It is our intent to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 and the Privacy Shield guidelines of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
We expressly declare that the data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security gaps. A seamless protection of data against access by third parties is not possible and is not guaranteed by MetaSystems.
By using this site, our visitors explicitly agree and acknowledge to the collection, processing and storage of personal data as set below.
Which Information Is Collected By MetaSystems
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Insofar as personal data are collected on our website (e.g. name, address or email addresses), then this will be on a preferably voluntary basis.
During the visit of the MetaSystems website the following information may be collected: email address, name, country, phone number, IP address, and the history of visited pages.
Additionally this website may also store information using so-called “Cookies” (cookies are plain text files which our website generates and locally stores on the visitor’s device. Cookies may be accessed and read during future visits of the MetaSystems website). The data stored are used to save settings/preferences concerning the language selection and the country of residence.
It is possible to delete cookies that are already stored on a device. Instructions for the respective file management software may help to locate single cookie file(s) or the directory where cookies are stored. Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting the MetaSystems cookies, or by rejecting cookies certain areas or features of the MetaSystems website may not be accessible.
Server Log Files
The operator of the site, respectively the provider assigned with the hosting of the site, automatically collects and stores information transferred to the server from the internet browser and/or other software utilized. These information are: browser / browser version, operating system, referrer URL and time of server inquiry.
These data cannot be matched with particular individuals. The data will not be merged with any other sources. In so far as we substantiate solid indications of a violation we reserve the right to check these data at any time.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter: Google). Google Analytics uses "Cookies" (see above for more information). On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your visit to this website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The information gained by Google Analytics regarding your use of this website (including your IP Address) is transferred to Google's servers, which may be operated in countries outside the Member States of the European Union and, if applicable, outside of the parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. You can prevent the storage of Google cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code, which has been extended by the operator gat._anonymizeIp();, to allow only an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). By activating IP anonymization within the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address will be anonymized by Google prior to transmission.
In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the Google cookie and date related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, by using the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objecting to the Collection of Data
You can prevent the collection of your data trough Google Analytics by clicking the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your data on future visits to our website: Disable Google Analytics
The Google Analytics security and privacy policies can be found at http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Contract Data Processing
We have concluded an agreement on contract data processing with Google and fully implement the strict requirements stipulated by the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
How Does MetaSystems Use Personal Information
MetaSystems uses the collected personal information to process visitor’s requests, to assess trends in the use of this website, to develop content and functionality that helps us serve the needs of MetaSystems’ customers, and to improve the service and products MetaSystems provides.
Personal information may be transferred across national boundaries and stored and processed in any of the countries in which MetaSystems maintains offices, including the United States. We also may share personal information with partners who assist us in providing our services, who are carrying out our customers’ account needs, or who are providing our website visitors with information about services that MetaSystems believes may be of interest to them. If we transfer personally identifiable information to a third-party that is acting as our agent, the third party will be required to protect the confidentiality of that information. As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets, or MetaSystems might be acquired by another company. In any of those circumstances, personal information which is stored in our databases may be included among the transferred assets.
Any personal information collected about EU visitors via our websites is processed in the United States by MetaSystems or by a third party acting on our behalf. When you provide personal information to MetaSystems, you consent to the processing of your information in the United States. Our websites are hosted in the United States.
Facebook and Other Platforms
On the basis of Art. 6 GDPR, we receive so-called insight data from Facebook. These include statistical data of different categories such as total page views, likes, page activity, post interactions, video views, post coverage, comments, shared content, responses. We use this data to make our contributions on the site more attractive, to publish information in a more targeted manner or to find the right time for publication. Information on asserting your data subject rights can be found on the information page for Insights Data. According to Art. 26 GDPR, there is a shared responsibility between Facebook and us through the operation of the fan page, which is governed by the Facebook Page Controller Addendum.
Our website links to the website/services of the Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter without direct integration. Nevertheless, we point out that we have not been informed about the data transmitted or used by these companies.
Plugins and Tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide a valid email address plus information allowing us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided or that the owner of the email address is in agreement with the receipt of the newsletter. Further data will not be required. You can revoke at any time your permission to store data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter.
The complete broadcast and tracking of our Newsletter is undertaken by „MailChimp“, the marketing automation platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. We have concluded an agreement on contract data processing with MailChimp. The MailChimp security and privacy policies can be found at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as a site operator. An encrypted connection indicates that the browser's address line changes from "http: //" to "https: //" and on the lock icon in your browser line. If the SSL encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Access To, Deletion of Personal Information
You will have the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us when we first request your information. Also, in our email communications you will find instructions for unsubscribing.
You have the right for free information about your stored data, and the right to correct, block or delete this data. Your data will be deleted, if not contrary to legal regulations. You can revoke any permission given to us to use your personal data at any time. Information, deletion and correction requests for your data and any suggestions you may send at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by sending a written request to the contact information provided below. To honor your request, we will need the exact information you want removed and information sufficient for us to identify the type of communication you received from us.
MetaSystems Probes GmbH
1. Industriestrasse 7
Changes To This Policy
Last updated: February, 2019
Sources: e-recht24.de, gdd.de, drschwenke.de