Centogene - The Rare Disease Company

Data privacy statement

I. Introduction

We at CENTOGENE are pleased that you have chosen to visit our CENTOGENE website (the “website”) and thank you for taking an interest in our analytical portfolio and the related information, services and products. It is very important to us that the security and privacy of your personal data is protected while using our websites and services. We take the protection of your personal data very serious and strictly observe the German data protection rules.

II. Data privacy terms

1. Anonymous data collection
Generally, you are able to visit the website without revealing your identity and personal data. Data are collected on the website only to the extent technically necessary. In some cases we may recognize non-personal data like the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you contact us, the pages that you visit on our site and what you click on any given page. This information will be automatically evaluated for statistical and performance purposes only. As an individual user, you remain anonymous.
Any technically generated, additionally available telecommunication data may be solely collected, processed and used for material purposes including fraud prevention, internal quality control or other security or quality reasons and always in accordance with all applicable data protection laws.
2. Cookies
If you allow the use of cookies in your internet browser settings, we may deploy very limited information on your computer for statistical and technical purposes. Cookies enable us to offer better web based services to visitors, including an option for registered users to log in automatically or to improve the website performance and its customization. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please deactivate this option in your browser settings to block or manually control cookies.
3. Use of Google analytics
This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files which are sent from a webserver to your browser and stored on your device, to help the Website analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Your IP-address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP-address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of CENTOGENE for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
4. Collection, processing and forwarding of data
Personal information (including name and e-mail address etc.) is only collected by us if you actively and voluntarily submit such data, e.g. when registering for e-mail services or web comments. CENTOGENE is the data controller of the personal data you provide as part of a registration or service request and we hold full responsibility for the safety of your personal data and the compliance with the applicable data protection legislation. In the course of CENTOGENE providing these personalized services to non affiliates, your data will not be further processed for either advertising or market research purposes without your express consent. No data will be forwarded to third parties unless such a party is an affiliate of ours, and such data is required for the provision of the requested access or services, based on your consent or otherwise permitted by statutory data privacy laws (including processing by carefully selected and supervised service providers based on commissioned data processing in accordance with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG)).
5. Limited purposes
Any personal information received through the website will be used in a limited way to enable the provision of access or services as requested by you allowing us to respond to your request, process the respective service or allow the requested access to specific or individualized information, including any additional purposes directly related to the requested task, the legal relationship to you, for regulatory or judicial purposes or otherwise required by law and to prevent fraud or other illegal activities including IT system attacks.
6. Deletion of data
In the event your access or service request has been terminated or is no longer required for the respective purpose, your data will be deleted as required by statutory data privacy laws and subject to statutory data retention requirements. You may request the deletion of your personal data at any time.
7. Data security
CENTOGENE and its service providers use substantial technical and organizational security measures in order to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access.
8. External links
You may find external links on our website directing you to sites maintained by third parties. CENTOGENE has no influence whatsoever on the privacy practice, content or the design of the web pages provided by such third parties.
9. Privacy statement update
CENTOGENE reserves the right to modify or amend this Privacy statement from time to time in accordance with statutory data protection requirements. Any relevant updates will be posted on the website or sent to you by e-mail for your review.
10. Contacts
If you have any queries, concerns or further issues pertaining to data protection at CENTOGENE, please contact us.

The content of this website does not constitute the provision of investment, legal or tax advice. Any views expressed reflect the current views of the author, which do not necessarily correspond to the opinions of CENTOGENE or its affiliates. Opinions expressed may change without notice. Opinions expressed may differ from views set out in other documents or papers or applications or certificates, published by or with consent of CENTOGENE. No warranty or representation is made as to the correctness, completeness and accuracy of the information given and contained on this website.
Use of our website
Contents and structure of the CENTOGENE website are copyright protected. The use of information or data requires the prior written consent of CENTOGENE. You must comply with existing intellectual property rights and any applicable usage terms and conditions in case you intend to use any published content of this website. Any quotes or excerpts from published content are permitted for private or non-commercial use subject to reference to the source "CENTOGENE".
Terms of use for registered users

The use of special features like the report download option and any electronic information services by registered users are subject to special terms and conditions.

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E-mail: press@centogene.com
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Published by CENTOGENE AG

© 2016 editor and publisher: Doreen Niemann, Senior Director Strategic Communication

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