Data protection has a particularly high priority for us, J.A.M.E.S GmbH, Willy-Messerschmitt-Straße 3, 82024 Taufkirchen, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “J.A.M.E.S” or “we”). Therefore, we operate our website in accordance with the applicable legal regulations regarding the protection of personal data and data security, in particular the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG).
In this context, we would like to inform you about which data we collect, process and use during the use of our website, for which purpose and the legal basis on which this is carried out in each case and with whom we may share it.
Scope & Responsible position
This information regarding data protection applies to the web presence accessible at the domain
Responsible data controller within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR and other national data protection laws is:
Amtsgericht München, HRB 264631
Data protection officer
The data protection officer is:
You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.
1. Legal basis for processing
We process your personal data only to the extent necessary for the provision of our offering. In addition, we only process personal data if you provide us with this data, for example in the context of a registration (cf. Section 6 below), by filling out forms, subscribing to our newsletter, sending e-mails and inquiries or through other services. We will only use the personal data which you have provided for the purposes of contract fulfilment and processing your requests. Legal basis for this is Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR.
The processing and use of your personal data for other purposes, such as consulting, advertising and market research, only occurs if you have previously consented to the corresponding use or if we are required or entitled to process the data because by law. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing of your data is based on Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR. Insofar as your consent also extends to the storage of cookies or the access to any information on your device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as outlined in the TTDSG (German Federal Act on Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia), your data will furthermore be processed on the basis of Sec. 25 Sec. 1 TTDSG. You may withdraw your given consent regarding the use of your personal data for the future without cause at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Server Log Files
When the website is used for informational purposes only (i.e. without registration or actively providing us with any data), we only collect the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. When you access the website, we collect the following data which is technically necessary in order to enable you to visit the website and to ensure the stability and security of our IT systems. The following data are processed:
· browser type and version
· operating system used
· referrer URL
· the sub-websites that use an accessing system on our website can be controlled
· the date and time of access to the website
· an internet protocol address (IP address)
· the internet service provider of the user.
These data is analyzed for statistical purposes only. The legal basis for the processing in this case is Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. We do not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is technically required to deliver the content of our website correctly, to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack.
The data stored in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
In order to optimize the functionality and usability of the website, we use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies allow to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Cookies that are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use are processed by us pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors.
You can change your cookie settings taken when first visiting the website at any time by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” icon that you find on the bottom right corner of the window.
4. Subscription to our newsletter
We inform our customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers and news from us. You can subscribe to our newsletter on this website. If you wish to do so, we require that you provide us with your email address. The processing of this data solely serves the purpose of the orderly delivery of the newsletter. Legal basis for this is Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR or Section 25 (1) TTDSG.
For the subscription, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that a confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided by you for the delivery of the newsletter. In this confirmation email, we ask you to confirm the subscription to our newsletter. If you do confirm by clicking on the link provided in the confirmation email, we will save your email address and the other information you might have provided us with, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. When you click on the link in the confirmation email, we also store the IP address from which access is made and the time of access to prevent possible misuse.
Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, J.A.M.E.S can recognize whether and when an email was opened by you and which links in the email were clicked by you. Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by us in order to optimize the sending of the newsletter and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Legal basis for this is Article 6(1) lit. a and f. GDPR.
You are entitled at any time to withdraw your consent relating to this by sending an email to email@example.com. After you withdraw your consent, your personal data will be deleted. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, J.A.M.E.S automatically interprets this as withdrawal of your consent and will also delete your data.
5. Contact option via the website
You can contact us via the contact form on our website. The data you will have to provide us with are your first and last name, your email address and the message with your contact request. Optional data you can provide us with are your company name, country of origin and your phone number. This personal data is processed for the purpose of responding and handling your contact request. Legal ground for this is Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.
6. Registration on our website
If you sign up for an account on our website, the following personal data has to be provided in the registration process:
- first name and last name
- company name
- email address
The above mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will not process your registration.
To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.
