As of: November 2022
Thank you for your interest in SAUERESSIG. We would like to explain to you here, in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, what personal data we or the service providers we use collect in the context of
- your visit to our website,
- use of contact form
- job vacancies
- sending the newsletter
(hereinafter collectively referred to as the “website”), for what purposes we use this data and how we use it to optimise our services for you, as well as about your rights as a data subject.
- Data controller, data protection officer
- a) The data controller according to Art. 4 No. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Matthews Europe GmbH
Gutenbergstraße 1-3, 48691 Vreden, Germany
T: +49 203 87842510
hereinafter referred to as “Matthews” or “Saueressig”, “we” or “us”. More information about the provider is available in our à Imprint.
- b) You can contact the data protection officer by post at the above address with the note “Attn. Data Protection Officer” and by e-mail at email@example.com.
- Types of data processed, categories of data subjects
2.1 Types of data processed
- Contact details (e.g. e-mail, phone numbers)
- Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos)
- Usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times)
- Communication data and history
- Consent management
- Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)
- Tracking data
- Audience measurement
2.2 Categories of data subjects
- Visitors and users of the website and online services
- Customers, prospects and business partners
- Other communication partners
(Hereinafter, we also refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”.)
- Purpose of processing
We use your personal information
- when providing the website and the online offer, its functions and content,
- to manage users’ consent to the processing of their data,
- for answering contact requests and communicating with users,
- for security measures,
- for audience measurement,
- for direct marketing purposes, e.g. in the form of personalised advertisements, an e-mail newsletter or postal advertising, surveys, invitations to events and
- for product and service satisfaction surveys and their analysis.
- Provision of the website and log files
(1) When you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser automatically transmits to our server. If you would like to view our website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and ensure stability and security (legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of the request
- Time difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (specific page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Data volume transferred in each case
- Website from which the request comes
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software
(2) The IP addresses of the users are deleted or anonymised after the end of use. When the IP addresses are anonymised, they are changed such that the individual details about personal or factual circumstances can no longer be attributed to a specific or identifiable natural person or can only be attributed to a specific or identifiable natural person with a disproportionate amount of time, cost and human resources.
(1) In addition to the log files data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to the browser you are using and stored on your hard drive. They also allow the party that sets the cookie (in this case, us) to obtain specific information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website, as a whole, more user-friendly and effective.
- a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
- Session cookies (refer to b)
- Persistent cookies (refer to c).
- b) Session cookies store a session ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the joint session. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. If you restart your browser and return to the website, the website will not recognise you. You will need to log in again (if a login is required) or reset templates and preferences if the website offers these features. A new session cookie is then generated, which stores your information and remains active until you leave the page again and close your browser.
- c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
|Technically required cookies||Technically required cookies enable the use of our website by providing basic functions, such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. These cookies are necessary for our website to function properly during your visit.||Session cookies are deleted when the browser is closed.|
|Analytical cookies (statistics)||We use third party analytics cookies to understand how visitors use our site. This helps us to improve the quality and content on our website. The aggregated statistical information includes data such as total number of visitors. For example, we learn how frequently and in what order the individual pages were viewed and the average amount of time visitors spend on our pages. We also learn whether users have already visited our website before. The legal basis for this is consent given to us (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) of the GDPR) and § 25 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (Telekommunikation-Telemedien-Datenschutz-Gesetz – TTDSG). For more information, refer to item 12 (web analytics services).||Persistent cookies – remain but are automatically deleted after 26 months if the website has not been visited again, unless shorter periods apply in specific cases.|
|Advertising cookies (marketing)||We use advertising cookies to assess the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns and derive optimisation measures from them. The legal basis for this is consent given to us (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) of the GDPR) and § 25 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (Telekommunikation-Telemedien-Datenschutz-Gesetz – TTDSG).||Persistent cookies – remain but are automatically deleted after 26 months if the website has not been visited again, unless shorter periods apply in specific cases.|
(4) Controlling cookies
You can set your browser so that you are aware when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.
(5) Cookie Consent with Borlabs cookie
This website uses Borlabs cookie, which sets a technically required cookie (Borlabs cookie) to store your cookie consents.
