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Data protection rules of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG

We, KARL STORZ GmbH & 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 might allow identification, but KARL STORZ will not engage in individual analysis. 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 by registering, completing
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 include your name, title, 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 without permission. 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.

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.

Newsletter

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

Cookies

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

Our website uses technologies to optimize the video contents on the website. They are saved on the provider's server, and a player of the provider is used to present the contents. This service uses cookies.

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 anytime with future effect. For this purpose, simply send an email to delist@karlstorz.com or to our data protection official (see address below).

Data security

The personal data you provided to us are secured using all 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 GmbH & CO. KG has appointed the lawyer Robert Niedermeier as the company's data protection official. The data protection official 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:

Robert Niedermeier
Phone: +49 (0)171 2440099
Fax: +49 (0)89 66002036

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates in §4g that the data protection official shall make information in accordance with §4e, clause 1, no. 1-8, available upon request to anyone in an appropriate manner. If you wish to see the Public Directory of Procedures of KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. KG, please also contact the data protection officer identified above.

Changes to these data-protection provisions

Advancements in the Internet or our website or the implementation of new technology may require changes to these data privacy rules. Therefore we will update these rules from time to time if necessary to protect your personal data. You should look at these rules occasionally to stay informed about how we protect your data and steadily improve the contents of our website. Should we make considerable changes to the collection, usage, and/or disclosure of the personal data you provided to us, we will draw your attention to this fact through a clear and easily visible note on our website. By using our website, you agree to this data privacy policy.