Privacy

STATEMENTS ON DATA PROTECTION 

  • SDI Limited (SDI) is the publisher of this website.  SDI Limited’s Statement on Data Protection is set out in Section 1 below, which relates to data processing on this website.  
  • SDI Germany GmbH (SDI Germany) and SDI Dental Innovations Limited (SDI Innovations) are wholly owned subsidiaries of SDI.  SDI Germany’s and SDI Innovation’s Statement on Data Protection is set out in Section 2 below, which relates to data processing by them in their businesses.

1) SDI Limited

Data protection is an important issue at SDI. We process your personal data only in accordance with relevant legal requirements. We inform you in detail below about the processing of personal data on SDI’s website:

General Remarks 

If visiting our website your Internet Browser will automatically send information to SDI’s server. The following information will be temporarily stored and processed in a “logfile” until it is automatically deleted: 

  • IP Address of the contacting computer 
  • Date, time of access, name and URL of the requested data 
  • Website from which access has been made (referrer URL) 
  • Browser used and the operating system of your computer 

The above mentioned data is processed at SDI for the following purposes: 

  • To ensure a smooth connection and a comfortable use of, and visit to, our website 
  • To evaluate security aspects, and 
  • For administrative purposes

The processing of this data is lawful in accordance with Art.6 , sec. 1, 1st sentence, paragraph (f) of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Our legitimate interests are justified by the purposes listed above. We will never use this data to draw conclusions about your identity.

Our contact information is published under the “Contact Us” section of this website and, in the case of the German version of this website, the “Impressum” section of this website.  Our contact information may not be used by third parties for providing us with advertising or for other commercial issues, if not requested by SDI. We may take legal action against such unbidden advertising, such as spam mailings.

Use of the “Contact Us” section of our website 

Should you wish to contact us with any queries, you may use the “Contact Us” section of our website. For such contact, you must provide, among other things, your email address to let us know who is asking for information and to enable us to answer your questions. You may add additional personal data. Personal data provided to us in this way (e.g. name, address etc) is provided by your free will. We stress that any data transfer between us via the internet (such as by e-mail) may never be totally safe and a third party’s access to that data may never totally be excluded.  The processing of your personal data is lawful in accordance with Art 6, sec.1, 1st sentence, paragraph (a), GDPR due to the consent given by you when submitting the Contact Us request. 

The data processed by SDI following your Contact Us inquiry will be periodically and permanently deleted by SDI, except where a business relationship results from such an inquiry.

Use of the “Subscribe” section of our website 

Should you wish to receive information regarding SDI’s new products, promotions, dental events, news etc, you may use the “Subscribe” section of our website.  To allow us to provide this information, you must provide, among other things, your email address. You may add additional personal data. Personal data provided to us in this way (e.g. name, address etc) is provided by your free will. We stress that any data transfer between us via the internet (such as by e-mail) may never be totally safe and a third party’s access to that data may never totally be excluded.  

The processing of your personal data is lawful in accordance with Art 6, sec.1, 1st sentence, paragraph (a), GDPR due to the consent given by you when making this request via the “Subscribe” section of our website.

You may stop the receipt of this information at any time, by using the unsubscribe link within the emails you receive from SDI or by emailing us at any time via Germany@sdi.com.au .

Data transfer to third parties 

A transfer of your personal data to third parties will only take place:

  • If and in so far as you have given your consent 
  • If the transfer is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by SDI or by a third party according to Art 6 sec. 1, 1st sentence, paragraph (f), GDPR, provided such interests are not overridden by your interests or by the fundamental rights that require protection of personal data
  • If the transfer is legally required, or 
  • If the transfer is lawful and required for the execution of contractual relationships with you

Cookies 

We use cookies on our website, which means that when visiting our website information is stored by SDI relating to, among other things, the computer and operating system you are using. This does not enable us to become aware of your identity. 

The use of cookies enables a smoother connection and a more comfortable use of our website. These cookies can be deleted using your browser settings. 

