Data Protection Declaration
We are pleased about your visit on our website www.qualifyze.com and app.qualifyze.com. Protecting your personal data is important to us and we want you to feel safe when visiting our website. For this reason, we have compiled here some important information about the data that is collected, processed and used when using our website in compliance with data protection regulations ("Data Protection Declaration").
Personal data are individual details about personal or factual conditions of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as your real name, your address, your e-mail address, your telephone number and your date of birth. No personal data are on the contrary such information that cannot be associated with your real identity; this includes, for example, the number of users of our website or comparable summarized information.
1. SCOPE AND RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY
Responsible for the processing of your personal data is Qualifyze GmbH, Taunusanlage 8, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland.
2. THE COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA AND TRANSMISSION
You can visit our website without giving any personal information. If you have registered with us, you have chosen to provide us with your personal data and not to remain anonymous to us.
We collect the following types of personal data to enable you to use and access our website, applications, services and tools, to provide you with a more personal and better user experience and to customize content:
Automatically recorded data
Upon accessing our website, we temporary log information about the type and duration of use (general usage data , e.g. the connection data of the requesting computer, the websites you visit on our site, the date and duration of your visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used and the website from which you visit us), which is transmitted to us from your computer, mobile device or other technical device. This is to provide you with a more personal and better user experience and to customize content.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technologies
We also use Google Analytics and data collected through cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies. More detailed information on how we use these technologies and how you can prevent their use can be found in our cookie statement.
Data provided by you
Additional personal data is not collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of registration, application, a survey or for implementation an information request. These include:
Information you provide when setting up a user account or registering for our services, such as your name, company address, e-mail address, telephone number, and professional title.
Data that you transmit to us via social media, websites or services;
Usage data regarding your activities on our website;
Data transmitted through community discussions, chats, problem resolution and correspondence/feedback on the website or by e-mail/fax/post;
We use Google Analytics to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. Details can be found in our cookie's policy.
Collection of information from social media and sign-on services
We offer sign-on services that allow you to access our website, applications, services and tools using credentials from other services (such as Facebook). We also offer services that allow you to share information with other social media sites such as Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and others.
3. PROCESSING AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
We collect and use personal information to enable you to access our website and/or use our services, applications and tools, to provide the desired customer service, to provide relevant information about your user account and our services, and to provide you with a secure, smooth, efficient and personal user experience. The processing and storage of personal data takes place on servers in the European Union.
The processing and use takes place in particular for the purposes,
provide you with access to our website, applications, services and tools as well as the desired customer service by e-mail or telephone;
to adapt, measure and improve our services and content;
contact you by telephone or e-mail to resolve disputes, enforce fee claims, resolve problems with your user account or our website, our services, applications or tools or for any other legally permitted purposes;
to contact you by telephone or e-mail and to inform you about our services and the services of our group of companies, targeted marketing activities, service updates and advertising offers if you have given your express consent and/or if the statutory requirements are given;
provide you with other services that you have expressly requested in accordance with the description provided when collecting the data.
Use of Personal Data for Marketing Purposes
If you have given us your consent in accordance with the statutory provisions, we will use your personal data for the following purposes:
inform you about websites, applications, services and tools that we offer;
to inform you about targeted marketing campaigns and advertising offers;
to personalize, evaluate and improve our advertisements.
We assure you that we will not pass on your personal data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent. We may combine your personal data with information we receive from other sources and use it to improve and personalize advertisements and marketing activities directed at you.
You may have expressly given us the following consent and we have recorded your consent. According to the German Telemedia Act (TMG), we are obliged to keep the content of consents available for retrieval at any times:
"Yes, please inform me regularly by e-mail about surveys, news and offers from Qualifyze. I can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future."
Objection against the use of your personal data
If you do not wish to receive marketing and advertising messages from us, you can indicate this in direct contact with us (e.g. by e mail to email@example.com) or unsubscribe via the registration link in the marketing or advertising message.
4. CLOSURE OF YOUR DATA BY US
We disclose personal data in order to fulfill legal obligations, to investigate complaints about offers or content that infringe the rights of third parties and to protect the rights, property or safety of others, or in this regard if you have given us your consent. This information will only be disclosed in accordance with the applicable laws. As stated above, we will not disclose your personal data to third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent. Data can be transmitted to the following recipient groups:
Authorized service providers who support us in our business operations (in particular fraud investigations, invoice dept collection, advertising agencies, website operation, partner programs and advanced presentation options, transport service providers).
