Hygiene in context with corona

Dr. Schumacher’s online portal is aimed at hygiene managers and specialists working in healthcare facilities. Contributions from research and practice are intended to provide well-founded information during the current COVID-19 pandemic – for better implementing hygiene and infection prevention measures.

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. The protection of your data is of particular concern to us. We will use your data in compliance with the german Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation. If you access another website via a link, please use the information on data protection and privacy provided there. We have no influence on the data protection practices of other site operators.

As part of the cooperation, personal data of business partners can be processed. The corresponding data protection information can be found under: Data protection information for business partners


1. Data Protection at a Glance

General information

The following information will give you a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data means any data by which you can be personally identified. For more detailed information on the subject of data privacy, please refer to our Privacy Policy below.

How data is collected on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find their contact details in the section “Information on the data controller” in this Privacy Policy.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected through you providing it to us, for example when you enter data in a contact form.
Other data is collected by our IT systems automatically or with your consent when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time at which you viewed our site). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website runs smoothly. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What are your rights in relation to your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request that this data be corrected or erased. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can withdraw this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request that processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time if you would like to know more about this or if you have any questions on the subject of data privacy.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. Mostly, this is done with so-called analysis programs.
Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following Privacy Policy.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host), which carries out processing on our behalf. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data that is generated via a website.

We use the host for the purpose of contract fulfillment with regard to our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) and in the interest of providing our online service in a way that is secure, fast and efficient through a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill its service obligations and will follow our instructions in relation to this data.

Conclusion of a contract for processing

To ensure processing is carried out in a way that complies with data protection, we have concluded a processing contract with our host.

3. General and Mandatory Information

Data protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this Privacy Policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data means data by which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that transferring data via the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect the data against access by third parties.

Information on the controller

The controller for the data processing on this website is:

Dr. Schumacher GmbH
Am Roggenfeld 3
34323 Malsfeld
Germany

Telephone: +49 5664 9496-0
Email: info(at)schumacher-online.com

The controller is the natural or legal person who determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.) either alone or jointly with others.

Storage period

Unless a more specific storage period is stated within this Privacy Policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data has been fulfilled. If you assert a justified request for erasure or withdraw your consent to data processing, your data will be erased unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be erased once these reasons no longer apply.

Legally required Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.

Data Protection Officer
Dr. Schumacher GmbH
Am Roggenfeld 3
34323 Malsfeld
Germany
Email: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)schumacher-online.com


 

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

A number of data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of withdrawal remains unaffected.

Right to object to your data being collected in specific cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 (1) (E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL GROUNDS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ESTABLISH, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 (1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA RELATING TO YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION UNDER ART. 21 (2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of infringements of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or for fulfilling a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the symbol of a lock in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, erasure and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to receive free information about your stored personal data, its origin as well as the recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to have this data corrected or erased. You can contact us at any time if you would like to know more about this or if you have any questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that processing of your personal data is restricted. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing applies in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data that we are holding, we usually need time to verify this. While we are verifying this, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted.
  • If your personal data was/is processed unlawfully, you can request that the data processing is restricted instead of erased.
  • If we no longer require your personal data, but you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims, you have the right to request the processing of your personal data is restricted instead of erased.
  • If you have raised an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balancing of your and our interests must be carried out. Until it has been determined whose interests are overriding, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may (apart from being stored) only be processed with your consent or for establishing, exercising or defending legal claims or for protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

4. How data is collected on this website

Cookies

Our Internet pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are stored on your end device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your end device when you enter our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are required for technical reasons, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or showing videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or to display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (essential cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies so that they can provide their services in an optimized way and without any technical problems. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR); consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, prevent cookies from being accepted for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this Privacy Policy and, if necessary, request your consent.

Cookie consent with Piwik PRO Analytics Suite
This website uses cookie consent technology from Piwik PRO Analytics Suite (referred to as Piwik Pro-Consent below) to obtain your consent for the storage of certain cookies on your end device or for the use of certain technologies and to document this in a way that complies with data protection. The provider of this technology is Piwik PRO GmbH, Kurfürstendamm 21, 10719 Berlin, Germany (referred to as Piwik Pro below).

