Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

I. Usage of Our Website

1. Informational Use of our Website

If you use the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not enter any data or transmit information to us in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Contents of the request (concrete page)
  • the amount of data transferred and the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)
  • Web page from which the request comes
  • Browser type / Version / Language
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of your browser.

The storage period for these data (logs) is 30 days.
The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is mandatory for the operation of the website. There is therefore no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

2. Newsletter Registration

We offer a newsletter to provide you with targeted information about our products and events, seminars and webinars as well as general news about our company. The newsletter will only be sent with your explicit consent. After entering your e-mail you will receive a confirmation e-mail to the specified e-mail address. The newsletter will only be sent after explicit confirmation by clicking on a link provided in the confirmation e-mail (so-called double opt-in). With the newsletter registration form data are stored. Besides the visible form fields such as e-mail address, first name and last name, the time of registration and the current language are also saved. We need this information to address you personally and to send the newsletter in the correct language. The newsletter informs you about the latest news, products and services of the Shimadzu Group. The legal basis for the processing of your data within the scope of registration for the newsletter and sending is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 lit.a GDPR. Your e-mail will be stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Of course, you have the right to revoke your consent for the future at any time and to unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking the unsubscribe button in each newsletter. Your e-mail address will be deleted from the newsletter after revocation.

3. Registration for events or competitions

The purpose of the processing is to carry out the event or the competition. When registering on our site for an event, webinar or congress, we have to request personal data for processing. When sending the registration you will receive an email for verification of the registration (Double-Opt In). Only after confirmation we will store your data in our customer relations database and pass it on to the appropriate staff at the events. We will use your data to plan events and to send you documents if necessary. The contact will only be made with regard to the time and content of the event for which you have registered.
The legal basis is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or, if the registration aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Your personal data collected during the competition will be deleted if they are no longer necessary for the event or competition or if you revoke your consent.
You can revoke your consent to participate in the event and/or the competition at any time. Please contact our data protection officer, whose contact details you will find below.

4. Contact Us

We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide it to us, for example when you contact us. The personal data transmitted to us in this way will of course only be used for the purpose for which you made them available to us when contacting us.
You can also contact us via a contact form on our website. The following information is mandatory: The name of the company, the division, the name and e-mail of the inquirer and address of the company. We need this information to process your request. You can also voluntarily provide us with your telephone number and fax number in order to speed up the response to your request and to be able to contact you directly. If this involves information on communication channels (e.g. e-mail address, telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you via this communication channel in order to respond to your request.

A communication of this information takes place expressly on voluntary basis and with your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Also we have a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR to respond to inquiries. If the contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
We will delete the data we have received in the course of contacting you as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.
You can of course revoke your declarations of consent at any time in the future. Please contact our data protection officer, whose contact details you will find below.

5. Cookies

We use cookies on various pages to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. The cookies we use are deleted from your hard disk after the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). You can deactivate the use of cookies in the settings of your browser. However, this may lead to restrictions in the use of our website.
There are different types of cookies:
Session cookies are temporary cookies that are stored in the user's Internet browser until the browser window is closed and the session cookies are deleted.
Persistent cookies are used for repeated visits and stored in the user's browser for a predefined time.
First-party cookies are set by the website the user visits. Only this website may read information from cookies.
Third-party cookies are set by organizations that are not operators of the website that the user visits. These cookies are used by marketing companies, for example.

By law, we may store cookies on your device if they are absolutely necessary for the operation of this site. For all other cookie types we need your permission. The legal Basis for the usage of absolutely necessary cookies is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR. For all other Cookies the legal basis is your consent as stated in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

You can change or withdraw your consent at any time from the Cookie-Banner on our website.

Your consent applies to the following domains:
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6. Marketing

Marketing cookies are used to follow visitors to websites. The intention is to show ads that are relevant and appealing to the individual user and therefore more valuable to publishers and third party advertisers. In addition, we use cookies to limit the likelihood of an advertisement being played and to measure the effectiveness of our advertising efforts.
This information may also be shared with third parties, such as ad networks. The legal basis for this is your given Consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR. Direct marketing has a legitimate interest in the purposes pursued by the data processing. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data for the purpose of such advertising. For this purpose, we provide you with opt-out options for the respective services in the following. Alternatively, you can prevent the setting of cookies in your browser settings.
For Marketing Purposes we use various services which are described below.

7. Website Analytics

For the purpose of analysing and optimising our website, we use various services which are described below. For example, we can analyse how many users visit our site, which information is most in demand or how users find the offer. Among other things, we collect data about the website from which a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. This helps us to design and improve our services in a user-friendly manner. The data collected in the process may be used to identify individual users personally for marketing purposes. Anonymous or at most pseudonymous data is collected. The legal basis for this is your Consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

8. Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited ("Google") is used on this website. The use includes the "Universal Analytics" operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.
Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users interact with the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymisation in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services related to website and Internet use. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The recipient of the collected data is Google. Personal data will be transferred to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the European Commission's adequacy decision. You can download the certificate here. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-IDs) or advertising-identifiers are automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by blocking the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functionalities of this website to their full extent.
You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the Browser Add-on. Opt-out cookies will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you must opt-out on all systems used. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: [Disable Google Analytics]

9. Twitter Advertising Tags

We use the services of Twitter Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA on our website. Within the EU/EEA, the body responsible for handling data subject rights is

Twitter International Company
Attn: Data Protection Officer
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND.

