Privacy Policy

General information

We have prepared the following information to provide you with a brief overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data includes all data that can be used to personally identify you. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our Data Protection Statement, which you can find further below this general information section.

 

Collection of data on our website

Who is in charge of the collection of data on this website?

The data processing operations conducted on this website are carried out by the operator of this website. The operator's contact details can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

The data collected by us includes the data you disclose to us voluntarily, for example when submitting a contact form.

When you visit this website, our IT systems will also collect other data, which predominantly consist of technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or the time of accessing the website). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.

What do we use your data for?

We collect some of the data to provide you with a seamless website experience. Other data may be used to analyse your usage of this website.

What rights do you have concerning your data?

You may at any time and without incurring a charge request information about the source, recipients and purposes of your personal data stored by us. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data. If you have any questions concerning data protection, you may contact us at any time at the address specified in the legal notice of this website. You further have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and tools of third party providers

When you visit our website, your website usage may be analysed for statistical purposes. This is mainly done using cookies and so-called analysis software. Your website usage is usually analysed on the basis of anonymised data; the website usage cannot be traced back to you personally. You may object against this analysis or prevent the analysis from being carried out by refraining from the use of certain tools. More detailed information can be found in the data protection statement further below.

You have the right to object against this analysis. We will inform you about the options to exercise your right to objection in this Data Protection Statement.

 

1. General and compulsory information

Data protection

The protection of your personal data is of utmost importance to the operators of this website. We will maintain the confidentiality of your personal data and keep in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Statement.

When you use this website, we will collect various types of personal data. Personal data means data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Statement explains which data is collected by us and what we use this data for, including the means and purposes of collecting your data.

Please note that the transmission of data via the internet (e.g. when communicating by email) is always subject to security risks. It is not possible to provide fail-safe back-to-back protection against unauthorised access to the data by third parties.

Information about the data controller

The data controller for the data processing operations carried out on this website is:

Institut Virion/Serion
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 19
97076 Würzburg, Germany

Telephone: +49 931 30450
Email: datenschutz@virion-serion.de

The data controller is the individual or legal entity who, alone or jointly with others, decides about the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations can only be carried out with your express declaration of consent. You may at any time revoke a previously granted declaration of consent by sending us a simple email. The lawfulness of any data processing conducted prior to your revocation remains unaffected by your revocation of consent.

Right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority

Data subjects have a right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority in the case of violations of data protection regulations. The responsible supervisory authority for issues relating to data protection is the state representative of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to request us to provide you, or a third party appointed by you, with the data processed by us by automated methods on the basis of your declaration of consent, or for the performance of a contract in a commonly-used and machine-readable format. We will only transfer your data directly to another data controller in as far as technically feasible.

SSL encryption

This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests submitted by you to us as the operator of this website. You can identify an encrypted connection by observing the address bar of your browser switching from “http://” to “https://” and a padlock symbol displayed in your browser status bar.

The data you transmit to us cannot be intercepted by third parties if SSL encryption is activated.

Information, blocking, deletion

Under the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to request us at any time and without incurring a charge to provide you with information about your personal data stored by us, the source and recipients of these data and purposes of processing these data. In certain circumstances, you also have a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You may contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice of this website if you have further questions concerning your personal data.

Objection against advertising emails

We hereby expressly object against any use of the contact details published in compliance with the obligation to post a legal notice on this website for the purpose of delivering any advertising and information materials that were not expressly requested by us. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.

 

2. Collection of data on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies are harmless to your computer and will not infect it with viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our internet service more user-friendly, effective and secure. They are small text files which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. These are deleted automatically when you leave our website. Other cookies will remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can change the settings of your browser so that it will inform you about cookies being placed on your computer, to only permit cookies on a case-by-case basis, to only accept cookies in certain cases order to categorically prevent cookies and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. You may experience limited functionality of this website when you have cookies deactivated.

Cookies that are necessary for conducting electronic communications or to provide certain functions required by (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored by us on the legal basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the proper and optimised provision of its services free from defects. To the extent other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your website usage) are stored, these will be disclosed separately in this Data Protection Statement.

Server log files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which are then automatically transmitted to us by your browser. The stored information includes:

  • Type and version of your browser
  • Your operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the purpose of performing a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

When you submit a request to us via the contact forum, the data you enter it into the form, including your contact details, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for any follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form is exclusively processed on the basis of your declaration of consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). You may at any time revoke your previously granted consent by sending us a simple email. The lawfulness of any data protection operations conducted prior to your revocation will remain unaffected.

The data you have entered into the contact form will be stored by us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to their storage, or if they are no longer required to achieve the purpose of their storage (e.g. after your inquiry is closed by us). Compulsory statutory requirements - in particular those pertaining to retention periods - remain unaffected.

 

3. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses certain functions offered by Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer and allow for an analysis of your website usage. The information about your website usage generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in analysing your website usage for the purpose of optimising the advertisements served on the website, as well as for its own advertising purposes.

IP anonymisation

This website has activated the IP anonymisation function. This will cause your IP address to be truncated by Google within a member state of the European Union or another signatory country to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to the data being transmitted to the USA. The full email address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf the operator of this website to analyse your website usage, to compile reports about website activities and to provide additional services associated with the use of this website or the internet to the operator of this website. The IP address transmitted by your browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be consolidated with other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the placing of cookies on your computer by changing the respective settings of your browser software; please note that you may in this case not be able to use all functions offered by this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and concerning your website usage (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection against the collection of data

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link: Google Analytics deaktivieren. This will cause an opt-out cookie to be placed on your computer, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website.

More information about the use of user data for the purposes of Google Analytics can be found in Google’s Data Protection Statement, which is available at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

Our company and Google have entered into an agreement for contract data processing and are in full compliance with the strict requirements promulgated by the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

The collected data is consolidated in your Google account on the exclusive basis of your declaration of consent, which you may grant to Google and subsequently revoke (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). Any data collection processes that are not consolidated with your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google account or have objected against the consolidation of the data) is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest results from the fact that the operator of this website has an interest in carrying out an anonymised analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes.

Further information and data protection regulations can be found in Google’s Data Protection Statement available at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

 

4. Plugins and tools

Google Maps

This website uses an API interface to retrieve chart data from Google Maps, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Use of the functions offered by Google Maps requires the storage of your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The operator of this website has no control over this data transmission.

Google Maps is used in the interest of providing an appealing visual presentation of our online services and to assist you in finding the locations specified on our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

More information about the handling of user data can be found in Google’s Data Protection Statement, which is available at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.