Information on the collection of personal data

    (1) In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data that are personally identifiable to you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

    (2) The person responsible pursuant to Art. 4 VII GDPR is

    Phase Software GmbH
    Schicklerstr. 5-7
    10179 Berlin, Deutschland

    represented by managing director Nick Budden

    Email: hello@phase.com

    (3) When you contact us via e-mail or a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, if applicable your name and your telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist.

    (4) If we make use of contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. We also specify the defined criteria for the storage period.

    Your rights

    (1) You have the following rights towards us with regard to personal data concerning you:

    • Right of information,
    • Right of correction or deletion,
    • Right of limitation of processing,
    • Right of opposition to the data processing,
    • Right to data Transferability.

    (2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

    Collection of personal data when visiting our website

    (1) When using the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with 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, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation):

    • 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
    • Website from which the request comes
    • Browser
    • Operating system and its interface
    • Language and version of the browser software.

    (2) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you use and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

    (3) Use of cookies:

    a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functioning of which are explained below:

    Transient cookies (see b)

    Persistent cookies (see c).

    b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

    c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

    d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse the acceptance of third party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

    e) We use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you will have to log in again for each visit.

    Newsletter

    (1) With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent.

    (2) We use the double opt-in procedure to subscribe to our newsletter. This means that after your registration we will send you an e-mail to the specified e-mail address in which we ask you to confirm that you would like the newsletter to be sent. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store your IP addresses and the time of registration and confirmation. The purpose of the procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.

    (3) The only required information for sending the newsletter are your e-mail address and your name. The indication of further, separately marked data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. After your confirmation, we will save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 I 1 a) GDPR.

    (4) You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and cancel the newsletter. You can declare your revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail, by e-mail to hello@phase.com or by sending a message to the contact details stated in the imprint.

    MailChimp

    This website uses the services of MailChimp to send newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

    MailChimp is a service which organizes and analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA. MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.

    We use MailChimp to analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in the email (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to your interests.

    If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter by sending an email to hello@phase.com.

    Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

    For details, see the MailChimp privacy policy at //mailchimp.com/legal/terms/

    Intercom

    This site uses the Intercom service. The provider is Intercom Inc. 55 2nd St, 4th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94105, USA. We transmit personal data such as email address and registration date for analysis purposes. Intercom analyses the use of our website and/or our product and follows the development of our customer relationship so that we can improve our service for you. We also use Intercom as a medium for communication, either by email or in the form of messages within our product/our products. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 (1) f) GDPR.

    Intercom also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, //www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. For more information on Intercom’s privacy practices, please visit //docs.intercom.io/privacy,

    docs.intercom.com/pricing-privacy-and-terms/intercom-inc-privacy-policy and docs.intercom.com/pricing-privacy-and-terms/intercom-inc-privacy-policy

    Use of social media plug-ins

    (1) We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognize the provider of the plug-in by the marking on the box above its initial letter or the logo. We offer you the possibility to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in via the button. Only if you click on the marked field and thereby activate it, the plug-in provider receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our online offer. In addition, the data specified in § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. In the case of Facebook and Xing, the IP address is anonymized immediately after collection, according to the respective provider in Germany. By activating the plug-in, personal data is transferred from you to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (for US providers in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects data mainly via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies before clicking on the grayed-out box using your browser’s security settings.

    (2) We have no influence on the data collected and data processing processes, nor are we aware of the full extent of data collection, the purposes of processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the data collected by the plug-in provider.

    (3) The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as user profiles and uses these for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (also for not logged in users) for the representation of demand-fair advertisement and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Through the plug-ins we offer you the possibility to interact with social networks and other users, so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

    (4) The data is passed on regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in with the plug-in provider, your data collected with us will be directly assigned to your existing account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link the page, the plug-in provider also stores this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, especially before activating the button, as this way you can avoid being assigned to your profile with the plug-in provider.

    (5) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the data protection declarations of these providers notified below. They will also provide you with further information about your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.

    (6) Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:

    Google Analytics

    (1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of 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 this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. 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, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use.

    (2) The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

    (3) 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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

    (4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form to exclude an affiliation to people. As far as the data collected about you is personal, it will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

    (5) We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. We can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, //www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 I 1 f) GDPR.

