Privacy Policy

At Bitcontrol GmbH your satisfaction comes first. That's why it's important to us to protect your privacy. We collect, process and store your personal data in order to create offers, to execute orders and to answer your questions about your orders.

This Privacy Policy of Bitcontrol GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "We" or "Bitcontrol") regulates the handling and processing of your (hereinafter "you" or "user") data (personal data as well as non-personal data, hereinafter "data") by Bitcontrol and third parties (hereinafter referred to as "third parties") in the context of your use of our website and the purchase of services (hereinafter referred to as "services") or the purchase of products.

1. Who is responsible for data processing and how do I contact the company's data protection officer?

This privacy policy applies to data processing by:

Responsible:
Bitcontrol GmbH
Sonnenstrasse 11
5415 Nussbaumen
Switzerland

Phone: +41 (0)76 400 9417
E-mail: info(at)bitcontrol.ch

The company's data protection officer of Bitcontrol can be contacted under the listed address above, attention to Data Protection Officer, or at the Email address info(at)bitcontrol.ch.

2. Introduction / Consent

We process your data in accordance with the law and for the purpose and to the extent to which you have given your consent by agreeing to this privacy policy or if we are legally obliged to do so.

We process your data for the provision of our services, for the handling and maintenance of the customer and contractual relationship, the guarantee of a high quality of service, for the safety of operation and infrastructure, for the analysis of the use of our services as well as for marketing purposes.

In the following, we will inform you in more detail about what information we collect from you when you use our services, how and for what purposes we process this data, and to whom we may disclose this information. In addition, you will receive information about what rights you have with regard to the use of your data to us.

This privacy policy governs the handling of historical and future data. Your agreement to this privacy policy therefore not only covers the data processed about you in the future, but also the data already stored by us.

3. Processing of Personal Data

Personal data is any information that relates to a specific or identifiable natural or legal person. This includes, in particular, information such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail, possibly also IP addresses and device IDs (hereinafter "personal data"). The terms "data" (hereinafter "data") also include non-personal and anonymous data in addition to personal data in this privacy policy.

Processing means any handling of data, regardless of the means and procedures used, in particular the collection, storage, use, reworking, posting, archiving or deleting of data (hereinafter "editing").

4. Scope and Purpose of Processing Data

When using our services and while in contact with Bitcontrol (such as when purchasing our services, visiting our website or in contact with employees of Bitcontrol) we process your data for different purposes. For example, we process data to fulfill our contractual obligations, to ensure a high quality of service, to billing, to care for and administer our customer relationship and communication, to develop and improve our services, to ensure the security of services and infrastructure, to get in contact with you and to provide you with tailored services, content and advertising.

This can be processed:

  • Information you provide when you purchase or register for a service (eg name, gender, date of birth, address(es), e-mail address(es), telephone number(s), credit card and account information, passwords, information about subscribed advertising).
  • Contract data (such as contract date, type, content, partner, duration, value, adjustments).
  • Data that you exchange in contact with us, such as in the communication via telephone, fax, e-mail, text and picture messages (SMS/MMS), video messages or instant messaging as well as any reactions to the communication and offers of Bitcontrol.
  • Data that is determined and recorded during your visit to digital services such as web pages using web server technologies (see in particular sections 5 and 6). These include, but are not limited to, the IP address of the device used, user-accessed pages and search terms, time and duration of visits, responses to Bitcontrol and third-party offers, reference / exit URL, browser and device type information, operating system, and Internet Service Provider).

We collect and store this information and data either on our behalf, on third-party servers (see section 5) or possibly locally on your device, using mechanisms such as your browser's web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.

5. Disclosure of Data to Third Parties

In order to be able to offer you our services, we also cooperate with other companies and persons or commission them with the processing and storage of data. These can get access to your data.

A transfer of data can be made as follows:

Contract partner / order data processor

In particular, to fulfill the contractual obligations, in connection with the provision of specific services, for collection and marketing purposes, for use analysis or for the maintenance of the operation of our infrastructure, third parties, in particular distributors or suppliers, may also have access to data. Where possible and appropriate, we will anonymise your personal data in a suitable manner. We also oblige contractors to process the data in such a way and only disclose as much information as is necessary for the fulfillment of the respective purpose of the contract.

Abroad

We are also entitled to transfer your personal data abroad to commissioned service providers (for example, hosting providers, software providers), if this is expedient for the data processing described in this privacy policy. These are obligated to protect your data to the same extent as we are.

Legal reasons

In certain situations, we may disclose your information to third parties (for example, in connection with regulatory investigations and / or criminal proceedings). This is where we are required to do so by law or where we reasonably believe that access to, use of, storage or disclosure of this data is reasonably necessary to enforce the applicable terms of use, to detect, prevent or fight agains fraud or security deficiencies, and to protect the rights and property of Bitcontrol.

In the event of a business combination, acquisition or sale, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and we will notify affected users before any personal information is transmitted or becomes subject to any other privacy policy.

6. Cookies and other technologies

We and selected partners use various common technologies to collect, store and evaluate data when you use our services. These include cookies that can be used to identify your browser or device. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or automatically saved to your computer's or mobile device's hard drive by your web browser when you visit one of our services. When you call a service again, it can recognize your browser using the cookie. Cookies can save user preferences and other information.

In addition to so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after a visit to our services, we also use temporary or permanent cookies which, unless they are manually deleted or suppressed by default, stay a defined duration on your computer or mobile device before they are deleted automatically.

Please note that third parties promoting our services may use cookies, pixels, or other technologies to determine if you are interested in the promotional offers.

The cookies are primarily used to offer you the functionality of the various services as comfortable and secure as possible. In addition, the information collected by means of cookies enables us to improve our services according to the wishes of our customers.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly or delete (individual) cookies.

Please note that by using this website you consent to the use of cookies by us and third parties (such as Google Analytics).

Other technologies are used for similar purposes as a cookie on services where cookies are unavailable or applicable.

7. Log files

When visiting our services, certain data are transmitted from your Internet browser for technical reasons to our hosting provider and stored in so-called log files. In particular, the following information is stored: time, duration and type of visit of the corresponding service, the IP address of the device used, details of the browser type, the Internet service provider and the operating system used, the address of the web page which you left to access our Internet services, the web page you jump to when you leave our Internet services, as well as the amount of the transferred data.

There is neither an identification of the user nor a connection between these automatically collected information and stored personal data.

8. Web Analytics & Tracking Tools

In addition, the use of our services is measured and evaluated by means of various technical systems, mainly by third-party providers. These web analytics and tracking tools provide us with information and statistics that help us better understand the use of our services and adapt them to user needs.

Google Analytics

For example, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics also uses cookies (see section 6). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our services is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Since on our services IP anonymization has been activated, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of Bitcontrol, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other website and Internet-related services to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser will not be merged with other Google data within Google Analytics.

You can prevent the transmission of the data related to your use of our website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en). You can also disable Google Analytics for display advertising using Ads Preferences Manager: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb. You can permanently disable the DoubleClick by Google cookie at the following link: http://goo.gl/p7Jn86.

9. Social Media Plugins and Further Integration of Offers from Third Parties

Our services may be linked to different functions and services of third parties.

When visiting our services, which contain such plugins, a connection to the server of the respective provider can be established automatically. In this case, certain data (such as the time of the visit of the corresponding service, browser type, IP address) is detected and stored by the latter. If you have a user account with one of these providers, they can assign this information to your profile. If you also interact with these plugins (for example, by clicking on the "Like" button or by leaving a comment), this information will also be transmitted to this provider and stored there.

In all these cases, additional usage and privacy policies of these third parties generally apply and are accepted separately by the user. We have no control over the use of data collected by third parties and assume no responsibility or liability.

10. Protection of Personal Data / Security / Retention Period

We take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and misuse. These are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress. Nevertheless, we can not assume any liability for the loss of data or their knowledge and use by third parties.

We only store data for as long as we are required by law or necessary for the fulfillment and for the purpose of our contractual relationship.

11. Right to Information and Cancellation

You can request information about what personal data we process about you at any time. You can also have your personal data rectified or deleted at any time by written notice and proof of your identity at the following address: info(at)bitcontrol.ch.

Please note that a deletion request for your personal data may conflict with legal or contractual retention requirements (for billing purposes, for example). We also draw your attention to the fact that by deleting your personal data some services may no longer be available to you or can only be used partially.

12. Changes in the Privacy Policy

Due to the continuous development of our services and the implementation of new technologies, it may become necessary to adapt our privacy policy. Any material change will be communicated to you through a suitable notice at an appropriate place on our Internet services.

Bitcontrol GmbH Switzerland, Version 1.2, 27 September 2019.