Data Protection Policy

Privacy Policy

I. Our privacy policy (data protection policy) under the GDPR

  1. General information and principles of data processing

We are pleased that you are visiting our website.
The protection of your privacy and the protection of your personal data is an important concern to us.

In accordance with Article 4 (1) GDPR, personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as first and last name, address, telephone number, email address, but also an IP address.

Data that cannot be linked to your person, for example through anonymisation, is not personal data. Processing of personal data (e.g. collection, storage, readout, retrieval, use, transmission, deletion or destruction) according to Article 4 (2) GDPR always requires a legal basis or a consent. Processed personal data must be deleted as soon as the purpose of their processing has been achieved, and there are no longer any legally prescribed retention obligations.

Here you will find information on the handling of your personal data upon visiting our website. In order to provide the functions and services of our website, it is necessary for us to collect your personal data.

In the following, we explain the type and scope, purpose, legal basis and storage period of the respective data processing.

This privacy policy (data protection policy) only applies to this particular website. It does not apply for other websites which are merely referenced via hyperlink. We cannot assume responsibility for the confidential handling of your personal data on these third-party websites, since we do not have any influence in the data protection compliance by these companies. Please inform yourself on the handling of personal data by these companies directly on their websites.

  1. Controller

Responsible for the processing of personal data on this website (see imprint) is:

Terra Quantum AG
St. Gallerstrasse 16A
9400 Rorschach
Switzerland

Tel: +41 71 444 0000

E-Mail: info@terraquantum.ch

  1. Representative of Controller according to Article 27 GDPR

QMware GmbH
Barthstraße 18
80339 Munich
Tel: +49 89 065-780

E-Mail: info@qm-ware.com

  1. Data Protection Officer

If you have any further questions regarding data protection, please feel free to contact us under

Alexander Martens (Datenschutzbeauftragter) c/o

Terra Quantum AG
St. Gallerstrasse 16A
9400 Rorschach
Switzerland
E-Mail: privacy@terraquantum.ch

  1. Provision and use of the website / server log files
  • Type and extent of data processing

When you access our website (i.e. when you merely view it without registering and without otherwise providing us with information), we process the following personal data, which your browser automatically transmits to our server:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (visited page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of transferred data
  • Web address from which the page or file was accessed or the requested function was initiated (referrer URL)
  • IP-address
  • Browser
  • Language and version of the browser software
  • Operating system

 

  • Purpose of data processing

This data described above is technically necessary to enable you to use our website. In addition, the data is technically necessary to ensure the stability of the website and IT security, in particular to protect our IT systems from misuse and to defend against attacks.

  • Legal basis

Legal basis for the collection and processing of the data is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

  • Storage period

The aforementioned data will be recorded for the duration of the communication process.
To guarantee IT security, the IP-address will be saved for an additional short period of time of no more than seven calendar days.

 

  • Right of objection

If your personal data is processed in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR you have a right of objection in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. However, in the case of the specific data processing operation, we have compelling legitimate grounds for processing the data that is necessary for the protection of these data, because without the processing of these data we cannot provide and operate our website.

 

  1. Use of cookies

We use cookies. Cookies are small files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of technically necessary cookies, whereas other cookies allow us to perform various analyses. For example, some cookies can recognize the browser you are using when returning to our website and transmit various information to us. We use cookies in order to facilitate and improve the use of our website. For instance, through cookies we can create a more user-friendly and effective web offer for you, for example by retracing your use of our website and determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If third parties process information via cookies, this information will be directly collected via your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They can neither run programs nor contain viruses. Various types of cookies are used on our website, their type and function are explained in the following.

If cookies or cookie-like technologies are used in the context of data processing on this website, the use of electronic communications networks to store information or to gain access to information stored in the terminal equipment of user is based on your consent pursuant to Section 25 (1) Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) in conjunction with the requirements of consent under data protection law pursuant to Art. 4 (11), 7 GDPR.

  • Temporary cookies/ session cookies

Our website uses so-called temporary cookies or session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Through this type of cookies, it is possible to record your session ID. This allows various requests from your browser to be assigned to a common session and makes it possible to recognize your terminal device during subsequent visits to the website. These session cookies expire at the end of the session.

