Privacy Policy

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This website https://www.labiotech.eu/ (“Website”) is operated by Labiotech UG (haftungsbeschränkt), represented by is director  Joachim Eeckhout, Schönhauser Allee 83, 10439 Berlin, Germany (“Labiotech” or “we”). For the processing of personal data in connection with the use of our Website, we are the controller of your personal data within the meaning of Article 4(7) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/279 (General Data Protection Regulation – “GDPR”). If you visit another website, the respective website operator’s privacy policy applies.

1. Processing of personal data

1.1 Visiting our Website

When you visit our WEBSITE, our servers automatically record the following data: name of your internet service provider, your IP address (shortened by the last octet), your location, name and version of your browser, your operating system, your device type, date and time of access, referrer URL (previously visited website), leaving time and URL you visit next, and the pages you visit and the links you click on our Website (“LOG DATA”).

Collection and (temporary) storage of the Log Data is technically necessary for your use of the Website. We also process the data to ensure the functioning of our Website and the security of our systems and to optimize our Website. These purposes constitute our legitimate interest. The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. As the last octet of your IP address is automatically masked, you remain anonymous to us. The Log Data is erased from our Website after two years at the latest. It is not merged with other data or used for advertising purposes.

1.2  Personal data you voluntarily provide to us

We process personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us on our Website, e.g.,

  • contacting us (via our contact form or by email),
  • participating in a survey,
  • participating in a sweepstake/promotion, or
  • registering for a virtual or physical event,
  • registering for our subscription service.

In our online forms, we may ask you to provide the following information: name, email, address, phone number, position, company, VAT number, and payment details. Mandatory fields are marked as such.

1.2.1 Contacting us

When you contact us, we process the personal data submitted to respond to your request (e.g. answer your question or send you the requested material). This purpose constitutes our legitimate interest. The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

We will erase the data from your requests when (i) the respective conversation has ended and the matter has been solved and (ii) legal, statutory, and/or contractual retention periods have expired. Retention periods apply, in particular, if your request has led to the conclusion of a contract with us: 6-year retention period for correspondence relating to the conclusion of a contract beginning upon the end of the calendar year in which the correspondence was sent or received and 10-year retention period for invoices (Section 257(1), (4), (5) of the Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch – “HGB”), Section 147(1), (3), (4) of the Fiscal Code of Germany (Abgabenordnung – “AO”)).

1.2.2 Participating in a survey

When you participate in a survey, we process the personal data submitted to analyze your answers and compile the results of the survey in aggregated and anonymous form. The processing is based on your consent (which we obtain separately on our Website) and lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by email to contact[at]labiotech.eu or by using our postal address. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

We will erase your personal data three months after the end of the survey period at the latest unless we are legally obliged or entitled to further processing of the data (especially where you have given consent to such further processing). We will not disclose your personal data to third parties, but only aggregated and anonymous results of the survey.

1.2.3 Participating in a sweepstake/promotion

When you participate in a sweepstake/promotion, we process the personal data submitted to carry out the sweepstake/promotion and to notify you in case you win. The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. We will erase your personal data after the 6-year retention period (Section 257 HGB, Section 147 AO) has expired.

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties and/or use it for advertising purposes (email advertising, advertising calls) unless you have given your consent to this further processing on our Website (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). If you have given such consent, you can withdraw it at any time by email to data[at]labiotech.eu or by using our postal address. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

1.2.4 Registering for a virtual or physical event

When you register for a virtual or physical event, we process the personal data submitted to enable you to participate in the event. We will only disclose it to third parties where necessary for the aforementioned purpose (e.g. to the host of the respective event). The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. We will erase your personal data one month after the event at the latest or, in case it was our own event, after the 6-year retention period (Section 257 HGB, Section 147 AO) has expired.

