Privacy Policy

 

Welcome to our website. This page contains information about how we process your personal data when you visit this website.

Name and address of data controller

This website is operated by ENVI_MET GmbH (also “ENVI_MET”, “we” or “us”), who are also solely responsible for any data processing operations performed in connection with your visit, unless otherwise specified below.

You can contact us in the following ways:

Kaninenberghöhe 2
45136 Essen
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 201 476 726-5
Email: info@envi-met.com

Visiting our website

It is technically unavoidable that certain information is collected every time you visit our website. This information is mainly technical in nature but may be categorised as personal data by the courts. These data include your IP address, device ID, browser information, details of your operating system, language settings, referring URLs, duration of visits and pages displayed.

We do not use this information to identify the data subject. However, this information is needed to deliver our website content correctly, and in case of a cyber-attack, in order to provide information needed to prosecute offences to the law enforcement authorities.

More extensive statistical analysis of these data is carried out only after all identifying information has been removed.

Our entitlement to process the aforementioned data arises firstly from our legitimate interest in operating a website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Regarding the use of data for the purpose of provision to the law enforcement authorities, our entitlement is based on our obligation to provide information to the law enforcement authorities in case of a cyber-attack (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Otherwise, the data are transmitted only to our hosting provider, who hosts the website on our behalf.

We plan to retain the above personal data for a period of seven days and then to erase them unless otherwise specified in this privacy notice.

We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

Using the contact form

We provide a contact form on our website that you can use to get it touch with us. You do not need to use the contact form to use the rest of the website. If you do use the contact form, we will record your name, your email address, university, faculty, position, your phone number (if you choose to submit that), the subject and the content of your message and the time it was sent. We will use these data to respond to your enquiry or to pass it on to relevant subsidiaries of the ENVI_MET if the enquiry is directed at them. The contact form may also be used to initiate or fulfil a contractual relationship (Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation). In processing these data, we also pursue a legitimate interest in responding to your enquiries (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We are also obliged to retain data under commercial and tax law (Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Your data will be deleted if your request has been answered conclusively and if there are no legal obligations to retain data. We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

Google Fonts

This website uses external fonts from Google Fonts. The integration is accomplished by accessing a server which is usually one of Google’s servers located in the USA. The information which page of our website you have visited is submitted to the server. Also your IP address is retained by Google.

The operator of the Google Fonts component is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA (“Google”). The processing of your data by Google may therefore involve a transfer of your data to the USA. To ensure data security, Google has been certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active. This ensures Google’s compliance with the European data protection regulation when processing data in the USA.

The purpose and legal basis of the use of Google Fonts is the legitimate interest to display our website in our selected layout (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You can also prevent an automatic connection with Google Fonts via your browser settings. Our page will still be accessible to you, except for the Google fonts.

We retain no personal data in connection with Google Fonts.
The personal data are not transmitted to any other recipients.

Further information and Google’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

YouTube Player

We have integrated components of YouTube into this website. YouTube is an online video-portal that allows for publishers to upload video clips free of charge and for other users to view, rate and comment on those video clips. YouTube allows to publish all kinds of videos. That is why full movies and TV recordings as well as music video clips, trailers or user generated videos can be accessed via YouTube. We use the “extended data protection (no-cookies) mode” for the YouTube Player, i.e. no data about you as a user is transferred to YouTube if you do not play a video.

The purpose of the integration is our legitimate interest, to present videos to you on our website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).The operator of the YouTube component is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA („YouTube“). YouTube is a subsidiary of Google and thereby certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement.

By accessing any YouTube component (YouTube-Player) your browser will automatically download the respective component from YouTube. You can find more information about YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/intl/en/yt/about/. YouTube and Google will receive knowledge about which specific page of our website you have accessed through this technical procedure.

If you are logged into a YouTube account, YouTube identifies which specific page of our website you access. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and will be linked to your YouTube account. This happens irrespective of you clicking on a YouTube video or not. If you wish not to submit this information to YouTube and Google, you can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before accessing our website.

You can also prevent an automatic connection via your browser settings. Our page will still be accessible to you, except for the videos.

Further information and YouTube’s current privacy policy are available in Google’s privacy policy.
We retain no personal data in connection with YouTube.
The personal data are not transmitted to any other recipients.

