Privacy Policy

Globalmatix welcomes you as a visitor to our website and appreciates your interest in our products and services.

Globalmatix is very serious about taking steps to protect your data and ensure data confidentiality. Globalmatix wishes to inform you about the items of data that are collected when visiting our website, and how we process and utilize this data.

1. Responsible party

The responsible party in the sense of data protection legislation is Globalmatix AG, insofar as the aforementioned company collects, process or utilizes data.

2. Consent

By using our website, you agree to our Conditions of Use, and also to the collection, processing and use of your data as explained in the text that follows. This Privacy Policy is updated regularly and modified as required to comply with changes to data protection legislation. You should therefore visit this page regularly in order to keep yourself informed of the current state of our Privacy Policy.

3. Types of information

3.1 Non-personal data

Personal data explicitly permits inferences to be made about a specific person. This category includes such details as the company, name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address of visitors to our website.

Globalmatix collects, processes and utilizes personal data only in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. Data is transferred to third parties only if this is permissible according to the law.

3.1.1 Use of cookies

We use cookies to make your visit to our website even more attractive. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and enable us to recognize your browser. With the help of cookies, we can improve the comfort and the quality of the services provided on the website.

Cookies are also used to analyze the use of the website, in particular online advertising, in anonymized or pseudonymized form, to store general preferences of a user and to present to the respective user, on the basis of his / her preferences, special offers and services which are of interest to him / her on the website.

You can restrict or disable the use of cookies in your browser settings at any time. A use of our offers is also possible without cookies. However, this may result in certain limitations to the functionality and usability of our offer.

3.1.x. Tracking of user activity

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3.1.2. Google Analytics and Google Maps

Globalmatix uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google") Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and allow you to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address or abbreviated IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states which comply to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and abbreviated there.

Google will use this information on behalf of Globalmatix to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide other services connected with the use of the website and the Internet to Globalmatix. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all functions of this website.

In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out works only in this browser and only for this domain). An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click the link again.

In light of the discussion about the use of analytics tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()" and therefore IP addresses are shortened further in order to rule out a direct personal identification. You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the link below. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website.

For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit https://policies.google.com/terms or https://policies.google.com/?hl=de&gl=de.

This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. This map service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Using the features of Google Maps requires your IP address to be stored. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transmission.

We use Google Maps to present our online content in an appealing way and make it easy for users to find the locations indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

For more information on the handling of user data, please see the Google privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

3.1.3 Social Plugins

On our website you can also find so-called "social plug-ins". These are the functions of the respective social network, which allows you to share, for example, content of our website with your friends on social networks, or to recommend this content to others. We are currently using social plug-ins for the following providers:

3.1.3.1 LinkedIn

Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that have LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn servers is set. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our Internet pages with your IP address. When you click the "Recommend" button of LinkedIn and you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, it is possible to assign your visit to our website and to your user account.

We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see LinkedIn's Privacy Statement at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

3.1.3.2 Twitter

Twitter is a microblogging service of the American company Twitter, Inc. (795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107). If you are using Globalmatix services, e.g. one of our websites, which contains a Twitter button, your browser also establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter and loads the button from there. The information is sent to Twitter that Globalmatix was called. Even if you are not logged in, Twitter can collect and store usage data as required. If you click the Twitter buttons at Globalmatix and "tweet" information via the Twitter window that opens, the twittered information is submitted to Twitter. This information will be published in your Twitter user profile.

We would like to point out that we, as a provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Twitter.

For more information on data collection, evaluation, and processing of your data by Twitter, as well as your rights related to it, please refer to the Privacy Policy of Twitter, which is available at http://twitter.com/privacy.

3.1.3.2 YouTube

Our websites use the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files.

When you load a page on our website, the integrated YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to YouTube is established, data is transferred to YouTube.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Data Protection Notice.

3.1.3.4 Xing

Our website uses XING's Share Button. When you visit our website, your browser will connect to the servers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. This enables the share function. Neither Personal data are not stored. nor IP addresses are stored by XING. XING does not evaluate usage behavior.

You can read the latest information on data protection regarding the "Share Button" as well as further relevant information at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

3.2 Personal data

Personal data explicitly permits inferences to be made about a specific person. This category includes such details as the company, name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address of visitors to our website.

