Data protection

Thank you for visiting our homepage. The information listed here is intended to inform you about the handling of data protection in our company and  to show you that we take the legal provisions on data protection seriously and comply with them.

1. Subject of data protection
Data protection is intended to protect personal data and thus to protect the right of individuals to handle their data in the manner they choose. Personal data includes, for example: name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, as well as usage data such as your IP address. In other words, individual information that can be used to identify a person or to establish a connection to a person.

2. Data controller and data protection officer
The data controller for data processing in terms of data protection regulations is:

Interflex Medizintechnik GmbH
Im Lehrer Feld 9
89081 Ulm, Germany
represented by
Carolin Fiore
Mail: info@interflex-ulm.de
Telephone: +49 731 400 177-0

The data controller has appointed a data protection officer:
Matzelsberger GmbH & Co KG
Herr Michael Tonn
Mail: dsb@matzelsberger.com
Telephone: +49 731 153 38 97

3. Legal basis for processing personal data
When we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 par. 1a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

If we process personal data used to fulfil a contract to which the person concerned is a party, Art. 6 par. 1b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are required for carrying out pre-contractual measures.

To the extent that the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 par. 1c GDPR serves as legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 par. 1d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

When processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interest, Art. 6 par. 1 f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

4. Data deletion and storage time
Personal data of affected persons will be deleted or blocked by us as soon as the purpose of its storage ceases to apply. However, data may be stored beyond the original storage purpose, when this was provided for by the legislator in regulations we are subject to. The data will also be blocked or deleted when a storage period prescribed by these regulations expires, unless the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract requires the continued storage of the data. 

5. Provision of the website and creation of log files
a) Description and scope of data processing
Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system from which you access it.

The following data is collected:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The user's Internet service provider
(4) The user's IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
(7) Websites accessed by the user's system via our website

This data is also stored in so-called log files in our system. We store this data separately from other personal data concerning you and do not combine it at any time.

b) Legal basis for data processing
Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR serves as the legal basis for temporary data and log file storage.

c) Purpose of data processing
The temporary storage of the IP-address by the system is necessary so as to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. The IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data allows us to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This is also within our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR. Data is not evaluated for marketing purposes in this context.

d) Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected has been achieved and the data is no longer needed. When the data is collected to provide the website, this will be when you leave our website. When the data is stored in log files, this will be after seven days, at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the users' IP addresses are deleted or modified so that association with the accessing client is no longer possible.

e) Rights to objection and deletion
The collection of data for website provision and the storage of data in log files is absolutely essential for operating the website. Owing to this, the user has no right of objection.

6. Use of Cookies
a) Description and scope of data processing.

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the accessing browser to be identified, even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
(1) Language settings
(2) Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website that enable an analysis of the user's surfing behaviour.

The following data can be transmitted through such cookies:
(1) Entered search terms
(2) Frequency of page views
(3) Use of website functions

The data collected in this way is pseudonymised by means of technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to associate the data with the accessing user. The data will not be stored together with other user personal data. When you visit our website, an information banner informs you about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and refers you to this data protection statement. It also provides a notice on how the storage of cookies can be prevented by changing your browser settings.

b) Legal basis for data processing
Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR serves as the basis for processing personal data using cookies.

c) Purpose of data processing
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. It is necessary for the browser to be recognised even after a page change. The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles. The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. We use analysis cookies to learn how the website is used and continuously optimise our offerings. These purposes also serve as the basis for our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR.

e) Duration of storage, rights to objection and deletion
Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to fully use all website functions.

7. Contact form and e-mail contact
a) Description and scope of data processing
There is a contact form on our website that you can use for electronic contact. When you make use of this option, the data entered in the input screen will be transmitted to us and stored. The following data must be entered:

(1) First and last name
(2) E-mail address

You can voluntarily provide us with the following data:
(1) Address
(2) Place of residence
(3) Telephone number

As soon as you send us a message using the contact form, the following data will also be transmitted and stored:
(1) IP address
(2) Date and time of registration

Before you can send us a message via the contact form, your consent to the transmission and storage of your data obtained as part of the transmission process. We also refer to this data protection declaration.

Alternatively, you can also contact us via the provided e-mail address. In this case we store the personal data transmitted by e-mail. We will only use this information for conversations with you. It will not be passed on to third parties in any form.

b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing of the data if we have your consent is Art. 6 par. 1a GDPR. The legal basis for processing data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at concluding a contract, then the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 par. 1b GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing
Personal data from the input screen is used solely to establish contact. When you contact us by e-mail, our necessary legitimate interest in processing of the data also lies in processing of the contact. All other personal data transmitted during the sending process serves to ensure the security of our information technology systems and to prevent misuse of the contact form.

d) Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as the purpose for which it was collected has been achieved and the data is no longer needed. For personal data from the contact form input screen, this shall be the case when the conversation with the user has ended. This is the case at the latest when, in our opinion, circumstances indicate that the facts in question have been finally clarified. 