Other third parties to whom we send your data at your express request (or about whom you have been expressly notified and to whom you have given your consent when using a particular service).
Owner of intellectual property rights, if the corresponding owner of an intellectual property right or a third party authorized by the owner believes in good faith that an advertisement infringes the rights of the owner. Before the owner of intellectual property rights receives personal data (such as name, address, location, postcode, country, telephone number, e-mail address and company), he must conclude a non-disclosure agreement which, among other things, provides that this data may only be used in connection with legal proceedings and/or obtaining legal information and/or to answer questions by the user who placed the advertisement.
criminal prosecution or supervisory authorities or authorized third parties on the basis of a request for information in connection with an investigation procedure or the suspicion of a criminal offence, an illegal act or other actions which may give rise to legal liability for us, you or another user. In such cases, we will disclose information necessary for the investigation such as name, city, postcode, telephone number, e-mail address, previous user name, IP address, fraud complaints and offer overview. In order to protect your privacy, we will not disclose your personal data to law enforcement authorities, regulatory authorities or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or comparable legal proceedings, unless we are not convinced that disclosure is necessary to avert imminent danger to life and limb, property or financial assets, to report suspicions of unlawful actions or to otherwise protect our users from unlawful actions.
Information that you publish on our website and provide to other users
Our online marketplace allows users to submit advertisements and other information to publishers and other users so that other users can access this information. Since you can also contact other users directly via our online marketplace, we recommend that you pay close attention to how you publish your personal data and to whom you transfer it. The responsibility to publishing personal data via our online marketplace and to transmit to other users is your exclusive responsibility and we cannot guarantee the protection or security of such shared data.
In the event that you visit our website from a computer shared by several users or from a computer in an Internet café, we strongly recommend that you log out properly after each session. If you do not want the shared computer to store personal information and/or your login information, you must delete the cookies and/or history log for your website visits.
Standard Information in Advertisements
On our website, the location information of registered trade dealers and buyers is transmitted to external service providers that may be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) for the purpose of displaying maps with location information in advertisements.
"Yes, I want my location information to appear on a map as part of my advertisement."
5. USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS
Please note that you must be logged out of your social network account if you visit our site and do not want your social network or social networks to associate your visit to our site with your account.
6. DATA SECURITY
Qualifyze takes all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, unauthorized access or other misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public.
7. ACCESS, MODIFICATION, INFORMATION, NOTIFICATION, DELETION AND BLOCKING
You have the right to request information from us at any time about all of your personal data stored by us within the framework and scope of your legal rights to information, correction and blocking/deletion. You can reach us for this purpose at the contact details given at the end of this Data Protection Declaration.
We will process your request within a reasonable time and treat your personal data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.
In compliance with the data protection regulations, we will also delete the personal data stored on your person without your intervention if their knowledge is no longer necessary to fulfill the purpose for which they were stored or if their storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. In some cases provided for by law (e.g. legal storage obligations) your data may be blocked instead of being deleted.
8. PROTECTION AND STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA
We protect your data through technical and organizational security measures to minimize risks in connection with loss, misuse, unauthorized access and unauthorized disclosure and modification of this data. For example, we use firewalls and data encryption, but also physical access restrictions for our data centers and authorization controls for data access. However, if you believe that your account has been misused, please report this to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. OTHER INFORMATION
Abuse and unwanted communication ("spam")
We do not tolerate any abuse of our website. You are not permitted to place other users of our website on your (e-mail or postal) mailing list for commercial purposes. This also applies in the event that you have made a transaction with this user, unless the user has expressly given his consent. If you notice that someone is abusing our website (in the form of spam or spoof emails), please report this to us at email@example.com.
Questions and Contact
If you have any questions regarding this Data Protection Declaration or the processing of your personal data or in the event of requests for information or corrections, suggestions or complaints, you can contact us at any time at the following address:
D-60329 Frankfurt am Main
You can revoke your declaration of consent to the use of your personal data at any time with effect for the future by arranging the deletion of your user account by contacting us under the above contact data.
(Cookies, Web- Beacons and similar Technologies)
Like most websites, we or our authorized service providers use the following within the framework of our website www.qualifyze.com and our applications, services and tools, cookies, web beacons and other similar data storage technologies. These technologies are essentially small data files stored on your computer, tablet, mobile phone or other device that allow us to collect specific information each time you visit our website or use our services, applications, messaging and tools to provide you with a better, faster and safer user experience and to customize content and ads.
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES, WEB BEACONS AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES?
The specific names and types of cookies, web beacons and other similar technologies we use may change. In order to better explain this explanation and our use of these technologies, we have compiled the following short list of important terms and their definitions for you:
„Cookies“ are small files that allow us to store specific information about you on your PC when you visit our website. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website and to make our offers as safe, convenient and efficient as possible for you.
On the one hand, we use so-called "session cookies", which are only stored temporarily for the duration of your use of our website. On the other hand, we use "permanent cookies" to record information about computers that repeatedly access our website. This enables us to offer you optimal user guidance, to "recognize" you and to present you with as varied a website and new content as possible in case of repeated use. The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. The validity period of a permanent cookie is 100 days; after these 100 days the cookie is automatically deleted. Name, IP address or other information about your real identity are not stored, and we also do not create individual profiles about your usage behavior. In addition, you may also be affected by "initial provider cookies" when using our website. These are deposited by the website you are visiting. It is also possible that so-called "third party cookies" may exist, which are stored by a website other than the one you are visiting.
Web-Beacons are small graphic files (also known as "pixel tags" or "clear GIFs") that may be contained in our website, our services, applications, messaging functions and tools and are usually used in conjunction with cookies to identify users or user behavior.
Similar technologies are technologies that use shared local objects or local storage functions such as Flash cookies, HTML 5 cookies and other web application software methods to store data in your browser or on your end device. These technologies can work across all your browsers and in some cases may not be fully managed by your browser, but may need to be managed directly through your installed applications or endpoint. We do not use these technologies to store data for the personalization of advertisements on our or other websites.
We offer certain website features, services, applications and tools that are only available through the use of these technologies. You can block, delete or deactivate these technologies at any time if your browser, your installed application or your end device supports it. In particular, you can use our offers without cookies by deactivating the storage of cookies (e.g. under Extras/Internet options) in your respective browser, limiting them to certain websites or setting your browser so that it notifies you as soon as a cookie is sent. The settings must be set separately for each browser you use. For this purpose, the various browsers offer different functions and options. You can also delete cookies from your PC's hard drive at any time (e.g. Firefox: Tools > Settings > Privacy > Show cookies > Remove cookie / Remove all cookies; Internet Explorer: Tools > Internet Options > Delete general browser history / Cookies). Please note, however, that in these cases you must expect a limited display of our website and limited user guidance.
The collection and use of personal data using these technologies only takes place with your knowledge and your previous information by informing you in this statement about the use of the technologies and giving you the opportunity to deactivate these technologies if you wish as described above.
3. USE OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES BY AUTHORIZED EXTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
We work with external companies, so-called service providers, which are entitled, with our permission, to place third party cookies, web beacons or similar technologies for storing data on our website or in our services, applications and tools. These service providers help us to provide you with a better, faster and safer user experience.
These service providers use these technologies to help us deliver our own content and advertisements and to create anonymous website metrics and analysis. For more information on the use of Google Analytics, please refer to the section on range measurement and Google Analytics below. We do not allow any of these service providers to collect any personal information on our website or in our services, applications and tools for their own purposes. The use or collection of personal information by these service providers is subject to privacy and non-disclosure agreements with us and other legal restrictions. The Data Protection Declarations of the respective third party providers apply to third party providers cookies.
4. GOOGLE ANALYTICS AND HOTJAR
We also use Google Analytics reports to evaluate anonymous data to
demographic characteristics (e.g. age and gender) and interests of our website visitors; and
regarding the success of our advertising on other websites (e.g. number of impressions, clicks on ads)
that we receive via third-party cookies or similar technologies and process in Google Analytics. The third parties have obtained this information through interest-based advertising. We also use this anonymous information for targeting and retargeting purposes in order to provide content tailored to your interests, including advertisements, on our and other websites or to have it provided by third-party providers (in connection with the use of third-party cookies).
Deactivate Google Analytics
Further information can be viewed on the website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout bzw. unter http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that the code „gat._anonymizeIp();“ has been added to our website Google Analytics to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). You can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website: Disable Google Analytics.
We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not wish this to take place, you can disable it from the Ads Preferences Manager.
If you only want to disable or change Google Analytics to display content that matches your interests, including ads, you can change your settings for the Google Display Network in Display settings
You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out
5. Use of Leadfeeder technology