General information

Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH, Eckenheimer Landstrasse 100, 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (“Merz”, “we”, “us”) is operator of the website www.lifewithspasticity.com (the “website”). Merz respects the privacy of visitors to the website. The protection of your privacy when using our websites is a matter of importance to us.

The following Privacy Statement describes the points at which and the purposes for which we collect and use personal information from visitors to the website.

Each time you visit the website, login data transmitted to us by your internet browser is automatically stored in a log file on our server.

This record contains the following:

  • the site previously visited (the “referrer URL”)
  • the name of the log file
  • date and time of the request
  • the data volume transmitted
  • the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.)
  • the web browser used
  • the operating system used
  • the full IP address of the accessing computer

These data are stored for the purpose of system security, in particular to ward off possible attack attempts on the server. The IP address will be deleted after a maximum of seven days Data will be processed in anonymized form for statistical purposes.

We may contract with third parties to provide certain website services for us. As data processors, these third parties may under certain circumstances have access to your data. However, third parties will process your data solely for and on behalf of Merz and only for the purposes referred to in this Privacy Statement.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer.

We use cookies in some areas. We may use cookies to collect information on an anonymous basis about how visitors use our website, how they navigate through the website and which areas of the website and which products are of interest to our visitors. This allows us to improve our website and the online experience of our visitors.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. You can disable the use of cookies at any time or set your browser so that you are alerted when cookies are being sent. If you disable cookies, you may not be able to use some or all of the features of some areas of the website.

Use of Google Analytics

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 visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We wish to draw your attention to the fact that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIP()”, and therefore, your IP address will be truncated by Google. Your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, prior to transmission to the USA. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for us and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. The IP address collected from your browser through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the storage 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 may stop the collection and storage of data by Google Analytics at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing a deactivation add-on for your browser. Doing so will prevent Google Analytics from collecting and processing data about your website visits. For more information and instructions on download and installation, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can download the deactivation add-on from there.

You can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents the future collection of your information when visiting this website:
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Links to other websites

Where our site contains links to other Merz Group websites or websites belonging to third-party companies, this Privacy Notice does not apply. Please see those websites for information on applicable privacy requirements.

Social plugins / privacy enhancing “Shariff”-technology 

When you access internet sites that have the standard social plugins of Facebook, Google, Twitter etc., data about your online behaviour is transferred to those social network’s servers – also when you are not logged into respective media account and also when you are not a member of one of those social networks. This website has implemented “Shariff” for the used social plugins. This technology causes that data about your online behaviour is only transferred to the social network’s servers after you click (actively) on the social plugin – e.g. click on the “Share-Button” or “Tweet-Button”. (more information about “Shariff”: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html )

This website has implemented “Shariff” for the social plugin “Share” from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereafter: Facebook).  When you access the website pages that have this plugin, data about your online behavior is only transferred to Facebook’s servers after you click on the social plugin. The website provider has no influence on the kind of data that is collected and transmitted to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can attribute the visit to your Facebook account. Additional information about data privacy on Facebook can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

This website has also implemented “Shariff” for the “Share” plugin from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). When you access the website pages that have this “Share”plugin, data about your online behavior is only transferred to Google’s servers after you click on the social plugin. The website provider has no influence on the kind of data that is collected and transmitted to Google. If you are logged into Google, Google can attribute the visit to your Google account. Additional information on data privacy for the Google +1 button can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

This website has also implemented “Shariff” for the “Share” plugin from Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (hereafter: Twitter). When you access the website pages that have this plugin, data about your online behavior is only transferred to Twitter’s servers after you click on the social plugin. The website provider has no influence on the kind of data that is collected and transmitted to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can attribute the visit to your Twitter account. Additional information about data privacy on Twitter can be found here: https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en

Contact form

If you send us a message via the contact form or contact us otherwise (e.g. via e-mail), we can save this message and the personal data you provide to process your request. We will use your personal information solely for the purpose specified by you when you provided it.

Additional information

Are you having any questions or hints concerning Merz internet privacy? Please do not hesitate to contact our data protection representative:

Merz Pharma GmbH & Co.KGaA
Data Protection
Eckenheimer Landstrasse 100
D-60318 Frankfurt am Main
dataprotection(at)merz.de


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