1. Data privacy at a glance

General information

The following information gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are any data that identify you as a person. Please see our Privacy Policy below this text for detailed information on data privacy.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data entered on this website are processed by the website operator. Please see the Legal Notice on this website for the website operator’s contact details.

How do we collect your data?
For one thing, we collect your data when you submit them. This includes e.g. data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This mainly includes technical data (e.g. your internet browser, operating system or the time of your visit). These data are collected automatically once you access our website.

What are your data used for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the trouble-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain free information about origin, recipient and purpose of the personal data that we store about you. You also have a right to request rectification, blocking or erasure of these data. Please contact us at any time at the address indicated in the Legal Notice if you want to execute any of these rights or if you have any other questions concerning data privacy. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you access our website, your browsing behaviour may be analysed statistically. This is mainly done with the help of cookies and so-called analysers. Your browsing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; this means it cannot be tracked back to you. You can opt out from this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Please see the following Privacy Policy for detailed information on this.

You may opt out from this analysis. This Privacy Policy informs you about your opt-out options.

2. General and mandatory information

Data privacy
The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidential and according to the legal data protection rules and this Privacy Policy.
When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data are any data that identify you as a person. This Privacy Policy explains what kind of data we collect and how they are used. It also explains how and for what purposes this is done.
Please note that data transmission in the internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may be subject to security gaps. It is not possible to provide full protection of your data against being accessed by third-parties.

Information on the controller
The controller for the processing of data on this website is:
Kliniken Schmieder (Stiftung & Co.) KG
Zum Tafelholz, 78476 Allensbach, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)7533-808-0
Fax: +49-(0)7533-808-1339
E-mail: info@kliniken-schmieder.de

Controller means the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address etc).

Withdrawal of your consent to process your data
Many data processing processes require your express consent. A given consent can be withdrawn at any time. An informal communication like an e-mail sent to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of the processing of data prior to the date of withdrawal remains unaffected.

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority
In case of a breach of data protection laws, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority competent for data protection issues related to our company is LfDI Baden-Württemberg: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/SharedDocs/Adressen/LfD/BadenWuerttemberg.html and/or http://www.baden-wuerttemberg.datenschutz.de (both links in German only).

Right to data portability
You have the right to receive any data which were automatically processed on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract in a commonly used, machine-readable format or to have those data transmitted to a third person. If you request direct transmission of the data to another controller, this can only be done if technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential contents, e.g. orders or enquiries which you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. If the connection is encrypted, the browser URL bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and the padlock symbol appears in your browser bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, data that you submit to us cannot be accessed by third parties.


3. Data protection officer

Data protection officer required by law
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:
Heinz-Joachim Sommer
Sommertalweg 1
88709 Meersburg

4. Data collection on our website

This website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to increase user-friendliness, effectiveness and security of our offered services. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved in your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called Session Cookies. They will be deleted automatically after you have left our website. Other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser at your next visit to our website.

You can change your browser settings in a way that you will be informed about cookies that are being placed and allow them to be saved on a case-by-case basis, you can individually or generally block cookies or enable deletion of the cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may compromise the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required to perform electronic communication processes or provide specific features that you wish to use (e.g. the shopping cart feature) will be stored on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically smooth and optimised provision of the services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your browsing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this Privacy Policy.

Server log files
The provider of the sites collects and stores information automatically in so-called server log files which are automatically transferred to us by your browser.

This information includes:

  • Browser type and browser version;
  • Operating system used;
  • Referrer URL;
  • Host name of the accessing computer;
  • Time of the server request;
  • IP address.

These data are not amalgamated with other data sources.

Data processing is based on point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR which allows processing of data for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights or freedoms of the data subject.

Contact/registration form
If you send us an enquiry via our contact/registration form, your data from the form, including your contact details you specified in this form, will be stored by us for the processing of your enquiry and in case of any queries. We will not disclose these data without your consent.

Processing of the data that you entered in the contact/registration form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. An informal communication like an e-mail sent to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of the processes of data processing performed prior to the date of withdrawal remains unaffected.
The data that you entered in the contact/registration form are kept by us until you request us to erase them or withdraw your consent for storage or until the purpose of data storage has ceased to exist (e.g. after the processing of your enquiry has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions, particularly storage periods, remain unaffected.


5. Analysis tools

Google Analytics
This website uses features of Google Analytics, a web analytics service. Its provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies which are text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your use of our website. The information on your use of our website generated by cookies is usually transferred to a Google server located in the United States of America and stored on this server.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing the user behaviour in order to optimise its web contents and its advertising.

IP Anonymization
We have enabled the IP Anonymization feature on this website. When using this feature, Google truncates your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States of America. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server located in the United States of America and truncated at that place. By order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to assemble reports on the website activities and to render additional services related to the website use and internet use for the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser via Google Analytics will not be amalgamated with other Google data.

Browser plug-in
You can prevent storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software; but please note that, in that case, you may not be able to use all features of this website to the full extent. Furthermore, you have the possibility to prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of this website (including your IP address) for Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Opting out of data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed that prevents future tracking of your data during website visits:


Please see the Privacy Policy of Google for more information on the use of user data at Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

Commissioned data processing
We have entered into a contract on commissioned data processing with Google and have completely implemented the strict provisions of the German data protection authorities for using Google Analytics.

6. Newsletter

Newsletter data
If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need your e-mail address and some information that allows us to check if you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newspaper. Other data will not be collected or will be collected on a voluntary basis only. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not disclose them to any third parties.

Processing of the data that you entered in the newsletter registration form is exclusively based on your consent (point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR). You may withdraw your given consent to the storage of the data, your e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time e.g. via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the processes of data processing performed prior to the date of withdrawal remains unaffected.

The data you have sent us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after the newsletter subscription has been cancelled. Data that are stored by us for any other purposes (e.g. e-mail address for the Members section) remain unaffected from this.