What kind of data is collected and how is it used?
1.1 Data collection by this website
Whenever a user accesses the website, the user’s internet browser automatically transfers the following data to Merck’s web server for technical reasons:
- IP address of the requesting computer
- date and time of access
- name and URL of the retrieved file
- transferred data volume
- access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)
- identification data of the browser and operating system used
- name of the provider of user’s internet access
- website from which access is made
This data is collected, processed and used for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection setup), system security and technical administration of the network infrastructure. A comparison with other databases or a transfer to third parties, also in excerpts, does not take place. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b GDPR.
The data collected as part of the voluntary entries under “Contact us” will be used and processed exclusively for the purpose of processing the enquiry and to carry out the services you may have requested.
1.2 Use of Google Analytics
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set that prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR, whereby Merck’s authorization arises from the fact that, on the one hand, Merck has an interest in evaluating the website data for purposes of website optimization and, on the other hand, a concerned person can reasonably foresee at the time when the personal data is collected and in view of the circumstances under which it is carried out (in particular the above-mentioned measures) that it will possibly be processed for this purpose.