We are delighted that you have shown an interest in our company. Data protection is of special importance to the management of MTA Systems GmbH. Use of the MTA Systems GmbH website is possible in principle without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of the special services provided by our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for this, we shall as a rule obtain consent from the data subject.
MTA Systems GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most comprehensive as possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmission can still be subject to vulnerabilities, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject is free to provide us with personal data via alternative means, for example by telephone.
- Personal Data
Personal data includes all information which relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as "data subject"). Identifiable refers to a person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
- Data subject
The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing includes any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, saving, adaptation or amendment, reading, querying, use, publication by forwarding, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or encoding, abbreviation, deletion or destruction.
- Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the identification of stored personal data in order to limit their future processing.
Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
- Data controller or party responsible for data processing
The data controller or party responsible for data processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which, alone or in conjunction with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by European Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under European Union or national law.
A processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body who processes personal data on behalf of the data controller.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not they are third parties. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific task under European Union law or Member State law, shall not be considered recipients.
- Third parties
A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the data controller, the processor and those authorised under the direct responsibility of the controller who processes personal data.
Consent is any declaration or other unambiguous and informed expression of intent given voluntarily by the data subject, in the form of a declaration or other unambiguous affirmative action, in which the data subject indicates that he/she agrees to the processing of his/her personal data.
- Personal Data
Name and address of the controller
The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in force in the Member States of the European Union, and other provisions of a data protection nature, is:
Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
Should data subjects have any questions and suggestions regarding data protection, they can contact our data protection officer directly at any time.
Collection of general data and information
The MTA Systems GmbH website collects a number of general data and information each time a person or an automated system accesses the website. These general data and information are stored in the log files of the server. Data captured can include (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet page from which an accessing system reaches our internet page (referrer), (4) the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time the website is accessed, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serves to protect against attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, MTA Systems GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is instead required in order to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) to optimise the content of our website and its advertising, (3) to ensure the long term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement agencies with the information that is necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. MTA Systems GmbH evaluates this anonymously collected data and information both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company ultimately in order to ensure the best possible level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data are stored, or to the extent provided for by the European guideline and regulatory body or any other legislator of laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject.
If the purpose of data storage no longer applies or a retention period prescribed by the European legislative authority by means of European directives, or another legislator, expires, the personal data shall be typically blocked or erased in accordance with statutory provisions.
Your rights as a data subject
- Right of confirmation
Every data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to him/her are being processed. If the data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.
- Right to receive information
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to receive from the data controller at any time information and a copy of his or her personal data that are being stored or processed. In addition, the European directive and legislator grants the data subject access to the following information:
- the purposes for which the data are being processed;
- the categories of personal data that are being processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
- if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data shall be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
- the existence of the right to have personal data corrected or erased, or to restrict how much they can be processed by the data controller, or the right to object to the processing of your personal data;
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- if the personal data are not collected from the data subject; all available information on the origin of the data;
- the existence of automated decision making including profiling pursuant to Article 22 paras. 1 and 4 of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effect of such processing with respect to the data subject.
The data subject also has the right to know whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In such a case, the data subject is also entitled to obtain information on the relevant guarantees in connection with the transmission.
If the data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.
- Right to correction
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to demand the immediate correction of any inaccurate personal data that relate to him or her. Furthermore and taking into account the purposes of processing, the data subject has the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed, with the inclusion of a supplementary declaration.
If the data subject wishes to exercise this right of correction, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.
- Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to demand that the data concerning him or her be erased immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the data processing is not necessary:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or were handled in some other form which is no longer necessary.
- The data subject revokes his/her consent to the processing of personal data pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 lit. a of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for processing.
- The data subject lodges an objection against the processing of data in accordance with art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject lodges an objection against the processing of data pursuant to art. 21 para. 2 of the GDPR.
- The personal data was processed illegally.
- Erasure of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the Member States by which the data controller is governed.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to art. 8 para. 1 of the GDPR.
If one of the above reasons is correct and a data subject wishes to arrange for his/her personal data that is held by MTA Systems GmbH to be erased, he/she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller. The employee of MTA Systems GmbH shall ensure that the erasure request is actioned immediately.
If the personal data of MTA Systems GmbH were made public and our company as the controller is obligated in accordance with Article 17 para. 1 of the GDPR to commit to the deletion of personal data, therefore, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, MTA Systems GmbH shall take appropriate measures, including technical means, to inform other controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from such other controllers the erasure of all links to such personal data or of copies or replications of such personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The employee of MTA Systems GmbH shall make the necessary arrangements on a case by case basis.
- Right to restrict processing
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to demand that the data controller restrict the processing of such data if one of the following conditions is met:
- The data subject disputes the correctness of the personal data and the data controller is granted sufficient time to verify whether the data is correct or not.
- The processing of data is unlawful, the data subject declines the erasure of personal data and instead demands that the use of personal data be restricted.
- The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
- The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing of the data pursuant to Article 21 para. 1 of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds asserted by the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.
Insofar as one of the abovementioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by MTA Systems GmbH, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of MTA Systems GmbH shall make arrangements for the restriction of processing.
