Your privacy is our concern
Thank you for your interest in our blog and our company. Although we take great care to check their contents, we cannot assume any liability for external links to other websites.
It is important to us that your personal data is protected when it is collected, processed and used when you visit our website. Your data is protected as laid down by statutory provisions. Please find below information about what data is collected during your visit to our website and how this is used:
Your personal data
1. Collection and processing of data
Details of each access to our blog and each access to data stored on our website are logged. Data is stored in-house for system-relevant and statistical purposes. The following data is logged: Name of the downloaded file, date and time of access, volume of data transmitted, message if the download was successful, web browser and requesting domain.
Any personal data above and beyond this shall only be logged if you give this information voluntarily, for example, when making an enquiry or registering.
2. Use and transmission of personal data
If you have provided us with personal data, we shall only use it to reply to your questions, to process contracts entered into with you and for technical administration.
Your personal data shall only be passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties if this is necessary in order to process the contract, including in particular the disclosure of order data to suppliers, if this is necessary for billing purposes, or if you have already given your consent to do so. You have the right at any time to withdraw any consent given with future effect.
Any personal data stored shall be deleted when you withdraw your consent for storage, if the information is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose intended by this storage, or if storage is not permissible for other statutory reasons.
3. Right to information
We will inform you about the personal data we have stored upon receipt of a written request.
4. Consent, right of withdrawal and objection
We shall always ask for your explicit consent and log any such consent in accordance with data protection regulations, if we use your data for a certain purpose that demands your consent in accordance with statutory provisions. You may withdraw any consent given with future effect at any time and/or decline any future use of your data for advertising, market research and opinion polling purposes. A brief message shall suffice in order to withdraw your consent or decline any future use. In order to do this, you may use the aforementioned contact details without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs in accordance with the basic tariffs.
We shall endeavour to take all possible technical and organizational steps to store your personal data in such a way that it cannot be accessed by third parties When communicating via e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, which is why we recommend that you send any confidential information by post.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website shall typically be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google uses 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 and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transferred to us by your browser as part of Google Analytics shall not be combined with any other data held by Google.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the recording of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
In view of the discussion on the use of analytical tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, meaning therefore that IP addresses are only used in their shortened form in order to prevent direct personal references.
Using the remarketing or similar features of Google Inc.
On this website, we use technologies by Google Inc. to collect and save anonymized information about the surfing behaviours of our visitors for marketing purposes. This data is saved by using “Cookie” text files on your computer.
The saved data is strictly used to improve our offer. There is no further use or distribution of this data to third parties. You can deactivate the Google-Service here.
Use of Google Adwords Conversion-Tracking
We use the online advertisement program „Google AdWords“ and, related to Google AdWords, also Conversion-Tracking. Google Conversion-Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). As soon as you click on an ad placed by Google a Cookie for Conversion-Tracking is implemented on your computer. These Cookies lose validity after 30 days and neither contain person-related data, nor aim at personal identification of the visitor.
In case you visit specific sites of our website and the cookies are still valid, Google and our company may detect your click on this ad and the redirection onto the respective site. Every Google AdWords client is provided with a different Cookie. Therefore it is impossible to track Cookies via the websites of AdWords clients.
Information obtained by means of the Conversion-Cookie is useful to generate conversion statistics for AdWords clients that have decided to use Conversion-Tracking. Clients are provided with the total number of users that have clicked on their ad and have been redirected to a site using a Conversion-Tracking Tag. However, they don’t receive personal information related to the user’s identity.
If you don’t want to share the tracking function you may deny it by prohibiting the installation of Cookies via a specific setting in your browser (deactivation function). As a result, you will not be listed in the Conversion-Tracking statistics. Further information as well as the privacy statement of Google can be found here and here.
Facebook Social Plugins
On our website we use the social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com which is run by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue square or button with grey “f Facebook” and the reference “Share this” or with a “thumps up”-sign for “I like”), or are labelled with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be seen here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If you open a website containing one of these plugins, the browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin will be directly transmitted to your browser by Facebook and will be integrated within the website by the browser. Thus, we do not have any influence on the amount of data collected by Facebook with such plugins, and we herewith inform you in accordance with our state of knowledge as follows:
By integrating the plugin, Facebook will receive the information that a user has opened the respective website of the offer. If the user is logged in with Facebook, Facebook can match such site visits to the respective Facebook account. If a user interacts with the plugin, for example if he/she clicks the like button or posts a comment, the respective information is directly transmitted from such user’s browser to Facebook and will be stored there. If the user is not registered with Facebook, Facebook might nevertheless come to know and store its IP address. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymized IP address is stored.
The purpose and scope of the data collection, and the further use of such data by Facebook, as well as the respective rights and configuration options for protecting the user’s sphere of privacy can be taken from Facebook’s data protection notice: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If you are a registered member of Facebook, and would like to prevent Facebook collecting data about you via this offer, and matching it with your member data stored by Facebook, you should log out of Facebook before visiting the respective website.
We use buttons created by Twitter. Such plugins are run by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognized by the terms “Twitter” or “Follow”, combined with a stylized blue bird or a white bird on blue surface-button, or a grey bird + “Twitter”-button. Thanks to this button, it is possible to share a post or a website relating to this offer on Twitter, or to follow the user on Twitter.
If you open a website contained in this website, the browser will establish a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The contents of the Twitter-button will be transmitted directly by Twitter to the user’s browser. As a result we do not have any influence on the amount of data collected by Twitter with such plugins, and we herewith inform you in accordance with our knowledge as follows: Only the user’s IP address and the respective website URL are transmitted when retrieving the button, but will not be used for any other purpose than displaying the button.
Further information can be taken from Twitter’s data protection notice on http://twitter.com/privacy.
XING Plugins (Share Button)
We use the “XING Share-Button” or “X Share-Button”.
When visiting this website, your browser will establish a connection to the servers of XING AG (“XING”) for a short time, with the help of which the “XING Share-Button” or “X-Share-Button“-functions (in particular the calculation/display of the counter value) are rendered. XING does not store any personal data about the visit to this website. In particular, XING does not store the IP address. Furthermore, your user behaviour is not evaluated by cookies in connection with the “XING Share-Button” or “X-Share-Button“.
The latest version of the data protection notice on the “XING Share-Button” and additional information can be read online at: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
On our website, we use plugins created by the social social network LinkedIn run by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). LinkedIn plugins can be recognized by the LinkedIn logo or the “Recommend-Button” on our website. If you visit our website, the plugin will establish a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will then receive the information that you visited our website with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend-Button” while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our website to your LinkedIn profile. Thus LinkedIn can match the visit to our website to your user account. Please note that we as the operators of the website do not receive any information on the contents of the data transmitted or its further use by LinkedIn. Details on the data collection (purpose, scope, further processing, use), as well as on your rights and configuration possibilities, can be taken from LinkedIn’s data protection notice. This can be read online at http://www.linkedin.com/static?key=privacy_policy&trk=hb_ft_priv.
We will update this notice on the protection of your personal data from time to time. You should occasionally read through this declaration in order to be up to date on how we protect your personal data and constantly improve our website. By using the website www.matrix42.com, you accept the provisions in this notice on the protection of your personal data.
If you have any questions on data protection, or would like to assert any rights or claims on your personal data, please send us an email to E-Mail.