Translation of the German version

Privacy Policy

The messageconcept GmbH Gesellschaft für IT-Marketing and the messageconcept software GmbH ("messageconcept") respect your privacy and take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We look forward to your visit to our website www.messageconcept.com and your interest in our companies and offers. For external links to third-party content we accept no liability despite careful content control, since we have not initiated the transmission of this information, have not selected or changed the addressee of the transmitted information and the transmitted information itself.

The protection of your personal data during the collection, processing and use during your visit to our website is very important to us and takes place within the framework of the legal regulations, which you can refer to e.g. at www.bfd.bund.de.

The companies of messageconcept jointly operate IT systems and act as an group of companies in external relations. The companies are jointly responsible for the processing within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR (Joint Controller).

In the following, we will explain what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used:

1. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the nature and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website

Every time a customer (or other visitor) accesses our website, the Internet browser used on your device (computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file (log file).

The following data will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting computer, as well as device ID or individual device identifier and device type,
  • Name of the retrieved file and amount of data transferred, as well as date and time of retrieval,
  • Message about successful call,
  • requesting domain,
  • Description of the type of internet browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your terminal and the name of your access provider,
  • Your browsing history and standard weblog information,
  • Location information, including location data from your mobile device. Please note that on most mobile devices, you can control or disable the use of location services in the mobile device's settings menu.

Our legitimate interest in accordance. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR for the collection of data is based on the following purposes: ensuring a smooth connection setup and a comfortable use of the website, evaluation of system security and stability as well as for further administrative purposes.

In no case we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.

b) Using our online forms

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via the online forms provided on the website. At least the following information is required: name, company, e-mail, telephone, if necessary personal message, so that we know from whom the request originates and in order to be able to answer them. Further information can be provided voluntarily. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR based on your voluntarily granted consent.

To avoid errors, we check the email domain via DNS and common SPAM lists, such as Mogelmail and Apache SpamAssassin.

The personal information we collect when using the online forms is stored and processed in our CRM system by salesforce.com, Inc., The Landmark, One Market Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA ("salesforce"). With salesforce, we have completed a data processing agreement that references the salesforce privacy statements, a Privacy Shield certification, and the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission. This allows us to transfer EU personal data to locations outside the EU.

c) Upon conclusion of a contractual relationship

When concluding a contractual relationship on our website (for example, ordering a trial version), we ask you to provide personal data (name, company and e-mail address). The mentioned data will be processed to process the contractual relationship. The processing of data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU-GDPR. The retention period is limited to the purpose of the contract and, if available, statutory and contractual retention requirements.

d) When arranging a trading partner

Our order process is conducted by cleverbridge AG, our authorized online retailer. Payment processing and order fulfillment are done by cleverbridge AG, Gereonstr. 43-65, 50670 Cologne, Germany ("cleverbridge"). If you would like to use our website to make a detailed price calculation, to request an offer or to purchase a product, we will forward you to cleverbridge (“shop.messageconcept.net”) and fill out the cleverbridge online form with your name, your company and your e-mail address. Cleverbridge stores and processes the data only when the cleverbridge online form is submitted. The cleverbridge privacy policy applies here.

Our data protection regulations are in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and the data are processed only in the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Union and the USA.

2. Affected rights

On request, we will be pleased to inform you whether and which personal data about you are stored (Art. 15 GDPR), in particular the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been disclosed, the planned retention period, the right of rectification, cancellation, limitation of processing or opposition, the existence of a right of appeal, the source of their data, if not collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to correct any incorrectly collected personal data or to complete incomplete data collected (Art. 16 GDPR).

Furthermore, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data, provided that the legal conditions for doing so are met (Art. 18 GDPR).

You have the right to receive the personal data relating to you in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible (Art. 20 GDPR).

In addition, you are entitled to the so-called "right to be forgotten". You can request the deletion of your personal data from us, provided that the legal prerequisites exist (Art. 17 GDPR).

Regardless of this, your personal data will be automatically deleted by us if the purpose of the data collection has been omitted or the data processing has been unlawful.

According to Art. 7 (3) GDPR, you have the right to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.

You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time, provided that a right of objection is provided for by law. In the case of an effective revocation, your personal data will also be automatically deleted by us (Article 21 GDPR).

If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, please send an e-mail to privacy [at] messageconcept [dot] com.

In case of violations of the data protection regulations you have acc. Art. 77 GDPR the possibility to file a complaint with a supervisory authority.

3. Duration of data storage

The data collected will be stored by us as long as necessary for the execution of the request you have made or the execution of the contracts we have entered into, or you have not exercised your right to cancellation or your right to transfer data to another company.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small text files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device when you visit our website. In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity. The use of cookies initially serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you:

So we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual sub-pages of our website. These session cookies are automatically deleted after leaving our website.

To improve usability, we use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to take advantage of our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made in order not to have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record and evaluate the use of our website and to optimize our offer for you. These cookies allow us to automatically recognize when you visit our website again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined time. The data processed by cookies are for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as third parties according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR required. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. If you do not want us to recognize information about your computer, please set your Internet browser to delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or warn you before a cookie is stored. You can find out how to delete or block cookies in the Help and Support section of your Internet browser. There you will find instructions for searching the file or directory where cookies are stored. Please note in any case that the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you can not use all functions of our website.

When providing our website, Java applets and Java Script are used. If you do not want to use these utilities or active content for security reasons, you should disable the corresponding setting of your browser.

5. Online Marketing / Analysis Tools

The tracking measures we use are based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, § 15 para. 3 TMG. With the tracking measures to be used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and the continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and for the purpose of evaluating and optimizing our Internet presence. These interests are to be regarded as justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of customizing and continually optimizing our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies are set (see also point 5). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as browser type / version, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and the time of the server request are sent to one Transfer server from Google in the US and store it there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and tailor-made website design. In these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Section 15 (3) TMG in conjunction with Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data in the order. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with any other data provided by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized, so that an assignment is not possible (so-called IP masking).

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user accounts (eg user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

For more information, see the Google Analytics Terms of Service and Privacy Information.

You can prevent the installation and storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full.

You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Google Adwords / Conversion Tracking

We also use the online advertising program "Google AdWords" as part of Google AdWords conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is a Google-provided analytics service. If you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be placed on your device. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, contain no personal data and are thus not used for personal identification. If you visit certain web pages on our website and the cookie has not expired, Google and we may recognize that you have clicked on the ad and have been redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no way that cookies can be tracked through websites of advertisers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. It tells customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. In these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Adwords / Conversion Tracking is § 15 para. 3 TMG in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by preventing the installation of cookies from the domain "googleadservices.com" by setting your browser software accordingly (deactivation option). You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. For more information, see the Google Privacy Policy.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube (belonging to Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). When you open our website, it connects directly to the servers of YouTube through your browser. This will transmit to YouTube the information that you have accessed our website. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, your visit to our website, as well as all of your interactions with the plugin (eg, clicking the YouTube button), can be associated with your YouTube profile and saved to YouTube - even if you have not YouTube profile, it can not be ruled out that YouTube will save your IP address. Please also note the YouTube privacy policy.

To prevent YouTube from collecting the data when you visit our website, log out before visiting YouTube. To prevent YouTube from gaining general access to your information about websites, you can exclude YouTube plug-ins with an add-on for your browser (example).

Data Security

We take all necessary technical and organizational security measures to store your personal data so that it is not accessible to third parties or the public. If you would like to contact us by email, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information can not be completely guaranteed with this communication method. We therefore recommend that you send us confidential information only over a secure channel. We will provide you with a secured upload link on request.

Up-to-dateness and change of this data protection explanation

This privacy policy is currently valid. Due to the further development of our website and offers or due to changed legal or regulatory requirements, it may be necessary to change this privacy policy. The current privacy policy can be viewed and printed by you at any time on the website at www.messageconcept.com/en/privacy/.

Name and contact details of the controller

This Privacy Policy applies to data processing by:

messageconcept GmbH Company for IT-Marketing
Great Witschgasse 17
50676 Cologne
Germany

and

messageconcept software GmbH
Great Witschgasse 17
50676 Cologne
Germany

You can reach the person responsible for data protection by calling +49 221 677855 0 or by email privacy [at] messageconcept [dot] com.

The original text of this policy is in German language. In case of discrepancies between the German and the English version of this policy, the German text shall prevail.

Privacy Policy of cleverbridge AG and cleverbridge, Inc.

Our online shop is operated by our global distribution partner Cleverbridge. That's why the Cleverbridge Privacy Policy, linked here, apply to processing of data in our online shop.

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