Privacy and security at wiredminds GmbH

 

We at wiredminds place a high premium on the topics of privacy and security. We started testing our software for compliance with relevant privacy regulations back in 2007.

When you use solutions from wiredminds, you are always on the right side of the law. Our products satisfy all rules and requirements specified in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) as well as the non-binding recommendations of the Düsseldorfer Kreis. One important implication of this compliance is that we never store any personal data. And because we participate in regular audits, you don’t even need to simply take our word for it:

See how we performed on our latest independent check-up in 2016 by TÜV Süd Informatik und Consulting Services by downloading and reading the full audit report.Wiredminds GmbH operates its state-of-the-art servers in Germany, a country that is known for its rigorous standards in all things related to privacy and data security. As an application service provider (ASP), we also guarantee that your data will always be processed in line with national and European privacy rules and directives. Our employees never review the data you generate, nor do they forward it to third parties. We keep your data private and safe. And when we say “your data” we mean just that: your data always belongs to you.

For all services rendered, wiredminds also accords the highest priority to European and German rules and regulations that deal with the secure processing of personal data. This includes transparency regarding our processing methods. Please take the time to read the information we provide on privacy and data security . All employees of wiredminds GmbH receive regular instruction in the confidential processing of personal data.

 

Wiredminds exclusion link

 

We use products of wiredminds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and wiredminds employ cookies and/or Web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this website. We transfer the data we collect about you, which may also include personal data, to wiredminds or wiredminds gathers this data directly. wiredminds is entitled to use information that you leave behind by visiting our Web sites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data collected shall not be used to personally identify visitors to this website without the express permission of the party affected and shall not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. Any IP addresses recorded are anonymized immediately by deleting the last number block. Permission to collect and store data in the future may be revoked at any time.

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Google Analytics Webtracking Exclusion link

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under  (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB).

 

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

 

Google DoubleClick & AdWords

 

We use Google Analytics to analyse data from AdWords and the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not wish to send this data, you can opt out using the Google Ads Settings Manager  (https://www.google.co.uk/settings/ads).

 

Legal framework

 

Privacy laws such as the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) regulate the processing (collection, storage, handling) of personal data. There are numerous resources on this topic; for a good introduction that includes helpful explanations and key terms, we recommend consulting Wikipedia.

 

Key facts

 

Data protection in Germany:

 

Privacy laws in Germany vary substantially depending on your location. Wiredminds GmbH has its headquarters in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. In addition to the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), we are required to comply with the Data Protection Act of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. This law is divided into seven main sections. Its provisions – with the exception of the sixth section – apply to the processing of personal data by public officials and other public entities of the state and its municipalities, as well as municipal associations  and other legal persons under public law.

Section Six of the Data Protection Act of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg requires the Department of the Interior to supply the Landtag (state parliament) with a biannual report from the state authorities responsible for monitoring the processing of personal data in the private sector. The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is therefore the main piece of legislation on the processing of personal data in the private, non-public sector. This enables uniform, nationwide rules on the use of personal data.