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Data protection

We respect the privacy rights of our users and are strongly committed to protecting your privacy.

We understand that personal data provided by you contains a lot of sensitive information.

exechange.com is owned and operated by daniel schauber media, a private German company. We are subject to the regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG). The strict German privacy laws are among the toughest in the world. exechange.com is hosted by Strato AG, an internet service provider headquartered in Berlin, Germany. Strato is a subsidiary of United Internet AG, a leading internet service provider in Germany.

This Privacy Policy applies to this website and any newsletters subscribed to via this website.

We have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose we have described and we do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so. We use appropriate security technologies to safeguard your data and take appropriate steps to prevent unauthorized access to it.

Log files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within this Company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Use and transfer of personal data

All use of your personal data is confined to the purposes stated above and is only undertaken to the extent necessary for these purposes. Your data is not disclosed to third parties. Personal data will not be transferred to government bodies or public authorities except in order to comply with mandatory national legislation or if the transfer of such data should be necessary in order to take legal action in cases of fraudulent access to our network infrastructure. Personal data will not be transferred for any other purpose.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser’s Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you disable cookies, some features will be disabled and some of our services will not function properly.

Google Analytics

Our offering uses Google Analytics, a web-based analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text data which are saved by a computer and which allow for an analysis of the use of the website by the user. The information generated by the cookie on what we provide online is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. However, if the IP anonymization is activated on our pages, the user’s IP address is abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the entire IP address relayed to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google uses this information to analyze the use of our offering in order to compile reports on website activities and in order to generate other services relating to the use of the website and internet use for the website operator. The browser’s IP address, which is used by Google Analytics, is not merged with other Google data.

The gathering of the data generated by the cookie and relating to the use of the website (including the IP address) by Google as well as the processing of these data can be prevented by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided via: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Social plugins

We also use social plugins in some cases on our web pages, e.g. from the Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Google+ social networks. These are often technically operated in the USA or in other countries outside the EU and some are offered via national companies in the EU (see the websites www.facebook.de, www.twitter.de, www.youtube.de or www.google.de for the providers). The plugins are identified with the companies’ logo, comment fields or what are known as a »Like« or »+1« button.

If you open a page of our website in your web browser containing such a plugin, your web browser will create a direct connection to the servers of the respective provider in the country concerned.

By incorporating the plugins the provider is given at the least the information that you have visited a certain page on our website, and perhaps also other information that your web browser or the device you use also discloses. The content of the plugin is loaded by your web browser directly from the provider and incorporated into our website. If you are registered and have logged in with the provider concerned, your visit can also be assigned to your user account.

If you interact with a plugin, e.g. if you click on the »Like« button or enter a comment in a form field, your browser will also transmit this information directly to the provider where it will be saved and, if applicable, continue to be used and published.

Above all, marketing measures of the provider are the reason for the collection and use of the data as described and determine the extent of this. You can find details on this and on your rights and on ways in which you can prevent the collection and use of your data in order to protect your private sphere directly in the data privacy policy of the respective provider.

If you do not wish a provider to collect data on you through our website you must deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out before your visit to our website. By visiting our website, you declare your consent to the above provisions.

Newsletter

In order to register for a newsletter service provided by us, we need at least your e-mail address so that we know where to send the newsletter. All other information you supply is on a voluntary basis and will be used only if you give your consent, for example, to contact you directly or clear up questions concerning your e-mail address.

As a general rule, we employ the double opt-in method for the registration. In other words, after you have registered for the service and informed us of your e-mail address, you will receive an e-mail in return from us, containing a link that you must use to confirm your registration. Your registration and confirmation will be recorded.

The newsletter will not be sent until this has been done. This procedure is used to ensure that only you yourself can register with the newsletter service under the specified e-mail address. You must confirm your registration as soon as possible after receiving our e-mail, otherwise your registration and e-mail address will be erased from our database. Until we receive your confirmation, our newsletter service will refuse to accept any other registration requests using this e-mail address.

You can cancel subscriptions to our newsletters at any time. To do so, either send us an e-mail or follow the link at the end of the newsletter.

Use of MailChimp

To send newsletters, we use the MailChimp list manager. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC.

If you register for our newsletter, the data you enter while registering will be transmitted to and saved by MailChimp. After registering, you will receive an e-mail from MailChimp to confirm your registration (“double opt-in”). MailChimp provides a wide range of options for analyzing how newsletters are opened and used. These analyses are made on a group basis; we do not use them for individual evaluations. Furthermore, MailChimp uses the Google Analytics analysis tool and links it to the newsletter, if required. You can find more detailed information on Google Analytics in the section “Google Analytics”. Further information about MailChimp and data protection with MailChimp is available at: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Links to Web sites operated by other providers

Our Web pages may contain links to other providers’ Web pages. We would like to point out that this statement of data protection conditions applies exclusively to the Web pages managed by us. We have no way of influencing the practices of other providers with respect to data protection, nor do we carry out any checks to ensure that they conform with the relevant legislation.

PayPal

If paying per PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account via PayPal, we transfer your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as “PayPal”) for the purpose of payment processing. PayPal reserves itself the exclusion of certain payment methods such as credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account, after the result of a credit investigation.  PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of failure for the purpose of deciding whether to offer the corresponding payment method. The credit check may contain probability values (so called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the credit report, they are based on scientifically recognized, mathematical-statistical procedures. Among other data, address data are taken into account when calculating the score values. For further information, please refer to the PayPal data protection information: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Right to information and contact data

You have a legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, and also the right to demand their correction or deletion, and to withdraw your consent for their further use.

In some cases, if you are a registered user of certain services provided by us, we offer you the possibility of inspecting these data online, and even of deleting or modifying the data yourself, via a user account.

If you wish to obtain information on your personal data, or want us to correct or erase such data, or if you have any other questions concerning the use of personal data held by us, please contact:

privacy@exechange.com

Acceptance, validity and modification of data protection conditions

By using our website, you implicitly agree to accept the use of your personal data as specified above. This present statement of data protection conditions came into effect on May 1, 2017. As our Web site evolves, and new technologies come into use, it may become necessary to amend the statement of data protection conditions. We reserve the right to modify our data protection conditions at any time, with effect as of a future date. We recommend that you re-read the latest version from time to time.