Privacy Statement

We take your privacy seriously

The protection of your privacy when processing personal data is important to us. When you visit our website, our web servers store by default the IP address of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us, the pages on our website that you visit, and the date and duration of the visit. This information is essential for the technical transmission of the web pages and the secure operation of the server. There is no personalized analysis of this data.

If you send us data via a contact form, this data will be stored as part of the backup on our servers. Your data will be used by us solely to process your request. Your data will be treated as strictly confidential. We do not pass any data on to third parties.

Data controller:

CytoSorbents Europe GmbH
Müggelseedamm 131
12587 Berlin, Germany
Phone: + 49 30 654 99 145
info@cytosorb-therapy.com


Personal data

Personal data is data about you. This includes your name, address, and email address. You do not have to disclose any personal data to be able to visit our website. In some cases, we may need your name and address and other information so that we can offer you the desired service.

The same applies if we provide you with information materials at your request or respond to your inquiries. In these cases, we will always inform you of this. In addition, we will only store the data that you have transmitted to us automatically or voluntarily.

If you use one of our services, we generally only collect the data that we need in order to be able to offer you our service. We may ask you for further information, which is of a voluntary nature however. Whenever we process personal data, we do so in order to be able to offer you our services or to pursue our commercial objectives.


Automatically-stored data 

Server log data

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically sends to us. The information in question is:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Name of the requested file
  • Page from where the file was requested
  • Access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Web browser and operating system used
  • Complete IP address of the computer making the request
  • Data quantity transferred

This data is not combined with other data sources. The data is processed in accordance with Article 6 para 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

For reasons of technical security, and in particular as a defense against attempts to hack our website, this data is briefly stored by us. This data cannot be used by us to identify individual persons. After seven days at the latest, the data is anonymized by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to create a direct reference to the individual user. The data is additionally processed in anonymized form for statistical purposes; no comparison is made with other databases, and the data is not forwarded to third parties, even in extracts. The number of page views is presented solely as part of our server statistics, which we publish every two years in our activity report.


Cookies

When you visit our website, we may store information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred from an internet server to your browser and stored on its hard disk. Only the internet protocol (IP) address is stored in the process – no personal data. This information, which is stored in the cookies, allows us to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our website, thereby facilitating your use. The legal basis for the use of cookies is our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6 para 1 (f) GDPR.

You can of course also visit our website without accepting cookies. If you do not wish your computer to be recognized when you next visit the site, you can also block the use of cookies by changing the settings in your browser to “Block cookies”. You will find the relevant procedure in the operating instructions of your particular browser. However, if you block the use of cookies, this may result in restrictions in the use of some areas of our website.


Google Analytics with anonymization function

We use Google Analytics on website, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter “Google”. Google Analytics uses cookies: text files that are stored on your computer, thereby facilitating an analysis of your use of the website.
The information generated by these cookies – for example the time, location, and frequency of your visits to our website including your IP address – is transmitted to Google in the US and stored there.
On our website, we use Google Analytics with the “_gat._anonymizeIp” suffix. In this case, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and thereby anonymized.
Google will use this information to analyze your use of our website so that it can compile reports on website activities for us, and provide other services related to the use of the website and of the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if Google has commissioned third parties to process this data.
According to Google’s own statements, Google will never associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; however we would point out to you that if you do so, you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent.
Google additionally offers an opt-out add-on for the most popular browsers, which gives you more control over which data is collected on the websites visited by you. The add-on will inform the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) that no information about the website visit should be sent to Google Analytics. However, the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will not prevent information from being sent to us or to other web analytics services that we might be using. Further information on how to install the browser add-on can be found via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If you are using a mobile end device (smartphone or tablet) to visit our site, you should click this link instead, to prevent future tracking by Google Analytics within this website. This is also possible as an alternative to the above browser add-on. If you click this link, an opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser that is only valid for this browser and this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted, meaning that you will have to click the link again.

If you have consented to having your web and app browser history linked by Google to your Google account and having information from your Google account used to personalize advertisements, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create target group lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google Analytics will initially capture your Google-authenticated ID on our website which is connected with your Google account (i.e. personal data). Google Analytics will then link your ID temporarily with your Google Analytics data in order to optimize our target groups.
If you do not agree, you may disable this function by configuring the corresponding settings in the “My account” section of your Google account.


