for the website
of Heidelberg Engineering GmbH
29th January 2019
We appreciate your interest in our website and our company.
Below we inform you about personal data collected when you visit this website. Personal data is factual or personal information about a specific or specifically identifiable person, for example name, address, email address and user behavior.
Representative in accordance with Article 4 paragraph 7 European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):
Heidelberg Engineering GmbH
(for further contact information please refer to the section Publisher).
You can contact our Privacy Officer at Privacy[at]HeidelbergEngineering.com or:
Heidelberg Engineering GmbH
You can send an inquiry by using the provided email addresses or the general contact form.
The personal data you provide within this inquiry will be stored to process your concern. Data collected in this context will be deleted as soon as its storage is not necessary any more or processing will be limited in case of legal storage obligations. Your personal information will not be forwarded to third parties or otherwise transferred. (Legal basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR)
3. Your rights
You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
You have also the right to lodge complain with a data protection authority against processing of your data by us.
4. Data Collected when you visit our website
We solely collect those personal data your browser transmits to our server when you use our website for informational purposes only, without registering or transmitting information to us.
Every visit to our website and each request for data from the website are logged by the IP address of the requesting computer. This information is saved for display of our website, stability and safety purposes (Legal basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR in connection with Article 32 paragraph 1 GDPR and Article 13 paragraph 7 TMG (Telemediengesetz, German Telecommunications Act). The following information is logged:
These data with complete and possibly personal IP addresses are collected for technical security purposes, for example for protection against attacks on our server, and will be anonymized/deleted within 7 days at the latest.
When you are viewing one of our Heidelberg Engineering websites, small amounts of data are stored on your computer in the form of a “cookie.” Cookies are typically small text files that websites link to your browser and save on your computer to provide the cookie owner (in this case us) with information related to your use of that website and the device you are using.
Cookies are not able to run programs or to transfer a virus to your device. They only serve to optimize user experience and site usability.
This website uses the types of cookies we describe below:
Transient cookies will be deleted automatically when you close your browser. In particular this includes session cookies which save the so-called session ID. This ID allows to link different requests send by your browser to this one session. This ways we can recognize your device when you return to our website. These session cookies will be deleted automatically if you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies will be deleted automatically after a specified period, which can vary for each cookie. You have the possibility to delete cookies in your browser settings any time.
You can configure your browser settings depending on your personal needs, for example to accept third party cookies or to disable cookies in general. Please be aware that if you choose to disable cookies, some areas of our website may not function properly.
For further information about cookies please refer to: Cookies Policy
5. Further functions and offers on our website
In addition to the purely informational content of our website, we offer several services you are able to use in case of interest. In some cases you have to provide us with additional personal data we need for performing our services. For this additional data, the principles of data processing as mentioned above apply.
In some cases we involve external service providers to process your data. These providers have been thoroughly chosen and authorized by us. They have committed to our instructions and will be monitored regularly.
If the registered office of our service providers and partners is outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we inform you about the consequences of these circumstances in the description of the offer.
6. Right of withdrawal or objection
You may object to the processing of your personal data with immediate effect at any time by withdrawing your consent. This withdrawal affects the legitimacy of processing your personal data as soon as you have expressed it.
You may object to the processing of your personal data if the processing is based on weighing of interests. This applies especially if data is not needed for contract fulfillment which we will explain in the following description of functions. If you decide to object to the collection of your personal data, we kindly ask you to submit reasons why we are not allowed to process your personal data according to our procedures. In case of a reasonable objection, we will examine the situation and will either stop or adjust the processing of your personal data or demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for continuing the processing.
7. Convenience functions
8. Social Media
This website contains links to websites operated by social media platforms, for example facebook. You can to identify them by their logos. When you visit our websites no personal data will be transferred to the social media platforms. If you click on a link you will be forwarded to the platform, where personal data may be transferred. By using the link you leave our website and we are not able to influence the collection or processing of data, the amount of collected data or storage periods.
If you click on a social media link, the social media platforms receive information about the page of our website visited by you. In addition, we transmit the data listed in the section “Collected Data while visiting our website”. This will happen regardless of you already having a social media account or being logged into an account. If you are logged into your personal social media account during your visit to our site, the platform will link data collected during your visit to the site of your account.
The social media provider stores personal data as user profiles and uses them for the purpose of advertisement, market statistics and individual website design. This analysis is used to provide the users with individual advertisements and to inform other users of this social media platform about your activities. You have the right to object to the creation of user profiles. To do so, please contact the provider of the respective social media platform.
a) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=en.
c) YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
9. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website to analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie and regarding your behavior when using the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If the the IP anonymization is activated, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transferring data. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to Google servers in the USA and then shortened.
On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of analyzing your behavior when you are using the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not link your IP address to any other data stored by Google.
You may disable cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can object to forwarding the data collected with cookies when you visit this website (including the IP address) to Google and prevent Google from processing of data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website:
Please be aware that if you choose to disable all cookies, also opt-out cookies will be disabled as well.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. With this extension, all IP addresses will be shortened what makes it impossible to link data to a particular individual. If for some reason data can be linked to a specific individual this link will be directly excluded and personal data will be deleted.
With Google Analytics, we do not collect any personal data that would allow us to identify a user. The collected data only serve to optimize user experience and site usability.
(Legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR)
10. Information in section Publisher / Imprint
We expressly object to the use of the contact data we publish in the section Publisher as long as third parties use them to provide us with not explicitly requested advertisement or information material. In case of violation we reserve the right to take legal action, for example in case of receiving spam emails.
12. Further Information
Personal data processed in association with the provision of this website will be disclosed to the following recipient groups:
– technical service providers (e.g. data center)
Automated decision-making which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you, will not be used in association to you using this website.
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Heidelberg Engineering continuously optimizes imaging and healthcare IT technologies to provide ophthalmic diagnostic solutions that empower clinicians to improve patient care. From its inception in 1990, the company has collaborated with scientists, clinicians and industry to develop innovative products that deliver clinically relevant benefits.
Uncompromising quality and education play a large part in fostering the diagnostic confidence that has become synonymous with the global brand. The company's substantial expertise in the development and implementation of intelligent image and data management solutions complements its distinguished history in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic diagnostic instruments.
Heidelberg Engineering's growing product portfolio combines these core technologies: confocal microscopy, scanning lasers and optics, optical coherence tomography (OCT), real-time image processing and analytics, multimodal image management solutions (PACS), electronic medical records (EMR) and data mining.