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Meopin General Terms and Conditions
Any User of Meopin Website and/or App should read these General Terms and Conditions (“GTC”) carefully.
By clicking on “I agree” or by browsing, accessing and/or using our Platform, the User acknowledges that he / she:
- has read, understood, and agrees to be legally bound by these GTC,
- represents and warrants that he / she is at least 13 years old or older. If he / she is under age 18, but above 13, he / she is permitted to use the Platform, provided he / she does so with the consent of a parent or legal guardian who accepts the GTC on the User’s behalf.
If the User is accepting these GTC on behalf of a company or other legal entity, he / she represents and warrants that he / she has the authority to bind such entity to the terms and conditions set forth herein. If he / she does not have such authority, or if he / she does not agree to any these terms, then he / she is not permitted to use the Platform.
The following definitions are used throughout these GTC.
Advertisement: has the meaning referred to in point 13.1. of these GTC
Affiliates: has the meaning referred to in point 17.4. of these GTC
Agreement: the legal agreement coming into force between Meopin and the User upon acceptance by the user of the GTC
App: Meopin’s mobile app, which is accessible through tablets, cell phones and other devices
Content: has the meaning referred to in point 9.1. of these GTC
Healthcare Providers: the persons referred to in point 2.1. of these GTC
IP: has the meaning referred to in point 12.1 of these GTC
Lists: the information referred to in point 2.2. of these GTC
Meopin: (1) Meopin-Op UG (haftungsbeschränkt), a company incorporated under German law, registered with HRB Köln under number 93614, USt-IdNr DE316510522, having its registered office at Hauptstrasse 134, D-51174 Köln (Germany), and/or (2) all related, affiliated and/or subsidiary companies
Meopin Marks: has the meaning referred to in point 9.2. of these GTC
Patients: Users which are not listed as Healthcare Providers on the Platform or have no activity as a Healthcare Provider, and are acting as a consumer of healthcare services and/or products
Personal Information: has the meaning referred to in point 14.1. of these GTC
Platform: Meopin Website and Meopin App, collectively
Products: products offered by Meopin, either for free, either against payment, on the Platform
Services: Selling Services and other services offered by Meopin, either for free, either against payment, on the Platform
Submission: has the meaning referred to in point 6.1 of these GTC
Selling Services: has the meaning referred to in point 3.2. of these GTC
Site Materials: has the meaning referred to in point 2.2. of these GTC
Third-Party Program: has the meaning referred to in point 12.1. of these GTC
User: Any user of Meopin Website and/or App
User ID: has the meaning referred to in point 7 of these GTC
Website: http://www.meopin.eu, as well as any other website and/or webpages owned by Meopin and directing towards http://www.meopin.eu
2. Description of the Platform
2.1. Through the Platform, Meopin offers an online marketplace to sell and buy healthcare products and services.
The Platform provides information on professionals and facilities providing healthcare services and products such as, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, midwives, psychologists, therapists, coaches, optometrists, rehabilitation technicians, other healthcare providers, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, long-term care and home care facilities, emergency and first aid services, rehabilitation centres, blood testing facilities, hospitals, vendors of medicine, medical devices and paramedical products, and persons working on their behalves (collectively, the “Healthcare Providers”).
Meopin organizes key information to help the User make informed choices in order to independently find particular Healthcare Providers and buy healthcare products and services. The Platform offers Users the possibility to search for one or more Healthcare Providers, according to different search criteria. Among the search results, Users may further filter results according to different filter criteria,
2.2. On the Platform, Meopin makes available lists based on specific criteria, including without limitation, in the form of search results (“Lists”), and other information, profiles and materials regarding Healthcare Providers (collectively with the Lists, the "Site Materials").
3. Selling Services and Products
3.1. Meopin offers to Healthcare Providers a registration in order to sell services and/or products on the Platform.
The registration with Meopin is subject to the acceptance of these GTC. Meopin reserves the right to offer certain services only under additional conditions (for example, use for certain purposes only) or on specific request.
3.2. The services provided according to this registration (the “Selling Services”) will be offered according to Meopin’s technical, operational and financial possibilities.
Meopin may, from time to time, change the type or content of Selling Services according to point 21.6 below. Meopin also reserves the right to terminate its offer of Selling Services in case the User has violated the GTC. Users shall be duly informed in any of these cases by the way of a notification in the Healthcare Provider’s dashboard and/or by email to the address indicated in the registration.
3.3. The User of Selling Services shall be subject to the opening of an account with Meopin. While registering with Meopin, the User guarantees the completeness and correctness of any data used and commits not to violate any third parties rights.
Each Healthcare Provider is responsible to register, and put on his / her profile page on the Platform, only the information he / she is legally entitled to publish. The respect of legal and deontological rules is at the charge oft the relevant Healthcare Provider, and Meopin has no obligation whatsoever to verify, with regard to such rules, each piece of information which will be part of Content published on the Platform.
Profile information must be updated by the User as soon as possible. Meopin may, at any time, request a proof of the correctness of the data used in the profile.
3.4. While registering for Selling Services, Healthcare Providers shall guarantee to be a healthcare provider authorized to do business in the relevant medical field. Healthcare Providers who are not individuals shall nominate a contact person.
Registration shall be made online on the Platform and shall be subject to providing answers to all required questions, to accepting these GTC and to forwarding the registration to Meopin by clicking the „submit“ (or any similar) button on the Platform. The Agreement is executed only once Meopin has accepted the registration, opened the account in the Healthcare Provider’s name and sent the account details to the Healthcare Provider.
3.5. The registered Healthcare Provider may terminate the Selling Services at any time, as provided under point 19.3.
In case Meopin has violated the Agreement towards the Healthcare Provider, the Healthcare Provider has no other right than to terminate the Selling Services.
3.6. Healthcare Providers who make Content accessible (for example, profile pictures) via their Meopin profile, agree that this Content will be saved and published on the Platform. They shall be liable for any such content published on the Platform according to the provisions of point 10.
3.7. In case of violation of the provisions under this article, Meopin reserves the right to suspend the execution of Selling Services, entirely or partially, and/or terminate the Agreement with the Healthcare Provider about the Selling Services, all this without the right for the Healthcare Provider to claim any damages against Meopin.
4.1. The use of the Platform is currently provided to Patients for free.
4.2. Selling Services offered to Healthcare Providers as defined above are subject to a payment of listing and/or transaction fees as described on the Platform.
In case of unpaid invoices, Meopin reserves the right to suspend the execution of Selling Services, entirely or partially, without the right for the Healthcare Provider to claim any damages against Meopin.
5.1. The Platform offers Users the possibility to leave a recommendation and/or comment about Healthcare Providers.
5.2. Meopin will check the comments to ensure they do not violate the provisions of the GTC and reserve the right to unpublish comments violating these provisions.
6.1. The User may submit content such as product description, pricing, complaints, suggestions, improvements, ideas, graphics, feedback, edits, concepts, comments, reviews, illustrations and other materials (other than information given in connection with registration) to Meopin through the Platform (individually and collectively, the “Submissions”).
6.2. The User hereby grants Meopin a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform the Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter created without attribution, for as long as legally permitted. The User also waives, without prejudice to applicable specific copyright legislation, any and all of moral rights which he / she may have in connection with the Submissions
6.3. Meopin will not be required to treat any of the User’s Submissions as confidential. The User acknowledges and agrees that Meopin may use any of the concepts and ideas contained in his / her Submissions (including without limitation, product or advertising ideas) for any commercial or other purpose, without compensation to the User. Meopin will not incur any liability to the User as a result of any similarities between concepts and ideas contained in the User’s Submissions and future Meopin’s operations and business.
6.4. Submissions, including personally identifiable information contained therein, are made voluntarily. The User is responsible for the content of his / her Submissions, which shall at any time comply with the rules governing the use of the Platform under point 10.
6.5. Should the Submission contradict the provisions of the GTC, Meopin reserves the right to take it down according to the process described under point 8.
7. User accounts, IDs and passwords
7.1. Access to certain areas of the Platform, the Content and the Products and Services are limited by a user identifier (“User ID”) and password, which are selected and/or supplied by the User as part of registering for an account via the Platform. A registration shall be required for both Healthcare Providers (in order to submit Selling Services to Meopin) and Patients (in order to be able to leave a recommendation and comments, or receive certain products or services from Healthcare Providers or chat with other Users or Meopin).
7.2. By registering an account, the User represents, warrants and agrees that he / she (i) is at least 18 years of age, or if he / she is under age 18, but above 13, that he / she registers with the consent of a parent or legal guardian, (ii) is using his / her actual identity, (iii) has provided only true, accurate, current and complete information about himself / herself during the registration process, and (iv) will maintain and promptly update the information that he / she provided to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. The User may update his / her information at any time by logging into the Platform and clicking on "Log In."
7.3. The User’s account is for his / her personal use only. The User’s User ID and password are unique to him / her, and he / she agrees not to disclose or share his / her User ID and password to or with any third party.
By logging onto his / her account using a password, the User represents, warrants and agrees that he / she is authorized to use such password and to engage in the activities that he / she conducts thereunder. He / she may not impersonate someone else.
He / she further agrees that he / she will be solely responsible for the maintenance and security of his / her User ID and password. The User also agrees to be solely responsible for any activities conducted on or through his / her account regardless of whether or not he / she is the individual who undertakes such activities. This includes any unauthorized access and/or use of the User’s account, his / her computer or mobile device. The User shall inform Meopin immediately in case his / her account details are used by non-authorized third persons, and shall amend such account details on the Platform in the dashboard in the Platform. The User hereby releases and holds harmless Meopin from any and all claims and causes of action arising out of or resulting from a third party’s unauthorized use of the User’s account.
7.4. Meopin reserves the right to deny or revoke the User’s access to the Platform, his / her account, or any part thereof, or delete or change his / her account password at any time in its sole discretion, with or without cause.
8. Website monitoring and takedown notice
8.1. Meopin reserves the right to review the Submissions to make sure that they do not violate the provisions of the GTC.
Meopin will notably check that Submissions do not contain content considered as illegal and, namely, offensive, obscene, abusive, harassing, commercial in nature, infringing, inappropriate or otherwise in violation of these GTC.
Users are invited to inform Meopin of any activity they may witness on the Platform which they consider illegal, offensive, obscene, abusive, harassing or otherwise inappropriate. They may notify Meopin of alleged infringement via their account on the Platform or by email to the contact address provided on the Platform.
Users should refrain from making false claims. Misuse of this process may result in the suspension of the Users’ account or other legal consequences.
8.2. Meopin retains the right to take down any Submissions from public view on the Platform and delete from any other media or server where the User’s Submissions may be stored or displayed by or on behalf of Meopin, which Meopin, in its sole discretion, considers as not complying with point 8.1.
9. Intellectual Property
9.1. The Platform contains materials, such as software, data, text, graphics, images, and other materials provided by or on behalf of Meopin (collectively referred to as the “Content”).
All right, title and interest in and to the Content, the Platform and the Site Materials, including, without limitation, all source code, object code, methodology, operating instructions, and interfaces developed for or relating to the Platform, as well as all modifications, enhancements, revisions, changes, copies, partial copies, translations, compilations, improvements, and derivative works of the foregoing, together with all intellectual property rights embodied therein, are and shall remain the property of Meopin.
The Platform and the Content contained and referenced therein are for informational purposes only. Any reproduction, retransmission or other use is strictly prohibited, except as otherwise provided by these GTC or by Meopin’s express authorization. Requests for permission to reproduce any of the Content may be made in writing to Meopin. Meopin does not claim any rights in unaltered government data.
9.2. Meopin is a trademark or service mark (individually and collectively, the “Meopin Marks”) owned by Meopin. All other trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos, and company names displayed or referred to on Meopin are trademarks, registered trademarks, service marks, domain names, logos, company names of or are otherwise the property of Meopin or their respective owners. Except as provided in these GTC, Meopin does not grant the User any rights in or to the Meopin Marks or the other Marks. The User agrees that he / she shall not use the Meopin Marks or the other Marks in any manner inconsistent with the provisions of these GTC, without the prior written authorization of Meopin or the respective owners of the Other Marks as the case may be. Requests to use the Meopin Marks or Other Marks for purposes other than stated in these GTC may be made in writing to Meopin.
9.3. Subject to these GTC, the User is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, personal, revocable license to (i) access and use the Platform and the Content, and (ii) copy, download and store the Content (e.g., in a temporary cache) to enable printing and/or offline viewing of any such Content solely for his non-commercial use and not for resale or distribution to anyone else. All rights not expressly granted to the User herein are reserved by Meopin. There are no implied licenses under this Agreement.
The User also agrees that, with respect to any copy of the Content that he downloads, creates, generates, stores and/or prints, he will reproduce and include all author’s rights, copyright and other proprietary notices included in any such Content.
9.4. Except as expressly permitted by Meopin in these GTC or otherwise in writing, the User undertakes not to:
- directly or indirectly copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, transmit, download, upload, post, sell, rent, license, transfer, publicly perform, publicly display, mirror, frame, scrape, extract, wrap, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any aspect of the Platform or any of the Content, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, whether manual or automatic,
- use any aspect of the Platform or the Content to compile lists of Healthcare Providers for commercial purposes, to establish independent data files or in violation of any applicable laws and regulations.
9.5. The User agrees not to engage in any activity that would constitute an infringement to author’s rights or copyright with respect to the Site Materials, including without limitation the Lists and/or the systems and methodologies used to create or display the Lists.
Meopin vigorously enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, and will not hesitate to prosecute any unauthorized use or reproduction of any of the Content, Submissions, Databases, Products and Services and any other information contained therein that violate the protection afforded by applicable law to its intellectual property rights.
10. Use of the Platform
10.1. Users are entirely responsible for the Submissions they publish on the Platform.
10.2. They shall make sure that such Submissions will / are not:
(i) violate any law, or promote criminal or other illegal activity;
(ii) libel, defame, discriminate, disparage or invade the privacy of any third party;
(iii) obscene or pornographic;
(iv) harmful, threatening, offensive, abusive, harassing, vulgar, false or inaccurate;
(v) constitute personal attacks on other individuals, or may cause offence to others on grounds of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, faith, age or disability;
(vi) infringe any third party intellectual property rights, including author’s rights, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret;
(vii) promote or advertise any person, product or service or solicit funds;
(viii) are deemed confidential by any contract or policy;
(ix) promote violence, firearms, ammunition, or weapons;
(x) promote tobacco or alcohol products;
(xi) negatively affect Meopin’s reputation and public image, taking into consideration the right for free expression.
10.3. In addition to the above requirements, Submissions will need to comply with the rules governing advertising set out under point 13.
10.4. If the User is a Healthcare Provider, or a person authorized by a Healthcare Provider to submit or edit content, his / her Submissions:
(i) will comply with any rules (including deontological rules) and regulations to which the Healthcare Provider is subject;
(ii) will be true and accurate;
(iii) will be the original work of his / her authorship;
(iv) will not result in promoting a specific Healthcare Provider;
(v) will not result in promoting the prescription, dispensing, sale or consumption of medicinal products;
(vi) will not result in the solicitation of Patients.
10.5. If Content made accessible by a Healthcare Provider on the Platform concerns third parties, for example pictures or CVs of their team members, the Healthcare Provider shall guarantee that the concerned third parties have agreed with the publication of the content. Meopin shall be authorized to request proof of such consent at any time.
10.6. Healthcare Providers shall release Meopin, as regards the Submissions, from any liability with regard to third party rights violated by the execution of Selling Services and commit to support Meopin with all required statements and documentation should Meopin’s liability be engaged by a third party.
10.7. The User will not, directly or indirectly:
- use any of the Content, Submissions, Databases and any other information contained therein for any purposes other than his / her personal, non-commercial evaluation of Healthcare Providers and scheduling of appointments with Healthcare Providers,
- use the Content, Submissions, Databases, Products and Services and any other information contained therein to compile mailing lists or other lists of Healthcare Providers for commercial purposes,
- use the Content, Submissions, Databases, Products and Services and any other information contained therein to establish independent data files or otherwise amass statistical information thereof or therefrom,
- use the Content, Submissions, Databases, Products and Services and any other information contained therein in violation of any applicable laws or regulations,
- publish or distribute in any medium Content, Submissions, Databases, any other information contained therein, and/or summaries or subsets thereof to any person or entity,
- attempt to access, or access, any other User’s account,
- attempt to obtain or ascertain, or obtain or ascertain, any other User’s user name, password and/or personal information by any means whatsoever,
- attempt to elude, or elude Meopin’ security systems,
- attempt to gain access, or gain access to the Platform in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner,
- write a fake review, trade reviews with other businesses, compensate someone or receive remuneration for writing a review,
- attempt to manipulate, or manipulate, the search results on the Platform,
- use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, scrape, or index any portion of the Platform or any Content,
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in Meopin’s sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Meopin’s technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands on the Platform,
- remove, circumvent, disable, damage, or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Platform, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of the Content, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Platform,
- use any tools or software to mask, hide or distort the internet protocol address from which he / she is accessing the Platform,
- use the Platform for any purposes other than those intended by Meopin, as determined by Meopin in its sole discretion, or
- upload or submit any data or information containing viruses or any computer code, corrupt files or programs engineered or intended to disrupt or destroy the functionality of any software, hardware, telecommunications, networks, servers, or other equipment.
11. External links
11.1. Internet websites and mobile applications that are not owned, operated or controlled by Meopin may link to or from the Platform or allow the User to download or launch the App. Such other websites and applications contain information created, published, maintained, or otherwise posted by third-parties not related to and otherwise independent of Meopin and over which Meopin has no control.
11.2. Meopin does not endorse, approve, certify, maintain, or control these other websites and applications and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses or on such applications. Meopin provides the links only as a convenience.
11.4. The User acknowledges and agrees that Meopin shall not be liable for any damages or injury resulting or arising from the content of or access to such other websites and applications. Moreover, any information that the User provides to third parties accessed through a link on the Platform are subject to the privacy policies of that third party, and not Meopin.
12. Third Party Content and Privacy Information Delivered to Third Parties
12.1. Some of the Site Materials, including but not limited to, certain healthcare information, product reviews, news, data, research, analysis and opinions, are provided by independent information providers ("IIPs") ("Third Party Programs”). Meopin does not make any representations with respect to, nor does Meopin guarantee or endorse the availability, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, quality, performance, suitability, or correct sequencing of any information, materials or other content provided by any of the IIPs. Meopin does not endorse, oppose or edit any opinion or analysis expressed by any of the IIPs. Meopin assumes no responsibility or liability for any information, materials or other content provided by any of the IIPs. Moreover, any private information the User delivers to third parties accessed through a link at the Platform will be held subject to the privacy policies of that third party, and not Meopin.
12.2. If the User does choose to use them, then some or all of these Third Party Programs may require that he / she provides certain personally identifying information that can be traced back to him / her. This personally identifying information may include, for example, age, current health condition, insurance provider, medical history, prescription history or other health and lifestyle data. If the User elects to use one or more of these Third Party Programs, then any personally identifying information that he / she provides as part of the Third Party Program, as well as his / her Registration Information, will be available to the third party administering that Third Party Program. By using any Third Party Program, the User acknowledges that any personally identifying information and Registration Information that he / she provides to the third party does not constitute a violation of these GTC. Meopin cannot guarantee that any third party will maintain the privacy of the User’s personally identifying information under any circumstance.
13.1. The use and/or display of third party banners, badges, text advertising, digital video advertising, sponsored content and/or promotions (“Advertising”) on the Platform is governed by the following rules.
Meopin may, in its sole discretion, determine the types of Advertising that it will accept and display on the Platform. However, Meopin’s acceptance of any Advertising will in no event be deemed an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that manufactures, distributes or promotes the products or services.
13.2. Meopin will not permit certain types of Advertising on the Platform at any time, including but not limited to Advertising that promotes, not exhaustively, the following:
- a specific Healthcare Provider, if such specific advertisement is contrary to applicable law;
- the prescription, dispensing, sale or consumption of medicinal products, if such advertisement is contrary to applicable law;
- false or factually inaccurate content
- misleading, deceptive or fraudulent content
- health claims that are not adequately substantiated
- illegal, controversial or objectionable services, products or positions
- content that discriminates against, ridicules or disparages an individual or group on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or any other status that Meopin deems inappropriate for the Platform
- material that directly advertises products to, or is intended to attract, children
- firearms, ammunition or weapons designed to inflict serious bodily harm
- tobacco or alcohol products (except as part of educational campaigns such as smoking cessation and responsible drinking messages)
- or will not otherwise result in the solicitation of Patients if such solicitation is contrary to applicable law.
