We welcome you to our website and are pleased about your interest. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security. We would like to inform you in the following about which data of your visit is used for which purposes.
Controller for processing according to GDPR
The controller responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Merantix Labs GmbH
Data protection officer
48341 Altenberge, Westfalen
+49 (0) 2505 - 639797
What are personal data?
The term personal data is defined in the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz and the GDPR. According to these laws, these are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your civil name, your address, your telephone number or your date of birth.
Scope of anonymous data collection and data processing
Unless otherwise stated in the following sections, no personal data is collected, processed or used when using our websites. However, by using analysis and tracking tools, we learn certain technical information based on the data transmitted by your browser (e.g. browser type/version, operating system used, web pages visited on our website incl. length of stay, previously visited website). We evaluate this information for statistical purposes only.
Legal basis for the processing of personal data
a. Where we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a) of the EU Genereal Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
b. Article 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
c. Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
d. In cases where vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.
e. If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the former interest, Article 6 (1) lit. f) of the GDPR serves as
the legal basis for the processing.
Description and purpose We use Prismic as a content management system on our website to display content on our website. This is a service of Prismic Networks, Inc. 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, #410 Cambridge, MA 02138. When using our website, a connection to the Prismic servers is established. The website data and the IP address of the user are sent to the server.
Legal Basis The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the operation of an attractive website and the associated possibility to inform all interested parties and other website visitors.
Recipient The recipient is the website operator and Prismic Networks Inc, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, #410 Cambridge, MA 02138.
Transfer to third countries The personal data is transmitted to servers in the USA. The personal data is transmitted on the basis of Art. 46 GDPR.
Duration of data storage The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of their collection. In addition, the data will be deleted if you revoke your consent or request the deletion of your personal data.
Possibility of objection You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the effectiveness of data processing operations in the past.
Contractual or legal obligation There is no contractual or legal obligation to provide the data.
Further data protection information via link https://prismic.io/legal/privacy
Google Analytics and Conversion Tracking
Description and purpose This website uses the service "Google Analytics", which is provided by Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyse the use of the website by users. The service uses "cookies" - text files which are stored on your end device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If necessary, Google Analytics is used on this website with the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" extended to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). Please also note the following information on the use of Google Analytics: Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, tohelp the website analyze how users use the site. The IP address of users is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening means that the personal reference of your IP address is no longer necessary. Within the framework of the data protection agreement, which the website operators have concluded with Google LLC, the latter uses the information collected to create an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with Internet use.
Legal basis The legal basis is the norm of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) and Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, if anonymous data collection using the code "gat._anonymizeIp" does not take place. Otherwise, especially in the case of the use of "gat._anonymizeIp", Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR is the legal basis.
Transfer to third countries Personal data is transferred to the USA under the Art. 46 GDPR and Art. 49 GDPR.
Duration of data storage The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is automatically carried out once a month.
Cancellation and objection option You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across multiple devices, you must opt-out on all systems in use.
Contractual or legal obligation The provision of personal data is not required by law or contract, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide it may mean that you cannot or cannot fully use this function of our website.
Google Tag Manager
Description and purposeGoogle Tag Manager is used on this website. The Google Tag Manager is a solution from Google LLC. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), which enables companies to manage website tags through one interface. Google Tag Manager is a cookie-less domain that does not collect personal information. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that may collect data. We hereby draw your attention to this separately. The Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made by the user at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage for the website operator. Google uses pseudonyms for this purpose. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. More information about the Google Tag Manager can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/tagmanager/
Legal basis The legal basis for this processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO.
Recipient The data is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Transfer to third countries Personal data is transferred to the USA under the Art. 46 GDPR and Art. 49 GDPR.
Duration of data storage The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. In addition, the data will be deleted if you revoke your consent or request the deletion of your personal data.
Contractual or legal obligationThe provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. Failure to provide it may, however, under certain circumstances result in your not being able to use our website or not being able to use it in full.
Creation of log files
With each call of the Internet page the Merantix Labs GmbH collects data and information by an automated system. These are stored in the log files of the server. The data is also stored in the log files of our system. These data are not stored together with other personal data of the user. (1) Information about the type of browser and the version used (2) The user's operating system (3) The user's Internet service provider (4) The user's IP address (5) The date and time of access (6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website (referrer) (7) Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website
Duration of storage of personal data
Personal data is stored for the duration of the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the period, the data is routinely deleted, unless it is necessary for the initiation or fulfilment of a contract.
On the internet pages of Merantix Labs GmbH there is a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the provided e-mail address. If the data subject contacts the data controller via one of these channels, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. The storage is solely for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) GDPR if the user has given his or her consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 letter f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified. The personal data additionally collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.
Legal basis The legal basis for the use of Hubspot's (CRM) services is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest in using this service is to optimize our customer service and the management of our contact information. The legal basis for the use within the scope of the contact form is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.
Recipient The recipient is HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland. There is no data transfer to a third country. As HubSpot has a US parent company, the EU standard data protection clauses have already been concluded with the necessary additional measures.
Transfer to third countries Data is transferred to third countries.
Duration of data storage The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. In addition, the data will be deleted if you request the deletion of your personal data.
Possibility of objection According to Art. 21 (2) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing at any time. If you exercise your right, processing for this purpose will no longer take place.
Contractual or legal obligation There is no contractual or legal obligation to provide the data.
Further data protection information via link https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy
Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for as long as necessary to achieve the purpose of storage. In addition, data may be stored for as long as this is provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. As soon as the storage purpose ceases to apply or a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned regulations expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted.
Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to the following rights in relation to the person responsible:
Right of access by the data subject acc. to Art. 15 GDPR
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us. If such processing is carried out, you may ask the controller for information on: a. the purposes for which the personal data are processed; b. the categories of personal data processed; c. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data have been or will be disclosed; d. the planned duration of storage of your personal data or, if it is not possible to give specific details, criteria for determining the duration of storage e. the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of your personal data, a right to have the processing limited by the controller or a right to object to such processing f. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority; g. all available information on the origin of the data when the personal data are not collected from the data subject; h. the existence of automated decision making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22, para. 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject. You have the right to request information whether your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.
Right to rectification acc. to Art. 16 GDPR
You have the right to obtain from the data controller the rectification and/or integration of any personal data processed concerning you if it is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller shall make the correction without delay.
Right to erasure acc. to Art. 17 GDPR
(1) You may request the controller to delete your personal data immediately and the controller is obliged to delete such data immediately if one of the following reasons applies: a. The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. b. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing. c. You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing which take precedence, or you object to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR. d. The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully e. The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject. f. The personal data concerning you have been collected in relation to information society services offered, in accordance with Article 8 (1) of the GDPR. (2) If the controller has made your personal data public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with Article 17 (1) of the GDPR, he shall take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you, as a data subject, have requested them to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data. (3) The right to erasure shall not apply where the processing is necessary a. for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information; b. to comply with a legal obligation to which the processing is subject under Union or national law to which the controller is subject, or to carry out a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; c. for reasons of public interest relating to public health pursuant to Art. 9, para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 GDPR; d. for archiving purposes in the public interest, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right referred to in para. 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously prejudice the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or e. to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Right to restriction of processing acc. to Art. 18 GDPR
Under the following conditions, you may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data: a. if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data; b. if the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data; c. if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims; or d. if you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons. If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, these data - apart from their storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of major public interest of the Union or a Member State. If the restriction on processing has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the controller before the restriction is lifted.
Notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing acc. to Art. 19 GDPR
If you have exercised the right to rectify, erase or limit the processing, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients by the controller.
Right to data portability acc. to Art. 20 GDPR
You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to the responsible person, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another responsible party without hindrance by the responsible party to whom the personal data has been made available, if a. the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a) GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b) GDPR and b. the processing is carried out using automated procedures. In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that your personal data be transferred directly from one responsible party to another, insofar as this is technically feasible. The freedoms and rights of other persons may not be impaired by this. The right to data transferability shall not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Right of objection acc. to Art. 21 GDPR
You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The controller will no longer process your personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to processing of your personal data for such marketing; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes. You have the possibility, in connection with the use of information society services - notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC - to exercise your right to object by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority acc. to Art. 77 GDPR
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of employment or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 77 of the GDPR.
