Data Privacy

Last updated: 23 October 2017

1. Data Privacy

Protecting your data is important to us at WhatsBroadcast GmbH. We treat your personal information as confidential in compliance with this data privacy policy as well as legal data privacy regulations.

2. Personal data

We collect personal data on our website only to the extent required to provide the services requested by you of when you provide this information voluntarily.

You can use our website without providing personal data. However, this may differ when using individual services and pages. To the extent possible, we only collect data on our website (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number or similar) that has been provided voluntarily. Collected data is processed in compliance with German data privacy regulations and will not be passed on to third parties without your explicit prior consent.

Personal data refers to information that can be used to identify and contact an individual. This policy contains information on the type, scope and purpose of personal data collection, use and processing by WhatsBroadcast GmbH, Schwanthalerstr. 32, 80336 München.

Please note that online data transmission (e.g. communication via email) may be subject to security gaps. It is therefore impossible to guarantee complete data protection from third-party access.

3. Cookies

This website partially uses cookies to better understand user behavior and make our services more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies will not cause damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores and saves on your computer.

Most of the cookies used by us are “session-cookies,” which are deleted automatically once your session has ended.

Some cookies send information that automatically recognizes your browser on your next visit. These cookies will remain on your device until you delete them.

Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. You can change your browser settings to notify you about the installation of cookies, allow the installation of cookies in individual cases, generally exclude their installation or delete cookies automatically when you close your browser. You can use our website regardless of your browser settings. However, please note that website functionality may be impaired.

4. Log files

Just like most Internet service providers, we automatically collect certain data automatically and save it in log files. This data is not combined with other data sources. We use this information to analyze trends, for website administration and to gather information on the use of our website so that we can optimize our products and offers.

5. Accessing, deleting and blocking information

You have the right at all times to obtain information at no charge regarding your personal data on file, its origin, the recipient and the purpose of data processing activities as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. Please contact us at the address provided under Legal Information.

6. Contact form

You can contact us via email or use our contact form. The personal data that you provide on the contact form, including any contact information, will be saved on our servers to process your request and to help us address any subsequent questions. We will not pass your personal data on to third parties without your prior consent.

7. Newsletter

You can sign up for our newsletter on our website. To sign up you will need to provide a valid email address as well as information that allows us to make sure that you are the holder of that email address. You will also need to consent to receiving the newsletter. When you sign up for our newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date as well as the time of your registration. This data is exclusively used for our protection in case your email address has been misused to sign up for our newsletter without your permission. We shall not collect any additional data for this purpose and will not pass this information on to third parties.

Any data collected shall be used exclusively to send you our newsletter. You may withdraw your permission to store data as well as your email address and its use for sending you our newsletter at any time. To do this, please use the “cancel subscription” link contained in our newsletter. You can also let us know that you wish to cancel your subscription to our newsletter by sending an email to support@whatsbroadcast.com.

8. Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google.”

Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your visit to the site. Information generated by cookies such as time, place and frequency of your visit to our website is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Please refer to the Google data privacy policy for further information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

We only use Google Analytics under IP address anonymization. That means that Google abbreviates your IP address beforehand in European Union member states or other states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The full IP address is only transmitted to Google’s servers in the US and abbreviated there in exceptional circumstances. Google does not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google.

Google uses this data on our behalf to analyze how you use the website, to compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services associated with the use of this website and the Internet. The processed data may be used to create pseudonymized user profiles.

Google Analytics will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google.

You can configure your browser settings to block cookies. However, you may not be able to use all of the features of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies pertaining to your use of this website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. However, the add-on will not keep information from being transferred to us or to any other web analytics tools we use. Click on the following link to download and install the add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can also use an opt-out cookie to prevent future data collection on our website. Click the following link to install the opt-out cookie: deactivate Google Analytics.

9. Facebook Plugins
9.1 Facebook “Share” button

Our site uses an integrated Facebook “Share” button operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”). You will recognize this button by the Facebook logo.

