An overview of data protection
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what
will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all
data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of
data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this
Data recording on this website
Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact
information is available under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the
How do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for
instance be information you enter into our contact form.
Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its
recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web
browser, operating system, or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when
you access this website.
What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the
website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.
What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of
your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have
the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing,
you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing.
Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain
circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any
other data protection related issues.
Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analyzed when
your visit this website. Such analyses are performed primarily with what we refer to as analysis
For detailed information about these analysis programs please consult our Data
Protection Declaration below.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected
on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP
addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information,
names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and
existing customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast, and efficient provision of our
online services by a professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). If appropriate consent has been obtained,
the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar
the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the user's end device (e.g.,
device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance
obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider.
This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our
website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
General information and mandatory information
The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data
very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the
statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected.
Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration
explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for
which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e., through
e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data
against third-party access.
Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
The data processing controller on this website is:
EUCAST Development Laboratory for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of bacteria
c/o Clinical Microbiology
351 85 Växjö
Phone: +46 470 58 96 73 or
+46 470 58 74 60
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly
with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g.,
names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
personal data will remain with us until the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies. If you
assert a justified request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be
deleted, unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or
commercial law retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion will take place after these reasons
cease to apply.
General information on the legal basis for the data processing on this website
If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of
Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2)(a) GDPR, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9
(1) DSGVO. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your end
device (e.g., via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally based on § 25 (1) TTDSG. The
consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the fulfillment of a contract or for the
implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the
basis of Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our
legitimate interest according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Information on the relevant legal basis in each
Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries
Among other things, we use tools of companies domiciled in the United States or other
from a data protection perspective non-secure non-EU countries. If these tools are active, your personal
data may potentially be transferred to these non-EU countries and may be processed there. We must point
out that in these countries, a data protection level that is comparable to that in the EU cannot be
guaranteed. For instance, U.S. enterprises are under a mandate to release personal data to the security
agencies and you as the data subject do not have any litigation options to defend yourself in court.
Hence, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. agencies (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, analyze, and
permanently archive your personal data for surveillance purposes. We have no control over these processing
Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express
consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without
prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art.
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6(1)(E) OR (F) GDPR, YOU HAVE
THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR
UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL
BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU
LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO
PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR
INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE
OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU
HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH
ADVERTISING AT ANY TIME. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH
DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT
ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint
with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile,
place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in
effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
Right to data portability
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the
basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a
commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another
controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as
purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or
a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line
of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by
Information about, rectification and eradication of data
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any
time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the
purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or
eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data,
please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
Right to demand processing restrictions
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of
your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction
of processing applies in the following cases:
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need
some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right
to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to
demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal
entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data
instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to
be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have
the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the
exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or
defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for
important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
Rejection of unsolicited e-mails
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in conjunction with the
mandatory information to be provided in our Site Notice to send us promotional and information material
that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website and its pages reserve the express
right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information, for
instance via SPAM messages.
Recording of data on this website
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small
text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the
duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent
cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies
remain archived on your device until you actively delete them, or they are automatically eradicated by
your web browser.
In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device once
you enter our site (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain
services offered by the third party (e.g., cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since
certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g., the shopping cart function
or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the
display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication
transactions, or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (e.g., for the shopping cart
function) or those that are necessary for the optimization (required cookies) of the website (e.g.,
cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art.
6(1)(f) GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate
interest in the storage of required cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision
of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies and similar recognition
technologies has been requested, processing occurs exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art.
6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified
any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also
exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the
automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of
this website may be limited.
In the event that third-party cookies are used or if cookies are used for analytical
purposes, we will separately notify you in conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if
applicable, ask for your consent.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information
in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of the website has
a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s
website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the
contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle
your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, if your request is related
to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other
cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests
addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if this has been
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you
ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the
information is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your
inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention
Request by e-mail, telephone, or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting
personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your
request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to
the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other
cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of
inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it
has been obtained.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to
delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after
completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods -
Registration on this website
You have the option to register on this website to be able to use additional website
functions. We shall use the data you enter only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service
you have registered for. The required information we request at the time of registration must be entered
in full. Otherwise, we shall reject the registration.
