seca.

Data protection information.

1.    General information

We are pleased to welcome you to our website. Data privacy and data security with the use of our website are very important to us. We therefore pledge to protect your privacy and to handle your data confidentially. At this point we would like to inform you about what personal data of yours we record in connection with your visit to our website and the purposes for which this data is used. Changes in legislation or changes in our internal corporate processes can make it necessary to alter this data privacy statement, so please read through this data privacy statement regularly.
This data privacy statement applies both to the generally accessible part of the seca website as well as to the password-protected dealer login area, to the password protected seca license database, as well as to the online application area.

2.    What is personal data?

Personal data is information that can be used to find out personal or material circumstances about you. Information that we cannot use (or can only use with an unreasonable amount of effort) to identify you personally, e.g. due to use of a pseudonym or anonymization of the information, is not personal data.

3.    What data do we collect and process?

In connection with the accessing of the information requested by you, data is stored on our servers for the purpose of performing the service or for security purposes and this data may possibly enable the user to be identified. This data includes:

  • the type of browser
  • the type of operating system
  • the location of the computer
  • your IP address
  • the date and time of the visit

As long as this data is not evaluated in an anonymized form, it will be deleted again immediately after the end of the session.
Certain services of the seca website may require personal data to be collected and processed. This will only be carried out if you consent to the terms of our data privacy statement and to the corresponding use of your data.
We store your personal data in a database and use it for the purposes specified below:

E-mail form
In the case of an inquiry via the e-mail form, we collect your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in order to perform the respective services and to contact you.

License database
Personal data is collected in the password-protected license database in order to provide support or to contact you in the case of questions about the licensing. This includes contact data such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, information on your line of business and your business itself, as well as a password to be entered.

Dealer login
When you register for the password-protected dealer area, personal data will be collected in order to identify you as a seca trade partner. This includes your entry of a username and a password, the collection of contact information such as your name, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and information about your line of business and your business itself. You can also leave a comment for us.

Online application
You can apply for a position at seca online. In order to be able to process your application, we collect your contact information such as your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, as well as information about your earliest possible starting date and your desired salary per year. You can also attach your own files and send us a message.
There is no further use of the personal data beyond this unless the consent of the user is obtained in advance. Personal data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to be stored in order to fulfill this purpose.


4.    "Tracking" in the password-protected dealer area, in the password-protected license database, and in the download area for seca emr flash 101 that is accessible through registration

In the password-protected dealer login area, in the password-protected license database, and in the download area for seca emr flash 101 that is accessible through registration, the personal data provided during the initial registration is additionally collected, stored, and used in the scope described below.
We perform what is known as "tracking," i.e. we record the user behavior of a user for as long as the user is logged in to the password-protected areas. User behavior includes the following, for example:

  • the time of login and duration of being logged in
  • the duration of stay on a particular page
  • downloaded documents


In addition, the following data is stored in connection with the use of the license database:

  • the version of the purchased software
  • downloaded updates or upgrades
  • the number of registrations related to a software package

The data collected in the password-protected areas of the dealer login and the download area for seca emr flash 101 are used only for internal statistical purposes in order to continuously improve the selection and quality of the documents made available, for example.
In addition, the personal data is also processed for the purpose of better understanding the needs of users and to improve the quality of the information and services offered by orienting our website to these needs.
Insofar as you have consented to the use of your personal data, it will also be used to occasionally inform the user about current products and innovations related to seca. In this case, the user will be contacted by mail or by e-mail.
The data collected in the password-protected license database is used for statistical purposes as well as to check the extent to which the licenses are being used.
However, the data will not be disclosed to third parties for commercial use under any circumstances.


5.    Granting and withdrawing consent

Seca only stores your data for as long as it is legally permissible. At your request, we will be glad to notify you at any time about whether or not your data is being stored by us and what data in particular is being stored. If incorrect data regarding your person is being stored by us despite our efforts to ensure that this data is correct and up to date, we will immediately correct this data upon your request. If you wish for the stored data to be deleted, we will immediately delete this data upon your request as well. If it is not possible to delete the data for legal reasons, the respective data will be blocked instead.
You can also withdraw your consent to seca processing and storing your personal data at any time. Consent can be withdrawn by sending an informal letter or an e-mail to:


seca deutschland
seca gmbh & co. kg.
Medizinische Waagen und Messsysteme
Hammer Steindamm 9-25
22089 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 20 00 000
Fax: +49 40 20 00 00 50
E-mail: info(at)seca.com

If you withdraw your consent, seca will delete all of your personal data. However, please note that if your data is deleted then under certain circumstances we may no longer be able to offer some or all of the services offered on our websites.

