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PRIVACY POLICY

We are aware that it is of great importance to you that your personal data is used responsibly. Therefore, we at GSK Stockmann place great emphasis on the protection of your personal data, and we strictly comply with the statutory provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz] and the German Telemedia Act [Telemediengesetz] when we collect, process, or use any personal data through our website.

TYPE, SCOPE, AND PURPOSE OF THE COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA 

On principle, it is possible for you to use our website without any data collection taking place. We will use the personal data you submitted through our website solely for the purposes of the corresponding collections.

A transmission of any personal data that was collected through our website to third parties will be implemented only in the event that – and to the extent to which – this is necessary or required for the corresponding purpose. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a transmission to government institutions and authorities that are entitled to receive information will only be implemented in accordance with the statutory obligations to disclose information, or when a court decision obliges us to disclose information.

Your personal data will be deleted as soon as the knowledge thereof is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose of the storage, however, at the latest after the fulfilment of the contract in its entirety and the expiration of the provisions relating to tax law and commercial law.

USAGE DATA

We collect usage data exclusively for statistical purposes, in order to further improve our website and to increase its attractiveness. Usage data refers to, e.g., the date and time of your page view, or the previous website you visited and through which you accessed our website.

The collection of usage data is carried out in anonymized form; as the case may be, user profiles may be created by using pseudonyms, unless you object to the collection and storage of usage data to create such profiles. The collection and storage of usage data will be carried out only in anonymized form or in pseudonymized form, so that, consequently, it does not provide any clues about you as an individual person.

MARKETING AND PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES

We will only use the personal data you submitted through our website for marketing and promotional purposes if you have granted your consent thereto or if this complies with the statutory provisions. 

COOKIES, TRACKING TOOL

Our website uses cookies, however, no personal data is stored in cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally on your computer through your internet browser. The cookies used by our website are automatically deleted after your visit (session cookies). You will be able to use all of our website’s features even if you have disabled cookies in your browser.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States of America. However, when the IP anonymization on this website is activated, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within the area of the member states of the European Union or other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics procedure will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the corresponding settings in your browser software; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all of the features offered by this website. Additionally, you can prevent that Google collects and processes data which is generated through cookies and which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. More information about this can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en and/or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). On our website, Google Analytics is supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();”, which ensures an anonymized collection of IP addresses (“IP-masking”).