Sencyr — Cookies Policy

Date of Last Update: 7th December 2022

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites send to your computer or other Internet-connected devices to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings in your browser.

Your Permission

By clicking ‘I accept’ on the cookie banner or by continuing to browse our website after your  landing page, you accept the use of non-functional cookies. In order to make optimal use of our Website, you would need to accept all the cookies. You can however block Cookies by activating your browser settings which allows you to refuse the cookies. The rejection of these cookies may have the effect of not allowing you to use some functionalities on the Website. Carefully read this Cookies Policy for more information.

If at any moment you want to revoke your permission, you have to remove your cookies through your browser settings. 

 

Disabling cookies

Whether cookies can be set and retrieved can be determined by the settings in your browser.

For example, you can completely deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser, limit it to certain websites or configure your browser so that it automatically informs you as soon as a cookie is to be set and asks you for feedback. You can block or delete individual cookies. For technical reasons, however, this can lead to some functions of our Internet presence being impaired and no longer functioning completely.

The following types of cookies are set on this site

- Essential cookies

- Functional cookies

- Analytical cookies

- Targeted Advertising cookies

I/ Essential Cookies

We use first-party cookies to help the site work in the best possible manner. You can opt out of receiving these cookies and disable them by adjusting your browser settings. Please note, however, that without these cookies, your user experience may be impacted.

In conjunction with obtaining information through cookies, our web servers may log details such as your operating system type, browser type, domain, and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone in which your device is located. The web server logs also may record information such as the address of the web page that linked you to our site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet.

To control which web servers collect this information, we may place tags on our web pages called “web beacons.” These are computer instructions that link web pages to particular web servers and their cookies.

II/ Functional Cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that ensure the proper functioning of the Website (e.g. cookies for login or registration, language preferences). Some cookies are essential to make the website operate and function correctly. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

III/ Analytics Cookies (non-functional cookies) (see below in detail):

Analytics cookies or performance cookies are used to track website visitors and their user behaviour.

1/ Use of Google Analytics

It is important for us to design our Internet pages as optimally as possible and thus to make them attractive for our visitors. To do this, we need to know which parts of it reach our visitors and how.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies, which are text files placed on your device, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymisation has been activated on our website so that Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us as website operator with other services relating to website usage and internet usage.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

You can find Google's privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/?hl=en.

Google has a so-called EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement is a data protection agreement designed to ensure an adequate level of data protection for data transfers to certified U.S. companies. The EU Commission has established the adequacy of the guaranteed data protection level according to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement by decision of 12.07.2016 (Az. C(2016) 4176).

The decision of the EU Commission can be viewed here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2016.207.01.0001.01.DEU.

The current status of Google's certification according to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement can be found here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000000001L5AAI.

The processing of your data is carried out on the legal basis of art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR (weighing of interests) and in our interest in order to be able to evaluate how our website is used and to adapt and optimise our website on the basis of the results.

Your Google Analytics data will be deleted after 12 months. 

2/ Use of  (Website) Facebook Custom Audiences / Conversion (“Facebook Pixel”)

Purpose/Information:

This website uses the so-called “Facebook Pixel” and the Conversions API of the social network “Facebook” by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (Meta) for the following purposes:

• Facebook (website) Custom Audiences

We use the Facebook pixel and the Conversions API for remarketing purposes to be able to contact you again within 180 days. This allows us to display interest-based advertisements (“Facebook Ads”) to users of the website when they visit the social network “Facebook” or other websites also using this tool. In this way, we pursue the interest in displaying advertisements that are of interest to you in order to make our website or offers more interesting for you.

•  Facebook conversion

We also use the Facebook Pixel and the Conversions API to ensure that our Facebook Ads match the potential interest of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook Pixel, we can track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).

Due to the marketing tools used (Facebook Pixel and Conversions API), your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server as soon as you have agreed to the use of cookies requiring your consent. Through the integration of the Facebook pixel and the usage of the Conversions API, Facebook receives the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our internet presence or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account.

The processing of this data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s data policy. Special information and details about the Facebook pixel, the Conversions API and its functionality can also be found in the Facebook help area.

3/ Use of Social Plug-ins

Purpose/Information:

Social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest) are used on our websites, in particular the “Share” or “Share with friends” button of Facebook, whose website facebook.com is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. The plug-ins are usually marked with a Facebook logo.

Besides Facebook, we use plug-ins from Twitter (Provider: Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103) and Pinterest (Provider: Pinterest Europe Limited, 2nd Floor, Palmerston House, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland).

For data protection reasons, we have deliberately decided against utilizing direct plug-ins of social networks on our websites. For this reason, there is no automatic data transmission to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest once you access our website. Data will be transmitted to social networks only if you actively click on the respective social network button. In this case, your web browser starts a connection to the respective social network's servers. By clicking on the respective button (e.g. “Pass on”, “Share” or “Share with friends”) you agree that your browser will produce a link to the respective social network's servers and transmit usage data to the respective operator of the social network and vice versa. We have no influence upon the nature and extent of the data that is then gathered by social networks.

