1.1 Data privacy statement
We are pleased about your visit to our web pages as well as your related interest in our company and our products. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Kendrion N.V. (hereafter, “Kendrion”, “we” or “us”) places great value on the security of its users’ data and the observance of provisions related to data privacy laws.
Kendrion’s web pages can incorporate links to the websites of other providers who are not included in this data privacy statement. Which data the operators of such sites might conceivably gather is beyond our knowledge and our ability to control. You will obtain such information from the data privacy statement of those respective websites.
We are going to inform you in detail below on how we handle your data.
This data privacy statement rests upon the definitions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1.3. Collection and processing of personal data
Use of our internet pages is basically possible without the repeated input of personal data. However, to the extent you would like to make use of our company’s special services via our internet site, processing of your personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and if there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek consent from the affected Party.
2. Purposes of the collection - Categories of the data - Legal basis for the processing
2.1. Anonymous data collection
You can visit our site without making proactive statements about your person. However, we will automatically save with every call to the internet site for a duration of 2 months access data (server log file), such as, for example, the web page from which you are visiting us, the access status, the amount of data transferred, the date and duration of the visit, the name of the requested file, as well as (for security reasons in order to recognise, for example, attacks on our web pages), the IP address of the computer that was used. These data will be evaluated exclusively for improving our offering and do not draw any conclusions about your person. No conflation of these data with other data sources will be undertaken. The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 Para 1 of the GDPR. We process and use the data for the following purposes: 1. deployment of the Kendrion web pages, 2. improvement of our web pages, 3. prevention and recognition of errors/malfunctions as well as misuse of the webpages. This type of data processing takes place either for fulfilment of the contract for using the Kendrion websites or because we are tracking a legitimate interest in insuring the functionality and error-free operation of the Kendrion web pages as well as adapting these web pages to the demands of our users.
2.2. Use of cookie tracking
In order to make a visit to our web pages as attractive as possible and make possible the use of particular functions, we use so-called cookies on our webpages. Doing so involves standard internet technology for storing and recalling login and other user information for all users of the Kendrion web pages. Cookies are small text files that reside on your terminal device. They make it possible for us to store user settings, among other things, so that our webpages can be shown on your device in a customised format. Some of the cookies we use will be deleted again after the end of the browser session — in other words, after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and make it possible for us or our partner companies to recognise your browser upon your next visit (so-called permanent cookies).
You can set your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the settings for cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally. In addition, cookies can be deleted post facto in order to remove data that the websites have filed on your computer. Instructions on this can be found quickly on the internet. The deactivation of cookies can lead to some limitations in the functionality of the Kendrion Webpages.
2.3. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. This is offered by Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of the web pages. The information obtained through the cookies about your use of these web pages (including your IP address) will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the web pages, in order to assemble reports about the web page activities for the web page operator and to deliver additional services related to the use of the web pages and use of the internet. Google will also transfer this information, where applicable, to third parties to the extent this is prescribed by law or to the extent third parties process these data on behalf of Google.
Prevent storage of cookies You can prevent the storage of cookies by appropriately setting your browser software; but we will point out that in this case, you potentially will not be able to fully utilise all of the functions of the web pages. By using this website, you declare your agreement with the processing of the data collected from you by Google in the previously described manner and for the aforementioned purpose.
IP-Anonymisation We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated within the member states of the European Union or within other signatories of the agreement across the European Union before its transmittal to the USA.
Opposition to data capture If you do not want Google to get data from your browser when pages are called up, here is the link for the “opt out” solution for Google Analytics https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. This plug-in prevents the browser from requesting the analytics code so that Google does not receive any data at all when the page is called up. The plug-in is only for Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox 3.x as well as Chrome. According to Google, the browser will block the Google Analytics script after installation. More information on conditions of use and data protection can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en or at https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=en-GB.
We point out that on these web pages, Google Analytics was expanded by the code, “gat.anonymizelp” in order to assure an anonymised capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Demographic features at Google Analytics This website uses the function, “demographic features” from Google Analytics. As a result, reports can be created that include statements on the age, gender, and interests of the visitor to the page. This data stems from interest-related advertising by Google as well as from visitor data from third party providers. These data cannot be assigned to specific people. You can at any time deactivate this function in the display settings of your Google account or by generally forbidding the capture of your data by Google Analytics as displayed in the section, “Opposition to data capture” above.
2.4. Use of Google Maps
We use Google Maps to present maps and to create route maps. Google Maps are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
By using this website, you are consenting to the capture, processing and use of the automatically captured data as well as any data you have entered by Google, one of its representatives or third party providers.
The conditions for use of Google Maps can be found at: https://developers.google.com/maps/terms .
Comprehensive details may be found at the data protection centre of google.de: transparency and selection possibilities as well as data privacy provisions at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
2.5. Use of Social Media
2.5.1.Use of Facebook
Functions of Facebook services are embedded on our pages. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. If you visit our pages, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be produced. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you with your IP address have visited our page. If you click the Facebook “Like Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. As a result, Facebook can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that we, as provider of the pages, receive neither knowledge of the content of the transferred data nor the use of them by Facebook. Further information on this can be found in Facebook’s data privacy statement at https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy .
If you do not wish Facebook to assign the visit to our pages to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
2.5.2.Use of LinkedIn
Our web pages use functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For every call-up of one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn’s servers will be made. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our internet pages with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our web pages to you and to your user account. Please note that we, as provider of the pages, have no knowledge of either the content of the transferred data or their use by LinkedIn.
Further information on this can be found in LinkedIn’s data privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
2.5.3.Use of XING
Our web pages use functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For every call to one of our pages that contains the functions of XING, a connection to XING’s servers will be created. To the best of our knowledge, no storage of personal data takes place in the process. In particular, no IP addresses will be stored nor will the use behaviour be evaluated. More information about data protection and the XING share button can be found in XING’s data privacy statement at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection .
2.5.4.Use of YouTube
Our website uses functions of the YouTube site operated by Google. Operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube function, a connection to the YouTube servers will be produced. In so doing, the YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you make it possible for YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Additional information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube’s data privacy statement at https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms .
2.6. E-mail contact
If you send us questions or request information by e-mail, your specifications (e-mail address, content of your e-mail, subject of your e-mail and date), including the contact data you provide there (first name, last name, telephone number, address) will be stored by us for the purpose of answering your question and in case of follow-up questions. We will not forward this information without your consent. The legal basis for the collection and processing of the data is Article 6 Para 1 of the GDPR.
We advise the user that e-mails on the transmission path can be read during their transmission and changed without authorisation and without being noticed. Kendrion uses software to filter out undesired e-mails (spam filter). The spam filter makes it possible to reject e-mails if these get identified as spam falsely as a result of certain characteristics.
The data you submit remain with us until you ask us to delete them, revoke your consent to their storage or the purpose for storing the data lapses (e.g. after completed processing of your question). Mandatory legal provisions — especially, retention period — remain unaffected.