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Privacy policy

Last updated: 01/06/2021

General

The original version of these Terms of Use is from the German language. Translations may distort the meaning and may differ from the actual statements of the original version. The terms of the original version (German) apply.

By the legal requirements of data protection law (in particular by the BDSG n.F. and the European Data Protection Regulation "DSGVO"), we inform you below about the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data by our services. This privacy policy applies to our websites, services (the Discord bots "Task Manager#4550" and "Discord Wellbeing#3026"), and social media profiles. Regarding the definition of terms such as "personal data" or "processing", we refer to Art. 4 DSGVO.

Name and contact details of the person(s) responsible.

Our responsible person(s) (hereinafter "responsible person") within the meaning of Art. 4 fig. 7 DSGVO is:

Jan Brinkmann 
Im Flath 12 
38542 Leiferde, Germany 
E-Mail: jan.brinkmann@bnder.de 

Bennet Eberhardt 
Im Flath 13 
38542 Leiferde, Germany 
E-Mail: bennet.eberhardt@bnder.de 

Types of data, purposes of the processing, and categories of data subjects.

In the following, we inform you about the type, scope, and purpose of the collection, processing, and use of personal data.

Types of data we process

  1. usage data (access times, websites visited, etc.),
  2. your Discord ID (an identification number that lets us identify your Discord account. It is unique across the Discord platform).
  3. data provided by you through our services (individual tasks, server settings & other data you submit to us through our Discord bots).

Purposes of the processing according to Art. 13 paras. 1 c) DSGVO

  1. to optimize our website technically and economically, to enable easy access to the website, to optimize and statistically evaluate our services, to support commercial use of the website, to improve user experience, to create statistics.

  2. your Discord ID is required to bind your data to your account. However, we do not collect any personal data in the process. All data is stored together with its ID

  3. enable you to make optimal use of our services, customize the services according to your wishes

  4. categories of data subjects according to Art. 13 paras. 1 e) DSGVO Visitors/users of the website Discord users who share a Discord server with one of our services.

Data subjects are collectively referred to as "users".

If we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO is the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which are carried out at your request, Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. b) DSGVO is the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. legal retention obligations), Art. 6 paras. 1 p. 1 lit. c) DSGVO is the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person, Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. d) DSGVO is the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party and your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms are not overridden in this respect, Art. 6 (1) S. 1 lit. f) DSGVO is the legal basis.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties and order processors

As a matter of principle, we do not pass on any data to third parties without your consent. If this should nevertheless be the case, then the disclosure is made based on the legal grounds mentioned above, e.g. in the case of the disclosure of data to online payment providers for the performance of contracts or due to a court order or because of a legal obligation to hand over the data for a criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.

We also use processors (external service providers, e.g. for web hosting of our websites and databases) to process your data. If data is passed on to the processors as part of a contract processing agreement, this is always done by Art. 28 DSGVO. In doing so, we carefully select our processors, regularly monitor them, and have been granted a right to issue instructions regarding the data. Also, the processors must have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures and comply with the data protection regulations according to BDSG n.F. and DSGVO.

Data transfer to third countries

The adoption of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) has created a uniform basis for data protection in Europe. Your data is therefore predominantly processed by companies to which DSGVO applies. If, however, the processing is carried out by services of third parties outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, these must meet the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR. This means that the processing takes place based on special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination by the EU Commission of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU or the observance of officially recognized special contractual obligations, the so-called " standard contractual clauses". In the case of U.S. companies, submission to the so-called "Privacy Shield", the data protection agreement between the EU and the U.S., fulfills these requirements.

Deletion of data and storage period

Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, your data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies, unless its further storage is necessary for evidence purposes or is contrary to statutory storage obligations. This includes, for example, retention obligations under commercial law for business letters by Section 257 (1) of the German Commercial Code (HGB) (6 years) and retention obligations under tax law for receipts by Section 147 (1) of the German Fiscal Code (AO) (10 years). If the prescribed retention period expires, your data will be blocked or deleted, unless the storage is still necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

Existence of automated decision making

We do not use automated decision making or profiling.

Provision of our website and creation of log files.

