Data privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our website. In the following, we would like to inform you about the handling of your data according to Art. 13 of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

This English version of the privacy policy is a translation of the German version. Only the German version is binding.

Responsible

The office named in the imprint is responsible for the data collection and processing described below.

Storage of IP address

We store the IP address transmitted by your web browser strictly for the purpose of detecting, limiting and eliminating attacks on our websites for a period of seven days. After this period, we delete or anonymize the IP address. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Usage data

When you visit our web pages, so-called usage data is temporarily stored on our web server as a log for statistical purposes in order to improve the quality of our web pages. This data record consists of

  • the page from which the file was requested,
  • the name of the file,
  • the date and time of the request,
  • the amount of data transferred,
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found),
  • the description of the type of web browser used,
  • the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened so that a personal reference can no longer be established.

The aforementioned log data is only stored anonymously.

Data transfer to third parties

We transfer your data to service providers who support us in the operation of our websites and the associated processes as part of order processing pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO. Our service providers are strictly bound by instructions to us and are contractually obligated accordingly. We use the following service providers: Web analytics service providers and newsletter service providers.

Data transfer to third countries

In some cases, we transfer personal data to a third country outside the EU. In each case, we have ensured an appropriate level of data protection:

In the case of Google Analytics (USA), an adequate level of data protection follows from the corresponding participation in the Privacy Shield agreement (Art. 45 para. 1 DSGVO).

Cookies

We use cookies on our websites. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device and can be read. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. Cookies can contain data that make it possible to recognize the device used. In some cases, however, cookies only contain information about certain settings that cannot be related to a specific person.

We use [session cookies] on our websites. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO and in the interest of [optimizing or enabling user guidance and adapting the presentation of our website].

You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you. You can also delete cookies at any time via the appropriate browser setting and prevent the setting of new cookies. Please note that our websites may then not be displayed optimally and some functions may no longer be technically available.

Google Analytics

We create pseudonymous usage profiles with the help of Google Analytics in order to tailor our website to your needs. Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your terminal device and can be read by us. In this way, we are able to recognize returning visitors and count them as such. The data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO or § 15 para. 3 TMG and in the interest of finding out how often our websites have been accessed by different users.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, since we have activated IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA (an adequate level of data protection exists according to Art. 45 (1) DSGVO through Google’s participation in the Privacy Shield) and only shortened there. We have concluded a contract with Google Inc. (USA) in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO. Google will use all information strictly for the purpose of evaluating the use of our website for us and compiling reports on website activity.

You can object to the processing at any time. Please use one of the following options for this:

You may refuse the use 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 can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
You can additionally prevent a collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link.
click. An opt-out cookie will be set, which permanently prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website with this end device:

Social Media Plugins

For data protection reasons, we do not integrate social plugins directly into our website. When you call up our pages, no data is therefore transmitted to social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+. Profiling by third parties is therefore excluded.

Nevertheless, you have the option of sharing selected pages by clicking on Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+ buttons and also see how often they have been shared in the past when you call up the posts. For this purpose, we use the so-called Shariff solution, which was developed by c’t magazine to offer a privacy-compliant alternative to the classic social plugins.

What’s behind it? The Shariff solution means that, in a first step, all data and functions required to display the Facebook, Twitter, XING or Google+ buttons are provided by our web server. Only when you decide to share a post via the corresponding button and click on it, data is transmitted to the operator of the respective social media service.

Newsletter

On our website, we offer you the possibility to order our newsletter. If you have given us separate consent to inform you by e-mail about the company’s own products and services as well as news related to the company’s own products and services, the corresponding processing is based on Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO or § 7 (2) No. 3 UWG. For statistical analysis, to record reading habits and to improve the newsletter, the newsletters may contain web beacons. These allow us to record your IP address, the retrieval location and the time of retrieval when you open the newsletter. However, this is also only permitted on the basis of consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without this affecting the lawfulness of the processing that has taken place to date. If consent is revoked, we will cease the corresponding data processing. The newsletter is sent via the service provider: CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address and name.

If you do not wish to receive the newsletter in the future, you can unsubscribe at any time, e.g. by sending an e-mail to info@micromata.de or by clicking on the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you will find in every newsletter e-mail.