To notify you of any important changes to the scope of our portfolio or in the event of
technical modifications, we shall use the e-mail address provided during the registration process.
We shall process the data entered during the registration process on the basis of your
consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR).
The data recorded during the registration process shall be stored by us as long as you
are registered on this website. Subsequently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be without prejudice
to mandatory statutory retention obligations.
Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies
that make it possible to recognize the user across multiple pages with the aim of analyzing the user
patterns (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information recorded by Matomo about the use of this
website will be stored on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.
Through Matomo, we are able to collect and analyze data on the use of our
website-by-website visitors. This enables us to find out, for instance, when which page views occurred and
from which region they came. In addition, we collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer,
browser, and operating system used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions
(e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a
legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings
and advertising. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on
the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or
the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the
TTDSG. This consent can be revoked at any time.
For analysis with Matomo we use IP anonymization. Your IP address is shortened before
the analysis, so that it is no longer clearly assignable to you.
We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers so that all analysis data remains with us
and is not passed on.
Plug-ins and Tools
Google Web Fonts (local embedding)
This website uses so-called Web Fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform use of
fonts on this site. These Google fonts are locally installed so that a connection to Google’s servers will
not be established in conjunction with this application.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please follow this link: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq
and consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration under: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.
In order to ensure the uniform depiction of certain fonts, this website uses fonts
called Adobe Fonts provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA
When you access pages of this website, your browser will automatically load the required
fonts directly from the Adobe site to be able to display them correctly on your device. As a result, your
browser will establish a connection with Adobe’s servers in the United States. Hence, Adobe learns that
your IP address was used to access this website. According to the information provided by Adobe, no
cookies will be stored in conjunction with the provision of the fonts.
Data are stored and analyzed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has
a legitimate interest in a uniform presentation of the font on the operator’s website. If appropriate
consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and
§ 25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of cookies or the access to information in the
user’s end device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent can be
revoked at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the
European Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.
For more information about Adobe Fonts, please read the policies under: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html.
Adobe’s Data Privacy Declaration may be reviewed under: https://www.adobe.com/privacy/policy.html.
Font Awesome (local embedding)
This website uses Font Awesome to ensure the uniform use of fonts on this site. Font
Awesome is locally installed so that a connection to Fonticons, Inc.’s servers will not be established in
conjunction with this application.
For more information on Font Awesome, please and consult the Data Privacy Declaration
for Font Awesome under: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.
process your requests, when you contact us, when you subscribe to a newsletter, for the analysis of our
website traffic, and for marketing communication purposes.
You can set your cookie preferences when you visit our website for the first time, and later change them
by following this link: Manage
Cookies are small text files that are placed in browser directories on your computer or mobile device
when you visit our Websites. Our Websites use session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies
enable our Websites to remember any information you have already entered when you move from page to page
within one of our Websites. A session cookie is deleted either when you close your browser or after a
short time. Persistent cookies allow the Websites to remember your preferences and settings when you visit
the Websites in the future. Persistent cookies expire after a set period of time.
assess whether our e-mail updates have been opened, replied to, forwarded, the links provided therein
clicked on, and also allow you to contact us via an online contact form.
- Social networks: We use links that direct you to the social networks Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and
Youtube. You can recognise them by the logos of the social networks which are placed on our Websites. If
you interact with these social networks, the relevant information will be forwarded and your visit
recognised by Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Youtube. This also happens if you are logged in with these
social media when you navigate on our website. Please note that we have no control over these social
networks and the data they collect. For more information on how they process your data, we kindly refer
you to their respective privacy policies.
On the MIC EUCAST website we use the following functional cookies that process personal data:
Needed to keep user settings during visit.
Needed to save user settings in the cookie layer.
Used for tracking of website statistics in Matomo (anonymized IP).
These cookies do not collect personal data.
Used for tracking of website statistics in Matomo (anonymized IP).
These cookies do not collect personal data.
The data collected is only used to improve the website and cannot be traced to you.
You can change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your
device. Please note that if you decide to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain functions
of our Websites or marketing communications.