Privacy Policy

1. Scope of validity

1.1    The following data protection declaration applies to the use of the website http://www.riwospine.com. This website constitutes an offering by RIWOspine GmbH, Pforzheimer Straße 32, 75438 Knittlingen, Germany.

1.2    The protection of your personal data is important to us, particularly in relation to upholding personal rights when processing and using this information. Personal data are collected, processed and used in accordance with the regulations of the German Telemedia Law (TMG) and the Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG).

2. Automated data collection and processing using the browser

2.1    As with any website, our server collects and stores the following information automatically and temporarily in the server log files. The data are transmitted by the browser if this has not been deactivated by you:

-    IP address of the interrogating computer

-    File enquiry from the client

-    the http answer code

-    the Internet page from which you have visited us (referrer URL),

-    the time of the server enquiry

-    browser type and version

-    operating system used by the interrogating computer

A personal evaluation of the server log files is not carried out. These data cannot be assigned to specific persons for the provider at any time. These data are not merged with other data sources.

2.2    Software from etracker GmbH is collected and stored on this website for marketing and optimization purposes, and cookies can be used for this purpose (see general information on cookies under section 5). Pseudonymized datasets are collected about your usage for purposes of evaluation. These data include your IP address shortened by the last eight digits. No analysis is carried out of the domain addresses you have previously visited, the access width of your Internet connection, or your provider. The settings of the etracker software used are in conformity with the requirements of the supreme supervisory authorities for data protection. You can stop this data collection and storage by etracker GmbH at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the following link: https://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=DXEo9s.

2.3    Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of how you use our website. The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
In the event that an IP is activated anonymously on this website, your IP address will still be shortened by Google within European Union member states or other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on instructions from the operator of this website to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage as relates to the operator of this website. Google will not associate the IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent 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 access all the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin by visiting the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent data acquisition by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This activates an Opt-Out cookie, which prevents future acquisition of your data when visiting this website:

Deactivate Google Analytics

3. Data collection and processing of data voluntarily provided

3.1    If you provide us with personal data by email or through our website (name, first name, email address, postal address) this is generally carried out on a voluntary basis. These data are used for dealing with and processing your enquiries and for our own marketing and opinion research. It is also used for our own advertising by post and email. There will be no further use of these data, in particular by passing on data to third parties for purposes of advertising, marketing or market research.

3.2    If you want to subscribe to our newsletter, we require your email address. You also have the option of voluntarily providing us with your name. These data will only be used for communication with you in the context of our newsletter offering. When you subscribe to the newsletter you declare that you agree we can store the data referred to above for purposes of sending the newsletter. These data will not be used for any additional purpose. You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time.

4. Disclosure to third parties

4.1    If you have provided us with your personal data, these will not be disclosed to third parties. Data will only be passed on

-     if you have provided us with your specific consent (see section 3.2)

-    for the purpose of processing your enquiries, your purchase orders and for the use of our services to authorized subcontractors who are only forwarded these data so that this order can be carried out and who use these data for this specific purpose only.

-    in the course of order data administration pursuant to article 11 Federal Data Protection Law (BDSG) to service providers in accordance with the regulations of the BDSG or

-    in the course of complying with the legal obligations to government agencies with authority to receive such information.

4.2    Social plugins are used on this website. Social plugins are web applications which connect this website to selected social networks. However, the social plugins are not connected directly but must initially be activated by a separate click. A connection with the social network is only set up after this activation has been carried out, irrespective of whether you actually click on the social plugins. This connection allows your IP address and user data of the relevant social network to be communicated to that network. You can find information on social plugins under section 6.

5. Cookies

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are stored locally on the cache of your browser. Cookies are particularly useful for recognizing the Internet browser. Cookies are used for session management and for statistical evaluation. These cookies do not contain any personal data. If you voluntarily decide to register on the website, your logon data (email address and password) are stored in an additional cookie on your computer. You can adjust the settings on your browser so that no cookies are stored on your hard disk or any cookies already stored there are deleted. You should follow the instructions in the Help function on your browser for assistance with preventing and deleting cookies.

6. Social networks

Our website contains references to the social networks Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Instagram, XING and LinkedIn. The following data protection information is applicable to these social networks:

6.1    Facebook

We use the Like button (“Like”) and the Share button (“Share”) (“Facebook Plugins”) of Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA (“Facebook”), which connect this website with the social network of Facebook. You can find additional information on the function and appearance of Facebook plugins at http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When the Facebook plugins are activated (see section 4.2), your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of Facebook. The content of Facebook plugins is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to Facebook. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the Facebook plugins. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which Facebook collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data:

1.    visited page on our website which contains the Facebook plugin,
2.    the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, and operating system, time),
3.    the relevant Facebook identification number in the case of registered and logged on Facebook users.

You can find out about the purpose and scope of the data collection and our processing and use of the data through Facebook, as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your private sphere in the data protection information published by Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data about you through our Internet portal and connect it with your membership data stored by Facebook, you have to log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You may also have to delete any cookies from Facebook. Facebook plugins can also be blocked by using add-ons on you own browser. You can find more information about this on the add-on pages of your browser.

6.2    Twitter

We use the Tweet button of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”) to link up with Twitter.You can find more information about the function and appearance of the Tweet button here: twitter.com/about/resources/tweetbutton
When the Tweet button is activated (see section 4.2), your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin is transferred directly from Twitter to your browser. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to Twitter. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the Tweet button. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which Twitter collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data, in particular with reference to the presentation of the Tweet button:

1.    visited page on our website which contains the button,
2.    the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, operating system, time).

The Tweet button can also be hidden by browser add-ons so that Twitter does not collect any data.

6.3    Google+

We use the +1 button of Google to connect to Google+. e +1 button is identified by the Google+ logo or a +1. You can find additional information on the function and appearance of the +1 button here: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/index.html
When the +1 button is activated (see section 4.2), your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of Google. The content of the +1 button is transferred directly from Google to your browser. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to Google. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the +1 button. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which Google collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data, in particular with reference to the presentation of the +1 button:

1.    visited page on our website which contains the button,
2.    the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, and operating system, time),
3.    your Google+ user identification in the case of registered and logged-on Google+ users.

The +1 button can also be hidden by browser add-ons so that Google does not collect any data.

6.4    XING

We use social plugins (“Xing Plugins”) of Xing (Xing AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) to connect to Xing. You can find additional information on the function and appearance of Xing plugins at: dev.xing.com/plugins/
When the Xing Plugins are activated, your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of XING. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to Xing. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the Xing Plugin in a second step. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which Xing collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data, in particular with reference to the presentation of the Xing Plugin:

1.    visited page on our website which contains the Xing Plugin,
2.    the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, operating system, time),
3.    the relevant Xing user identification in the case of registered and logged-on Xing users.

6.5    LinkedIn

We use social plugins (“LinkedIn Plugins”) of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”) to connect to LinkedIn.
When the LinkedIn Plugins are activated, your browser sets up a direct connection with servers of LinkedIn. At the same time, specific data are transmitted from your browser to LinkedIn. This happens independently of whether or not you click on the LinkedIn Plugin. We do not have any influence on the scope of the data which LinkedIn collects in this way. According to the knowledge we currently have, this relates to the following data, in particular with reference to  the presentation of the LinkedIn Plugin:

1.    visited page on our website which contains the LinkedIn Plugin,
2.    the data generally transmitted by your browser (IP address, browser type and version, operating system, time),
3.    the relevant LinkedIn user identification in the case of registered and logged-on LinkedIn users.

You can find additional information on the LinkedIn Plugins at: www.linkedin.com/static

6.6.     Instagram

Plugins and API interfaces (“Instagram Plugins”) of Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd. Menlo Park, CA 94025 (“Instagram”) are inserted on our website. The Instagram Plugins can be recognized on our home page through the “Instagram logo”. If you use an Instagram Plugin while you are logged on to your Instagram Account, the contents of our website may be linked to your Instagram Account Profile. This means that Instagram can assign the visit on our website to your user account. We explicitly draw your attention to the fact that as the operator of this website we do not have any knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and its use by Instagram. You can find additional information on the data protection declaration of Instagram at: http://instagram.com/about/lega/privacy

7. Right to information

You can send a written request by letter or email and we will be very happy to inform you free of charge of all the information that is held and stored about you in the context of our website. Please send your written request to RIWOspine GmbH, Pforzheimer Straße 32, 75438 Knittlingen, Germany or to info(at)riwospine.com.
The statutory regulations also give you the right to correction, blocking and deleting all the personal data held which relate to you.