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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

NON-BINDING TRANSLATION FROM THE GERMAN LANGUAGE – FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY

STADA complies with all legal provisions on data protection. The protection of the privacy of visitors to this website is very important to STADA. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

STADA has set up links from all pages of this website to this data protection statement; if this is not the case, it is due to a technical error. In these exceptional cases, access to this statement is, however, possible via the website's start page.

In the future, it may be necessary for STADA to update this data protection statement. Such changes will then be announced on this page so that you always have complete knowledge of the type and the scope of personal data STADA saves and for which purposes STADA processes and utilizes this data.

On pages where STADA saves personal data, additional statements (for example on the use of the data) may be added as the need arises.

1. Personal data

In the STADA Data Protection Statement, the term 'personal data' comprises all individual details on personal or material conditions from a particular or determinable natural person such as names, date of birth, E-mail-address, home address or phone number – i.e. data which can be used to identify a person.

The following paragraphs will explain how and when STADA records and collects personal data.


2. Web statistics (Google Analytics)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer and enable an analysis of your usage of the website. Information on your usage of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will, however, shorten your IP address within member countries of the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to prepare reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website use and Internet use. The IP address transferred from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can refuse the transmission of data relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) by the cookie to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


3. Collecting, processing and use of personal data

STADA only (excepting web statistics) collects such data from you that you disclose yourself to STADA to make use of one of the services offered by STADA (e.g. ordering of information brochures). This data will then be processed and used exclusively for carrying out the service that you requested (e.g. sending of the requested information material).

Furthermore, this data will only be processed or used for other purposes (e.g. sending of more information on products or services or service material from STADA) if you have previously given your consent to do so to STADA. Given consent can naturally be canceled under the following address at any time with effect for the future:

STADA Arzneimittel AG
Stadastraße 2-18
61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany
Fax: +49 6101/ 603-849
E-mail: kontaktstop@stada.de

Most Internet pages and functions which are made available by STADA do not require personal registration from the visitor. In some areas of this website, however, a registration is required for legal reasons (e.g. STADA service for experts). To be granted access to these areas, visitors must complete a form on the respective Internet page, whereby certain fields are obligatory (obligatory fields) and others are optional. In particular cases, visitors thereby select a user name and a password. If the obligatory fields are left empty, access to the selected website is denied and STADA cannot process the request.

Alternatively, instead of such registration access can also be given via a so-called DocCheck password.

Personal data which is collected via this website can also be made available by STADA to other STADA companies and contractually bound sales partners as well as to other third parties. This, however, is only done within the legally allowed scope.


4. Safety and confidentiality

To guarantee the safety and confidentiality of the personal data which STADA records online, STADA utilizes data networks, which amongst others are equipped with firewalls and password protection of the best available technology. Even if STADA cannot guarantee that data is not lost, misused or changed, STADA will try to avoid such incidents. Alternatively, you can also send your data by post or fax to the business address of STADA Arzneimittel AG.


5. Data transfer to foreign countries

STADA is a globally active company which has databases in countries with different legal systems. STADA can transfer personal data to databases outside of the country of domicile of persons concerned, also outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area. In these cases, STADA, however, makes sure that an appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed at the recipient of the data.


6. "Cookies" and "Tags“

STADA can install so-called Cookies on the website which, when the website is visited, record the visitor’s Internet provider as well as the date and the time of the visit to the website. A Cookie is a small part of information which is sent to the browsers and saved on the hard drive of the respective computer. Cookies do not damage computers. Users can set their browser in a way so that a message appears on the screen when a new Cookie arrives. This makes it possible for users to decide whether the Cookie is or is not to be installed on their hard drive.

STADA can use so-called “Internet Tags" (also known as “one-pixel GIFs" or “Web Beacons") in connection with Cookies on STADA’s websites or make third party advertising partners use them. These Tags can both be placed on online advertising media which forward users to this website as well as in several places on the website itself. STADA can utilize this technology to evaluate the visitors’ reactions to the website and the effectiveness of publicity campaigns. This can for example include information on how often a page is opened and which information is accessed.

There are various methods to suppress, display or remove cookies that have been installed on your computer. This depends on the browser you are using. If you are having difficulties with this issue, we recommend you consult the website of the software manufacturer. There you will receive the information you need. If you decide that no cookies should be installed on your computer, you will still continue to have access to the majority of our websites. In certain circumstances, however, you will no longer be able to use some of the functions.


7. Use of social plug-ins

This In order to make our website user-friendly for you, we use social plugins on our pages to offer the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, XING, LinkedIn and Google+. The top priority is the best possible protection of your data. We therefore use social plugins on our website which are initially deactivated and can be activated by the user by clicking on the provided buttons. With this activation, the user creates a connection to the social network and thereby consents to the transfer of data. Corresponding data protection notices inform the user of data transfer and possible storage before activation of the social plugin. If you do not want your information to be transferred to social media via our website, the social plugins must remain deactivated. 

