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I. Name and address of the person responsible for data processing (Controller)
This data protection declaration applies to data processing by the following Controller pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR:
BIOMES NGS GmbH
c/o TH Wildau
II. Name and contact details of the company data protection officer
The data protection officer of BIOMES NGS GmbH is the external service provider DataGuard.
Dachauer Straße 65
+49 89 7400 45840
III. Principles of processing personal data
BIOMES NGS GmbH undertakes to protect and respect the principles of data processing in accordance with Art. 5 Para. 1 GDPR. These include the lawfulness of processing, fairness of processing, transparency, purpose limitation, minimization of data, accuracy of data processing, limitation of storage, and the integrity and confidentiality of data. These principles apply whenever we process personal data, i.e. any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A special category of personal data is health data, the processing of which we refer to in particular. Health data is personal data relating to the physical or mental health of a natural person including the provision of health services, and which reveals information about that person's state of health. Each of our employees who processes personal data undertakes in writing to observe data secrecy when starting work.
IV. Processing of personal data during the ordering process
Within the framework of the ordering process, personal data is processed for the processing of the order. These include
- Name of the customer
- Company name (optional)
- Street and house number
- Zip code and place of residence
- Telephone (optional)
- E-mail address
- Order note (optional)
- Payment method (PayPal, Giropay, EPS, credit card)
The data processing serves for the execution of the order. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter b GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case if you no longer wish to use the services and products of BIOMES.world or if you no longer wish to view the analysis results of your tested samples and wish to have your data deleted.
V. Registration and activation of the data set at my.BIOMES.world
Registration and activation of the data set at my.BIOMES.world, you must register once and activate your data set. The following personal data is collected during registration:
- Surname and first name
- Company (optional)
After registration, the collected data set of the sample that was sent in and analyzed is activated. For this purpose, the following further aspects of the sample provider are queried:
- Profile name or sample identifier
- Activation code
- Comment (optional)
- Date of birth (optional)
- Age (optional)
- Height (optional)
- Weight (optional)
- Gender (optional)
- Nutrition type (optional)
- Sport activities (optional)
- Ingestion of probiotics (optional)
- Time of last antibiotic treatment (optional)
Some of the collected data relates to health. You provided the data voluntarily and the legal basis for data processing is the consent you gave according to Art. 9 Para. 2 Letter a GDPR. You can revoke this at any time. However, this does not affect the lawfulness of data processing carried out on the basis of consent prior to revocation. The data is used to attribute the sample to your person and for the customer-specific analysis of the sample you sent in. With this data, the analysis result can be presented in a more precise and personalized way, since it can be compared to a suitable subgroup and not with the whole cohort. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case if you no longer wish to use the services and products of BIOMES.world or if you no longer wish to view the analysis results of your tested samples and wish to have your data deleted.
VI. Processing of health data in the primary analysis proces
In the primary analysis process, we examine the microbial DNA of your stool sample. The analysis process starts with the activation of the sample collection kit and ends when the analysis results are made available by e-mail and/or access to the dedicated dashboard, which you can reach at my.BIOMES.world. We examine your sample with sequencing methods and can thereby analyze microorganisms. Through a comparison with our scientific database, we can create your individual intestinal flora profile. This profile is analyzed with algorithms so that it is possible to draw conclusions about every bacterium living in your intestine. This in turn permits conclusions to be drawn about your state of health, which means that the results of the analysis constitute health data. Personal and analysis data is linked via encrypted pseudonymization. The personal data and the data of the analysis results are stored on two different, physically separated database systems and can only be attributed with the help of the cryptic pseudonymization ID.
The legal basis for the processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 9 Para. 2 Letter a GDPR and the purpose of the processing is the analysis of your intestinal flora. You can revoke your consent at any time, but the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of revocation will not be affected by this. We will delete your data if it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it has been collected. This is the case if you no longer wish to use the services and products of BIOMES.world or if you no longer wish to view the analysis results of your tested samples and wish to have your data deleted.
VII. Purchase of INTEST.pro from a business partner
If you purchase the INTEST.pro self-test from a pharmacy or another business partner, then the respective business partner will also process the personal data you provide (see V.) and will also have access to the dashboard and can view your analysis results. Your personal details are used for registration by the business partner at www.biomes.world. The business partner requires access to the analysis result in order to make the analysis results available in an advisory function.
The legal basis for data processing is the consent you gave according to Art. 9 Para. 2 Letter a GDPR. You can revoke this at any time. However, this does not affect the lawfulness of data processing carried out on the basis of consent prior to revocation. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case if you no longer wish to use the services and products of BIOMES.world or if you no longer wish to view the analysis results of your tested samples and wish to have your data deleted.
VIII. Secondary analysis process
The data from the primary analysis process will, with your permission, be used for a better and more understandable presentation in the dashboard or exported reports. This is done by anonymizing the data needed to evaluate the analysis results. No personal data will be processed in this context. In addition, the anonymized data is fed into a database with which other samples are cross-checked so that the overall analytical results can be continuously improved. It is not possible to draw conclusions about your person within the framework of the secondary analysis process.
IX. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, then you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR. You have the right
- To request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned retention period, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, limitation of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data if it has not been collected by us, and the existence of an automated decision making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
- To request the immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
- To demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing is necessary for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information, for fulfilling a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims;
- To demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- To receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request transfer to another responsible person in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR.
X. Right to appeal to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or place of work or of our company headquarters for this purpose.
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