Data privacy

Thank you for visiting our website and your interest in our company and our products. We assure you that your privacy and personal data will be safeguarded, since we will only collect, process, and use your personal data as described in this data privacy policy and as required by the data protection laws applicable in Germany.

You can visit our website without having to disclose who you are. You will thus remain anonymous to us. To ensure that our website is displayed correctly, you are only required to provide the data that is transmitted from your browser to our server (see “Log files”). No other personal data will be saved unless you voluntarily enter it on the website or use corresponding features such as registering for our newsletter or requesting informational material.

Newsletter, contact, and requests for information

By subscribing to our electronic newsletter, you consent to the storage and use of your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). This data will not be shared with third parties. You may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future and thus unsubscribe from the newsletter (such reference is included in the newsletter).

You can enter your personal data (title, first name, last name, email address) into our website for the purpose of contacting us. This data will only be used and saved for the purpose of dealing with your message upon your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). It will not be used for other purposes or shared with third parties unless you expressly agree (consent).

By requesting brochures or informational material from us, you consent to the storage and use of your address details by Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG for the purpose of sending you the requested informational material (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). If you have requested “further informational material from Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG”, we will also send you information about our products by post in the future without an additional specific request, and you will thus have consented to the storage and use of your address details for these purposes (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Your data will be shared with third parties solely for the purpose of sending such information. Otherwise, no data will be disclosed. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect.

If you are sent informational material by Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG that you do not wish to receive, you may object to further informational material being sent to you and to the use of your personal data for this purpose.

Online surveys

We do not collect any personal data from online surveys posted on this website. Surveys are conducted anonymously and therefore it is not possible to identify you. The information collected is only used to further develop our website and is not shared with third parties.

Social bookmarks and email referrals

If you like our website, please feel free to recommend it to others.

You can share your thoughts on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter by clicking on the respective social media button immediately below the respective post. Once you have clicked on the relevant social media button, your browser will establish a direct link to the respective social media site. Unfortunately, we have no influence over the data that will be requested by the operator of the social media site through the respective “share” feature. Based on the information available to us, the data transmitted includes the URL of the site visited and your IP address and/or another platform-dependent identifier. If you are logged into the respective social media site when you click on the social media button, the respective operator can link the visit to this website with your user account.

The buttons enable you to interact with social networks and other users, which will help us improve our service and make it more appealing to you as a user. The legal basis for using the buttons is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

The purpose and scope of the data collected by the respective operator of the social media site and the further processing and use of the data by the operator, along with your corresponding rights and possible controls for safeguarding your privacy, are described in the data privacy policies of the respective operators of the social media sites.

• Facebook: Facebook Ireland, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook Ireland”).

• Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland;

You can recommend any page of our website to others by clicking on the “mail” envelope icon. To recommend a page, the email application on your device will open and the page title as well as URL will be shared with the application. Any other steps will no longer be associated with our website and will not be our responsibility but rather will be handled by the email application on your device.


Cookies are very small text files used by internet sites which are saved to your computer by your browser and provide us or possibly a third party with access to certain information.

Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. This includes session cookies in particular. These cookies save a so-called session ID which can be linked to various requests made by your browser during the joint session. Your computer can therefore be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a predefined period, which can differ depending on the specific cookie. Unlike transient cookies, they are not automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can choose to delete the cookies at any time, however, under the security settings of your browser.

Cookies that are essential to delivering the desired service to a user (“essential cookies”) are processed by us within the scope of our legitimate interest in providing and operating our website in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Information on the technically necessary cookies deployed when you visit our website can be found under the “Technically necessary” category of our “Cookie settings”.

Further information is stored on and/or retrieved from your device, moreover, which is not essential for providing users with their desired service. Such information is saved and/or accessed only if you have given your consent. Details of the type of information, the purpose of processing, the storage period and potential recipients of the data can be found below.

You can configure your browser so that it will generally reject these cookies or will save or not save certain cookies, respectively. You may withdraw any consent you may have given to the processing of data through cookies by deleting the corresponding cookies directly in your browser settings. For more information in this respect, refer to the help topics of your browser. If your browser rejects all cookies, our website may not necessarily function or be displayed correctly.

Log files

Whenever you visit our website, we collect the following information about your computer: the IP address of your computer, the request made by your browser, and the time of this request. The status and the volume of data transmitted in relation to this request will also be logged, along with the type and version of browser used and the operating system on your computer. We will additionally register from which website you accessed our site. The IP address of your computer will only be stored for the duration of your visit to our website and will be deleted immediately afterwards or shortened to render it anonymous. The remaining data will be stored for a limited period. We use such data for the purpose of operating our website, especially for identifying and eliminating errors on the site, monitoring website traffic, and making adjustments or improvements (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

