A. General information on data protection

  1. Scope and definitions

The privacy policy includes the information in the sense of Art. 13 DSGVO about the data processing in the context of calling our website “bind-x.com”. Insofar as we link to third-party sites, we have neither influence nor control over the linked content and the data protection provisions there. We recommend that you check the data protection statements on the linked websites to determine whether and to what extent personal data is collected, processed, used or made available to third parties there.

  1. Responsibility and data protection officer

The data controller for the processing of personal data via the Website is Bind-X GmbH (“Bind-X”), Am Klopferspitz 19, 82152 Planegg, Germany (hereinafter: “Bind-X”). You can reach us at 0049(0)89-2620-344-0 or by e-mail at info@bind-x.com. You can reach our data protection officer by e-mail at privacy@bind-x.com .

  1. Place of data processing

All personal data that we collect and process via the website is stored on local servers of the company IONOS SE in Germany. The purpose of this data processing is only the hosting of our web servers and databases as well as their data protection (backup) based on corresponding (order processing) contracts.

  1. IT Services

We work with various IT service providers who maintain our IT infrastructure and continuously develop it further in terms of (security) technology. If and to the extent that these service providers have access to personal data in the course of these activities, this will always be done under the supervision of Bind-X, and it is ensured that no personal data is stored unlawfully (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).

B. General data processing when calling up our website

  1. Log Files

Bind-X collects so-called access data for technical reasons when you access the website and stores this data in a log file (so-called log file). In addition to the IP address, the name of the website you accessed, the file accessed, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred and notification of successful access, the browser type and version, the operating system, the so-called referrer URL (the previously visited page) and the requesting provider are stored in the log file. The collection of data is solely necessary for the technical operation of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).

  1. Cookies

In addition to log files, so-called cookies are used when visiting our websites. Details on the cookies used when using our website, their storage period and information on how to delete the data collected here can be found in the privacy settings.

We distinguish the following types of cookies:

Essential cookies: These cookies are necessary to provide the basic functions of the website. and cannot be disabled/deleted in your systems (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).

Analysis & Performance Cookies: These cookies enable us, among other things, to evaluate the calls and visits to the website and to improve our offers on the website. With these cookies, we are able to provide enhanced functionalities and personalization options. They can be set by us or by third-party providers (marked with the term “External Media”) whose services we use on our pages (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO). However, in order to use these tools, we need your prior consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO).  However, profiling or automated decision-making does not take place. You can find more information in the privacy settings.

  1. Tracking tools

We use tracking tools, among other things, to be able to optimize our offers and presentations by way of usage analysis or to gain insights into our target groups. In order to use these tools, however, we require your prior consent (Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO).  However, profiling, or automated decision-making does not take place. You can find an overview of the tools and their providers in the privacy settings.

  1. Plugins – External Media

Plugins are used on our websites, with which interaction with other services or websites is usually established. However, we also require your consent for this beforehand (Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO). Only then will your browser establish a connection to the servers of the respective network. You can find an overview of the plugins as well as their providers in the privacy settings.

Please note that Bind-X is only responsible for the collection of the IP address via the use of the plugin. With regard to the subsequent processing by the providers, they are responsible under data protection law, including the duration of data storage. In addition to the IP address collected by us, the plugin provider may use its own personal data (held by the provider) about you for purposes of advertising (including for third parties), market research and/or demand-oriented design of its own website and to inform other users of the respective network about your activities on our website. The providers act here as likewise responsible in the sense of data protection, since we have no knowledge of the extent to which the provider uses the data thus obtained from the time you clicked on the respective button. Further information on the purpose and scope of data processing by the plug-in providers as well as information on exercising your rights in this regard (e.g., information and objection) can be found in the data protection declarations linked below.

  1. Management and configuration of cookies and plugins

Our website uses Borlabs Cookie Consent technology to obtain and document your consent, if required, to store certain cookies in your browser or to use certain technologies (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. C DSGVO). The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter: “Borlabs”).