  • Persistent cookies

Our website uses so-called persistent cookies. Persistent cookies are cookies that are stored in your browser over a longer period of time and can transmit information. The respective storage period varies depending on the cookie. Permanent cookies may be deleted independently via your browser settings.

  • Cookie Consent with the consent management platform Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses consent management platform Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent in the storage of cookies in your browser and document these in compliance with data protection. Provider of Borlabs Cookie is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg.

Upon entering the website, Borlabs Cookie stores a cookie in your browser, in which your obtained consent or the revocation of consent are documented. However, this data will not be transmitted to the provider Borlabs Cookie. This is a required cookie, which does not need a consent. Legal basis for the data processing is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. We use Borlabs Cookie to ensure compliance with our legal obligations.

The cookies are stored until you ask us to delete this data, you delete the cookie yourself or the storage is no longer necessary for the purpose of data processing.

Further information on Borlabs Cookie can be found here: https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/. You can change your cookie settings at any time using the following link: Cookie Preference.

  • Categories of cookies

We use the following categories of cookies:

Required cookies:

Required cookies ensure functions that are essential to use our website as intended. These absolutely necessary cookies are used, for example, to ensure that registered users remain logged in when accessing various subpages. These are so-called first party cookies are only used by us. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, as we have a legitimate interest in maintaining the functionality of our website. You have a right of objection pursuant to Article 21 GDPR. In the case of technically necessary cookies, however, we have compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing the data, because without processing this data we cannot properly provide our website or the respective functionality of the website.

As soon as the cookies are no longer required for the purposes described, they are deleted.

Statistics cookies:

Statistics Cookies collect information about how a website is used in order to improve its attractiveness, content and functionality. For example, the following data is collected:

  • number of visits to a website or sub-pages
  • time spent on the website
  • sequence of visited pages
  • search terms
  • country, region, city from which access is made
  • analysis which areas of our website are of particular interest to you

An overview of the cookies used can be found at the following link: Cookie Preference

The legal basis for the processing of this personal data is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. As soon as the cookies are no longer required for the purposes described, the storage period ends or you withdraw your consent, these cookies are deleted.

  1. Services with statistics cookies (Statistics)

Matomo

  • Type and scope of data processing

Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Among other things, a web analyst tool collects data about the last website accessed prior to loading the current website (so-called referrer), which sub-sites of the website you accessed or how often and for how long you viewed a sub-page.

Matomo sets a cookie to analyse the use of our website. With each access of an individual page of the website, the internet browser is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data to our servers for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, we gain knowledge of your personal data, such as your IP address, which is used, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks.

Personal information such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website are stored by means of cookies. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection you use, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us and will not be disclosed to third parties. We use Matomo with the with enabled IP anonymization “automatically anonymize visitor IPs“. This anonymization function shortens your IP address by two bytes to make it impossible to assign it to you or the internet connection you are using.

  • Purpose of data processing

The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of flows of visitors to our website. Amongst other things, we use the obtained data and information to evaluate the use of this website.

  • Legal basis

The legal basis for the use of Matomo is your consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

  • Storage period

The stored data will be deleted as soon as the cookie expires, or you withdraw your consent.

  • Right of withdrawal

The stored data will be deleted as soon as you withdraw your consent by deselecting the selected cookie category “Statistics” under “Cookie Preference”.

  • Further information

Further information and the valid data protection regulations of Matomo can be found here: https://matomo.org/privacy/

  1. Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, (“Google”) that allows marketers to manage website tags through a single interface.

Google Ireland Limited transmits data to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We would like to point out that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has doubts about the adequacy of the level of data protection in the USA.

In particular, there is a risk that personal data may be processed by government authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly also without any legal remedy.

Google Tag Manager only implements tags. Tags are small elements of code on your website which, among other things, serve to measure traffic and visitor behaviour, to identify the impacts of online advertisement and social channels, use remarketing and targeting and to test and optimize your website. This means: No additional cookies are used. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags, which may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level – in particular, if you have opted for the Google Analytics opt-out solution described above or have made the corresponding settings in your browser – it will remain in effect for all tracking tags provided that these are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

For more information see Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/terms?gl=DE&hl=en

Privacy Policy for Advertising: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads.

