Welcome to our website World of Matter and thank you very much for your interest. World of Matter is committed to ensuring that your personal data are protected. Personal data is handled with the utmost care and in conformity with the applicable laws and regulations on the protection of personal data. Under no circumstances will information collected through this website be sold or forwarded to third parties without authorisation.
This privacy statement outlines the types of data that we collect, the purposes for which it is used, and how it is protected.
Controller of Data Processing
Responsible entity as defined by current data protection laws is
World of Matter
Uwe H. Martin and Ursula Biemann
Phone: +49 40 42 91 61 82
Data collected on this website
a. Types of personal data that we collect and process
• Web server log
• Browser type / version, operating system, HTTP referer (previously visited web-page), IP address, date and time of the server inquiry, local URL, getParameter, and error events (if applicable)
b. Sources of personal information
Personal data is collected through our website during server communications and when you enter data at our contact form.
Personal data are retained in accordance with the German Telecommunications Act (TKG) in order to protect network integrity and safeguard against faults.
The details of data collected from our contact form, name, email address as well as your message are used by us only for the purpose of responding to your request. Subsequently these details will be deleted. Merely in the context of compliance with regulations demanding the storage of emails for 10 years, your data will be made available to service providers contracted and of course carefully chosen by us. Such parties may be providers of technical support or those that serve our distribution needs.
Otherwise we reserve the right to disclose personal data to third parties if required to do so by law.
This website uses so-called cookies. These serve to make our websites more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small lines of text sent out by our web server to your browser, when you first visit our website, and stored on your computer for future visits.
There is no personal information stored with these cookies.
The majority of cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. Cookies will not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.
When visiting the World of Matter website, we use a third party service, Matomo Analytics (https://matomo.org/), to collect anonymous website analytics statistics. This counts visitors to our website and tracks searches and the general use of our website so that we can guage overall traffic, paths or routes taken through our website, searches, filters, broken links etc and therefore help us improve the website in the future. This information is only aggregate totals of how many searches and of what type, projects or pages looked at and exit points from the site. We do not collect any personal information.
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• You have the right to be notified with respect to any personal data relating to you that we collect and process. In such cases, it is your right to be informed of: the purposes of the processing for which the personal data are intended; the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations; where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject or to object to processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject; and, where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR relating to the transfer. Please note that you have the right to request and obtain a single copy of the personal data undergoing processing. A reasonable fee based on our administrative costs may be levied for any further copies that you request. Your right to obtain a copy of this data shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
• You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data relating to your person rectified without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.
• You have the right to require that we erase, without undue delay, any personal data about you; in addition to this, your personal data must be erased without undue delay where any of the following applies: the data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) (GDPR), or point (a) of Article 9(2) (GDPR), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing; where you objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) (GDPR) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you object to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) (GDPR); the personal data have been unlawfully processed; the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which World of Matter is subject; the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1). This shall not apply to the extent that this is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing in accordance with a European Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9(2) as well as Article 9(3) of the GDPR; for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the GDPR, in so far as the right referred to in paragraph 1 is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
• You have the right to require that World of Matter restricts the processing of your personal data where one of the following applies: the accuracy of the personal data is contested by you, for a period enabling us to verify the accuracy of the personal data; the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but these are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; you object to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending verification whether our legitimate grounds override those of the data subject (you). If such a restriction is put in place, you will be informed before it is lifted.
• You have the right to object, at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data in accordance with points (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. Such data will no longer be processed unless we are able to demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data concerning for such purposes. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning your person, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
• You have the right to receive the personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance, where: the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2) or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR; and the processing is carried out by automated means. In exercising your right to data portability, you have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. This right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller. Your right to data portability shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
Your right to withdraw consent
You have the right to withdraw at any time your consent to the future processing of personal data pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) or point (a) of Article 9(2). The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Your right to lodge an official complaint
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 habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data relating to your person infringes upon current privacy legislation.
Safety and protection of data
World of Matter keeps your personal data no longer than necessary, except in the event of any legal obligations to keep personal data for a longer period of time.
Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties, unless necessary to fulfil back office requirements. Any transmission of data will be limited to the necessary minimum. Insofar as World of Matter is obliged legally or by court order to transmit your personal data, we will only disclose them to authorities entitled to receive these data as specified by law.
Technology partners of World of Matter
World of Matter uses the services of third parties in maintaining and improving the website and to store and organize data. We makes every effort to ensure that these third parties comply with strict data protection standards and regulations.
World of Matter maintains appropriate and adequate technical and organisational measures in an effective way in order to protect personal data against loss or any form of unauthorized processing and/or access by third parties.
If we become aware of any unauthorized processing or access to an individual’s personal data we will notify the individuals concerned at the earliest practical opportunity after it is verified that the information was actually accessed and in what way.
If you have any further questions or comments with regard to this policy, please mark them for the attention of the Data Protection Officer and send them to:
World of Matter
Uwe H. Martin
phone: +49 (0)177 455 14 23