1. Protection of personal data
GeneQuine is in compliance with the statutory provisions for the protection of personal data. Personal data is data such as the name, birthdate, email and postal address or telephone number that serves to identify a person (§ 3 Paragraph 1 of the German Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes]). The collection, processing, and use of personal data is always conducted according to the current provisions of German and European law.
2. Collection of personal data
Generally, you can visit our website without disclosing your personal data and use the information and internet services provided without personal registration and disclosure of your identity. However, inquiries by email may contain information on your name, address and/or other personal information. If we intend to use your personal data for a purpose that requires your approval, we will always explicitly ask for this approval. If you do not agree to this use of your personal data, we ask for your understanding that, in certain circumstances, you will not be permitted to use the respective service.
3. Use of personal data
The personal data you have provided us will only be used to furnish you with the information and services requested or for other purposes for which you have given your consent or for purposes where such use is required by law (e.g., due to a court or administrative order)
4. Secrecy and disclosure of personal data
GeneQuine will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless this is required by a court or administrative order. Personal data may also be given to external service providers acting on behalf of GeneQuine in order to further process the personal data in accordance with the purposes stated, such as, the provision of services, the evaluation of our website’s usability, data processing, or technical support. These service providers are contractually bound to GeneQuine to use personal information for the agreed purpose only, not to disclose your personal data to other parties without consent, and to disclose your personal information only with our permission as long as legally permissible or if required by the law to other parties within the law.
5. Storage of personal data
GeneQuine observes the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. We store personal data only as long as necessary for the respective purposes and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
6. Right of access, rectification, deletion, and revocation
You have the right to review all data relating to your person and stored with us and to correct this data if you believe it to be obsolete or incorrect. For this purpose, you need only to contact us or our Privacy Officer (see postal and email addresses below). We comply with requests to delete personal data in accordance with the legal retention and documentation requirements.
In addition, you are entitled to revoke your consent to use your personal data, with future effect, at any time. To do this, you need only to notify us or our Privacy Officer (see postal and email addresses below).
7. Security of personal data
GeneQuine uses a variety of security technologies and standardized protection mechanisms to ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal data it collects. For example, we store personal data on computer servers located in controlled facilities with only limited access. GeneQuine uses all commercially reasonable measures available to protect your personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction, but cannot guarantee this due to the remaining security risks associated with the Internet.
Should you choose to correspond with us by email, you should be aware that emails are only conditionally secure and confidentiality can only be assured if appropriate encryption programs are used. Please note that when data is sent by email it is generally not encrypted. By sending us emails, you confirm that you understand these risks. Data security for the transmission of data across the Internet cannot be fully guaranteed with the present state of technology. In some circumstances, other users may have the technical capabilities to gain unauthorized access to network security and be able to exert control over message traffic. Please take this into consideration when contacting us.
8. Use of StatCounter for Web analysis
This website uses Statcounter, a web analysis service from Ireland whose features are very similar to Google Analytics. Statcounter uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by a server of Statcounter in the USA. Statcounter may use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and, where appropriate, for generating other statistics related to website activity and internet usage (for example Statcounter Global Stats).
Via the following link you can deactivate tracking via Statcounter: statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/
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10. Contact information
If you have any questions or grievances regarding compliance with these privacy principles or if you have any comments or suggestions for their improvement, please contact us directly and provide us with sufficient information for your identification: