We are delighted that you have visited our website. In the following we should like to inform you about how we deal with your data pursuant to Article 13 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The controller for the data collection and processing explained in the following is the authority named in the legal notice.
2. Usage data
In order to improve the quality of our websites, we store data on visits to our websites for statistical purposes. This data set comprises:
• the page from which the file has been requested,
• the name of the file,
• the date and time of the query,
• the quantity of data transferred,
• the access status (file transferred, file not found),
• the specification of the type of browser used,
• the IP address of the enquiring computer; this is abbreviated so that no reference to a person can be inferred.
3. Data security
We take technical and organisational measures to protect your data from undesirable access as comprehensively as possible. We use an encryption process on our sites. Your information is transferred from your computer to our server and information is transferred from our server to your computer by means of a TLS encryption system. You can identify this by the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser and the fact that the address line begins with https://.
4. Data transfer to third parties
In order to carry out commissioned data processing pursuant to Article 28 GDPR we transfer your data to service providers, who assist us in the operation of our websites and the associated processes. Our service providers are strictly bound by our directives to them and accordingly they are also bound by contract. We use the following categories of service provider: hosting service providers, web analysis service providers.
5. Data transfer to third countries
To some extent we transfer personal data to a third country outside the EU. In so doing we have ensured in each case that there is an adequate level of data protection.
In the case of Google Analytics (USA) and YouTube (USA) adequate data protection is accordingly ensured by their participation in the Privacy Shield Convention (Article 45 (1) GDPR.)
On our websites the only cookies we use are session cookies. The data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) 1st sentence point (f) GDPR and in the interest of facilitating and optimising user navigation and of adapting the presentation of our website.
7. Google Analytics
The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, since we have activated IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address is first of all abbreviated within the Member States of the European Union. Only in exceptional case is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA (Google's participation in the Privacy Shield ensures an adequate level of data protection in accordance with Article 45 (1) GDPR) and is abbreviated there. We have also concluded a contract with Google LLC (USA) on commissioned data processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. Google shall accordingly use all the information strictly for the specific purpose of analysing our website for us and of compiling reports on website activities.
You may object to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following methods for this purpose:
You can prevent your computer storing cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software; however, we should like to make you aware that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and by your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) You can also prevent Google Analytics recording your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is installed, which prevents future recording of your data when you visit this website:: Click here to object to the processing of your data by Google Analytics.
8. Contact Form
You have the possibility of using our web contact form to contact us. We need your name and your e-mail address if you use this form. You can give us other information, but you are not obliged to do so.
The legal base for the processing is Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR. Your data are processed in order to respond to your enquiry and are erased as soon as they are no longer required and provided that no conflicting legal duties to preserve records exist.
If you wish to object to the processing of your data transferred via the contact form, please contact the e-mail address stated in the legal notice.
9. Newsletter data
In order to send you our newsletter we need your e-mail address. The e-mail address provided has to be verified and you must give your consent to the receipt of the newsletter. Supplementary data are not collected, or if provided, this is on a voluntary basis. We use the data solely for sending out the newsletter.
The data provided on registration for the newsletter are processed solely on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) point (a) GDPR. You may withdraw your consent at any time. To withdraw your consent it is sufficient to send us an informal message by e-mail or to cancel your subscription via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the processing of your data prior to the withdrawal of your consent is not affected by the withdrawal.
When you cancel your subscription, any data provided on subscription are erased. If these data have been transferred us for other purposes and to another office, they continue to be stored by us.
10. Publication of photographs
The body responsible for the data processing is LDG Laboratory Diagnostics Germany GmbH, Abschnede 64, 27472 Cuxhaven
As a matter of principle we collect only those data, which are necessary
- to safeguard our legitimate interests
Data processing to safeguard the controller's legitimate interests
We process your name, title, professional title, employer and images of you pursuant to Article 6 (1) point (f) GDPR, in order to use these, if required, to report in our print and online media on the event, which you visited.
Our legitimate interests consist in reporting on the event, in which you have participated. Conflicting legitimate interests for your person do not exist. The event takes place in the public arena. The generation of images and their publication does not constitute a serious intrusion into the rights of the individual.
As a matter of principle data are not transferred to third parties. We reserve the right to transfer data in an individual case, provided that authority to transfer data under data protection law exists (in particular in accordance with the legal provisions referred to above).
Erasure of data
We erase the data when they are no longer considered necessary for (continued) publication.
Contact details for the Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer, Dr. Uwe Schläger can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rights of data subjects
In accordance with the relevant provisions of the GDPR data subjects have the right of access (Article 15) to personal data concerning them and to the rectification of incorrect data or to erasure of the data (Articles 16 and 17). They also have the right to restriction of processing (Article 18) and in cases covered by Article 20 GDPR the right to data portability.
Right to object
If data are collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) point (f) (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests) the data subject has the right on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object at any time to the processing.
We shall then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrable compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if you consider that the processing of the data in question breaches the provision of data protection law. You can assert this right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the Member State where you are domiciled, at your place of work or at the place of the alleged breach.
Your rights as a user
In the processing of your personal data the GDPR guarantees you as a website user certain rights:
1. Right to access (Article 15 GDPR):
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to access over these personal data and to the information listed in detail in Article 15 GDPR.
2. Right to rectification (Articles 16 and 17 GDPR):
You have the right to request immediate rectification of incorrect personal data concerning you and where necessary, the completion of incomplete personal data.
You also have the right to request that the personal data in question are erased without undue delay, provided that one of the grounds listed in detail in Article 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data are no longer needed for the purpose pursued.
3. Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR):
You have the right to request that the processing of the data be restricted, if one of the conditions listed in Article 18 GDPR exists, e.g. if you have objected to the processing until a check of some sort has been completed.
4. Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR):
In certain cases, which are listed in Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data in question in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that these data be transferred to a third party.
5. Right to object (Article 21 GDPR):
If data are collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) point (f) (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests) you have the right on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing. We shall then no longer process the personal data unless there are demonstrable compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Pursuant to Article 77 GDPR you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if you consider that the processing of the data in question breaches the provisions of data protection law. You can assert this right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the Member State where you are domiciled, at your place of work or at the place of the alleged breach.
Contact details for the Data Protection Officer
Our company Data Protection Officer will be pleased to assist you with any information or suggestions on the topic of data protection:
Dr. Uwe Schläger
datenschutz nord GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 421 69 66 32 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 421 69 66 32 - 11