This website (hereinafter the “Website”) is provided by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. (hereinafter “us” or “we”). For further information regarding the provider of the Website, please refer to our imprint.
Information on other selected non-Website related data processing activities performed by us and all of our affiliates in Germany (e.g. when you give us a business card or we collect your data from publicly available sources) can be found in the privacy information for selected specific processing activities.
Handling of personal data
In the following we wish to provide you with information on how we handle your personal data when you use our Website. Unless otherwise indicated in the following chapters, the legal basis for the handling of your personal data results from the fact that such handling is required to make available the functionalities of the Website requested by you (Art. 6(1)(b) General Data Protection Regulation).
Using our Website
Accessing our Website
When you call up our Website, your browser will transfer certain information to our web server. This is done for technical reasons and required to make available to you the requested information. To facilitate your access to the Website, the following information is collected, briefly stored and used:
- IP address
- Date and time of access
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of request (specific site)
- Status of access/HTTP status code
- Transferred volume of data
- Website requesting access
- Browser, language settings, version of browser software operating system and surface
Moreover, to protect our legitimate interests, we will store such information for a limited period of time in order to be able to initiate a tracking of personal data in the event of actual or attempted unauthorized access to our servers (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).
Setting of cookies
What are cookies?
This website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) which your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our website.
What cookies do we use?
We differentiate between two main-categories of cookies: (1) strictly necessary cookies, which are essential to browse the website and use its features, and (2) optional cookies (e.g. analytic cookies, targeting cookies, functional cookies) used for e.g. website analysis, website personalization and marketing purposes. The following button leads to the Privacy Preference Center and provides a detailed description of the optional cookies in use:
Subject to your consent
We only use optional cookies if we have obtained your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation). Upon your first access to our website, a banner will appear, asking you to give us your consent to the setting of optional cookies. If your consent is given, we will place a cookie on your computer and the banner will not appear again as long as the cookie is active. After expiration of the cookie’s lifespan, or if you actively delete the cookie, the banner will reappear upon your next visit to our website and again ask for your consent.
How to prevent the setting of cookies
Website analysis and online behavioral advertising
Website analysis with Google
On our Website we use a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). Google will analyze your use of our Website on our behalf. To this purpose, we use the cookies described in more detail in the above table. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of our Website (e.g. the referring URL, our webpages visited by you, your browser type, your language settings, your operating system, your screen resolution) will be transmitted to a server of Google in the US, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to us in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your full IP address during this process. We have activated on our Website the IP anonymizing function offered by Google, which will delete the last 8 bits (type IPv4) or the last 80 bits (type IPv6) of your IP address after each data transfer to Google.
Moreover, by concluding specific agreements with Google we ensure that an adequate level of data protection is maintained with respect to the processing of personal data by Google in the US.
You may withdraw your consent to the use of web analysis at any time, either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your consents in the Privacy Preference Center, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed. Both options will prevent the application of web analysis only as long as you use the browser on which you installed the plugin and do not delete the opt-out Cookie.
Use of contact forms
You can contact us directly via the contact forms available on our Website. In particular, you may provide us with the following information:
- Name and surname
- Gender and title
- Contact data (e.g. postal/email address or phone number)
We process information provided by you via contact forms exclusively for the processing of your specific request. We delete this information as soon as it is no longer required anymore in order to process or follow up on your request.
Information on side effects and quality complaints
This Website is not intended or designed for communications regarding side effects, lack of therapeutic effect, medication errors, grey market products/counterfeit medicine, incorrect or off-label use, quality complaints and/or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products. If you wish to report side effects or make a quality complaint, please contact your health care professional (e.g. physician or pharmacist), your local health authority, or use our Website for the report of undesirable side effects.
If you nevertheless report to us undesirable side effects or other issues regarding the safeness or quality of Bayer products, we will be legally bound to deal with your communication and may have to contact you for clarification purposes. Subsequently, we may have to notify the competent health authorities of the issues reported by you. In this context, your information will be forwarded in pseudonymized form, i.e. no information by which you may be directly identified will be passed on. We may also have to forward these pseudonymized notifications to our group companies and cooperation partners, to the extent these are likewise obliged to notify their respectively competent health authorities.
Further information about data privacy and side effect reporting are available in the Bayer Privacy Statement for Pharmacovigilance Data.
Recipients of personal data
For the processing of your personal data we will to some extent use specialized service contractors that process your data on our behalf (e.g. for IT-Support or cloud services).
Such service contractors are carefully selected and regularly monitored by us. Based on respective data processing agreements, they will only process personal data in accordance with our instructions.
We may share your personal data with our affiliates from the Bayer Group, where necessary for the purposes described above.
Authorities and state institutions
We may share your personal data with law enforcement agencies or other authorities and state institutions if legally required or necessary for the purposes described above.
In order to support legal decisions and to pursue or defend against legal claims, we may share your personal data with external lawyers.
Prospective buyers in the context of Mergers & Acquisitions
We may share your personal data with a prospective buyer in case of an acquisition, merger or any other type of corporate or asset transition involving a change of ownership or control concerning us or our services.
Information regarding your rights
The following rights are in general available to you according to applicable data privacy laws:
- Right of information about your personal data stored by us;
- Right to request the correction, deletion or restricted processing of your personal data;
- Right to object to a processing based on legitimate interest or public interest, unless we are able to proof that compelling, warranted reasons superseding your interests, rights and freedom exist, or that such processing is done for purposes of the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
- Right to data portability;
- Right to file a complaint with a data protection authority;
- Where you have provided your consent to the processing of your personal data, you may at any time withdraw your consent with future effect. Such a withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of the processing prior to the withdrawal.
If you are a resident of California or Nevada in the United States, you may have additional rights regarding your personal data. More information may be found on the US privacy statement addendum.
For any questions you may have with respect to data privacy, or if you wish to exercise your rights, please address your request to our contact form or contact our company data protection officer at the following address:
Data Privacy Officer
51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Bayer AG is designated as representative in the European Union for our non-European legal entities in accordance with Art. 27 GDPR. You may contact the representative at the following address:
Data Privacy Representative
51368 Leverkusen, Germany
Amendment of Privacy Statement
We may update our Privacy Statement from time to time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our website. Any amendments become effective upon publication on our website. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit the site to keep yourself informed on possible updates.
Declaration as of: 02-01-2023