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The protection of your data is of particular concern to us. We process your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable to us. With the help of this data protection declaration, we inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by BIOCOM AG and the rights to which you are entitled.

Personal data is the information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes in particular your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail address and your IP address. 

The responsible body for data processing on this website is: 

BIOCOM AG
Lützowstr. 33-36
10785 Berlin 

If you have specific questions about the protection of your data, please contact our data protection officer: 

Phone: +49 30 264921-0
datenschutz[at]biocom.de


Your rights as a data subject 

Your rights as a data subject are standardized in Art. 15 - 22 EU-GDPR.  

These include

  • The right of access (Art. 15),
  • The right to rectification (Art. 16),
  • The right to erasure “right to be forgotten” (Art. 17),
  • The right to restriction of processing (Art. 18),
  • The right to data portability (Art. 20),
  • The right to object to data processing (Art. 21).
  • Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77)


Right of access, rectification, deletion, limitation 

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the framework of the applicable statutory provisions. You can contact us at any time in this regard and also for further questions on the subject of personal data. 


Data portability 

Data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract can be handed over to yourself or third parties. The information is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done as far as it is technically feasible.


Rights of objection 

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. A revocation of your already given consent is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.


Right of complaint to the responsible supervisory authority 

In case of a breach of data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit: www.datenschutz-berlin.de


Passing on to third parties 

We will only pass on your data to third parties within the scope of the statutory provisions or with your corresponding consent. Otherwise, data will only be passed on to third parties if we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions (passing on to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or criminal prosecution authorities). 

Within our company, we ensure that only those persons receive your data who need it to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations. 

When dispatching the magazines, appropriate service providers support our specialist departments in fulfilling their tasks. The necessary data protection contracts were concluded with these service providers.


Storage period of the data 

We store your data as long as they are needed for the respective processing purpose. Please note that numerous retention periods mean that data must continue to be stored. This applies in particular to commercial law or tax law storage obligations (e.g. Commercial Code, Tax Code, etc.). If there are no further storage obligations, the data will be deleted as soon as it has been used for its intended purpose. 


Data transmission 

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the "https://" address line of your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line. 

In order to protect data stored with us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons in the best possible way, we use appropriate technical and organizational security measures.

Third country transmission  

Data will only be transferred to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) to the extent that this is necessary for the performance of the contractual obligation is required by law or you have given us your consent. This applies exclusively to the use of Google Analytics. 

We transmit your personal data to a service provider or to group companies outside the European Economic Area. In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an appropriate level of data protection follows from the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield Agreement.


Categories, sources and origin of data 

In server log files, the provider of the website automatically collects and stores information that your browser transmits to us. These are: 

  • Visited page on our domain
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • IP address (anonymized) 

These data are not merged with other data sources. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. 

Newsletter and contact form 

If you register for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be stored on our server, which is located in Germany, and also on the server of the service provider "init AG", which is responsible for the maintenance and further development of the website. Your data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. We do not pass this data on to third parties or use it for other purposes. Our registration system, which sends a confirmation message containing a web link to complete the registration (double opt-in), ensures that you have expressly requested the newsletter.

Furthermore, we enable interested parties on our site to contact us using an online form. Personal data (name, e-mail address) used for answering this form will be collected. This data will not be passed on to third parties or used beyond the processing of the request.


Cookies 

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Cookies help us to make our site more user-friendly, effective and secure. 

Some cookies are "session cookies". Such cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. On the other hand, other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website. 

With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the use of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when the program is closed. The deactivation of cookies can result in a limited functionality of our website. 

The setting of cookies, which are necessary for the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart), takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.


Matomo

Our website uses the web analysis service Matomo. Matomo is an Open Source solution.  

Matomo uses "cookies". These are small text files, which your web browser stores on your terminal device and which allow an analysis of the website use. Information generated by cookies about the use of our website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised before it is stored. 

Matomo cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them. 

Matomo cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the anonymous analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both our website and, if necessary, advertising. 

The information stored in the Matomo cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You can prevent the setting of cookies by your web browser. However, some functions of the website may be restricted as a result. 

You can deactivate the storage and use of your data here. Your browser uses an opt-out cookie, which prevents the storage of Matomo usage data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. When you visit our website again, the opt-out cookie must be set again to prevent the storage and use of your data.

 

Social Plugins 

On this website social plugins are integrated, with which data can be sent to social networks and used by them. You can recognize these plugins by the corresponding logos of the networks as well as the label "twitter", "share" or "share". Currently there are plugins for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Xing. When you visit our website, no data is transferred to the social networks. Only after a click on one of the corresponding buttons data will be transferred and stored there. The use of the social plugins is voluntary and not linked to the use of the website. 

The provider of the respective service receives the information that you have accessed our website and can link this information to your user account in case you are logged in there. We have no influence on the extent, purpose and duration of the storage. It is also possible that the provider of the social network uses cookies.

Via the social plugins on our site you can use the services of the following providers: 

Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA) 
twitter.com/privacy 

Facebook Inc. (1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA) 
www.facebook.com/policy.php

Xing AG (Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) 
www.xing.com/privacy

Font Awesome 

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Fonticons, Inc. for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. 

For this purpose, your browser has to connect to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. This will allow Fonticons, Inc. to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f EU-GDPR. 

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. 

Further information on Font Awesome can be found at fontawesome.com/help and in Fonticons, Inc.'s privacy policy: fontawesome.com/privacy.

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