Effective Date: January 1, 2023
Siemens Healthineers Commitment to Data Privacy Protection
Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Siemens Healthcare GmbH and its affiliated companies (”Siemens Healthineers”); therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data Siemens Healthineers may collect, how Siemens Healthineers uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.
Through our websites (the "Siemens Healthineers Website"), Siemens Healthineers will not collect any personal data about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by registration, survey), respectively, provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data. From time to time, we may collect personal data about you indirectly from sources other than through our own websites. The personal data that we collect from various sources may be combined.
Use of Third Party Analytics
On our Website we may use variety of third party analytics, and “pixel tracking” (also referred to as “web beacons”), in order to constantly improve the site, identify errors, and/or customize the information included in the site. For this purpose certain data may be stored such as the Website visited, including its metadata, the Internet pages referring to Siemens Healthineers, the time at which the Web site was called up and the browser used. In order to exclude your computer or device from third party data aggregation and analysis occasioned by your visit to this Web site, please click here. This will set an exclusion cookie in your browser. While it contains no personal data, it enables third parties to recognize your preference going forward. If you delete this exclusion cookie or change your computer or Internet browser, you must set the exclusion cookie again.
Purpose of Use
When you do provide us with personal data, we usually use it to administer your use of the site, respond to your inquiry, process your order or provide you access to specific information or offers, or verify your identity. Also, to support our customer relationship with you:
- we may store and process personal data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services; or
- we (or a third party on our behalf) may use personal data to contact you about a Siemens Healthineers offer in support of your business needs or to conduct online surveys to understand better our customers' needs. If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to host or support our websites, applications, or the services to which they relate. These third parties may have access to your personal data to perform such tasks. We do not sell or otherwise share or market your personal data to third parties that are unaffiliated with Siemens Healthineers.
To the extent required to help us fulfill your orders or requests, we may share personal data with others, such as our business partners, vendors, service providers, distributors, customers, postal/logistics companies, or customs agents/authorities.
We may transfer your personal data and process it outside your country of residence. We may transfer your personal data if we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets, including to any successor company whether via merger or otherwise.
Siemens Healthineers will collect, use or disclose personal data supplied by you online only for the purposes disclosed to you, unless the disclosure:
is a use of the personal data for any additional purpose that is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected,
is necessary to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you,
is required by law or the competent governmental or judicial authorities,
is necessary to establish or preserve a legal claim or defense,
is necessary to prevent fraud or other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on Siemens Healthineers information technology systems.
Communications or Utilization Data
Through your use of telecommunications services to access our Website, your communications data (e.g. Internet protocol address) or utilization data (e.g. information on the beginning, end and extent of each access, and information on the telecommunications services you accessed) are technically generated and could conceivably relate to personal data. To the extent that there is a compelling necessity, the collection, processing and use of your communications or utilization data will occur and will be performed in accordance with the applicable data privacy protection legal framework.
Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically
When you access our Websites, we may automatically (i.e., not by registration) collect non-personal data (e.g., type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our Websites and improve their performance or content.
"Cookies" – Information Stored Automatically on Your Computer
When you view one of our websites, we may store some data on your computer in the form of a "cookie" to automatically recognize your PC next time you visit. Cookies can help us in many ways, for example, by allowing us to tailor a Website to better match your interests or to store your password to save you having to re-enter it each time. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored.
In addition, we may advertise using online marketing technology. In doing so, a third-party will place or read a unique ad-serving cookie on your computer or device and will use non-personal information about your browser and your activity at this site to serve Siemens Healthineers ads on their content network. The ad-serving cookie is a persistent cookie. Please click here for more information about remarketing or to opt-out of the remarketing cookie. Siemens Healthineers e-mail communications may include web beacons to determine whether the emails have been opened or whether any included links have been clicked on.
Do Not Track
At this time our Web sites do not recognize or respond to “Do Not Track” browser signals. For more information on “Do Not Track”, please visit your browser’s support page.
Siemens Healthineers will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of “child” or “children” should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.
To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, Siemens Healthineers uses technical and organizational security measures.
Links to Other Websites
Siemens Healthineers Website contains links to other websites. Siemens Healthineers is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites.
Questions and Comments; Changes
Siemens Healthineers will respond to reasonable requests to review your personal data and to correct, amend or delete any inaccuracies. If you wish to make such a request, you may contact us via the Siemens Healthineers “Let Us Know” Data Privacy online portal here.