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Thank you for visiting our online presence at www.m3connect.de and for your interest in our company. The safety of your personal data is a key issue for us. Personal data is information pertaining to personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. These include the name, address, phone number and the date of birth, as well as all other information from which the identity of a person can be inferred.

As personal data enjoys special legal protection, we collect such data only to the extent necessary to provide our internet pages and our services. In the following we explain what type of personal data we capture during your visit to our internet pages and how we use that information.

Our data protection practices comply with legal requirements and specifically with those of the Federal Data Protection Act-new (BDSG-new), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU (EU-GDPR). We will only collect, process and store your personal data as required for a fully functional provision of these internet pages and their content or for the provision of our services and for the processing of requests, but only where a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 s.1 lit. f GDPR exists or where it is permitted for another regulated activity.

Responsible in the sense of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR

Responsible in the sense of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations:

m3connect GmbH
Friedlandstraße 18
52064 Aachen, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 241-980 986 0
E-mail: info@m3connect.de

Managing Director: Emilio Dragas

Name and address of the data protection officer at m3connect GmbH:

Raphaela Weise
Friedlandstraße 18
52064 Aachen, Germany

dsb@m3connect.de

Server log files

Our web server automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files. This information is automatically transmitted to us by your browser.
These data are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address of the requesting device
  • Time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data are not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data subsequently if we become aware of concrete indications of an illegal use. The storage time for server log files is 3 months.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). Our legitimate interests consist of achieving the purpose outlined in the following.
  • Purpose of data processing: Data logging occurs in an effort to maintain the compatibility of our online offering for all visitors, to combat abuse and to facilitate error remediation. It is necessary for these purposes to log the technical information of the accessing computer in order to respond to visualization errors, attacks on our IT systems and/or errors in the functionality of our internet pages as quickly as possible. The data furthermore allows us to optimise the website and to generally safeguard the security of our IT systems.
  • Storage duration: The aforementioned captured technical data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to guarantee the compatibility of our online presence for all visitors, and no later than 3 months after our website was accessed.
  • Objection and deletion options: The objection and deletion options are governed by the general regulations regarding the right to objection and deletion outlined in the following in this privacy policy.

Special functions of our website

Our website offers a variety of functions, for the usage of which your personal data will be captured, processes and stored by us. In the following we explain what your personal data will be used for:

Contact Form(s):

  • Scope of processing of your personal data: The personal data you provide voluntarily in our contact forms.
  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
  • Purpose of data processing: The data collected via our contact form or contact forms will be used exclusively for the processing of concrete contact requests we receive via the contact form.
  • Storage duration: After processing your request, your personal data will be deleted immediately, unless legal retention periods apply.
  • Objection and deletion options: The objection and deletion options are governed by the general regulations regarding the right to objection and deletion outlined in the following in this privacy policy.

Job Applications:

You can access our job portal via the “Careers” button if you are interested in working in our team. You can submit your job application online.

In case you decide to submit an online application, we will collect the following personal data from you:

  • Scope of processing of personal data:
    • Last name, first name
    • Date of birth
    • Address information
    • Contact information (phone/e-mail)
    • as well as information provided regarding the advertised job opening.
  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contract or contract initiation)
  • Purpose of data processing: We will process your personal information for hiring purposes only. When you send us an application or you forward your contact information for us to contact you, we will use that information for internal verification or to contact you.
  • Storage duration: We will store your personal information only for the time period required for above named purposes. Should one or more of these purposes become obsolete, then your personal information will be deleted, unless such deletion would violate statutory retention periods (6 months). Your personal information will be deleted, once these retention periods have elapsed.
  • Objection and deletion options: The objection and deletion options are governed by the general regulations regarding the right to objection and deletion outlined in the following in this privacy policy.

Information on the use of cookies

On our website, we use cookies to enable the use of certain functions of our website. The so-called ‘cookies’ are small text files that are stored on the device you are using. Among other things, they can enable us to make your visit to our website more comfortable or secure. In addition, cookies can serve to make the offer more user-friendly and better tailored to visitors.

We use two types of functional cookies on this website: Adobe Typekit, so that our texts are displayed to you in the correct font, and Matomo, in order to be able to create analyses about visitor behaviour.

  • Adobe Typekit
  • Matomo ehem. Piwik

In principle, you can also visit our website without cookies. However, Internet browsers are usually set to accept cookies. Here you have the option to edit your cookie settings for our website at any time:

Change cookie settings

Use of Adobe Typekit

We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website, as this is where we obtain our font. Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. that gives us access to a font library.