Contact form

You have the possibility to contact us via a web form. To use our contact form, we need your name and e-mail address. You can provide further information, but you do not have to.

Consent

By sending this mail form, you agree that the data you provide will be electronically recorded and stored. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. We will use your data exclusively for processing your request. Your consent can be revoked at any time, e.g. by e-mail to info@micromata.de.

Applications

We process your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations on the basis of § 26 BDSG-neu. We process the data that you disclose to us as part of your application solely for the purpose of selecting applicants. Data will not be processed for any other purpose.
You yourself determine the scope of the data that you wish to transmit to us as part of your online application. Applications are transferred electronically to our personnel department, where they are processed as quickly as possible. As a rule, applications are forwarded to the heads of the relevant departments in our company. Your data will not be passed on beyond this. Your data will be treated confidentially in our company. If your application is unsuccessful, your documents will be deleted after 6 months.

Embedded Vimeo videos

We embed the video player services of Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street (New York), New York 10011 (www.vimeo.com) on our websites and applications. The videos are embedded as iFrames on our pages. When you call up these pages, a connection is established between your browser (end device) and the servers of Vimeo. In the process, data from you, such as your IP address and the end device you used when visiting the page, but also your activities, may be processed under certain circumstances. By calling up the video and further interactions with the video player service, further information about you may be processed by Vimeo, for example, to evaluate your viewed videos or your interests.
Finally, Vimeo uses so-called web tracking methods on its own pages and also within the video player service. These take place regardless of whether you are logged in or registered with Vimeo. Unfortunately, we cannot influence the web tracking methods of Vimeo and its affiliated services.
Please be aware of this: It cannot be ruled out that Vimeo uses your profile data, for example, to evaluate your approximate location, interests, videos viewed, etc. We have no influence on the processing of your data by Vimeo and the integrated services.
Please also refer to the privacy policy of Vimeo (www.vimeo.com) at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some subpages we embed YouTube videos into our website. Calling up these sub-pages leads to YouTube content being reloaded. In this context, YouTube also receives your IP address, which is technically necessary to retrieve the content. In principle, we have no influence on the further processing by YouTube. However, when embedding the videos, we made sure to activate the extended data protection mode offered by YouTube.

Facebook

We operate an official Facebook page under the URL https://www.facebook.com/Micromata on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. We do not collect, store or process any personal data of our users on this page at any time. Furthermore, no other data processing is carried out or initiated by us. The data entered by you on our Facebook page, such as comments, videos or images, will not be used or processed by us for any other purpose at any time.
Facebook uses so-called web tracking methods on this page. Please be aware of this: it cannot be ruled out that Facebook uses your profile data, for example to evaluate your habits, personal relationships, preferences, etc.. We have no influence on the processing of your data by Facebook.

Data security

In order to protect your data from unwanted access as comprehensively as possible, we take technical and organizational measures. We use an encryption procedure on our pages. Your data is transferred from your computer to our server and vice versa via the Internet using TLS encryption. You can recognize this by the fact that the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser is closed and the address line begins with https://.

Your rights as a user

When processing your personal data, the GDPR grants you certain rights as a website user:

1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR):

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed; if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the information listed in detail in Article 15 of the GDPR.

2. Right to rectification and erasure (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR):

You have the right to request that inaccurate personal data concerning you be corrected without delay and, if necessary, that incomplete personal data be completed.
You also have the right to request that personal data concerning you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the reasons listed in detail in Article 17 of the GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued.

3. Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR):

You have the right to request the restriction of processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 DSGVO is met, e.g. if you have objected to the processing, for the duration of any review.

4. Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR):

In certain cases, which are detailed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer of this data to a third party.

5. Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR):

If data is collected on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data, unless there are demonstrably compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

6. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

Pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of data relating to you violates data protection provisions. The right of complaint can be asserted in particular before a supervisory authority in the Member State of your residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Contact details of the data protection officer

For all questions regarding data protection in connection with our products/services or the use of our website, you can also contact our data protection officer at any time. He can be reached by mail at Micromata GmbH, Marie-Calm-Str. 1-5, 34131 Kassel, Germany, or at datenschutz@micromata.de (keyword: “attn. data protection officer”).

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