Last revised: Dec 5th, 2016
In particular, we answer the following questions:
- What is “personal data”?
- Who is responsible for the proper handling of your personal data?
- Does |pipe| collect your personal data?
- How does |pipe| protect your personal data?
- How long does |pipe| retain your personal data?
- How can you contact |pipe|?
The |pipe| Website is operated by pi.pe GmbH, Rheinsberger Strasse 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany (hereafter “|pipe|”, “we” or “our”). |pipe| is the responsible “data controller” for any handling of personal data in connection with the website. The “handling” of personal data, as used herein, relates broadly to any collection, processing and use of personal data.
“Personal data” comprises any information that is attributed or attributable to you as the user of the |pipe| website, irrespective of whether such information was entered by you, collected from you or otherwise obtained by us. Examples of personal data are: your real name and address, your email address, and the IP address used by you when connecting to the |pipe| website.
“Collection” of personal data means the acquisition of personal data by whatever means. “Processing” of personal data means the recording, alteration, transfer, blocking or erasure of personal data. Any other utilization of personal data is referred to as a “use” of personal data in the following. The collection, processing and use of personal data are hereafter collectively referred to as the “handling” of personal data.
Who is responsible for the proper handling of your personal data?
As the provider of the |pipe| website, we are also responsible for all personal data that we handle in connection with your use of the |pipe| website or otherwise.
What types of personal data does |pipe| collect?
When you use the |pipe| website, your IP address is stored within our access logs on the webservers in conjunction with the page or pages you visited. We do this to monitor the health of the |pipe| system, to keep track of the server load and traffic, and to prevent non-authorized access.
What happens when you contact |pipe| ?
We may receive certain personal data when you contact or meet us. For instance, we may gain knowledge of your real name and email address or Twitter handle when you contact us. We may store this data and keep a record of the correspondence in order to continue to communicate with you, for example within email client software or in our Highrise online database held in the USA, where we may link it to other data available on the Internet, like your LinkedIn address or any of the other personal data mentioned above. Highrise complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.
Does |pipe| share your personal data?
How does |pipe| protect your personal data?
We understand the importance of data security and we want your user experience with us to be as safe as possible. We have implemented reasonable safeguards and precautions to protect your personal data, including technical and organizational measures against unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. This comprises standard safety procedures, including encryption, passwords and physical security to protect your personal data against unauthorized access and disclosure. Your personal data held by |pipe| is stored on a secure server and protected by a firewall.
Please understand that, while we strive to protect your personal data against potential risks and exposures, there is no absolute security in the online sphere. Hence, we ask you to support our IT security efforts by not disclosing any personal data that is particularly sensitive and not required for your use of the |pipe| website.
How long does |pipe| retain your personal data?
Your personal data is not retained by us for longer than necessary to provide the |pipe| website to you or to communicate with you or for other legally permissible purposes for which they were collected, as required under applicable retention policies and/or as required or permitted in accordance with applicable law.
How can you contact |pipe|?
Your communication and feedback is always welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy or security practices. You may also reach out to us if you wish to gain access to the personal data we hold about you, that it be updated, rectified, deleted or blocked, or that we refrain from further using it. Prior to responding to such requests, we may request an identify proof for authentication purposes. Please get in touch with us via email: contact <at> pi <dot> pe