Data protection and security are important to Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials AG (MCAM) and its group companies ("MCAM"; "we"). MCAM is committed to processing your personal data responsibly and in compliance with legal requirements. This Privacy Notice describes how we collect and process your personal data when you visit https://growthgarage.mcam.com ("Site").
Personal data we collect and process in order to make this Site available
You can visit this Site and obtain information about all MCAM Growth Garage Challenges ("Challenge/-s") without telling us who you are. As with any connection with a webserver, however, the server of our webhosting provider logs and temporarily stores certain technical data.
Such data includes the IP address and operating system of your device, the data and time of access, or the type of browser you use to access this Site. This is required for technical reasons. To the extent we, thereby, process personal data, we do so based on our interest in making this Site available and providing you with the best possible user experience.
Data we collect and process in order to respond to your inquiries
When you apply for Challenge application form we will collect the information that you provide to us via questionnaire in the form.
This will regularly include personal data such as your name, the name of the team you represent, your email address, your location and phone number, also we process information about your studying status and studying information together with your project idea information.
We will use this personal data based on our interest in responding to your inquiry, contacting you if we have any questions, for the purposes of evaluation of your project and further communication with you about further collaboration. Our committee will access and process the information submitted in your application form in order to review and evaluate your project to announce the winners of the Challenge.
In case you give us a free and unambiguous consent we will send you further communication about all actual information and news regarding Challenge you applied for. If you subscribe to Growth Garage newsletter we will process your email address based on your consent. However, you may at any time opt-out of receiving such information in the preference center.
Necessary - in order to make available certain functions on this Site, to provide all services the users have requested. If a user sets browser to block these cookies, then these functions and services can’t properly work. And we won’t be able to save your preferences about cookies.
Preference - cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by clicking on the link below:
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Data we collect and process to analyze and improve the use of this Site
We use Google Analytics with IP anonymization. This means that your IP address will be shortened in Switzerland, the EU or the EEA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Accordingly, Google only stores the information collected via cookies in anonymous form and processes it in aggregated form. You can prevent Google Analytics from using your data by downloading and installing a browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. Further information on data protection and your options in connection with Google Analytics can be found here.
How we process and protect your personal data; how long we store it
We collect and process your personal data responsibly, and only for the purposes for which it was intended, as set forth in this Privacy Notice or in accordance with applicable laws.
We apply adequate technical and organizational security measures, commensurate with the level of known risk, in order to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the personal data we collect on this Site. We store your personal data only for as long as this is necessary for Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials to fulfil the purposes of the Challenge for which the data was collected. The maximum retention period or your personal data is one and half year after the Challenge is closed. After this period all personal data will be deleted unless we obtain your consent to keep them longer. Each storage period regarding cookies is defined in cookie banner on this Site.
With whom we share your personal data
In connection with the Challenge and evaluation of your project, it may be necessary to share your personal data amongst Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials group companies or with Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation group companies or with other business partners or service providers of Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials. Specifically, such sharing of data may be necessary in order to respond to your inquiry, to provide access to additional information, or to follow up on your inquiry and inform you about results of Challenge or new Challenge opportunities.
The data sharing may include transfers to companies or organizations in countries without an adequate standard of data protection. In these cases, we transfer personal data in accordance with the provisions of the Swiss Data Protection Act or, where applicable, the GDPR on the international transfer of personal data. MCAM group companies and other Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation group companies share personal data based on the terms of EU - Standard Contractual Clauses.
The rights you have regarding your personal data
You have certain individual rights regarding the personal data that we collect and process about you through this Site. You have the right to access or receive certain information regarding the personal data we process. You also have a right to have your personal data rectified, to object to the processing of your personal data, or to ask us to restrict processing or delete your personal data.
Please note, however, that your rights are subject to exceptions or derogations. Where legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request to exercise these rights. Specifically, we may need to further process and retain your personal data to perform a contract with you or your company or organization, to comply with legal obligations or to protect our own legitimate interests. However, you have a right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.
How you can contact us
Generally, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials AG (Hardstrasse 5, 5600 Lenzburg, Switzerland) is the controller in relation to the collection and processing of personal data through this Site. However, if you use the location-specific contact forms that other Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials group companies provide on this Site, the relevant Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials group company will be the controller in relation to the processing of the personal data you provide to that Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials group company. You may contact the relevant Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials group company by using the respective contact form on the Site or the address indicated on the contact form.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials AG, Data Protection Officer, Talstrasse 70, 8001 Zurich (Switzerland).
How we can change this Privacy Notice
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Notice at any time. The version published on this Site is the applicable version.
Last update: September 2021