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

 

Our website uses a counting pixel technology provided by WiredMinds GmbH (www.wiredminds.de) to analyze visitor behavior. If necessary, data is collected, processed and stored, from which user profiles are created under a pseudonym. Wherever possible and reasonable, these usage profiles are completely anonymized. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor's Internet browser and serve to recognize the Internet browser. The collected data, which may also contain personal data, will be transmitted to WiredMinds or collected directly by WiredMinds. WiredMinds may use information that is left by visiting the websites to create anonymized usage profiles. The data obtained without explicit consent of the affected person will not be used to personally identify the visitor of this website and will not be merged with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym. Whenever IP addresses are recorded, their immediate anonymization takes place by deleting the last number block.

 

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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.