When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Piwik Pro:

  • Your consent(s) or the withdrawal of your consent(s)
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your end device
  • Time stamp of when you visited the website


In addition, Piwik Pro-Consent stores a cookie in your browser in order to attribute the consent provided by you or its withdrawal. Data collected in this way is stored until you ask us to delete it, or you delete the Piwik Pro cookie yourself, or until the purpose of storing the data is fulfilled. Mandatory statutory retention obligations remain unaffected.

Piwik Pro-Consent is used to obtain legally required consents for the use of certain technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR.

Contract for processing

We have concluded a contract for processing with Piwik Pro. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that Piwik Pro only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. This includes:

  • Type of browser and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website, and for this reason, the server log files must be recorded.

Inquiry by email, telephone or fax

If you contact us by email, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of dealing with your request. We do not pass this data on without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, insofar as your request is related to fulfilling a contract or is necessary in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in effectively handling the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) if this has been requested.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to erase it or you withdraw your consent to it being stored, or the purpose of storing the data is fulfilled (e.g. after we have completed handling your request). Mandatory statutory provisions (in particular statutory retention periods) remain unaffected.

5. Social Media

Social media images with links
Social media images are used on this website (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, XING, LinkedIn, Tumblr).
You can usually recognize the images by the respective social media logos. To ensure data protection on this website, only the image is linked. This means that no personal data is transferred to the respective social media provider when you visit our website. If you would like to visit our social media page, you can simply click on the image and you will be redirected to the respective sub-page at the social media provider. Information on data protection can be found at the respective social media provider. We have no influence over data processing here.

6. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Use of Piwik PRO Analytics Suite

This website uses the Piwik PRO Analytics Suite (referred to as Piwik Pro below).  Piwik Pro uses technologies that enable cross-page recognition of the user for analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or browser fingerprinting).

With the help of Piwik Pro, we are able to collect and analyze data about the use of our website by website visitors. This allows us to find out when certain pages were viewed and which region you come from, among other things. We also collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, and browsers and operating systems used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks).

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If the relevant consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Piwik Pro hosts the data within a European cloud, and the data is stored in the form of raw data for a period of 14 months. We have concluded a processing contract with Piwik Pro, which ensures that the data collected using Piwik Pro is processed exclusively in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

IP anonymization

We use IP anonymization for analysis with Piwik Pro. Your IP address is shortened before analysis so that it can no longer be clearly assigned to you.

Privacy settings

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receiving the newsletter. Additional data is not collected, or only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to the storage of the data, the email address, and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

The data you provide us with for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and will be erased from the newsletter mailing list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose has been fulfilled. We reserve the right to delete or block email addresses from our newsletter mailing list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter mailing list, your email address will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if necessary, in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is only used for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Storage in this blacklist continues for as long as is necessary for the purpose, unless you object to the storage. You can object to the storage of your data, provided your interests override our legitimate interest.

Sendinblue (previously Newsletter2Go)

This website uses the Newsletter2Go tool for sending newsletters. The provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Strasse 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.

This tool can be used to organize and analyze the distribution of newsletters, among other things. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored on Sendinblue’s servers in Germany.

Data analysis by Sendinblue

With the help of Sendinblue, we are able to analyze our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. In this way, we can determine which links are clicked on the most often, among other things.

In addition, we can see whether certain predefined actions have been carried out after opening/clicking (conversion rate). This allows us to see whether you have made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter, for example.

Sendinblue also enables us to subdivide (“cluster”) newsletter recipients into different categories. The newsletter recipients can be subdivided according to age, gender or place of residence, for example. In this way, the newsletters can be better tailored to the respective target groups.

If you do not want Sendinblue to analyze your data, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link to unsubscribe in every newsletter message.

For detailed information on how Sendinblue works, please click on the following link: https://de.sendinblue.com/newsletter-software/.

Legal basis

Data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Storage period

The data you provide us with for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and will be erased from the newsletter mailing list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter mailing list, your email address will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if necessary, in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is only used for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Storage in this blacklist continues for as long as is necessary for the purpose, unless you object to the storage. You can object to the storage of your data, provided your interests override our legitimate interest.

For more details, please refer to Sendinblue’s Privacy Policy at: https://de.sendinblue.com/datenschutz-uebersicht/.

Conclusion of a processing contract

We have concluded a contract with Sendinblue in which we obligate Sendinblue to protect our customers’ data and not pass it on to third parties.

8. Plugins and Tools


Google Web Fonts (local hosting)

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to display fonts consistently. Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.

You can find more information on Google Web Fonts under https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Data Privacy Statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

 

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