13.3. Any Advertiser shall ensure that it complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Meopin has no obligation to monitor compliance with applicable laws and regulations; however, Meopin reserves the right to review all Advertising and, if Meopin becomes aware of any breach or potential breach of any applicable law or regulation, to remove the Advertising.
13.4. The Advertiser shall ensure that all Advertising on the Platform is clearly and unambiguously identified. The word “Advertisement” shall be used adjacent to the Advertising. Meopin requires use of “Provided by” or “Sponsored by” terminology to identify content that is created or influenced by an advertiser so that Platform Users can distinguish such content from editorially independent content for which Meopin has sole editorial control. Users can recognize advertiser-influenced content on the Platform by use of the “Provided by” or “Sponsored by” label and the name of the advertiser, which will appear in the sponsored content.
The Advertiser shall ensure, unless expressly approved in writing by Meopin, that no Advertising on the Platform includes any telephone numbers or physician referral action, any type of information collection technology or other information collection devices that collect or allow third parties to capture user data that is used for subsequent behavioural advertising, remarketing or re-targeting. The Advertiser shall ensure that a click on its Advertising on the Platform will link the user to a destination relevant to the advertising displayed. If Meopin determines the destination URL is not relevant, placement of advertising will be denied.
13.5. Meopin may, at any time, reject, cancel or remove any Advertising from the Platform for any reason. Upon rejection, cancellation or removal of any Advertising, Meopin will provide prompt notice to the advertiser with an explanation regarding the rejection, cancellation or removal.
13.6. Advertisement on the Platform will be user-based. Meopin will optimize advertisement by collecting and treating anonymously User behaviour for the purpose of prognosticated interests. A cookie will be saved on the Users’ computers for that purpose. Meopin may also grant third parties access to user data.
15. Disclaimers of warranties
15.1. The Platform and the Site Materials are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and are intended for informational purposes only. While Meopin endeavours to provide the most accurate, up to date information available, the Site Materials may contain technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors, and may be changed or updated without notice.
15.2. To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, Meopin disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to (a) any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, quality, performance or suitability of this Platform, the Site Materials, or any products, services or results obtained on or through this Platform, and (b) any implied warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Meopin makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, that the Platform or any Site Materials will assist the User in identifying a suitable Healthcare Provider or for any other purpose. Meopin does not represent or warrant that the Platform will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects, if any, will be corrected. The User expressly agrees that his / her use of the Platform and the Site Materials is entirely at his / her own risk.
16.1. The Platform does not provide medical advice. The Website, the App, the Products and Services, and the Content are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. The User must always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider for answers to any questions he / she may have regarding a medical or health related condition. The User should never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something he / she has read on the Platform. Reliance on the Website, the App, the Products and Services, and the Content is solely at the User’s own risk.
16.2 The opinions expressed on Platform are those of Users and not of Meopin.
None of Meopin, its Affiliates, subsidiaries, or its or their officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agent content providers, customer or suppliers, endorse any User, Healthcare Provider or any Submission posted by any User or Healthcare Provider (including, without limitation, any opinion, recommendation or advise expressed by any User or Healthcare Provider).
16.3. Some of the Content, including but not limited to Healthcare Provider information, data, research, analysis and reviews are provided by third party information providers. Meopin makes no representation with respect to, or guaranty or endorse the availability, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, quality, performance or suitability of any information, materials or other data provided by any such third party information providers.
The User should obtain any additional information necessary to make an informed decision prior to selecting and using any specific Healthcare Provider.
17. Limitations on Liability
17.1. The User’s sole and exclusive right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the Platform, the products or service shall be the User’s termination and discontinuation of access to, or use of the same.
17.2. Meopin shall not be liable for any damages or injury for breach of warranty, breach of contract, or tort (where negligence is the standard of culpability) caused by the User’s use of the Platform, or the Content or the products and services made available to the User through the Platform, including but not limited to, any failure or performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation of transmission, computer virus, or line failure.
17.3. To the extent permitted by the law, Meopin shall not be liable for any damages that result from the use of, the inability to use, or reliance upon, the Platform, and the Content or any products or services obtained on or through the Platform, even if Meopin has been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall the cumulative liability of Meopin to the User for direct damages arising under these GTC or relating thereto, exceed one hundred (100) euros.
17.4. Further, Meopin expressly disclaims any and all responsibility and liability with respect to separate agreements the User may make with Healthcare Providers or with third parties who offer products or services on or through this Platform, and the User will look solely to such Healthcare Providers and third parties with respect to any and all claims arising out of such agreements and/or such products or services. The User agrees to assume all responsibility in connection with choosing any Healthcare Provider, whether or not he / she obtained information about such Healthcare Provider on or through our Platform. He / she specifically acknowledges and agrees that Meopin and its licensors, suppliers and affiliates (collectively, the "Affiliates"), and the directors, officers, agents, and representatives of each, will not be held liable for any advice, treatment or other services rendered by any Healthcare Provider, or for any malpractice claims and other claims that may arise directly or indirectly from any such advice, treatment or other services.
17.5. Use of the Internet is solely at the User’s own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations. While Meopin has endeavoured to create a secure and reliable Platform, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to us over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, Meopin shall not be responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Platform, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. The User must make his / her own determination as to these matters.
17.6. The User absolves and releases Meopin from any claim of harm resulting from any cause(s) over which Meopin does not have direct control, including, but not limited to, failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses or other damaging code or data, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, or governmental restrictions, and disclosure of the User’s private health information that he / she has provided to third parties through links on the Platform.
18.1. The User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Meopin, and Meopin’s directors, officers, shareholders, proprietors, partners, employees, agents, representatives, servants, attorneys, predecessors, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and litigation expenses), relating to or arising from:
(i) the User’s use of the Platform, any Site Materials, or any products or services obtained on or through the Platform,
(ii) any products or services the User obtained from third parties based, in whole or in part, on the Content and other information viewed or obtained on, from or through the Platform,
(iii) any Submissions the User makes or posts on the Platform,
(iv) any infringement of third parties’ intellectual property rights or any other negligent, illegal or wrongful conduct by the User or any other person accessing the Platform using the User’s account, his / her computer or mobile device, and
(v) any breach by the User of the GTC.
19. Term and termination
19.1. The acceptance of these GTC will take effect at the earlier of the time the User clicks “I Agree” to these GTC or that he / she accesses, browses or uses the Platform or any of the Content, and remains in force unless terminated by the User in accordance with these GTC and/or by Meopin.
19.2. Meopin reserves the right, at any time and for any reason, without notice to the User, (i) to deny the User access to the Platform for legitimate and objective reasons, (ii) to change, remove or discontinue any of the Content or services available on or through the Platform, or (iii) to terminate the Agreement in case of violation of these GTC or for any other legitimate reason.
19.3. The Healthcare Provider may terminate the Selling Services at any time by deleting his / her account in the account management section or in writing to Meopin.
19.4. The warranty disclaimers, limitations and exclusions of liability, reservation and grant of property rights and other terms and conditions of these GTC which by their nature are intended to survive the termination of an agreement, will survive the termination or expiration of the Agreement.
20. Applicable law and Jurisdiction
20.1. Applicable law. Access, browsing and use of the Platform, the Content and this Agreement, and all matters or issues collateral thereto are all governed by the laws of Germany, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions that would refer to and/or apply the substantive laws of another jurisdiction.
20.2. Jurisdiction. Any action arising out of the content of the Platform, the User’s use of the Site Materials or the User’s unauthorized citation, reproduction or re-publication of any Site Materials or use of any Meopin Marks, or any action to enforce the Agreement and/or the GTC will be brought only in the competent courts of Köln (Germany). The User expressly agrees to be subject to the jurisdiction of such courts. Such an agreement is an express condition to use the Platform.
21. 1. Notices. Any notice or other document or communication required or permitted hereunder to Meopin will be deemed to have been duly given only if in writing and delivered by any of the following methods:
- certified mail, return receipt requested, to Meopin, Attention: Legal and Compliance, at Hauptstrasse 134, D-51174 Köln, Germany; or
- email sent to email@example.com.
Notices to Meopin shall be deemed delivered when actually received by Meopin.
Any notice or other document or communication from Meopin required or permitted hereunder will be sent to the e-mail address that the User provides when registering with Meopin (or any updated e-mail address that the User may provide after registering). Such notice will be deemed received by the User the business day after the e-mail is sent, whether or not the User provided an accurate or current e-mail address.
21.2. No waiver. No delay or omission by Meopin to exercise any right occurring upon any non-compliance on the User’s part with respect to any of the terms of these GTC will impair any such right or power or be construed to be a waiver thereof. Any waiver by Meopin of any of the covenants, conditions or agreements to be performed by the User will not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding breach thereof or of any covenant, condition or agreement herein contained.
21.3. Severability. If any portion of these GTC is adjudged invalid or unenforceable by an arbitrator or a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining portions will remain valid, enforceable, and in effect.
21.4. Independent Contractor. Meopin is an independent contractor; nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the User and Meopin.
21.5. Entire Agreement. These GTC constitute, upon the User’s acceptance, the entire agreement between the User and Meopin with respect to the use of the Platform, the Content and the Products and Services, and supersede any and all prior understandings or agreements between the User and Meopin, whether written or oral. The User acknowledges that, in providing the User access to and use of the Platform, the Content and the Products and Services, Meopin has relied on the User’s acceptance of these GTC. Failure to insist on strict performance of any provisions of these GTC will not constitute a waiver of any breach or failure of performance.
21.6. Amendment of the GTC. Meopin reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, alter, amend or otherwise modify these GTC from time to time.
Meopin will post any changes on the Platform (with the effective date of the update near the top of this page). The User is encouraged to check back and review the GTC for any updates or modifications.
The User’s continued access, use or browsing of the Platform or any Site Materials after the GTC have entered into force will be deemed to constitute the User’s acceptance of and agreement to the amended GTC.
1. General information
1.1. Important terms
Browser : Computer program for displaying web pages (eg Chrome, Firefox, Safari)
Cookies : text files that the called web server places on the user's computer using the browser used. The stored cookie information may contain both an identifier (cookie ID) used for recognition, as well as content information such as login status or information about visited web pages. The browser sends the cookie information back to the web server with each new request on later, new visits to this page. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can manage cookies using the browser features (usually under "Options" or "Preferences"). This can disable the storage of cookies, be made dependent on your approval in individual cases or otherwise restricted. You can also delete cookies at any time.
Third countries : Countries outside the European Union (EU)
DSGVO : Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of data and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
Personal Data : Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, the expression of the physical , physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
Profiling : Any type of automated processing of personal data that involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences To analyze or predict interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or location of this natural person
Tracking : The collection of data and their evaluation regarding the behavior of visitors to our services.
Tracking technologies : Tracking can be done both via the log files stored on our web servers and by collecting data from your device via pixels, cookies and similar tracking technologies.
Processing: Any process or series of operations performed with or without the aid of automated procedures, such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using, disclosing by transmission, dissemination or other form of provision, matching or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Data Controller - the one who decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data - in connection with the Services is:
Meopin-OP UG (limited liability)
D-51143 Cologne (Germany)
Phone: +49 2203 9898 704
1.4. Data Protection Officer
You can contact our data protection officer via the in point 1.3. mentioned contact data, z. Hd. Department of Data Protection, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The data processing in detail
2.1. General information about the data processing
For all processing operations described below, unless otherwise stated:
a) No obligation to provide & follow non-provisioning
The provision of personal information is not required by law or contract and you are not required to provide data. We inform you as part of the entry process, if the provision of personal data for the respective service is required (eg by the name as a "mandatory field"). In the case of required data, non-provisioning means that the service concerned can not be provided. Otherwise, non-provisioning may mean that we can not provide our services in the same form and quality.
In some cases you may also give us your consent to further processing in connection with the processing described below (possibly for some of the data). In this case, we will inform you separately in connection with the submission of the respective declaration of consent of all modalities and the scope of the consent and the purposes that we pursue with these processing operations. The processing operations based on your consent are therefore not listed here again (Article 13 (4) GDPR).
c) Transfer of personal data third countries
If we transmit data to third countries, ie countries outside the European Union, the transmission will take place only in compliance with the statutory eligibility requirements.
If the transmission of the data to a third country does not serve the purpose of fulfilling our contract with you, we do not have your consent, the transmission is not required for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims and otherwise no exemption according to Art. 49 GDPR is communicated Your data only to a third country, if there is an adequacy decision under Art. 45 GDPR or suitable guarantees according to Art. 46 GDPR.
One of these adequacy decisions is the EU Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1250 of 12.07.2016 on the so-called "US-US Privacy Shield" for the USA. For transfers to companies that are certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield, the data protection level is generally considered appropriate in terms of Art. 45 DSGVO.
