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Information on data protection and data security

As a private sector company we are subject to the regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are followed by us as well as by our external service providers.

Personal data

Personal data are information that can be used to determine your identity. Such data may include information about your name, email address, company name and postal address. Information that is not directly associated with your identity is not covered under this.

Collection, processing and utilization of personal data

You can visit all the websites of Pfizer without submitting your personal data.

When you visit our website or request files, information about this process will be stored, e. g.

  • name of your web browser,
  • website from which you visit our website,
  • our website viewed by you,
  • date, time of request or
  • your IP address.

These data are used only for statistical purposes, i.e. your data are anonymized and cannot be used with reference to your personal information.

Personal data are collected only for establishing contact or in case of queries.

There will not be any collection or processing of personal data in all other cases. Pfizer only collects data that are required to use the respective service. If you do not want to give your consent in this regard, we request your understanding that you cannot use the respective service.

Pfizer shall use personal data collected from you only for the intended purpose i.e. to establish contact. Your personal data is not used for any other commercial or non-commercial purposes unless you have given your consent for such use.

Storage period

Personal data shared with us through our website are stored only till the purpose for which you provided the data is fulfilled. This is also applicable for personal data, for which you have given your consent unless there are legal obligations to the contrary. Your personal data will be completely deleted once the intended purpose of use lapses.

We store the IP addresses in the server log files for a period of four weeks. The addresses are stored on grounds of data security to guarantee stability and operational safety of our system.

Use of cookies

We use cookies as part of your visit to our website. These are small text modules that are stored in your computer. We use both "permanent cookies" and "session cookies" to provide you an optimal service.

The data stored in permanent cookies are used to provide you a comfortable use of our web page beyond your current visit, and these cookies are used by us only for this purpose.

If you do not want to allow any permanent cookies, you may choose to do so by deactivating permanent cookies in your browser (Please refer to the help function of your browser to get more details regarding this).

The deactivation of cookies does not have any influence on the usability of our website.

The data stored in the session cookies are valid only for your current visit to our websites and these are used to provide you an unrestricted use of our services and to make your current visit to the website as comfortable as possible. Furthermore, we also use session cookies for market research purposes. These data are anonymized so that you cannot be identified by person.

If you do not want to allow any session cookies, you may choose to do so by deactivating session cookies in your browser (Please refer to the help function of your browser to get more details regarding this).

We cannot guarantee unrestricted use of our services, if you have disabled session cookies.


An intermediate storage of specific information such as email address of the recipient is required for recommending our Internet service. Your details will be deleted automatically from the system once your communication has been transmitted successfully.

Questions on data security

Pfizer ensures adherence to appropriate technical and organizational measures, which correspond to state-of-the-art technology, to comply with requirements related to data security.

Exercising your rights from information, blocking, deletion or correction as an affected person

According to the legal provision, you have the right to obtain free of cost information about your data stored by Pfizer.

In addition, you may also exercise your rights for blocking, deletion or correction against Pfizer at any point of time. In case of a block or revocation, you data will be deleted immediately unless there are important reasons for retaining the data or if legal or contractual regulations require retention of data.

Contact information

Please contact the following contact person, if you have questions, suggestions or claims of rights of affected persons and for questions on the data security and use of Pfizer internet services:

Pfizer Deutschland GmbH, Data Protection Officer, Linkstraße 10, 10785 Berlin

In case of any changes to the requirements related to data protection, Pfizer reserves the right to amend the data protection declaration accordingly.

Berlin, 12th January 2015