When you visit our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have provided or the revocation of these consents. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider. You can change the Borlabs cookie settings here: Borlabs cookie settings
The provider is Borlabs GmbH, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg, Germany.
The Borlabs cookie stores the consent you have provided when visiting the website. If you would like to revoke these consents, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you revisit/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie consent.
The data is stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. This does not affect mandatory statutory retention periods. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie are available at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/
The use of Borlabs cookie consent technology is carried out in order to obtain the legally required consents for using cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c), 5 Paragraph 2 of the GDPR.
(1) There is a contact form available on our website which you can use to contact us electronically in an easy and uncomplicated way. If a user uses this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. The corresponding data, in particular personal data, address data, contact data and messages (free text field) are directly visible on the respective input mask. The following data is also stored when the form is sent:
The IP address of the user
Date and time of submitting the form
(3) The legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the context of using the contact form or when sending an e-mail is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. If the e-mail contact is intended to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) of the GDPR.
(4) The processing of the personal data from the input mask is only used to process the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also represents the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and ensure the security of our information technology systems.
(5) You can contact us using the e-mail addresses provided on the website. In this case, the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. The data will be used solely for processing the request. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. If the e-mail contact is intended to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) of the GDPR.
(6) The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is evident from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a time period of seven days at the latest.
(7) Irrespective of paragraph (3), the following applies: Contact requests from customers relating to a specific business transaction are stored for as long as this is necessary for the implementation and execution of the contract (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) of the GDPR) or due to legal storage obligations (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c) of the GDPR). Contact requests from customers that do not relate to a specific business transaction are stored for as long as the business relationship exists. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests and those of the customer, in particular support and quality assurance. Customers can raise objections to the processing at any time in individual cases.
Newsletter dispatch after product purchase
(1) If you have purchased products or services, we may send you our newsletter, even if you have not previously registered for a newsletter subscription, to the e-mail address you provided at the time of purchase. This applies to newsletters promoting similar products to the one you purchased.
(2) The legal basis for the above processing operations in the context of sending newsletters after a purchase is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest in data processing is the direct promotion of our products to our customers as well as their interest in offers and promotions.
- Advertising job vacancies (online portal)
(1) We advertise job vacancies on our website. We collect, process and use your personal data to process your online application. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) of the GDPR in conjunction with § 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Your online application data will be sent directly to the management by e-mail. Appropriate technical and organisational measures ensure that your personal data is treated confidentially in accordance with the statutory provisions.
(2) Please note that the transmission of data by e-mail is not encrypted and the data could possibly be accessed by unauthorised persons or even falsified. You are also welcome to send us your documents by post. If you have applied for a specific position and it has already been filled, or if we consider you to be equally or even more suitable for another position, we would be happy to forward your application within our company. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR for the protection of your and our legitimate interests. Please notify us if you do not agree with this procedure. After the application process has been completed, but after 6 months at the latest, your personal data will be automatically deleted, unless you expressly consent to it being stored for a longer time.
(3) In addition, the èGeneral Privacy Guidelines for Employees and Applicants (obligatory information according to Article 13 of the GDPR) shall apply.
- Disclosure to third parties
(1) We process your data as part of the hosting of our website based on a contract processing agreement.
(2) If web analytics services and third-party providers are used, the data will be transmitted to the extent described in this policy.
- Storage duration
We process and store your personal data as long as it is necessary for us to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations. We will delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the above purposes. Personal data may be retained for the time during which claims can be made against our companies (statutory limitation periods of three or up to thirty years). In addition, we store your personal data to the extent that we are legally obliged to do so. Corresponding proof and storage obligations arise from commercial, tax and social security regulations, usually 6 or 10 years.
- Automated decision-making, profiling
(1) As a rule, we do not use fully automated decision-making processes in accordance with Article 22 of the GDPR to establish and implement the business relationship.
(2) In order to provide you with targeted information and advice on our products, we or service providers on our behalf may use web analytics tools, in particular tracking technology. They enable needs-based communication and advertising. In this context, we refer to item 12 Web analytics services and advertising.
