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Privacy Statement

This website (hereinafter the “Website“) is provided by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. For further information, please refer to our imprint. With this privacy statement, we want to inform you according to Art. 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) about how we may process your personal data when you visit this Website, or if you use any of its services.

Privacy information about other, non-Website related data processing activities performed by us and our affiliates can be found in the privacy information for selected specific processing activities. For data privacy information of specific countries and/or regions, please refer to the local data privacy statements.

 

Handling of Personal Data

This Website provides information related to CalanticTM Digital Solutions. To provide you such information, and to operate this Website, it will be required to process information related to you (“Personal Data”).

 

Accessing Educational and Product-related Material

On this Website, you can request to download certain educational and product-related material. If you make use of this service, we may process the following personal data:

  • Name and surname
  • Email address
  • Information about your organization
  • Job title
  • Country
  • Legal Basis

The processing of your personal data for this purpose is necessary to fulfil your order request (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation).

We will store your data for 24 months after download.

 

Subscribing to our Newsletter

On our Website, you may subscribe to receive our CalanticTM newsletter. If you wish to this, we ask you to provide us the following additional information:

  • Email address
  • Name and surname
  • Country

The legal basis for processing this data is your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

For subscription to our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure: After you have subscribed to the newsletter, we will send you a message to the indicated email address asking for your confirmation. If you do not confirm your subscription, your subscription will automatically be deleted.

We will store this personal data until you decide to withdraw you consent.

You may at any time with future effect withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter. To declare that you wish to unsubscribe, you may use the respective link included in all newsletters or refer to the contacts indicated below.

Furthermore, to prevent a potential misuse of your personal data, we will log your subscription request and confirmation email, file the IP address you use when subscribing, file the time of your subscription and its confirmation, record the messages sent by us regarding your subscription and the wording of your subscription and confirmation. The processing of this data is based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

For statistical purposes, we track the opening rate of our newsletter for statistical purposes. For this, a small transparent tracking image is embedded in the newsletters. When you open the newsletter, this image will be loaded and counted as an opened email. This will be recorded in an aggregated form, i.e., no data relating to you will be stored. The tracking opening rates solution is provided by HubSpot Germany GmbH (Am Postbahnhof 17 10243 Berlin, Germany). You can disable the newsletter tracking functionality by disabling the loading of images within your email client or browser.

 

Requesting a Meeting

You can contact us directly via the contact forms available on our Website. We also offer the possibility to schedule a meeting with our representatives to find out more about CalanticTM functionalities. If you make use of this service, we may process the following personal data:

  • Salutation and Title (optional)
  • Name and surname
  • Email address
  • Phone number (optional)
  • Information about your organization
  • Job title
  • Country

We process this information to fulfill your specific request based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. We retain this information for 24 months after the meeting to answer potential follow-up questions. Thereafter, we delete it if you have not otherwise indicated that you want to stay in touch with us.

 

Providing Feedback

From time to time, we may conduct user surveys on our Website, or we may ask for your feedback in other ways. Participation in such surveys is voluntary.

Data collected in processed for these purposes depend on the content of the surveys. We use functional cookies to carry out user surveys or ask for feedback. The technical information recorded by the user survey is the same information that is recorded when accessing our website (see below). Your responses submitted during a user survey or provided with feedback will not be linked to your personal data such as your IP address.

Legal basis for processing your personal data for the purpose of obtaining your feedback is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Your personal data is only temporarily processed to anonymize it.

 

Accessing our Website

When you call up our Website, your browser will transfer certain information to our web server. This is done for technical reasons and required to make available to you the requested information. To facilitate your access to the Website, the following information may be collected, briefly stored, and used:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time
  • Content of request (e.g., specific site)
  • Status of access/HTTP status code
  • Transferred volume of data
  • Website requesting access
  • Browser, language settings, version of browser software operating system and surface

We will store such information for a limited period to be able to initiate a tracking of personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers.

The legal basis for processing your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the Website requested by you (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation). Data used for tracking unauthorized access attempts is processed based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).

Your data will be stored until the session in your browser expires. For IT security purposes, we will keep your data for as long as it is necessary to be able to prevent the unauthorized access to our servers.

 

Setting of Cookies

Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g., your preferred language or site settings) which your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our website.

We differentiate between two main-categories of cookies: (1) strictly necessary cookies, which are essential to browse the website and use its features, and (2) optional cookies used for e.g., website analysis, website personalization, or marketing purposes. The following hyperlink leads to the Privacy Preference Center and provides a detailed description of the optional cookies in use.

