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Data Protection Statement

We, the aks Aktuelle Krankenpflege Systeme GmbH (hereinafter referred to as aks), welcome your visit to our website as well as your interest in our company and our products and services.

As the operator of this website, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The protection of your privacy is very important to us and we take that into consideration in our business processes. Your personal data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Statement.

The use of our website in principle is possible without any providing of personal data.
As the data controller for the processing of personal data, we have implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete and comprehensive protection of personal data processed through this website. We point out, however, that the transmission of data on the Internet may still have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is technically not possible.

Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us are obligated by us to maintain secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant data protection provisions.

1. Definition of Terms

For a better understanding of this Data Protection Statement, we would like to explain the terminology used in advance.

a) Personal Data

Personal data means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “person concerned”). A natural person is considered as identifiable, who, directly or indirectly, can be identified, particularly by assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, which are the expression of the physical, psychological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

b) Person Concerned

The person concerned is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.

c) Processing

Processing means any process or series of operations executed with or without the aid of automatic procedures related to personal data, such as collecting, capturing, organising, ranking, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, querying, using or disclosing through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

2. Name and Contact Information of the Data Controller for the Processing

This Data Protection Statement applies to data processing by:
aks Aktuelle Krankenpflege Systeme GmbH
Antwerpener Str. 6
53842 Troisdorf
Tel: 02241/9474-12
E-mail: datenschutz@aks.de

For general questions about collection, processing or use of personal data by us, as well as general information on the topic of data protection, please contact our data protection officer in writing:
aks Aktuelle Krankenpflege Systeme GmbH
Michael Tetté
Antwerpener Str. 6
54842 Troisdorf
Tel: 02241/9474-0
E-mail: datenschutz@aks.de

3. Collection and Storage of Personal Data As Well As the Type and Purpose of Their Use

When you visit our website, we automatically process a series of general data and information that your browser transmits to us for security and technical reasons. These general data and information are stored in the logfiles of the server and are anonymous. In essence, these are the following data:
- date, time and duration of the access,
- website from which access is made (referrer URL),
- name and URL of the retrieved files,
- amount of data sent,
- browser type used and version,
- if necessary, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider,
- IP address of the requesting computer.

We process the data mentioned for the following purposes:

- to ensure a smooth establishment of the connection to the website,
- to ensure convenient use of the website,
- to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information in the event of a cyber attack,
- analysis of system security and stability, as well
- for further administrative purposes.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6, para. 1, p. 1, lit. f of the DS-GMO. Our legitimate interest follows from the above-mentioned purposes for data collection. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an person concerned.

4. Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Data

Personal data that you provide us through our website or otherwise is processed solely for the purposes for which you provided us with the data.

A transmission of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

Your personal information will only be disclosed to third parties if:

- you issued your explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a of the DS-GVO;
- the disclosure according to Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f DS-GVO is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding, legitimate interest in not disclosing your data;
- in the event that disclosure according to Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. c, DS-GMO is a legal obligation, as well as;
- this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. b, DS-GVO is required for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.

When disclosing personal information to third parties, we limit ourselves to that information necessary for the provision of our specific services. The respective third party may use this personal information solely for the purpose of providing the requested service or carrying out the necessary transaction that occurs on our behalf. The service providers are required by us to comply with the data protection laws. Your personal data will never be disclosed, sold or otherwise made available to third parties for external marketing purposes.

5. Cookies

We do not use cookies on our website.

6. Analysis Tools

Our website uses the analysis services of "1&1 WebAnalytics". Web analysis is the gathering, collection and analysis of data about the behaviour of visitors to websites. The web analysis service records the following data here, among others:

- IP address
- date, time and length of access
- URL of the referring website
- retrieved files
- amount of data sent
- browser type and version
- operating system

The provider of the Web analysis components is 1&1 Internet SE, 56410 Montabaur.

From the data a usage profile can be created under a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your browser and make it possible to recognise them again.

The data collected by 1&1 WebAnalytics will not be used to personally identify visitors to our website without the separately issued consent of the person concerned. They are not aggregated with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

7. Newsletter

If desired or required, newsletters can be subscribed to on our website. In the following we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, sending and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your rights to object.
By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedure described here.

a) Content of the Newsletter:
We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter referred to as the "Newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or the granting of legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are concretely described as part of the registration for the Newsletter, they are deemed relevant for the consent of the users. Otherwise, our newsletter contains information about our services and us.

b) Registration, Sending, Statistical Analysis Procedure:
The registration for our newsletter is exclusively verbal. In order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements, the registrations for the newsletter are logged. Logging involves storing the logon and confirmation times. Also, changes to your data stored with the dispatch service provider are logged.

To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient if you provide your e-mail address. However, providing your name is optional. It is used for a personal address in the newsletter.

c) Legal Basis
The sending of the newsletter and the related performance measurement is based on the consent of the recipient pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1, lit. a, Art. 7, DS-GVO in conjunction with Art. 7, para. 2, no. 3 of the German Fair Trade Practices  Act (UWG) or on the basis of statutory permission pursuant to Art. § 7, para. 3, UWG.
The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1, lit. f, DS-GVO. Our interest lies in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users and, furthermore, allows proof of our consents.

d) Right of Withdrawal/Cancellation
You may cancel the receipt of this newsletter at any time – i.e. by revoking the consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. Before we finally delete them for the purpose of sending out newsletters, the delivered e-mail addresses may be stored by us for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of these data is used solely for the purpose of a possible defence against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

8. Rights of Affected Persons

As an affected person, you have the following rights:

a) Right to information
Pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you may request information on the purpose of the processing, the category of the personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned retention period, the right to rectification, deletion, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of a right to complain, the source of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details.

b) Right to rectification
Pursuant to Art. 16 DS-GVO, you have the right to immediately demand the correction of incorrect or completion of personal data stored by us.

c) Right to deletion
Pursuant to Art. 17 DS-GVO, you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is required for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

d) Pursuant to Art. 18 DS-GVO, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, to the extent the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse their deletion and we no longer need the data, however, you need them for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DS-GVO.

e) Pursuant to Art. 20 DS-GVO, you have the right to receive your personal data provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another data controller.

f) Pursuant to Art. 7, para. 3 DS-GVO, you have the right to revoke your consent provided once to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future.

g) Pursuant to Art. 77 DS-GVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or of our company headquarters.

9. Right of Objection

To the extent your personal data are processed based on legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1, sentence 1, lit. f, DS-GVO, you have the right pursuant to Art. 21 DS-GVO to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data, provided there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which is implemented by us without specifying any particular situation.

10. Data Security

We use the so-called SSL (Secure Socket Layer) procedure within the website in conjunction with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. Whether or not a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed representation of the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

In addition, we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously being improved in line with technological developments.

11. Updating of this Data Protection Statement

To the extent we introduce new products and services, change Internet procedures or if the Internet and EDP security technology evolves, the Data Protection Statement shall be updated. We therefore reserve the right to change or supplement the explanations as necessary. The change shall be published here.

This Data Protection Statement is currently valid and was last revised in April 2018.