Data protection

Personal data collected within the scope of using the corporate website of HERMES Arzneimittel GmbH at "www.hermes-arzneimittel.com / www.hermes-arzneimittel.de" and the single product micro-sites of HERMES Arzneimittel GmbH will be collected, processed and used by

HERMES Arzneimittel GmbH, Georg-Kalb-Straße 5-8, 82049 Pullach

(hereinafter referred to as "HERMES") as the party responsible in terms of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and as the provider in terms of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). You will find further and more detailed information about HERMES in the Company Details of the single websites. The protection of your personal data is a very high priority at HERMES. For this reason, it goes without saying that HERMES treats your personal data confidentially and for the specified purpose in compliance with the prevailing statutory regulations concerning data protection, and collects, processes and uses it to the required extent exclusively to achieve the respective goal.
This data privacy statement explains which data is collected and stored when visiting our website and for which purpose we use this data. 

I. Visiting our website

1. Using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP- anonymization is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP-address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
You will find more detailed information at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and Data Security). We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to guarantee that IP addresses are captured anonymously (so-called IP masking).

2. Cookies

Except for the use of so-called cookies within the scope of Google Analytics (see I. Point 1), we generally do not use cookies on our websites. Cookies are small text files which web servers store on the computers of users for the purpose of recognition when visiting the website again. Cookies are an industrial standard which most websites use to simplify the user’s repeated access to and particular use of a website. They do not cause damage to computer systems and data. Only the web server who sets the cookie can read, modify and delete it.
If we do in fact set cookies as an exception, data to technically control the session will only be stored in the memory of your browser for the duration of the respective session. This data will then be automatically deleted at the end of the session, at the very latest when you close your browser. A direct reference to a person, however, cannot be generated. Personal tracking does not take place.
You can, of course, view our websites without any cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, however. You can prevent cookies from being stored or have your browser warn you prior to storing cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly. Furthermore, you can remove existing cookies with your browser. You can find more detailed information on these functions in the documentation or the help file of your browser. Should you prevent the use of cookies completely, however, you may only have limited access to some or parts of our websites, or may not be able to use them at all.

3. Pixel tags

We use so-called pixel tags, web beacons, clear GIFs or similar techniques (hereinafter referred to collectively as “pixel tags”) on our websites to measure user parameters of individual website or offers, and to statistically analyze them. Pixel tags enable us to count the number of users who visit particular sub-sites of a website or, if an e-mail program permits the HTML format, to determine whether and when an e-mail is opened. Pixel tags help us to check and optimize the effectiveness of our websites, offers and advertising measures. Personal references cannot be generated, however. Personal tracking does also not take place.

4. Social Plugins

Our website makes use of Social Plugins („Plugins“) provided by social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+). Plugins are used, in particular, to enable the sharing the content of our website with other social network users or to draw the social network users' attention to such content. In order to increase the level of protection of your data during the use of our website, we only use restricted Plugins which are embedded into the page by means of an HTML link (so called "Shariff solution" from c't – for further information click here). The Shariff solution safeguards that, when you open a page on our website which contains such Plugins, no direct connection to the servers of the social network will be made. When you click on one of the Plugin buttons, a new window opens in your browser and loads the page of the requested social network provider where you (after entering your login details if necessary) can activate e.g. the like or share button. In this case the data exchange takes place directly between your browser and the social network provider. The type and scope of the data which is collected and processed in this relationship are beyond our control. For further information, please visit the respective provider's website and data protection notice.

II. Consent in relation to specific website offers for further use 

Certain offers on our websites such as contact forms, requests for information and samples, participation in competitions or messages by e-mail require the specific collection, processing and use of personal data.

Over and above this with your express prior consent, we would occasionally like to draw your attention to new offers, products, information or competitions pertaining to HERMES by post and/or e-mail, or to find out your opinion on improving our services by way of market research. These additional offers and services require further processing and use of personal data.

In both cases, we point out the respective purposes of use at the corresponding places on our websites. We collect, process and use the information you provide us in the forms within the scope of the respective purpose indicated, but only if you have expressly given your consent to the respective purpose of use in advance.

With your prior express agreement allowing us to pass on your data to third parties, you consent in advance to the collection, processing and use of your data in accordance with this data privacy statement and any additional instructions. Your express prior agreement (declaration of consent) will be recorded with us and can be retrieved at the corresponding places on our website. We recommend that you print out the declaration(s) of consent for your own records. 

You are entitled, at any time, to partially or fully revoke any declaration of consent you have granted with future effect, or to oppose the further use of data for opinion poll or market research purposes by sending an e-mail to: marketing@hermes-arzneimittel.com.

We will also record any revocations.

In order to take advantage of certain offers, additional offers and services on our website, you must fill in the fields of the form marked as mandatory. Further details are optional and are used to contact you personally and/or individually, or by way of enquiries to enhance the services we provide to you.

III. Data security and data transmission to third parties 

1. Data security

The data we collect and store is protected by means of appropriate technical and organizational measures against changes and unauthorized access by third parties.
We would, however, like to point out that the data transmission between your computer and us is not encrypted.

2. Data transmission to third parties

Personal data collected by HERMES within the scope of using this website will not be transmitted to third parties.
Exempted from this is the transmission of personal data to government organizations and authorities, and private right holders based on statutory regulation or legal or regulatory decisions and the transfer to government organizations and authorities for purposes of prosecution in the case of violations of our legally protected matter.
External providers whose services we use to operate our website or to deal with certain offers, additional offers and services on our website process personal data solely as commissioned by us and are contractually obliged to fulfil the prevailing statutory provisions concerning data protection and data security. They are not considered to be third parties in terms of data protection regulations.

IV. Your rights

1. Right to demand and obtain information

You are entitled, at all times, to receive information about the data we store concerning your person, its origin and recipients thereof, and the purpose of storage. Our data protection officer at datenschutz@hermes-arzneimittel.com is responsible for providing this information about stored data.
If you have questions concerning data protection at HERMES or if you require more in-depth information regarding a particular point, please also contact our data protection officer.

2. Correcting, blocking and deleting data/revoking consent

You have the right, at all times, to have your data which is stored with us corrected, blocked or deleted. If statutory, contractual, commercial or tax-related reasons, in particular the statutory period of record-keeping, conflict with the deletion, the data will be blocked instead of deleted.

Should you wish to make use of the right to have information corrected, blocked and/or deleted, or if you would like to partially or completely revoke your declaration of consent concerning the processing and use of your personal data, please contact HERMES Arzneimittel GmbH, Georg-Kalb-Strasse 5-8, 82049 Pullach, tel. +49 89/79102-0, fax +49 89/79102-280, e-mail address
marketing@hermes-arzneimittel.com