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1. Data privacy statement

Data privacy is important to us, and we take it very seriously. We rely on trustworthy cooperation with you and make every effort to fully satisfy you - this naturally also applies to the handling of your personal information. With these data privacy policies, we would like to inform you regarding how your personal information is processed. Therefore, please take the following information into consideration. Our data privacy policies supplement the terms of use of B. Braun's websites.

The operator of this website and the responsible party in terms of data privacy is:

B. Braun Vet Care GmbH
Am Aesculap-Platz
78532 Tuttlingen
Deutschland

During the course of development of our website and implementation of new legal requirements or new technologies, or in order to improve our service for you, modifications to this data privacy statement may be required. For that reason, we recommend that you occasionally read through this data privacy statement again.

2. General information on processing personal information

This data privacy statement applies for information about you, including personal information, collected by B. Braun Vet Care. Personal information is information of a combination of individual data by means of which you can be identified.
We collect, process and use your personal information in compliance with the data privacy laws of the Federal Republic of Germany and the data privacy regulations of the European Union. In no case will we forward your personal information to third parties outside of the B. Braun corporate group for advertising or marketing purposes without your consent.
As an international company, we work together with external service providers. To the extent that processed information contains personal content, corresponding contractual agreements and organizational measures  have been enacted according to applicable law which ensure the security of your information.
In our company, compliance with legal regulations and this statement is monitored by our data privacy officers. Our employees are trained to handle personal information and have committed in writing to comply with data privacy regulations.

3. Type and scope information use

In accordance with the principle of data avoidance and data economy, we only collect personal information on our website if it is either required for your desired purpose and/or if you voluntarily give us your consent.
When entering personal or business information (e.g. email address, name, address), the disclosure of your information is performed on an explicitly voluntary basis. With your input, you declare your consent for the information entered to be collected, processed or used for making contact, for contract execution, for preserving our own legitimate business interests or for the purpose designated by you. Collection, processing or use does not occur for any other purpose. This consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

4. How we use your information

We use the information that we collect in order to provide the products and services you request, to inform you about other products and services offered by B. Braun and to manage our websites and services (e.g. newsletter).
The following are possibilities of how we can use the information:

  • Sending samples, rewards, products and information
  • Developing new products and services
  • Registration for prize competitions, programs or offers at your request
  • Delivery of other services we have offered you
  • Payment processing for purchases and other services
  • Protection from or tracing possible fraudulent transactions
  • When legally permitted, delivering user-specific, unsolicited offers and information on B. Braun's products and services
  • Development and provision of marketing that is customized to your interests
  • Analysis of the use of our products, services and websites
  • Surveys on our websites
  • Learning how you arrived at our website
  • Determining the effectiveness of our marketing
  • Enforcing our general terms of business and other management of our business

5. Your data privacy rights as an affected party

With respect to B. Braun Vet Care, you have a right to:

  • Information from the responsible party regarding your saved personal information,
  • Correction of incorrectly saved information,
  • Deletion of information no longer required, if it is not subject to a retention requirement,
  • Revocation at any time of consent you have given for processing and use of your information which is not required due to a legal regulation which takes priority or directly for executing an existing contractual relationship.

Upon request, we will inform you in writing if and which personal information we have stored about you, in accordance with applicable law. We have collected the information in our public procedure index according to § 4e BDSG (German Federal Data Privacy Act).

6. Protection of minors

Children and people under the age of 18 should never transmit personal information to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal information from children and we affirm that we do not collect personal information from children, nor do we use it in any way or disclose it to third parties without authorization.

7. Transmission of data over the Internet

The Internet is a globally open platform. Due to the Internet's inherent mode of operation and the systemic risks involved, any data transmissions are made at your own risk. Other conditions only apply if we provide a means for encrypted transmission.

8. Security measures

We have taken extensive precautions to protect the security of your information. The personal information you enter, e.g. on HTML pages (contact forms), and that we save is transmitted in encrypted form (SSL - Secure Socket Layer) over the public data network to B. Braun, where it is saved and processed.

