As of May 2015
The responsible authority according to the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, hereinafter “BDSG”) is:
If you have any suggestions or questions about data privacy, please contact combyne via the email address [email protected]
Scope of application
Collection and use of data
combyne collects personal data only insofar as you voluntarily provide it and to the extent that such collection is permitted by law or agreed to by written consent. Personal data encompasses any information concerning the personal or factual information about a specified or specifiable natural person in accordance with § 3 (1) BDSG. This includes information such as name, physical address, e-mail address, telephone number, and, if applicable, user data.
Disclosure of data
a) User-entered data
You can use the App with registration only. When registering by e-mail, you must specify your e-mail address and choose a password. This data is necessary to ensure that you can take advantage of the full range of services offered. Also, we need this, and possibly other data, to respond to your requests, questions and critique. You also have the option of uploading a profile picture and choosing a username. This occurs solely on a voluntary basis. We use personal information to provide a safe, effective and user-relevant experience on the App, including for
• internet-based retrieval of content,
• anonymous statistical analysis for studies in order to modify the App and design it user-friendly,
• the ability to use the invite feature to recommend the product to your friends and acquaintances (email address),
• the ability to use social & community features, e.g. to share content with other users on social networks or e-mail, mark items with the “like-button”, and others.
b) Social sign in
We offer the opportunity to register directly on our products with your existing profile from selected social networks. combyne uses “Facebook Sign In” and “Twitter Sign Up”. If you choose to use one of these signup options, you will be forwarded to the respective site, where you will be led through the signup process.
Using the data transmitted from the respective social network provider, we then create your user account. There is no permanent link between your user account and the Facebook or Twitter account. Please see the privacy policies of Facebook (www.facebook.com/policy.php) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy) for more information concerning the purpose and scope of their data collection, their further processing and use of data, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy.
Push and e-mail notifications
The app only uses push notifications with your consent. You can always choose the way these notifications will be displayed on your device or even disable push notifications by adjusting your device settings.
In addition, if you have registered with your e-mail address or Facebook you may be informed via mail in a summary about your activities within the App as well as general news about combyne and the App. You can always opt out of these notifications by adjusting your App settings or by using the unsubscribe link in each e-mail.
The App uses social plug-ins (hereafter “plug-ins”) from various social networks. With the help of these plug-ins, you can, for example, recommend content to a friend or use the sharing functions. In our App, combyne uses plug-ins for your email program and all installed apps with a sharing function (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Youtube, Instagram, etc.) on the operating system iOS. On the operating systems Android and Windows Phone, additional plug-ins may be used. If you want to use one or more of these services, you must register there. Please check the privacy policies of these third-party plug-in services, such as Facebook (www.facebook.com/policy.php), Twitter (https://twitter.com/privacy), Pinterest (https://about.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/), etc., for information on the purpose and scope of data collection, further processing and use of your data, as well as your rights in this respect and changing settings options in order to protect your privacy.
Statistical data is collected when users access the App; however, this data is not associated with your person. This data collection serves to improve the App and to provide you as the user with the most extensive functionality possible. We use web beacons in the App, which can be explained as a simple programming code that lets us know when the App has been displayed or clicked on. To this end, combyne uses certified products, some of which comply with the U.S. – EU Safe Harbour Principles. Furthermore, combyne uses the technology which uses users’ Apple advertising-ID (IDFA), Google advertising-ID (advertising ID), IP and Mac addresses, also only collected anonymously. It is not possible to draw a connection between your data and your person through these systems.
By using the Apps, you agree to the third-party processing of data for the purpose outlined above. You can disable these services in the app using a browser add-on if you do not want combyne to analyse your data:
Google Analytics: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Appsflyer: [email protected]
Deletion, access to and correction of data
We delete your data insofar as it is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes. If you delete your account, we also delete all data from your account. Data that you have shared publicly with others remains available, since it belongs to the account of a third party or is on a public platform. If data must be retained for legal reasons, it will be locked. The data is then no longer available for further use.
You can receive information at any time about the personal data we have stored about you. You can check, correct or delete it, or withdraw your consent to its use, at any time. To do so, send us an e-mail at [email protected]