Automated decision in individual cases including profiling
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision a. is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the controller, b. is permitted by legal provisions of the Union or the Member States to which the controller is subject, and these legal provisions contain appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, or c. is done with your explicit consent. However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Article 9 (1) of the GDPR, unless Article 9 (2) a) or g) applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests. With regard to the cases mentioned in a. and c., the controller shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests, which include, at a minimum, the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to object to the decision.
Integration of other third-party services and content
Description and purpose It can happen that within this online offer contents of third parties, such as videos, fonts or graphics from other websites are integrated. This always requires that the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as "third party providers") are aware of the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on this if the third-party providers store the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. As far as we are aware of this, we inform the users about it. We would like to provide and improve our online offer through these integrations.
Legal basis The legal basis for the integration of other services and content of third parties is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our overriding legitimate interest lies in the intention of an appropriate presentation of our online presence and user-friendly and economically efficient services on our part. For further information, please refer to the respective privacy statements of the providers.
Contractual or legal obligation to provide personal data The provision of personal data is neither legally nor contractually required and is also not necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are also not obliged to provide the personal data. However, failure to provide it may mean that you are unable to use this function or cannot use it to its full extent.
Data transmission to third countries
The controller may transfer personal data to a third country. In principle, the controller may provide various appropriate safeguards to ensure that an adequate level of protection is provided for the processing operations. It is possible to transfer data transfers on the basis of an adequacyfinding, internal data protection rules, approved codes of conduct, standard data protection clauses or an approved certification mechanism pursuant to Art. 46 para. 2 letters a) - f) GDPR. If the person responsible undertakes a transfer to a third country on the legal basis of Art. 49 para. 1 a) GDPR, you will be informed at this point about the possible risks of a data transfer to a third country. There is a risk that the third country receiving your personal data may not provide an equivalent level of protection compared to the protection of personal data in the European Union. This may be the case, for example, if the EU Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the third country in question or if certain agreements between the European Union and the third country in question are declared invalid. Specifically, there are risks in some third countries with regard to the effective protection of EU fundamental rights through the use of monitoring laws (e.g. USA). In such a case, it is the responsibility of the controller and the recipient to assess whether the rights of data subject in the third country enjoy a level of protection equivalent to that in the Union and can be effectively enforced. However, the basic data protection regulation should not undermine the level of protection of natural persons ensured throughout the Union when personal data are transferred from the Union to controllers, processors or other recipients in third countries or to international organizations, even if personal data are further transferred from a third country or from an international organization to controllers or processors in the same or another third country or to the same or another international organization.
Further functions of the website Applications
By submitting their application to us, applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application procedure in accordance with the type and scope described in this data protection declaration. The legal basis for the processing of applicant data is Art. 88 GDPR, § 26 BDSG-neu and Art. 9 (2) (b) GDPR. Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated as part of the application procedure, they will also be processed in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. b) GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR are requested from applicants within the framework of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 letter a) GDPR (e.g. health data if these are necessary for the exercise of the profession). If made available, applicants can submit their applications to us by means of an online form on our website. The data will be transmitted to us in encrypted form according to the state of the art. Applicants can also send us their applications by e-mail. Please note, however, that e-mails are generally not encrypted and that applicants must ensure that they are encrypted themselves. We can therefore not assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and the receipt on our server and therefore recommend rather to use an online form or the postal dispatch. This is because instead of applying via the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the option of sending us their application by post. For the efficient processing and administration of applications, we use the application management tool Personio from Personio GmbH, Rundfunkplatz 4, 80335 Munich. Further information on data protection at Personio can be found at: https://www.personio.de/datenschutzerklaerung/. In the event of a successful application, the data provided by the applicants can be processed by us for the purposes of the employment relationship. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants' data is deleted. Applicants' data is also deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time. The data will be deleted after the expiry of a period of six months so that we can answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the General Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses will be archived in accordance with tax law requirements.
We have taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. In addition, we guarantee data protection on an ongoing basis by constantly auditing and optimizing our data protection organization.