Hielscher – Ultrasound Technology

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Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung)
Oderstr. 53
D-14513 Teltow, Germany
Tel.: +49 3328 437 3
Fax: +49 3328 437 444
email: info@hielscher.com
Managing Director: Thomas Hielscher
Commercial Registry Potsdam: HRB 19012
V.A.T.-No. (§27a UStG): DE 814 563 028

Legal notice

Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH provides the information disclosed on this website based on following legal notices


© Copyright 2008 – 2015 Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH. All rights reserved. All texts, pictures, graphics, sound tracks, video and animation data as well as their composition or layout are protected by copyright and other protective laws. Their content may not be copied for commercial or other purposes, nor may it be displayed, even in a modified version, on other websites. Placing hyperlinks to the Hielscher Ultrasonics website is only permitted by prior written consent by the Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH. We would like to point out that certain pictures displayed on Hielscher Ultrasonics websites are copyright of third parties.


If not stated otherwise, all trademarks displayed on the Hielscher Ultrasonics websites are protected by copyright.

Rights of use

The intellectual property provided on the Hielscher Ultrasonics websites, such as patents, trademarks and copyrights, is protected. No permission or license for using intellectual property is granted by the Hielscher Ultrasonics website.


The Hielscher Ultrasonics websites have been posted with utmost diligence. The contents provided on these websites solely serve the purpose of providing information and are legally not binding. Please verify information before using it in any way. Binding statements can only be made on prior request.
Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH is liable for deliberate damages and gross negligence according to the Product Liability Act and only for explicit warranties expressively issued by Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH. In cases of minor negligence Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH is only liable in case of breach of duty, by which the amount of claim for compensation is restricted to foreseeable damages.
When referring to internet websites or content of third parties (links), Hielscher Ultrasonics does not assume responsibility for the contents of the pages linked. By accessing these links you leave the information area of the Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH. For information provided by third parties, there may be different policies admissible, especially in terms of data protection.

Change of service and terms of use

Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH reserves the right to expand, to restrict or change the service or parts of it at any time. The nature of the internet requires us to adjust our terms of use from time to time. For this reason, please observe current versions of the terms of use.
Applicable law:
For the use of services and General Terms of Use with the exception of conflict of laws the German law is applicable exclusively.

Effective Date: October 10, 2013

Hielscher Ultrasonics’s Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. This Online Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) explains how we protect your privacy when you visit this Hielscher Ultrasonics websites that display this Privacy Policy (our “Website(s)”). This Privacy Policy describes what types of information we gather and track when you use our websites, how this information is used and with whom it is shared. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.
This website is operated by the Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH in Germany. The Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH is the data controller in respect of personal data collected through that website. The Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Hielscher Ultrasonics,” “we,” “us,” and “our”.

Scope of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers the “personal information” we collect through our websites.
“Personal information” is information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. Examples of personal information include your name, contact details, credit card information, job applications, information you provide when you create an account or a personal profile on our websites and information about the pages you have viewed and the path you have taken through our websites.

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review this Privacy Policy. By accessing or using this website, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set forth in this privacy policy, please exit and do not use this website.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

As we add new features and functionality to our websites, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to do so, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version on our websites. These changes will be effective as of the date we post the revised version on our websites. They will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised version. Your use of one of our websites following any such change constitutes your consent to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. For this reason, it is important to review this Privacy Policy regularly.
If we modify this Privacy Policy, we will provide a notice at the top of this Privacy Policy for at least 30 days after the new effective date, so that you can see at a glance whether our Privacy Policy has changed since your last visit. You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “copyright and legal information” at the bottom of each page of our websites.

Privacy Notices

This Privacy Policy may be supplemented or amended from time to time by “Privacy Notices” posted on our websites. Generally, Privacy Notices provide details about the personal information we collect on particular pages or particular areas of a website, why we need that information, and choices you may have about the ways we use that information.

Agreements Governing Your Use of Special Features and Password-Protected Areas of This Site
Some of our websites include special features, such as licensed content or an online store, or password protected areas, such as a discussion forum, a chat room, a careers area, or a customers-only area. When you sign up to use a special feature or password-protected area, you may be asked to agree to special terms governing your use of the special feature or password-protected area. In such cases, you will be asked to expressly consent to the special terms, for example, by checking a box or clicking on a button marked “I agree.” This type of agreement is known as a “click-through” agreement. If any of the terms of the click-through agreement are different than the terms of this Privacy Policy, the terms of the click-through agreement will supplement or amend this Privacy Policy, but only with respect to the matters governed by the “click-through agreement.”

What Personal Information Do We Collect Through Our Sites?

Information You Provide

We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (e.g. using your mouse, touchpad, stylus and keyboard) when you use our websites. The information we collect depends on how you use our websites. For example, if you sign up to receive email communications from us, we collect your email address and any related information you provide. If you communicate with us using the “Contact Us” feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the “Contact Us” form.
Generally, our sites distinguish between information we need in order to provide you with a particular product, service or to fulfil your request (“mandatory fields”), and information that although useful is optional with respect to that particular product, service or your request. Please be aware that if you do not provide us with mandatory fields we will not be able to provide you with the product or service or to fulfil your request.

Supplemental Information

From time to time, we may supplement the information you give us with information from other sources, such as information validating your address, information based on your zip code, or information about your business. We may also supplement the information you give us with information we collect from you through other Hielscher Ultrasonics websites or other channels. For example, if you are a Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH customer, we may supplement the information you provide online with information you provide in your other business dealings with Hielscher Ultrasonics.

