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1. Matplus GmbH respects your privacy

The protection of your privacy when processing personal Data and the security of all business data is important to us, that we take into account in our business processes. We process personal data, which are collected when you visit our online offers, confidentially and only in accordance with the statutory provisions. Data protection and information security are part of our company policy.

2. Responsible body and contact

Responsible for the processing of your data is:
Matplus GmbH
Hofaue 55
42103 Wuppertal
In order to assert your rights, report data protection incidents and for suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data and to revoke your consent, we recommend that you contact our group data protection officer:

3. Processing of personal data

3.1 · Processed data categories

Communication data (e.g. name, telephone number, email address, address, IP address) are processed.

3.2 · Processing principles

Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person, for example names, addresses, telephone numbers or e-mail addresses that express the identity of a person.

We only process personal data if there is a legal legal basis for this or if you have given us a message in this regard, e. B. have given your consent as part of a registration.

3.3 · Processing purposes and legal bases

We and service providers commissioned by us process your personal data for the following processing purposes:

3.3.1 · Provision of this online offer

Legal basis: Overriding legitimate interest on our part in direct marketing, as long as this is done in accordance with data protection and competition law requirements

3.3.2 · Answering user inquiries using a contact form

Legal basis: Overriding legitimate interest on our part in marketing and in the improvement of our products and services, as long as this is in accordance with data protection and competition law requirements or the fulfillment of the contract or consent

3.3.3 · Determination of malfunctions and for safety reasons

Legal basis: Fulfillment of our legal obligations in the area of ​​data security and an overriding legitimate interest in the elimination of disruptions and the security of our offers.

3.3.4 · In-house and third-party advertising as well as market research and reach measurement to the extent permitted by law or based on consent

Legal basis: Consent or overriding legitimate interest on our part in direct marketing, as long as this is in accordance with data protection and competition law requirements.

3.3.5 · Safeguarding and defending our rights

Legal basis: Legitimate interest on our part in asserting and defending our rights.

3.4 · Log files

Each time you use the Internet, your Internet browser automatically transmits certain information and saves it in so-called log files.
The log files are stored by us for a short period of time to identify faults and for security reasons (e.g. to investigate attempted attacks) and then delete them. Log files, the further storage of which is necessary for evidence purposes, are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified and can be passed on to investigating authorities in individual cases.
In particular, the following information is stored in the log files:
IP address (Internet protocol address) of the terminal device from which the online offer is accessed;
Internet address of the website from which the online offer was accessed (so-called origin or referrer URL);
Name of the service provider through which the online offer is accessed;
Name of the files or information retrieved;
Date and time as well as duration of the retrieval;
amount of data transferred;
Operating system and information on the Internet browser used, including installed add-ons (e.g. for the Flash Player);
http status code (e.g. "request successful" or "requested file not found").
3.5 · Transfer of data

3.5.1 · Passing on data to other responsible parties

Your personal data will only be transmitted by us to other responsible parties if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract, we or the third party have an overriding legitimate interest in the disclosure or you have given your consent. Details on the legal bases can be found in the section "Processing purposes and legal bases" (see No. 3.3). If data is transmitted to third parties on the basis of an overriding legitimate interest, this is explained in this data protection notice.

In addition, data can be transmitted to other responsible parties if we should be obliged to do so due to legal provisions or an enforceable official or judicial order.
3.5.2 Transfer of data to service providers
We commission external service providers with tasks such as marketing services, programming, data hosting and hotline services. We have carefully selected these service providers and regularly monitor them, in particular their careful handling and protection of the data stored with them. All service providers are obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with legal requirements.

3.5.3 · Disclosure to recipients outside the EEA

We can also pass on personal data to recipients who are based outside the EEA in so-called third countries. In this case, we ensure that the recipient either has an adequate level of data protection (e.g. due to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission for the respective country or the agreement of so-called EU standard contractual clauses of the European Union with the recipient) or your consent in the transfer is available.
We can provide you with an overview of the recipients in third countries and a copy of the specifically agreed regulations to ensure the appropriate level of data protection. Please use the information in the section "Responsible body and contact" (see No. 2).
3.6 duration of storage; Retention periods
We generally store your data for as long as this is necessary to provide our online offer and the associated services or for as long as we have a legitimate interest in further storage (e.g. we can still have a legitimate interest in postal marketing). In all other cases, we delete your personal data with the exception of data that we must continue to store to fulfill legal obligations (e.g. due to retention periods under tax and commercial law, we are obliged to keep documents such as contracts and invoices for a certain person Period to be kept).

4. Use of cookies

4.1 · General

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit an online offer. If you call up this online offer again, your browser sends the content of the cookies back to the respective provider, thus enabling the end device to be recognized. Reading out cookies enables us to optimize our online offer for you and to make it easier for you to use it.
4.2 · Switching off and deleting cookies
Our website uses absolutely necessary cookies (see no. 4.3.1). Your consent is not required for the use of absolutely necessary cookies. Absolutely necessary cookies cannot be deactivated using the "privacy settings" function of this website. However, you can generally deactivate cookies in your browser at any time. However, some areas of the website may then be restricted in their function.
When you visit our website for the first time, you will be asked in a cookie layer pop-up whether you would also like to allow comfort-related cookies (see no. 4.3.2), which are set on our website. We enable you to control the use of cookies retrospectively and to revoke your consent with effect for the future. To do this, click on the "Privacy Settings" link in the footer.
The setting option in the "privacy settings" does not include cookies that were set by other providers during your visit to third-party websites.
However, you can delete or reject all cookies or only accept certain types of cookies at any time via your browser. To do this, please refer to the help functions of your browser. However, this can also mean that individual functions are no longer available to you.
The following website also offers the option of managing and deactivating the use of cookies by third-party providers:

This website is not operated by us, so we are not responsible and have no influence on the content and availability.

