Data protection statement V 2.0 Status as of September 2016
Previous versions of our data protection statement can be found here:
General data processing information
The Dräger Group is committed to protecting the privacy rights of anyone whose personal data is processed by the Dräger Group. This applies regardless of where and how the personal data is collected. We inform you below about the type and function of the data that we store and process. This data protection statement applies to the website of Dräger and of all affiliated companies referring to this statement on their websites. It does not apply to Dräger websites referring to their own data protection statements.
Our group data protection officer will be happy answer your questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, and respond to requests for information or the correction, blocking or deletion of data. The data protection officer can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our postal address is as follows:
Drägerwerk AG &Co. KGaA
Moislinger Allee 53–55
We store and process the personal data that you provide. This may happen, for example, in association with a contract or a survey, in order to process your concern, or as part of a registration or a login process. We use your data for the purpose of handling your concern and pass it on to our subsidiaries and specialist dealers worldwide, if processing is necessary for the intended purpose. We also use your data for providing our services, for evaluation and promotional purposes, and for supplying other information addressed to you, in particular information about products and services, newsletters, email-marketing, surveys and making telephone contact, if you have given your consent. When executing certain data-processing tasks, Dräger uses the services of external providers. We may transmit and process your data outside of the country in which you are resident, in one of the countries where Dräger, its subsidiaries, specialist dealers or service providers and suppliers operate. They may be located outside the European Economic Area. Contractual obligations exist both within the company and with our specialist dealers, service providers and suppliers, concerning compliance with data protection regulations. These entities are not regarded as third parties in the meaning of the data protection legislation. We therefore kindly ask you to give your consent, e.g. during registration. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.
We also store your data for data security purposes and to optimise the website. This includes analyses of the data for statistical purposes in anonymised form. Furthermore, your data will be used for the purposes of promotion, market research and for needs-based design of the electronic services only if you have given your prior consent. You have the right at any time to object to the use of your data for promotional and marketing purposes and for opinion polls with effect for the future.
Some of our Internet offers require registration and logging in, e.g. for a newsletter, a sweepstake, an online game, for executing a contract or for an online application. This is required so that the access and authorisations for the relevant functions can be controlled. We request the personal data that is collected and stored during login for the purposes of the respective internet offer. We provide you with more details concerning use to inform you about the storage, processing and the purpose of the data collection.
A log file contains an automatic record of all or selected activities on a computer system. Log files are mainly used in process control and automation. Log files for databases record changes in the database of correctly completed transactions. This enables the current data to be restored in the event of an error (e.g. system crash). Log files are also created by web servers. They log the following (and other) information: address of the accessing computer, authentication fields, date and time of access, access method and content of the HTML access, status code of the web server, information about the browser being used, and the operating system of the client.
Each time a user accesses a Dräger website and every time a file is opened, data about this process is automatically saved in log files stored on our servers.
Dräger stores the personal data the you provide to us only for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which this data was provided, or for as long as this is required by law.
Websites with Flash media write user-specific data on the user's computer and read them again later.
These files are called Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSO). They are not managed by the web browser itself, but by its respective Flash Player plugin.
Flash cookies are subject to the same rules as conventional cookies. They can be read only by the website that initiated storage of the Flash cookie. However, the amount of information they can store is much greater.
We reserve the right to use web beacons in order to improve the quality of our email communication. Web beacons are small graphic files that can recognise certain types of data on your computer (e.g. cookies) if you have looked at a website linked to the web beacon. This includes the IP address of the computer that downloaded the website on which the graphic file appears, the URL of the website on which the graphic file appears, the time at which the website was displayed, the type of browser that loaded the graphic file, and the identification numbers of cookies that have previously been placed on the computer by this server. When we correspond with you via HTML-capable email, web beacons tell us whether you have received the email and opened it. You can set your browser to display HTML emails as text only, in order to prevent the use of some web beacons.
When you use our website, data is collected automatically. This information is important for us in analysing the interest in the content of our site, and improving our offerings. To this end we use a range of different data collection systems as web analysis tools.
To make our website more attractive and user-friendly, our web pages include social plugins from the network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are distinguished by the Facebook logo (white "f" on blue background, a "thumbs up" icon), the word "Like" or the words "Facebook social plugin". The list of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
When you visit a website that includes this social media plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the social plugin is then transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the website. In this case, Facebook obtains your IP address and other device-related information. The information that you have visited our website is also passed to Facebook. Facebook may then also save a cookie on your computer, which is deleted when the browser is closed (see the section on cookies). We have no control over the scope of the data collected by Facebook using this social plugin.
As far as we are aware, Facebook can link your visit to our web pages with your personal user account on Facebook if you are logged in to Facebook while visiting our website. By interacting with social plugins, for example by clicking the "Like" button or submitting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. This data transfer can be prevented only if you log out from your Facebook account before visiting our website. Even if you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible that Facebook will identify and store your IP address. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins by using add-ons for your browser, such as the "Facebook Blocker" add-on.
Twitter functions may also be integrated into our websites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are identified with such words as "Twitter" or "Follow"/"Re-Tweet" together with the icon of a blue bird. By using these functions, you can share an item or a page from our website on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter, if you have your own Twitter account.
The websites you have visited are then linked to your Twitter account, and this information is made known to other Twitter users. This involves transmission of data to Twitter.
In addition, plugins from the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn” in the following), are integrated into our websites. These functions are identified with the LinkedIn logo.
When you visit our websites, a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server is created via the plugin. This provides LinkedIn with the information that you have visited our website with your IP address.
If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our websites with your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to associate your visit to our websites with your user account.
All information contained on this website has been checked with great care. However, we do not guarantee that the contents of our own websites are always accurate, complete, and up-to-date.