1. Principle of data use and processing
Personal data are all data that relate to or at least can be related to a natural person and thus permit him or her to be identified.
We undertake to collect personal data only according to the fundamental principles of legality, purpose, transparency and need. We do not store personal data longer than necessary, and we follow the principles of correctness and currentness of data. Finally, we take organisational and technical measures to protect personal data.
As a matter of principle, we use your data to communicate with you and to provide our products and services, as well as to improve the use and contents of our websites. In addition, we use your data for administrative purposes, for system security, for product development and for research purposes.
We may disclose the data obtained from you to our affiliated companies as well as to third parties who assist us in providing our products and services or in improving our marketing or our administration. These include, among others, companies that create analyses of the use of our websites for us. Since we operate worldwide, the recipients of your data may be outside of the country in which you reside or are based, or in which we perform our services.
2. Collection of personal data during a visit to our websites
2.1 Browser data
When you visit our websites, we collect only the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. We collect only the data that are technically necessary for us in order to display our websites to you and to ensure stability and security, namely:
- IP address
- Date and time of the query
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- The amount of data transmitted in each case
- Website from which the request originates
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
Not all of the above-mentioned data will necessarily actually be collected.
In addition, when you use our websites, cookies will be stored on your computer. Cookies are text files stored on your hard disk so as to be associated with the browser you use, and through which we receive certain information, such as the name of the cookie, its value, expiration date, path, the internet domain, as well as information about the type of connection needed.
The cookies are intended to make use of our websites easier and more user-friendly for you.
Our websites use the following types of cookies:
Transient cookies (in particular those known as session cookies):
These save a so-called session ID. As a result, various queries from your browser can be assigned to the same session. Thus, your computer can be recognised when you return to our websites. As soon as you close the browser or log out, such session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies (in particular those known as tracking cookies):
Persistent cookies remember your preferred settings when you visit the websites again. These cookies also remain on the user's hard disk after the browser is closed until the deletion date specified for them. However, you can delete these cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
Most browsers allow the user to configure the acceptance of cookies according to the user's own needs and wishes. In this way, you can decide for yourself whether the web server of our websites may or may not store cookies on your computer. You can configure your browser anytime such that no cookies are accepted and stored. Instead, you may alternatively decide to have a warning message displayed each time prior to acceptance of a cookie, or configure the browser such that only cookies from certain websites are accepted. You may also at any time delete cookies that have already been stored. However, rejection of all cookies may lead to limitations in the functions or use of our websites.
3. Use of web analysis services
3.2 Google Analytics
We are currently using Google Analytics on all the websites we operate. We use Google Analytics to be able to analyse and improve the use of our websites.
The statistic evaluations through Google Analytics allow us to improve our online presence and make it more interesting.
You can prevent cookies from being stored by correspondingly configuring your browser software. However, preventing cookies from being stored may lead to limitations in the functions or use of our websites. You can also prevent the processing of data by Google. By doing so, the collection of the data generated by the cookie that relate to your use of the websites (including your IP address) is prevented. To do this, download the browser plug-in available at the following site and install it:
Information on the third-party provider:
Google Ireland Ltd., data privacy statement:
In the exceptional cases in which personal data are transmitted to the USA, Google Inc. complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield,
4. Use of social media plug-ins
We are currently using the following social media plug-ins: YouTube, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Xing. The plug-ins are intended to enable you to interact with us on social networks. Moreover, this helps us to improve our online presence and make it more interesting.
You can identify the provider of the plug-in by the logo. The plug-in provider receives the notification that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online presence only if you click on the logo and actuate it in this way. In addition, the data listed in this data privacy notice are transmitted. Xing states that it anonymises the IP address in Germany immediately after it is collected. As a result, personal data are transmitted to the respective plug-in provider by enabling the plug-in and stored there (in the USA in the case of US providers). Since the plug-in provider collects data, in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies via your browser's security settings before clicking on the logo.
The data are transmitted, independently of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider or are logged in there. If you have an account and are logged in, the plug-in provider can directly associate the data collected with your account. If you want to avoid such association, then log out of the social network in question before actuating the logo button.