We will not disclose your personal data to third parties and/or use it for advertising purposes unless you have given your consent to this further processing on our Website (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). If you have given such consent, you can withdraw it at any time by email to data[at]labiotech.eu or by using our postal address. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

1.2.5 Registering for our subscription service

When you register for our subscription service, we process the personal data submitted for the performance of the contract. We do not share your data with third parties except where this is necessary for the aforementioned purpose. The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

Your payment data is not processed by us but by our trusted payment service provider Stripe (Stripe Inc., 510 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA). If your personal data is transferred to a third country outside the EU, this transfer is based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR as Stripe Inc. has self-certified its adherence to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield . It is also lawful pursuant to Art. 49(1)(b) GDPR. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EAA”), your personal data will be processed in the EU by Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland. More information on Stripe’s processing of personal data is available at https://stripe.com/privacy.

We will erase the data when legal, statutory, and/or contractual retention periods have expired. Retention periods apply, in particular, with regards to our subscription contract with you: 6-year retention period for correspondence relating to the conclusion of the contract beginning upon the end of the calendar year in which the correspondence was sent or received and 10-year retention period for invoices (Section 257(1), (4), (5) HGB, Section 147(1), (3), (4) AO).


1.2.6 Further processing of your personal data

We may, in the individual case, be required by law to disclose your personal data by order of the competent authority (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR). Further processing of your personal data will only occur with your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) or in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.

2. Newsletter, direct marketing by postal mail

On our Website, you can sign up for our newsletter. For this purpose, you have to provide your email address.

You will receive the newsletter only with your consent which we obtain in the form of a double opt-in: After subscribing to the newsletter on our Website, we will send you a confirmation email to verify your email address. If you click on the confirmation link in that email, you will receive our newsletter. Your consent will be recorded and your email address will be stored for the duration of your newsletter subscription. The processing of your personal data is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe here” link at the end of each newsletter or by sending an email to contact[at]labiotech.eu. In this case, we will erase your email address and you will no longer receive our newsletter. You can also update your newsletter preferences by clicking the “update your preferences” link at the end of each newsletter. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

Data enrichment

If you have signed up for our newsletter, we may use publicly available data or data apparent from your email address to enrich your profile. We only collect and store the following categories of data: name, title, academic degrees, address, year of birth, occupation, company, and company address. We may do this with the help of Clearbit, a service for data enrichment operated by APIHub Inc., 3030A 16th Street, San Francis-co, California, 94103, USA (“Clearbit”). Clearbit provides a database which can be searched by using your email address. The transfer of your email address to a third country outside the EU is based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission (C/2016/4176 of 12 July 2016 – http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2016/1250/oj) within the meaning of Article 45 GDPR as Clearbit has self-certified its adherence to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield. We analyze and use the collected data to customize our newsletter to your interests so we can provide you with information and advertisements that are more relevant to you. These purposes constitute our legitimate interest. The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

You may object to this processing at any time (Article 21 GDPR) by email to contact[at]labiotech.eu or by mail to our postal address. We will erase the enriched data in case of such objection and/or when you terminate your newsletter subscription.

Direct marketing by postal mail

If you have given us your postal address, e.g., when registering for an event on our WEBSITE, we may use it from time to time to send you marketing materials by postal mail if you have not objected to this. Legal basis is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in direct marketing (Recital 47 GDPR). You may object to the use of your postal address for direct marketing purposes at any time without additional costs, for example by email to data[at]labiotech.eu or by postal mail to our address mentioned at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.

3. Cookies

On our Website, we only use cookies which collect and store your personal data in pseudonymous form. Cookies are small text files which your browser stores on your device when you visit our website. You can prevent the use of cookies at any time by adjusting the settings of your browser to not accept new cookies, to indicate new cookies, and/or to erase all previously stored cookies. You can also activate the “Do Not Track” function of your browser which our WEBSITE respects. You can find information on how to change your browser settings in the help function of your browser. Further information on this and general information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com. Disabling cookies will not negatively affect your user experience on our Website.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

3.1 Technically necessary cookies

Most of the cookies we use are technically necessary for the operation of our website and the services you specifically request thereon (“Session Cookies”). Our legitimate interest is to enable you to use our Website and the services you specifically request thereon. The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The data stored in Session Cookies will not be merged with other personal data and it will not be used for advertising purposes. Session Cookies you close your browser or after seven days at the latest.

3.2 Web analytics cookies (Google Analytics)

If you have given your consent on our WEBSITE (see 3.4 below on your
choices), we also use cookies to create pseudonymous user profiles for web analytics purposes (“Web Analytics Cookies”). These cookies allow us to recognize returning users, analyze their behavior on our Website, optimize our Website, and measure its reach.The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. Web Analytics Cookies are erased when you withdraw your consent or after twelve months at the latest.

Google Analytics

For our web analytics, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and – if you are based in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland – of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow
Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (together“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of our Website. Generally, the information generated by the cookie about your use of our Website (IP address; user ID; date and
time of access; title and URL of the sites visited; referrer URL; screen resolution; time in your time zone; files clicked and downloaded; links to an outside domain clicked; pages regeneration time; city from which you are accessing our WEBSITE; main language, name, and version of your
browser; operating system; device, brand, and model) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. On our Website, we use Google Analytics with the function “_anonymizeIp()” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (“IP masking”): Google will automatically shorten your IP address by the last octet before the data concerning your use of our Website is transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the USA. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This transfer of information to a third country outside the EU is based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission (C/2016/4176 of 12 July 2016 – http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2016/1250/oj) within the meaning of Article 45 GDPR as Google has self-certified its adherence to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield.

On behalf of the operator of this Website, Google will use this information as a processor within the meaning of Article 28 GDPR  to analyze your use of the Website, to compile reports about the activities on the Website, and to provide other services to the Website operator in connection with the website and internet use. Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics with other Google data.

You can prevent these Web Analytics Cookies from being stored by adjusting the cookie settings of your browser accordingly (see above).

In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) on all websites by downloading and installing the opt-out browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Further information on the Google Analytics Terms of Service and Google’s privacy policy is available at www.google.com/analytics/terms and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Leadfeeder

Together with Google Analytics, we use Leadfeeder, a web analytics software of Liidio Oy, Mikonkatu 17 C, Helsinki 00100, Finland (“Leadfeeder”). Leadfeeder obtains in-formation regarding the activities of visitors on our WEBSITE through the Google Analytics APIs. Leadfeeder matches the IP addresses provided in the Google Analytics reports with information about the companies which can be reached under these IP addresses on the internet. As a result, we can see which companies have visited our WEBSITE and gain a better understanding of our audience.  The processing is also based on your consent and lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. As Google Analytics only collects anonymized IP addresses (shortened by the last octet) neither Leadfeeder nor we can identify the natural person who has visited our WEBSITE.

3.3 Tracking cookies for advertising purposes

If you have given your consent on our Website (see 3.4 below on your choices), we also use tracking cookies for the purpose of retargeted advertising (“Advertising Cookies”). The processing is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. These cookies collect and store information about your use of our Website in a pseudonymous way. The information will not be merged with other personal data you voluntarily provide to us when using the services on our Website. We use this information to display advertisements that are more relevant to your interests on our Website and on third-party websites (if they are part of our advertising network). You also benefit from this as you will, overall, be confronted with fewer advertisements that are not tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns. ADVERTISING COOKIES are erased when you
withdraw your consent or after twelve months at the latest.

We use first and third party tracking cookies for these advertising purposes as follows:

3.3.1 Google AdSense and other Google services

We use the following Google services for advertising purposes: Google AdSense, Re-marketing with Google AdSense, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google DoubleClick Platform Integration.

These services use ADVERTISING COOKIES that collect and store information about your use of our WEBSITE (IP address; user ID; date and time of access; title and URL of the sites visited; referrer URL; screen resolution; time in your time zone; files clicked and downloaded; links to an outside domain clicked; pages regeneration time; city from which you are accessing our WEBSITE; main language, name, and version of your browser; operating system; device, brand, and model). These services also use web beacons (transparent image files) to track your journey on our WEBSITE. The information about your use of our WEBSITE (including your IP address in anonymized form, i.e. shortened by the last octet) and the display of advertisements to you is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This transfer of information to a third country outside the EU is based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission (C/2016/4176 of 12 July 2016 – http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2016/1250/oj) within the meaning of Article 45 GDPR as Google has self-certified its adherence to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield. The information is used by us, Google, and third parties (who are part of Google’s advertising network) to display advertisements to you based on your prior visits to our WEBSITE or other websites.