Globalmatix collects, processes and utilizes personal data only in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. Data is transferred to third parties only if this is permissible according to the law (cf. Transfer to Third Parties, Section 3.6.).

3.3 Purpose of collection, processing or usage

The data that you make available to Globalmatix helps us to maintain and continually improve our high standard of personal support. We use your data only as described in this Policy and in accordance with applicable data protection legislation. Globalmatix uses your information for the following purposes:

  • for order processing, for the delivery of ordered products and for the rendering of services;
  • for announcements about new products/the withdrawal of existing products, software updates, software upgrades, security patches, system enhancements, special offers and other items;
  • for updating and maintaining our data records to ensure that our products and services reach their intended recipients;
  • for general information about the products and services we provide;
  • for adjusting the information, we provide to your needs in order to optimize our information service;
  • for creating personalized areas and protected content (e.g. user accounts);
  • for ensuring and monitoring the quality of information and advice received on contacting Globalmatix;
  • for contacting you directly, answering customer inquiries, replying with information about issues related to shipping and billing;
  • for conducting voluntary customer surveys;
  • for processing inquiries about vacancies;
  • for contractual fulfilment;
  • for administration and troubleshooting work related to our website; and to prevent misuse or other unlawful activities.

3.4 Transfer of personal data

As a general rule, personal data is not transferred to third parties. Note in particular that we do not engage in the business of reselling customer data. Data may be transferred to the extent specified below:

  • to Globalmatix affiliate companies, which are subject to either this Privacy Policy or one whose provisions provide the same level of protection;
  • to our service providers, e.g. for parcel delivery, letter post, credit card payments, recruiting management or the organization of training;
  • to government authorities, where a court order or other official directive has been served;
  • to other third parties, if there is a corresponding legal obligation, or if such a transfer of data is required in order to protect our rights or those of our customers (e.g. in order to assert or contest legal claims), or if you have given your permission for us to do so;
  • to send our newsletters.
  • To this end, we forward your data to the extent necessary to these third companies. You can revoke this consent at any time with immediate effect (e.g., by clicking on the unsubscribe link you find in each newsletter).

3.5 Information security

Globalmatix makes every effort to put technical and organizational security measures in place that protect your personal data against deletion, modification, loss, misuse, unauthorized transfer or unauthorized access.

If you provide us with information via email, then confidentiality cannot be assured, since the content of emails can be read by third parties. You should provide us with confidential information in person or mail it to us via the postal service.

3.6 Minors

Globalmatix does not collect, process or use personal data from minors. Should Globalmatix discover that personal data from minors has been utilized unknowingly, then these items of data will be deleted without delay.

3.7 Your rights

Art. 15 GDPR: Right of access
You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed. Where that is the case, you have the right of access to this personal data and the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

Art. 16 GDPR: Right to rectification
You have the right to rectification without undue delay of inaccurate personal data concerning you and/or completion of your personal data stored by us.

Art. 17 GDPR: Right to erasure
You have the right to obtain the erasure of your personal data if one of the grounds described in Art. 17 GDPR applies. However, this right does not apply if processing is required for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, on the grounds of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Art. 18 GDPR: Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing if one of the prerequisites listed in Art. 18 GDPR applies. This concerns situations, for example, in which you objected to processing pending verification of whether our legitimate grounds override yours.

Art. 19 GDPR: Right to obtain notification
If you asserted your right to correction, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis Globalmatix, Globalmatix is obligated to notify all recipients to it has disclosed your personal data accordingly – unless such notification proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about those recipients.

Art. 20 GDPR: Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data provided to us or obtain transmission to a different controller, where technically feasible.

Article 7 (3) GDPR: Right to withdraw consent
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In this case, we will erase the data concerned without undue delay, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing requiring no consent.

Art. 21 GDPR: Right to object
If the data is collected based on Article 6 (1) f GDPR (data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing of this data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data.

Art. 77 GDPR: Right to lodge a complaint
If you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

3.8 Inquiries and feedback
Globalmatix is happy to respond to inquiries about your personal data as used by Globalmatix, in particular where this involves legitimate requests for information or for the correction, amending or deletion of data.

If you have any other questions or suggestions regarding data protection, our data protection officer will be happy to advise you at any time. He can be reached at the following address:

Globalmatix data protection officer:

Robert Robert Niedermeier
Data Business Services GmbH & Co KG
niedermeier@data-business-services.com

Last updated: October 2018