Privacy Policy

Introduction and general information

Thank you for your interest in our website. Welcome to the SPIGGLE & THEIS Medizintechnik GmbH website. Thank you for your interest in our company. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. Below you will find information on how we handle your data, which is collected when you use our website. Your data is processed in accordance with the legal regulations on data protection.

Data controller as defined by the GDPR

SPIGGLE & THEIS Medizintechnik GmbH
Burghof 14
51491 Overath, Germany

+49 (0)2206 9081-0

Contact details of the data protection officer

Proliance GmbH /
Data Protection Officer
Leopoldstr. 21
80802 Munich, Germany


Our privacy policy should be simple and understandable for everyone. The official terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are usually used in this privacy policy. The official definitions are explained in Art. 4 GDPR.

Server log files

When you visit our website, it is necessary for technical purposes for data to be transmitted to our web server via your Internet browser. The following data is recorded during an ongoing connection for communication between your Internet browser and our web server:

• Date and time of the request
• Name of the requested file
• The page from which the file was requested
• Access status
• Web browser and operating system used
• (Complete) IP address of the requesting computer
• Amount of data transferred

We collect the listed data in order to ensure a smooth connection to the website and to make it easy for users to use our website. In addition, the log file is used to evaluate system security and stability as well as for administrative purposes. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data or log files is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For technical security reasons, in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, we store this data temporarily. It is not possible to identify specific individuals from this data. After 7 days at the latest, the data are anonymized by shortening the IP address at the domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a link to the individual user.
The data may also be processed anonymously for statistical purposes. This data is not stored together with other personal user data, compared with other databases or transferred to third parties at any time.


Our website uses cookies that are stored on your device by the browser and that contain certain settings for using the website (e.g. for the current session). Cookies help to make the experience of our website more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are known as session cookies, which are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them or the storage period expires. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. In some cases, cookies are used to simplify website processes by saving settings (e.g. keeping options that have already been selected). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either to implement the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in providing the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective experience of the page visit.
If you have given us your consent to the use of a cookie, the legal basis for the processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the use of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, set it so that cookies are not accepted for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. You can use the following links for the respective browsers to manage their cookie settings.

Google Chrome:
Mozilla Firefox:
Internet Explorer:

You can also individually manage the cookies of many companies and functions that are used for advertising. To do this, use the appropriate user tools, available at or
Most browsers also offer a “do not track function” you can use to avoid being “tracked” by websites. If this function is activated, the respective browser notifies advertising networks, websites and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behavior-based advertising and the like. Depending on the provider of your browser, you can find information and instructions on how to edit this function from the following links:

Google Chrome:
Mozilla Firefox:
Internet Explorer:

In addition, you can prevent scripts from loading by default. NoScript only allows JavaScripts, Java and other plug-ins to be run with trusted domains of your choice. You can obtain information and instructions on how to edit this function from the provider of your browser (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox at:
Please note that the functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.

Feedback form and contact via email

If you send us inquiries using the feedback form or e-mail, we save your details from the feedback form or your e-mail, including your first and last name, title, subject for the purpose of processing the request and in the event of follow-up questions. Entering an e-mail address is necessary for us to contact you, entering your first and last name and your title and the subject is voluntary. We will never pass on this data without your consent. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and, if applicable, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request aims to conclude a contract. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed, provided there are no statutory retention requirements. In the case of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR you may object to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).
ReCAPTCHA is intended to check whether the data entry on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is carried out by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. ReCAPTCHA evaluates different types of information for the analysis, e.g.

