Privacy Policy

Data protection statement and consent to data processing

Thank you for visiting our web site. RETINA IMPLANT AG takes the protection and confidentiality of your data very seriously.

In the following data protection statement we explain what data is collected on our web site and what data we process and use. We also explain what claims and rights you have with reference to the protection of your data. Please read the following information carefully. Our data protection terms are a supplement to the terms and conditions of use of the RETINA IMPLANT AG web site.

It may become necessary to revise this data protection statement in the course of the continuing development of our web site and the implementation of new legal requirements, new technology or improving our services for you. Therefore, we recommend that you read this data protection statement again at intervals.

Name and address of the responsible body
RETINA IMPLANT AG is the operator of the web site and is the responsible body as defined under data protection as per Art. 4 (7) EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

Retina Implant AG
Gerhard-Kindler-Str. 13
72770 Reutlingen

Name and address of the responsible data protection officer
The responsible data protection officer can be contacted as follows:

Retina Implant AG
– The Data Protection Officer –
Gerhard-Kindler-Strasse 13
72770 Reutlingen
Tel: +49 (0) 7121 364 03 - 0


General processing of personal data

This data protection statement is applicable for data, including personal data, that is compiled about you by Retina Implant AG. Our employees are trained how to work with personal data and are required to comply with the data protection regulation.

Personal data includes all data that can be connected to you personally, such as name, address, email address, user behaviour.

If you contact us by email or via the contact form, we will store the data included in the contact (email, first name, second name, city, country, input field) in order to answer your questions and to contact you. The data collected in this case will be deleted once it is no longer necessary to store it, or processing will be restricted if legal retention requirements require us to retain the data.

If you are using the web site simply for information, i.e. if you do not register or send us information otherwise, we will only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our web site, we will collect the following data temporarily in a log file, which is necessary in order to display our web site to you and to guarantee its stability and security (legal basis Art. 6 (1)(1)(f) GDPR):

–   IP-address of the contacting computer
–   date and time of access
–   time-zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
–   content of the request (actual page)
–   access status/HTTP status code
–   volume of data transmitted
–   web site from which the request originated
–   browser
–   operating system and interface
–   language and version of browser software.

Use of cookies

Our web site uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and saved by your browser. They do not damage your computer. They cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Cookies are used to make Internet resources more user-friendly and more efficient.

Most of the cookies that we use are what is referred to as "session cookies". They are automatically deleted when you leave the web site. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser next time you come to our web site. You have the option of setting your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to accept cookies only for a specific reason, only in specific cases or generally to reject them and to delete cookies automatically when the browser is closed. The functions of this web site may be restricted if cookies are disabled.

Data protection statement for the use of Matomo

Our web site uses the Matomo analytics platform (formerly Piwik). Matomo is an open-source software for statistical evaluation of user interaction. The use of Matomo enables us to see how our web site is used. This enables us to improve the quality of the web site and its contents continuously.
Identification of a specific person by the use of Matomo is not possible because your IP-address is anonymised.
The information generated about the use of the web site is not forwarded to third parties.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.
If you do not agree to the storage and use of your data, you can disable storage and usage here. In this case an opt-out cookie will placed in your browser, which will prevent Matomo from storing usage data.
Your visit to this web site is currently being recorded by the Matomo Web Analyser. Click here to prevent your visit from being recorded.
If you delete your cookies, this will also delete the Matomo opt-out cookie. The opt-out will need to be reactivated again on your next visit.


Our web site uses Vimeo to display videos. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011.
The relationship to Vimeo is based on the US-Privacy Shield.
The Vimeo data protection information can be found at:
Vimeo uses cookies to display videos and to store your settings for reproduction. The cookies are set for the "" domain. Vimeo sets the lifespan of the cookies. Detailed information on the use of cookies by Vimeo can be found here (in English):
List of cookies used by Vimeo (note: this list includes all cookies that can be potentially used by Vimeo. This does not mean that all of these cookies will be set on your computer.):

Presence in social media

Social Media

Retina Implant AG maintains an online presence within social networks and platforms. This online presence serves the communication and the exchange as well as the transmission of information about our products and services with existing and prospective customers. This can lead to the processing of user data outside the territory of the European Union. A possible risk that may result from this is the complication of enforcement of users' rights. Please note that European data protection standards are guaranteed by US companies that are certified under the Privacy Shield. For more detailed information, please refer to the following notes of the individual platform providers:

Retina Implant AG would like to point out that we have no control over how much data is collected through social networks. The privacy statements of the social networks provide you with detailed information about the purpose and aim of data collection, the further processing and use of the data as well as your associated rights and privacy options. In the following list you will find the privacy statements of some social networks:

User data can also be processed for advertising and market research purposes. From the usage behaviour usage profiles can be created that can be used for advertising in line with users' interests (personalised), both inside and outside the platform. For this purpose, so-called cookies are saved on the computers of users, in which the user behaviour is stored. The usage profiles also allow data to be stored independently of the devices used. This is the case especially if the user is a member of the respective platform and logged in to it.
Basis of our legitimate interests in the processing of personal data of users is the effective information and communication with our users in accordance with. Art. 6 para 1 lit. F. GPDR. The legal basis for a request for the users’ consent to the above-described data processing by the respective providers is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.
Below, Retina Implant AG refers to the information supplied by the providers for a detailed description of the respective data processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out):

Requests for information and the assertion of user rights can be addressed most effectively with the providers. Only the respective providers have access to the user data and are able to take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need further support you are welcome to contact us.



Our web site contains hyperlinks. They are electronic cross-references that are used to open other electronic documents. Hyperlinks may lead to web sites of other companies. The data protection regulations of the other companies are used exclusively on other web sites.

Security measures:

This web site uses SSL encryption for security and to protect the transmission of confidential information, such as the queries that you send to us as the operator of the web site. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that in the address line of the browser "http://" is changed to "https://" and by the padlock icon in the address line.
If SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Your rights as the person concerned:

You have the following rights with reference to the personal data concerning you:

–   right of disclosure,
–   right of correction or deletion,
–   right of restriction of processing,
–   right of objection to processing,
–   right of data transferability.

You also have the right to object to us processing your personal data and to submit a complaint to the applicable data protection authority.
The State Representative for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Baden-Württemberg
Königstrasse 10a
70173 Stuttgart

Version November 2018