    (6) Third Party Information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. user conditions:

    //www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Übersicht zum Datenschutz: //www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, sowie die Datenschutzerklärung: //www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

    Google AdSense

    (1) This website uses the online advertising service Google AdSense, through which you can be presented with advertising tailored to your interests. We are interested in showing you advertisements that might be of interest to you in order to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, statistical information about you is collected and processed by our advertising partners. These advertisements can be recognized by the reference “Google ads” in the respective advertisement.

    (2) By visiting our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed our website. Google uses a web beacon to set a cookie on your computer. The data specified under § 3 of this declaration are transmitted. We have no influence on the data collected, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection and the storage period. Your data will be transferred to the USA and evaluated there. If you are logged in with your Google account, your data can be directly assigned to it. If you do not wish to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out. It is possible that this data will be passed on to Google’s contractual partners to third parties and authorities. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GMO. EITHER: This site does not serve ads from third parties through Google AdSense]. OR: This site has also enabled third-party Google AdSense ads. The above data may be transferred to these third parties (named at //support.google.com/dfp_sb/answer/94149).].

    (3) You can prevent the installation of Google AdSense cookies in various ways: a) by adjusting your browser software accordingly, in particular by suppressing third-party cookies, you will not receive ads from third-party providers; b) by deactivating the interest-based ads on Google via the link //www.google.de/ads/preferences, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; c) by deactivating the interest-based ads of the providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign via the link //www.aboutads.info/choices, this setting being deleted when you delete your cookies; d) by permanently deactivating Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome in your browsers under the link //www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. Please note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this offer in full.

    (4) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing as well as further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be obtained from: Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Privacy Policy for Advertising: //www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, //www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

    Facebook Pixel/ Custom Audiences

    Our website uses Facebook’s visitor action pixel for conversion measurement. Provider is Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).

    This serves to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements placed with us. The collected data is anonymous for us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook and linked to the respective user profile. Facebook will use the data for its own advertising purposes and will place advertisements on Facebook pages and outside of Facebook on this basis. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as the site operator.

    Please see Facebook’s privacy policy for more information on how we protect your privacy: //www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can also deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the settings for advertisements section of //www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. You must be logged in to Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable Facebook usage-based advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: //www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

    Facebook Connect

    Instead of registering directly on our website, you can register with Facebook Connect. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

    If you choose to register with Facebook Connect and click on the “Connect with Facebook” button, you will automatically be redirected to the Facebook platform. There you can log in with your user data. This will link your Facebook profile to our website or services and we will get access to your data stored on Facebook. These dara are above all: Facebook name, Facebook profile and cover picture, email address stored on Facebook, Facebook ID, Facebook Friends Lists, Facebook Likes (“Like Me” information), Birthday, Gender, Country and Language.

    This data is used to set up, provide and personalise your account. For more information, please see the Facebook Terms of Use and Privacy Policy: //de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ and //www.facebook.com/legal/terms/

    Integration of YouTube videos

    (1) We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on //www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in the “extended data protection mode”, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only when you play the videos will the data referred to in paragraph 2 be transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.

    (2) By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in § 3 of this declaration will be transmitted. This is independent of whether YouTube provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such evaluation takes place in particular (even for unlogged-in users) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.

    (3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the data protection declaration. There you will also find further information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy: //www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, //www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

    Vimeo

    Our website has integrated Vimeo videos into our online offer, which are stored on vimeo.com and can be played directly from our website. The provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

    If you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. The Vimeo server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

    If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

    You’ll find further information on the handling of user data by vimeo here: //vimeo.com/privacy.

    SoundCloud

    We use plugins of the social network SoundCloud. Provider is the SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47-48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, Great Britain.

    When you visit our pages and activate the plugin by clicking, a direct connection is established between your browser and the SoundCloud. SoundCloud receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the “Like” or “Share” button while logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link and/or share the content of our pages with your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to associate your account with your visit to our site. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we are not aware of the content of the data transmitted or how SoundCloud uses it. If you do not want SoundCloud to associate your visit to our pages with your SoundCloud account, please log out of your SoundCloud account before activating any SoundCloud plugin content.

    You’ll find further information on the handling of user data by soundcloud here: //soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

    Spotify

    Our website includes functions of the music service Spotify. The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm in Sweden.

    This allows a direct connection between your browser and the spotify server when you visit our pages via the plugin. Spotify receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Spotify button while logged into your Spotify account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. If you do not want Spotify to associate your visit to our pages with your Spotify account, please log out of your Spotify account.

    For more information, please see Spotify’s privacy policy: //www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/. An overview of the Spotify plugins can be found at: //developer.spotify.com