4.3 · Overview of the cookies we use

In this section you will find an overview of the cookies we use.

4.3.1 · Absolutely necessary cookies

Certain cookies are absolutely necessary so that we can securely provide our online offer. This category includes: Name: privacy-accepted Type: Permanent This cookie is stored for a maximum of 12 months or until you redefine your consent to the use of cookies Task: Saves your consent to the use of cookies on the website. Name: privacy-settings Type: Permanent This cookie is stored for a maximum of 60 days or until you change your settings for the use of cookies. Task: Saves your setting, which cookies are allowed for this website. Level 1: absolutely necessary Cookies are allowed Level 2: absolutely necessary and comfort cookies are allowed

4.3.2 · Comfort-related cookies

These cookies make it possible to improve the comfort and performance of our websites. This category includes:

Name: geoservice
Type: Permanent
This cookie is valid for a maximum of 10 days or until you redefine your consent to the use of cookies.
Saves your selection regarding the region and the country

Name: privacy-social
Type: Permanent
This cookie is valid for a maximum of 60 days or until you redefine your consent to the use of cookies.
Saves your settings for the social media plugins.

5. Social plugins

We use so-called social plugins from various social networks in our online offer; these are described individually in this section.

When using the plugins, your internet browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective social network. In this way, the respective provider receives the information that your Internet browser has called up the corresponding page of our online offer, even if you do not have a user account with the provider or are not currently logged into it. Log files (including the IP address) are transmitted directly from your Internet browser to a server of the respective provider and may be saved there. The provider or its server can be located outside the EU or the EEA (e.g. in the USA).
The plugins are independent extensions of the social network providers. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data collected and stored by the social network providers via the plugins.
The purpose and scope of the collection, further processing and use of the data by the social network as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the respective social network.
If you do not want the providers of the social networks to receive data via this online offer and, if necessary, save or use it, you should not use the respective plugins.

5.1 · Social plugins with 2-click solution

With a so-called 2-click solution, we protect you from your visit to our website being recorded and evaluated by social network providers as standard. If you call up a page on our website that contains such plugins, these are initially deactivated. The plugins are only activated when you click the button provided.

5.4 · Social plugins from LinkedIn

LinkedIn is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). You can find an overview of the LinkedIn plugins and their appearance here:; Information on data protection at LinkedIn can be found here:

7. YouTube

This online offer uses the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files.
When you call up a corresponding page of our offer, the embedded YouTube player connects to YouTube so that the video or audio file can be transmitted and played back. In doing so, data is also transferred to YouTube as the controller. We are not responsible for the processing of this data by YouTube.
Further information on the scope and purpose of the data collected, on the further processing and use of the data by YouTube, on your rights and the data protection options you can select can be found in the YouTube data protection notice.

8. External links

Our online offer may contain links to third-party websites - including providers not affiliated with us. After clicking the link, we no longer have any influence on the collection, processing and use of any personal data transferred to the third party when the link is clicked (such as the IP address or the URL of the page on which the link is located) , since the behavior of third parties is naturally beyond our control. We are not responsible for the processing of such personal data by third parties.

9. Obligation to provide data

As part of our business relationship, we need the personal data that is necessary for the establishment and implementation of the business relationship and the fulfillment of the related contractual obligations or that we are legally obliged to collect. Without this data, we will usually not be able to conclude or execute the contract with you.
In particular, when using our online offer, it is necessary that you provide your IP address. We cannot address your device without your IP address.
When using our contact forms, you must provide the personal data that is required to answer the request or to carry out the order. Without this data, we will usually not be able to answer inquiries or carry out the order, or we may have to terminate existing communication.

10. Security

Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us are bound to secrecy and compliance with the provisions of the applicable data protection laws.
We take all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure an adequate level of protection and to protect your data managed by us, in particular from the risks of unintentional or unlawful destruction, manipulation, loss, modification or unauthorized disclosure or access. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

11. Your rights

Please use the information in the section "Responsible body and contact" (see No. 2) to assert your rights. Please make sure that we can clearly identify you.

11.1 · Right to information and information:

You have the right to receive information from us about the processing of your data. To do this, you can assert a right to information in relation to the personal information that we process about you.

11.2 · Right to correct and delete:

You can request us to correct incorrect data and - if the legal requirements are met - to complete or delete your data.
This does not apply to data that are required for billing and accounting purposes or that are subject to statutory retention requirements. If access to such data is not required, their processing will be restricted (see below).

11.3 · Restriction of processing:

If the legal requirements are met, you can request that we restrict the processing of your data.

11.4 · Data portability:

You also have the right to receive data that you have made available to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or - if technically feasible - to request that the data be transmitted to a third party.

11.5 · Right of objection

11.5.1 · Right to object on a case-by-case basis

If we process data on the basis of an overriding legitimate interest, as set out in this data protection notice, you have the right to object to this processing at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation.
We will then stop processing your data, unless we can - in accordance with the legal requirements - prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the further processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims .

11.5.2 · Objection to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes

You can also object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time ("advertising objection"). Please note that for organizational reasons there may be an overlap between your objection and the use of your data in the context of an ongoing campaign.

11.6 · Right of withdrawal

If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent that were given to us before the GDPR came into effect, i.e. before May 25, 2018. This does not affect the legality of processing your data until you withdraw your consent.

11.7 · Right of appeal to the supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. You can contact the data protection supervisory authority responsible for your place of residence or your federal state or the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is the state commissioner for data protection and freedom of information in North Rhine-Westphalia.

12. Children

This online offer is not aimed at children under 16 years of age.

13. Change of the data protection notice

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this is necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our information on data protection accordingly. Please therefore note the current version of our data protection notice.
Status: May 24, 2021