The protection of personal data and subsequently of your privacy is of utmost importance to the Thieme Group. That is why we would like to inform you how we use and protect your data. For the Thieme Group, it goes without saying that all relevant legal provisions will be adhered to in order to guarantee the highest possible level of protection for your privacy. Please read the following information carefully.
Name and contact data of the persons responsible for data processing and in-house data protection officer
This data privacy statement is valid for data processing by
Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.
333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone +1 212 760 0888
The Thieme Medical Publishers Inc. is controller according to Article 4 No. 7 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Representative in the European Union with regard to data processing is:
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
Rüdigerstraße 14, 70469 Stuttgart
tel: +49 (0)711 - 8931-0
fax: +49 (0)711 - 8931-298
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our data privacy statement or any other concerns regarding data processing, you can contact the above mentioned address or
Collection, processing and use of personal data and subsequent processing method
a) Visiting our website
When you access our website, the browser used on your device will automatically send information to our website server. This information will be saved temporarily in a so-called log file. The following information will be recorded, without you needing to take any further action, and will be saved until automatic deletion:
The aforementioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
The legal basis for data processiong is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is a consequence of the above mentioned purposes. Data will not be used to draw conclusions about your identity.
If you have explicity given consent to the use of your email according to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR, we will use it to provide you with our regular newsletters for the area of interests selected by you. In order to receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide us with an email address. The provision of further personal data is optional. We will use them to personalize the newsletters.
You can always unsubscribe by using the link listed at the end of every newsletter. No additional costs will occur other than those, according to the standard rates, for the transfer of your cancellation message. You will then no longer receive the canceled newsletters. The lawfulness of the already carried out communication is not affected by the cancellation.
At the above mentioned email address, you can also have your data corrected or deleted.
c) Use of our contact form
We offer you the possibility of contacting us via the forms provided on our website, e.g. if you are an author. For this, the entry of a valid email address is necessary so that we can identify the source of this query and reply accordingly. The addition of further information is optional.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in compliance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR on the basis of your optional given consent.
Personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after our completion of your inquiry.
d) Ordering goods, online services or other services
The online shop integrated into our website offers you the possibility of ordering goods, online services and other services. Within the ordering process, personal data will be collected by us, especially your name, address and bank data depending on the payment method selected. We will use the data submitted by you to fulfill and process your order, for granting access to online services or for the realization of any other services. When you place an order in our webshop, you will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your order including the contractual wording and your order details via email (acknowledgement of your order). You can save this in your account, it will also be saved by us. Due to security reasons, you will not be able to access your order details via internet, i.e. the webshop, after your order has been shipped. Furthermore, we will use your data to inform you via newsletter, if applicable, about our other products and services that could be of interest to you (see also the “Newsletter” paragraph). You can unsubscribe any time by using the link listed at the end of every newsletter. Additional costs will not occur other than those, according to the standard rates, for the transfer of your cancellation message. You will then no longer receive the canceled newsletters. The lawfulness of the already carried out communication is not affected by the cancellation.
e) Use of our electronic offers
During the use of our electronic offers, e.g. via medici, CNE or CME, we will collect personal data, in particular your name, email address and postal address, information about your studies or your professional position. Depending on the offer, your usage will be analyzed so that you can check and, if neccessary, document your learning success.
f) Special privacy provisions for participation in communities
When participating in communities, user-related data (e.g. community username, comments, data, the framework of actions or queries, photos or videos that may have been uploaded, profile data provided when completing the profile) could be collected and used in addition to your submitted personal data. Participation in the community happens automatically with registration. This includes, in the context of the offered functionality of a community, the consent to allow sharing data with other participants (e.g. contact by other users and invitation in groups, inclusion in mailing list and receiving community email or notifications, listing in publicly accessible lists and directories). In addition, this data is processed and used to organize and execute participation in the community (e.g. to associate content with the registered users who have published it). For the ongoing comprehensive and smooth operation of the community, event-related notification mails can be sent (e.g. notification when responding to a question by other community members).
g) Manuscript submission
For the publication process of scientific articles and contributions in our professional journals and other media, we offer you web-based software support for submitting, checking and processing. In this context, we will collect personal data from you as author, reviewer, editor or as other party involved in the publication process, in particular your name, your address, your email address, your professional position as well as information on potential conflicts of interest in connection with the publications. These data will be used by us for the handling of the publication process and will be usually published together with the article or contribution. With that, besides the editors of the respective publication medium, European and non-European reviewers and other persons or service providers involved in the process will obtain access to the data in the framework of potential peer review or copy editing of your article or contribution.
We cooperate with different service providers, e.g.
Your personal data as well as data of your article or contribution will be transferred to a server of the service provider, stored and processed there. If this occurs within the EU (ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, Manuscript Manager), the service providers have been either certified under the Privacy Shield agreement or have been bound contractually by us in a similar way and thus guarantee that European data privacy law will be adhered to.
Data processing in the framework of the publication process will take place according to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Online presence in social media
We entertain online presence within social networks and platforms to communicate with our active customers, prospects and users and to inform them about our services. When you access the respective networks and platforms, the terms of service and data processing of the respective providers apply.
We process your data if you communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. create contributions within our online presence or send us messages.
Use of AddThis Plugins (e.g. “Share“ button)
In parts, so-called social plugins (“plugins“) of the AddThis bookmarking service are used on our websites based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, which is operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA (“AddThis“). The plugins are usually marked with an AddThis logo, e.g. in the shape of a white plus sign on orange background. An overview of the AddThis plugins and their looks can be found here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing When you open one of our websites that contains such a plugin, you browser will automatically establish a direct connection to the AddThis servers. The contents of the plugin will be directly sent to your browser by AddThis and integrated into the site. Through this integration, AddThis will receive the information that your browser has called the respective page on our website and will save a cookie on your device to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) will be directly sent from your browser to an AddThis server in the U.S. and saved there. AddThis will use the data to create anonymized user profiles which will serve as the basis for personalized and interest-focused marketing for visitors of websites with AddThis plugins.