  • Purpose: Adobe Typekit is a web font service that allows us to use our company’s own font. As part of our corporate design and for recognition purposes, we also use this font on our website.
  • Scope of processing of your personal data:
    • IP address
    • Service for providing the fonts
    • Time required by the browser to download fonts
    • Browser version
    • Server providing the fonts
    • Operating system version
    • Whether an ad blocker is installed
    • Application requesting the fonts
    • Fonts provided
    • Host name of the page on which fonts are loaded
    • Referrer URL
  • Legal basis: The legal basis of the processing is in each case based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
  • Technology used: Pixels is used to embed the font.
  • Recipient of the data: To integrate the fonts we use, your browser must establish a connection to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. Adobe thereby receives the information that our website was accessed from your IP address. Please note that this service may transfer data outside the European Union and the European Economic Area and to a country that does not offer an adequate level of data protection. If the data is transferred to the USA, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes without you possibly having any legal remedy. In addition, recipients of the data are technical service providers who ensure the maintenance and operation of our website. They act as contractors for us, and corresponding contractual arrangements have been concluded.
  • Storage duration: If you do not agree to the cookie settings, you will be shown a standardised font. Your data required to display our font will be deleted as soon as the purpose no longer applies.
  • Revocation of consent: You can decide for yourself whether the browser you use allows cookies or not. Please note that the functionality of websites is restricted or services cannot be used if cookies are deactivated. You can set your browser yourself according to your wishes so that you generally prevent cookies from being set, are only informed about them, decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept cookies or generally accept the cookies. You can adjust the cookie settings on our website at any time. To do this we installed the button “Change cookie settings” in the introduction.

For more information about Adobe Typekit, please see Adobe’s privacy policy, which can be accessed here: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html

Use of Matomo

This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for statistical analysis of visitor access. Matomo uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is stored on a server in Germany. We have configured Matomo in a way that no profiling can be done.

  • Purpose: We use Matomo for the statistical analysis of visitor accesses in order to be able to adapt and improve the content on our website.
  • Scope of processing of your personal data:
    • IP address
    • Date and time of the request
    • Actions per visit
    • Bounce rate
    • Average visit duration
    • Country
    • Browser
  • Legal basis: The legal basis of the processing is in each case based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
  • Recipient of the data: This service may transfer the collected data to another country. Please note that this service may transfer data outside the European Union and the European Economic Area and to a country that does not provide an adequate level of data protection. The provider of the Matomo software is InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Recipients of the data are technical service providers who ensure the maintenance and operation of our website. They act as contractors for us, and corresponding contractual arrangements have been concluded.
  • Storage duration: The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage by shortening the last 2 bytes. You have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. We would like to point out that if you change your browser settings accordingly, you may no longer be able to use all the functions of this website. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our recording purposes. In our case, this happens automatically after 90 days.
  • Revocation of consent: You can object to the processing of data by Matomo in two different ways: Firstly, you can completely prevent the storage of cookies in your browser. However, this may mean that you can no longer use some functions of our website that require identification. Secondly, you can activate the “Do-not-track” setting in your browser. You can adjust the cookie settings on our website at any time. To do so, you will find the button “Change cookie settings” in the introduction.

You can find more information about the privacy settings of the Matomo software under the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy-how-to/

Disable cookies

You can decide for yourself whether the browser you use allows cookies or not. Please note that the functionality of Internet pages is restricted or services cannot be used if cookies are deactivated.

You can set your browser yourself according to your wishes so that you generally prevent cookies from being set, are only informed about them, decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept cookies or generally approve to the acceptance of cookies. Cookies can be used for various purposes, e.g. to recognise that your PC has already had a connection to our website (persistent cookies) or to save recently viewed offers (session cookies). We use cookies to provide you with increased user comfort. In order to use our comfort functions, we recommend that you allow the acceptance of cookies for our web offer.

Below you will find the information for the respective browser if you wish to delete or deactivate the cookies:

Data security and data protection, communication by e-mail

Your personal data are protected by technical and organisational measures during the collection, storage and processing in such a way that they are not accessible to third parties. In the case of unencrypted communication by e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security during the transmission to our IT systems. For information requiring a high level of confidentiality, we recommend encrypted communication or postal delivery.

Revocation of consent – data information and change requests – deletion and restriction of data

If your personal data is processed for the protection of legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to this processing on grounds relating to your particular situation in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR. Pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR, you may object to processing for direct marketing purposes at any time with effect for the future without giving reasons. To exercise your right of objection, simply send an informal message to info@m3connect.de stating which data processing you object to.

Once a year, you have the right to receive information about your stored data free of charge and at any time a right to rectification, restriction or deletion. Your data will be deleted by us upon first request, if this is not prohibited by legal regulations. You can revoke your permission to use your personal data at any time. Information, erasure and rectification requests for your data and suggestions can be sent to the following address at any time: 

Mailing address:
m3connect GmbH
Friedlandstraße 18
52064 Aachen, Germany

or by e-mail:
dsb@m3connect.de

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 I GDPR

In case you suspect that your data are processed illegally on our site, you can of course always initiate a judicial clarification regarding the issue. You can also contact a supervisory authority. You can also contact a supervisory authority. You have the right of complaint in the EU Member State of your place of residence, your job and/or the place where the suspected violation occurred, i.e. you can choose the supervisory authority to which you apply at the locations mentioned above. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been submitted will then inform you about the status and results of your complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.

The Internet is constantly evolving in terms of technology, usage, and jurisdiction. This will entail an occasional adaptation of our privacy policy, which we will conduct accordingly.

Aachen, 05/10/2021