YouTube in extended data protection mode

We use YouTube to embed videos. As part of the process, the videos are embedded in extended data protection mode. However, like most other websites, YouTube also uses cookies to collect information about the visitors to their website. YouTube uses these cookies to collect video statistics, prevent fraud, and improve user-friendliness, among other reasons. This will also result in contact with the Google DoubleClick network. When you start the video, this could trigger additional data processing operations, over which we have no influence. Further information on data privacy at YouTube can be found in its Privacy Policy at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube


Newsletter

 When mailing our newsletter, we use the ‘double opt-in procedure’, i.e., we will not send you a newsletter by email unless you have expressly confirmed to us that you wish us to activate the newsletter service. We will then send you an email notification and ask you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter by clicking on the link contained in this email. When you register for our newsletter, we will store your IP address and the date of registration. This information is stored solely as evidence in the event that a third party abuses your email account to register you for this newsletter without your knowledge or authorization. If you decide at a later date that you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you may object to this at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs at basic rates.


Security

We have taken technical and administrative precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, tampering, and unauthorized access. All our employees and service providers working for us are bound to comply with the valid data protection legislation.

Whenever we collect and process personal data, it will be encrypted prior to its transfer. This means that you data cannot be misused by third parties. Our security precautions are subject to a continuous improvement process and our privacy statements are constantly being revised. Please make sure that you have the latest version.


Rights of the data subject
You have the right at any time to information, to have your stored data corrected or deleted and its processing restricted, the right to object to the processing of your data, the right to data portability, and the right to file a complaint in accordance with the requirements of data protection law.

Right to information:
You can ask us for information as to whether and to what extent we process your data.

Right to have your data corrected:
If we process data relating to you that is incomplete or inaccurate, you can demand at any time that we correct or complete this data.

Right to have your data deleted:
You may ask us to delete your data if we are processing it unlawfully, or if the processing disproportionately interferes with your legitimate interests in protection. Please note that there may be reasons preventing us from deleting your data immediately e.g. if statutory retention requirements exist.
Regardless of whether you exercise your right to deletion, we will delete your data promptly and in full unless a contractual or statutory retention obligation prevents us from doing so.

Right to have data processing restricted:
You can demand that we restrict the processing of your data if

  •  you dispute the accuracy of the data for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data,
  • the processing of the data is unlawful, but you decline the option to have the data deleted and instead demand that its usage is restricted,
  • we no longer need the data for the intended purpose, but you still need this data to assert or defend legal claims, or
  • you have objected to the processing of the data.


Right to data portability:
You can demand that we provide you with the information you have made available to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and in a manner that allows you to transfer that information to another data controller without hindrance, provided that

  • we are processing this data based on your revocable consent or for the execution of a contract between us, and
  • this processing is being performed with the aid of automated processes.

Where technically feasible, you can demand that we transfer your data directly to another data controller.

Right to object:
If we are processing your data due to a legitimate interest, you can object to this data processing at any time; this would also apply to any profiling supported by these provisions. We would then stop processing your data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or where the processing is being used for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. You can object to the processing of your data for the purposes of direct advertising at any time without stating a reason.

Right to lodge a complaint:
If you believe that we are violating German or European data protection laws when processing your data, we would ask that you contact us for clarification. You naturally also have the right to contact the responsible supervisory authority, the relevant State Office for the Supervision of Data Protection (Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht).
If you wish to exercise one of the above-mentioned rights, please contact our data protection officer. If in doubt, we may request additional information to confirm your identity.


Changes to this privacy statement
We reserve the right to change our privacy statements if this should be necessary due to new technologies. Please make sure that you have the latest version. If fundamental changes are made to this privacy statement, we will announce this on our website.
Any interested parties and visitors to our website with questions relating to data privacy can contact us via:

Mr. Richard Söldner
Projekt 29 GmbH & Co. KG
Ostengasse 14
93047 Regensburg, Germany
Phone:  +49 (0)941 2986 930
Fax:  +49 (0)941 2986 9316
Email: rs@projekt29.de
Website: www.projekt29.de