1. General information
HELIOS Kliniken GmbH takes data privacy matters very seriously. Personal data is only collected, processed and used on this website to the extent necessary for technical reasons and for the provision of individual services and offers.
Personal data will be deleted immediately as soon as it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the purpose for which it was stored and provided that the deletion or destruction of corresponding documents does not conflict with the legal or statutory retention requirements.
3. Server log files and cookies
When you visit our website, our web servers automatically store the connection data of the requesting computer, the pages of our website you visit, the date and length of your visit, the identification data of the employed browser and operating system type as well as the website from which you visit us (referred to as server log files) on a temporary basis for the purpose of system security. Any personal data beyond that, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address, is not recorded. In addition, the server log files are not linked to your personal data.
As a rule, we do not use any cookies on our website. Only in exceptional cases do we use so-called session cookies, which store data in the memory of your browser for the purpose of technical session control. This data is not related to your person and will be deleted when you close your browser at the latest. We hereby inform you that you can set your browser to reject cookies or issue a warning message when cookies are sent.
4. Web tracking – Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable your website use to be analysed.
As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the U.S. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your website use, compiling website activity reports and providing further services relating to website and Internet use.
The IP address transferred from your browser via Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, you should be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie in relation to your website use (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, which is available here.
For more information on data privacy when using the Google Analytics web analytics service, please see here.
5. Social media
Our website features the “Like” button of the social network Facebook. This service is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”).
When you access a page of our website that contains the above-mentioned button, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the website.
When you access a page of our website, Facebook receives the information that someone has accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in to Facebook at that moment, Facebook can match the visit to our website to your Facebook account – even if you do not use the corresponding button. If you click on the “Like” button, the corresponding information is also transferred from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there.
If you do not agree to Facebook collecting, processing or using personal data related to your visit to our website, you have to log out from Facebook before visiting our website.
Our website features the button of the social network Google Plus (“Google +”), which is operated by Google Inc., 16000 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Google”).
When you access a page of our website that contains such a button, the presentation and content of the “Google+” button are transferred from Google directly to your browser and displayed there.
We have no influence over the extent and content of the data collected by Google when the button is used. According to information provided by Google, personal data is not collected if the button is not used. Personal data is collected, processed and stored exclusively from Google+ members who are logged in to Google while visiting the corresponding pages of our website.
Our website features the button of the service Twitter. The associated functions are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. When you click on the Twitter button, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. During this process, data is also transmitted to Twitter.
Please note that we have no information about the content of the data transmitted or its use by Twitter.
Our website features plug-ins of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). The LinkedIn plug-ins can be identified by the corresponding logo or the “Recommend” button. Please note that when you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn is then informed that our website has been accessed with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged in to LinkedIn, you can link the content of our website to your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn can then match the visit to our website to you and/or your user account.
We have no information about the content and extent of the data transmitted or its use by LinkedIn.
We take all necessary technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss and abuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In certain cases, your personal data will be encrypted using the so-called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology during transmission. This means that the communication between your computer and our servers takes place using a recognised encryption method, provided that your browser supports SSL.
7. Right to objection and information
As the data subject, you have the right object to the processing and use of your data at any time. If you have any questions concerning the processing and use of your personal data by HELIOS Kliniken GmbH, we will be happy to provide you information at any time. Upon request, you will be informed about the particular data we store in relation to your person. We will be also happy to be at your disposal if you wish to have your data corrected, blocked or deleted or if you have any complaints. For this purpose, please send an email to kontakt(at)helios-aktuell.de or contact the privacy officer of HELIOS Kliniken GmbH, Rosita Seliger, Head of the Central Service Data Privacy, at rosita.seliger(at)helios-kliniken.de.