Privacy policy for social media profiles

General information on data protection

We are delighted that you are interested in our social media profiles - and therefore in our company. The protection of your private rights and freedoms is important to us; we only use your data for the purposes intended. As it is important to us that you know at all times to what extent we collect, use and, if necessary, transfer your data to third parties, we will inform you in detail below about the processing of your personal data.

When processing personal data, we strictly adhere to the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and any other data protection regulations.

Name and address of the controller

Serum Life Science Europe GmbH
Dr. Leander Grode
Ahrensburger Strasse 1
30659 Hannover

Phone: +49 511-1699080

Name and address of the data protection officer

Jörg ter Beek
Cortina Consult GmbH
Hafenweg 24
48155 Münster


If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, if you wish to assert your rights as a data subject (such as the right to information, correction, blocking or deletion of data) or if you wish to withdraw your consent, please contact our data protection officer directly.

Deletion or blocking of personal data

We store your personal data only for the period required to fulfill the specified purpose. After the purpose no longer applies and after expiration of any existing retention periods, your data will be deleted immediately. If deletion is not possible, the data will be blocked instead.

Rights of data subjects

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for extensive rights for data subjects in Chapter III, which we explain to you accordingly below with regard to the processing of your personal data:

  1. Right to information

    This requirement concerns in particular information on the following details of data processing:

    • Processing purposes
    • Data categories
    • Recipients or categories of recipients, if applicable
    • If applicable, the planned storage duration or the criteria for determining this duration.
    • Note on the respective right of correction, deletion, restriction or objection
    • Existence of the right to complain to a supervisory authority
    • If applicable, origin of the data (if not collected from you)
    • If applicable, existence of automated decision-making including profiling, including meaningful information about the logic involved, the scope and the effects to be expected
    • If applicable, (planned) transfer to a third country or international organization
  2. Right to rectification

    We will correct any erroneous data immediately, provided that you inform us of the circumstance accordingly.

  3. Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

    Provided that the processing is no longer necessary and one of the following conditions is met:

    • Discontinuation of the purpose of processing
    • Withdrawal of their consent and absence of any other legal basis for processing
    • Objection to processing without an important reason to the contrary
    • Unlawful processing
    • Required to fulfill a legal obligation
    • Data collection was carried out in accordance with Art. 8 (1) GDPR

    Within the scope of the deletion request, we will, if necessary, pass on your request to those third parties to whom a transfer of your data had previously taken place.

  4. Right to restriction of processing

    Provided that one of the following conditions is met:

    • You dispute the accuracy of your data (restriction can be made for the duration of the review on our side)
    • In the event of unlawful processing and if the data is not to be deleted, restriction of processing shall take the place of deletion
    • If the processing purposes cease to apply, at the same time you need your data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims
    • After you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and for the duration of the examination as to whether our legitimate reasons outweigh yours.
  5. Right to data portability

    If it is technically possible and does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons, we will - at your request - transfer your data to another recipient (responsible party).

  6. Right to object

    If we collect or have collected and process personal data from you (on the basis of Art. 6 (1) e or f or Art. 9 (2) a GDPR), you have the right to object to the data processing (including profiling) at any time (with effect for the future). In exceptional cases, the objection may be ineffective, e.g. if we can demonstrate compelling interests worthy of protection for the processing that outweigh your interests or processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to such processing at any time. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. You also have the right to object to processing of your data concerning you which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

  7. Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    If we collect or have collected and process personal data from you, you have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. Exceptions to this requirement apply if the decision is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us or you have expressly consented to the processing. In any case, we will take reasonable steps to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on our part, to express our own point of view and to contest the decision.

  8. Right to revoke consent under data protection law

    You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

  9. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

    A list of the supervisory authorities responsible in Germany can be found on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection or at the following link:

Our legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest, as defined in Article 6 (1) f GDPR, is based on the performance of our business activities in order to maintain our ability to operate and secure the employment of our employees.

Existence of automated decision-making

We do not use automated decision-making and do not use profiling techniques.

Information about specific data processing on the individual social media profiles


Scope of application

This privacy policy applies exclusively to our LinkedIn profile. It expressly does not apply to other advertisements linked to our site by LinkedIn or profiles published on our Chronicle. It also does not apply to LinkedIn\'s own content; you can find more information on data protection at LinkedIn here

Operation of our LinkedIn page

We may collect personal data for the operation of our LinkedIn page. As a rule, your data is collected and processed in pseudonymized form; this means that we cannot assign your data directly to your name or email address. In this respect, the processing takes place via a profile based on an ID or a cookie. You can significantly influence the processing of your data; to do so, simply click on the Settings menu item in your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn analyses

LinkedIn provides us with statistical data about visitors to our LinkedIn page via the "LinkedIn analytics" function. We are not able to establish a personal reference. This information is purely functional and helps us to better analyze our site and adapt it to your needs and interests. LinkedIn itself processes this data in a more extensive manner; you can find more detailed information on this at the following link:

Interaction with LinkedIn page

As soon as you use a LinkedIn plugin on our website or rate or subscribe to our posts on our LinkedIn page, we can establish the corresponding personal reference. We can also see from which LinkedIn profile the comments on our LinkedIn page originate.

Service provider for LinkedIn marketing

If we use service providers for data processing on our LinkedIn page, we conclude corresponding data processing agreements (DPAs) with them. In the course of this, we regulate the scope and security conditions under which the data is processed and define the necessary powers of instruction in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.

Joint controllers within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Wilton Place
Dublin 2

For the operation of our LinkedIn page, we are jointly responsible with LinkedIn for the processing of your personal data.

Data protection officer of LinkedIn

You can find LinkedIn\'s privacy policy here:

To contact LinkedIn\'s data protection officer, you can fill out a contact form at the following link:

Comment function on our LinkedIn page

We regularly publish news on our LinkedIn page. In order to be able to enter into an active exchange with you, we have activated the corresponding LinkedIn comment function. We reserve the right to remove inappropriate posts (e.g. with racist, illegal or similar content) immediately. For this purpose, all comments are checked for inappropriate content. In doing so, we can see from which LinkedIn profile the respective comment was posted. We have access to

  • the content of the commentary
  • the time of creation
  • the user ID
  • the LinkedIn user name

and can establish a relationship to previous posts and comments. As a rule, data is not passed on to third parties; in exceptional cases, a statutory provision or a corresponding court order may compel us to disclose such data.

Contact us

You can contact us via various channels on our LinkedIn page. Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us voluntarily as part of your contact. We use the data you provide without your separate consent exclusively to fulfill and process your contact request. It will not be passed on to third parties or only on the basis of your request.