Please read the AddThis data privacy statement http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy to learn more about the extent and purposes of data collection, processing and usage by AddThis. If you want to object to data collection by AddThis going forward, you can set a so-called opt out cookie which can be downloaded with the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out You can also completely block the loading of the AddThis Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/) script blocker.
Use of Google Analytics
Based on our legitimate interest in analyzing, optimizing and in the commercial operation of our online business according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, we are using Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google LLC (“Google“). Google is using cookies. The information, created by cookies, about the use of our online offers by our users are normally sent to a Google server in the U.S. and saved there. Google has been certified under the Privacy Shield Frameworks and thus guarantees to adhere to the European data privacy laws (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offers, to compile reports about the activities within our online offers and to provide further services to us that are connected with the use of our online offers and internet usage. For this, pseudonymous user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the users‘ IP addresses will be shortened by Google in the European Union member states or in other countries that are members of the “Agreement creating the European Economic Area (EEA Agreement)”. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be sent to a server in the U.S. and shortened there. The IP addresses transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of the cookies through a respective setting in their browser software. In addition, users can block the collection and processing of those data by Google which were created by the cookie and which refer to the use of our online offers by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Further information on data usage by Google, potential settings and options how to object can be found on the Google websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services“), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data usage for advertising“), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage information Google is using to display ads for you“).
You can prevent the registration by Google Analytics if you click on the link below. An opt out cookie will be set that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website:
Further information on terms of service and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. We would like to point out that Google Analytics was enhanced with the “anonymizeIp“ code on this website in order to guarantee the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
Use of Webtrends
Some of our websites are using Webtrends Analytics, a web analytics service of the Webtrends Inc., 555 SW Oak Street, Suite 300, Portland Oregon 97206, USA ("Webtrends") as an alternative to Google Analytics. Webtrends is using so-called "cookies", text files which are saved on your computer and which make it possible to analyze the use of the website by you. The information about your usage of this website generated by the cookie is normally transferred to a Webtrends server in the U.S. and saved there. Through the server-side IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is shortened by Webtrends (“IP masking“) and not stored in full. On behalf of the operator of this website, Webtrends will continue to use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports about the activities on the website and to render services to the website operator which are connected to website and internet usage. You can block the storage of cookies by a respective setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that, in this case, you will not be able to use all functionalities of this website.
You can block the collection by Webtrends by clicking on the following link. An opt out cookie will be set that will block the future collection of your data: https://ondemand.webtrends.com/support/optout.asp?action=out
Further information on terms of service and data privacy can be found at https://www.webtrends.com/terms-policies/privacy-statement/.
Use of Mouseflow
Some of our websites use Mouseflow, a web analysis tool of the Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark, to register randomly selected visits (only with anonymized IP address). This will create a protocol of mouse movements, mouse clicks and keyboard interaction with the intention to describe random individual visits of this website as so-called session replays as well as evaluate them as so-called heat maps and to derive potential improvements for this website from this. Data registered by Mouseflow are not personal and will not be forwarded to third parties. Storage and processing of the collected data is taking place within the EU. If you do not wish any data collection by Mouseflow, you can withdraw from it on all websites using Mouseflow, by clicking the following link: https://mouseflow.de/opt-out/.
Use of VG Wort measuring methods
Integration of the Trusted Shops trust badge
In order to display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and the Trusted Shops products for customers after having placed an order, the Trusted Shops trust badge has been embedded on this website. This serves to preserve our legitimate interests, prevalent in the framework of consideration of interests, in optimal marketing of our offers according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The trust badge and all services marketed with it are a product of the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Köln, Germany. When you call up the trust badge, the web server will automatically store a so-called server log file which contains e.g. your IP address, date and time of the call up, data volume sent, and the provider requesting the data (access data) and which documents the call. These access data will not be evaluated and will be overwritten seven days after your website visit at the latest. Further personal data will only be sent to Trusted Shops if you have agreed to it, decided for the Trusted Shop products after having placed your order or have already registered to use them. In this case, the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops applies.
Forwarding personal data, Credit check
We only forward your personal data to third parties,
Various websites are using cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. They will not create any damage and do not contain any of your personal data. The information stored in cookies makes it possible for us to identify your device during your next visit. This is conducive to usability and will make the use of our website easier for you. Data processed by cookies are required for the above mentioned purposes to protect our and third parties’ legitimate interests according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. You can set up your browser so that you will be informed about the setting of cookies, and decide on a case by case basis if you want to accept them or block them in general. If you deactivate cookies in general, you might not be able to use all functionalities of our website.
You can deactivate individual cookies of our following collaboration partners:
M.P Newmedia: https://www.mp-newmedia.com/opt-out
Facebook remarketing https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_
Your rights as the person affected by data processing
You have the right
Right of withdrawal
Provided that your personal data are processed based on legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right of withdrawal against the processing of your personal data according to Article 21, in case there are reasons which result from your particular situation or if the withdrawal concerns direct marketing. In the latter case you have the general right of withdrawal which is accepted by us without the statement of a particular reason.
Should you exercise your right of withdrawal, it is sufficient that you send an email to
During your visit to our website, we use the SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the highest respective level of encryption supported by your browser. Normally this will be 256 Bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256 Bit encryption, we will use the 128 Bit v3 technology. Whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted fashion, you will recognize by the display of the key or lock icon in the status bar of your browser.
We furthermore utilize suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or the unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures will be constantly improved following the most recent technological developments.
Timeliness and modification of this data privacy statement
This data privacy statement is currently valid as of May 2018.