Google Marketing Platform

The YouTube Player (point 6) uses components of Google’s Marketing Platform (formerly known as DoubleClick), which is operated by Google.
These services use cookies to display ads that are relevant for the user, to report on campaign performance, or to prevent a user from receiving repeated ads.
The services are only used if you have accepted the use of tracking cookies (Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). The cookie is used to show user relevant advertisements and to create reports on campaigns or to improve them. Further, the cookie allows to determine conversions which is the legitimate interest to earn commissions for business transactions based on our website (Article 6(1)(a)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). Conversions are determined for example when an advertisement has been displayed to a user who completes a purchase on the website of the advertising vendor using the same browser.

A cookie set through this function does not contain any personal data itself, only a unique ID-number. However, such a cookie may contain additional campaign identifiers. Campaign identifiers are used to identify those campaigns that the user has been in touch with before.

We retain no personal data in connection with this function.
The personal data are not transmitted to any other recipients.

Further information and the current privacy policy for the Google Marketing platform is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

jQuery

Our website uses jQuery. jQuery is a software library that used on many websites with what we pursue the legitimate interest to improve the graphical design and navigation of our website (Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation).

Google’s CDN (Content delivery network) is used. If you have used jQuery before on a different website of the jQuery CDN your browser will access the cached copy. If this does not apply, a download is necessary with what your data is submitted to the jQuery Foundation (“jQuery.org”) by your browser. If your browser has not saved a copy in the cache or downloads the file from Google CDN for any other reason, it could cause a transfer of data from your browser to Google.

We retain no personal data in connection with jQuery.
The personal data are not transmitted to any other recipients.
Further information is available at JS Foundation.

Matomo (previously known as Piwik)

We have integrated Matomo (previously known as Piwik) with anonymization function into this website. Matomo is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, compilation and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analytics service collects data on, among other things, the website from which a data subject accessed a website (“referrer”), what pages on the website the data subject accesses and how often, and how long pages are viewed for. Web analytics is frequently used to optimise websites and to carry out cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

We use Matomo with the anonymization function “Automatically Anonymize Visitor IPs”. This anonymization function shortens your IP address by at least two bytes, making it impossible to assign it to you or the Internet connection you are using.
The software is operated on our server. All personal data is stored exclusively on this server.

We use the Matomo component on the basis of your consent and for the purpose of our legitimate interest in analysing visitor flows to our website (Article 6(1)(a)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation). We use the data and information obtained on our behalf among other things to analyse use of our website for the purpose of compiling online reports for us showing activity on our website and to provide other services connected with use of our website.
Matomo places a cookie on your computer. We provide a detailed explanation of what cookies are in point 10 below. This cookie allows use of our website to be analysed. As a result of this technical operation we receive personal data such as your IP address, which are used among other things to determine the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie stores personal data such as the time the website was accessed, where it was accessed from, and the frequency of your visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection you are using, are submitted to us. We do not transmit the personal data to any third parties.

Data subjects can prevent our website from placing cookies on their computers at any time as described in point 10 by changing their browser settings to disable cookies permanently. Changing your settings in this way would also prevent Matomo from placing a cookie on your computer. In addition, any cookie already placed on your computer by Matomo can be deleted at any time using your internet browser or other software.

You can also opt out of the collection of data generated by Matomo relating to use of this website and the processing of such data. To do this you have to set an opt-out-cookie. However, if your computer is wiped, reformatted or reinstalled at a later date, the opt-out-cookie must be set again to disable Matomo.
Disabling Matomo as described using an opt-out-cookie may effect on the usability of our website.

Further information and Matomo current privacy policy are available at https://matomo.org/privacy/.
We retain no personal data in connection with Matomo, as the data are immediately anonymised.
The personal data are not transmitted to any other recipients.

Cookies

External components of this website may use cookies. Cookies are text files which are placed and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.
Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for a cookie. It comprises a character string that websites and servers can use to identify the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers to distinguish the specific browser used by the data subject from other browsers containing other cookies. A specific web browser can be recognised and identified by means of this unique cookie ID.

We use cookies only in connection to Matomo (point 9). However, Google services (points 5-7) use their own cookies.

You can prevent our website from placing cookies on your computer at any time by changing your browser settings to disable cookies permanently. In addition, any cookies already placed on your computer can be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. However, if you disable cookies in your internet browser, you may not be able to make full use of all the features of our website.
We do not retain any personal data connected to cookies.

We do not intend to transmit the data to third countries outside the European Economic Area (with the exception of the Google services’ cookies).

Your rights

Under Articles 15-20 of the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request information from us regarding the personal data concerning you that we have stored. You also have the right to request rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data concerning you.
Regarding the processing of personal data based on our legitimate interests, you have the right, on grounds of your personal situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data (Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation).

You also have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that processing of your personal data infringes applicable data protection law.