- Data processing by third parties
- Web analytics
12.1 Google reCAPTCHA
(1) We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. The service provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
(2) reCAPTCHA is intended to verify whether the data entry on this website (e.g. in a contact form or when requesting links for delivery tracking) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website or the query page. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified by Google that an analysis is taking place.
(3) The processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) of the GDPR and Section 25 Paragraph 1 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Act (TTDSG), to the extent that the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Act (TTDSG). Your consent can be voluntarily revoked at any time. If you do not provide your consent, you may not be able to use particular functionalities.
12.2 Google Tag Manager
(2) For more information about Google Tag Manager, visit: https://www.google.com/analytics/tag-manager/use-policy/
12.3 Google Ads
(1) We use the online advertising program Google Ads from Google. We use conversion tracking as part of Google Ads. Google sets a cookie on your end device if you have accessed our website via a Google ad on an external website.
(2) Google provides us with statistical analyses based on the information collected by the cookies. We learn the total number of users who have clicked our ad(s) and been redirected to our website. Based on these evaluations, we can see which of the advertising measures deployed are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data. In particular, we cannot identify users from this information.
(3) We do not collect or process any personal data ourselves. By employing Google Ads and conversion tracking, we pursue our interest in showing you advertising that might be of interest to you, in making our website more interesting for you and in being able to calculate advertising costs accordingly.
(3) By using conversion tracking, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google’s server. We do not have any control over the scope and further use of the data collected through the use of conversion tracking by Google. We will provide you with information according to our latest knowledge: Through this integration, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked one of our advertisements. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can allocate the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, Google receives your IP address as well as statistical information (browser type and version number, address of the previously visited website (referrer), date and time of the request) and the address of the pages you access from us.
(4) Google may transfer your personal data to Google group companies, such as Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
(5) The processing is based on your consent which you have provided voluntarily. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. a) of the GDPR, Article 49 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. a) of the GDPR and Section 25 of the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect by changing the cookie settings in the Cookie Consent Manager.
(6) You can also prevent cookies from being set at any time in various ways: a) by setting your browser accordingly, in particular suppressing third-party cookies will result in you not receiving third-party ads; b) by disabling cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”, https://www.google.de/settings/ads; c) by disabling the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the self-regulatory campaign “About Ads” via the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices; d) by permanently disabling them in your browsers at the link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We would like to point out that, in this case, it may not be possible to use all the functions of our website.
12.4. My Fonts
(1) This website uses Webs Fonts, https://www.myfonts.com/. When entering a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly, calling a CSS file on the server of MyFonts Inc. in order to fulfill the conditions of the font license. In doing so, according to MyFonts Inc., no cookies are placed or used and no personal data is collected.
(2) The third party provider is: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc, a Delaware corporation located at 600 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801 USA,
12.5 Use of SalesViewer® technology:
This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.
The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.
The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.
- Social Media
13.1 General information
Matthews is interested in presenting itself on as many channels as possible, being accessible to customers, service providers, other business partners, applicants and interested parties as well as promoting topics and products via social networks.
We process personal data when you visit the Matthews on social media channels. We strive to offer you a wide range of multimedia services through our various social media channels and share ideas with you on topics that are important to you. In addition to the respective provider of a social network, we also collect and process personal user data on our social media channels. For the respective data processing purposes and data categories, we point to the individual social media channels, which are explained in more detail below.
The data processing essentially serves the following purposes:
- Communication with Matthews social media channel visitors;
- Fulfilling requests from our Matthews social media channel visitors; collecting statistical information about the reach of Matthews social media channels;
- Conducting customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analyses, sweepstakes, competitions or similar promotions or events;
- Resolving disputes and litigation, establishing, exercising or defending against legal claims or litigation, enforcing existing contracts.
The processing of your personal data is necessary to achieve these purposes.