The social network providers store the data collected about you as user profiles and use these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (also for not logged in users) for the representation of demand-fair advertisement and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in providers to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

Deletion:

The deletion is the responsibility of the main service providers.

Legal basis:

Art. 6 (1) a GDPR (consent)

4/ Use of YouTube-Videos

Purpose/Information:

We have integrated YouTube videos into our website, which are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the “extended data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube, if you do not click on the videos to start playing them. Only when you play the videos the data referred to in the next paragraph will be transferred to YouTube. We have no influence on this data transfer.

 

By playing the videos YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website and might place further tools for marketing purposes. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account.

Deletion/withdrawal:

The deletion is in the responsibility of the main service providers.

You can deactivate this tool via the Cookie Settings through their website.

Legal basis:

Art. 6 (1) a GDPR (consent)

5/Use of Google reCaptcha

Purpose/Information:

This website uses in specific cases the reCaptcha (Google) to avoid the usage of text fields by automated programs/bots. It helps to support the security of our website and to avoid SPAM for the users. This is also our legitimate interest and fulfills our legal obligation.

Further information: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/about/.

Cookie/Tools: Type A. More information can be found in the “Cookies/Tools” section of the above-mentioned website

Recipients:

Main service provider: Google. 

Deletion/withdrawal:

The IP-address will be immediately after collection anonymised.

Legal basis:

Art. 6 (1) c GDPR (when processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation)

Art. 6 (1) f GDPR (when processing according to the legitimate interest described above)

 6/ LinkedIn Insight Tag

Purpose/Information:

We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag on this website. The LinkedIn Insight Tag collects metadata such as URL, IP address, timestamp, device and browser characteristics in order to produce insights and campaign reporting. We are not able to identify you through these reports. LinkedIn provides only reports and alerts (which do not identify you) about the website audience and ad performance. You can control the use of your personal data for advertising purposes through your LinkedIn account settings.

Further information:

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/cookie-table

Cookie/Tools: Type C. More information can be found in the “Cookies/Tools” section on their website.  

 S Biomedic does not have any responsibility nor impact on the handling of Linkedin.

Deletion/withdrawal:

You can deactivate this tool via the Cookie Settings through their website.

Cookie lifetime: up to 180 days after last interaction (this applies only to cookies which have been set by this website)

Legal basis:

Art. 6 (1) a GDPR (consent)

7/ Use of Instagram

Purpose/Information:

We use the Instagram Tag on this website. The Instagram Tag collects metadata such as URL, IP address, timestamp, device and browser characteristics in order to produce insights and campaign reporting. We are not able to identify you through these reports. Instagram provides only reports and alerts (which do not identify you) about the website audience and ad performance. You can control the use of your personal data for advertising purposes through your Instagram account settings.

Further information:

https://www.intagram.com/legal/privacy-policy

https://www.instagram.com/legal/cookie-policy

Deletion/withdrawal:

You can deactivate this tool via the Cookie Settings through their website.

Cookie lifetime: up to 180 days after last interaction (this applies only to cookies which have been set by this website

Legal basis:

Art. 6 (1) a GDPR (consent)

8/ Use of Twitter

Purpose/information

We use the Twitter Tag on this website. The Twitter Tag collects metadata such as URL, IP address, timestamp, device and browser characteristics in order to produce insights and campaign reporting. We are not able to identify you through these reports. Twitter provides only reports and alerts (which do not identify you) about the website audience and ad performance. You can control the use of your personal data for advertising purposes through your Twitter account settings.

Further information:

https://www.twitter.com/legal/privacy-policy

https://www.twitter.com/legal/cookie-policy

Deletion/withdrawal:

You can deactivate this tool via the Cookie Settings on their website. 

Cookie lifetime: up to 180 days after last interaction (this applies only to cookies which have been set by this website)

Legal basis:

Art. 6 (1) a GDPR (consent)

IV/ Use of Third Party Targeted Advertising Cookies

We may also contract with third-party advertising networks (such as Hubspot, Shopify, Flickr, Aircall, Calendly, Pop Up Smart, Hotjar, Typeform, Terms & Conditions app, ShareAsale, AdCell, Awin) that collect IP addresses and other information through the use of cookies, web server logs and web beacons on our websites and emails; on third-party websites and emails and on our advertising placed on third-party websites. They use this information to create a profile about you and provide advertisements about products and services tailored to your interests (including for companies not affiliated with us). You may see these advertisements on our websites and other websites. This process also helps us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. When you first visit our site, a cookie banner will inform you of the use of these marketing technologies. They will only be used if you accept them or if you continue using this site.

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Referral to external websites and services

We have integrated various third-party services into our websites, such as registration for our protected area via Host Europe or Namecheap (hosting) or Exact Online,  or services relating to organization, logistics ( DHL) and /or the congress calendar. In these cases you technically leave our websites and enter the websites of the respective third party provider. In such cases, the respective third party provider alone is responsible for the processing of any personal data. If you have any questions in such cases, please contact the third party provider directly. As far as we refer you by link to the websites of third parties, this also applies. We use such links, for example, on the various social networks; we do not use so-called social media plug-ins for data protection reasons.

In both cases we would like to point out that a certain area of our website is offered by a third party or is passed on to such a third party.