We are pleased that you visit our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our website. The protection of your personal data and thus your privacy in the use of our network presence is important to us - in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "GDPR"). Please take note of the information provided below. The terms we are using below are based on Article 4 of the GDPR.
Anonymous data collection
Basically, you can visit the website of DSMZ GmbH without telling us who you are. We only obtain data automatically sent to us by your browser, in particular the name of your internet service provider, the page on the internet from which you are visiting us, the pages you are visiting and when you do so. We need this information in order to maintain the function of our website. The data are evaluated for statistical purposes using tools such as Matomo. You remain anonymous as an individual user because the last octet of your IP address gets removed.
Collection and processing of personal data
Personal data are only collected if you provide them to us on your own initiative - for example, to carry out a contract or when registering for personalized services - and these data will then only be collected, processed and used for the stated purpose (see Article 6 GDPR). This always happens within the framework of the applicable legislation, otherwise only with your consent (see in particular Article 6 in conjunction with Article 7 GDPR).
For example, when registering for orders or for strain deposits via the DSMZ GmbH website, your are asked for your name, employer, address, country and any details required for the invoice, as well as any other information that may be required in order to comply with applicable legal provisions.
In order to place orders via the DSMZ GmbH website, each customer must set up a password-protected customer account. This includes an overview of orders placed and active ordering processes.
For shipment purposes, all customer address data will be transferred to the carrier including email address and phone number.
According to Article 7 paragraph 3 GDPR, a consent once given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future, provided that there are no legal requirements for the collection and storage of your data.
Your data will be deleted once they no longer serves the fulfillment of the purpose and once the period of the legal storage obligation has expired. This applies in particular with regard to the European regulation concerning the Nagoya Protocol, which requires storage for 20 years, but also with regard to all other legal requirements that are binding for DSMZ GmbH.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and that are assigned to the browser you are using and that provide certain information to the entity that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They help make internet offerings overall more user-friendly and effective.
This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and function are explained below:
- Transient cookies (see a.)
language (technical necessary)
sid_key (technical necessary)
sid (Session Id, technical necessary)
- Persistent cookies (see b.)
displayedCookiesNotification (lifetime 1 month - technical necessary)
a. Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies. These store what is known as a session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to a common session. This permits your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
b. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time from within the security settings of your browser.
c. You can configure your browser setting to match your preferences and e.g. decline to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that have been set by a third party and therefore not by the actual website which you currently are on. Please note that disabling cookies may not enable you to use all features of this website.