This document contains the relevant provisions which are to be made part of the Linkedin Channel as ‘Data Privacy Statement’ and ‘Imprint’.
Legal Notices are sub-categorized as follows:
This Linkedin social media channel (hereinafter the “Social Media Channel“) is provided by Biotest AG (hereinafter “us” or “we”). For further information regarding the provider of the Website, please refer to our imprint.
We attach great importance to the protection of your privacy when using this Social Media Channel; the purpose of this statement is to inform you how your data is processed by Biotest, when you use our Social Media Channel.
This Data Protection Notice explains how and for what purposes Biotest uses your personal data and which rights and options you have in this respect.
Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the Social Media Channel requested by you (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR).
You can contact us directly via comment-, message- or InMail functions available on our Social Media Channel.
When you visit our Social Media Channel, we process your actions and interactions with our Social Media Channel as the operator of the Social Media Channel in question (e.g. the content of your messages, inquiries, posts or comments you address to us or leave on our fanpages or if you like or share our posts) as well as your publicly accessible profile data (e.g. your name and profile picture). The personal profile data that can be accessed publicly depends on your profile settings, which you can adjust yourself in your settings on the particular social media platform (for further information in this regard, refer to https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=homepage-basic_footer-privacy-policy).
Please make sure in general not to transmit or share sensitive data or confidential information (e.g. application documents, bank or payment details) via social media platforms; we recommend you use a more secure transmission method, such as email or post). We operate our Social Media Channel and process the abovementioned data in order to provide information about us and our products as well as to communicate with our followers and prospects.
The data is processed in pursuit of our legitimate interests mentioned above (Art. 6, Section 1 (f) of the GDPR) and in order to respond, if necessary, to any messages, inquiries, posts or comments you address to us (Art. 6, Section 1 (b) of the GDPR).
This Social Media Channel is not intended or designed for communications regarding undesired side effects, lack of therapeutic effect, medication errors, grey market products/counterfeit medicine, incorrect or off-label use, quality complaints and/or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Biotest products.
If you nevertheless mention here something in this regard, we will have to use this data for pharmacovigilance purposes. This includes the legal obligation to share such data with health authorities worldwide. Further information about pharmacovigilance and our detailed privacy notice is available at
Anyone who clicks the "Like" button sends information to the platform provider, who again provides us with information about the average age structure, place of residence, gender, language and activity of all users who used a “Like” button function with regard to our Social Media Channel. In addition we receive the self-selected user name when clicking a “Like” button. For more details on the data the platform provider collects in this regard, please use these link:
We use a social media management tool to administrate our account and manage the content we share on our Social Media Channel as well as our visitors’ engagement with us (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).
The social media platforms also provide us with anonymous usage statistics (analytics services or page insights data) for our fanpages based on the actions and interactions of our followers e.g.
We use this information to understand the use and coverage of our posts, to evaluate contents and identify user preferences and also to tailor our Social Media Channel to our target group as effectively as possible.
This data is processed in pursuit of our legitimate interests mentioned above (Art. 6, Section 1 (f) of the GDPR).
The collection and usage of these statistics is determined as joint controllership between LinkedIn and Biotest. You can find the link to the corresponding joint controllership agreement below:
We keep a record of your engagement with us for as long as you keep regularly engaging with us. We delete your record of engagement if you have not engaged with us for more than 2 years.
We conduct so called social media listening. Social media listening is the process of identifying and assessing what is being said about a company, individual, product or brand on social media channels. We use social media listening services exclusively on publicly accessible content to
We perform social media listening on the legal basis of the statutory permission which allows a processing that is necessary for pursuing a legitimate interest, namely the above described purposes on what we use the insights of social media listening for (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).
We work with service providers (e.g. IT service providers or advertising and content agencies as well as personnel consultants) when creating our fanpages (these partners help us to create our posts and provide and optimise our fanpages and recruitment processes). Insofar as these service providers process personal data on our behalf, we have concluded contract data processing agreements with them and have agreed appropriate guarantees to ensure that personal data is protected. We exercise great care in choosing our service providers; they process personal data exclusively for the purpose of fulfilling their tasks; they are bound contractually by our instructions; they use suitable technical and organisational measures to protect personal data and they are audited by us.
Your data will in part also be processed in countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or the European Economic Area (“EEA”), which generally have a lower data protection level than European countries. In such cases, we will ensure that a sufficient level of protection is provided for your data, e.g. by concluding specific agreements with our contractual partner, or we will ask for your explicit consent to such processing.
Refer to the following websites of the respective social media platforms for further information on the processing of your personal data by the operator of the particular social media platform within the scope of interest-based advertising as well as the setting options for your profile and your advertising preferences: LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/
The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:
Right to object: If processing is based on an overriding legitimate interest, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. An objection is permitted if processing is conducted in either the public interest or based on a legitimate interest of the responsible party or a third party. You also have the right to object to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing. The same applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to direct marketing.
Right to withdraw consent: Where data processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to data processing with effect for the future at any time and at no cost.
If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to the contact indicated below (VIII.).
The contact for exercising your rights is primarily LinkedIn, which has sole direct access to requisite information or the functionality of the particular platform and can take relevant measures immediately.
The contact for exercising your rights vis-à-vis LinkedIn and for further information: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=homepage-basic_footer-privacy-policy
Insofar as support by Biotest AG is possible or required, we will of course support you and, for example, forward your query regarding exercising your rights vis-à-vis to LinkedIn.
Refer to the following website for the contacts for exercising your rights vis-à-vis Biotest.com and for further information https://www.biotest.com/de/en/service_navigation/privacy_statement.cfm.
We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our Social Media Channel. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our Social Media Channel. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the Social Media Channel to keep yourself informed on possible updates.
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