Information on Data Protection

Personal Data

The Sartorius Group places great emphasis on the protection of personal data. All personal data communicated to us via this website are supplied voluntarily and will be used exclusively to ensure the efficient processing of inquires and the optimization of the range of services offered.

In all places on our website where it is necessary to provide personal data in connection with an inquiry from you or the service you have requested, we point out the need to supply said data, but leave it to your discretion as to which personal details you wish to provide. This ensures that we only receive data that you have personally released.

Practically all the website content of the Sartorius Group can be accessed without disclosure of personal data.

When a Sartorius website is visited, the Sartorius web server will automatically record and process all the routine general technical access data. This data will be used only to adapt the performance parameters of our website and our web server to users’ requirements.

However, we cannot trace this data to any identifiable person, and the anonymity of the individual user is thus safeguarded.

Use of Personal Data

We process and use any personal data arising from your visit to our website exclusively in accordance with the prevailing regulations for the protection of personal data.

We use said personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration (such as for processing of inquiries or for use of Internet services).

The personal data you supply to us will not be passed on to any third parties without your express content thereto. Sartorius group companies shall not be considered third parties as mentioned above.

Personal data will be communicated to government agencies and authorities only as required by mandatory national legislation.

Protection of Your Data

The data you provide to us will be protected by appropriate technical and organizational means in order to ensure that your data are protected against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, access by unauthorized persons or unauthorized disclosure to third parties. Our security measures are constantly monitored and updated in line with new technological developments and organizational facilities. Please click on Disclaimer for further details.

Cookies

We may use so-called cookies in certain areas of our website and use them exclusively to facilitate your use of our website. Cookies are small data packages that can be sent to your computer from an Internet server. During your visit to our website, a cookie will only identify your computer. If you wish to decide for yourself whether to accept or reject cookies, you can configure this via your Internet browser settings.

Links and References to Other Websites

The websites of the Sartorius Group include links to other websites. We are not responsible for either the data protection or the content of these other websites. We recommend that Internet users leaving our website view the data protection information of the other websites visited.

Web Analytics

We use products of WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this Web site. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to WiredMinds or WiredMinds gathers this data directly. WiredMinds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this Web site without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.

Exclude from website tracking

Additionally we use 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 (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, 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. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address 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. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information can be found under http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/tos.html (Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy). Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Scope

This data protection information applies solely to the websites of the Sartorius Group.

Please note that these explanatory notes on data protection are constantly updated to reflect current requirements.

Do you have any questions concerning data protection?
Just e-mail us at: dataprotection(at)sartorius.com.

© Sartorius, status: March 8, 2013