Data protection rules of KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG
We, KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as KARL STORZ), are aware that the protection of your privacy is very important to you when using our website. The protection and safety of personal data is a high priority at KARL STORZ. Therefore we respect the data privacy laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Below, we will detail which types of data we collect and for what purposes.
Data transmission / data logging / server data
You can use our website without providing any personal information. For technical reasons, however, the following data (so-called sever log files), which your browser will transmit to us, will be recorded at your visit:
- Browser type and version
- Operating system used
- Website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL)
- Website you are visiting
- Date and time of accessing our website
- Your Internet Protocol (IP) address
These anonymous data are routinely not personally identifiable. Nevertheless, your IP address can be personally identifiable in individual cases. However, as a matter of principle, KARL STORZ will not carry out any personal utilization of these data. They are merely analyzed for statistical purposes to optimize our website and services. To the extent that these data are transferred to external service providers, we have ensured by technical and organizational means that data privacy provisions are observed.
Personal data / registration function
We collect personal data only when you choose to provide them to us for these purposes by registering, completing corresponding forms, sending emails, ordering products or services, making inquiries, or sending requests for materials.
For this purpose, our website offers you the opportunity to register. The data to be submitted when registering are visible in the entry area of the registration form. They typically include your first name, title, last name and type of your organization, postal address, email address, telephone and fax number as well as customer number.
We use data provided by users of our website only to answer their queries or information requests, provide desired products or services, inform them by mail about KARL STORZ products and services, process contracts, improve our website according to usage patterns, and for technical administration or other purposes to which they have agreed.
We will not disclose your personal data to third parties for advertising or marketing purposes or for any other purposes unless you have expressly consented thereto. If data are transmitted lawfully and to the extent necessary to selected service providers who help us run our website and/or process your orders and inquiries and/or who support us in maintaining our commercial relationship with you in any other way, these providers are required to exclusively use the received information for the respective services on behalf of and as instructed by KARL STORZ and in accordance with legal requirements. If you have consented to your data being published online on our website, we hereby point out that as a result, your data can be viewed in third countries whose level of data protection does not equal the European level.
In addition, your supplied personal data may be disclosed if
- we are legally required to do so;
- we are required by judicial authorities or other public authorities to do so;
- the disclosure is based on legal reasons or your consent.
If you are registered on our website with an email address and have agreed to receive our newsletter, these email newsletters will inform you about our products and services that we believe might interest you. You may revoke at any time your consent to our storing your data and email address as well as to their use for sending the newsletter. You may do so by clicking on a link in the newsletter itself or by sending a message to the contacts below: Unsubscribe from newsletter
Our website uses so-called cookies to collect information about the usage of our website, to collect statistical information, and to facilitate use for you, particularly to tailor and personalize our services to you. Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in the visitor's web browser. Cookies allow the browser to be recognized at the next visit. These cookies do not access any information on your hard drive and do not affect your computer or your files. The Help function of most web browsers explains how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how you can have your web browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to deactivate cookies.
Website analysis and statistics
Our website uses technologies to optimize the use of the website. For this purpose, we collect and store anonymous user data that cannot be traced back to the individual user but only represent general, anonymous user behavior. Cookies may be used for this purpose. These anonymous user profiles are not used to personally identify users of this website and are not combined with any personal information about the bearer of the pseudonym. You may revoke your consent to the data collection and storage any time with future effect.
Online presentation of video content
Online presentation of publications
Furthermore, our website uses technologies to display publications and catalogs online. They are saved on our servers. Simultaneously, provider functions are used that are downloaded from the provider's servers. For this purpose, cookies are used as well.
Access / rectification / revocation
You have the right to review and rectify all of your personal data we store if you believe that they are out of date or incorrect. You are entitled to revoke your consent to our use of your personal data at any time with future effect. For this purpose, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our data protection official (see address below).
The personal data you provided to us are secured using all necessary [BU1] technical and organizational safety measures in such a way as to ensure that they are inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. Although our security measures are continuously updated based on technological advances, please note that complete data safety cannot be achieved on the Internet, particularly when emailing sensitive data.
Additional data protection information
In keeping with legal requirements, KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG has appointed Jenny Schutzbach as its internal data protection officer. The data protection officer sees to it that the company handles personal data in compliance with data protection law.
If you have any queries or suggestions concerning data protection, please contact:
Phone: +49 (0)7461 708-6965
The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates in §4g that the data protection officer shall make information in accordance with §4e, clause 1-8, available upon request to anyone in an appropriate manner. If you wish to see the Public Directory of Procedures of KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, please also contact the data protection officer identified above.
Changes to these data-protection provisions