Twitter Ads allows advertisers to collect data from users who visit their website. Cookies and code are used to connect the website to another third party platform such as Twitter. A non-reversible and non-personal checksum (hash value) is generated from your usage data and sent to Twitter for analysis and marketing purposes. In addition, a so-called "Twitter pixel" can be used to track the actions of users after they have seen or clicked on a Twitter ad. User behavior is recorded, such as websites visited, content retrieved, time of visit, etc., but also device-related data such as applications and operating systems used. Your IP address will be stored and used for the geographical distribution of advertising. With "cross-device personalization", Twitter also attempts to identify and link all devices of a user. Since the data is stored and processed by Twitter, it is also possible to connect to the respective user profile on

In the course of processing, the data may be transferred to a server of Twitter Inc. in the USA. Twitter Inc. is certified under the EU-US Privacy-Shield and thus guarantees a level of protection for your data comparable to the European data protection law. You can download the certificate here: (

Anonymised data will be deleted within 6 months. Data that allows a specific user to be identified on Twitter will be deleted within 90 days. For more information on the duration of storage, please contact the provider or visit

You can object to data collection by Twitter by adjusting the advertising settings in your Twitter account or at If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising from certain third-party advertising partners, you may do so at and

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data, as well as privacy settings, please refer to the Twitter Privacy Policy:

10. Linkedin Services

This website uses LinkedIn Services to improve the user-experience on our website, to enable you to apply through LinkedIn and to facilitate usage of the LinkedIn social network and grant contact with other LinkedIn users. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 599 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA. LinkedIn receives information about your visits and interactions with LinkedIn Services that we provide, such as when you log in through LinkedIn or use plug-ins (such as "Share with LinkedIn" or "Apply with LinkedIn").
When using LinkedIn Services on our Website, LinkedIn uses your login information, cookies, device information and Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses to identify you and log your usage. Further information on the cookies used by LinkedIn can be found at:
If you are a member of the social network of the provider and you are logged into the social network during your visit to this website, your data and information about your visit to this website may be linked to your profile on the social network. We do not have any influence on the exact extent of the data collected from you by the provider. For more information about the scope, nature, the purpose of data processing, retention periods and about your rights and privacy settings, please see the LinkedIn Privacy Notice and
In cases where you expressly agree to the processing of your data, for example when you as a LinkedIn member grant permission to our application to access your resources on LinkedIn, your consent is the legal basis for the data processing (Art. 7 GDPR). In other cases, for example when you apply to our company via LinkedIn, the processing of your personal data is necessary for the establishment of the employment relationship (Art.6 para 1 lit.b GDPR and § 26 BDSG). Otherwise our legitimate interest in the processing of your data is justified by the purposes described above (Art. 6 Para 1 lit.f GDPR). To prevent LinkedIn from collecting data for advertising purposes, you can set a cookie via this link:
Furthermore you can make additional data protection adjustments via this link:

II. Career

You can apply to our company electronically, e.g. via e-mail or web forms. Please note that e-mails sent unencrypted are not protected against access.

Your details will be used to process your application and to decide whether to establish an employment relationship. The legal basis is § 26 para. 1 in conjunction with § 26 para.8 S.2 BDSG. Furthermore, your personal data may be processed to the extent that this should be necessary to defend against legal claims asserted against us in the application process. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. f GDPR. The stated purposes also include the legitimate interest in our processing.
In the event of an employment relationship between you and us, we may, in accordance with Art. 26 para. 1 BDSG, further process the personal data already received from you for the purposes of the employment relationship if this is necessary to carry out or terminate the employment relationship or to exercise or fulfil the rights and obligations of employee representation arising from a law or a collective agreement, a works or service agreement (collective agreement). Your application data will not be processed beyond the use described above.

Your personal data will be deleted at the latest after 6 months after completion of the application procedure, provided that no other justified interests on our part stand in the way of deletion or you have not given us your consent for longer storage. Other legitimate interests in this sense are, for example, a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

III. No Data Transmission to Third Parties; Appropriate Safeguards

Your data will not be passed on to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you explicitly consent to it. Where external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have taken legal, technical and organisational measures and carried out regular checks to ensure that they comply with the provisions of the data protection laws. If such external service providers process personal Data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), appropriate Safeguards are in place to ensure that the level of protection of natural persons guaranteed by the GDPR is not undermined.

IV. Legal basis for the collection and processing of personal data

As far as we obtain your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of your personal data.
When processing your personal data to fulfil a contract between you and Shimadzu Europe GmbH, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.
As far as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as legal basis.
If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

V. Data Deletion and Storage Duration

Your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage is no longer applicable. Beyond this, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

VI. Your Rights

1. Instruction for revocation in case of consent

You have the right to revoke your data protection consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

2. Instruction on the rights of those affected

We will be happy to provide you with information as to whether and which of your personal data is stored by us (Art. 15 GDPR). In addition, you have

  • the right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • the right to limitation of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • the right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • the right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • and the right to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR).

3. Instructions on the right of complaint

Without prejudice to these rights and the possibility of recourse to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you may at any time exercise your right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are staying, working or suspected of infringing, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to data protection legislation (Art. 77 GDPR).

VII. Identity and Contact Details of the Controller

The person responsible within the meaning of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Shimadzu Europe GmbH
Albert-Hahn Str. 6-10
47269 Duisburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)203 - 76 87-0
Fax: +49 (0)203 - 71 17 34

VIII. Contact Details to the Data Protection Officer

For further information please contact our data protection officer, who can be contacted at the above address or the following e-mail address:

IX. Links to websites of other providers

Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not apply. If the use of other providers' websites involves the collection, processing or use of personal data, please observe the data protection information of the respective providers.

X. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. Current status is February 2020.