Effective as of March 16th, 2023
1 GENERAL INFORMATION
This data protection declaration informs users of CASCINATION’s products, website, and social media accounts about: 1) the type, scope, purpose, and duration of collected personal data (hereinafter referred to as data); 2) its use and means of processing; and 3) their general rights pertaining to the data collected.
2 INFORMATION ABOUT US AS RESPONSIBLE PERSONS
Responsible provider of this website in the sense of applicable data protection law is CASCINATION AG.
3 GENERAL RIGHTS
Users have the right to:
- Request and access to processed data (Art. 15 GDPR);
- Obtain rectification of inaccurate data or demand completion of incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR);
- Demand immediate erasure of stored data (Art. 17 GDPR);
- Restrict processing of data (Art. 18 GDPR);
- Receive data that has been provided to CASCINATION in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to other providers/responsible parties (Art. 20 GDPR);
- Object to the future processing of data based on Art. 6(1e) GDPR (public interest) or on Art. 6(1f) GDPR (safeguarding a legitimate interest) and to object to the future processing of data for direct marking purposes (Art. 21 GDPR);
- Be informed prior to giving consent and to withdraw consent at any time (Art. 7(3) GDPR);
- Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if considered data are processed in violation of data protection provisions (Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data have been disclosed by the provider about any correction (Art. 16 GDPR), deletion of data (Art. 17 GDPR), or the restriction of the processing (Art. 18 GDPR). However, this obligation shall not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.
4 USERS OF OUR PRODUCTS
4.1 Contact Information
CASCINATION processes data of (1) potential customers, (2) customers, and (3) other vendors to conclude, manage, and exercise contractual relationships including contact form data (first name, last name, e-mail address, country, message, consent data) for the purpose of administration and management of contractual relationships and compliance under the provision of Art. 6(1f) GDPR.
4.2 Information About Use of Our Products and Services
For the improvement of CASCINATION’s products and customer support, statistical data stored on customer’s systems are collected. Data will be stored anonymously and used exclusively for internal business-related purposes.
4.3 Users of the Download Center
CASCINATION collects and stores email addresses for notification purposes in case a revision of a previously downloaded document is available. In certain cases (such as “instructions for use” for medical devices) CASCINATION is legally obliged to such notification (Art. 5(8) and Art. 5(12) of Regulation (EU) 2021/2226 on electronic instructions for use of medical devices).
CASCINATION uses Internet Protocol (IP) geolocation via ipstack.com to identify the applicable regulatory region in which different products may be available and to filter documents available for download. Refer to ipstack’s privacy and data protection policy for further information.
5 USERS OF OUR WEBSITE
Data will only be processed by CASCINATION to the extent necessary to provide a functional and user-friendly website and within the framework of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Data processed when using CASCINATION’s website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal storage obligations, and no other information on individual processing procedures is provided below.
5.1 Server Data
To ensure a secure, functional, and stable internet presence, data are transmitted to CASCINATION or to its web space provider via the user’s internet browser (Art. 6(f) GDPR). The server-log files collect browser data (type and version of the browser, operating system, date and time of access, IP address, the website from which the user switched to our internet presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our internet presence that the user visits). The collected data will be deleted after seven days at the latest unless further storage is required for evidentiary purposes—in which case—all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the incident is finally resolved.
CASCINATION uses “cookies” to 1) improve the functionality, effectiveness, and security of its internet presence and the user’s experience (Art. 6(1f) GDPR); 2) for contract initiation or execution purposes (Art. 6(1b) GDPR); and 3) for marketing purposes and analysis of the website traffic (legal reference follows in below section). CASCINATION uses session cookies, that process browser data (i.e., location data, IP address) and are deleted upon closure of the internet browser, and third-party cookies. Users consent to the cookies by continuing using the website.
Users may prevent or restrict the installation of cookies via the settings of the used internet browser, and cookies that have been saved can be deleted. Flash cookies can be prevented or restricted via the settings of the user’s Flash Player. Prevention or restriction of the cookies’ installation may lead to limited functionality and usability of CASCINATION internet presence.
5.3 Google Analytics
CASCINATION uses Google Analytics (Google LLC USA) to analyze usage and optimize its internet presence (Art. 6(1f) GDPR). User-related information such as IP address (using an anonymization function), location, time, or frequency of the visit to our website are transmitted to the service and stored. The service is considered to provide an “adequate privacy protection” under the “EU-US Privacy Shield”.
5.4 Google Maps
6 USERS OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
6.1 Twitter Social Plug-in
CASCINATION uses YouTube (YouTube LLC) on its website in conjunction with the "Advanced Privacy Mode” feature to show videos and improve the quality of its internet presence (Art. 6(1f) GDPR). As soon as the user accesses a page with an embedded YouTube video, a connection to the YouTube server is established, which is required to display the respective video. However, with the “Advanced Privacy Mode” feature, collected data such as IP address, date and time, and visited websites will only be transmitted to the YouTube server when the video is launched. If the user is logged in at that time, YouTube will assign the data to the user’s account. This can be prevented by logging out of the account before visiting CASCINATION’s website or via the settings of the user’s YouTube account. YouTube permanently stores cookies via the user’s internet browser for functionality purposes and to analyse usage. Refer to Section 5.2 for information on how to prevent or restrict the installation of the cookies.
7 SUBSCRIBERS TO OUR NEWSLETTER
Data of users that register for CASCINATION’s free newsletter such as e-mail address, first and last name, job title, country, and optionally—the academic title, as well as the IP address and the date and time of the registration, are sent to CASCINATION. The collected data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter upon users consented to it (Art. 6(1a) GDPR). Users may revoke the given consent at any time pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR (Section 3) by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
8 CONTACT INQUIRIES / CONTACT POSSIBILITY
Data of users that contact CASCINATION via its contact form or email, such as e-mail address, first and last name, message, and optionally—country, are used to process their requests (Art. 6(1a) GDPR) upon users have consented to it. These data will be deleted upon answered inquiry and there is no legal obligation to keep data safe, e.g., in the case of a possible subsequent contract processing.