6.    Safety measures for the protection of the data we have stored

Insofar as we collect personal data, we store it on specially protected servers in Germany. Access to it is only possible by a few specially authorized individuals who are involved in technical, customer, or content support. In order to prevent the loss or misuse of the data, we make use of extensive technical and operational security measures that are regularly checked and adapted to technical progress. However, please note that, due to the structure of the Internet it is possible that the rules of data privacy and the aforementioned security measures may not be observed by other individuals or institutions over which we have no responsibility. In particular, information that is provided without encryption, even if this is done by e-mail, can potentially be read by third parties. We do not have any technical influence on this. It is the users' own responsibility to protect the data that they are providing from misuse by using encryption or another method.

7.    Use of "cookies"

We make use of "cookies" (small files with configuration information). These are primarily used to determine the number of visitors to our website and its frequency of use as well as to make your visit to our website simpler and more comfortable. It is also possible to use our website without cookies. Most browsers are preconfigured to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate cookies or set your browser so that it will notify you before saving cookies.


8.    Disclosure to third parties

Due to legal requirements, in certain specific cases we are obligated to disclose your personal data to third parties. This is the case if there is a suspicion of a criminal offense or misuse of our website. In these cases we are obligated to disclose your data to the responsible law enforcement agencies. Insofar as seca employs third-party companies for data processing (contracted data processing) in order to fulfill the contractual obligations with regard to you, these parties are contractually obligated to handle your data carefully in compliance with the provisions of data privacy law and according to our instructions and neither to use this data for their own purposes nor to disclose it to third parties.


9.    Use of social plug-ins

This website makes use of what are known as "social plug-ins" of the social networks Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest, which are operated by the companies Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, and Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.  These social plug-ins are identifiable by the logo of the respective social network. As soon as you visit our website, your browser creates a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Pinterest through these social plug-ins. The content of the respective plug-ins is transferred from Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Pinterest directly to your browser, which then integrated them into the website you are visiting. We therefore do not have any influence on the scope of the data collected by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Pinterest in this manner. According to our present knowledge, the following information is collected:
Through the integration of the social plug-ins, the operators of the social networks receive the information that you have accessed the respective page of our online presence. Insofar as you are also logged in to one of the social networks at the same time, the operator can allocate the corresponding page views to your account with the respective social network. If you also interact with the social plug-ins, i.e. by clicking on the "Like" button or posting a comment, the corresponding information will be transferred to the respective social network. Even if you are not a member of one of the social networks listed above, there is a possibility that they will be notified of your IP address through the social plug-in and that they may save it. For details on the purpose and scope of the data processing, collection, and use by Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Pinterest and your rights and setting options with regard to this, please read the information in their respective privacy policies:

www.facebook.com/about/privacy
www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
www.twitter.com/privacy
www.about.pinterest.com/privacy

Insofar as you are a member of one of the social networks listed above and do not want them to collect data about you through our website and link it to your respective member data, log out from the respective social network before accessing our website. You also have the ability to block social plug-ins with the aid of add-ons for your browser, i.e. to block the Facebook plug-in using the "Facebook Blocker" which you can download here, among other places:
www.webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker


10.    Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics makes use of cookies, which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website.  The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is normally transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.  This website only uses Google Analytics only with the extension "_anonymizeIp()" for IP anonymization, which ensures that your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting member states of the treaty outside of the European Economic Area in order to prevent it from being directly linked to you personally. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze your use of the website in order to compile reports on the website activity for us and to perform additional services related to the use of the website and of the Internet.  The IP address communicated by your browser within the framework of the use of Google Analytics will not be linked together with other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies using a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that you may not be able to use the full extent of all of the functions of our website if you do so. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (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 by clicking on the following link:
[ http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de ].


11.    Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and to generate route plans. Google Maps is a map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By using Google Maps, information about your use of this website including your IP address and the start address entered within the framework of the route planner function can be transmitted to Google in the USA.
If you access one of our pages that contains Google Maps, your browser will create a direct connection to the Google servers. The map contents are transmitted by Google directly to your browser, which integrates them into the website. We therefore do not have any influence on the scope of the data collected by Google. According to our present knowledge, the following information is collected at the very least:

  • the date and time of the visit to the website in question
  • the internet address or URL of the accessed website
  • your IP address
  • the start address entered within the framework of the route planning

We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google and therefore cannot assume any responsibility for it.
If you do not want Google to collect, process, or use data about you through our online presence, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. However, you cannot use the map display if you do so.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options with regard to this, please read the information in Google's privacy policy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacy/privacy-policy.html.


12.     Contact

Your trust is important to us. If you have any questions about data privacy law, please do not hesitate to contact our data privacy officers appointed according to § 4 f of the Federal Data Protection Act:

Dr. Volker Wodianka
LL.M., Zertifizierter Datenschutzbeauftragter (CIPP/E, GDDcert.), SCHLUTIUS
Data Privacy & Compliance GmbH
Ferdinandstraße 3
20095 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0)40 334 01-46
Mail: v.wodianka@schlutius-privacy.de