13.2 Information on the social media channels
(1) We integrate posts and recommendation functions from platforms, such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram on our website. These services are disabled by default, but they can be enabled by the user. The services are primarily based in the USA, but are subject to standard data protection rules in EU and EEA countries. For example, if you actively use a recommendation button on our website or read an article with an embedded post, YouTube video or Spotify playlist, general framework data, such as your IP address may be transmitted back to the social networks and platforms through the embedding technology. We do not have any control over how the platforms use the data. It may also be used to create usage profiles. Please consult Facebook and YouTube, etc. directly about this and adjust your privacy settings there.
(4) You can find out about the privacy policies of the individual third-party providers under the following links:
We process the following personal data:
- Your LinkedIn username and comments on our Matthews LinkedIn pages and messages you send to us through our Matthews LinkedIn pages.
- Other information necessary to reply to requests from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
13.4 LinkedIn Campaign Manager
To raise awareness of our products, we use LinkedIn Campaign Manager. We use the LinkedIn Campaign Manager to define target groups based on the following criteria:
- Location (e.g. country, region and city)
- Companies (e.g. business sectors, names and size)
- Interests (e.g. member groups, interests)
- Work experience (e.g. job titles, functions, seniority and skills)
- Education (e.g. degrees, schools and fields of study)
- Demographic data (e.g. gender and age)
LinkedIn presents our content on its platform to users who match the defined target group based on its algorithm. The legal basis for this type of processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR.
13.4 Matthews on XING
(2) We use the statistical information (the volume of interactions, statistics on age composition and the working relationships of our visitors) regarding the use of Matthews XING pages that XING makes available in anonymised form via its statistical service. Matthews cannot draw conclusions about individual users or access individual user profiles.
(3) We process the following personal data:
- Your XING username and comments on our Matthews XING pages and messages you send to us through our Matthews XING pages.
- Your activity on our Matthews XING pages via the XING statistics service, e.g. the volume of interactions, statistics on age composition and the working relationships of our visitors.
- Other information necessary to reply to requests from our visitors or to uniquely identify our visitors in our systems.
- Links to other websites
(2) We check the links to external websites before linking them. We have no control, however, over whether their operators comply with the data privacy regulations. If we become aware of any breaches or violations of the law, we will remove the corresponding links.
- Rights of data subjects
- Your rights
If your personal data is processed, you are considered a data subject according to the GDPR and you have the following rights against us as the data controller.
- a) Rights according to Article 15 ff. of the GDPR
(1) The data subject has the right to ask the controller to confirm whether personal data concerning them has been processed. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to information about this personal data and receive the information listed in detail in Article 15 of the GDPR. Under certain legal conditions, you have the right to correction under Article 16 of the GDPR, the right to restrict processing under Article 18 of the GDPR and the right to be deleted (“right to be forgotten”) under Article 17 of the GDPR. In addition, you have the right to receive the data you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format (right to data portability) in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR, to the extent that the processing is carried out with the help of automated procedures and is based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) or Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a) or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b) of the GDPR.
- b) Revocation of consent according to Article 7 (3) of the GDPR
If the processing is based on your consent, you may revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. Please note that the revocation only takes effect for the future. This does not affect processing that was carried out prior to the revocation.
- c) Right of appeal
You can lodge a complaint with us or with a data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 of the GDPR). The relevant supervisory authority in North Rhine-Westphalia is: the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestr. 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany, tel.: 0211/38424-0, fax: 0211/38424-10, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- d) Right of objection according to Article 21 of the GDPR
In addition to the above rights, you have the right to object as follows:
Right to object on a case-by-case basis
You have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. e) of the GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. f) of the GDPR (data processing based on a balance of interests) for reasons that arise from your particular situation. This also applies to a proﬁling based on this provision in accordance with Article 4 No. 4 of the GDPR.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.
Right to object to the processing of data for advertising purposes
In individual cases, we process your personal data in order to conduct direct advertising. You have the right to object, at any time, to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to proﬁling to the extent that it is related to such direct advertising. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
- Final provisions
(1) We have adopted technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Articles 24, 32 of the GDPR in order to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and all third parties involved in data processing are required to comply with the GDPR requirements and to handle personal data confidentially.
(2) SSL or TLS encryption. This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the website operator. You can identify an encrypted connection when the browser address bar changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol displayed in your browser bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.