fast growing market;
- 250 million major operations performed worldwide every year;
- over 70 players in Europe;
- Surgical CPT: € 540 million;6
- Expected € 661 million in 2015;
- Expected $1,131.4 million in Europe by 2018 at a CAGR of 8%.7
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I. Basic provisions:
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Data protection is of an extremely high priority for STS Medical Group. The usage of STS Medical Group’s websites, and especially the www.stsmedicalgroup.com website, is possible without personal data, although if a data subject wants to use special corporate services through our websites, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing is necessary, but there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject. The processing of your personal data is done in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Administrator of this website’s users personal data is:
STS Medical Group
Société à responsabilité limitée
75, Parc d'Activités
8308 Capellen - Luxembourg
Phone: +(352) 2033 2732
II. Personal Data of the users, which is collected and processed by the website’s administrator:
III. Goals of collecting and processing the users personal data:
The personal data we collect from you will be used only for the purposes, mentioned to be collected for and or as required by the applicable law
The personal data you provide here, will be used for the purpose of administering the service, including, but not limited to:
IV. Protection of our legitimate interests
There might be cases in which we use or share information, in order to protect our rights and commercial activities. This may include:
The main reasons for these types of processing are our legitimate interests, related to the protection of our commercial activities, while we guarantee that all the measures we undertake, ensure a balance between our interests and your main fundamental rights.
V. Providing personal data to third parties
STS Medical Group respects and protects the privacy of your personal data. Subject to legal requirements or with your consent, STS Medical Group might disclose your personal data to third parties, who process personal data or are independent administrators.
Processors of personal data are third parties who may use your personal information only in the manner specified in the agreement between STS Medical Group and them for the purposes stated in this policy. They will not disclose your personal data with any organizations except us. They will keep your information secure for a period, which we have previously claimed.
Providing user data to third parties takes place in accordance with the legal provisions on data protection and confidentiality of information.
VI. Duration of the storage period of the user's personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the relevant retention period. Upon expiration of this period, the relevant data will be deleted, in case it is no longer necessary for the performance or opening of the contract and / or no longer have legitimate interests on our part for further storage.
VII. User Rights
Users have the following rights, related to the processing of his/her personal data, given to www.stsmedicalgroup.com:
We have no obligation to accept the user's request to delete his or her personal data if processing is required:
In order to exercise its rights, the user may contact STS Medical Group using the contact details listed above. All valid requests submitted to www.stsmedicalgroup.com will be answered within 30 days unless the request is particularly complex or if you have made more requests, in which case we will respond within a maximum of two months.
The user may at any time object to the processing of his or her data for the purposes of direct marketing (including creating accounts) without giving any reason, in which case the processing will be terminated as soon as possible.
VIII. Users data, collected by visiting our website:
When you visit our website for information purposes only, we only collect information from your browser. When you visit our website, we collect the information we need to be able to technically show you our website:
After your visit to the website, these general data and information are stored in the logs on the server, separately from any personal data provided by the subject. Using this common data and information, STS Medical Group makes no conclusions about the data subject. This data is stored to enhance website and data security.
IX. Contact options through the website
The website contains information that allows quick electronic contact, as well as direct communication with us, which includes a common address of the so-called e-mail address. If a data subject contacts the administrator via e-mail, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored in the e-mail platform. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller shall be stored for processing or liaising with the data subject. We do not transfer these personal data to third parties.
The data subject is able to contact or fill in an inquiry with a reference to personal details (name, e-mail address). The personal data entered by the data subject is collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller and for his / her own purpose.
By filling in the feedback form and requesting the web site, the IP address specified by the ISP and used by the site and date of registration is also stored. The reason of keeping this data is because it is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, if necessary, to allow the investigation of committed crimes. Such data shall not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to transmit the data or if the transfer is for the purpose of prosecution.
Users who are requesting contact through our website may change the personal data specified at the time of completion of the forms at any time or delete them completely from the data of the administrator.
The administrator shall, at any time, provide upon request to any data subject, information on what personal data is stored for the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or delete personal data upon request or reference to the data subject insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The Data Protection Officer specifically designated in this Privacy Statement, as well as all Administrator's employees, are at the disposal of the data subject in that regard as a point of a contact.
www.stsmedicalgroup.com uses “cookies” to ensure proper functionality and to collect statistical data for the number of visits. You can configure your browser to accept or decline the “cookies”. If you do not want to accept the “cookies”, you can change their settings through our “Cookies Module” (by choosing “Settings” and then choosing which “cookies” you want to load). Please, keep in mind that the functionality of our website might be limited, if some of the “cookies” are not accepted.
www.stsmedicalgroup.com uses “cookies”. “Cookies” are small text files, which are saved in your computer. “Cookies” track the websites you visit and contain information about your visits. “Cookies” are used for functionality. “Cookies” are stored on your computer and contain anonymous information.