We also use cookies that remain temporarily on your computer. This enables us to recognize that your computer has already visited our website and to use inputs and settings from your last visit.

In addition, we use cookies for statistical purposes, to optimize our website and its content. These cookies can be deleted using your browser settings.

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You may change the settings in your browser so that no cookies will be stored on your computer or so that before your computer stores any cookie you will be asked to accept the storage of cookies on your computer. Totally de-activating cookies may affect the smooth and comfortable use of our website and some functions on our website may not be operable. For example, we use cookies for recognizing the appropriate country/language of the user and for google analytics (see below).

The personal data processed by cookies is a lawful pursuit of our legitimate interests under Art. 6, sec. 1, 1st sentence, paragraph (f), GDPR.

Google analytics 

To optimize our website, we also use google analytics, a web-analytic-service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) “Google“. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see above) are used. Information about your use of our website is created by these cookies – for example, the following information:

  • Type and version of your internet browser 
  • Operating system of your computer 
  • Referrer URL (last website visited) 
  • IP-Address of your internet connection
  • Time of server contact

will be forwarded to and stored at a Google server in the USA (the above is not an exhaustive list, for additional details please visit Google Analytics’ website). The information will be used and processed for analysing the use of our website, to create reports about website activities and to provide you with other marketing and internet-using services related to the use of our website and the internet. The information may also be transferred to third parties, if required by legislation, or to data processors. Google will never connect your IP-Address to other Google data. Your IP-Address will remain anonymous so that identifying you is impossible (termed IPMasking).

You may avoid the installation of cookies via your browser settings. Totally de-activating cookies may affect the comfortable use of our website and some functions on our website may not be operable.

You may also avoid the creation and transfer of the information described above by downloading and installing a Browser-Add-on available at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de . Some mobile devices may be able to obtain an alternative opt-out-cookie, however you should make your own enquiries regarding the tools that are available to achieve this and their effectiveness. 

For further information about data protection in connection with google analytics, please use the google Analytics help-function at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?h l=de .

The use of google analytics in the manner described above accords with Art. 6, sec. 1, 1st sentence, paragraph (f), GDPR and achieves the purposes of improving customer experiences, optimising our website and statistical evaluation. These interests are legitimate as provided in the abovementioned GDPR provision.

Subject data rights 

As the data subject you have the following rights: 

  • to access and obtain information about your personal data processed at SDI (according to Art. 15 GDPR); 
  • to rectify inaccurate personal data (according to Art. 16 GDPR); 
  • to erase your personal data (according to Art. 17 GDPR); 
  • to restrict the processing of your personal data (according to Art. 18 GDPR); 
  • data portability (according to Art. 20 GDPR); 
  • to withdraw any consent given to SDI at any time (according to Art. 7, sec. 3 GDPR) 
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or SDI Germany`s place of business (according to Art. 77 GDPR) 
  • in relation to personal data processed by SDI due to SDI’s legitimate interests (according to Art. 6, sec. 1, paragraph (f) GDPR), you may have the right to object to the processing of your personal data (according to Art. 21 GDPR).

For details about these rights, the restrictions on these rights and the legal effects resulting from the execution of these rights, we draw your attention to the GDPR provisions mentioned above. 

Should you wish to exercise these rights in relation to SDI, please contact us at eu.data.protection@sdi.com.au and let us know which right you wish to exercise and the relevant GDPR provision, if possible.

Data Security 

We use the widely used SSL-encoding for your website visit and the highest encoding level supported by your Internet Browser. 

Beyond that we provide appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access. These safety measures are continually improved in accordance with technological developments.

Disclaimer for Links 

As we have no control over external websites that are linked from our website and/or their content, we may not be held responsible for any content on such external websites.

2) SDI Germany & SDI Innovations 

As SDI Germany & SDI Innovations have no website, this statement about their handling and protection of personal data is published and made available on this website.

Data protection is an important issue at SDI Germany and SDI Innovations. We process your personal data only in accordance with relevant legal requirements. We inform you in detail below about the processing of personal data at SDI Germany and SDI Innovations:

General Remarks

In connection with our businesses we only store or process the following personal data (the following comments don’t apply to the personal data we store or process about our employees for employment-related purposes): 

  • The personal data of natural persons in a business or contractual relationship with us. In this case, we only store and process your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations and to improve our relationship with you.
  • The personal data of employees in charge of undertakings and legal entities (for example, companies) with a business or contractual relationship with us. In this case, we only store and process your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations and to improve our relationship with you.
  • If and in so far as you contact us or one of our employees. In this case, we will only store and process the personal data that you voluntarily provide to us.
  • If and in so far as a private email is addressed to you from an SDI email address. In this case, we are not able to avoid that, at the very least, your email address and any personal data provided during the communication being temporarily stored on an SDI Server. SDI will only store such data and will not process it in any way. Regarding the legitimate interests of our employees in using SDI’s email accounts, we are of the opinion that such storing without control or processing is not overridden by your interests and therefor lawful under Art. 6, sec.1 paragraph (f), GDPR, bearing in mind that most private addressees are aware of and would usually consent  to such storing, without further processing, when corresponding with a business e-mail address.

We will process all data that you – or any third party in connection with our contractual relationship with you –provide to us, but only to fulfil our contractual obligations and to improve our relationship with you, and we will always take account of, and obey, all legal requirements and provisions. 

We will only transfer your personal data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • If and in so far as you give your consent
  • If the transfer is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by SDI or by a third party according to Art 6 sec.1, 1st sentence, paragraph (f), GDPR and such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights which require the protection of personal data;
  • If the transfer is legally required, or
  • If the transfer is lawful and required for the execution of any contractual relationship with you

If we are not legally required or allowed to store your personal data, your personal data will be finally deleted as follows – in the case of: 

  • data connected with a business relationship between us, without undue delay after the termination of the relationship; or
  • data connected with you contacting us, without undue delay after our response to you (except if your enquiry results in a business relationship with us).

If you receive emails from SDI you should be aware that if you click on any social media link appearing with the email:

  • the moment you click on that link, your personal data will be sent to the social media provider – for example, your IP address, your operating system, the referrer URL etc, and
  • personal data sent to the social media provider will cease to be covered by this Statement.  

Before you click on any social media link, you should visit the social media provider’s website to inform yourself of how they may use your personal data, which may include marketing, research and other purposes. 

We provide appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access. Our safety measures are subject to continuous improvement in accordance with technological developments. 

As the data subject (e.g. as a natural person or employee of an undertaking or legal entity that we have a business relationship with) you have the following rights:

  • to access and obtain information about your personal data where it’s processed at SDI (according to Art. 15 GDPR); 
  • to rectify inaccurate personal data (according to Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to erase your personal data (according to Art. 17 GDPR); 
  • to restrict the processing of your personal data (according to Art. 18 GDPR); 
  • data portability (according to Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to withdraw any given consent given to us at any time (according to Art. 7 Sect. 3 GDPR); 
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work, SDI Germany’s place of business or SDI Innovations’ place of business (according to Art. 77 GDPR); 
  • in relation to personal data processed by us due to our legitimate interests (according to Art. 6 sec. 1, 1st sentence, paragraph (f), GDPR), you may have the right to object to the processing of your personal data (according to Art. 21 GDPR). 

For details about these rights, the restrictions on these rights and the legal effects resulting from the execution of these rights, we draw your attention to the GDPR provisions mentioned above.

Should you wish to exercise these rights in relation to SDI Germany or SDI Innovations, please contact us at eu.data.protection@sdi.com.au and let us know which right you wish to exercise and the relevant GDPR provision, if possible.

In the case of both SDI Germany and SDI Innovations, you may also contact our data protection officer by post at:

Mr. David Pagnoni

SDI Germany GmbH

Hansestr.85

51149 Köln