Provider and responsible body in terms of the Data Protection Act
NOVAFON – Elektromedizinische Geräte GmbH
Area of validity
With this data protection declaration, users receive information about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of their data by the responsible provider.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) form the legal framework for data protection.
Collection of general information
Every time this web presence is accessed, information is automatically collected by us or by the web space provider. This information, also known as server log files, is of a general nature and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
Information gathered includes: name of the website, file, date, data volume, web browser and web browser version, operating system, the domain name of your Internet provider, the referrer URL (the page from which you accessed our website) and the IP address.
Without these data, it would not be technically possible to deliver and display the contents of the website. In this respect, the collection of data is absolutely essential. In addition, we use this anonymous information for statistical purposes. This helps us to optimize our web presence and technology. We also reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in the event that we suspect illegal use of our web presence.
Dealing with personal data
Definition: Personal data are defined as all information permitting the unambiguous identification of a person. These are thus data that can be traced back to an individual person.
These personal data include first name and surname, telephone number and email address. Personal data also include information about hobbies, memberships and preferences as well as websites that have been visited.
Such data are only collected, used and where applicable passed on by the provider if this is explicitly permitted by law or if the user agrees to the collection, processing, use and transmission of these data.
Registration on our website
When you register on our website to use personalised services, personal data will be collected. These include name and address as well as telephone number and email address as contact and communication data.
Registration permits access to services and contents reserved exclusively for registered users. If required, registered users have the opportunity at any time to change or delete data collected as part of the registration. Upon request, we will naturally inform you about which personal data we have collected and stored. In addition, we will correct or delete data on request but for any obligation under law to preserve records. Please use the contact details provided in this data protection declaration for your requests to correct or delete data.
When comments and other contributions are written and published on our website, we store IP address, user name and the date and time of creating. These data are collected for security reasons as the provider can be held liable for illegal content (forbidden propaganda, insults etc.), even for those created by third parties. In such instances, the data are used to establish the identity of the author.
Users of this website subscribing to follow-on comments receive a confirmation email. With this email, we make sure that the user is actually the owner of the stated email address. You may at any time terminate your subscription to such follow-on comments. Information about the process is provided in your confirmation email.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the data you entered exclusively for this purpose or to inform you about any relevant circumstances regarding this service or your registration. We do not pass these data to third parties.
To receive the newsletter, a valid email address is required. In addition, the IP address is stored from which you register for the newsletter and the date of your registration for the newsletter. These data serve as proof in case of misuse, should a foreign email address be registered for this service. To further ensure that an email address is not misused by third parties on our mailing list, we work in compliance with the law using the “double opt-in procedure”. Within the framework of this process, the order of the newsletter, sending of the confirmation email and receipt of registration confirmation are all logged.
You have the opportunity at any time to revoke your consent to the storage of the data, your email address, and its use for sending the newsletter. To enable you to revoke your consent, we will provide you with a link in every newsletter and on the website. In addition, you can inform us of your wish to cancel your subscription using the contact details mentioned in this document.
If you contact us via the online form or by email, we store the information you have provided to enable us to answer your enquiry and ask possible follow-up questions.
Integration of third-party services and content
Our web presence may include the content, services and deliverables of other providers. These might include maps provided by Google Maps and videos from YouTube, as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for this data to be called up and displayed in the user’s browser, the transmission of the IP address is absolutely necessary. The providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) will thus be aware of the IP address of the respective user.
Although we make every effort only to use third-party providers who need the IP address solely to deliver content, we have no influence on whether the IP address may be stored. If this occurs, it may be used for statistical purposes. If we are aware that the IP address is stored, we point this out to our users.
This website uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the internet connection. These data will not be passed on to third parties or linked by us to personal data without your consent.
Cookies have two main functions. They help us to make it easier for you to navigate through our website and to display it correctly. They are not used to plant viruses or start programmes.
Users can access our website without cookies. To do this, the relevant browser settings have to be changed. Please use the help function of your browser to find out how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that doing so may result in some functions of this website being impaired and the convenience of use reduced. The pages http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ (USA) and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that permit an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these webpages, your IP address will be shortened prior to forwarding by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Under contract from 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. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and data relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: Browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.
Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection
You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to request information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: mandatory data storage for business transactions or data subject to the legal obligation to store.
Please contact our data protection officer for any of these actions (contact details can be found at the end of this data protection declaration).
To be able to consider a data lock at any time, it is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes. If there is no legal archiving obligation, you can also request the deletion of the data. Otherwise, we will block the data if you so desire.
Changes to our data protection declaration
To ensure that our data protection declaration always complies with current legal requirements, we reserve the right to make changes at any time. This also applies in the event that the data protection declaration needs to be adapted due to new or revised services, for example new service provision. The new data protection declaration will then take effect the next time you visit our website.
Contact for data protection
For any questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for requests for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as revoking previously given consent, please contact: