EFFECTIVE DATE: 06/27/2022
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All personal data is collected and processed in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations of the United States of America, as well as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection regulations as a whole or for individual measures, you can address us your objection.
LINKCHECKER uses personal data for the purpose of operating the website, as well as for fulfilling customer contracts and inquiries.
The hosting services we use serve to provide the consulting services in the field of informatization.
LINKCHECKER or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta- and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this website on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of our website in accordance with GDPR.
3.2. Order data.
LINKCHECKER collects information about you when you use this website via registering or sending the order. We automatically collect information about your usage behavior and interaction with us and record data about your computer or mobile device. LINKCHECKER collects, stores and uses data about every access to our website (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
LINKCHECKER use this log data without allocation to your person or other profiling for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, security and optimization of our website, but also for anonymous recording of the number of visitors to our website (traffic) and the extent and type of use of our website and services, as well as for billing purposes in order to measure the number of clicks received from cooperation partners. Based on this information, we can provide personalized and location-based content, analyze traffic, troubleshoot and correct errors, and improve our services.
This is also our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR.
LINKCHECKER reserves the right to check the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence. We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time if this is necessary for security purposes or for the provision or billing of a service, e.g. if you use one of our offers. After the order process has been cancelled or payment has been received, LINKCHECKER will delete the IP address if this is no longer required for security purposes. LINKCHECKER also stores IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a criminal offence in connection with the use of our website.
3.3. LINKCHECKER Cookies.
LINKCHECKER uses so-called session cookies to optimize our website. A session cookie is a small text file that is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and stored temporarily on your hard drive. This file as such contains a so-called session ID, with which you can assign various requests of your browser to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser.
LINKCHECKER also uses persistent cookies to a small extent, which remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. These cookies are stored on your hard disk and are deleted automatically after the specified time. Their life span is 1 month to 10 years. This enables LINKCHECKER to present our services to you in a more user-friendly, effective and secure manner and, for example, to display information on the site that is specifically tailored to your interests.
The following data and information are stored in the cookies:
Information about the number of visits to LINKCHECKER website and use of individual functions of website.
When the cookie is activated, it is assigned an identification number and your personal data is not assigned to this identification number. Your name, IP address or similar data that would allow the cookie to be assigned to you will not be placed in the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymous information, for example about which pages of our website were visited, which products or offers were viewed, etc.
You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide in individual cases whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may limit the functionality of the website.
3.4. Data for contractual obligations.
LINKCHECKER processes personal data that we need to fulfil our contractual obligations, such as name, address, e-mail address, ordered service, invoice and payment data, if available and requested. The collection of this data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. The data will be deleted after expiry of the warranty periods and statutory retention periods. Data associated with a user account (see below) will always be retained for the duration of the account. The legal basis for the processing of this data is GDPR articles, because this data is required so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations towards you.
3.5. Services recommendations.
LINKCHECKER will send you from time to time services recommendations by e-mail. In this way, LINKCHECKER will provide you with more information about services from our offer that you may be interested in based on your recent purchases of services from LINKCHECKER. In doing so, we strictly comply with legal requirements. A message in text form to the contact data (e.g. e-mail, tel.) mentioned under point 1 is sufficient for this.
The legal basis for this is the legal permission according to GDPR and US data protection laws.
3.6. E-Mail Contact.
If you contact LINKCHECKER (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we will process your details to process your inquiry and in case that follow-up questions arise.
If the data processing takes place for the execution of pre-contractual measures which take place at your request or, if you are already our customer, for the execution of the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is GDPR and US data protection laws.
LINKCHECKER will only process further personal data if you give your or if we have a legitimate interest in processing your data GDPR and US data protection laws. For example, replying to your email.
LINKCHECKER 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 the use of this website by page visitors is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
This is also our legitimate interest pursuant to GDPR and US data protection laws.
Google has signed and certified itself under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA. By doing so, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law.
You can also prevent the transmission to Google of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in.
LINKCHECKER only store personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes pursued. In some cases, the legislator provides for the storage of personal data, for example in tax or commercial law. In these cases, the data will only be stored by LINKCHECKER for these legal purposes but will not be processed in any other way and deleted after expiry of the legal retention period.
5.1. Your rights as a data subject.
According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post to the address specified in section 1, clearly identifying yourself.
5.2. Right to acknowledgement and access.
You have the right to receive confirmation from LINKCHECKER at any time as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed. If this is the case, you have the right to request from us free of charge information about the personal data stored about you together with a copy of this data.
If personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with GDPR and US data protection laws in connection with the transfer.
5.3. Right to correction.
You have the right to request LINKCHECKER to correct any inaccurate personal data concerning you without delay.
5.4. Right for cancellation ("Right for oblivion").
As a pursuant under GDPR and US data protection laws, you have the right to demand that we delete personal data concerning you without delay, and we are obliged to delete personal data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:
1. personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
2. you file an objection to the processing pursuant to GDPR and US data protection laws, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you file an objection to the processing pursuant under conditions of GDPR and US data protection laws.
3. you withdraw your consent, on which the processing was based pursuant according to GDPR and US data protection laws, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
4. the deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.
5.5. Right to limitation of processing.
You have the right to request LINKCHECKER to restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
1. you dispute the accuracy of your personal data for a period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of your personal data;
2. the processing is unlawful, and you have refused to delete the personal data and have instead requested the restriction of the use of the personal data;
3. LINKCHECKER no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you do need the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
4. you have filed an objection against the processing pursuant according to GDPR and US data protection laws, as long as it is not yet clear whether the justified reasons of our company outweigh yours.
5.6. Right to Transferability of Data
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another person in charge without our interference, provided that
1. processing is based on consent or on a contract pursuant according to conditions of GDPR and US data protection laws and
2. processing is carried out using automated methods. When exercising your right to data transferability in accordance with paragraph 1, you have the right to request that the personal data be transferred directly by us to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible.
5.7. Right of objection.
You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of GDPR and US data protection laws; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We no longer process personal data unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If LINKCHECKER processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising.
You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with GDPR and US data protection laws, for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary to fulfil a task in the public interest.
5.8. Automated decisions including profiling.
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing - including profiling - that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. An automated decision making based on the collected personal data does not take place.
5.9. Right to revoke consent under data protection law.
You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
5.10. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority.
You have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are staying, working or suspected of having infringed the law, if you believe that the processing is unlawful.
Your Rights to Your Personal Information
California residents have the right to request that We (i) provide you with access to the Personal Information that we hold about you, (ii) correct your Personal Information, (iii) delete your Personal Information, and (iv) cease or restrict disclosures or sales of your Personal Information to third parties. You also have a right against discrimination for exercising any of these rights, which We are committed to upholding and honoring at all times.
Categories of Data that We Hold about You
As mentioned above, We maintain data about you in only pseudonymized form, which means that we do not know your identity because we do not process your name, email address, or other identifiable information. Instead, we only process digital identifiers such as cookie IDs, IP addresses, mobile advertising IDs on your device, network browsing history and associated preferences, and in some limited circumstances, your hashed email address.
Why We Collect Your Personal Information.
We process your Personal Information in order to provide Services and personalized advertisements to You.
Where do We Collect Your Personal Information
We automatically collect User Information when Users interact with our Services that appear on our Customers’ websites and digital properties. Like most other web-based services, we collect this User Information through cookies and other technologies. We may also obtain Information about you from our data partners.
We collect Information either directly from you during your use of our Sites and Services or from third parties that independently collect this Information from you, and we may combine the Information that we collect from these various sources. For more information about these collection methods, please see Sections above.
How do We Share Your Personal Information
We may disclose or make available your pseudonymous Personal Information to our trusted partners. In most cases when we do so, we have contractually restricted their uses of this data for only Our business purposes. Under the CCPA, such disclosures of Personal Information to service providers are not deemed to be a “sale” and thus are not prohibited after you exercise your right to cease or restrict disclosures or sales of your Personal Information to third parties. In any instances where we have not entered into a service provider relationship with such third parties, we will stop sharing your Personal Information when you instruct us not to “sell” your Personal Information, but generally We do not trade any personal information of Our users.
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
Users are able to change their personal information by emailing us.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices
We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN SPAM Act
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address in order to:
To be in accordance with CAN SPAM we agree to the following:
LINKCHECKER makes every effort to ensure the security of your data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and technical possibilities, but unfortunately a complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
To secure your data, LINKCHECKER maintains technical and organizational security measures in accordance with GDPR and US data protection laws, which we constantly adapt.
7.1. Disclosure of data to third parties, no data transfer to non-EU or non-US countries.
In general, LINKCHECKER only uses your personal data within our company.
In case if LINKCHECKER outsource certain parts of data processing ("order processing"), we contractually oblige contractors to use personal data only in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws and to ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.
A data transmission to places or persons outside the USA outside the case mentioned in this declaration in paragraph 4 does not take place and is not planned.
7.2. Data Protection info.
If you have any questions about data protection, please contact LINKCHECKER at: