PRIVACY POLICY

At Checkstone Survey Technologies GmbH we respect your privacy and recognize that any personal information you provide to us must be protected in an appropriate manner. We naturally comply with the regulations of the applicable data protection laws - as well as the Telemedia Act - and will only collect and process personal data of users to the extent described in this data protection notice.

By clicking the appropriate buttons when you register as a Checkstone Tester and by using the Checkster App, you give us your consent to collect and process your personal data in relation to the data processing procedures described in this data privacy policy. The data protection notices that only concern the use of the Checkster App are listed separately below.

You can of course withdraw your consent at any time. The revocation can be sent in writing to us, Checkstone Survey Technologies GmbH, Dohnanyistra├če 28, 04103 Leipzig. The written form is also valid via e-mail. You have the right at any time to request information about which of your data has been stored.

IMPRINT:

Checkstone Survey Technologies GmbH
Dohnanyistra├če 28
D-04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 (341) 14 937-0
E-Mail: info@checkstone.com

Responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Your personal contact at Checkstone Survey Technologies GmbH:

Phone: +49 (341) 14 937-29
E-Mail: Datenschutz@checkstone.com

RIGHT TO FILE COMPLAINTS WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

NATURE AND EXTENT OF THE COLLECTION AND PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the contact form will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by email to us is sufficient. The lawfulness of processing personal data carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The information you provide in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, until you revoke your consent for storing your data or until the purpose for data storage is no longer given (e.g.: after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

With your registration on our website we collect personal data. Furthermore, we store data to a certain extent that is collected during the use of our website, but in anonymised or pseudonymised form. After a job (test assignment) has been carried out, the information you provide is also stored electronically on our servers so that the data can only be retrieved for the corresponding job advertised by the company. These data are not processed and used by us in any other way.

User data

We collect and process personal data when you register on our website. In order to be able to include you in our order placement process, we ask you for the following data:

  • Salutation, first name, surname
  • Language
  • Address including country
  • Your operational radius, within which you are prepared to take on test assignments
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Date of birth
  • Geolocation

After your registration you will receive a user name and an electronic password, which you will replace with a password of your choice when you log in for the first time (this password is at no time visible in plain text).

The aforementioned data is your user data. We need the user's inventory data in order to manage the tester accounts and to contact the users, if necessary. Due to the special technical possibilities offered by the web services and the increased potential for abuse, a clear identification of the user is necessary.

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or precontractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data based on the usage from our website (usage data) only if necessary in order to enable or charge our users for the use of the service.

The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data collected in questionnaires

Depending on the test scenario, personal data may be asked for in questionnaires during the execution of test assignments. We treat this data with the utmost confidentiality. They are used exclusively to fulfill the test assignment and are only used for this purpose. Your test results and the data they contain are passed on to the commissioning third party (customer) in pseudonymised form and are not combined with user data.

TRANSMITTING DATA TO THIRD PARTIES

We only share personally identifiable information with third parties,

  • If the third party has advertised jobs and you have explicitly applied for this specific job,
  • if and to the extent necessary for the execution of the contractual relationship with you or for the enforcement of our claims and rights,
  • if there are requests from public authorities, in particular law enforcement and supervisory authorities, and the disclosure is required to avert threats to public safety and order and the prosecution of criminal offenses, and / or
  • if we are otherwise legally required to do so

INFORMATION, CORRECTION, CANCELLATION, BLOCKING

On written request, we will inform you at any time about which personal data about you is stored with us. You still have the opportunity at any time to have the data of your tester account and thus your personal data blocked or deleted by us. This can also be initiated online on your tester account.

Data, which we need for the completion of outstanding tasks or for the enforcement of our rights and claims, as well as data, which we must keep after legal measure, is excluded.

If you delete your tester profile, your information will be available during a job (test order), but will be anonymised.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses, for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as a site operator, an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Cookies

The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and stored by your browser.

The cookies we use are so-called "session cookies" - which are protected by data protection law because they do not store any personal data. They are automatically deleted after your visit!

These cookies, which are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions which you wish to use, are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO stored and require according to the current cookie policy of the EU no approval by the user! The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.

