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Privacy Policy

VascoMed GmbH takes the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We want you to be able to visit our web site without worrying.

We collect, process and use data in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation, especially the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). This privacy policy provides an overview of what personal data about you we collect, process and use.

1.  Information about the collection of personal data

The following section provides information about the collection of personal data when you use our web site. Personal data is all data that can be associated with you personally, e.g. your name, address, e-mail addresses, IP addresses and user behaviour.

The operator of this web site and the controller as per Art. 4(7) of the GDPR is

VascoMed GmbH
Hertzallee 1, 79589 Binzen, Germany,

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly. This person is also available to address requests for information, applications and complaints. You can reach him on or by writing to our postal address for the attention of the data protection officer.

2.  Your rights

In addition to your right to revoke any consent you granted us, you have the right, subject to the relevant legal conditions to information under Art. 15 GDPR, rectification under Art. 16 GDPR, erasure under Art. 17 GDPR, restriction of processing under Art. 18 GDPR, objection under Art. 21 GDPR and to data portability under Art. 20 GDPR.

You have the right, on grounds relating to your specific situation, to object at any time (under Art. 21(1) GDPR) to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

If your personal data is being processed in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object to this at any time, even without stating the grounds (Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the right to complain to the data-protection supervisory authorities in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragter für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg
Königstrasse 10a, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)711 61 55 41-0
Fax: +49 (0)711 61 55 41-15

3.  The collection of personal data when you visit our web site

If you are visiting our web site for purely informational purposes, in other words, if you do not register or provide us with any other information, we regularly collect the following data automatically, which is transferred to our web server by your browser:

  • Your IP address
  • The date and time of the inquiry
  • The time difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • The content of your inquiry (the specific page)
  • The access status / HTTP status code
  • The volume of data transferred
  • The web page from which the inquiry is issued
  • The browser
  • The operating system and its interface
  • The language and version of the browser software

The following purposes constitute the legal grounds for our legitimate interest in processing this data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. We use this information to

  • Enable the loading and visiting of the web site
  • Make ongoing technical improvements to the web site and offers and adapt them to the needs of our users
  • Conduct internal quality controls
  • Identify, end and prevent faults, outages and possible misuse
  • Generate statistics about access channels and the use of the web pages.

4.  Contact form, e-mail inquiries

If you contact us (e.g. by e-mail, telephone or via the contact form on our web site), we use the data you provide us with (in general your contact information and your inquiry) to respond to your inquiry. In cases in which we are obliged to do so on commercial or fiscal grounds, we store your correspondence for the legally stipulated periods.

5.  Cookies

We use cookies or similar procedures whenever you use our web site or our offers. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or your mobile terminal by your browser and which enable your computer or terminal to be recognised, even across different web pages. These cookies contain no personal data. Some of the cookies we use (so-called “session cookies”) are deleted again at the end of your browser session, that is, when you close your browser. Other cookies (“persistent cookies”) are stored on your terminal and enable us or our service providers to recognise your browser when you next visit.

You can prevent the use of cookies by making the appropriate setting in your browser software. However, this may prevent certain areas of the web site or offers from functioning as intended.

The service providers that we employ may also use cookies, especially for Web analysis.

6.  Web analysis

In order to design our web pages in a demand-oriented manner and update them continuously, we use Web analysis services on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The provider of this website uses the services of etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany ( to analyse usage data. Here, cookies are used which enable the statistical analysis of the use of this website by its visitors as well as the display of usage-relevant content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that could identify a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker solely in Germany by commission of the provider of this website and is thus subject to strict German and European data protection laws and standards. In this regard, etracker was checked, certified and awarded with the data protection seal of approval.

The data is processed on the legal basis of Art. 6 Section 1 lit f (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Our legitimate interest is the optimization of our online offer and our website. As the privacy of our visitors is very important to us, etracker anonymizes the IP address as early as possible and converts login or device IDs into a unique key with which, however,no connection to any specific person can be made with. etracker does not use it for any other purpose, combine it with other data or pass it on to third parties.

You can object to the outlined data processing at any time provided it is related to your person. Your objection has no detrimental consequences for you.

Further information on data protection with etracker can be found

7.  Google Maps

This web site uses Google Maps to show locations. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043 USA. The legal basis for the use of Google Maps is our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6(1) GDPR in designing our web site in an interesting and demand-oriented manner.

Each time the Google Maps component is loaded, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data when a user loads the page into which the Google Maps component is integrated. This cookie is not generally deleted when the browser is closed, but expires after a certain period unless deleted manually by you.

If you visit the web site, Google receives information that you have loaded the relevant sub-page of our web site. The data listed in section 3 above is also sent to Google by your browser. This occurs irrespective of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged on or whether there is no user account. If you are logged on to Google, your data is associated directly with your account. If you wish to prevent the association with your profile by Google, you must log off before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or designing its web site in a demand-oriented manner. Such analysis occurs in particular (even in the case of users who are not logged on) to generate demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activity on our web site. You have the right to object against the generation of this user profile, although you must contact Google to exercise this right.

If you do not approve of the processing of your data, you can deactivate the Google Maps service and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do so, you must deactivate the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we should point out that you would then either be unable to use Google Maps altogether or only in a restricted manner.

Further information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing thereof by Google Maps can be found in Google’s data protection declarations. There you can also find additional information about your data protection-related rights and possible settings to protect your privacy:

Google also processes your personal data in the United States and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

The Google Maps conditions of use can be found under “Google Terms of Service”.

8. Data recipients

We may use the services of external technical service providers commissioned exclusively by us and which are forbidden from processing personal data for their own purposes. In particular we use service providers for hosting, including a content delivery network for temporary storage and rapid delivery of content, web site analysis and statistics, the sending of mailshots and newsletters, CRM, marketing and sales, administering service-desk and support data, spam and misuse prevention, listing job offers and administering applicant data.

The aforementioned processing may involve transferring data to the US. Such data transfer takes places in accordance with the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield ( and on the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission (