Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website. Protection of your personal data is a high priority to us and we want you to feel safe while you visit our website. Protection of your privacy while processing personal data is an important concern to us, which we take into account in all our business processes. We process personal data collected during your visit to our website only in accordance with the German data protection legislation.

In this Privacy Statement we would like to point out what kind of information we receive about you while you are visiting our website and how we use that information.

1 Collecting and processing personal data

When you visit our website we collect and store automatically on our servers information that your browser sends to us (e.g. browser type / version, operating system used, referring URL, time of request) in so-called “log files”. These data are automatically anonymised after a week. Our employees are not able to assign such data to any individual. This means that we are unable to identify you individually by using the data stored. We evaluate only pseudonymous data about the usage behaviour of users of our website (see point 4 “Web Analytics Services and Objection”). Please understand that server log data are required for the safety and protection of our website.

1.1 Apart from the above, we collect personal data only when you provide us with such in the course of registration, email, or other contact (e.g. via chat) voluntarily.

1.2 We transfer personal data to authorized state institutions and authorities only if we are obliged to do so in the context of the relevant laws or by a relevant court decision.

2 Information on data, correction, blocking and deletion of data

At any time, you may claim information about the personal data stored about you and their rectification, erasure or blocking free of charge. Please let us know your wish via email.

3 Cookies

On our website we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser (locally on your hard drive). Cookies make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure and never contain personal data. The acceptance of cookies is not a requirement to use our site. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser regarding data protection or the use of the Internet for individual services / pages or in total. If you decide to do so, it is possible that you will not be able to use or to display all the functions of the Maketechx site.

4 Web analytics services and Objection

On our websites, we use the web analytics service “Google Analytics” by Google Inc. (“Google”) and “CrazyEgg” by CrazyEgg Inc. and Webtrends by Webtrends Inc. to collect statistical data about the use of our website. Some of the information collected when you visit this website will be used for statistical analysis. The web analytics services are essential for us to check our quality and services to suit the needs of our users and customers. The amount of data will be described below. The data will be passed on to our statistics service, Google Analytics and CrazyEgg.

4.1 Google Analytics

For our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). This service uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to enable us to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Using the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address from Google will be truncated first within the Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of MaketechX, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to MaketechX related to the use of this website and the Internet. As a working result, Google Analytics will transmit your IP address but will not compile it with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser (according to Section 3 of this Privacy Policy). We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in this case or use its functions fully. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. You can find more information on the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. We point out that, on this website, Google Analytics code has been supplemented by the code “(gat._anonymizeIp();)” to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so called IP masking).

4.2 CrazyEgg

In addition, we use the web analytics tool CrazyEgg on our website. In addition to the traditional display options for web analysis services offered by Google, CrazyEgg allows some additional features that enable a more sophisticated collection of user data.

With the help of the technologies of Crazy Egg Inc., visitor information is collected and transmitted to the CrazyEgg servers. The technologies allow to collect, analyse and visualise the user’s activities during the visit on our website. For example, we have the possibility of identify by a “heat map” which areas of our website are visited and clicked most. To this purpose, cookies are sent to CrazyEgg according to point 3.

You can prevent data collection and storage by CrazyEgg by using your browser settings. You may find a manual of CrazyEgg here: www.crazyegg.com/opt-out. We need the use of this service to ensure the quality of our services.

4.3 Webtrends

For our website we use Webtrends, a web analytics service provided by Webtrends Inc. This service uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to enable us to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Webtrends server in the USA and stored there. Using the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address from Webtrends will be truncated first within the Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a Webtrends server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of MaketechX, Webtrends will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to MaketechX related to the use of this website and the Internet. As a working result, Webtrends will transmit your IP address but will not compile it with any other data held by Webtrends. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings of your browser (according to Section 3 of this Privacy Policy). We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in this case or use its functions fully.

5 Social Plugins

Additionally, our website uses social plugins of the social networks Facebook (Like button), Twitter (follow button), Google+ (+1 button).

By integrating the plugin, social networks receive the information that you have accessed our site. If you are logged into the social network, the network can assign your visit to your user account.

If you are a member of a social network and do not want this network to link data collected from your visit to our website to your stored user data, you must log out of the respective social network before visiting our site. In that case, only your user information will be sent to the respective social network without any link to your account.

Please note that we have no influence on the amount of data that is collected from the respective social networks with their buttons. For information on purpose and scope of data collection and information regarding the further processing and use of data by the respective social networks, as well as information regarding your rights in this respect and the relevant settings options for protecting your privacy, please look up the privacy policies of the respective social networks.