- Right to data portability
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to receive any of the personal data he/she has provided to the data controller in a structured, established and machine readable format. In addition, the data subject has the right to transmit these data to another data controller without hindrance by the current data controller to whom the personal data has been made available, provided that the processing does not conflict with the consent given pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR or Article 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, or for a contract pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and the processing is performed with the aid of automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the data controller.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to transfer data pursuant to Article 20 para. 1 of the GDPR; the data subject has the right to demand that the personal data be transmitted directly by a data controller to another data controller, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.
To assert the right of data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of MTA Systems GmbH.
- Right to object
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to him or her, as provided for in Article 6 para. 1 lit. e or f of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these clauses.
MTA Systems GmbH shall no longer process personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons of security for such processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If MTA Systems GmbH processes personal data to carry out direct advertising, then the data subject has at any time the right to object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such direct advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to the processing of data for direct advertising purposes by MTA Systems GmbH, then MTA Systems GmbH shall no longer process the personal data for such purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to oppose the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is processed by MTA Systems GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 para. 1 of the GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a task that is in the public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject can directly contact any employee of MTA Systems GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his or her right to object to the use of the data for services provided by information societies, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
- Automated individual decision making, including profiling
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European guideline and regulatory body, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on him or her, or substantially impairs him or her in a similar manner where the decision, (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is admissible under the laws of the European Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and where such laws contain appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision is (1) necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, then MTA Systems GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person from the controller, to express his/her own position and to challenge the decision.
Should the data subject wish to assert his or her rights with regard to automated decision making, then he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.
- Right to revoke consent
Any data subject has the right, as granted by the European directive and legislator, to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
Should the data subject wish to assert his or her right to right to revoke their consent, then he or she may at any time contact an employee of the data controller.
- Right of confirmation
The controller has integrated Google Analytics (with the anonymisation function) into this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the acquisition, collection and evaluation of data concerning the behaviour of the website visitors. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about which website a data subject has accessed the current website from (so-called referrer), which sub pages of the website were accessed, or how often and for which length of time a sub-page was viewed. Web analysis is mainly used to optimise a website and for carrying out a cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The Google Analytics component is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
For web analysis via Google Analytics, the controller uses the add-on "anonymizeIp". By means of this add-on, the IP address of the internet connection of the data subject is shortened and made anonymous by Google if access to our websites is performed from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse visitor flows to our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website in order to compile online reports for us that show activities on our website and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google makes it possible to analyse the use of our website. Each time you access one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller, and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically induced by the relevant Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purposes of online analysis. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Google receives information about personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Google uses to trace the origin of visitors and the clicks which subsequently enables commission settlements (among other aspects).
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was gained and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever our website is visited, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.
The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time (as already mentioned above) by means of making the appropriate adjustments in their Internet browser settings and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a configuration of the internet browser settings would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser itself or other software programmes.
The controller has integrated Google AdWords into this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in both the Google search engine results and on the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows advertisers to predefine specific keywords that allow advertisers to display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, ads are distributed on topic relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords.
Google AdWords is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our own website by way of displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third party companies, in the search engine results of the Google search engine, and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.
If a data subject arrives at our website via a Google ad, Google stores a so called conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are, has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie shall be used to trace whether certain sub-pages have been viewed on our website, e.g. the shopping cart of an online shop. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject, who came to our website via an AdWords ad, has for example completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.
The data and information collected by the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. We use these visitor statistics to determine the total number of users that have been referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimise our future AdWords ads. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.
The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Thus, whenever our website is visited, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer such personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.
The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time (as already mentioned above) by means of making the appropriate adjustments in their Internet browser settings and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a configuration of the internet browser settings would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser itself or other software programmes.
Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest related advertising from Google. To do this, the data subject must visit www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the internet browsers used and make the desired setting changes there.
Data protection provisions about the Facebook Pixel
We exclusively want to show our products or services to persons, who are interested in them. With the aid of the Facebook pixel, our advertising measures can get better adjusted to your wishes and interests. Therefore, Facebook users get to see suitable advertisement (if they allowed personalised advertisement). Moreover, Facebook uses the collected data for analytical purposes and for its own advertisements.
If you are registered at Facebook, you can change the settings for advertisements yourself at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you are not a Facebook user, you can manage your user based online advertising at https://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. You have the option to activate or deactivate any providers there.
If you want to learn more about Facebook’s data protection, we recommend you the view the company’s in-house data policies at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Data protection provisions for Facebook‘s Automatic Advanced Matching
Along with Facebook’s pixel function, we have also activated the automatic advanced matching. This function allows us to send hashed emails, names, genders, cities, states, postcodes and dates of birth or telephone numbers as additional information to Facebook, provided you have made them available to us. This activation gives us the opportunity, to customise advertising campaigns even better to persons who are interested in our services or products.
Legal basis of data processing
Article 6 para. lit. a of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. c of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured at our company premises and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. d of the GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6 para.1 lit. f of the GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds where processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. The legislator considers that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the data controller (Recital 47 clause 2 of the GDPR).
Legitimate interests pursued by the data controller or by a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 para.1 lit. f of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favour of the well being of all our employees and owners.
11. Period for which the personal data shall be stored
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After this period expires, the corresponding data shall be routinely erased, as long as they are no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
12. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for the data subject to provide us with personal data which we must subsequently process. The data subject is, for example, obligated to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data are provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. The employee shall clarify to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract, or if it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.
Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision making or profiling.