  1. Contact options by e-mail

    Type and scope of data processing

You can contact us by e-mail. Our data collection is limited to the e-mail address of the e-mail account used by you to contact us as well as to the personal data provided by you in the course of contacting us. If you send us an e-mail without encryption, the e-mail is not protected against unauthorized access or modification by third parties during transmission.

  • Purpose of data processing

The purpose of data processing is to be able to answer your request appropriately.

  • Legal basis

The legal basis for this is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. There is a legitimate interest in the processing of the above-mentioned personal data in order to be able to process your request appropriately, e.g. to answer your inquiry or to fulfil your request for information.

  • Storage period

The duration of the storage of the above-mentioned data depends on the background of your contact. Your personal data will be deleted on a regular basis if the intended purpose of the communication ceases to apply and storage is no longer necessary. This may result, for example, from processing your request.

  1. Newsletter

Type and scope of data processing

On our website you can subscribe to a free regular e-mail newsletter. In order to send you the newsletter regularly, we need your e-mail address. Beyond this, your data will not be passed on to third parties. For the newsletter distribution, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have explicitly confirmed your consent to the dispatch of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive newsletters from us in the future. This is to ensure that only you yourself, as the owner of the e-mail address provided, can subscribe to the newsletter. Your confirmation must take place promptly after receipt of the confirmation e-mail, otherwise your newsletter registration will be automatically deleted from our database. When you subscribe to the newsletter, we collect and store the data you enter in the input mask (e.g. last name, first name, e-mail address).

When you register for the newsletter, we may save your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration, in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later time. In the confirmation mail sent for control purposes (double opt in the e-mail) we may also save the date and time of the click on the confirmation link and the IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Furthermore, the success of the newsletter is measured. If you open our e-mail newsletters, click on the links contained in them, send a web page form after clicking on a link, you retrieve images in e-mail newsletters, we may track this and save this information. In addition, we may determine the type of end device used and, by assigning your IP address, from which location the retrieval took place.

  • Purpose of data processing

The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the following purposes. By subscribing, you agree that we and our affiliated companies Terra Quantum GmbH, Germany, QMware GmbH, Germany, QMware GmbH, Austria, and Novarion Systems GmbH, Austria may send you information about our and our above-mentioned affiliated companies’ products and services limited to the topics artificial intelligence, processing of classical signals by quantum information methods, quantum metrology and sensors, quantum random number generator, quantum cryptography, machine learning, software and hardware development, quantum computing, quantum internet and MRI Scanner (algorithmic cooling)) by e-mail to your business email you have provided us.

  • Legal basis

The processing of your e-mail address for the newsletter dispatch is based on the declaration of consent voluntarily submitted by you in the following and revocable at any time in the future in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR and – if German law applies – Section 7(2)(3) UWG (German law against unfair competition).

In addition, we process your personal data to document your consent (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR).

  • Storage period

Your e-mail address will be stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter, your e-mail address will be deleted, unless you have explicitly consented to further use of your data.

  1. Use of Google Fonts

a) Type and scope of data processing

We use external fonts from Google Fonts on this website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660 („Google”). The use of Google Fonts takes place through their local integration on our web server, a transmission of personal data (user data) to Google servers does not take place.

b) Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using Google Fonts is the uniform presentation of fonts.

c) Legal basis

The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This represents an overriding legitimate interest on our part within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

d) Storage period

The stored data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our purposes.

e) Right of objection

You have the right to object to this processing. However, we have compelling legitimate grounds for processing the data, because without processing this data we cannot display the website fonts properly.

  1. Access to restricted content (e.g. Whitepapers) in exchange for the consent to commercial data processing

a) Type and scope of data processing

On our website we may offer you to gain access to restricted content (e.g. white papers, studies, booklets) on the condition and in exchange for the provision of personal data (first name, last name, business email, role, primary area of interest) and giving us your consent to process your provided personal data for the purposes specified under b).