Installation of the Facebook “Share” button is fully compliant with data privacy regulations. When you click on the Facebook “Share” button (and only then), a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server is established. This notifies Facebook that you have visited one of our website pages with your IP address. Even if you do not have a Facebook account, Facebook may still be able to obtain and save your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Share” button while logged in to your Facebook account, you can link content from our site to your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate your visit with your user account. If you have a Facebook account and do not wish information about your visit to our website to be transferred to Facebook, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

Please note that, as the provider of this website, we do not receive any information regarding the contents of the transmitted data or the use of such data by Facebook. Please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy for more information on the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of data by Facebook as well as user rights and setting options for protecting user privacy: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

9.2 Facebook conversion pixel

With your consent, we use the conversion pixel provided by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website.

The conversion pixel enables tracking of user activity after users are forwarded to a provider’s website when they click on a Facebook ad. This lets us to track the performance of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes in order to help us optimize our marketing measures. The collected data is anonymous and we cannot view any personal data of individual users or draw conclusions therefrom.

Facebook stores and processes this data. This enables Facebook to associate the data with your Facebook account. You may allow Facebook and its partners to activate ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be saved on your computer for the above purposes. Please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy for further information regarding collection and use of data by Facebook as well as your user rights and options for protecting your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

You may only consent to the use of Facebook’s conversion pixel if you older than 13. You can revoke your consent here. You must be logged in to your Facebook account to revoke your consent.

10. Twitter

Our page offers integrated Twitter features and services provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Buttons activating Twitter features are marked with the word “Twitter” or a stylized representation of a blue bird.

Click the Twitter button to either share our posts or website or to follow us on Twitter. By using these features, the sites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account or shared with other users and data will be transferred to and saved on a Twitter server.

Please note that, as the provider of this website, we do not receive any information the content or use of any data transferred to Twitter Please refer to Twitter’s data privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

If you do not want Twitter to collect data during your visit to our site and link it with your Twitter account, log out of your Twitter account before visiting our site.

Go to account settings on Twitter to change your privacy settings.

11. Google+

This site uses integrated Google+ features provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Click on the Google+ button to publish information globally. The Google+ button also provides you and other users with personalized Google content. If you click on a page on our website that features a Google+ button, a connection between your browser and Google’s servers will be established automatically. Google transfers the contents of the Google+ button directly to your browser. This saves information that you have rated certain content as “+1” together with information about the page you visited when you clicked the +1 button.

Google tracks your +1 activity to improve its services. According to Google, only data of individuals who are logged in to their Google+ account is collected and processed, e.g. IP address. Please refer to Google’s data privacy policy and FAQs on the “+1” button for more information regarding purpose and scope of data collection and further processing as well as use of data by Google and user rights and setting options for protecting user privacy: https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1319578?hl=de

https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

If you do not want Google to collect data during your visit to our site and associate such data with your Google+ profile account, please log out of Google+ before you visiting our site.

12. Pinterest

Our website contains social plugins provided by the social network Pinterest. These features are operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

When you access a website containing one of these plug-ins, your browser establishes a direct link to Pinterest’s servers. The plug-in then transfers log data to Pinterest servers in the US. This log data may include your IP address, the addresses of any websites containing Pinterest functions that you visit, your browser type and settings, the date and time of access and the use of Pinterest and cookies.

Please see Pinterest’s data privacy policy for further information regarding collection and use of data by Pintrest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

13. LinkedIn

Our site uses features provided by LinkedIn. These features are operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.

When you access a website that uses LinkedIn features, your browser establishes a direct link to LinkedIn’s servers. If you are logged into your LinkedIn account while visiting our site, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account. Please note that, as the provider of this website, we do not receive any information regarding the contents of the transmitted data or the use of such data by LinkedIn.

See LinkedIn’s data privacy policy for further information.

14. Data privacy policy updates

This data privacy policy is updated to reflect any procedural or technical modifications. Please refer to the current version of our data privacy policy at all times.

15. Contact

The WhatsBroadcast GmbH Data Privacy Officer will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data:

Data Privacy Officer

Schwanthalerstrasse 32
80336 München

Email: datenschutz@whatsbroadcast.com