Privacy Policy

1 – About Houstainable

Houstainable.de is a platform to foster creative thinking in order to find innovative solutions for smart and sustainable housing. If you want to learn more about our project, visit our website www.houstainable.de!

2 – Purpose of the processing

Houstainable.de processes personal data with Matomo based on legitimate interest.

Matomo is used to analyze the behavior of the website visitors to identify potential pitfalls; not found pages, search engine indexing issues, which contents are the most appreciated… Once the data is processed (number of visitors reaching a not found page, viewing only one page…), Matomo is generating reports for Houstainable.de to take action, for example, changing the layout of the pages, publishing some fresh content… etc.

Matomo is processing the following personal data:

IP address, User ID, Custom Dimensions, Custom Variables, Order ID Location of the user

And also Date and time, Title of the page being viewed, URL of the page being viewed, URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page, Screen resolution, Time in local timezone, Files that were clicked and downloaded, Link clicks to an outside domain, Pages generation time, Country, region, city, Main Language of the browser, User-Agent of the browser

All your personal data will be anonymized.

3 – The legitimate interests

Processing your personal data such as cookies is helping us identify what is working and what is not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not and how we can organize the structure of the website better. Our team is benefiting from the processing of your personal data, and they are directly acting on the website. By processing your personal data, you can profit from a website that is getting better and better.

Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.

4 – Recipient of the personal data

The personal data received through Matomo are only sent to the owners of houstainable.com

5 – Details of transfers to third country and safeguards

Matomo data is hosted in Germany.

6 – Retention period

We are keeping the personal data captured within Matomo for a maximum period of 180 days. If we do not need your data anymore, it will be deleted. As our data is hosted in Germany, we are applying the German law which defines a retention period of no more than 6 months.

7 – The existence of each of the data subject’s rights

As Matomo is processing personal data on legitimate interests, you can exercise the following rights:

Right of access: you can ask us at any time to access your personal data.Right to erasure: you can ask us at any time to delete all the personal data we are processing about you.Right to object: you can object to the tracking of your personal data by using the following opt-out feature:

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

8 – The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

If you think that the way we process your personal data with Matomo analytics is infringing the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

9 – Whether the provision of personal data is part of a statutory or contractual requirement; or obligation and possible consequences of failing to provide the personal data

If you wish us to not process any personal data with Matomo, you can opt-out of it at any time. There will be no consequences at all regarding the use of our website.

10 – The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and information about how decisions are made, the significance and the consequences

Houstainable.de and Matomo are not doing any profiling.