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These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor and develop its performance.
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Keep in mind that you can set up your browser in such a way that you are aware of the cookie settings and decide whether to accept cookies separately or disable cookie acceptance for certain cases or as a whole. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the browser's help menu, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. More detailed information can be found at the following links:
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XI. Use of external services and data transfer to third parties
This website uses Google Analytics, Google LLC Analysis Services, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies for the use of this website (including the abbreviated IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and is stored there.
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()", which provides anonymity to the IP address by cutting it down and disabling a direct personal connection. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and will be shortened there. In these exceptional cases the processing shall be carried out in accordance with Art. 6, paragraph 1 of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in statistical analysis of consumer behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on the activity of the website, and provide us with other services related to the use of websites and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics does not merge with other Google data.
You can cancel the usage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect cookie-generated data about the use of the website (including your IP address) and process it. You can download and install the browser plug-in located at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
For an alternative way of canceling, please click on the following address to disable cookies, which will deactivate the ability of Google Analytics to collect information about this website in the future.
For more information about how Google Analytics manages user data, please visit the following page: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
On this website, the administrator has integrated YouTube components for playing video. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to offer free videos to other users, which also provides free viewing, reviewing, and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to post all kinds of videos. Via that internet portal you can access movies and TV shows as well as music videos, trailers and videos created by users.
The YouTube Operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
YouTube and Google will receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject while visiting our website has entered YouTube. If such transmission of this information to YouTube and Google is not desirable to the data subject, delivery can be prevented if the data subject cancels out of his own YouTube account before calling our website.
We inform you that we have no control over YouTube cookies, if you click the PLAY button on the video.
YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information on the collection, processing, and use of personal data from YouTube and Google.
XII. Use of social networks
Our website uses the so-called "plugins" of the Facebook social network managed by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Facebook"). Plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or "Social Plug-in for Facebook" or "Social Add-on for Facebook". Overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
If you do not want Facebook to link the information gathered through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must sign out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also prevent plugins from loading in Facebook and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser in the future, e.g. with the script "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/)
Facebook Inc., based in the United States, is certified for the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which ensures the level of data protection applicable in the EU.
The purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of Facebook data, as well as your rights and setup options to protect your personal information, can be found at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Our website employs "plugins" provided by the social network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. You can identify these plugins with the LinkedIn logo.
By clicking the LinkedIn button (LinkedIn logo), your browser builds a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. Thereby, LinkedIn obtains the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the share button while being logged in into your LinkedIn account, you can link content from this website directly to your LinkedIn profile. Thereby, LinkedIn can match the visit on our web directly to your user account. We point out that we as the website operator do not have any knowledge about the content of the transmitted data as well as about the usage by LinkedIn.
If you do not want LinkedIn to link the information gathered through our website directly with your LinkedIn profile, you must sign out of LinkedIn before visiting our website. You can also prevent plugins from loading in LinkedIn and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser in the future, e.g. with the script "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/)
Our website uses the so-called "plugins" of Twitter. Twitter is a social network managed by of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. These plugins can be identified for example through terms such as “Tweet” or through the Twitter logo. Among other things, they enable the sharing of articles or sites of this websites on Twitter. If a User visits a website with such a button, the browser will build a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter plugins will be transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. Hence, we have no influence on the volume of data Twitter collects through this plugin and can only inform the users accordingly to our level of knowledge: Log data such as the user’s IP address or the previously visited websites etc are transmitted.
If you do not want Twitter to link the information gathered through our website directly with your Twitter profile, you must sign out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also prevent plugins from loading in Twitter and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser in the future, e.g. with the script "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/)
You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses the so-called "plugins" of Pinterest. Pinterest is a social network managed by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4904, USA. You can identify these plugins with the Pinterest logo. If a user visits a website that contains such a button, the browser builds a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest.
Thereby, Pinterest obtains the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the "Pin It Button" or the Pinterest logo while being logged in into your Pinterest account, you can link content from this website directly to your Pinterest profile. Thereby, Pinterest can match the visit on our web directly to your user account. If you are a Pinterest member and you want to avoid that Pinterest collects personal data about you through our website and match those to your member data, you need to log out your Pinterest account before visiting our website as well as avoid clicking on the Pinterest plugins.
We want to point out that we do not have any influence on the volume of data Pinterest collects with these plugins and can only inform the users accordingly to our level of knowledge: Your log data e.g. the user's IP address or the previously visited websites etc are transferred.
Further information can be found in the privacy policies of Pinterest here: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
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