Privacy Statement

The privacy of your personal data is a very important matter for Hemostat Manufacturung GmbH, and want you to feel secure when using our web pages. We collect, process, and use data in compliance with the applicable privacy laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). This privacy statement informs you about the personal data relating to you that we collect, process, and use.

Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal information is not required by law, contract or contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. Failure to do so will have no consequences. This only applies insofar as no other information is given in the subsequent processing procedures. "Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

1. Information on the Collection of Personal Data

The following will provide you with information concerning the collection of personal data when you are using our website. Personal data are all data that relate to you personally, e.g., name, address, e-mail addresses, IP addresses, user behavior.

The operator of the website and responsible party in accordance with Art. 4 Sect. 7 GDPR is:

Beckelmannsweg 10
D-46342 Velen (Germany)
Tel +49 (0) 2863 924 6446
Fax +49 (0) 2863 2450

Amtsgericht Coesfeld HRB 17417
VAT-ID. DE317698981
Managing Director: Heinz-Josef Schmies

2. Collection of Personal Data when Visiting Our Website

– IP address
– Date and time of the inquiry
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (concrete page)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– The respectively transmitted amount of data
– Website, from which the request originated
– Browser
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software.

According to Art. 6 Sect. 1f GDPR, the legal basis for processing these data is our justified interest, which results from the objectives listed in the following. We use this information to enable the call-up and visit of the website, continue to improve the websites and offers technically and to adapt it to the needs of our users, perform internal quality controls, detect, eliminate, and prevent errors, malfunctions, and possible misuse, generate statistics regarding access channels and the use of the website.

The data are stored for a period of 6 months, after which they are automatically deleted.

3. Contact Form, E-Mail Inquiries

If you contact us (e.g., via e-mail, phone, or contact form on the website), we will use the data you shared with us (usually your contact data and your inquiry) to react to your inquiry. Your inquiries are saved for a period of 6 months after we have responded to them. If required by commercial or tax law stipulations, we save the correspondence for the legally defined periods of time.

4. SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

5. Cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance user experience. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

We use only session cookies on our website.

6. Your rights

You have certain specific rights with respect to how we process your data. Hemostat Manufactoring is committed to ensuring that your rights are protected. The GDPR sets out the following rights applicable to data subjects:

The right to be informed
We have provided this Privacy Policy to provide you with concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible information about how we use your personal data, including specific information depending on whether or not we have obtained your personal data directly from you.

The right of access
You have right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data and the following information: (a) the purposes of the processing;
(b) the categories of personal data concerned;
(c) the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
(d) where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
(e) the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
(f) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(g) where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
(h) Where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, we will inform you of the appropriate safeguards in place in relation to the transfer.

The right to rectification
We will rectify without undue delay any inaccurate personal data we hold concerning you, including completing any incomplete personal data.

The right to erasure (also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’)
You have the right to have us erase all personal data we hold concerning you, without undue delay, in one of the following circumstances:
(a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
(b) you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based and there is no other legal ground for the processing;
(c) you object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you objected to the processing in respect to direct marketing;
(d) the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
(e) the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in EU or member country law to which our organisation is subject; or
(f) the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1).

We cannot execute your request if the personal data you are asking us to erase is necessary:
(a) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
(b) to comply with a legal obligation which requires processing under EU or a member state’s law to which we are subject, or to perform a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
(c) for certain reasons of public interest in the area of public health;
(d) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in so far as erasing the personal data is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
(e) to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

The right to restrict processing
You have the right to request that we restrict specific processing of your personal data, and we will comply, where one of the following applies:
(a) you are contesting the accuracy of your personal data that we hold, while we verify the accuracy of your personal data;
(b) the way we are processing the personal data is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
(c) we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need the personal data to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
(d) you have objected to processing in the public interest or in relation to our legitimate interest, pending the verification whether any legitimate grounds we may have override your right.

While you have restricted its processing, we will only store your personal data in question, and may process it only with your consent or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims or protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. We will notify you before lifting the processing restriction.

The right to data portability
You have the right to receive from us your personal data that you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us, where:
(a) the processing is based on consent or on a contract; and
(b) the processing is carried out by automated means.

The right to object
You have the right to object to Hemostat Manufactoring processing your personal data in connection with our legitimate interests in the context of our activities (including profiling), direct marketing (including profiling), and processing for scientific and/or historical research and statistics purposes, where applicable.

The right to lodge a complaint with your data protection supervisory authority
In the event you believe that we are processing your personal data otherwise than in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the data protection supervisory authority located in the EU jurisdiction where you reside.

In addition, you have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authorities according to Art. 77 GDPR. The supervisory authority that is responsible for us is the following Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit 

Kavalleriestraße 2-4

D-40213 Düsseldorf

Tel.: +49-211/38424-0

Fax: +49-211/38424-10


7. Links to non-Hemostat Manufacturing websites

The Hemostat Manufactoring Website may provide links to third-party companies’ websites for your convenience and information. If you access those links, you will leave the Hemostat Manufactoring website. Hemostat Manufacturing does not control those sites, their content or their privacy practices, which may differ from Hemostat Manufactoring's. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to give to unrelated third parties is not covered by this Hemostat Manufacturing Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any company before submitting your personal data. Some third-party companies may choose to share their personal data with Hemostat Manufacturing; that sharing is governed by that third-party company's privacy policy.

Version 1.1, Velen, 10.08.2019