We do not have any influence on the data collected by the plug-in provider and their data processing operations. We do not have any detailed information on the extent of the data collection, the purpose of the processing, storage periods, or deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.
The plug-in provider may store the data collected about you as user profiles and use them for purposes of advertisement, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website, independent of whether or not you have an account with this plug-in provider or whether you are logged into this account. Such evaluation may also be performed in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for purposes of needs-oriented advertising, and to inform other users of the social network of your activities on our websites. However, you have a right to object to creation of such user profiles. To exercise this right of objection, you must contact the respective plug-in provider.
Moreover, we refer to the data privacy notices of the respective plug-in providers:
Twitter complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield,
Google+, Google Inc.;
Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield,
LinkedIn complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield;
5. Information on the collection of personal data when contacting us by email or a contact form
If you contact us by email or via our contact form, we store the data you provide to us (your email address as well as your first name and surname and, if applicable, other information you provided) in order to process your request. As soon as it is no longer necessary to process the data received, we delete these data or, if this is not technically possible, we limit their processing as far as possible according to our technical and organisational options.
6. Information on the collection of personal data when registering for events
You have the option of obtaining information about and directly registering for training sessions, events and webinars at:
<link en surgeons akademie.html>www.mathysmedical.com/en/surgeons/akademie.html
We use the data you provided (your email address as well as your first name and surname and, if applicable, other information you provided) for processing registrations, participation, implementation and follow-up of the event in question and to improve our websites and our online presence. This also includes contact by our employees using the means you indicated, in particular via telephone, email, or in writing.
The webinars are conducted in cooperation with our partner LogMeIn Ireland Limited, Bloodstone Building Block C, 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. We refer to the data privacy regulations of our partner, which can be found at:
As soon as it is no longer necessary to process the data received, we delete these data or, if this is not technically possible, we limit their processing as far as possible according to our technical and organisational options.
7. Information on the collection of personal data when subscribing to our newsletter move!
Medical specialists can subscribe to our newsletter move! at:
<link en surgeons newsletter-move.html>www.mathysmedical.com/en/surgeons/newsletter-move.html
The only information needed for a successful subscription is an email address. We do not require additional information. Registration takes place on a so-called double-opt-in basis, i.e. after sending the request, you receive an automated email with a link. You will have successfully subscribed to the newsletter only after confirming this link.
We use the email address and any further personal data provided by you exclusively for sending information material on products or services and invitations to training sessions and events. You may edit your data at any time.
Providing the data and consenting to the processing are voluntary. You may withdraw your consent for the use of your data for these purposes at any time. In this case, we will no longer use your data and will block them for these purposes.
8. Information on the collection of personal data in the case of online applications
We receive applications exclusively online at:
<link en jobs.html>www.mathysmedical.com/en/jobs.html
Our job portal is operated by our partner Abraxas Informatik AG, St. Leonard-Strasse 80, 9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland.
In the form text, you will be asked for various personal data, such as surname, first name, date of birth, address, email address, or telephone number. In the form, you may also attach various documents related to your application, such as a CV or certificates. Our partner and we use this personal information strictly according to the data privacy agreement, which you must approve by clicking before completing the application:
9. Your rightsTo protect your personal data, you may exercise the following rights:
- Right to information:
You may request information about which personal data about you are stored, about the source of these data, and for what purpose they are stored.
- Right to correction:
If personal data have been collected incorrectly or incompletely, you are entitled to correction or amendment of the stored personal data.
- Right to objection:
You have a fundamental right to object to the processing of your data. This should always be taken into account if your protectable interests outweigh the interests in the processing, due to a particular personal situation, unless we are obligated to process the data on the basis of a legal provision.
- Right to deletion:
You are entitled to deletion of your data if there is no legal basis or purpose of the processing of the data, or if they no longer apply, However, we must comply with retention obligations and protectable interests that prevent deletion.
In addition, you have a right to appeal to a competent data privacy supervisory authority regarding the processing of your personal data.
You may contact us at any time if you have questions about this data privacy notice.
For any request please use this application form.
11. Data processor
Mathys Ltd Bettlach
Robert Mathys Strasse 5