Privacy Policy

Responsible for the content on this website and all associated sub sites is:

dc-square GmbH – Software Solutions
represented by Mr Christian Götz and Mr Dominik Obermaier

Ergoldinger Str. 2A
84030 Landshut
Bavaria, Germany

Phone: +49 871 – 97 50 63 00
Fax: +49 871 – 97 50 63 29
Mail: contact@hivemq.com

§ 1 General

The continuing protection of your personal data (ex. name, username, country, e-mail address, phone number) is particularly important to us. We only process your personal data according to the conditions of the German data protection laws. The following rules are to inform you about the type, extent and purpose of the collection, processing and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy applies only to our services and our websites. If you become connected to other pages through links, please inform yourself about the respective handling of your data there.

§ 2 Collecting of data

(1) You can generally visit our websites without giving personal data. We gather personal data only if you voluntarily place this to our disposal, for example by e-mail or by using a submission or contact form. We will ask such data from you if you wish to contact us, if you leave a comment on our website, if you wish to download documents or software from our website or if you subscribe to our newsletter. For further information, please read §§ 3, 5 and 14 of this Privacy Policy.

(2) Insofar as nothing else is stated, we will process usage data with the purpose of making the websites, as well as the offers and services in progress, accessible to you as well as within the framework of the applicable laws and as described in this Privacy Policy. For further information, please read §§ 7 to 14 of this Privacy Policy.

§ 3 Collection and storage of your personal data: Consent to the use of data

(1) If you download documents or software on our websites we ask you for your consent to the use of personal data and details you provide us with before clicking the “download”, “get pdf” or “contact sales” button. You may find the text of these declarations of consent here, here or here.

(2) You may revoke your consent to the use of your data at any time

§ 4 Right of information and to revoke

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you are entitled to request information on the data saved on your person at no charge and, if applicable, you are entitled to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. In addition, you may object to the use of your data for purposes of advertising or for purposes of market or opinion research. If you wish so, please send an e-mail to:
contact@hivemq.com

§ 5 Newsletter Subscription: Right to object to the use of your e-mail address

If you have subscribed for our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used with your consent to inform you on a regular basis about our products and services until you unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time with future effect without costs arising by virtue thereof other than transmission costs pursuant to the basic rates. If you wish to unsubscribe please click the link at the end of each newsletter or send as an informal e-mail to:
contact@hivemq.com

§ 6 Data security

During the order process, your personal data is transferred in encrypted form (SSL). We take technical and organizational measures to secure our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons.

§ 7 Use of Cookies

(1) To improve our websites, we make use of cookies. Cookies are small text files which make it possible for us to save specific information about you as a visitor of our website on your PC or other device. Cookies help us, for example, to increase security, to determine the frequency of use and the number of visitors to our websites, to analyse the user behaviour on our websites in anonymised form and to thereby assess the effectiveness of advertising.

(2) Session Cookies: We use so-called “session cookies,” with which you can be identified for the duration of your visit. These cookies expire automatically after closing your browser.

(3) Persistent Cookies: We also use persistent cookies. This way we can obtain information about visitors who access our websites repeatedly. Through the use of such cookies we can continually improve our products and services. These persistent cookies contain no personal data. The data saved in these cookies is not brought together with your personal data at any time. For this, please see also § 10 and 11 of this Privacy Policy.

Right to Object: You can prevent the setting of cookies and thereby object to the creation of a profile about the use of our website by deactivating the saving of cookies in your browser, by restricting it to certain websites, or by setting up a browser notification that monitors when a cookie is sent. You can also delete cookies at any time from the hard disk of your computer or from your respective device’s storage medium. Please note, however, that the use of our website is only possible to a limited extent if session cookies are rejected.

§ 8 Logfiles

With every page request, access data is saved through the web server in a log file. The data set saved contains the following data:

  • The date, time, accessed data, status, browser request sent to the server, transferred data volume, as well as the internet site you came to the requested site from (the referrer), plus
  • the product and version information of the browser used, your operating system, as well as the country of origin.

IP-addresses from users are not saved after the end of a visit to our website, but rather are deleted or made anonymous subject to any legal obligation to preserve after the end of use. The IP-addresses are changed in such a way by anonymization that the information concerning the personal or material circumstances will no longer or, only with a disproportionate investment of time, costs, and manpower, be able to be attributed to an identified or identifiable individual.