C. Data processing of special functions on our website

  1. Contact form

We offer a contact form on our website to answer questions of interested parties and users and to provide information about our services. We process the inquiries and information sent to us in this context only to process your inquiry and to contact you (Art. 6 para. 1 f) DS-GVO). We store your data at the longest for the duration of a resulting business relationship with you (Art. 6 para. 1 b) DS-GVO). If such a business and contractual relationship does not arise because of the request, we will delete your data no later than twelve (12) months after the last contact with you. The right to object to the processing beforehand or to request deletion remains unaffected, of course.

  1. Map services

We use on our website the offer of “Google Maps”, an online map service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4 (“Google”). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. The Google Maps map functions, or the Google Maps API (interface) are integrated on our website by means of a so-called “two-click solution”. This means that the map function is initially deactivated, and you must first activate the interface with one click (Art. 6 para. 1 a) DS-GVO). Only with a subsequent second click is the selected map displayed and possibly personal data transmitted to Google. By using the map functions, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, the amount of data transferred in each case, the website from which the request comes, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software are transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly assigned to your account. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of tailored advertising. In this respect, Google acts as (jointly with us) the controller (Art. 26 DS-GVO). Details on this can be found at https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/terms/maps-controller-terms. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing can be found in Google’s privacy policy, available at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy.

  1. Fonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO). However, we have integrated the web fonts locally, i.e., on our web server. As a result, there is no data transmission to Google’s servers.

  1. Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

We use Twitter CDN to properly deliver content to our website. Twitter CDN is a service of Twitter Inc., which acts as a content delivery network (CDN) on our website. A CDN helps to provide content of our online offer, especially files such as graphics or scripts, faster with the help of regionally or internationally distributed servers. When you access this content, you establish a connection to servers of Twitter Inc., San Francisco, US, whereby your IP address and possibly browser data such as your user agent are transmitted. For this, however, we need your consent in advance (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO).

  1. Vimeo

We have integrated Vimeo Video on our website. Vimeo Video is a component of the video platform of Vimeo, LLC, where users can upload content, share it over the Internet and receive detailed statistics. Vimeo Video allows us to integrate content from the platform into our website. Vimeo Video uses cookies and other browser technologies to evaluate user behavior, recognize users and create user profiles. This information is used, among other things, to analyze the activity of the content listened to and to generate reports. When you access this content, you establish a connection to servers of Vimeo, LLC, 555 W 18th St, New York, New York 10011, whereby your IP address and, if applicable, browser data such as your user agent are transmitted. However, for this we need your consent in advance (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO).

D. Social media and fan pages

We operate websites on online platforms and social networks in order to interact with potential or existing customers, to exchange information with interested parties and users, or to advertise offers and services. We operate our websites under joint responsibility (under data protection law) with the providers. We process data that you directly share or publish via the online platforms and networks (e.g., via comment and chat functions) as the responsible party in order to interact with you in this regard or to exchange information with you. As part of this interaction, we may also receive statistical data from the platform operators on the use of our “channels and fan pages”. This includes, for example, information about interactions, likes, comments or aggregate information and statistics (e.g., IP address; origin of followers) that help us learn about interactions with our site. The legal basis for data processing in our area of responsibility is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DS-GVO.

However, the providers also process data under their own responsibility. We have no influence on data that is processed by the provider under its own responsibility in accordance with its own terms of use and data protection conditions. We would like to point out that when you access the aforementioned providers, additional data (e.g., your usage and “surfing behavior”) may be collected and possibly transmitted to the provider. Please also note that in the event of interaction via the media, data may also be processed outside the area of the European Union. Furthermore, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created from the usage behavior and resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. More information on this can be found in the data protection information of the respective providers. If we have personal data from you in connection with the use of the online platforms and networks, please address your concerns to us. If you wish to assert rights against a specific provider in addition, please contact the respective provider.

E. Your rights

You have the right to request confirmation from us at any time as to whether we are processing personal data about you and the right to information about this personal data. In addition, you have the right to rectification, erasure and restriction of data processing, as well as the right to object to the processing of personal data at any time, or to withdraw consent to data processing at any time, or to request data transfer. In addition, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in the event of data protection violations. Please address all requests for information, revocations or objections to data processing by e-mail to privacy@bind-x.com.

F. Notes on the special right of objection

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out, inter alia, on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) DSGVO, in accordance with Article 21 DSGVO. We will stop processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. If you wish to exercise your right to object, simply send an e-mail to privacy@bind-x.com.

Status: April 2022