Specific information on data protection for users of the LINK website
Our Link for Wound Healing website is a platform dedicated to wound care professionals (hereinafter called “users”) around the world. Our website provides services and information about wound care, such as branch-specific events, webinars, e-learnings and scientific content. We call it global hub for expertise in wound care. In this context we also offer additional services via various channels directly to our users.
1. Registration, log-in and usage
1.1 When users register on the LINK website and create an account, they need to enter the following information:
- First and last name
- Email address
- Medical registration number (optional)
- Postal address
- Country of location
- Phone number
- Mobile number (optional)
Fields in the registration mask marked with optional are not mandatory.
1.2 We use the email address within the registration process for the log-in process itself and to carry out the double opt-in procedure approval. After registration within the log-In process, we identify the users by email address and password. Furthermore, we use the email address for the integrated “password forgot” function. The processing of the data is based on Art. 6 (1) b General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter called “GDPR”).
1.3 When users register on our website for the first time, we execute a match-and-merge process to evaluate if the given information by user already exist in our Customer Relationship Management System and if yes, to compare this information with the existing data. This process enables us to guarantee that user´s data is not doubled, correct and up to date. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
1.4 We merge the registration information into one user account. In addition, we use the user data to the extent necessary to provide our services, i.e. for registration and participation in events, webinars, e-learnings and for authorization management and access control in general and (if relevant) for information or deletion requests. The processing of the data is governed by Art. 6 (1) b GDPR.
1.5 The following additional data is also processed to ensure the functionality of the website itself:
- IP address
- Date/time of access
- Status code
- Operating System
- Browser and language
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
2. Data provided voluntarily
Users may provide further data voluntarily during registration or later (hereinafter referred to as "data provided voluntarily"). The provision of such data is optional and mainly applies to the following data:
- Profile photo
- Medical registration number
- Mobile number
3. Marketing and information consent
We use the data of our users (especially email- and postal addresses as well as phone numbers) for marketing or information purposes, as far as our users have consented accordingly. In order to perform this, we use the following channels: e-mail, telephone and mail. Our marketing and infor-mation activities relate to the content offered on the website, including events, webinars, e-learnings and scientific content. The legal basis for the processing of the user’s data is their consent acc. to Art. 6 (1) a GDPR.
4. Social Media
4.2 We embed videos using Vimeo. Since we do not use a social media plug-in, we link to Vimeo on our website. By actively clicking the video or chat window users activate the video or the chat. Only after users have clicked the window a connection is established to Vimeo's servers in the USA in order to download the necessary elements for displaying the corresponding video. Through the integration, Vimeo can also receive information such as the IP address, the browser used, the op-erating system, technical device information, date and duration of the visit. In addition, Vimeo can also receive the information that user’s browser has called up the corresponding page from this website, even if the user does not have a Vimeo user account or is not currently logged in to Vimeo. It is also possible that Vimeo may store cookies on the user’s device. In addition, Vimeo allows the user to use certain other functions, such as evaluating or sharing Videos. This may require the user to log in to Vimeo or certain third parties (such as Facebook or Twitter) with his user account so that they can associate the information user submits with his account. These features are provided exclusively by Vimeo and these third parties, and the user should review their privacy policies care-fully before using these features. We are not aware of the content of the information collected by Vimeo or third parties and has no control over its use. To reduce the transfer of data to Vimeo, we use the "do not track-mode” by default. This setting will block the player from tracking any session data, including all cookies and statistics.
Provider: Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA