1. Privacy statement

Privacy statement

I. Introduction

We at CENTOGENE AG (“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, except as may be necessary to provide you a product or service at your request. 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, IP address, the website from which you used to link to our side, the pages that you visit on our Website and what you click on any given page. This data could possibly lead to your identification, but we do not use it to do so. The data will be automatically evaluated for statistical and performance purposes only but we maintain the anonymity of each individual user so that the person cannot be identified. 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

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor's local browser cache. Using such cookies it is possible to recognize the visitor's browser in order to optimize the website and simplify its use. Data collected via cookies will not be used to determine the personal identity of the website visitor. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. You can configure your browser to reject them, or to inform you when they are being set.

3. Cookies used on this Website

Google analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 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 United States 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 can 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

Overview of cookies used

NamePurposeLifespan
PHPSESSIDThis is a general purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables.Duration of the session:
the cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.
fe_typo_userFunctionality to log-in for registered users.Duration of the session:
the cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.
_ga_UA-17905868-1Google Analytics Cookie tracks site visits.10 min
_gatGoogle Tag Manager Cookie10 min
cookieNotificationVisitedTo check, if visitor read cookie notification1 year
permissioncookieTo check, if visitor allowed to use cookies1 year
stepwiseParallelStatusSaves the selection, if stepwise or parallel analysis is chosen for more than one item orderDuration of the session:
the cookie is deleted when the browser is closed.

4. Cookies 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, through registration, completion of forms or e-mails, as part of an order for products or services, inquiries or requests about materials being ordered and similar situations in which you have chosen to provide the information to us. 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 or 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).

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. Right of access and correction

You have the right to review and amend any personal data stored in our system if you believe it may be out of date or incorrect. Just send an e-mail to the address given in the Imprint.

7. Retention and 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. Just send an e-mail to the address given in the Imprint.

8. 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.

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.


Published by CENTOGENE AG
© 2017 editor and publisher: Doreen Niemann, Senior Director Strategic Communication all rights reserved.