Alternatively or additionally, the conclusion of the EU standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission will provide the receiving body with appropriate guarantees under Article 46 (2) (c) GDPR and an adequate level of data protection.
d) Hosting at external service providers
Our data processing takes place to a large extent with the involvement of so-called hosting service providers who provide us with storage space and processing capacities in their data centers and process personal data on our behalf in accordance with our instructions. All of the functionalities listed below may transfer personal data to hosting service providers. These service providers process data either exclusively in the EU or we have ensured an adequate level of data protection using the EU standard data protection clauses (see c.).
e) Transmission to state authorities
We provide personal information to governmental authorities (including law enforcement agencies) when required to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject (Legal Basis: Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR) or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Legal basis Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR).
f) storage time
Under "Storage duration" is indicated in each case, how long we use the data for the respective processing purpose. At the end of this period, the data will no longer be processed by us but will be deleted at regular intervals, unless continuing processing and storage is required by law (in particular because it is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims ) or you give us further consent.
g) Names of data categories
The following sections use the following summary category names for specific types of data:
Account data: Login / user ID and password
Address data: Street, house number, possibly addressees of address, zip code, city, country
Credentials: Information about the service you have signed up for; Dates and technical information on registration, confirmation and deregistration;at the registration of you specified data
References: Ordered products / service, prices, payment information
Treatment evidence: everything with which one can prove a treatment with the doctor (prescription, sick report, bonus booklets, medical certificates, correspondence)
Application documents: Curriculum vitae, certificates, evidence, work samples, certificates, pictures
Rating data: Free text information that can contain all sorts of data
Calendar items: Appointment, free text, reason for treatment, type of insurance
Contact details: Telephone number (es), fax number (es), e-mail address (es)
Usage data Press distribution list: Salutation, name, e-mail address, if necessary first name and medium
User Profile Data Newsletter: Opening the newsletter (date and time), contents, selected links, as well as the following information of the accessing computer system: used Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type and version, device type, operating system and similar technical information.
Persons master data: Title, salutation / gender, first name, last name, date of birth
Profile data: Title, salutation / gender, first name, surname, discipline (s), year of birth, address, date of establishment
Payment data: account information
Access data: Date and time of visit of our service; the page from which the accessing system came to our site; pages accessed during use;Session identification data; and the following information of the accessing computer system: used Internet Protocol address (IP address), browser type and version, device type, operating system and similar technical information.
2.2. Listing of the basic data of doctors and health professionals and institutions
We may publish business related data from general practitioners and health care professionals and institutions, collectively referred to as profile data. These profile data are also freely accessible to the public from other sources and have been transmitted to us either by the professionals themselves or by a third party company, or determined by us. The businesslike collection, storage, listing and use of publicly available, personal data is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR allowed. The general public has an interest in making data about doctors, therapists and health professionals quickly and completely accessible. This was confirmed again by the Federal Court of Justice in September 2014 (ref. VI ZR 358/13) and in February 2018 (ref. VI ZR 30/17). The data is made available to users via the platform. The storage takes place up to the (temporary) task of the branch or the task of the professional activity.
2.3. Business-related processing
We process contract data (eg, subject, duration, customer category) and payment data (eg, bank details, payment history) of our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
2.4. Order processing in the online shop and customer account
We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop to allow them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.
The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and those affected by the processing belong to our customers, prospects and other business partners. Processing is for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer service. Here we use session cookies for the storage of the shopping cart contents and permanent cookies for the storage of the login status.
Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and can not be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to their retention is necessary for commercial or tax reasons.Information in the customer's account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the case of a legal obligation or our legitimate interests (eg, in the case of litigation). It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination prior to the end of the contract.
As part of the registration and re-registration and use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our legal claims as a legitimate interest or there is a legal obligation to do so.
The deletion takes place after expiry of legal warranty and other contractual rights or obligations (eg, payment entitlements or performance obligations from contracts with customers), whereby the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of storage due to legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration.
2.5. Agency services
We process our clients' data as part of our contractual services that include conceptual and strategic consulting, campaign planning, software and design development / consulting or maintenance, campaign / process / handling implementation, server administration, data analysis / consulting services, and training services.
Here we process stock data (eg, customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (eg, e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (eg, text input, photographs, videos), contract data (eg, subject matter, term), payment data (eg, Bank details, payment history), usage and metadata (eg as part of the evaluation and success measurement of marketing measures). In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are components of a commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, prospects and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of the processing is the provision of contract services, billing and our customer service.The legal basis for processing results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contractual services), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data necessary for the establishment and performance of the contractual services and indicate the necessity of their information. Disclosure to external parties will only be made if required by an order. In the processing of the data provided to us within the framework of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client as well as the legal requirements of a order processing acc.Art. 28 DSGVO and process the data for no other purpose than the order.
We delete the data after expiration of legal warranty and comparable obligations. the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiry (6 years, pursuant to § 257 (1) HGB, 10 J, in accordance with § 147 (1) AO). In the case of data disclosed to us in the context of an order by the client, we delete the data according to the specifications of the order, in principle after the end of the order.
2.6. Contractual services
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "contractual partners") in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed, the nature, scope and purpose and necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.
The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (eg, names and addresses), contact data (eg e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (eg, services used, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (eg, Bank details, payment history).
In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless they are part of a commissioned or contractual processing.
We process data that are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their information, if this is not evident for the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only be made if required by a contract. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.
As part of the use of our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the user in the protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of this data to third parties is not, unless it is to pursue our claims acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO required or there is a legal obligation gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO.
The data is deleted if the data is no longer required for the fulfillment of contractual or legal duties of care and for handling any warranty and comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; otherwise the statutory storage obligations apply.
2.7. External payment service providers
As part of the fulfillment of Contracts are settled by payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b. DSGVO. Incidentally, we use external Payment service provider based on our legitimate interests acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options.
For the payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the privacy notices of the respective payment service providers, which are available within the respective websites, or transactional applications apply. We also refer to these for further information and assertion of rights of revocation, information and other data subjects.
2.8. Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data in the context of administrative tasks and organization of our company, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the course of rendering our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, Art. 6 (1) lit. The processing affects customers, prospects, business partners and website visitors. The purpose and interest in processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, ie tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our duties and performance of our services. The deletion of the data corresponds to the information given in these processing activities.
We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee centers and payment service providers.
On the basis of our business interests, we also store information about suppliers, organizers and other business partners, eg for the purpose of contacting you later. In principle, we store this majority of company-related data permanently.
2.9. Google Cloud Services
We leverage Google's cloud and cloud software services (called Software as a Service, such as Google Suite) for the following purposes: document storage and management, calendaring, e-mailing, spreadsheets and presentations, sharing documents, content and information with particular recipients or publication of web pages, forms or other content and information as well as chats and participation in audio and video conferencing.
Hereby the personal data of the users are processed, as far as this part of the within the described documents and content are or are part of communications. This may include, for example, master data and contact data of users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their contents. Google also processes usage data and metadata used by Google for security and service optimization purposes.
In the context of using publicly accessible Documents, websites or other Content, Google may store cookies on users 'computers for the purposes of web analytics or to remember users' preferences.
We use Google Cloud services based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on efficient and secure administrative and cooperation processes. Further, processing is based on a contract processing contract with Google (https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms).
The Google Cloud Services are offered by Google Ireland Limited. To the extent that a transfer to the US occurs, we refer to the Google US certification under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000000001L5AAI&status=Active) and Standard Protection Terms (https://cloud.google. com / terms / data-processing-terms).
2.10. Microsoft cloud services
We use Microsoft's cloud and cloud software services (called software as a service, such as Microsoft Office) for the following purposes: document storage and management, calendar management, e-mailing, spreadsheets and presentations, document exchange, content and information with particular recipients or publication of web pages, forms or other content and information as well as chats and participation in audio and video conferencing.
Hereby the personal data of the users are processed, as far as this part of the within the described services are processed documents and contents or are part of communication processes. This may include, for example, master data and contact data of users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their contents. Microsoft also processes usage data and metadata used by Microsoft for security and service optimization purposes.
When using publicly available documents, web pages or other content, Microsoft may save cookies on users 'computers for the purposes of web analysis or to remember users' settings.
We use Microsoft cloud services based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on efficient and secure administrative and cooperation processes. Further, processing is based on a contract processing contract with Microsoft.
The Microsoft Cloud Services are offered by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA. As far as processing of data into the US takes place, we refer to Microsoft's certification under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzNaAAK&status=Active).
2.11. Application process
We process the applicant data only for the purpose and in the context of the application process in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of the applicant data takes place in order to fulfill our (pre-) contractual obligations in the context of the application process within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO insofar as the processing of data is necessary for us eg in the context of legal procedures (in Germany additionally § 26 BDSG applies).
The application process requires applicants to provide us with the applicant data. The necessary applicant data are, as far as we offer an online form marked, otherwise result from the job descriptions and basically include the information on the person, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, CV and the certificates. In addition, applicants can voluntarily provide us with additional information.
Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are voluntarily communicated within the framework of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 (2) lit. b DSGVO (eg health data, such as disability or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are requested from applicants in the context of the application process, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR (eg health data, if necessary for the profession).
If provided, applicants can submit their applications via our online form on our website. The data will be encrypted and transmitted to us according to the state of the art.
The data provided by the applicants may be further processed by us in the event of a successful application for employment purposes. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants' data will be deleted. Applicants' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which the applicants are entitled to do at any time.
The cancellation is subject to a legitimate withdrawal of the candidates, after the expiration of a period of six months, so that we can answer any follow-up questions to the application and meet our proof obligations under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations.
Within the framework of the application, we offer applicants the opportunity to invest in our "Talent Pool" for a period of two years on the basis of a consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR.
The application documents in the Talent Pool are processed solely as part of future job advertisements and job search and will be destroyed at the latest after the deadline. Applicants are informed that their consent to be included in the Talent Pool is voluntary, has no influence on the current application process, and that they may revoke this consent at any time in the future and declare an objection within the meaning of Art. 21 GDPR.
2.12. Recording function
Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users and based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO processed for purposes of providing the user account. The processed data include in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the user account and its purpose.
Users may be informed by e-mail about information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to a statutory retention requirement. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination prior to the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
In the context of the use of our registration and registration functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of this data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO. The IP addresses will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.
2.13. Comments and posts
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO be stored for 7 days. This is for our own safety, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we may be sued for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Furthermore, we reserve the right, in accordance with our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO to process the information of users for the purpose of spam detection.
The information provided in the comments and contributions to the person, any contact and website information as well as the content information, are stored by us until the opposition of the users permanently.
2.14. Akismet anti-spam check
Our online offering uses the "Akismet" service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments of real people are distinguished from spam comments. All comment information is sent to a server in the US, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond that time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, details of the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.
For more information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see the Automattic Privacy Notice: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
Users are welcome to use pseudonyms, or to refrain from entering the name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we see no other alternatives that work equally effectively.
2.15. Get profile pictures from Gravatar
We use the Gravatar service of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offering and specifically on the blog.
Gravatar is a service that allows users to log in and submit profile pictures and their email addresses. If users with the respective e-mail address on other online sites (especially in blogs) leave posts or comments, so their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address communicated by the users to Gravatar is transmitted in encrypted form in order to check whether a profile has been stored for it. This is the sole purpose of sending the e-mail address and it will not be used for other purposes, but will be deleted afterwards.
The use of Gravatar is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, because with the help of Gravatar we offer the post and comment writers the opportunity to personalize their posts with a profile picture.
By displaying the images, Gravatar has learned the IP address of the users, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. For more information about Gravatar's collection and use of data, see the Automattic Privacy Notice: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
If users do not want a user picture linked to their email address on Gravatar to appear in the comments, you should use an email address that is not registered with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous or even no e-mail address if the users do not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system.
With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the content of a newsletter is concretely described in the context of an application for the newsletter, it is decisive for the consent of the user. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That means you will receive an e-mail after logging in to ask for confirmation of your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the logon and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged.
Credentials: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for personal address.
The dispatch of the newsletter and the related performance measurement are based on the consent of the recipient acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in connection with § 7 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 UWG or if a consent is not required, based on our legitimate interests in direct marketing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lt. F. DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 (3) UWG.
The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meeting the expectations of users and allows us to provide consent.
Termination / Revocation - You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.
The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipient in a pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, eg for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.
The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server when the newsletter is opened by our server or, if we use a shipping service provider. As part of this call, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of the call are collected.
This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be terminated.
2.17. Hosting and e-mailing
The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, e-mail delivery, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.
Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing contract).
2.18. Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider ,
Logfile information is stored for security reasons (eg to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes are excluded from the erasure until the final clarification of the incident.
2.19. Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called website tags through a single interface (including integrating Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offering). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users' personal data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information about the Google services. Usage Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
2.20. Google Analytics
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous user profiles of the processed data can be created.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = en.
We use Google Analytics to display the advertisements displayed within Google and its affiliate advertising services, only those users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (eg, interest in specific topics or products that they use) Web pages) that we submit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics audiences"). With Remarketing Audiences, we also want to make sure that our ads meet the potential interest of users.
2.21. Google Adwords and conversion measurement
We use the services of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) , Ireland, ("Google").
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
We use Google's online AdWords marketing tool "AdWords" to place ads on the Google advertising network (eg, in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) to show them to people who have a suspected interest in the ads. This allows us to better target advertisements for and within our online offering so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user sees ads for products he's been looking for on other online offerings, that's called remarketing. For these purposes, when we visit our and other websites where the Google Advertising Network is active, Google will immediately execute Google code and become so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code,also referred to as "web beacons") incorporated into the website. With their help, the user's device stores an individual cookie, ie a small file (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers the user has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.for which contents he is interested and which offers the user has clicked, furthermore technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time as well as further information on the use of the online offer.for which contents he is interested and which offers the user has clicked, furthermore technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time as well as further information on the use of the online offer.
Furthermore, we receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained through the cookie is used by Google to generate conversion statistics for us. However, we only hear about the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, we do not receive information that personally identifies users.