We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR or if the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract with the user. The personal data will be deleted or fully anonymized if they are no longer necessary for this purpose. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by informing us via mail. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. Even after the end of the contract, there may be a need for us to store personal data of the contracting party in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations.
We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods (e.g. for bookkeeping and tax reasons) remain unaffected.
If you have given us your separate express consent during the registration process or thereafter, we may for marketing purposes also share the data entered for registration with our cooperation and industry partners, solely for the purpose of providing you with information on goods and services that are related to 3D printed electronics. You may revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The legal basis in this case likewise is Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR.
7. Data protection for job applications and in the application process
When you send us an application, we collect your associated personal data (contact and communication data, application documents, such as e.g. cover letter, letter of motivation, CV, certificates, references and information in the context of job interviews and process the data to the extent necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Sec. 26 BDSG, Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR. Your personal data will be processed within our company exclusively by people who are involved in the processing of your application (these are the employees of the personnel department and the decision-makers of the respective departments).
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be processed based on Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 26 BDSG for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions.
If we are unable to offer you an employment relationship, if you reject an offer of employment or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided for up to 2 (two) months from the termination of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). Thereafter, the data will be deleted, and the physical application documents destroyed. Retention serves in particular for purposes of proof in the event of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be required after the 2-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will not be deleted until the purpose for continued storage no longer applies.
8. Retention period
We only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose of its collection. The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After that, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that we are not required by applicable statutory provisions to store it for a longer period (e.g. tax regulations).
9. Automated decision making
We do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
10. Third-party tools
In order to provide and continuously improve our services, we rely on the services of the following third-party providers, through which personal data may also be processed. We have selected these third-party providers carefully and in accordance with the provisions of applicable data protection legislation.
The website uses "Google Analytics 4" ("Google Analytics"), a web analytics service provided by Google LLC. The responsible entity for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics and the data processing is Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR or Section 25 para. (1) TTDSG (consent). We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user. We also use the data reports generated by Google Analytics to provide these reports to companies with which we have entered into partnerships, in order for them to gain a better understanding of the AME industry through different levels of information, e.g. potential leads, frequency of visits to our partners’ websites, download of our partners’ material or interest of different users in our partners’ products/designs/papers. You can find a list of our partner companies here. This list is amended from time to time.
Google Analytics uses its own cookies for these purposes. If users click pages of our website, the following data may be processed:
- Browser type/version,
- operating system used,
- Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
- host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and
- time of the server request,
This data is usually transferred to and processed on a Google server in the United States.
In order to oblige Google to process the transmitted data only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with applicable data protection law, we have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with Google pursuant to Article 28 (3) GDPR.
To ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the US, we have also concluded the new EU standard contractual clauses (Decision EU/2021/914) with Google. The parent company of Google Ireland, Google LLC, is based in California, United States. A transfer of data to the US and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The US is currently considered a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights there as within the EU/EEA. You may not be entitled to any legal remedies against access by authorities.
You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).
You can also revoke your consent in whole or in part at any time with effect for the future by changing your cookie settings at any time by clicking on the “Cookie Settings” icon that you find on the bottom right corner of the window.
You can stop the use of the activities and information of your Google account under "Advertising settings" on https://adssettings.google.com/anonymous?hl=de via checkbox.
On our website we use the cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) tool HubSpot, which is operated by HubSpot, Inc., 15 First Street, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA (“HubSpot”). With the help of HubSpot, we can manage our contacts and sales and analyze our online marketing.
HubSpot processes usage data (e.g. web pages visited, interest in content, access times), content data (e.g. entries in online forms), and meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1) 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in managing data in a simple and inexpensive way. Provided that we have asked for your consent, your data will be processed exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR. Insofar as your consent also extends to the storage of cookies or the access to any information on your device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as outlined in the TTDSG, your data will furthermore be processed on the basis of Sec. 25 Sec. 1 TTDSG. You may revoke your consent at any time.
The data will be deleted when the purpose for which it was collected no longer applies and there is no obligation to retain it.
We have entered into a data processing agreement with HubSpot pursuant to Article 28 (3) GDPR.