Facebook
This website contains social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com (“Facebook”), operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the supplement “Facebook Plugin”. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is first created after activation of the Facebook button. Through plugin integration, Facebook is informed that you visited the corresponding website from our Internet presence. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugin, e.g. by clicking on the “like” button or placing a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly to Facebook by your browser and is stored there. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and set-up options to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook at www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

This website uses "Custom Audiences", the remarketing tool provided by Facebook Inc. ("Facebook"). With Custom Audiences, users of our website are shown personalized advertising (Facebook ads) when they subsequently log into their Facebook accounts. The service works by storing a Facebook tracking pixel in your browser when you access our website. When you access our website, tracking data is sent to Facebook, where it is matched with your Facebook account – if you have one. You can deactivate the "Facebook Custom Audiences" function by logging into your Facebook account and going to www.facebook.com/settings/. For further information on data processing by Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Twitter
This website contains Social Plugins (”plugins”) of the social network twitter.com (Twitter), operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. You can identify the Twitter plugin through the Twitter logo. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Twitter server is first created after activation of the Twitter button. If you are logged in to Twitter, websites you visit are made available to third parties and are associated with your Twitter account. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights and set-up options to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at twitter.com/privacy.

YouTube
This website uses the video platform youtube.com (“YouTube”), operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is a platform, which allows the playback of audio and video files. When you visit our site, the integrated YouTube player creates a connection between your browser and the YouTube server, in order to ensure the technical transfer of a video. Data is hereby transferred to YouTube. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube as well as your rights and set-up options to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.  

XING
This website contains Social Plugins (”plugins”) of the social network xing.com („XING“), of XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. You can identify the XING plugin through the XING logo. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the XING server is first created after activation of the XING button. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by XING as well as your rights and set-up options to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of XING at www.xing.com/privacy.

LinkedIn
This website contains Social Plugins (”plugins”) of the social network linkedin.com „LinkedIn“ of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can identify the LinkedIn plugin through the LinkedIn logo. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server is first created after activation of the LinkedIn button. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and set-up options to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Google+
This website contains Social Plugins (”plugins”) of the social network plus.google.com, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA („Google“). The plugins are identified with the Google+ logo or the supplement “Google+” or “Google plus” or “+1”. When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Google+ server is first created after activation of the Google+ button. The purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and set-up options to protect your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Google on the “+1” button at developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

8. Online-Survey

For what purpose does this online survey record your answers and how are they processed?
Your answers to the survey are stored, processed and used by us only in anonymous form for the following purposes:

  • We would like to learn from you how you assess our website;
  • We would like to improve our internet presence for our users on an ongoing basis;
  • We would like to use the statistical findings for publications, presentations and discussions.

Your answers are recorded anonymously and processed only in this form so that it is not possible to draw conclusions about individuals or to identify you personally or other participants in the survey. We assure you that no unauthorized third parties can have access to your answers during the entire process of collection, processing and use of your data.

What technical access data is processed in the survey and for what purpose?    
Under the Internet functionality, data is transmitted to a web server each time a webpage is called up by your browser. This includes, for example, information on the software used (including browser and operating system), the use of a website (including the name of the domain or page visited, start, and duration of the visit), as well as the IP number that was permanently or temporarily assigned to your computer by the network operator.
We do not store any IP numbers
If IP numbers are stored, they can enable the subsequent correlation of information concerning the computer of an internet user under certain circumstances. That is why IP addresses for this survey are generally not recorded, not even temporarily or partially.
We use cookies for technical control of the survey
For our internet survey, we use so-called "http cookies" or small text files that are saved through your browser to your computer. "Flash cookies" are not used for the survey.
The survey cookie is written from the domain "myaudience.com" and stores the number of invitations to the survey and completion of an interview issued to you for twelve months. The recording and readout of this information serves the sole purpose of not inviting you too frequently and not to survey you repeatedly.
In addition, our survey uses so-called "session cookies" which are deleted automatically after the browser is closed. Their purpose is to guarantee the technical processing of the survey.
We do not store information you have provided for the survey in any cookie. We do not use the cookie information to produce movement or use profiles.
Right to object to the use of cookies within the meaning of section 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz –TMG)
You are entitled to object to the use of cookies and may assert this by blocking our survey cookie through your browser settings. The help function of your browser will explain in detail how you can adjust the appropriate settings. You can also delete all cookies in your browser. The instructions for this can be accessed through the help function of your browser.


9. Personal data from children

Knowingly, STADA will not record, use or make available to third parties any personal data from children younger than 14 years without obtaining their legal agent’s (e.g. parent or legal guardian) consent by means of direct contact. In these special cases (i), STADA will inform the legal agent which personal data from the child is to be collected and (ii) grant the legal agents the possibility to forbid the further use or saving of the child’s personal data. The compliance with child protection laws is naturally observed by STADA.


10. Links to other sites

STADA can place so-called Links to other sites which in STADA’s point of view are of interest. This data protection statement, however, only applies to STADA’s websites, excluding third party websites.


11. Contact to STADA

Do you have more questions on data protection at STADA (e.g. disclosure, cancellation and correction wishes for your data)? Then contact STADA’s data protection officer by post, fax or E-mail via the following address.

STADA Arzneimittel AG
Stadastraße 2-18
61118 Bad Vilbel, Germany
Fax: +49 6101/65295
E-mail: datenschutz@stada.de

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