Date and period of use
  • Interactions with the website
  • The country from which you access the website
  • Browser and operating system
  • New and recurring uses
  • Access route to the website (search engine, advertising, referring website)
  • General usage behaviour and interaction with the website

Audimedes GmbH is the owner of the analysis data collected by Matomo. The information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website is not forwarded.

Here you can revise your cookie settings.

III. Server hosting

Our website is hosted by Host Europe GmbH, Hansestr. 111, 51149 Cologne, Germany. As a provider, Host Europe collects, processes and uses the customer’s personal data within the framework of the statutory data protection regulations and on servers within the European Union. Host Europe automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are used to analyse attacks on our website, to scrutinise technical faults and to provide information to state authorities if this is required by law. The following is recorded:

  • The URL you requested
  • Browser type / browser version
  • Operating system in use
  • HTTP response code
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request

Information on the subject of log files can be found via the provider Host Europe at https://www.hosteurope.de/faq/webhosting/webhosting-logfiles/welche-logfiles-werden-gespeichert/.

This data is not used to trace back to specific individual users. This data is not merged with other data sources. A contract for order processing has been concluded with Host Europe in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. The data collected will be deleted after a period of 14 days at the latest.

General information on data protection by the provider Host Europe can be found at https://www.hosteurope.de/en/terms-and-conditions/privacy/.

IV. Presentation of the website

The fonts displayed on this website are obtained from the provider “Linotype” of Monotype GmbH, Spichernstraße 2. 10777 Berlin, Germany, and are checked with a page view tracking code.

Linotype does not place any cookies when you visit our website, but your IP address is temporarily processed in order to count the number of visits to the website and to track the retrieval of fonts, due to the fact that the claim for remuneration by Monotype GmbH is determined by the individual access volume to the website. Linotype bases its data processing (as the Controller) on Art. 6 (1) Letter f GDPR, namely a legitimate interest in the short-term processing of an IP address, in order to avoid cases of abuse. Information on data protection can be found at https://www.linotype.com/en/2061-18846/datenschutz-richtlinien.html.

V. Google Search Console

We use the free service “Google Search Console” to monitor and manage our website in Google search results. No personal user data is collected or processed when using the Google Search Console.

VI. Processing of your contact requests

Our website contains information that facilitates the establishment of quick electronic contact with our company. This includes contacting us via email, as well as via our contact form.

Within our contact form, you have the option of being contacted by a point of contact within our company via email, or you may request a callback. You also have the possibility to make a non-binding “get to know us” appointment. Within the scope of the contact form, we record your first and last name as well as your contact data for the desired establishment of contact. Using a free text box, you can also send us the reason for your request or a personal message.

Should you contact us by email, the contact data you provide and your enquiry will be stored, in order to process your request.

In both cases, when establishing contact, your data will only be stored for the purpose of your enquiry. When your enquiry has been processed and completed, your data will be deleted once the processing is finished. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Your data will be stored exclusively for the period of time required to achieve the purpose of its storage, or as stipulated by European directives and regulations, or by German federal legislation.

VII. Newsletter

With our Newsletter we like to update you at regular intervals about developments and interesting topics from healthcare and life science. To receive our free newsletter, it is necessary to enter your email address for the purpose of receiving the newsletter. The email address you provide will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

If you have entered your email address, you will receive an email from us to reconfirm your subscription to the newsletter (“double opt-in”). You can informally revoke your consent vis-a-vis our company at any time.

The provider of the newsletter service is rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany. The data entered by you for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter is stored on rapidmail servers exclusively in Germany; your data will not be shared in any way. Our newsletters sent with rapidmail enable us to analyse the behaviour of newsletter recipients. Among other things, it is possible to analyse which contents of our newsletter appealed in particular to the recipients, which subscriptions and cancellations were made, where our newsletters are received geographically and on which end devices they are accessed.

The email address you provide for the newsletter to be sent will be stored until you withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter. Information on data protection at rapidmail can be found at https://www.rapidmail.de/newsletter-marketing-dsgvo-und-datenschutz-konform.

VIII. Handling of applications

If you have applied to us by post or in electronic form for a position advertised by us (or as part of a speculative application), we will process your applicant data solely for the purpose of completing the application procedure.

If no employment relationship is subsequently established, your application documents will be deleted three months after notification of the rejection decision, unless this is contrary to any legitimate interest of the data controller – for example, the burden of proof in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG). Should we be interested in saving your application documents for a longer period of time, in order to consider your application at a later date, we will ask for your consent. If an employment contract is concluded following the application procedure, the data you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the relevant statutory provisions.

IX. Presence in social networks

We operate on

Facebook: https://facebook.com/audimedes

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/audimedes-gmbh

Xing: https://www.xing.com/pages/audimedes

online presence within social networks.

The overall privacy policy for our social media pages can be found here.

X. Legal bases for the processing of your data

The protection of your data, as well as transparency in dealing with the processing of your data, play an important role for us as a company. We would, therefore, like to offer you a brief overview of the legal bases on which your data is processed:

  • 6 (I) Letter a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for those processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. This is the case, for example, if you agree to be contacted via our contact form or to receive our newsletter. If data processing is based on your consent, this can be terminated at any time by the revocation of your consent.
  • If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party – such as for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration – this processing is based on Art. 6 (I) Letter b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations, which are necessary to execute pre-contractual measures, for example, in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If you have any questions regarding the processing of your data during (pre-)contractual business relations, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our relevant points of contact.
  • If our company is subject to a legal obligation, which renders it necessary to process personal data – for example, to fulfil tax obligations – this processing is based on Art. 6 (I) Letter c GDPR. In rare instances, it may be necessary to process personal data, in order to protect the vital interests of you or other natural persons – this may, in particular, be necessary if you provide us with information that falls under aspects of medicinal product safety.

XI. Your rights

You have the right to the disclosure and/or confirmation of your stored personal data, its origin, its recipient(s) and the purpose of the data processing, at any time and free of charge, as well as the right to object to, to request the correction of, to limit the processing of or to demand the deletion of such data, and to lodge an appeal or complaint with the competent authority. Furthermore, the GDPR guarantees you a right to data transferability. Should you wish to assert your rights vis-a-vis our company, you may, of course, do so at any time using the contact details provided.

The competent supervisory authority for Lower Saxony is: State Commissioner for Data Protection.

XII. Important information on liability

This data protection policy has been prepared on the basis of currently available literature. It should be noted that many of the issues raised have not yet been conclusively clarified by way of supreme court rulings and that the data protection authorities of the federal states have not yet issued their opinions, which is why different interpretations still exist in relation to certain points.

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the sites in question is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for any possible legal infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. However, the permanent monitoring of the contents of said linked pages is unreasonable without a concrete indication of a legal violation. If we become aware of any infringement, we will remove such links without delay.

The contents and works contained on these pages created by the site operators are subject to German copyright law. The reproduction, editing, distribution and any form of use outside the limits of copyright law will require the written consent of the respective author or creator.

If you have any questions about this data protection regulation or concerns about your data, please get in touch with

Audimedes GmbH
Managing Director: Mr. Mustafa Sarikaya
Waageplatz 8, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)551 49971 100
Fax: +49 (0)551 49971 200
info@audimedes.de

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