• IP address
• How long the website user stays on the website
• Mouse movements made by the user
• The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place. Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
We have a legitimate interest in protecting our website from abusive automated spying and unwanted, automated spam.
Google is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
We do not store personal data from the use of reCAPTCHA. In general, the personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy can be found at the following links: and

Use of Matomo

This website uses the web analysis service Matomo (, a service from the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Matomo”) to collect and store data based on your consent to the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a GDPR.
From this data, pseudonymized usage profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose. Cookies may be used. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the website visitor's Internet browser. Among other things, the cookies enable the Internet browser to be recognized. The data collected using Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) are processed on our servers.
The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use subsequently at any time with a click of the mouse. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data.
Please note that the complete deletion of your cookies means that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.
Legal caveat:

You can find more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software at the following link (

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and therefore no identification of your identity is possible. Google is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
If you have given us your consent to the use of Google Analytics to analyze user behavior and for optimization and marketing purposes, the legal basis for processing is consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. The terms of use of Google Analytics and information on data protection can be accessed via the following links: and
You can prevent cookies being stored by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we would like to point out that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and the data relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by clicking on the following link to download and install the browser plug-in available at the following URL:
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will activate an opt out cookie:
Deactivating Google Analytics
Information on the handling of user data with Google Analytics can be found in Google's privacy policy:
You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with future effect by clicking this link. Once you have objected, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again (
Visitors to this website can object to this data collection and storage at any time for the future at the URL

Open Street Map

Our homepage uses the online map service provider OpenStreetMap via an interface. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to use the map function in a comfortable way. Provider of the map service is OpenStreetMap Foundation ("OSMF"), St John's Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, United Kingdom. To use the functionalities of OpenStreetMap it is necessary to store your IP address. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 s. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the improvement of useability of our website. Your internet browser connects to servers operated by OSMF in the United Kingdom and in countries in the EU (Ireland, Netherlands). Regarding the data transfer to the United Kingdom, there is an adequacy decision of the EU Commission within the meaning of Art. 45 (1) GDPR. We as the operator of this website have no control over such connections and the processing of your data by OSMF. For more information about OSMF's processing of user data, please refer to the Privacy Policy:


Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube site. The website is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at:
The extended data protection mode is used here, which, according to the provider, only starts storing user information when the video/s is/are played back. If the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider “YouTube” uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. According to information from “YouTube”, these serve, among other things, to record video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive behavior. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click on a video. If you do not want your YouTube profile to be assigned, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interests in the display of personalized advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact YouTube to exercise them.
Regardless of whether the embedded videos are played back, a connection to the Google “DoubleClick” network is established each time this website is accessed, which may trigger further data processing operations without our influence.
Google is certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Use of SalesViewer® technology

This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.
In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally
The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.
The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.

Data transfer and recipient

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties, except
- if we have explicitly pointed this out in the description of the respective data processing.
- if you have given express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR
- the disclosure according to Art. 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
- in the event that for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR there is a legal obligation and
- insofar as this is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.
We also use external service providers to process our services, which we have carefully selected and commissioned in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. With which, if necessary, we have contract processing contracts in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. These are service providers for web hosting, sending e mails, and maintaining our IT systems, etc. The service providers will not pass this data on

Data security

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk, taking into account the latest developments in technology, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing, as well as the varying probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons. This website uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content.

Retention period for personal data

The retention period for personal data is based on the relevant statutory retention periods (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). After the respective period has expired, the relevant data will be routinely deleted. If data is required to fulfill or initiate a contract or if we have a legitimate interest in further storage, the data will be deleted if you no longer need it for these purposes or if you exercise your right of withdrawal or objection.

Your rights

Below you will find information on which data subject rights the applicable data protection law grants you with respect to the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:
The right to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, unless it was collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about its details.
The right to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
The right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless the processing is required to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend of legal claims.
The right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, provided that the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
The right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, standard and machine-readable format in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR or to request the transfer to another data controller.
The right to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of the federal state of our above registered office or, if applicable, that of your usual place of residence or work.
The right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time with future effect. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;

Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar as this is done for reasons that arise from your particular situation. Insofar as the objection is directed against the processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you have a general right to object without the need to specify a special situation.
If you would like to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, an email to is sufficient.

External links

Past or upcoming congresses or workshops are only included on our website as a link to the relevant services. After clicking on the integrated text/image link, you will be forwarded to the website of the respective website operator. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection regulations of the providers you use.

Right to make alterations

We reserve the right to adapt or update this privacy policy if necessary in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Doing this allows us to adapt them to the current legal requirements and take changes in our services into account, e.g. when introducing new services. The most current version applies to your visit.

This privacy policy was last updated on: 28.11.2019