9. Newsletter

If you register for an offered newsletter, we save your name and your email address. In the case of delivery by mail, your mailing address is additionally required. Your information is processed solely for the desired newsletter; no other use of your information for other purposes occurs. We also do not forward your information to third parties. By sending a registration email with a confirmation link, our registration system ensures that you do, in fact, wish to receive the selected newsletter (so-called double-opt-in method).
You may revoke your consent for your information to be saved and for the newsletter to be delivered at any time. To do so, you can use the link provided within the email delivered to you or opt out directly on our website.

10. Links

These data privacy policies apply for all information collected and processed by B. Braun Vet Care. In a few cases, B. Braun websites refer directly to the website of another supplier by means of a link; the respective providers are solely responsible for the content of these websites. We accept no responsibility for interaction with outside websites. When leaving B. Braun websites, we therefore recommend inquiring about data privacy guidelines from all operators of linked websites.

11. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are saved locally on your machine or device. They do not cause damage, contain no viruses and serve only to recognize you. Cookies allow us to detect your preferences, for example, and to customize the website and navigation to your needs as a result.
You may continue to use our website (with limitations, under certain circumstances) if you should decline to accept cookies (a possible setting in your browser).
Further information on the subject of cookies can be found in Cookie Information.

12. Web analytics

Data in pseudonym form is collected and saved on our website by the technologies of etracker GmbH (http://www.etracker.de/). This serves for marketing and optimization purposes of our website. Cookies can be used for this which collect and save data solely in pseudonym form. Usage profiles are created from this information, using pseudonyms. This information is not used to personally identify the visitors to this website and is not combined with information about the bearer of the pseudonym. Data collection and saving by etracker can be contradicted at any time with effect for the future.

13. Social media plugins

The content of third parties (so-called plugins) may be used within the Internet presence of B. Braun Vet Care. These can occur in the form of YouTube videos, RSS feeds or graphics from other sites, or also via social media buttons.
When you visit a B. Braun Vet Care website in which the content of third parties is integrated, a connection to the respective social network may be established. The content of the buttons is transmitted to your browser, which integrates it into the website. This means that the respective provider always receives the information that you have retrieved the B. Braun Vet Care website. It is irrelevant whether you are a member of a social network or are not logged into such a network. Furthermore, information is automatically collected by the social network, regardless of whether you actually interact with the integrated content. The following information can be transmitted in this context: IP address, browser information and operating systems, screen resolution, installed browser plugins (e.g. Adobe Flash Player), origin of the visitor (if you followed a link) and the URL of the current page.
If you are logged into one of the social networks while using the B. Braun Vet Care website, information about the retrieval of the website may be attributed to your membership data and stored. If you are a member of a social network and do not wish this data to be transmitted, you must log out of the social network before visiting the B. Braun Vet Care website.
B. Braun Vet Care has no influence on the scope of the information collected by the social networks. For the type, scope and purpose of the data collection, information about further processing of the information and your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy in this regard, please see the data privacy policies of the respective social networks.
Furthermore, you also have the option of blocking social media plugins with browser add-ons and thereby preventing transmission of information.

14. Availability of data privacy policies

You can retrieve and print these data privacy policies from any B. Braun website via the link "Data Privacy".

15. Your contacts for data privacy matters

If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal information, you may directly contact our data privacy officers, who are also available for information requests, inquiries or complaints:

B. Braun Vet Care GmbH
Am Aesculap-Platz
78532 Tuttlingen
Germany
Tel. +49 (0) 7461 95-2191
Fax +49 (0) 7461 71512
Email  info@bbraun-vetcare.de

Management:
Dr. Thilo Rubart
Ingo vom Berg

Upon request, we will inform you in writing if and which personal information we have stored about you, in accordance with applicable law.


Version: 10/23/2015