Privacy

Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting www.biotest.de, the website of Biotest AG (hereinafter “Biotest”), thus showing your interest in our organization, products and Web pages.

We attach great importance to the protection of your privacy when using our Web pages; the purpose of this statement is to inform you how your data is processed by Biotest.

Through this Website, Biotest collects data and information about you as follows:

Web Server logs. You can, in principle, visit our Web pages without disclosing your identity. As is usual with virtually all Web pages, however, when you visit our Web pages, the server on which our Web pages are located (hereinafter the “Web Server”) automatically collects information about you in Web Server logs. The Web Server automatically recognizes certain data such as your IP address, the date and time of your visits, the pages on our website visited by you, the website visited by you before, the browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) and operating system (e.g., Windows 7) used by you, as well as the domain name and address of your Internet provider (e.g., AOL). If our website uses cookies (as explained below), the Web Server will also store the relevant information.

We evaluate those Web Server logs for statistical purposes on a regular and anonymous basis in order to ascertain which pages of our website are visited. Thereby, we can get a more precise idea as to the use of our website. This is generally referred to as “Web statistics” and it enables us to optimize our services. In addition, we may use that information in cooperation with your Internet provider and/or public authorities in the event of a misuse of the system to locate the originator of such misuse.

IP addresses. This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet provider to provide you with access to the Internet. IP addresses are used as a part of the Web Server log data referred to above. To this end, IP addresses will, however, be shortened, or anonymized, by us so that we are unable to derive the names of persons from the IP address.

Web beacons. Some of our Web pages use so-called “web beacons” - also referred to as “single-pixel GIFs” - or measurement codes that render it possible to prepare Web Server logs. A web beacon is a graphic image on a Web page or in an email that renders it possible to track the visited pages. That information is automatically gathered in a Web Server log when you visit our Web pages. The Web Server automatically recognizes certain data such as your IP address, the date and time of your visits, the pages on our website visited by you, the website visited by you before, the browser (e.g., Internet Explorer) and operating system (e.g., Windows 7) used by you, as well as the domain name and address of your Internet provider (e.g., AOL).

Cookies. Some of our Web pages use cookie technology. A “cookie” is a piece of information that is sent by our Web Server to your computer (or, more exactly, that is filed in your browser directory), once you visit the page. We use cookies for statistical purposes to analyze the interest in our Web pages. As a standard, most browsers are currently set in such a manner that they automatically accept cookies. You can, however, set your browser such that it refuses cookies or displays them before.

Please note that your refusal to create cookies on your computer may result in certain restrictions in visits of Web pages of Biotest or in your no longer being able to access certain parts of this website (or linked Web pages).

Collection, processing, use and transmission. Other than within the scope of our Web statistics, we will only collect data about you if the data is disclosed by you in order to use one of the services offered by us (such as the sending of information or inquiries). That data will then be processed and/or used exclusively to render the services offered by us.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information regarding the use of the website by you generated by the cookie will normally be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and will be stored there. In the event of an activation of the IP anonymization on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened before by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and be shortened there. Google will use such information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide to the website operator other services relating to the website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser through Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we hereby inform you, however, that you may in such case be unable to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the collection and processing by Google of the data (including your IP address) relating to your use of the website generated by the cookie by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link. (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Safety. Please note that the transmission of data through the Internet is not secure and that there exists the danger of third parties intercepting and using the data. You are free to provide us with your data by mail or over the phone at any time to the following address or under the following phone number, respectively:

Biotest AG
Landsteinerstr.  5
D-63303 Dreieich
 
Phone: +49 - 6103 / 801 - 0
 
International data transfer. Your personal data stored will be processed exclusively in member states of the EU or the European Economic Area, respectively.

Minors. Children and young persons under the age of 14 may only transmit personal data through the Internet with the consent of their parents or legal guardians, respectively. You ought to be aware that our Web pages are not addressed to, or intended to be used by, young persons under the age of 18. We will not collect any personal data of persons of whom we actually know that they are under the age of 18.

Areas reserved for qualified visitors. Based on  the German law on advertising in the healthcare sector (Heilmittelwerbegesetz) more information on therapeutic products is available exclusively on a password-protected site.
Admission is possible with a DocCheck password only. In order to enter the site you must be a registered user  with DocCheck Medical Services GmbH (www.doccheck.de). We use the data solely for the purpose of verifying your access authorization. For each login to the restricted site, an authentication request is sent to DocCeck and processed there without revealing your identity to us.

Inquiries using the “Contact” form. Under “Contact”, visitors of our Web pages can make inquiries. Please note that personal health-related inquiries cannot be answered there.

Links to other websites. This website also contains links to other websites, to which, however, the guidelines and procedures set out herein do not apply. May we ask you to visit those websites directly to obtain information regarding data protection, safety, the collection of data and the provisions relating to data transmission. Biotest may not be held liable for any actions taken from, or the contents of, those websites.

Further queries/Information regarding your data. Should you have any further questions regarding the data protection by Biotest (in particular, if you wish to know the data existing about you, the recipients of the data, or the purpose of its storage), please send your query to the following address:

Biotest AG
Legal Department
Landsteinerstr.  5
D-63303 Dreieich
 
or by email to:
datenschutz@biotest.de
 
 
as of March 2015