To activate you access request, we use the so-called “double opt-in procedure”, in which we will send you an email to the email address you provided with a request to confirm your consent. This ensures that the access was requested by you and not by a third party.

b) Purpose of data processing

We have put an investment of time and money into creating the materials we offer as restricted content, which is why we cannot give everyone unrestricted access to them. We are making the restricted content available on the condition of and in exchange for your personal data and consent to the use of your personal data for commercial purposes.

By activating your request, you agree that we share your personal data with our affiliated companies Terra Quantum GmbH, Germany, QMware GmbH, Germany, QMware GmbH, Austria, and Novarion Systems GmbH, Austria, and that we and our affiliated companies may store and use your personal data (i) for our and our affiliated companies’ market research purposes, (ii) for our and our affiliated companies’ customer relationship management databases and customer relationship purposes, (iii) for contacting you for commercial purposes by email with information about our and our affiliated companies’ products and services and with related commercial offers limited to the topics artificial intelligence, processing of classical signals by quantum information methods, quantum metrology and sensors, quantum random number generator, quantum cryptography, machine learning, software and hardware development, quantum computing, quantum internet and MRI Scanner (algorithmic cooling)) as well as (iv) for targeting you on the internet (e.g. our and our affiliated companies’ websites), by search engines and via social media, based on your personal interest.

c) Legal basis

The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, the processing of the data serves the fulfilment of a contract or the implementation of pre-contractual measures and your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

d) Storage period

If you do not confirm your access request by using the link in the email we send to you, your personal data will be deleted promptly.

If you have successfully requested access to our restricted content and, thus, given us your consent to process your provided personal data for the aforementioned purposes, the stored data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its processing or if you withdraw your consent.

e) Right of withdrawal

You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future towards us, e.g. by sending an email to our contact information stated in Section 2.

  • Data security and security measures

We are committed to protecting your privacy and treating your personal data confidentially. For this purpose, we take extensive technical and organisational security precautions, which are regularly checked and adapted to technological progress.

 

These include the use of recognised encryption procedures (SSL or TLS). Unencrypted data, e.g. when sent by unencrypted email, may be read by third parties. We have no influence on this. It is the responsibility of the respective user to protect the data provided by him/her against misuse by means of encryption or in any other way.

  1. Your rights (as a data subject)

Here you will find your rights regarding your personal data. Details of this are set out in Articles 7, 15-22 and 77 of the GDPR. You can contact the controller or representative (Section 2) or the data protection officer (Section 3) in this regard.

a) Right to withdraw your data protection consent in accordance with Article 7(3) GDPR

You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

b) Right of access according to Article 15 GDPR

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, you have the right to be informed about your personal data and to receive further information, e.g. the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients and the planned duration of storage or the criteria for determining the duration.

c) Right to rectification and completion under Article 16 GDPR

You have the right to demand the correction of incorrect data without delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete data.

d) Right to erasure („right to be forgotten“) in accordance with Article 17 GDPR

You have the right of erasure, as far as the processing is not necessary.

This is the case, for example, if your data is no longer necessary for the original purposes, if you have withdrawn your declaration of consent under data protection law or if the data was processed unlawfully.

e) Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR

You have the right to limit the processing, for example if you believe that personal data is incorrect.

f) Right to data portability according to Article 20 GDPR

You have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

g) Right to object according to Article 21 GDPR

You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation to the processing of certain personal data concerning you.

In the case of direct marketing, you, as the data subject, have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purposes of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it relates to such direct marketing.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22 GDPR

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, except in the exceptional circumstances referred to in Article 22 GDPR.

You will not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing of your data, including profiling (Article 13 (2) (f) GDPR, Articles 22 (1) to (4) GDPR, Article 4 (4) GDPR, Articles 22 (1) to (4) GDPR), which would have legal effect on you or would have a similarly significant adverse effect on you.

i) Right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority according to Article 77 GDPR

You can also lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority at any time, for example if you believe that data processing is not in compliance with data protection regulations.

  1. Changes to this privacy policy

Our privacy policy serves the fulfilment of legal information duties. We update our data protection declaration as far as this becomes necessary.

II. Our privacy policy (data protection policy) under the CCPA

Pursuant to California law, we are providing additional information to California residents. Please read this information together with our Privacy Policy under Section I.

Under California law, certain organizations need to disclose whether the following categories of “personal information” are collected or disclosed for an organization’s “business purpose” as those terms are defined under California law.

Below please find the categories of personal information about California residents that we collect or disclose to third parties or service providers.

Note that while a category may be included below that does not necessarily mean that we have or collect information in that category about you. The personal information we collect depends on the nature of our interaction with you and the Services you may use.

We do not sell personal information.

Category of personal information collectedCategories of third parties to whom we disclose personal information for a business purpose
Identifiers such as a real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, internet protocol address, email address, account name, social security number, driver’s license number, passport number, or other similar identifiers·        Our affiliates or subsidiaries

·        Our service providers

·        Product and service fulfillment companies

·        Subscribing, accrediting or professional organizations

·        Government authorities and regulators

 

Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law·        Our affiliates or subsidiaries

·        Our service providers

·        Government authorities and regulators

Commercial information, including products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or consuming histories or tendencies.·        Our affiliates or subsidiaries

·        Our service providers

·        Product and service fulfillment companies

·        Subscribing, accrediting or professional organizations

Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet website, application, or advertisement·        Our affiliates or subsidiaries

·        Our service providers

·        Product and service fulfillment companies

·        Subscribing, accrediting or professional organizations

 

Electronic information·        Our affiliates or subsidiaries

·        Our service providers

·        Product and service fulfillment companies

·        Subscribing, accrediting or professional organizations

·        Government authorities and regulators

Professional or employment-related information·        Our affiliates or subsidiaries

·        Our service providers

·        Product and service fulfillment companies

·        Subscribing, accrediting or professional organizations

 

We and our third-party service providers collect personal information from the following sources:

  • Direct interactions, such as, when you register for our Services or make a purchase
  • Data from third parties, such as, information on third-party websites or other information you may have made publicly available or information provided by third party sources, including but not limited to government entities and data resellers
  • Automated tracking technologies, such as, information automatically collected about your interaction with our Services and websites using various technologies such as cookies, web logs and beacons and internet tags
  • Depending on how you interact with us and our Services, we may use and disclose personal information for the following business purposes:
  • Auditing
  • Detecting security incidents, protecting against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity,
  • Detecting and repairing errors,
  • Performing services on behalf of other businesses,
  • Processing or fulfilling orders and transactions,
  • Providing advertising or marketing,
  • Conducting internal research for product and service development, and
  • Improving, upgrading, and enhancing our services.
  • In addition to sharing personal information for the business purposes identified within the California Consumer Privacy Act, we also share personal information as needed, or required, with the following additional third parties:
  • organizations involved in business transfers, e.g. to a purchaser or successor entity in the event of a sale or any other corporate transaction involving some or all of our business;
  • other parties, e.g. as needed for external audit, compliance, risk management, corporate development and/or corporate governance related matters,
  • business partners as directed by an individual, or as needed to process an individual’s request; and
  • governmental authorities and regulators, as required under applicable law.

Exercising Rights to Request Access and Request Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions, California residents have the right to request access, deletion and portability of their personal information. This includes

  • the right to know about the personal information a business collects about them and how it is used and shared;
  • the right to delete personal information collected from them;
  • the right to opt-out of the sale of their personal information; and
  • the right to non-discrimination for exercising their CCPA rights.

For further rights, we refer to our privacy policy under Section I.

If you would like to submit a request or have additional questions about the personal information that we have about you, please contact us at privacy@terraquantum.ch or via our contact form.

When you submit your request, we will take steps to attempt to verify your identity. We will seek to match the information in your request to the personal information we maintain about you. As part of our verification process, we may ask you to submit additional information, use identity verification services to assist us, or if you have set up an account on our website, we may ask you to sign in to your account as part of our identity verification process. Please understand that, depending on the type of request you submit, to protect the privacy and security of your personal information, we will only complete your request when we are satisfied that we have verified your identity to a reasonable degree of certainty.

 

We do not discriminate against individuals who exercise their rights under applicable law.

If we receive a request from an authorized agent, we have the right to verify with the data subject that the data subject indeed wants to take the action requested by the agent and will do so by contacting the data subject directly.