According to Section 4 of the Teleservices Data Protection Act (TDDSG)1, every operator of a commercial website is under an obligation to provide a Privacy Statement and, by means of this, to inform the visitor of how his or her personal data will be dealt with during the visit:
We, bambach.care GmbH & Co. KG, take the protection of personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules instituted by the laws of data protection as well as other regulations relevant to data protection. We would hereby like to provide you, as a visitor to our website, an overview of the measures we carry out to protect personal data.
Personal data – according to Section 3 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), this comprises
‘any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject).’-
when you visit this website, these data are collected only to the extent technically necessary, or for purposes of conducting our business activities.
Generally speaking, when you visit our website, for technical reasons, information is stored in server log files that your browser transmits to us. This information included:
• browser type/version
• the operating system used
• referrer URL (the site visited previously)
• host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
• time of the server request.
These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not merged with other data sources; the data are also deleted immediately following any potential statistical analysis.
Moreover, only in rare cases does a visit to our website require you to divulge further personal data to us (such as name, address, e-mail address or telephone number). This is the case, for example, if you use our contact form (as a customer, nursing professional or interested party), if you request that information be sent to you in the post, or if you request any other contact.
As a matter of principle, the protection of your personal data is based on the following three pillars:
1. Complete transparency with regard to what happens to your data and when, and how you are dealt with
2. Data minimisation, i.e., minimising the amount of data required
3. Strict limitation of the purpose(s) for which the data you provide are used
Especially for our nursing professionals, here is a further statement by our management:
‘When establishing contact between a hospital and a nursing professional, bambach care first conveys the freelance nursing professional’s data to the hospital by means of a ‘brief profile’. These data cannot be directly assigned to any particular person, as no name, date of birth, etc., is named; instead, all we convey is a name abbreviation assigned by us, together with the candidate’s year of birth. Only if the nursing professional and the hospital agree to enter into a business relationship are his or her name, e-mail address and telephone number, along with other relevant data (such as proof of qualifications) forwarded for purposes of establishing contact.’
Under no circumstances are the data we collect sold or passed along to third parties, unless, in the latter case, this is absolutely necessary for the execution of a contract for the performance of services. In this case, however, we provide you with a separate notification to this effect. Your data will be transmitted to the authorities, or to state institutions with an with permission to collect such information, only if this is in compliance with legal obligation to supply information, or if a judicial decision has been rendered to this effect. In cases such as this, the information transmitted is always limited to the minimum required extent.
Once the purpose for the storage of data has been lifted (and following the expiration or any relevant tax, commercial or other retention periods), all your personal data will be immediately deleted, provided that you have not expressly consented, at that time, to further use of your data.
In this regard, you may always assert your rights under the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), informally and free of charge:
- The right to information (Sections 6, 19 and 34 BDSG) about the personal information stored, about its origins, about the recipients and categories of recipients involved, and about the purpose of the storage
- The right to correction, blockage or deletion (Sections 6, 20, 35 BDSG) of personal data
- The right of objection, with effect for the future (Section 28 BDSG)
You may revoke at any time any permissions you have granted for the collection, storage and use of data, without providing reasons.
You may direct any written or oral requests, general suggestions or complaints with regard to the topic of privacy to the following address:
bambach.care GmbH & Co. KG
83119 Obing, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0) 86 24 / 87 53 0-0
Fax: +49 (0) 86 24 / 87 53 0-20
External Data Protection Officer: ER Secure e.K., René Ehlting, Radlkoferstr. 2, 81373 Munich, Germany
The protection of personal data is a company principle to which we attach great importance. This is accomplished through training, lively communication and a written commitment to data secrecy and compliance with the provisions of law governing data protection on the part of all employees and external service providers.
All technical and organisational, physical and logical facilities and measures, in the fields of privacy as well as IT and information security, serve to prevent damage to, destruction of and unauthorised access to stored data while at the same time achieving the objectives of protecting confidentiality, availability and integrity.
Persons younger than 18 years of age
Persons below the age of 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. We do not request personal data from children and adolescents, nor do we collect such information or pass it on to third parties.
When you visit one of our websites, information may be saved on your computer as a ‘cookie’, which is then automatically recognised the next time you visit the site. Cookies are small text files sent from a web server to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer.
Only the Internet Protocol address is stored in this process, and no personal data is involved. This information is used to automatically recognise you on your next visit to our website, and to facilitate navigation. Cookies enable us, for instance, to customise a website in line with your interests, or to store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time.
If you use external links offered within the framework of the Internet operations of our web pages, then this data protection declaration does not extend to these links. If we offer links, we make every effort to ensure that no illegal contents were recognisable on the websites to be linked at the time of the setting of the link. However, we have no influence over whether other operators comply with privacy and security rules. Therefore, please also make your own enquiries about the data protection declarations that apply to the web pages of the other operators.
Use of Facebook social plug-ins
1 ‘At the beginning of the use process, the service provider shall inform the user, in a generally understandable form, of the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of his or her personal data, and of the processing of his or her data in states located beyond the scope of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (Official Journal L 281 , 23/11/1995 p. 31), unless such a notification has already been provided.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, text files that are stored to your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities for the website operators, and to provide additional services relating to website and Internet usage. Google may also pass this information on to third parties insofar as the law requires this, or if third parties process these data under commission by Google [persons/companies that process personal data under commission by Google are not considered third parties!] . Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with other data that Google has collected about you. You can set your browser software to deny installation of cookies; we wish to point out, however, that, in this case, you may not have full use of all of the functions of this website. By using this website, you declare your consent to the processing by Google of data collected about you, in the manner and for the purposes as described above.