Privacy policy

Information about the collection of personal data

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This privacy policy informs you about our collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally traceable to you, e.g. your name, address, email addresses and user behavior. When this policy refers to "data", that includes personal data.
"We" are QMETHODS - Business & IT Consulting GmbH, Stargarder Straße 10, 10437 Berlin, Germany (email: (see also our imprint). In this context, we are the controller according to Art. 4 section 7 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU).

Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data:
  • Right of access according to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to rectification or erasure to Art. 16 u. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR
  • Right to object to the processing according to Art. 21 GDPR
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the unlawful processing of your personal data by us.

Collection of personal data when visiting our website

Informational use: Informational use means using our website to find out more about our products. Therefore, if you do not register for one of our free trials or seminars, or otherwise submit information to us, we will only collect the information your browser sends to our server. In that case, we will collect the following data, which is necessary for us to both display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referring URL
  • Tim eof server request
  • IP address
use of our products (especially SaaS Solutions)
Use of other offers: In addition to the purely informational use of our website and the use of products via our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. These include registration for seminars, requests for contact or requests for callbacks, among others. To use these services, you will usually need to provide additional personal information which we will use to provide the service and for marketing purposes. These include your name, email address, and/or telephone number.

Use of cookies

In addition to the data mentioned in this privacy policy, cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk and give certain information to the website operator (in this case QMETHODS). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet overall more user-friendly and effective.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below: (i) Transient cookies: Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular session cookies which are used when you visit the website. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to a common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you close the browser; (ii) Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

Analysis and Marketing

External service provider: We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. In accordance with legal requirements, these providers were carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly inspected. Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer contracts, events or similar services together with our partners. In this case, you will receive further information regarding the processing of your data.
Insofar as our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about this fact in this Privacy Policy.
The following external service providers support us in processing your data:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files which are stored on your computer and which enable you to carry out an analysis of the use of the website. The information obtained through the cookie concerning your use of this website will be typically transmitted to Google’s servers in the US and stored there.
QMETHODS has activated the option for IP address anonymization provided by Google. As a result, your IP address will be shortened to the last 8 bits within countries that are members of the European Union, or in other contracting countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to Google’s servers in the US and shortened there.
On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website so as to compile reports concerning website activities and in order to render further services associated with website and Internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser for the use of Google Analytics will not be used in connection with other Google data.
You may prevent storage of cookies through your browser settings or via the opt-out function provided above; nevertheless we want to draw your attention to the fact that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
Additionally, you can prevent Google from capturing data on your use of this website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the Browser plugin at the following link: We use Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()". As a result, IP addresses are processed in their shortened form, meaning that personally identifying information will be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you is assigned a personal reference, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With these statistics we can improve our offerings and make them more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal information is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use:, Privacy Policy:, and the Privacy Policy:


Our website uses features of the monitroing service Dynatrace LLC 1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 116, Waltham, MA 02451, USA. We use Dynatrace to ensure the performance of our website and to understand how users navigate through our website. Dynatrace records W3C response times, button clicks, link clicks, JavaScript errors, browser and geographic region. These data help us to improve the performance of our website and to solve functional problems. Dynatrace uses cookies to guarantee this functionality. The IP address is anonymized by shortening.

XING Plugin

Our website uses functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. We would like to inform you about the processing of personal data using the XING share button.
This website uses the Xing share button. When accessing this website, our browser establishes a short-term connection to servers of XING SE (XING) that provide funcions of the XING share button. XING does not store any personal data about you by accessing this website. In particular, XING does not store IP addresses. Further, XING does not anakyse your user behaviour by using cookies in connection with the XING share button. You can access the latest data privacy statement about XING share button and further information on this website:


Our webiste uses functions of the servie Twitter. The provider is Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
When using Twitter and the function Retweet, the websites you visit are linked to your twitter account and are pubslihed in your Twitter feed. This involves a transmission of data to Twitter. We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or the use of this data by Twitter. Details can be found in Twitter's privacy policy:
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter:

Opposition or revocation against the processing of your data

You can revoke your consent to having your data processed at any time. Likewise, you may object to our processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis at any time. You can send us your concerns by sending an email to
Version: July 2019

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