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser

We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser or device. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. An “IP address” is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer’s “location” in cyberspace, so that the information you request can be delivered to you. If you use a dial-up connection or a connection that assigns dynamic IP addresses, your computer will be assigned a new IP Address each time you connect to the Internet. If, however, your computer is permanently connected to the Internet using a static IP address, the IP address assigned to your computer will generally be the same each time you use your computer. Although it does not identify you by name, we treat your IP address as your personal information.
You should be aware that when you respond to an electronic communication you receive from us, for example, by opening an email, downloading images or clicking on a link in an electronic newsletter, your browser tells us that you (or someone using your email address) has done so. We use this information to improve our marketing efforts. In addition, we review our server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses – for security and fraud prevention purposes. If criminal activity is suspected, we may share our server logs and the personal information we have collected through this website with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

A cookie is a small file sent by a website and stored on a user’s (e.g. your) computer which enables the website to remember information about you and your preferences. We use “cookies” and other technologies in a number of ways. For example, we may use these technologies
to collect information about the ways visitors use our websites – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
to support the features and functionality of our websites – for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to our websites;and to personalize your experience when you use our websites;to measure the success of our web or email advertising.
Some of these uses may involve the use of “third party cookies”; that is, cookies that are set by software used by one of our service providers, such as to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the website, or for the purposes of serving internet advertisements using an online advertising supplier.
Generally, the information we collect using these technologies does not identify you by name. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by signing up to use a password-protected area on one of our websites, we may link the information we collect using technologies to other information that identifies you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer or device. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave a website. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit our websites, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of our websites

How Does Hielscher Ultrasonics Use Your Personal Information?

Generally we use the personal information we collect through our websites
to provide the products, information and services you request;
for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
to provide you with effective customer service;
to provide you with a personalized experience when you use our websites;
to display personalized advertising when you visit our websites;
to contact you with special offers and other information we believe may be of interest to you;
to contact you with information and notices related to your use of our websites;
to invite you to participate in surveys or provide feedback to us;
to better understand your needs and interests;
to improve the content, functionality and usability of our websites;
to improve our products and services;
to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice or other agreement between Hielscher Ultrasonics and you.

To Whom Do We Disclose Personal Information?

We may share the personal information we collect through our websites as described below:

Our Service Providers

We share personal information with companies and organizations, including subsidiaries and other business entities controlled by Hielscher Ultrasonics, that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide website support services to us.

Within Hielscher Ultrasonics

We may share your personal information within Hielscher Ultrasonics (that is, among the business units within Hielscher Ultrasonics) and with any of our affiliates where there is a “need to know” for the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Business Transactions

Hielscher Ultrasonics may decide, for strategic or other reasons, to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize one or more of its businesses. A transaction of this type may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective purchasers.

Business Transfers

Your personal information may be transferred to a company that has acquired the stock or assets of Hielscher Ultrasonics or one of our business units, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization or liquidation.

Compliance With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others

We may disclose personal information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose personal information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to enforce or apply our online terms of use or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

As Described in a Privacy Notice

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on our website page where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that website page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.

As Described in a Click-Through Agreement

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.

Your Choices

In some circumstances we give you choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. If so, we may ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. If you have created an account or a personal profile on one of our websites, you may be able to update some or all of your privacy choices by changing the settings on your account settings or profile page.

How Can You Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information?

If you have created an account or a personal profile on one of our websites, you may be able to access and update some or all of your personal information on your account settings or profile page. In most cases, however, you may need our help. If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please contact us. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.


Although we take commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. For this reason we urge users to take every precaution to protect their personal information while using the Internet.

SSL Protection

When you login to use password-protected areas of our Sites, we may require that a secure connection between your computer and our server be established. We use an encryption technology called Secure Socket Layers (SSL). A secure connection is maintained until you leave the secure area of the Site. Although we use SSL encryption to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information as it travels over the internet, “perfect security” does not exist on the internet and we can not guarantee the safety of transmitting personal information over the internet.

Password Protection

Certain areas of our websites are password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing one of our websites using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing our websites using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on the website.

Links to Other Hielscher Ultrasonics Web Sites

Hielscher Ultrasonics may operate many different websites, each with its own content, features, and functionality. Each Hielscher Ultrasonics website serves a different purpose. For this reason, not all of our websites are governed by this Privacy Policy. When you use a link on one of our websites to access another Hielscher Ultrasonics Web site, take a minute to review the privacy policy posted on that Web site.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

This website may also contain links to websites operated by other companies, including websites operated by our third-party service providers, and unrelated third parties. This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information collected on any of these other websites. When you access third-party websites through a link on one of our websites, please take the time to review the privacy policy posted on that site.

Children’s Privacy

Our websites are not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not use our websites to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children under the age of 13. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided personally identifiable information through one of our websites, we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our databases.

Special Notice for Visitors

Hielscher Ultrasonics is a globally active organization doing business in many countries and we may transfer your personal information across national borders for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Our headquarters are in Teltow, Germany. Our Web servers and databases are located in Germany or in other countries and the information on these servers and databases may be accessed by our staff (or staff of our service providers) located in other countries where they have a “need to know”. Different countries have different privacy laws and requirements, and some, including Germany, provide less legal protection for your personal information than others. Please know, however, that no matter where your personal information is collected, used, transferred or stored, if it was collected through our websites, it will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any privacy notices or click-through agreements that apply to you.
By using this website, you are consenting to the collection, use, and transfer of your personal information in or to Germany or any other country in the world.

Google Analytics Tracking

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Questions About Our Privacy Practices

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices:
Send an e-mail to privacy@hielscher.com, or write to us at Hielscher Ultrasonics, GmbH, Oderstr. 21, 14513 Teltow, Germany, or use the form below.

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