Within the scope of data processing by HubSpot, data may be transferred to the United States. In order to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States, we have also entered into the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) issued by the EU Commission implementing decision 2021/914 of 4 June 2021 with HubSpot, which are incorporated into the data processing agreement we have entered into with HubSpot. HubSpot agrees to abide by and process EU Data in compliance with the SCCs.
Please see https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy for further information on data privacy at HubSpot.
11. Social Networks / Social Media Buttons
Our website includes links to the external social network Facebook, which is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Ireland ("Facebook"), LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland („LinkedIn“), Reddit, which is operated by Reddit, Inc., 1455 Market Street, Suite 1600, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States (“Reddit”), YouTube, which is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“YouTube”), GitHub, which is operated by GitHub Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Jr. Street, 94107 San FranciscoUnited States (“GitHub”) as well as to Twitter, which is operated by Twitter International Unlimited Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland ("Twitter"). Legal ground for this is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The links on our website are identified by the Facebook logo, the LinkedIn logo, the YouTube Logo, the Reddit Logo, the GitHub Logo or the Twitter logo (no plugins are used). If these links are followed by clicking on them, your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Reddit, GitHub or Twitter. If you follow the links during your visit to our website and are logged in using your personal user account with Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Reddit, GitHub or Twitter, the information that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Reddit, GitHub or Twitter. In this case, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter can link the visit to the website to your account.
12. Rights of the data subject
To the extent that we process your personal data, you are entitled to the following rights:
a) Right of access
You can request confirmation from us as to whether we process personal data related to you.
If this is the case, you can request information from us about the following:
· The purposes for which the personal data is processed;
· The categories of personal data which are processed;
· The recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed or will be disclosed;
· The planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if this specific information is not available, the criteria for determining the storage duration;
· The existence of a right to correction or deletion of personal data relating to you, the right to limitation of processing by the responsible body or the right to refuse this processing;
· The existence of a right of complaint to a supervisory authority;
· All available information about the origin of the data if personal information is not provided by yourself but rather by third parties;
· The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) GDPR.
You have the right to demand information as to whether or not your personal data is transferred to a third country or an international organization. In this context, you have the right to request the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR with regard to the transmission.
b) Right to rectification
You have the right to request the immediate correction/completion if your personal data processed by us is incorrect or incomplete.
c) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
You are entitled to request that we delete your personal data immediately provided that one of the following reasons applies:
· Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed in any other way.
· If the processing was based on Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR, and you withdraw your consent and there is no further legal basis for the processing.
· You object to the processing in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR and there are no superseding, legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR.
· Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
· The deletion of your personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation.
The right of deletion does not apply provided that the processing is required
· in order to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
· in order to fulfil a legal obligation or for the performance of a task carried out in the public’s interest;
· for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
d) Right to restriction of processing
Under the following conditions, you are entitled to request a restriction of the processing of your personal data:
· if you contest the correctness of your personal data for a period of time that allows us to verify the correctness;
· the processing is unlawful and you reject the deletion of your personal data and, instead, demand the restriction of the use of the personal data;
· we no longer require your personal data for the purposes of the processing, yet you still require this data in order to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims, or
· if you have submitted an objection to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) GDPR and it has not yet been decided whether our legitimate reasons as the body responsible outweigh your reasons as the affected person.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data – with the exception of its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of substantial public interests of the Union or a Member State can be processed.
If the restriction of processing itself has been restricted as a consequence of the above-mentioned requirements, we will inform you before the restriction is lifted.
e) Right to data portability
You have the right to receive personal data concerning you, 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 from us, where the processing is based on Article 6(1)(a) or (b) or Article 9(2) GDPR.
f) Right to object
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation. Your personal data will then no longer be processed unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion or defence of legal claims
g) Right to withdraw consent
To the extent the processing of your personal data is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR or Section 25 (1) TTDSG, you may withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to contact @j-ames.com.
h) Right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority
Regardless of other legal remedies, you have the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your data violates provisions of the GDPR.
Version: May 2023