Terms and Privacy

Disclaimer of liability

The content of the MTS website is always compiled and updated with the greatest care and reliability, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee the correctness, completeness and functionality of published articles, services and the constant availability of the products described.

None of the information contained here constitutes a binding offer, but is for general information only.

Any liability for damage resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this website is excluded.

Furthermore, the MTS website may contain information on products that may not be a) approved by the respective approval authorities and b) available in all countries. None of the information contained on the website should therefore be understood as advertising for a product or for the treatment of a specific indication with one of our products, which is not approved or approved for sale in the reader’s country by the respective approval authorities.

The contents of this website are not to be understood as medical advice and are not a substitute for professional medical examinations, diagnosis or treatment.

Copyrights

All contents of this website are protected by copyright. Text, images and graphics are subject to copyright protection, and in some cases also to the copyrights of third parties. Any commercial use of the website’s content, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the operator’s consent.

Links

To make navigation easier, we have included links to third-party websites on our website. Despite careful control of the content, we accept no liability for the content of these external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.

Data protection

In order to offer you the greatest possible transparency, we have adapted our data protection declaration to the requirements of the GDPR .

Data protection

General notice and mandatory information

Designation of the responsible body 1

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

MTS Medical UG (limited liability)
Contact person
Robert-Bosch-Str. 18
78467 Constance

The responsible body decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing 1

Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority 1

As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority with regard to data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based.

Right to data portability 1

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. It is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

Right to information, correction, blocking, deletion 1

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, their recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, the right to correct, block or delete this data at any time within the framework of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time via the contact options listed in the legal notice if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Information on the online offer on this website

Server log files 1

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in server log files. These are:

  • Visited page on our domain
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address

There is no merging of this data with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Cookies 1

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device. Cookies help us to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer.

Some cookies are “session cookies.” Such cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself. Such cookies help us to recognize you when you return to our website.

With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are automatically deleted when the program is closed. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.

The setting of cookies, which are necessary to carry out electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart), is based on Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Hosting and sending of e-mails 2

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, sending emails, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.
We or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of an order processing contract).

Contact form 1

Data transmitted via the contact form, including your contact details, will be stored in order to be able to process your request or to be available for follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing operations carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or there is no longer any need to store data. Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Storage duration of contributions and comments 1

Contributions and comments as well as related data, such as IP addresses, are saved. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or had to be deleted for legal reasons.

The storage of the contributions and comments takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

Subscribe to comments 1

As a user of our website, you can subscribe to comments after you have registered. With a confirmation e-mail we will check whether you are the owner of the given e-mail address. You can unsubscribe from the subscription function for comments at any time using a link in a subscription email. Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted if you cancel. If this data has been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, it will remain with us.

Integration and use of services and content from third parties

General information on the integration of services and content from third parties 2

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system,

YouTube 1

Our website uses plugins from YouTube to integrate and display video content. The provider of the video portal is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit a page with an integrated YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which of our pages you have accessed.

YouTube can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile if you are logged into your YouTube account. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand.

YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR.

You can find details on handling user data in YouTube’s data protection declaration at:  https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo 1

Our website uses plugins from Vimeo to integrate and display video content. The provider of the video portal is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you call up a page with an integrated Vimeo plug-in, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells Vimeo which of our pages you have accessed. Vimeo finds out your IP address even if you are not logged into the video portal or do not have an account there. The information recorded by Vimeo is transmitted to the video portal servers in the USA.

Vimeo can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out beforehand.

You can find details on handling user data in Vimeo’s data protection declaration at:  https://vimeo.com/privacy

Google Maps 2

We integrate maps from the “Google Maps” service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, the users’ IP addresses and location data, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually within the framework of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection declaration:  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out:  https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Analytics 1

Our website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analysis service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies.” These are small text files that your web browser saves on your device and that enable website usage to be analyzed. Information generated by cookies about your use of our website is transmitted to a Google server and stored there. The server location is usually the USA.

Google Analytics cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and, if necessary, advertising.

IP anonymization
We use Google Analytics in conjunction with the IP anonymization function. It ensures that Google shortens your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transmits the full IP address to a server in the USA and abbreviates it there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Browser plug-in
The setting of cookies by your web browser can be prevented. However, this could limit some functions of our website. You can also prevent the collection of data relating to your website usage including your IP address and subsequent processing by Google. You can do this by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:  https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .

Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find details on how user data is handled by Google Analytics in Google’s data protection declaration:  https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de .

Order processing
In order to fully comply with the statutory data protection requirements, we have concluded an order processing contract with Google.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
Our website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. It can be used to create reports that contain statements on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to assign the data to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time. You can do this via the ad settings in your Google account or by generally prohibiting the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section “Objection to data collection”.

XING plugin 1

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
When a page with integrated Xing functions is called up, a connection to the Xing servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, personal data is not stored. IP addresses are not saved, and usage behavior is not evaluated.
You can find details on data protection and the XING Share button in XING’s data protection declaration at:  https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Twitter plugin 1

Our website uses functions of the Twitter service. The provider is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and published in your Twitter feed. In doing so, data is transmitted to Twitter. We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Twitter. Details can be found in Twitter’s data protection declaration:  https://twitter.com/privacy .
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/account/settings

Use of Facebook plugins (like button) 3

Plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated on our website. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:  http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ When you visit our website, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in the Facebook data protection declaration at  https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Google+ 2

Functions and contents of the Google+ platform, offered by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Google. If the users are members of the Google+ platform, Google can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google’s data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google  (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

LinkedIn 2

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the LinkedIn service, offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, can be integrated. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within LinkedIn. If the users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. LinkedIn privacy policy:  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. . LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active ). Data protection declaration:  https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out:  https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out .

Google AdSense 1

Our website uses Google AdSense. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google AdSense is used to integrate advertisements and uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that your web browser saves on your device in order to analyze the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses web beacons. Web beacons are invisible graphics that allow an analysis of visitor traffic on our website.

Information generated by cookies and web beacons is transmitted to Google servers and stored there. The server is located in the USA. Google can pass this information on to contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored about you.

The storage of AdSense cookies is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and our advertising.

With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict and prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website. By using our website, you declare that you consent to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the purpose stated above.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking 1

Our website uses Google AdWords. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

AdWords is an online advertising program. We work with conversion tracking as part of the online advertising program. After clicking on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your web browser stores on your device. Google AdWords cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used to personally identify users. Google and we can tell from the cookie that you clicked on an ad and were redirected to our website.

Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. Conversion cookies are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who use conversion tracking. Adwords customers find out how many users clicked on their ad and were redirected to pages with a conversion tracking tag. However, AdWords customers do not receive any information that enables users to be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can object to its use. Here the conversion cookie must be deactivated in the user settings of the browser. This means that there is no inclusion in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of “conversion cookies” takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As a website operator, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our website and our advertising.

You can find details on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking in Google’s privacy policy:  https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ .
With a modern web browser you can monitor, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Deactivating cookies can limit the functionality of our website.

Google Tag Manager 2

Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus, for example, integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data from users. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, reference is made to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines:  https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html .

Google Web Fonts 1

Our website uses web fonts from Google. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The use of these web fonts makes it possible to present you with the presentation of our website that you want, regardless of which fonts are available locally. This is done by retrieving the Google Web Fonts from a Google server in the USA and the associated transfer of your data to Google. This is your IP address and which of our pages you have visited. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the optimal presentation and transmission of our website.

The company Google is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”. This data protection agreement is intended to ensure compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
You can find details about Google Web Fonts at:  https://www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about  and further information in Google’s data protection provisions:  https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=de

Newsletter offer

Newsletter 2

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you declare that you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or with legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described when registering for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an email in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else’s e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. In individual cases, we ask you to enter a name in order to be able to address you personally in the newsletter.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required , on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 according to f. GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as the expectations of users and also allows us to prove consent.

Cancellation / Revocation – You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. On the basis of our legitimate interests, we can save the unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter – Mailchimp 2

The newsletter is sent using the mailing service provider “MailChimp”, a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here:  https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ . The Rocket Science Group LLC d / b / a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European level of data protection ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active ). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

The shipping service provider can use the recipient’s data in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter – success measurement 2

The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, its server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of retrieval, are initially collected.

This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

A separate revocation of the success measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled.

Sources :

This privacy policy was created using the following sources:

1 : Data protection configurator from mein-datenschutzbeauftragter.de

2 : Created with the data protection configurator from Datenschutz-Generator.de

3 : Created with eRecht24.de