Data protection

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Metawell GmbH. The Metawell GmbH website can be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company’s special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Metawell GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration. As the controller, Metawell GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

1. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

The person responsible within the meaning of the GDPR, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Metawell GmbH
Schleifmühlweg 31
D-86633 Neuburg / Donau
Germany
Tel.: +49 8431/6715-0
E-Mail: info@metawell.com
Website: https://www.metawell.com

2. Contact details of the data protection officer

The officially appointed data protection officer of Metawell GmbH can be reached at any time by email at privacy@metawell.com.
Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

3. Cookies

3.1 Definition of terms
„Cookies” are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Cookies do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in cookies that results in connection with the specific device used. This does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. The following types of cookies can be distinguished.

3.2 Types of cookies

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper functioning of the website. These cookies are not permanently stored on your computer or device and are deleted when you close the browser (session cookies). Essential cookies are always active and cannot be deactivated.
The data processed by essential cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f GDPR.
Statistics cookies make it possible to record and count the number of visitors and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance of the website. They are also used to find out if there are problems or errors with certain pages, which pages are most popular, and how visitors navigate the website. Statistics cookies are deleted after a defined retention period. Statistics cookies must be activated with your consent. They are inactive by default.
External media cookies are content from video platforms and social media platforms that are only activated with your consent. They are inactive by default. If cookies from external media are accepted, access to this content no longer requires manual consent. External media cookies are deleted after a defined retention period.

3.3 Your settings – your consent
View your cookie settings here and revoke your consent for each cookie using the following button:

You can use your browser to display the cookies on your computer, to delete existing cookies or to set up the configuration so that not all cookies, or none at all, are saved. Please note that some functions will not work or will not work properly if you deactivate the setting of cookies.

4. Individual

The measures listed and implemented by us are based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. a, b, or f GDPR (based on the legitimate interest of Metawell GmbH – lit. f; contractual or contract-like basis – lit. b; or based on your consent – lit. a). With the measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the ongoing optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you for the purpose of optimizing our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation. The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tools.

4.1 Matomo

This website uses the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, (“Mataomo”) on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior Collected data for optimization and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. and saved. This data can be used to create pseudonymised usage profiles for the same purpose created and evaluated. Cookies may be used. When it comes to cookies. These are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the visitor’s Internet browser get saved. The cookies enable, among other things, the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected with Matomo technology (including your pseudonymized IP address) are processed on our servers. The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. If you do not agree to the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit then you can object to the storage and use at any time with a click of the mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that if you completely delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and you may have to reactivate it.

4.2 Google AdWords

Fading in of ads or clicks by users can be measured. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days. They are not intended to be used to personally identify you. The following information is usually saved as analysis values for this cookie: Unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), opt-out information (marking that the User no longer wants to be addressed). These cookies enable Google to recognize your web browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Ads customer’s website and the cookie stored on their computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can see that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. A different cookie is assigned to each Ads customer. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of Ads customers. We ourselves do not collect or process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising material; in particular, we cannot identify users on the basis of this information. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data that is collected by Google through the use of Google Ads. As far as we know, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant part of our website or clicked on an ad from us. If you have a user account with Google and are registered, Google can assign the visit to your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that Google will find out your IP address and save it.
We use Google Ads for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to place relevant and interesting ads for you, to improve reports on campaign performance and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs. This also includes our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third party provider. The legal basis is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f) GDPR.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to their full extent. It is also possible to prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser to accept cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”; blocked (https://www.google.de/settings/ads). Please note that this setting will be deleted if you delete your cookies. You can also deactivate interest-based ads via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that this setting will also be deleted if you delete your cookies.
In addition, Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA and certified itself. As a result, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the entry linked below:
https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.
Further information on the use of data by Google, on setting and objection options and on data protection can be found on the following Google websites:
Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Google statistics: https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html

4.3 Google Tag Manager

The Google Tag Manager is used on this website. With the Google Tag Manager it is possible to manage website tags via an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in effect for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

4.4 YouTube

The data controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal. YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective YouTube component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.
If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.
YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.
The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

5. Social media

We also offer you extensive personal support and the opportunity to stay in contact with us via our social media pages (Xing, LinkedIn, YouTube) on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. These social media services may collect personal data themselves, e.g. via your profile created there.
It cannot be ruled out that every visitor to these websites will be recorded by the companies listed above. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by these companies, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the data protection information from:
Xing: https://www.xing.com/privacy
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

6. Collection of general data and information

The Metawell GmbH website collects a range of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, Metawell GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack. The collected data and information is therefore statistically evaluated by Metawell GmbH on the one hand and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

7. Contact option via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of Metawell GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the person responsible for processing by email, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the person responsible for processing are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

8. Automated decision making

There is no automated decision-making based on the personal data collected.

9. Duration of storage

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the relevant data will be routinely deleted, provided they are no longer required to achieve the required purposes.

10. Rights of the affected person

Of course, you retain control over all personal data that you provide to us when you visit the website and use our services. You have the following rights, which you can use free of charge.

Right to information
You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time.

Right to revocation of consent
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately, provided that further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until the withdrawal.

Right to object
If we process your personal data based on our overriding legitimate interest as part of a weighing of interests, you have the right to object to this processing at any time with effect for the future for reasons that arise from your particular situation.
If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned. The right to further processing is reserved if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If your personal data is processed by us in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising.

Right to data portability
You have the right to request that your personal data be transferred from us to another body.

Right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing
You have the right to have your personal data corrected, deleted or processing restricted.

Right to complain
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority or to our company if you have a reason to complain. To exercise your rights vis-à-vis our company, please contact the contact persons listed in point 1. or point 2. of this data protection declaration.

11. Data protection in applications and in the application process

Metawell GmbH collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the relevant application documents electronically, for example by email, to the person responsible for processing. If the person responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the German Federal General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).