Last updated 25 of May 2018
We don't simply follow the requirements of the GDPR, but above all it is our basic conviction that your data belongs to you. We collect only data from you which is needed for the provisions and further development of our applications.
2. Your rights
Right of access:
You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain free information about your personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information.
Right to rectification and erasure:
You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data concerning you. Furthermore, you shall have the right to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay.
Right of restriction of processing:
You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain restriction of processing.
Right to data portability:
You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to receive the personal data about you in a structured, commonly used format.
Right to object
You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data.
Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
You shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.
3. What data do we collect from you?
Personal data, collected during registration
|Categories of personal data||Category description|
|Contact details||We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering to make it possible for you to log into your Polit-X account. This can include your email address, salutation, name and surname, company, phone number and a password.|
Personal data, collected while using Polit-X
|Categories of personal data||Category description|
|User data|| |
This includes personal data you voluntarily provide to us or we collect while you are using our services. The personal information we collect depends on the context of your interactions and used services. They can include:
Collected data: Bought products and applications.
User-generated data: Include your saved alerts, analyses, viewed and saved documents, notes and search statements.
Technical data: IP address, cookies, type of appliance and browser and the operating system.
4. Why do we collect your data?
|Why does Polit-X collect personal data||Legal basis||Categories of personal data|
Communication and serviceYour custom relations consultations may use a masking tool to access your account and help you directly with your technical problems and questions.
|Fulfillment of the contract and legitimate interest||Credentials and usage data|
User experienceTo fully use our services you need to register (user name and email address). While using our services you save personal data in your account, which is saved encrypted to our servers (e.g. alerts, analyses, documents, notes). We are only using this data to fulfill the services you ordered (sending of alerts, showing already read and saved documents, etc.). This data is not passed on to third parties.
|Fulfillment of the contract||Credentials and usage data|
Development and improvementFor statistical purposes, to improve user experiences and further development of our services your type of appliance and browser and the operating system as well as your search statements and viewed documents are saved on a server. This data is pseudonymized, so it can’t be traced back to you. Furthermore, our website is using Google Analytics and its IP anonymization feature, to analyze and monitor the use of our service in order to improve its usability (if you don’t agree with this, see 5. Google Analytics, options to object).
|Legitimate interest||Usage data (pseudonymized)|
SecurityIn order to avoid unauthorized and / or harmful access to our website, we collect the IP address of the visitors to our website. We use two kinds of cookies: a SessionID and a CRSF-Token (Cross-site request forgery). Both are transmitted to us in encrypted form and are neither stored by us long-term nor used for evaluations of any kind. They only serve our and your security that no harmful website actions can be carried out on behalf of the users.
|Fulfillment of the contract and legitimate interest||Usage data|
5. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics (including the anonymizer function).The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.
We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
The data subject may prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following link https://www.google.com/analytics/.
6. Transfer of your data
With the exception of anonymized usage data transferred to Google Analytics (see 5. Google Analytics), your personal data is not transfered to third parties. We process the data provided by you and generated by us exclusively for the purpose of communicating with you, providing the services you request and improving our website.
7. Storage and deletion of your data
We store your personal data only as long as it is necessary to provide you with our services and to fulfil our legal obligations or in individual agreement and with your expressed permission. We store only pseudonymized data about you beyond our contractual relationship and continue to use it for further developments of our services. It is impossible to assign this data to you. And it will not be stored together with other personal data.
8. Protection of your data
Your account is password protected so that only you can edit the personal information stored in it. We recommend that you use an individual and strong password and that you do not disclose your password to anyone and protect it from unauthorized access by third parties. Although we have taken extensive technical and organizational precautions to protect your personal data in the best possible way, there is no such thing as absolute security.