Siemens Healthineers Privacy Policy

Status: March 8, 2018

Purpose of Use
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:

  • we may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
  • we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a Siemens Healthcare GmbH offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs.

If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except to Siemens Healthcare GmbH affiliates.  

Purpose Limitation
Siemens Healthcare GmbH will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense,
is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on Siemens Healthcare GmbH information technology systems. 

Communications or Utilization Data
Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Website, your communications data (e.g. Internet protocol address) or utilization data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilization data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.

Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically
When you access our websites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve their performance or content.

"Cookies" – Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer
When you view one of our websites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Website to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.

Children
Siemens Healthcare GmbH will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of “child” or “children” should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.

Security
To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, Siemens Healthcare GmbH uses technical and organizational security measures.

Links to Other Websites
Siemens Healthineers Website contain links to other websites. Siemens Healthcare GmbH is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.

Questions and Comments; Changes
Siemens Healthcare GmbH will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you have any questions or comments about this Data Privacy Policy (e.g. to review and update your personal data), go to Email us and select “General Subject“ in the form.
As the Internet matures, so will our Data Privacy Policy. We will post changes to our Data Privacy Policy on this page. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siemens Healthineers. Therefore, the Siemens Healthineers company referred to under “Corporate Information” (“Siemens Healthineers”) operates its websites in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. 

In the following, we provide information on the kinds of data we collect on these Siemens Healthineers websites, the purposes for which we use such data, and the parties with which we share such data, where applicable.

Collected data and purpose of processing
We employ cookies on these websites. You will find additional information on this subject in our Cookie Policy . This policy also tells you how to block the use of cookies and the use of data collected by cookies in anonymized or pseudonymized usage profiles.

Accesses to our website are logged for the purpose of security analysis reports and to defend against cyber-attacks. With the exception of the IP address, no personal data is ever collected or used in this connection. IP addresses are analyzed only in the event of a cyber-attack. Log data is promptly deleted on a regular basis.

In addition, we collect personal data (e.g., names, addresses, telephone numbers, or e-mail addresses) in connection with the operation of our websites only when you have voluntarily provided such data to us (e.g., through registration, contact inquiries, surveys, etc.) and when we are entitled to process or use such data by virtue of permission granted by you or on the basis of a statutory provision.

As a general rule, we use such data only for the purpose for which you divulged the data to us, such as to answer your inquiries, process your orders, or grant you access to certain information or offerings.

Sharing of data
Insofar as you have provided your consent or when we are otherwise legally entitled to do so, we will share your personal data with Group Companies of Siemens , where applicable, for the purposes indicated above.

In connection with the operation of its website and the services provided by way of the website, Siemens Healthineers works with service providers such as hosting or IT maintenance service providers, for example.

These recipients may possibly be located in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“third countries”), in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data privacy protection as in your home country. In such cases, Siemens Healthineers takes measures to ensure an appropriate level of data privacy protection. For example, we share your personal data with Siemens Healthineers subsidiaries in third countries only if they have implemented our Binding Corporate Rules („BCR“) for the protection of personal data. You will find additional information on the Siemens BCR under “Downloads.”

Data is shared only in connection with and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.

Questions and comments; Data Protection Officer
Siemens Healthineers will respond to all legitimate requests for information and where applicable, to correct, amend, or delete your personal data.

If you wish to make such a request or if you have questions or comments about this Data Privacy Policy, please contact our EU Siemens Healthineers Group Data Protection Officer Dr. Katja Stadelmann (www.bkms-system.net/SHS-DP).

This Data Privacy Policy is updated from time to time. You will find the date of the last update at the top of this page. 

Downloads

Binding Corporate Rules (“BCR”) – Summary of Third Party Rights 0.1 MB
Siemens Healthineers Business Partner Privacy Notice 0.8 MB

Use of Adobe Analytics & Performance cookies
We use Adobe Analytics on our website for the purpose of constantly improving the website and/or detecting errors. For this purpose, Adobe Analytics anonymously stores and analyzes various kinds of data, including the visited website and the website’s metadata, websites that link to the Siemens Healthineers Website, the time of the visit, and the browser used.
Please click here to prevent Adobe Analytics from aggregating and analyzing the data collected from your visit to this website. By doing this, you will open a new external page of Adobe. Please follow the instructions until you receive a success message that the cookie was created successfully. This cookie contains no personal data, but technically enables Adobe Analytics to permanently recognize your preference for your currently used browser and for the current domain (e.g. siemens.com).
If you delete this exclusion cookie or if you change your computer or web browser or if you access another domain (e.g. siemens.de), you will need to create the exclusion cookie again.