We only process your personal data when we have a lawful basis to do so. “Personal data” is defined as information that identifies, or can be used to identify, an individual. We collect personal data both directly and indirectly when you visit the SMS Website.
We will only process your personal data when we have a legal basis to do so, including, but not limited to, your consent, fulfillment of a contractual obligation, and/or where we have a legitimate interest to process your personal data, provided that our interests do not outweigh your individual rights and freedoms.
Our legitimate interests include, but are not limited to:
- Investigating, preventing, and protecting against fraud, security risks, threats to you and others, and violations of this policy;
- Protecting and defending our rights and properties, including intellectual property;
- Complying with laws and regulations that apply to us, as well as responding to requests from law enforcement or government authorities or as otherwise required by law;
- Improving your experiences with our products and services;
- Understanding and improving the SMS Website, user experience, and customer relationships; and/or
- Enabling our business operations.
Where we rely on your permission to process your personal data, you have the right to change, withdraw, or withhold your consent.
Personal Data Collection
We collect personal data that you choose to share with us, as well as information provided directly by your browser or device when you visit the SMS website. The information we collect will depend on how you interact with the SMS website.
Personal Data Collected from You
Submit a Request
When you contact us via our “Contact” form, we will ask you to your first and last name, email address, and telephone number. We will also collect the content of your message, which will contain any additional personal data you choose to include.
On our website, you may also have the option of providing your telephone number, as well as your mailing address. If you submit a contact form via the SMS website, we will also ask for your job title and company.
If you contact us via email, we will collect your email address and the contents of your email communication, which will include any additional personal data you choose to include.
We collect this information for the purpose of responding to your email or other communications.
Apply for a Job
When you apply for a job, we will collect information relevant to your potential employment with Schleifring Medical Systems, including but not limited to, employment history, educational background and authorization status to accept employment in the United States. We collect this information for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy and initiating the hiring process.
Search the Website
When you use our “Search” feature, we will collect the contents of your search inquiry, which will contain any personal data you include in your search. We collect this information for the purpose of returning your search results and evaluating search trends on the Website.
Personal Data Collected via Web-Based Technologies
Browser or Device Information
We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the page(s) you request. We collect this data for the following general purposes:
We also collect your IP address(es) for the purpose of analyzing Website trends, administering the site, and tracking user movement for aggregate usage analysis. This Website usage information enables us to provide our users with an ever-improving site, service, and general offering. Except where you have provided consent for us to use your identifiable personal data, we only use anonymous, aggregate data that cannot be used to identify you individually for our analytics research.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We may set and access cookies on your computer to customize the user experience. “Cookies” are small files placed on your computer by your browser and are often used to make websites work, as well as provide information to the website operator.
Communications you receive from us, as well as pages of the SMS website, may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags and single-pixel gifs) that enable us to analyze e-mail and website statistics, including visits and click-through rates. The web beacons only collect aggregate, anonymous data and cannot be traced back to you individually.
Third-Party Cookies and Web Beacons
Personal Data Use
How we use your personal data will depend on how you interact with the SMS website and the personal data you have shared with us.
Respond to Your Requests
We use your personal data to respond to your requests, including communications, form submissions and job applications.
Enhance Website and User Experience
We use the information regarding the use of the SMS website to analyze and administer the site and track user movement for web analytics purposes. This SMS website usage information enables us to provide you with an ever-improving site, service, and general offering. Except where you have provided consent for us to use your identifiable personal data, for our analytics research, we only use anonymous, aggregate data that cannot be used to identify you individually.
Meet Legal and Regulatory Obligations
In certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data as part of court or other legal proceedings or to regulators or as otherwise required by law. We will only share the information we are required to disclose by law and only when we are required to do so.
Security and Fraud Prevention
Personal Data Sharing and Disclosure
We share your personal data when you have granted us permission to do so, when it is necessary to fulfill our obligations to you, and/or when it is in the legitimate interest of our business to do so, provided that our interests do not outweigh your individual rights and freedoms.
When necessary, we share your data with third-party vendors working on our behalf to provide specific business support services, including website hosting and management.
Website Analytics Companies
We share anonymous, aggregate information regarding visitors to the SMS website with third-party website analytics companies. These companies use this aggregate data, which has been stripped of any personally identifying information about you, to provide us with insight regarding our web usage patterns. As we only share anonymous, aggregate data, this information cannot be traced back to you individually by either us or the website analytics vendors.
We may use Google Analytics (or a similar vendor service) to provide us with website usage and analytic reports, which necessitates us sharing your anonymous, aggregate data. You may choose not to share your data with Google by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which instructs your browser not to provide the Website usage data to Google Analytics. To opt-out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to install the browser add-on.
Please note that installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will only disable the use of Google Analytics and will not prevent data from being sent to the Website itself or to other web analytics services.
Third-Party Marketing and Advertising Partners
In accordance with applicable law, regulation, or legal process, we will share your personal data with government authorities, enforcement officials, or third parties as appropriate to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Security and Fraud Prevention Efforts
Sale of Business
Your Choices and Rights
Your rights include:
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority if you believe we have violated your privacy rights or applicable laws and regulations.
Other Important Information
Cross-Border Data Transfers
We process data both inside and outside the United States. It is important to know that data protection laws in the United States may not be as strong as those in your country. Where we transfer your personal data from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to a location outside the EEA, we will only transfer your data if an appropriate level of protection for your personal data is reasonably guaranteed, such as where we have contractual obligations to protect or transfer data with certain safeguards in place. In order to make every effort to ensure the continued protection of your personal data while in our care, we take reasonable organizational and technical measures. In addition, we may transfer your personal data if one of the legal exceptions for such transfer can be invoked, such as with your consent or in execution of an agreement you have with us.
The SMS website may contain links to websites owned or operated by third parties. This privacy notice applies only to the SMS website and not to any third-party websites.
We have implemented organizational and technical safeguards to better protect the personal data you share with us. These measures include [a stringent process and technology stack that utilizes best-in-market security applications and platforms. All Schleifring Medical Systems personnel and our authorized partners are subject to strict code of conduct and ethics policies, ensuring both the process and people that manage your data operate with your security as their top priority.
Children Under the Age of 16
We do not knowingly collect personal data from individuals under the age of 16, unless the personal data is submitted by a provider for use of our services and with parental consent. The SMS website is not intended for anyone under the age of 16, and no one under the age of 16 should provide information on this website.