Data privacy statement

1. A short look at data privacy

General information

The following notice provide a simplified overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection,
please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is performed by the website operator. You can find the contact details of the website operator in the section "Information on the data controller" in this data protection declaration.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected when you provide it to us. For example, this can be via the data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure accurate provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse user behaviour.

What rights do you have concerning your data?

At any time, you have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have provided consent to data processing, this consent can be revoked at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time concerning this aspect and other questions regarding data protection.

Analysis tools and third-party analysis tools

When visiting this website, your browsing behaviour may be analysed statistically. This is mainly performed via analysis programmes. Detailed information on these programmes can be found in the following data protection declaration.

2. Hosting und Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data,
names, website accesses, and other data generated via a website.

The host is used for the purpose of contract fulfilment with regard to our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, rapid, and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Our host will only process your data to the extent that it is required for the fulfilment of its service obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

The following host is used:

SiteGround Spain S.L.
Calle de Prim 19
28004 Madrid, Spain

Contract closure via commissioned processing

To ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have an order processing contract with our host.

3. General notes and mandatory information

Data privacy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal data is treated confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains what data is collected and what it is used for. It also explains how
and for what purpose it occurs.

We would like to point out that data transmission through the Internet (e.g., e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note regarding the responsible body

The responsible body for this website is:

Data protection officer:

Ahmed Haj-Hamoud

Diagnostic HealthCare Solutions GmbH
Nazarethkirchstraße 50, Aufgang 1
13347 Berlin Germany

Phone: 030 28690892
E-Mail: info@dhs-lab.de

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Duration of storage

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a justified request for deletion or revoke consent for data processing,
your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., storage periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.

Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure from a data protection perspective are integrated on our website. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action. Therefore, it can not be excluded that US authorities (e.g., intelligence services) may use your data located on US servers for the purpose of
processing, evaluating, and permanently storing data for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Cancelling/revoking your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke/cancel the consent provided at any time. The legality of the data processing performed until cancelled remains unaffected by the cancellation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as against
direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING SERVES THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) OF THE DATA PROTECTION ACT).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERSTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE SUBSEQUENTLY USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 DSGVO).

Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of employment, or the place of the alleged breach. The right to lodge a complaint exists without prejudice to other
administrative or legal remedies.

Data portability right

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be performed as technically feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection in that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion, and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to receive free information concerning your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to correction or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose and for further questions regarding personal data.

Restrict processing rights

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time. The right to the restriction of processing exists in the following cases: 

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, time is usually required on our behalf for reviewing/verification. For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data occurred/is occurring unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer require your personal data but you require it to exercise, defend, or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing of your interests in addition to our own must be performed. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may - apart from being stored - only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or
or a Member State.

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material that has not been expressly requested is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our internet pages use cookies. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your visit to the website. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them or they are deleted automatically by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions are unable to work without them (e.g., shopping cart function or to display videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.

Cookies that are required to perform electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain requested functions (functional cookies, e.g., shopping basket function) or to optimise the website (e.g., cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about cookie setting and only enable cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases, or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analytical purposes, you will be informed separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details, including the contact details provided, will be stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, provided that your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the
effective processing of enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if requested.

Data entered in the contact form will remain with us until you specifically request that we delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or if the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after completing processing of your enquiry). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Query by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you contact us via e-mail, telephone, or fax, your enquiry including all resulting personal data (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent. 

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested.

The data send via contact requests will remain with us until you request its deletion, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after completing processing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

WordPress Statistics

This website uses "WordPress Statistics" to statistically analyse visitor access. The provider is Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA. WordPress Statistics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). WordPress Statistics collects log files (referrer, IP address, browser, etc.), the origin of website visitors (country, city) and what actions they have performed on the site (e.g. clicks, views, downloads) for analysis purposes. The information collected in this way about the use of this website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address is anonymised after processing and before storage.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour to optimise both its website and advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; consent can be revoked at any time.

6. Plugins and Tools

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use Google Maps functions , it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. The provider of this site has no effect on this data transmission. If Google Maps is activated,
Google may use Google Web Fonts for the purpose of uniform font display. When Google Maps is invoked, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offer and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Provided that corresponding consent has been requested, processing is performed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time. Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.

Details can be found under:
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and
https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's privacy policy:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Wordfence

Wordfence has been integrated on this website. The provider is Defiant Inc, Defiant, Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (hereinafter Wordfence).

Wordfence is used to protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyberattacks. For this purpose, our website establishes a permanent connection to Wordfence's servers so that Wordfence can check its databases against the access made to our website
and block them, if necessary.

The use of Wordfence is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website as effectively as possible against cyberattacks. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.

Details can be found under: 

https://www.wordfence.com/help/general-data-protection-regulation/.

Contract closure via commissioned processing

A commissioned processing contract is in place with Wordfence. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that Wordfence only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with
the DSGVO.

Source:
eRecht24

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