Server log files

The operator of the webpage automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server requested
  • IP address

This data will not be merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

USE OF GOOGLE SERVICES

On our website we use the following services of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the data controller. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and ensuring compliance with applicable data protection laws.

Your data may be transferred to the USA. We have concluded a standard contract with Google in which it is stated that Google is committed to treating the data transmitted when using our website in accordance with the European data protection laws.

The privacy policy of Google and detailed information on the use of the standard contract clauses by Google can be found here:

https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

and

https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks?hl=de

Analysis tools and advertising

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. Your surfing behavior is usually analyzed anonymously; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following data protection information.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking

AdWords is an online advertising program. As part of Google Ads, we use the so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user's computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for the personal identification of the users. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not expired yet, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. The cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information gathered using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Ads advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie through its Internet browser under User Preferences. You will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

The storage of "conversion cookies" is based on Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Google Maps

This website uses the mapping service Google Maps.

When using the functions of Google Maps, a connection with Google is established. When you click on the card, your IP address will be forwarded to Google. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easier to find the places we have indicated on the website.

Data processing takes place with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on your consent until you revoke it.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

SPECIAL DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION ON THE USE OF THE CHECKSTER APP:

The use of the Checkster App requires a registration on www.testernews. The privacy policy for the use of www.testernews.com can be found in the preceding part of this statement.

Deletion of data stored in the App:

Uninstalling the Checkster App will delete all data stored by the App on your device. The inventory data belonging to your tester account on www.testernews.com remains unaffected. You can initiate the deletion of this data yourself at any time in your account or request us to delete it in writing.

Data processed by the Checkster App:

When you use the App, the profile data that you have stored in your profile on www.testernews.com is transmitted to the App in encrypted form and processed. The Checkster App only transmits encrypted data to Checkstone Servers.

To verify the validity of the user login, Checkster App sends an anonymous user ID to the server and treats it like a session cookie as described above.

When transferring questionnaires and questionnaire content, the IP address of your device is transmitted to Checkstone Server and stored there. The storage is subject to the above mentioned deletion periods.

Distribution via Google Playstore and Apple Appstore

You can get the app from the Google Playstore or the Apple Appstore, depending on the operating system of your mobile device. Both services are usually hard-coded into the operating system of your device. Use of the operating systems and stores is subject to the respective Google and Apple privacy policies.

You can find more information here:

Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Apple: https://www.apple.com/de/privacy/

Access permissions:

The Checkster App requires the following access rights on your mobile phone to fulfill its intended purpose:

On Android devices:

Full network access:
To transfer data to the Checkstone servers and to check the online status of the device

WLan access:
Transferring data via the WLan connection

Location data (GPS and network based):
To adjust the order location
(To provide the location function in the map view)

Camera:
For taking the photographs required as part of questionnaires

Read/write access to media storage:
To save photos from the questionnaires

On iOS:

Full network access:
To transfer data to the Checkstone servers and check the online status of the device

WLan access:
Transferring data via the WLan connection

Location data (GPS and network based):
To adjust the order location
(To provide the location function in the map view)

Camera:
For taking the photographs required as part of questionnaires

Read/write access to media storage:
To save photos from the questionnaires

Data collected in questionnaires

see: "data collected in questionnaires" in the general part of this privacy policy.

Transfer of data to third parties

The Checkster App itself transmits data exclusively to Checkstone Server. The data collected in the questionnaire will be passed on to the client in a pseudonymised form and will also be treated by them in compliance with the data protection laws.

SECURITY

We use technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the personal data of our users are protected against loss, incorrect changes or unauthorized access by third parties. In any case, only authorized persons have access to your personal data from our side, and only to the extent that it is necessary for the purposes mentioned above.

CHANGE OF DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION

Our data protection information will be revised in the event of changes to this website or for other occasions that make this necessary. The current version is available on our website.

Status: August 2020
Checkstone Survey Technologies GmbH

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Checkstone Survey Technologies GmbH

Dohnanyistra├če 28, D-04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 (341) 14 937-0

Fax: +49 (341) 14 937-15

E-Mail: info@checkstone.com

Internet: www.checkstone.com

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