Privacy Policy
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Privacy Policy

The Falk Foundation e.V. respects the personal rights of visitors to this website. The protection and safety of personal data have high priority in our company. Therefore, we strictly adhere to the rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The objective of our Data Protection Guidelines is protection of the privacy of each individual. They describe which information we collect from the visitors to this website for the duration of our relationship, how we use such information and how the visitors can update and verify the types of use of information provided on this website. These Guidelines will be updated from time to time to ensure protection of your personal data. Kindly read these guidelines once in a while to keep yourself informed on how we use and protect your data and how we improve the contents of our website on an ongoing basis. In the event that we should make substantial changes with regard to collecting, using and/or transferring the personal data you have provided to us, we will bring this to your attention by a clear and legible pointer on the website. By using this website, you agree to the terms of these guidelines on the protection of personal data.

General privacy declaration

By using our website, you agree to the collection, processing and use of data in accordance with the following description.

Which types of data do we collect?

Our website can be visited without registration as a matter of principle. During such visits, data such as pages or the name of the file called up, the date and time will be stored on the server for statistical purposes without permitting direct reference to your person.

For some services and regions on this website, however, we will ask you to register (unless already done) and to provide information about you and/or your company such as your name, profession, e-mail address, address and other data enabling us to send you details about our services and related information. Processing your personal data is in the legitimate interest of the Falk Foundation e.V. since these data are absolutely necessary for sending you details about our services and related information. Where possible, personal data, especially the name, address and e-mail address, will be collected on a voluntary basis. Data will not be transferred to third parties without your consent.

If you place an order with us or make use of other services and counselling on our website, we may ask for additional information.

If you send comments or participate in surveys and questionnaires, we may collect further personal details.

When you visit our website, we will collect certain information on routing and on technical data of your computer so as to make the use of our website easier for you. For example, we will register environment data such as the type of browser, the operating system and the speed of your mainframe as well as the Internet protocol address of your original Internet service provider to ensure that you receive the best possible service. We will also store search requests and their results to improve the accuracy and efficiency of our search engine. Your IP address will be used for statistical purposes to enable us to track the use of this website by you.

To whom will we transfer your data?

We will not sell your e-mail address or other information that would permit identification to third parties.

For registration purpose, we will pass on your details to companies that are part of Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH and the Falk Foundation e.V. as well as to subsidiaries of Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH or to select parties so as to pursue the objectives set forth in this Guideline, other contacts with you and on the website These are for example service providers such as hotels, engineering companies, fair companies and stand builder, distribution partners, printing houses and scientific organizers.

We will pass on information about you to others if we are acting in good faith or are obliged by law or in connection with legal proceedings to respond to claims or to protect the rights, the property and the safety of the Falk Foundation e.V. or others.

Privacy declaration regarding cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files permitting the storage of specific, user-based information on the users’ computer while they use the website.

The websites, and use two types of “cookies”. “Cookies” are small files typically consisting of a sequence of text and numbers which allocate an unmistakable ID to you. A “client cookie” is sent to your browser to enable our system to remember your search request and to track the pages you visit on our website as well as the services you make use of. A “server cookie” is installed in our system and will recognise when you visit the website again. This information enables us to manage the website more efficiently and to design our services to fit your exact needs and to make them user-friendly. You can select a browser configuration to inform you about the receipt of a cookie or to block such cookies; in that case, however, it is possible that the functional scope of the services you expect when visiting our website will be restricted.

Cookies make it possible not only to identify the frequency of use and the number of pages visited and to analyse the behaviour when using this website, but also to make our services easier for clients to use. Cookies will remain stored beyond the end of a browser session and may be called up once more when the website is visited again. If you do not wish this to happen, please set your browser to refuse acceptance of cookies.

Privacy declaration for Matomo:

This service uses Matomo, an open-source software for the statistical analysis of user access. Matomo uses so-called cookies, text files stored on your computer, which permit analysing the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about use of this service will be stored on the server of the provider in Germany. The IP address will be anonymised immediately after processing and before storing. Users may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in their browser software; we would, however, point out that if you do so, certain functions of this website may not work to their full extent.
You can decide at this point whether a clear web analysis cookie may be stored in your browser to enable the operator of the website to record and analyse various statistical data.
If you choose not to, click on the following link to save the Matomo deactivation code in your browser.

Access to information, changes, sign out, right to object:

We will store client information such as the sequence of orders and information on the call-up of the website for a time commensurate with our operational requirements. Please contact us if you wish the personal information you have sent us to be corrected or updated or if you have questions regarding the stored information.

If you operate within the European Union or other legal systems guaranteeing a statutory right of access to your data, you have access to your personal information or the right to rectifications and updates in accordance with  applicable law when you contact us.
You may opt for discontinuing to receive further information about the activities, products or services of companies that are part of Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH or Falk Foundation e.V., and/or you may opt for prohibiting the transfer of your data to third parties for marketing purposes by contacting us.
If there are no mandatory or statutory reasons in connection with a business transaction and you have consented to your data being processed, you can withdraw such consent to your personal data being stored in writing (by e-mail or fax) with immediate effect.
If you have objections regarding the use of your personal data, you may contact the State Representative for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

Integrity of your data

By taking all technical and organisational measures available, we will safeguard the personal data you have provided to us in such a manner that they cannot be accessed by unauthorised third parties. When sending highly sensitive data or information, it is recommended to do so by post as complete protection in e-mail transmissions cannot be guaranteed.

Duration of storage

The personal data you have provided to us will be stored within the admissible scope for the duration of the use of our website or, in the event that information is provided or services are rendered, until expiry of the statutory storage period, taking into account the basic principles of the GDPR and the BDSG.

Additional questions or concerns

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding our Data Protection Guidelines or the collection of your data, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:

Data Protection Officer of the Falk Foundation e.V.
Attorney-at-Law Petra Gummermann CIPP/E
Data Business Services GmbH + CO. KG