You may disable personalized advertising at https://www.google.com/settings/ads or http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or download and install the opt-out browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Further information on Google AdSense and its use of Cookies for advertising purposes is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en and https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.

3.3.2 Conversion tracking and retargeting for social media advertising

We use conversion tracking and retargeting technologies provided by the social media operators

  • Facebook Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”)
  • LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”)
  • Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Twitter”)
  • Reddit Inc, 548 Market St. #16093, San Francisco, CA 94104, USA., (“Reddit”)

to measure the results of our advertising campaigns on these social media platforms, to optimize them for conversions, and to retarget visitors of our Website with advertisements on these social media platforms.

When you visit our Website, your browser will use a tracking pixel (Facebook Pixel, LinkedIn Insight Tag, Twitter Universal Tag, and Reddit Conversion Pixel) to set up a direct connection with the respective social media operator’s servers. The social media operator will store a third-party cookie in your browser and collect and store your IP address and your actions on our Website (e.g. pages visited) and across other websites containing a tracking pixel of the same social media operator – even if you are not a member or not logged in. If you are (or become) a member of the respective social media platform, its operator may merge this tracking data with your account, analyze it, and use it for targeted advertising – on behalf of us or other advertisers – on the respective social media platform (if you have not objected to such targeted advertising in the privacy settings of your account).

In case of Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit, this information is transferred to the USA, a third country outside the EU. This transfer is based on an adequacy decision of the European Commission (C/2016/4176 of 12 July 2016 – http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2016/1250/oj) within the meaning of Article 45 GDPR as Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit have self-certified their adherence to the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield.

We do not get access to this tracking data (other than in aggregated form) and you remain anonymous to us. Please note that we cannot influence how Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit use the data.

You can disable targeted advertising on

Further information on the social media operators’ use of personal data for advertising purposes is available in

3.4 Your consent and its withdrawal

You give your consent to the use of of WEB ANALYTICS COOKIES and ADVERTISING COOKIES on our WEBSITE as described in Clauses 3.2 and 3.3 by clicking the “Accept cookies” button in our cookie banner. Before this occurs, no WEB ANALYTICS COOKIES and ADVERTISING COOKIES will be stored on your device and no tracking pixels for these purposes will be used. You can decline to give your consent by clicking the “Decline cookies” button in our cookie
banner.

The processing of your personal data is lawful pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on the button below:

An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device preventing. the use of WEB ANALYTICS COOKIES and ADVERTISING COOKIES. Please note that this opt-out cookie is erased when you erase all cookies in your browser. You may also adjust the cookie settings of your browser accordingly (see above) or use the settings provided by Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Reddit to disable personalized advertising (see Clauses 3.3.1 and 3.3.2 above). Please note that merely adjusting these settings will only prevent personalized advertising and not the transfer of tracking data to the aforementioned companies. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

4. Your rights regarding our processing of your personal data

You may, at any time and free of charge, request

  • information about and access to (Article 15 GDPR),
  • rectification of (Article 16 GDPR),
  • erasure of (Article 17 GDPR), and
  • restriction of processing of (Article 18 GDPR)

personal data relating to you which is processed by us. You may also request to receive all personal data that you have provided to us based on consent or a contract in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format (Article 20 GDPR).

Where our processing of your personal data is based on Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, you may withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

Where our processing of your personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you may object to such processing at any time (Article 21 GDPR).

Please address all requests to

data[at]labiotech.eu

or our postal address. For your withdrawal of consent or your objection according to Article 21 GDPR you may also use the technical means provided on our Website (see Clause 3 on Cookies).

If you consider that our processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR or other applicable data protection laws, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the EU (in particular, in the EU member state where you live, work, or where the alleged infringement took place) (Article 77 GDPR).

5. Your questions regarding our processing of your data

For all questions or requests regarding our processing of your personal data you may also contact us at data[at]labiotech.eu.

6. Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy was last updated on [31.05.2018]. Its current version is always available at https://www.labiotech.eu/privacy-policy/.