Google Ads

Our website uses the Google Ads service operated by Google Ads of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. In using this service, our aim is to display content tailored to your likely interests and make your visit to our website more enjoyable. Among other things, the reports generated by Google Analytics are thereby supplemented by demographic attributes (such as approximate age, gender). Consequently, you may also see advertisements for our services and products when you visit third-party websites. If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, cookies will be placed on your device by Google when you visit our website directly or if you reach our website indirectly via an advertisement on a third-party site. More specific information about the data that is processed and the cookies that are used can be found under “Marketing” in our “Cookie settings”. To monitor the success of the advertising campaign, it is possible to determine from your browser ID – provided the cookie has not yet expired – that you have clicked on an advertisement and were redirected to a website. Each Google Ads customer is assigned a different cookie. Hence, cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Google Ads customers. We do not collect or process any personal data through the advertising activities mentioned. Google provides us only with the results from statistical analyses. Based on these analyses, we can determine which advertising campaigns are most effective. We do not receive any other data from the use of advertising materials and certainly cannot identify users from this information. If you are registered with a Google service, Google will be able to link your visit to your account so that tracking across devices will also be possible. Your IP address may still be identified and saved even if you are not registered with Google or are not logged in, respectively. Further information on data privacy at Google can be found at:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” – text files saved to your computer which enable your use of the website to be analysed.

Details of the cookies used in association with Google Analytics can be found under “Statistics” in our “Cookie settings”.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and deliver further services to the website operator relating to the use of the website and use of the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser in relation to Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored by modifying your browser settings; please note, however, that in such a case not all the features of this website may be available to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie which is linked to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being shared with Google and stop such data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the opt-out browser add-on from; alternatively, you can withdraw your consent in this respect by clicking on “Cookie settings” in the footer of our website.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()”. IP addresses are therefore processed in truncated form to prevent any direct personal identification.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and make regular improvements. The statistics thus obtained help us to enhance the service we offer and make it more appealing to users. The legal basis for using Google Analytics is your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

More information on how data is used by Google and how to change settings or object can be found on Google’s website:

Embedded content from third parties (e.g. Google Maps, YouTube)

If third-party content from services such as Google Maps or YouTube is displayed on our website, your IP address and the content described under “Log files” must be transmitted to the respective third party to enable the delivery and display of such content in your browser. This helps enhance the appearance of our website. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. We have no influence over data processing by third parties. If you are logged in with the third party with a user account, the third party will be able to link your user behaviour to your user account. Your data may be saved by the third party as user profiles and used for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or customising the design of their website. Rights of objection to the creation of these user profiles must be addressed to the third-party provider.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collected and its processing by the third party is provided in the third party’s data privacy policy, which also includes details concerning your rights and possible controls for safeguarding your privacy:

• Google Maps: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland;

• YouTube: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Cookies are also used when embedding YouTube videos subject to your consent under Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Information about these cookies can be found under the “Functional” section of our “Cookie settings”.

Fan pages

To provide our customers, partners and other interested parties with updates and establish contact, we not only operate this website but also have “fan pages” on the following social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, XING, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Hangouts.

Data processing in such cases is handled by the provider of the respective social media site. Processing of data outside the European Union cannot be ruled out. We may receive aggregated usage data from the operators of these networks but do not have access to personal data if you only visit the fan page.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If consent is obtained in the form of an opt-in (“ticking a box”, “activating a button”) or in another way, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Consent may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future without giving a reason to the person to whom it was given.

Since the data is processed by the operator of the network, we recommend that you contact the respective network operator concerning your rights to information, rectification, erasure, data portability and objection in relation to visiting our fan page. We will of course assist you, if necessary, in exercising your rights.

Under certain circumstances, cookies may be placed on your device. The purpose and legal basis for the use of cookies can be found in this data privacy policy under “Cookies” and in the data privacy policy of the network operator, respectively.

Click on the following links for more information:

• Facebook: Facebook Ireland, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook Ireland”). When visiting our Facebook fan page, personal data is processed as follows according to Facebook: Further information can be found here:

• Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland;

• LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland;

• XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg,

• Instagram: Facebook Ireland, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook Ireland”).

• Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland;

• YouTube: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland;

• Hangouts: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland;


Withdrawal of consent and objection to data processing

If you have given us consent, you may withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future.

Insofar as we base the processing your personal data on the balance of our interests, you may object to such processing. This applies if processing in particular is not necessary for fulfilling a contract with you, which is explained below in each case under the following description of the functions. When exercising such a right to object, we ask that the reasons be provided why we should not process your personal data in the way we are doing. If your objection is justified, we will review the situation and either stop or modify the data processing or declare our compelling legitimate interests upon which basis we would continue to process the data.

You may object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis.

Your withdrawal or objection can be sent to us at the following address: Your consent to cookies that are not necessary for technically operating this website can be withdrawn at any time; please refer in such a case to our “Cookie settings” in the footer of our website. If you prefer to use a different form of communication, please use the contact information provided under “Data Controller”.

Your rights

You may exercise the following rights in respect of your personal data:

  • Right to information
  • Right to rectification or erasure
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to object against processing
  • Right to data portability

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority concerning our processing of your personal data.

Data Controller

Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co. KG, Willmar-Schwabe-Straße 4, 76227 Karlsruhe, Germany

Data Protection Officer:, or our postal address for the attention of “The Data Protection Officer”