Owner: Martin Engelmann
1.) It is not necessary to accept cookies to visit GermanyHealth website. However, if the User would like to bookmark a clinic as a favorite or be reminded of the clinics looked at, the User will need to set the browser to accept cookies.
2.) Cookies and flash cookies are small files that are saved on the User data carrier which store specific information about preferred settings and any other data that GermanyHealth system needs when interacting with browsers. There are two different kinds of cookies: session cookies, which are deleted the moment the User quits the browser; and temporary cookies, which are stored on the User browser for a longer period of time. Cookies help GermanyHealth to tailor the platform to suit the User and to reflect preferences and browsing habits. They also allow GermanyHealth to save any information entered so the User don’t have to enter it all again on the next visit.
3.) Most of the cookies GermanyHealth uses are session cookies which are deleted at the end of a browser session. GermanyHealth do use some cookies that remain on the User computer after having quit the browser. This kind of cookie enables GermanyHealth system to recognize that the User have visited the platform before and to remember which settings and clinics are preferred. These temporary cookies have a lifespan of around one month, after which they will be automatically deleted. These cookies allow GermanyHealth to collect and analyze data to come up with strategies to improve the platform. This makes GermanyHealth website easier to use.
4.) The cookies used by GermanyHealth are never used to store any personal information. Therefore our cookies cannot be traced back to an individual User. Once a cookie is activated, it is given an ID number, which is solely used for internal reference and cannot be used to identify the User or access any personal information, such as your name or IP address. The anonymized information we receive from the cookies allows us to assess which pages of GermanyHealth site are visited the most and see which procedures and clinics are the most popular.
5.) The GermanyHealth website gathers information that could be useful in tailoring adverts and online offer to the User. This information is not used to identify you as a User; it is solely used for the optimization of the platform. Information collected by these cookies is not stored with the User personal information or order information, it is only used to provide the User with adverts and/or notification of offers and services that are suited to their individual requirements, using click stream analysis.
6.) GermanyHealth uses retargeting, which allows it to make the online offer more interesting for the User. Retargeting technology means GermanyHealth can advertise recently viewed and related clinics on partners’ websites, meaning adverts, even on other companies’ sites, that are relevant to what the User would like to see. This kind of information is anonymous, with no personal information being stored and no user profiles.
The aforementioned wording was provided by www.datenschutzbeauftragter-info.de.