We use the anonymous log data – which means without assignment or references to your person – for statistical analyses, in order to, for example, learn which days and which times of day the offers on our websites are especially favoured and how much data volume is generated on our websites. Moreover, we make it possible to recognize errors, if any, in the log files, for example defective links or software defaults. So, we can use the log files for further development of our websites. We do not connect at any time information about page retrievals or use saved in the server log to a single person. We reserve our use of files from the log files, if certain reasons for suspicion exist about the visitor or user using our websites and/or our other services illegally or contrary to contract.

§ 9 Social Media Share buttons

This website uses share buttons in order to make it possible to share content via social media such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. Therefore we use the tool “c’t Shariff“ by heise online. This means that no data of our website visitors will be transferred to the social media providers unless they click on the respective share button. Nevertheless, if you click on a share button you will be forwarded directly to the respective social media provider which means that in this moment the social media provider may collect your usage and/or personal data (such as IP address as the case may be).

We do not have any influence over the extent and the use of your data which the social media providers may hereby collect. Please click on the following links and visit the Privacy Policies of the social media providers to find more information about the purposes and the extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the social media providers as well as your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your privacy:

§ 10 Piwik

This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for web analytics. Piwik uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze your use of our websites. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address anonymized prior to its storage) will remain always under our control. We do not transfer the stored data to third parties at any time. We use this information in order to analyze the use of our websites and to create reports about website activities.

You may refuse the use of cookies and so refuse the creation of use profiles by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. You may also delete cookies from your computer at any time. You may refuse, with future effect, the storage of your data and the creation of use profiles through the web analytics software on these websites by following the instructions mentioned below.

§ 11 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on your computer which enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information provided by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. In case of activating the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened before within the European Union or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the entire IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is activated on our website. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services associated with the use of the website and internet for the website operator.

You can object to the creation of a profile about the use of our website by deactivating the saving of cookies in the settings of your browser software; however, we wish to point out that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all functions of this website in their entirety. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being stored by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You must log out of Google before visiting our websites if you do not want Google to associate the data collected during your visit of our website with your Google account.

For further information about Google’s privacy policy please visit: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/

§ 12 Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google“).These Google maps are identified with the Google logo.
If you visit one of our websites which contains a Google Map, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Google. The content of the Google Map will be transferred directly by Google to your browser which includes the content to the website.

We do not have any influence over the extent and the use of your data which Google may hereby collect. Please find more information about the purposes and the extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/
You must log out of Google before visiting our websites if you do not want Google to associate the data collected during your visit of our website with your Google account.

§ 13 YouTube

On this website you will find YouTube videos, a service of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). If you visit one of our websites which contains a YouTube video, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of YouTube. The content of the YouTube video will be transferred directly by YouTube to your browser which includes the content to the website.

We do not have any influence over the extent and the use of your data which YouTube may hereby collect. Please find more information about the purposes and the extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by YouTube as well as your rights in this respect and setting options to protect your privacy: https://www.youtube.com/static?&template=privacy_guidelines
You must log out of YouTube before visiting our websites if you do not want YouTube to associate the data collected during your visit of our website with your YouTube account.

§ 14 Gravatar

To display pictures of users (“avatars”) with comments this website uses Gravatar, an avatar service of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA (“Automattic”). The e-mail address left with the comment will be transmitted to Automattic in order to display the avatar connected with this e-mail address as the case may be. The e-mail address will be transmitted to the servers of Automattic only as a hash code which means that Automattic is not able to read your e-mail address but only to compare it with e-mail addresses of its users. If there is a match, Automattic will transmit the respective avatar to our website and include it in the comment there. By displaying your avatar in the comment on our website, Automattic may save your IP address. We do not have any influence over the extent and the use of the data which Automattic collects. Please find more information about the purposes and the extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Automattic in the Privacy Policy of the service: www.gravatar.com

You must leave here an e-mail address which you do not use with the service Gravatar if you do not want Automattic to display your avatar here.

§ 15 Modification of this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy in order to adjust it to technical or legal changes. Please look up this Privacy Policy on a regular basis in order to remain informed of the current situation. If necessary, we inform you about modifications and ask for your acceptance.