All other personal data collected within the scope of contacting us by form or e-mail will be deleted, at the latest, after seven days.

e) Rights to objection and deletion
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. When you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In this case, we will delete all personal data stored in the course of your taking up contact with us. In this case, we will not be able to continue the conversation with you.

If you would like to submit an objection, please use the following contact options:
Postal address
Interflex Medizintechnik GmbH
Im Lehrer Feld 9, 89081 Ulm, Germany 
represented by Carolin Fiore
Telephone: +49 731 400 177-0
E-mail: info@interflex-ulm.de

8. Web analysis by Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to analyse our website. This is a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies for this purpose.

a) Scope of processing of personal data

The cookies used by Google Analytics are stored on your computer. If individual pages of our website are accessed, the following data is stored:
(1) IP address of the accessing system
(2) Operating system
(3) Browser type
(4) The accessed website
(5) The sub-pages accessed from the accessed website
(6) The time spent on the website
(7) The frequency of accessing the website
(8) Date and time of your visit to our website

This information is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If required by local law, Google will disclose this information to third parties. Information is also transferred in the event that Google has this data processed by third parties.

The data is used and collected in an anonymously or pseudonymised manner. Google Analytics has been extended on this website by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();". This ensures anonymous registration of your IP-address (so-called IP masking) by abbreviating your IP-address before the transfer to the USA within the European Union or in contracting states in which the agreement on the European Economic Area applies. The full IP-address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases (e.g. technical problems with the European infrastructure).

Google will use the collected information to evaluate your use of our website on our behalf. Google also compiles website activity analyses and provides us with other services relating to website and Internet use.

b) Legal basis for processing personal data
The legal basis for processing personal data is Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing
Processing personal data enables us to analyse our website users' surfing behaviour. The knowledge gained in this manner allows us to compile information on the use of our website's individual components. This helps us to continuously improve our website and its user-friendliness. This is also part of our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR.

Anonymising the user's IP address sufficiently takes the users' interest in the protection of their personal data into account.

d) Duration of storage
The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our recording purposes. In our case, this is the case after 14 months.

e) Rights to objection and deletion
Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to fully use all website functions. We offer you the possibility of a so-called "opt-out" from the analysis procedure.


To opt out, please follow this link:
tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you do so, another cookie will be saved on your system. This signals to our system not to store the user's data. If you delete the corresponding cookies from your system in the meantime, the opt-out cookie must be saved again by following the link described above. Terms of use and information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Analytics can be found here:

www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html
www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html
 

9. Google Remarketing/Google Adwords
Our website also uses the marketing and remarketing functions provided by Google. This facilitates the presentation of interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network.

a) Scope of processing of personal data
A cookie is stored on your computer system when you visit our website (as well as also other websites that use this service). The following data is stored in this directory:

(1) IP address of the accessing system
(2) Websites accessed and individual content/offers on these websites
(3) Technical information about the browser and operating system
(4) The sub-pages accessed from the accessed website
(5) The time spent on the website and frequency of visits
(6) Date and time of your visit to our website

This cookie allows the recognition of the respective website visitor if he or she repeatedly visits a website that participates in the Google Advertising Network, so that advertising can be presented more appropriately.

One of the marketing tools we use is "Google Adwords". This program places a 30-day cookie for so-called conversation tracing on your computer when you click on an ad placed by Google. This cookie is not used for personal identification. However, within the 30-day validity period, both Google and we can see that the accessing computer system clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. This allows us to measure the total number of users who followed and were forwarded to our ads on Google. However, information that would enable users to be personally identified is not obtained.

b) Legal basis for the processing of personal data
The legal basis for processing users' personal data is Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing
Processing this data enables us to analyse the use of our website in order to further optimise our online services for you and to ensure the website's commercial operation. For these purposes, it is also in our legitimate interest to process the data in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1f GDPR. By anonymisation of the IP address, which is also done here as in point 9. a) (Google Analytics), the users' interest in the protection of their personal data is sufficiently taken into account. According to Google, no other personal data is collected.

d) Disabling option
However, if you choose not to accept Google's marketing or remarketing features, you can disable these by following the link below:

www.google.com/settings/ads

Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies for interest-based advertising. Follow the instructions under the following link:

www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

You can find out how Google uses the data for marketing purposes by clicking on the following link:

www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads

Google's privacy policy can be found here:

www.google.com/policies/privacy

10. Use of Google Map
This website uses Google Maps to display a map. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the automatically collected data and the data you have entered by Google, one of its representatives or third-party providers.

