We, CERES GmbH evaluation & research (hereinafter “CERES”), are pleased about your visit to our website and your interest in our products and services. We take the protection of your privacy and the personal data provided to us very seriously. It is a matter of course for us to observe the data protection legislation. Below we will inform you about what data we collect for what purposes, how long we store them and what rights you have when we process your data.

In the first section, we provide our general privacy policy. In the following sections, we explain how your data is processed on our website and for our business purposes.

(1) General Information

Responsible for processing your data is CERES GmbH evaluation & research, Brombacher Str. 85, 79539 Loerrach, Germany. For more information about us, please refer to the imprint. On our contact page you will find information on how to contact us.

You can contact our company data protection officer Reinhard M. Novak directly via the contact options on his website www.dsb-ext.com.

In our privacy policy we use terms and definitions of europ. General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, especially of Art. 4 GDPR. According to this regulation, we are the “person responsible”, you the “data subject”. Data that relates directly or indirectly to you is personal information. When we refer to “your data” in this privacy policy, it usually means the data that relates directly or indirectly to your person.

Of course, you can visit our website without giving any personal information. Even then, when using our website, data is collected and processed, but without any connection to your person can be made. More about that in the sections

Log files of the web server,
Our use of cookies,
Analysis of the use of our websites by Google Analytics

this privacy policy.

This privacy policy applies exclusively to our domain www.clinical-evaluation.com. Third party websites to which we link from our website are subject to the privacy policy of the operator of the linked site.

Your rights regarding the data processed about you
As an affected person you have the right to obtain information from us about the data concerning you (Art. 15 GDPR). You can have your data corrected acc. Art. 16 GDPR or, in the case of certain conditions pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR deleted. According to Art. 18 GDPR you have a right to restriction of the processing, if you assert a special personal situation, you have in addition acc. Art. 21 GDPR the right to object to the processing of your data in general or in some areas. For data provided to us, you may request the publication in a common, machine-readable format. You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your data at any time with future effect. This means that your revocation can only refer to future processing and thus already processed processes continue to comply with the data protection regulations.

You have a right of objection against our use of your contact and address data for the postal delivery of advertising and information material, unless you have specifically requested this.

To assert your rights, please contact us via info [AT] clinical-evaluation.com or via any other means mentioned on our contact page.

You have the right to contact a regulatory authority with complaints about our processing of your data. In Baden-Wuerttemberg, this is the country commissioner for data protection and freedom of information (Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit), postal address Postfach 102932, 70025 Stuttgart, Germany, E-Mail poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de.

(2) Automatic processing of your data on our website

(2.1) Log files of the web server
By providing our website for your use in your browser, our web server has to collect all available data automatically. By visiting our website, our servers store various access data in an electronic log (“logfile”) by default. These data include the IP address of your access, the website from which you visit us, the web pages you visit, as well as the date, time of page retrieval and, thus, the duration of the visit. This data is collected fully automatically and used only for error analysis and technical improvement of our web service. The recipient of this data is the hoster who operates our website and, if necessary, IT service providers appointed by CERES. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in maintaining the proper operation of our websites. After four weeks at the latest, the log data will be automatically overwritten.

(2.2) Our use of cookies
Our website uses cookies. These are small files that our web server transfers to your PC. These files serve to track your way through the pages of our portal. Cookies are distinguished on the one hand according to the duration of their storage. So-called session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. For example, a session cookie can be used to ensure communication between our web server and your PC. On the other hand, permanent cookies are stored on your PC. Your browser can provide information about the duration of storage. A permanent cookie can be read again the next time you visit our website. To prevent this, you can delete the permanent cookie after visiting our website. Persistent cookies may e.g. serve to analyse your use of our website.

On the other hand, one distinguishes cookies according to their origin. So-called first-party cookies always come from the website, which is specified in the address bar of your browser. So-called third-party cookies come from websites that you have not accessed directly, but have been integrated via images or advertisements on the side of the first-party provider. Your browser can tell you from which sources cookies stored on your PC come from.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies. To turn this off, please change the corresponding settings of your browser. If your browser does not allow cookies, you may not be able to use all pages of our website without interference. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

On the basis of a legitimate interest, the cookies _ga, _gat and _gid are used for the analysis of your usage behaviour when visiting our site. For more information, see the section Analysis of the use of our websites by Google Analytics.

Possibility to contradict
You may object to the setting of cookies on our website by modifying your browser settings for handling cookies.

(2.3) Analysis of the use of our websites by Google Analytics
On the legal basis of a legitimate interest in the improvement of our website, in conjunction with Section 15 (3) TMG, our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookies _ga, _gat and _gid about your use of this website (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Possibility to contradict
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website in full.

Alternatively, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). Download and install the available browser plugin.

Likewise, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that will prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website using the browser you are currently using: Disable Google Analytics.

(3) Processing of your data by CERES

(3.1) Our processing of your data as a customer, supplier or service provider
At CERES, we process the data of natural persons who contact us or who belong to or represent a company with which we have business relations. This information includes your name, the name of your business, the address of your business, and your business communications such as email and phone, and your role within the business. Your data will be processed based on our legitimate interest in contacting you as the representative of our customer, as well as the legitimate interests of the company you represent, in the realization of the communication. Their counter-interests can be e.g. then prevail when you leave your company.

Of course, you as the data subject have data protection rights, e.g. the right to revoke consent, the right to request information about the data stored about you, and other rights. Please see the General Information section of this privacy policy.

For contractual purposes, we process your company’s data in our systems. Depending on your job and responsibilities at your company, this data may also include the above-mentioned data that relates directly to your person. However, the purpose of this processing of the data does not apply to you as a person, but rather to your business as our business partner. On purely business data, which does not refer to a natural person, the data protection right is not applicable.

If you, as a natural person, contact us or enter into a business relationship in your own interest or on your own behalf, we will process your information based on pre-contractual action or a contractual relationship with you. You are entitled to data protection rights, e.g. the right to revoke consent, the right to request information about the data stored about you, and other rights. Please see the General Information section of this privacy policy.

(3.2) Our processing of your data on our website
On our contact form we collect your company as a mandatory field, because we can assume that private individuals do not contact us via our contact form. The further information on the contact form we raise to be able to respond to your message. Your contact can be saved in our CRM to the data of your company, if necessary, your company will be recreated in CRM. However, the purpose of this processing of the data does not apply to you as a person, but rather to your company as our business partner.

(3.3) Our processing of your data in clinical trials or studies
In accordance with the applicable ordinances and laws, we process personal data of individuals involved in clinical trials or studies, be it the sponsor, participating sites, designated monitors and other personnel, for lawful purposes and within the limits prescribed by law. Likewise, the storage duration of the data is governed by relevant regulations.

You are entitled to data protection rights, e.g. the right to request information about the data stored about you and other rights. Please see the General Information section of this privacy policy.

(3.4) Our processing of personal data of study participants
The legal basis for our processing of your personal data (“trial data”) as a participant in a clinical trial or study is your consent to the trial center. In accordance with the applicable ordinances and laws, we process study data in a pseudonymised way, which means that we can not relate to you as a study participant based on the data because we do not know your identity. Accordingly, we can in principle not fulfil any claims for the enforcement of your privacy rights, as the data subject.