Data protection statement

Thank you for visiting our website. The protection of your data is of particular importance to the management of cardioscan GmbH. The use of our web pages is possible without any indication of personal data. If you wish to make use of a special service of cardioscan GmbH via our website, the processing of personal data may become necessary. In the event that personal data are processed and there is no legal basis for processing, we obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of the person concerned, always takes place in compliance with the basic European data protection regulation and the country-specific data protection laws applicable to cardioscan GmbH. In this data protection declaration, our company informs the data subjects about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data carried out by us. Furthermore, those concerned will be informed of their rights.

As the person responsible for data processing, cardioscan GmbH has implemented extensive technical and organisational measures to protect the data processed via this website as comprehensively as possible. Nevertheless, data transmissions on the Internet can have security gaps and complete protection is not possible. Therefore, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us in other ways.

  1. Definitions

This data protection declaration uses terms that were defined when the basic data protection regulation (DSGVO) was issued. To make this data protection declaration easy to read and understand, we explain the terms used in advance:

  • personal data

Personal data are all data and information of an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). Identifiable is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

 

1.2.             Person concerned

Data subjects are persons whose personal data are processed by the data controller.

1.3.             Processing

Processing means any transaction or series of transactions relating to personal data, such as the collection, collection, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

1.4.             Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

1.5.             Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data, so that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a data subject without the help of further information. This additional information must be kept secure and separate so that the personal data cannot be attributed to the data subject.

1.6.             Person in charge

The data controller or controller is the company or the person, authority, body or other body which alone or together with others decides on the processing of personal data.

1.7.             Contract processor

Processor is a company or a person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.

1.8.             Recipient

Recipient is a company, person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data have been disclosed by transmission. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of an investigation mandate shall not be regarded as recipients.

1.9.             Third person

A third party is a company, person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the data processor, the data processor and who is under the direct responsibility of the data processor or the data processor and who is authorised to process the personal data.

1.10.         Acquiescence

Consent is any declaration made voluntarily by the data subject for a particular case in an informed and unequivocal manner or any other clear affirmative act with which the data subject indicates that he or she agrees to the processing of his or her personal data.

 

2.       The name and address of the controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

cardioscan Ltd

Valentine's 30

20355 Hamburg

Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 40 303 723 30

E-mail: info@cardioscan.de

Website: www.cardioscan.de

3.   Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller:

Data protection officer of cardioscan GmbH

Valentine's 30

20355 Hamburg

Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 40 303 723 30

E-mail: datenschutz@cardioscan.de

Website: www.cardioscan.de

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer.

 

4.   Cookies

The web pages of cardioscan GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many cookies contain a unique identifier, the so-called cookie ID. With this cookie ID, visited websites and servers can be assigned to the Internet browser used for this purpose, in which this cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites to distinguish the internet browser of the person concerned from other internet browsers, which also contain other cookies. This enables a specific Internet browser and thus possibly an affected person to be recognized and identified.

Through the use of cookies, cardioscan GmbH is able to display the information and offers of our website in an optimized way for the user. Cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website.

The person concerned can prevent the storage of cookies through our website at any time by setting the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the storage of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This is possible in all common internet browsers. By deactivating the cookies by the person concerned, it is possible that not all functions of our web pages can be used completely.

5.   Collection of general data and information

Our website collects a number of general information each time an individual or an automated system visits our site. This general information is stored in the log files of our web server. We may record the browsers and versions used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website, the subwebsites which are accessed on our website, the date and time of access to our website, an Internet protocol address (IP address), the Internet service provider of the accessing system and other similar information which may serve to avert danger from attacks on our systems.

When using this general data and information, cardioscan GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is needed to correctly deliver the content of our website, to optimize advertising for it, to ensure the long-term functionality of our systems and technology of our website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected information is statistically evaluated by cardioscan GmbH.

Furthermore, this information is analysed in order to increase data protection and data security and to ensure the protection of the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the log files are stored separately from the personal data provided by the data subjects.

 

6.   Newsletter subscription

On the website of cardioscan GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter free of charge. Which personal data are transmitted to the person responsible for processing when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.

cardioscan GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers and news of the company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and has registered to receive the newsletter. A confirmation e-mail is sent to the e-mail address entered by the person concerned for the first time for sending the newsletter in order to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has permitted the receipt of the newsletter as the person concerned.

When subscribing to the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of subscribing and the date and time of subscribing. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace a possible misuse of the e-mail address of a person affected at a later point in time and therefore serves the legal protection of the person responsible.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail about changes to the newsletter offer or the technical conditions. The personal data collected for the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. Subscribers can cancel their subscription to our newsletter at any time. Consent to the storage of personal data that the subscriber has given us for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Each newsletter contains a link to revoke your consent and terminate your subscription.

The notification to end the newsletter dispatch can be transmitted to the responsible person also in other way.

 

7.   Newsletter-Tracking

The cardioscan GmbH newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded pixel-code, cardioscan GmbH can recognize if and when an e-mail was opened by an affected person and which links in the e-mail were called by the affected person.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the dispatch of the newsletter and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Persons concerned are entitled at any time to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. If you unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter, cardioscan GmbH automatically interprets your cancellation as follows.