You can find the terms of use for Google Maps under Terms of use for Google Maps. You can find in-depth details in the google.de privacy centre: Transparency, choice and privacy.

11. Integration of social media


(Twitter, Xing, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube)

There are links to the following social networks on our website. In addition to this website, we also maintain Internet presences there so that we can also inform our active customers about our offers and services:

- the Twitter Inc. news service, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plug-ins can be recognised by the Twitter logo.

- the social network "Xing" of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

- the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

- YouTube is represented by Google Inc. based at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

as well as


- the LinkedIn social network of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA


The links can be recognised by the respective logos of the operators of the social networks. By clicking on the link you will be directed to our websites there. Their own terms and conditions and data processing guidelines apply there.

If you have a Twitter account and are logged in, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and may be shared with other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter.

If you have a user account at Xing, Xing can associate the visit with your user account if you are logged in.

Similarly, LinkedIn will associate your visit to this website with your user account, if you maintain one.
 
We are not informed about the content of the transmitted data or the use of the data by the operating companies. Whether and to what extent these companies operating social networks may collect further data is beyond our knowledge. 

Further information can be found here:

Privacy Policy of Twitter

Xing Privacy Policy

Facebook Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of Youtube

Privacy Policy of LinkedIn

As a member of one of these social networks, you can prevent the transmission and linking of your membership data by logging out of the social networks; ideally before you use the corresponding link.

12. Links
We would like to point out that this data protection declaration does not apply to other websites that you can access via links on our website. We have no influence on other providers' compliance with data protection and security regulations. Therefore, please also inform yourself regarding the data protection declarations provided on other providers' websites.

13. Rights of data subjects
As soon as we process your personal data, you are considered a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR. You then have the following rights vis-à-vis us:

a) Right to information
You can ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you will be processed by us. If this is the case, you can request the following information from us:
(a) the purposes for which the personal data is processed;
(b) the categories of personal data being processed;
(c) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal information concerning you has been or will be disclosed;
(d) the planned duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;
(e) the existence of a right to rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you, a right to limitation of the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;
(f) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
(g) any available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(h) the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 par. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

(b) Right to rectification
You have a right to rectification and/or completion if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete.

c) Right to limitation of processing
Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted:
(a) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
(b) the processing is unlawful and you do not wish the personal data to be deleted but instead request that the use of the personal data be restricted;
(c) we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you do need it to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims, or
(d) if you have filed an objection to processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, and it is not yet clear whether our justified reasons outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed - apart from being stored - with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State. If the limitation on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

d) Right to deletion

(1) Duty to delete

You can ask us to delete your personal data immediately. We are then obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
(a) The personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
(b) You revoke your consent, on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1a or Art. 9 par. 2a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.            
(c) You file an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or you file an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.
(d) The personal data concerning you has been processed unlawfully.
(e) The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject.
(f) The personal information concerning you has been collected in relation to information society services provided in accordance with Art. 8 par. 1 GDPR.

(2) Information to third parties
If we have made the personal data concerning you public, and we are obliged to delete it in accordance with Art. 17 par. 1 GDPR, we will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, also by taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

(3) Exceptions
The right to deletion does not exist insofar as the processing is necessary
(a) to exercise freedom of expression and information;
(b) to perform a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which we are subject, or to perform a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on us;
(c) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Art. 9 par. 2h and i and Art. 9 par. 3 GDPR;
(d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 par. 1 GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in a) is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudicial the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or
(e) for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
(e) Right to information

If you have exercised your right to rectify, delete or limit the processing, we are obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or deletion of the data or restriction on processing. This is not the case if this proves to be impossible or would require disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients by us.

f) Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another data controller, provided that

(a) processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1a GDPR or Art. 9 par. 2a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1b GDPR and
(b) processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data concerning you be transferred directly by us to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data portability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or that is conferred to the controller in the exercise of official authority.

g) Right of objection
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you under Art. 6 par. 1. e or f GDPR. We will then no longer process the personal data concerning you, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. When the personal data concerning you is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for this purpose. Notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of the information society services by means of automated procedures, where technical specifications are used.


h) Right to revoke declaration of consent under data privacy law
You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data privacy law at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.


(i) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR. 

j) Contact information
To protect your rights, which you can assert against us, please use the following contact information:

Postal address: Interflex Medizintechnik GmbH, Im Lehrer Feld 9, 89081 Ulm
By fax: +49 (0)731 400 177-0
By Mail: info@interflex-ulm.de