The data of the users are pseudonym processed in the context of the Google advertising network. For example, Google does not store and process users' names or e-mail addresses, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. That is, from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States.
2.22. Google Doubleclick
We use the services of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) , Ireland ("Google").
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
We use the online marketing method Google "DoubleClick" to place ads on the Google advertising network (eg, in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.). Double Click is characterized by displaying real-time ads based on the alleged interests of users. This allows us to better target advertisements for and within our online offering so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user sees ads for products he's been looking for on other online offerings, that's called remarketing. For these purposes, upon access to our and other websites on which the Google Advertising Network is active, Google will immediately execute a Google code and become so-called.(Re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as "web beacons") incorporated into the website. With their help, the user's device stores an individual cookie, ie a small file (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers the user has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.ie a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers the user has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.ie a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers the user has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.
The IP address of the users is also recorded, whereby this is shortened within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases completely transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The above information may also be linked by Google with such information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, they may be shown advertisements tailored to their interests based on their alleged interests based on their user profile.
The data of the users are pseudonym processed in the context of the Google advertising network. For example, Google does not store and process users' names or e-mail addresses, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. That is, from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users through Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States.
2.23. Jetpack (WordPress Stats)
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we use the plugin Jetpack (here the subfunction "Wordpress Stats") Includes Visitor Access Statistical Evaluation Tool, and has been put at disposal by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.
2.24. Facebook Pixels, Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion
Within our online offer is due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer and for these purposes, the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook, by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 , USA, or if you are located in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland operated ("Facebook").
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is on the one hand possible for Facebook to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the presentation of advertisements (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook Ads we have been sent only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain features (eg interests in certain topics or products visited by them) Web pages determined), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to make sure that our Facebook ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying.With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, in which we see whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").
The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook's data usage policy. Accordingly, general notes on how to display Facebook Ads, in Facebook's Data Usage Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy. For specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, visit the help section of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.
You may object to the capture by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To set which types of ads you see within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions for the usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
You can also use the Cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes via the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and in addition the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/ choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).
2.25. Visual Website Optimizer
Within our online offer, based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f. DSGVO) the service Visual Website Optimizer (an offer of Wingify Software Private Limited , 404, Gopal Heights, Netaji Subhash Place, Pitam Pura, Delhi 110034, India).
Visual Website Optimizer allows users to understand how various changes to a website (such as changes to the input fields, the design, etc.) can take place within the context of so-called "A / B-tests", "clicktracking" and "heatmaps". A / B tests are designed to improve the usability and performance of online offerings. For example, users are presented with different versions of a website or its elements, such as input forms, on which the placement of the content or labels of the navigation elements may differ. Subsequently, based on the behavior of the users, eg prolonged lingering on the website or more frequent interaction with the elements, it can be determined which of these websites or elements correspond more to the needs of the users."Clicktracking" allows to survey the movements of the users within an entire online offer. Since the results of these tests are more accurate, if users 'interaction can be tracked over a period of time (eg, if a user likes to return), cookies are usually stored on users' computers for these purposes. "Heatmaps" are mouse movements of the users, which are combined into an overall picture, with the help of which, for example, it can be recognized which web page elements are preferentially accessed and which web page elements users prefer less.As a rule, cookies are stored on users' computers for these test purposes. "Heatmaps" are mouse movements of the users, which are combined into an overall picture, with the help of which, for example, it can be recognized which web page elements are preferentially accessed and which web page elements users prefer less.As a rule, cookies are stored on users' computers for these test purposes. "Heatmaps" are mouse movements of the users, which are combined into an overall picture, with the help of which, for example, it can be recognized which web page elements are preferentially accessed and which web page elements users prefer less.
If you do not want the Visual Website Optimizer to track your usage behavior, you can use this link to object to data collection: https: // [PLEASE INSERT YOUR PERSONAL] /? Vwo_opt_out = 1.
2.26. Online presence in social media
We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users active there and to inform them about our services.
We point out that data of the users outside the area of the European Union can be processed. This can result in risks for the users, because for example the enforcement of the rights of the users could be made more difficult. With respect to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we point out that they are committed to respecting EU privacy standards.
Furthermore, the data of the users are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created from the user behavior and resulting user interests. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that are supposedly in line with the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the computers of the users, in which the user behavior and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, in the usage profiles, data can also be stored independently of the devices used by the users (in particular if the users are members of the respective platforms and logged in to them).
The processing of personal data of users is based on our legitimate interests in an effective information of users and communication with users in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms for a consent to the above-described data processing, the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.
For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of contradiction (opt-out), we refer to the following linked information of the provider.
Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we point out that these can be claimed most effectively from the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, then you can contact us.
2.27. Integration of services and contents of third parties
Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services Integrate services such as videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content").
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information, such as visitor traffic, on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system,referencing websites, visiting hours and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
2.30. Google fonts
2.31. Google ReCaptcha
2.32. Google Maps
2.33. Typekit fonts from Adobe
We rely on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie, interest in the analysis, optimization and cost-effective operation of our reserves within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) external "Typekit" Helv the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4 -6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active).
2.34. Use of Facebook social plugins
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) we use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons that allow users to share content from this online offering within Facebook. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by him into the online offer. In the process, user profiles of the processed data can be created. Therefore, we have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our knowledge.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and disagreements on the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
Within our online offering, features and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, may be incorporated. This may include, for example, content such as pictures, videos or texts and buttons, with which users can share the contents of this online offer within Twitter.
3. Affected rights
3.1. Right to objection
If we process your personal data in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time, with future effect, to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct mail.
You also have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, at any time to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, in accordance with Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of the GDPR insert; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The right to object can be exercised free of charge. You can contact us via the contact details listed under 1.3. or alternatively by email to: email@example.com
3.2. Right to access
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you are being processed and, if necessary, to provide information about such personal data and the other information listed in Art. 15 GDPR .
3.3. Right to rectification
You have the right to demand that we correct your incorrect personal data without delay (Art. 16 DSG-VO). Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.
3.4. Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)
You have the right to demand that personal data relating to you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the reasons stated in Art. 17 (1) GDPR is met and the processing is not required for one of the purposes stipulated in Art. 17 (3) GDPR is.
3.5. Right to restriction of processing
You are entitled to demand a restriction on the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions regulated in Art. 18 (1) ( a) to (d) of the GDPR is met.
3.6. Right to data portability
Under the conditions set out in Article 20 (1) of the GDPR , you have the right to obtain the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and the right to transfer this data to another person without Obstruction by us. In exercising the right to data portability, you have the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly by us to another responsible party, as far as technically feasible.
3.7. Withdrawal with consent
If the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected.
3.8. Right of appeal
You have a right of appeal to the supervisory authority responsible for our company. The supervisory authority responsible for our company is:
National Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Tel .: +49 211 38424-0