We only use optional cookies if we have obtained your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation). Upon your first access to our website, a banner will appear, asking you to give us your consent to the setting of optional cookies. If your consent is given, we will place a cookie on your computer and the banner will not appear again as long as the cookie is active. After expiration of the cookie’s lifespan, or if you actively delete the cookie, the banner will reappear upon your next visit to our website and again ask for your consent.

You may use our website without any cookies being set. In your browser, you can at any time configure or completely deactivate the use of cookies. This may, however, lead to a restriction of the functions or have adverse effects on the user-friendliness of our website. You may at any time object to the setting of optional cookies by using the respective objection option in the Privacy Preference Center.

 

 

Website Analysis and Online Behavioral Advertising

Website Analysis with Google

On our Website, we use a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. To this purpose, we use the cookies described in more detail in the above table. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our Website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address after each data transfer to Google.

Moreover, by concluding specific agreements with Google we ensure that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of personal data by Google in the US.

You may withdraw your consent to the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your consents in the Privacy Preference Center, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out Cookie.

Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Use, the Privacy and Data Protection Guidelines of Google Analytics and in the Google Privacy Policy.

 

External Services or Content on our Website

We include third-party services and/or content on our Website. When you use such third-party services or when third-party content is displayed, communication data are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons.

The respective provider of the services or content may also process your personal data for own additional purposes. To the best of our knowledge, we have configured the services and content of providers known to process personal data for own purposes in such a way that either any communication for other purposes than to present their services or content on our Website is blocked, or communication only takes place once you have actively opted to use the respective service. However, since we have no control over personal data collected and processed by third parties, we are not in a position to provide binding information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your personal data.

For further information regarding the scope and purpose of such processing of your personal data, please consult the privacy statements of the providers whose services and/or content we include and who are responsible for the protection of your personal data in this context:

 

Commissioned Data Processing and Sharing of Personal Data

For the processing of your Personal Data, we will to some extent use specialized service contractors that process your data on our behalf, e.g., for purposes of operating or supporting IT systems. Such service contractors are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. Based on respective data processing agreements, they will process personal data only in accordance with our instructions.

We also may share Personal Data with following categories of recipients if necessary for fulfilling the processing purposes or if legally required:

  • Bayer Group affiliates;
  • Governmental authorities, state institutions, law enforcement agencies;
  • External lawyers to support legal decisions and to pursue or defend against legal claims;
  • Prospective buyers in case of an acquisition, merger, or any other type of corporate or asset transition involving a change of ownership or control concerning us or our services.

 

Processing of Personal Data outside the EU / the EEA

As part of processing Personal Data for the purposes as specified above, Bayer may transfer Personal Data to countries other than those from where the Personal Data have been collected. Such other countries may have a different (lower) data protection regime than the country of origin.

Personal Data collected in the European Economic Area (EEA) may be transferred to a country for which the European Commission has not decided that it ensures an adequate level of data protection (“unsafe third countries”).

When transferring data internationally, Bayer takes great care to do this only in compliance with applicable law. This is done, e.g., by concluding specific data privacy contracts with the recipient, or based on a consent (examples not exhaustive).

For Personal Data collected in the EEA, Bayer generally applies so-called standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission as safeguards according to Art. 46 (2) (c) GDPR. A copy of the standard contractual clauses can be provided on request. The transfer of Personal Data collected in the EU to unsafe third countries may also be based on different legal bases as provided by Art. 49 GDPR, e.g., in case this is required for important reasons of public interest in health care, based on an explicit consent, or to exercise or defend legal claims.

 

Information Regarding your Rights

The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:

  • Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
  • Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to a processing for reasons of our own legitimate interest, public interest, or profiling, unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
  • You may at any time with future effect withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data.

For further information please refer to the chapters above describing the processing of personal data based on your consent. If you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to our contact form or to our company data protection office indicated below.

 

 

Contact

For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, please address your request to our contact form or contact our company data protection officer at the following address:

Data Privacy Officer
Bayer AG
51368 Leverkusen
Germany

E-mail: data.privacy@bayer.com

 

Information on Side Effects and Quality Complaints

This Website is not intended or designed for communications regarding side effects, lack of therapeutic effect, medication errors, grey market products/counterfeit medicine, incorrect or off-label use, quality complaints and/or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products. If you wish to report side effects or make a quality complaint, please contact your health care professional (e.g., physician or pharmacist), your local health authority, or use our website for reporting of undesirable side effects.

Further information about data privacy and side effect reporting are available in the Bayer Privacy Statement for Pharmacovigilance Data.

 

Amendment of our Privacy Statement

We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our website. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our website. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the site to keep yourself informed on possible updates.