Privacy Statement

Effective Date: May 10, 2018

Thank you for using Thermo Scientific B·R·A·H·M·S Biomarkers Sites.

Thermo Fisher Scientific (hereafter “we / us”) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, this Privacy Statement shall provide you with the relevant information about the data processing activities of all personal identifiable information (“personal data”) related to B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., (hereinafter called “We”), as the data controller, for the sites (collectively our “Sites”):

thermoscientific.com/brahms,
thermoscientific.com/procalcitonin,
thermoscientific.com/kryptor,
thermoscientific.com/copeptin,
thermoscientific.com/proadrenomedullin,

Personal data are any kind of data, which refer to you as a person like your name, your address, your email account, your user habits, etc.

The use of our Sites is subject to your agreement to this Privacy Policy, which you may at any time print or download (or request a printed copy by contacting us as specified below). We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the revised policy at this location.

If you reside in the European Economic Area your personal data will be processed in line with General Data Protection Regulation and any national or local law which might be applicable. (“EU GDPR”).

 

Contact details of controller and Data Protection Officer (”DPO”)

Responsible for the processing of your data in this context is B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH (as part of Thermo Fisher Scientific), Neuendorfstr. 25, 16761 Hennigsdorf, Germany, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have inquiries, complaints or requests regarding data privacy, you may also contact Thermo Fisher by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail adding “Data Protection Officer” to above postal address for reaching Data Protection Officer’s support.

 

Information Collection

We collect and process the following personal data from you:

  • Actively submitted: Contact details such as first name, last name, e-mail, telephone, company, industry, country, state/province, city and your request.

Please be aware, that the fields marked by an asterix are the minimum data necessary to engage with us. The other data requested will help us to improve our services to you but are not compulsory.

  • Passively submitted: Information collected by Cookies through Google Analytics (see below).

 

Purpose of the processing and legal bases

Your personal data will be used for the following purposes:

  • Answering your questions when you contact us;
  • Tracking your browsing activities in our Sites.

Both processings are based on your consent.

You may withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

 

Your rights and voluntary provision of information

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

  • Right to access
    This is the right to obtain confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data or not and to obtain a copy of the data we are processing about you.
  • Right to rectification
    This is the right to correct inaccurate data.
  • Right to erasure
    Your request to erase your personal data when the storage of your data are no longer necessary for us for the purposes for which we collected them, unless we are legally required to keep these data for a certain period of time.
  • Right to restriction of processing
    In certain circumstances, you have the right to prevent us from any further processing of your data, in which case, we will only store them to file or defend any legal claims.
  • Right to object
    When the data is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest on our side, you may under certain circumstances, have the right to object to the processing.

You can exercise these rights by contacting us at email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any point.

 

Recipients

We share information about you with employees, affiliates of B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH, successors, and agents/distribution partners/representatives (for example, consultants), which are required to treat the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Except as specifically described in this Privacy Policy, we will not, without your specific prior consent, sell, trade or transfer your information to unaffiliated third parties other than authorized third parties (such as, for example, contractors supporting operation of our Sites) and other third parties involved in the distribution chain (e.g., vendors, service providers, principals for whom we act as agents or subcontractors), which may need access to some of your personal information in order to directly or indirectly fulfil a contractual obligation with you or for some other legitimate purpose. We oblige such third parties to comply with our Privacy Policy, and limit their access and use of your personal information.

 

Use of Google and Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, web analysis service provided by Google Inc., respectively. Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by these cookies concerning your use of our Sites (including your IP address) will be passed on to a Google server based in the United States and saved there. Due to the activation of the IP-anonymization on this Website, your IP-address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP-address be transmitted to a Google-server in the USA and shortened then and there. Google will use this information on behalf of B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH for the purpose of evaluating your use of our Sites, compiling reports on Website activity and providing B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH with other services relating to our Site use. Google Analytics does not combine your transmitted IP-address with other data collected by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a specific setting in your browser-software; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this Website.

Further remarks in regards to Google regulations can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/eng/privacy.

Freedom of Choice

You can furthermore prevent the collection of your data (including your IP-address) by Google as well as the processing of that data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser-plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

Transfers

Your data will be initially processed and stored in B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH Headquarters in Hennigsdorf, Germany and then will be forwarded to the relevant subsidiary or distributor from the following list.

 

Data Retention

We will keep this data within B·R·A·H·M·S GmbH database and delete it once a year.

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