 

8.   Contact via the website

The website of cardioscan GmbH contains an e-mail address, a fax number and a telephone number, which enable fast electronic contact and direct communication with our company. If a person concerned contacts the person responsible by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned are automatically stored. Such personal data voluntarily transmitted by a data subject to the data controller will only be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

 

9.   Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The responsible person processes and stores personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the storage purpose or as long as this has been provided for in laws or regulations to which the responsible person is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if the storage period prescribed by the competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

10.   Rights of the data subject

 

10.1.         Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data concerned are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right, he can contact our data protection officer or another employee..

10.2.         Right to information

Everyone concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to receive from the data controller free of charge information about the personal data stored about his person and a copy of these. Furthermore, the person concerned has the right to obtain the following information:

  • the processing purposes

 

  • the categories of personal data to be processed

 

  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations

 

  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration

 

  • the existence of a right of rectification or deletion of personal data concerning him or of a restriction on processing by the controller or of a right of opposition to such processing

 

  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority

 

  • if the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data

 

  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) DSGVO and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If a data subject wishes to make use of this right to information, he can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the person responsible at any time..

10.3.         Right to correction

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to make use of this right of correction, he can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the person responsible at any time.

10.4.         Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Everyone concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to require the controller to delete personal data concerning him/her without delay, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data have been collected or otherwise processed for such purposes for which they are no longer necessary.

 

  • The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DSBER or Article 9(2)(a) DSBER and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

 

 

  • The data subject objects to processing under Article 21(1) DSBER and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject objects to processing under Article 21(2) DSBER.

 

  • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.

 

 

  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.

 

  • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.

If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored at cardioscan GmbH deleted, he can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the person responsible. The data protection officer of cardioscan GmbH or another employee will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

If the personal data have been made public by cardioscan GmbH and our company is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO, cardioscan GmbH will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and its implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data, that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as processing is not necessary. The data protection officer of cardioscan GmbH or another employee will arrange for the necessary in individual cases.

10.5.         Right to limitation of processing

Everyone concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.

 

  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.

 

 

  • The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

 

  • The data subject has filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above mentioned conditions is given and a person concerned wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at cardioscan GmbH, he can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the person responsible at any time. The data protection officer of cardioscan GmbH or another employee will initiate the restriction of the processing..

10.6.         Right to Data Transferability

Everyone concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to receive the personal data concerning him/her provided to the data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He also has the right to transmit this data to another data controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Article 6(1)(a) DSBER or Article 9(2)(a) DSBER or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) DSBER and that the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of public authority conferred on the data controller.

Furthermore, when exercising the right to data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 para. 1 DSGVO, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically possible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected by this.

To assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned can contact the data protection officer appointed by cardioscan GmbH or another employee at any time.

10.7.         Right of objection

Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS-GMO for reasons arising from his particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, cardioscan GmbH will no longer process personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If cardioscan GmbH processes personal data for direct advertising purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising.  This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct advertising.  If the data subject objects to cardioscan GmbH processing for direct advertising purposes, cardioscan GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his particular situation, to the processing of personal data which is carried out at cardioscan GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, unless such processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.

To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned can directly contact the data protection officer of cardioscan GmbH or another employee.  The party concerned shall also be free to exercise his right of opposition in connection with the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

 

10.8.         Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect on him or significantly affects him in a similar manner, provided that the decision is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller or is admissible by law to which the data controller is subject and that such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject or is taken with express consent.

If the decision is necessary for the conclusion or the fulfilment of a contract between the person concerned and the person responsible or if it is made with the express consent of the person concerned, cardioscan GmbH takes appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the person concerned, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to state his own position and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, he may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the person responsible.

10.9.         Right to revoke consent under data protection law

Anyone affected by the processing of personal data has the right to revoke their consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his right to revoke his consent, he may contact our data protection officer or another employee of the person responsible at any time.

 

11.   Data protection for applications and in the application process  

The person responsible collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. Processing may also be carried out electronically.

This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to the person responsible by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website. If the person responsible concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision of rejection, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller stand in the way of deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

 

12.   Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO serves cardioscan GmbH as the legal basis for processing procedures for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 b DSGVO. The same applies to such processing processes that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 c DSGVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other information relevant to protection had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 para 1 d DSGVO. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO.

 

Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the legislator (recital 47, sentence 2 DSGVO).

 

13.   Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 para. 1 f DSGVO, our legitimate interest is to conduct our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

 

14.   Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

 

15.   Legal or contractual regulations for the provision of personal data

We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded if a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. To conclude a contract, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data. If the data subject does not provide his personal data, no contract can be concluded with the data subject. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject may contact our data protection officer.

Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

 

16.   Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The use is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • the operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. We have also added the code "anonymizeIP" to Google Analytics on this website. This guarantees that your IP address is masked so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use. 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.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing 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. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Note Information on the integration of the opt-out cookie can be found at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=en#disable].

We continue to use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to happen, you can disable it using the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

For more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics Help Center at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

  1. Facebook

Our website uses social plugins of the social network of Facebook. This service is provided by Facebook Inc. (Facebook), 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins can be identified by one of the different Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user visits a website on our website that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform those affected according to their level of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to obtain and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for the protection of users' privacy, can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to use this offer to collect data about him or her and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices..

 

18.   YouTube-Plugins/Player

Our pages include functions from YouTube. These features are offered by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, Phone: +1 650-253-0000, Fax: +1 650-253-0001 E-mail: support-de@google.com As soon as you visit pages of our website equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The Youtube server is informed which page of our website you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your account beforehand. For more information on YouTube's collection and use of your data, please see YouTube's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.