Videosurveillance and access control

Grifols is a global healthcare group committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people around the world. Its four divisions – Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies – develop, produce and market innovative solutions and services in over a 100 countries.

Grifols respects the privacy rights of all data subjects who entrust Grifols with their personal data and is committed to complying with the data protection regulations applicable in each country.

This privacy notice has been prepared in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR"), applicable privacy and data protection laws; see Section 8 for specific provisions. It outlines Grifols' data collection practices and the choices that data subjects have about the way Grifols collects, uses and shares their personal data.

1. Identification of the data controller(s)/owner(s) of the personal data

The data controller/owner is the Grifols' group company responsible of ensuring the access and security of the premises, assets and individuals.

The identity and contact details of the Grifols' group companies are available here. The Grifols' group company/ies acting as controller/s will be referred to as "Grifols".

2. Identification of the data protection officer

The data protection officer acts as an interlocutor between Grifols and you in order to ensure Grifols' compliance with the data protection legislation and to guarantee your rights under such legislation. You may contact the data protection officer at, unless the data controller is Grifols Deutschland GmbH, in which case you may contact the data protection officer at

3. Purposes and legal basis for processing

Purposes Lawful basis
  • To guarantee the security of the premises, assets and persons, including employees, and, if applicable, to investigate any possible incidents occurring in the premises. To this end, Grifols may process your data through a system for controlling access to the premises which may include video surveillance systems and/or access identification cards.
  • To share the personal data with the companies of the Grifols' group (as set out in Section 4) or with other interested third parties in order to investigate an illegal act and, if applicable, to establish, exercise or defend from appropriate actions or claims.
Legitimate interest of Grifols and/or third parties (article 6.1(f) of GDPR):

Grifols or other third parties are interested in ensuring the safety of the persons and assets in the premises and in investigating, accrediting and defending against acts that violate property, premises or the dignity of people. Therefore, Grifols considers that the legitimate interest in which bases the processing of the personal data overrides the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects, given that the processing:
  • Is within the data subjects' reasonable expectations based on their relationship with Grifols, and
  • Is a part of the daily management of a multinational group of companies, which means sharing information with the companies of the Grifols' group (as set out in Section 4)
In any event, data subjects may request further information on the legitimate interest or exercise their right to object, by addressing their request to
  • To share the personal data with judges, courts, public administrations, law enforcement agencies or other competent authorities (as set out in Section 4) in case of commission of illegal acts.  
Legal obligation (article 6.1 (c) of GDPR):

Grifols needs to process the personal data to fulfil the legal obligations detailed in Section 8.

4. Recipients of personal data

Grifols may share the personal data with:

  • The parent company of the Grifols group, Grifols, S.A.
  • Providers of products and services hired by Grifols to achieve the mentioned purposes. These providers are reception and security services of the premises or maintenance services for video surveillance cameras or access control systems, among others.
  • Judges, courts, public administrations, law enforcement agencies or other competent authorities.
  • Other third parties interested in investigating an illegal act and, if applicable, establishing, exercising or defending the actions or claims they deem appropriate.

Grifols will ensure that the personal data is only transferred to countries that offer an adequate level of data protection. If the personal data is processed from countries that do not offer said level of protection, Grifols and/or the providers (as the case may be) will adopt, if necessary, the appropriate safeguards to carry out such international data transfers in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation. Information on the appropriate safeguards for international data transfers can be obtained from Grifols at

Grifols does not share personal data with any other third party, unless required by the applicable law.

5. Retention period

Once the purposes for which the personal data processed have been achieved, Grifols will retain the personal data until the end of statutes of limitation of any liabilities that may arise, and during the term required to comply with any applicable legal obligation.

6. Sources and categories of personal data

Grifols only processes personal data that is relevant to the purposes mentioned in Section 3.

Regardless of the legal basis for processing the data, Grifols processes the following categories of personal data:

  • Identification data (e.g. name and last name, ID/passport number and image)
  • Contact details (e.g. postal address, e-mail address and phone number)
  • Professional data (e.g. employee ID, professional contact details, job position and place of work)

7. Data protection rights

The following data protection rights are applicable under the GDPR. Grifols undertakes to respect other data protection rights that may be applicable in accordance with the data protection legislation of each country.

Rights Content
Access You may request confirmation as to whether or not your personal data is being processed and, if so, you can obtain access to your personal data included in Grifols' files.
Rectification You may request the rectification of your personal data if inaccurate.
Erasure You may request the erasure of your personal data.
Objection You may request that your personal data is not processed under specific circumstances.
Portability You may request receiving, in an electronic file, the personal data that you provided Grifols with, as well as the right to transmit it to other parties.
Restriction of processing You may request a restriction on how personal data is processed when:
  • the accuracy of the personal data is being verified after you have contested its accuracy.
  • processing of your personal data is unlawful and you object to its erasure.
  • Grifols does no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing it, but you need it in order to prepare, exercise or defend a legal claim.
  • you have objected to the processing of the personal data for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or necessary for the purposes of a legitimate interest, while verifying if Grifols' legitimate grounds override yours.

You may exercise, when appropriate, the data protection rights by sending a written communication to Grifols at with the subject line "Videosurveillance and Access Control". To that end, Grifols may request a copy of your ID card/passport in force or any other valid document that proves your identity.

In addition, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority, including the one at your residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

8. Specific Provisions


Legal basis: the legal obligation referred to in Section 3 is regulated in the Organic Law 3/2018 of December 5 on the Protection of Personal Data and Guarantee of Digital Rights.

Date of last update: December 2021