Matrix42 Privacy Policy

Your privacy is our concern

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our homepage is important to us. Your data is protected within the scope of the legal regulations of the GDPR. Below you will find information about which data is collected during your visit to the website and how it is used.

Your personal data

1. Collection and processing of data

Every access to our homepage and every retrieval of a file stored on this website is logged. The storage serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. Be logged: Name of the retrieved file, date and time of the retrieval, transferred data volume, notification of successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain.

All our sites have access to the stored data, including sites outside the European Economic Area (EEA), where the data protection regulations may not be as comprehensive as in the EEA catchment area.

Further personal data is only collected if you provide this information voluntarily, for example as part of an enquiry or registration, this also applies expressly to your name, address and e-mail address.

2. Categories of personal data

Personal data are all individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. Matrix42 AG collects, processes and uses the following personal data if you provide it to Matrix42 AG:

  • First name, last name, date of birth, e-mail address, address, country, job title, telephone number, fax number, company, Matrix42 AG products used
  • Other data that you send to Matrix42 AG when contacting us via its websites, in particular the contact forms
  • Other data that you provide to Matrix42 AG within the scope of comments on the Matrix42 AG websites, in particular in the forms in forums or comment functions in the blog or the Matrix42 Marketplace
  • Data that you make available to Matrix42 AG with your online application, e.g. in your curriculum vitae, certificates, job references etc. (application data)
    For the purposes of market and opinion research, targeted communication and the improvement of Matrix42 AG websites and services, Matrix42 AG also collects the data provided by your Internet browser, for example information about your Internet browser or operating system.

Furthermore, Matrix42 AG collects, processes and uses your usage data – together with your IP address and information on the volume of transmitted data stored in log files – for statistical and internal system-related purposes. Logfiles, serve only the statistical evaluation of the visits of the Matrix42 AG websites. The data will be deleted after their statistical evaluation.

3. Use and disclosure of personal data

Matrix42 AG has commissioned external service providers to collect, process and use personal data on behalf of and in accordance with the instructions of Matrix42 AG. The service providers support Matrix42 AG in particular in hosting and operating the websites and blogs, in market and opinion research, in compiling statistics and improving the websites as well as in sending e-mail newsletters. These service providers may be located in countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, as the applicable laws ensure a different national level of data protection than that provided for in European data protection law.

Matrix42 AG is a globally active company. Therefore it may be necessary to forward your personal data to local subsidiaries or the local sales partners of Matrix42 AG, whose registered office may also be in countries outside the European Union, in order to better process your request. Such transmission, however, only takes place within the company and only for the aforementioned purposes.

Furthermore, Matrix42 AG does not transmit your data to other third parties, unless it is obligated to do so by legal regulations or orders of government authorities.

In particular, your personal data will not be sold, rented or exchanged.

4. Sending information by e-mail

Provided you have provided Matrix42 AG with your e-mail address for communication/advertising purposes, Matrix42 AG will use this data to communicate with you on the basis of your interests/to send you advertising. For the entire e-mail communication with Matrix42 AG, you have the option of cancelling the further sending of information for the future. Via the e-mail Preference Center in the footer of every sent e-mail with advertising content of Matrix42 AG you can control the delivery of Matrix42 AG.

5. Right to information

On written request we will gladly inform you about your personal data stored.

6. Consent, right of revocation and right of objection

If we use data for a purpose that requires your consent in accordance with the statutory provisions, we will always ask you for your express consent and record your consent in accordance with the data protection regulations. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future and/or object to future use of your data for advertising, market and opinion research purposes. A simple message to us is sufficient for the revocation of a consent or for an objection. You can use the above contact data for this without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rate.

7. Consent, right of revocation and right of objection

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their details;
  • to immediately request the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and we no longer need the data, but if you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.

Security information

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.

Marketo

We use our Marketo website, a service of Marketo EMEA Ltd (Red Oak North, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland (“Marketo”)), to collect statistical data about the use of our website and to optimize our offer accordingly, to provide system-related emails, information about individual surfing behaviour, downloads of whitepapers, fact sheets, case studies and similar materials and to operate e-mail marketing.
For this purpose, one or more cookies are stored on your computer, which are used to collect data for marketing and optimization purposes and to store and process it on Marketo’s servers. The data collected may be combined with the personal data you voluntarily provide on the website to form a profile. You can object to the creation of a profile by deactivating the cookie function in your browser. If you have given us your consent, we will also use your data to inform you about our products and news. For more information, please see Marketo’s privacy policy here.

Google Analytics

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.

Twitter Plugins

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

LinkedIn Plugins

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.

Changes of Privacy Policy

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, suggestions or comments on the subject of data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following e-mail address:

 

Alexander Bugl

Bugl & Kollegen GmbH

Eifelstraße 55

93057 Regensburg

Phone: 0941-63049789

alexander.bugl@matrix42.com