If you only use our website for informational purposes (i.e. no registration and no other transmission of information), we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data: - IP address;

  • Internet service provider of the user;
  • Date and time of access;
  • Browser type;
  • Language and browser version;
  • Content of the retrieval;
  • Time zone;
  • Access status/HTTP status code;
  • Amount of data;
  • Websites from which the request came;
  • Operating system.

A storage of these data together with other personal data of you does not take place.

This data serves the purpose of user-friendly, functional, and secure delivery of our website to you with functions and content as well as their optimization and statistical evaluation.

The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing, which also lies in the above purposes, according to Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f) DSGVO.

For security reasons, we store this data in server log files for a storage period of days. After this period has expired, they are automatically deleted, unless we need to keep them for evidence purposes in the event of attacks on the server infrastructure or other legal violations.

Cookies

We use so-called cookies when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser places and stores on your computer. When you call up our website again, these cookies emit information to recognize you automatically. The information obtained in this way serves the purpose of technically and economically optimizing our web offers and providing you with easier and more secure access to our website. When you access our website, we will inform you using a reference to our data protection declaration about the use of cookies for the purposes mentioned above and how you can object to this or prevent their storage ("opt-out"). Our website uses session cookies, persistent cookies, and third-party cookies:

  • Session cookies: we use so-called cookies to recognize multiple uses of an offer by the same user (e.g. if you have logged in to determine your login status). When you visit our site again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. The information thus obtained is used to optimize our offers and to provide you with easier access to our site. When you close the browser or log out, the session cookies are deleted.
  • Persistent cookies: these are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  • Cookies from third-party providers (third-party cookies): According to your wishes, you can configure your browser settings and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out at this point that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website. Read more about these cookies in the respective privacy statements of the third-party providers.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. lit. b) DSGVO if the cookies are set to initiate a contract, e.g. for orders, and otherwise, we have a legitimate interest in the effective functionality of the website, so that in this case Art. 6 paras. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO is the legal basis.

Objection and "Opt-Out": You can generally prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our offers. You can object to the use of cookies from third-party providers for advertising purposes via a so-called "opt-out" via this American website (https://optout.aboutads.info) or this European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/).

Contacting us via contact form / e-mail / fax / mail When contacting us via a contact form, fax, mail, or e-mail, your information will be processed to handle the contact request.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO if you have given your consent. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of a contact request or e-mail, letter, or fax is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. The responsible party has a legitimate interest in processing and storing the data to be able to respond to user inquiries, to preserve evidence for liability reasons, and, if necessary, to be able to comply with its statutory retention obligations for business letters. If the contact aims after a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.

We may store your information and contact request in our customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or a comparable system.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with you has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. We store inquiries from users who have an account or contract with us until two years after termination of the contract. In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry: end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation.

You have the option at any time to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of personal data at any time.

Google Adsense

We have integrated advertisements of the Google service "Adsense" (Google Ireland Limited, Reg. No.: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) on our website. The advertisements are identified by the (i) note "Google ads" in each ad. In doing so, we have enabled the personalized ads to show you more interesting ads that support the commercial use of our website, increase the value for us and improve the user experience for you. With the help of personalized advertising, we can reach users based on their interests and demographic characteristics (e.g., "sports enthusiasts") through Adsense.

For these purposes, when you visit our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed our website. For this purpose, Google places a web beacon or cookie on your computer. We do not know the full extent of the data processing and the storage period. The data is also transferred to the USA and analyzed there. If you are logged in with a Google account, Adsense can assign the data to your account. If you do not want this, you must log out before visiting our website.

However, other information may also be used by Google for this purpose:

  • The type of websites you visit and the mobile apps installed on your device;
  • Cookies in your browser and settings in your Google account;
  • Websites and apps you have visited;
  • Your activity on other devices;
  • Previous interactions with ads or advertising services from Google;
  • Your Google Account activity and information.

When an Adsense ad is clicked, the IP of the user is processed by Google (usage data), whereby the processing is pseudonymized (so-called "advertising ID") by shortening the IP by the last two digits.

In the case of personalized advertising, Google does not link identifiers from cookies or similar technologies with special categories of personal data according to Art. 9 DSGVO such as ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or health.

It cannot be ruled out that the above data will be passed on to third parties, authorities, or Google partners. This website also has Google AdSense third-party ads enabled. The above data may be transferred to these third-party providers (named at https://support.google.com/dfp_sb/answer/94149).

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

You can object to or prevent the installation of cookies by Google Adsense in various ways:

In the privacy policy for advertising of Google at https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads, you can find more information about the use of Google cookies in ads and their advertising technologies, storage period, anonymization, location data, how it works, and your rights.

Google Analytics

We have integrated the website analysis tool "Google Analytics" (Google Ireland Limited, Reg. No.: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) on our website.

When you visit our website, Google places a cookie on your computer to analyze your use of our website. The data obtained is transferred to the USA and stored there. If personal data should be transferred to the USA, Google's certification by the Privacy Shield Agreement (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework) provides a guarantee that European data protection law is complied with.

We have activated the IP anonymization "anonymizeIP", which means that the IP addresses are only processed in a shortened form. On this website, your IP address is therefore shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the responsible party. We have also activated the cross-device analysis of website visitors, which is carried out via a so-called user ID. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. The use of Google Analytics serves the purpose of analyzing, optimizing, and improving our website.

The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing, which also lies in the above purposes, according to Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit. f) DSGVO.

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID), or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached takes place automatically once a month.

You can find more information about data usage at Google Analytics here: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (Analytics Terms of Use) , https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de (Analytics Privacy Notice) and Google's privacy policy https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Objection and "Opt-Out": You can generally prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our offers. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the above browser plugin, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking here. The click will set an "opt-out" cookie that will prevent the collection of your data when visiting this website in the future. This cookie is only valid for our website and your current browser and will only last until you delete your cookies. In that case, you would have to set the cookie again.

You can deactivate the cross-device user analysis in your Google account under "My data > Personal data".

Presence in social media

We maintain profiles or fan pages in social media to communicate with the users connected and registered there and to provide information about our products, offers, and services. The US providers are certified under the so-called Privacy Shield and are thus obliged to comply with European data protection. When you use and call up our profile in the respective network, the respective data protection information and terms of use of the respective network apply.

We process the data you send us via these networks to communicate with you and to reply to your messages there.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest in communicating with users and our external presentation for advertising by Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Insofar as you have given the responsible party of the social network consent to the processing of your data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) and Art. 7 DSGVO.

The data protection notices, information options, and objection options (opt-out) of the respective networks can be found here:

Rights of the data subject

Objection or revocation against the processing of your data.

Insofar as the processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a), Art. 7 DSGVO, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation.

Insofar as we base the processing of your data on the balance of interests according to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which is presented by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the merits of the case and either discontinue or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds based on which we will continue the processing.

You may object to the processing of your data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can exercise the right to object free of charge. You can inform us of your advertising objection using the following contact details:

Jan Brinkmann 
Im Flath 12 
38542 Leiferde, Germany 
E-Mail: jan.brinkmann@bnder.de 

Bennet Eberhardt 
Im Flath 13 
38542 Leiferde, Germany 
E-Mail: bennet.eberhardt@bnder.de 

Right to information

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to information about your data stored by us by Art. 15 DSGVO. This includes, in particular, information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data if it has not been collected directly from you.

Right to rectification

You have a right to have incorrect data corrected or correct data completed by Art. 16 DSGVO.

Right to deletion

You have the right to have your data stored by us deleted following Art. 17 DSGVO, unless legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage prevent this.

Right to restriction

You have the right to request a restriction in the processing of your data if one of the conditions in Art. 18 (1) a) to d) DSGVO is met:

  • If you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
  • the processing is unlawful and you object to the erasure of the personal data and request instead of the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the processing, but you need them for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims; or
  • if you have objected to the processing according to Art. 21(1) DSGVO and it is not yet clear whether the controller's legitimate grounds override your grounds.

Right to data portability

You have a right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO, which means that you can obtain the personal data we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller.

Right to complain

You have the right to complain about a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority for this purpose, in particular in the Member State of your residence, workplace, or the place of the alleged infringement.

Data security

To protect all personal data transmitted to us and to ensure that data protection regulations are complied with by us, as well as by our external service providers, we have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures. Therefore, among other things, all data between your browser and our server are transmitted encrypted via a secure SSL connection. Data that is shared personalized by you with our services (for example, tasks through the "Task Manager" bot) is highly encrypted and protected to the best of our knowledge. We cannot and do not guarantee data security.