sloppy.io Privacy Statement
We would also like to note the following as regards to the usage of service providers located outside of the European Union: sloppy.io is a service that is offered internationally. Thus, it extends not only beyond the federal republic of Germany, but also beyond the European Union. We operate worldwide and our users are scattered across this planet. We would prefer to use European service providers for particular services and service offerings, where such providers can deliver the required services at a comparable and competitive price and service level. However, we also wish to be completely transparent. For many of the services that we use there is simply no comparable, acceptable alternative. As a result we therefore employ the use of a range of service providers outside the European Union, in particular from the USA. We take steps to ensure that measures according to European Data Protection law are taken and applied so as to guarantee an adequate level of data protection.
Usage of Personal Data
We collect, process and use personal data (in accordance with the definitions of the German Federal Data Processing Law) in order to provide our services. The promotion of our products and provision of information as regards product functions etc. to sloppy.io Users as well as other interested parties is a natural component thereof. The scope of the processing of the personal data concerned depends on whether our websites are merely being visited or alternatively being used by a sloppy.io User or more specifically if a registration as a user takes place.
The processing of personal data belonging to sloppy.io Users: Which information is saved and how is it used?
Information that is provided by the user:
When signing up for the sloppy.io platform the user must provide a valid email address. The sloppy.io users app shall be published under a subdomain name of the sloppy.io website address i.e. “example.sloppy.zone” that shall either be chosen by the sloppy.io user or generated automatically.
The email address shall be used to send notifications regarding the sloppy.io website to the sloppy.io user. These notifications include for example login data, announcements, information etc.. sloppy.io users always have the possibility to unsubscribe from the newsletter and the individual module notifications (e.g. notifications regarding the status of the sloppy.io platform).
Information regarding the use of the sloppy.io Apps created by sloppy.io users:
When users are logged into their sloppy.io dashboard , the sloppy.io server automatically collects and composes an activity log which logs the way in which sloppy.io is used. This log includes information regarding the activity (including used storage space, number of logins, etc.), statistical data (such as e.g. browser type, date and time of access, cookies id and referrer URL) as well as the IP address of the sloppy.io-user.
Storage of cookies on your computer/device:
We would like to take the opportunity to inform you in advance and separately of the following cookie technologies:
Session cookies for identification:
When you sign into your sloppy.io dashboard, sloppy.io automatically sets a cookie to recognize your browser (this is called a session cookie). This allows you to enter your password only once per session (when you log in), without being asked repeatedly to do so while editing your sloppy.io website. Most browsers accept cookies by default, but it is possible to change your browser settings to refuse all cookies. If your browser is set to refuse all cookies, sloppy.io will not function properly. You can delete cookies at any time, however, but will have to sign in again the next time you want to edit your sloppy.io site.
Advertising and analytics cookies:
Third-party services are used on sloppy.io and the websites of the sloppy.io users for advertising, analysis and quality assurance-related purposes. These services may set third-party cookies and/or pixel tags (web beacons), in order to be able to display specific regional or topic-targeted banners to you while you surf the web. Most browsers allow you to deactivate third-party cookies via the browser settings. Please note however, that this may affect the functionality of other sites outside of sloppy.io (forums, etc.). You can also choose to deactivate third-party cookies by going to the Network Advertising Initiative site and following the instructions there.
sloppy.io uses the following third-party services
sloppy.io uses Google Analytics from the American Google Inc.
You can find additional information on how Google handles data related to your person in its advertising network here: Advertising and Privacy.
When you visit a sloppy.io website (sloppy.zone, your own sloppy.io site, or websites of (other) sloppy.io users), the sloppy.io server automatically saves the information that your browser sends whenever you visit that site. This information includes your request, anonymized IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request. The information is used for analyzing and maintaining the technical operation of the servers and network as well as assisting our anti-abuse measures as a whole and shall automatically be deleted after three months.
Your communication with sloppy.io:
Our newsletter contains links and graphics to help us learn whether you actually read our newsletter and which topics/links interest you most. This allows us to improve our service and increase quality control. You can remove your consent to this user analysis via “unsubscribing” from the newsletter. An “unsubscribe” link can be found in every newsletter-mailing.
Access and Publicly Available Information
The Content of the hosted-with-sloppy.io app:
All information that you put on your sloppy.io app can generally be viewed by other internet users. Therefore, we naturally encourage you to be careful and responsible with any personal information and confidential data you publish on your website. Please keep in mind that password-protected areas do not offer absolute protection against unauthorized access: the same applies to any files that are uploaded to password-protected websites as they can still be accessed via direct links.
Administrative Access to the sloppy.io dashboard:
Please be aware that sloppy.io team members are also authorized in specific situations to access the administrative section (https://admin.sloppy.io) of your sloppy.io dashboard when fulfilling customer service requests and tracking errors. This necessarily grants them the possibility to view all parts of your sloppy.io-app, including all password-protected areas. All members of our team are regularly trained in privacy and data protection sensibility and confidentiality in accordance with Article 5 of the German Federal Data Protection Act.
Sharing of Information:
The data of sloppy.io Users shall not be sold to third parties. We shall not share or pass on any personal information without your explicit consent, unless:
We are legally obligated to do so
In order to perform the sloppy.io service it may be necessary for sloppy.io to employ the use of third party services. In that case data may be shared, e.g.:
If sloppy.io is acquired by another company, information including personal data could be transferred to the acquiring party within the framework of the relevant data protection provisions.
For the http encryption(TLS) of sloppy.io sites we use the free service “Let’s Encrypt”. Via the integration of encryption certificates sloppy.io can provide a so called transport encryption that protects the communication to a sloppy.io site from unwarranted access of unauthorized third parties.
We are happy to inform you as to what personal information we have saved on you (right to information of the concerned party in accordance with §34 BDSG). This information is free, shall be processed immediately and is usually transmitted to you via Email (also via post upon request). In order to receive applicable and detailed information, please provide us with specifications as to the personal data or type thereof concerned(where possible). In order to ensure that the person requesting the aforementioned information is the person they present themselves to be, we require a proof of identity. This can be in the form of a copied identification document. Please blacken out or remove serial numbers and passport numbers from such copies. These copies shall only be used for the purpose of identification and for the processing your request.
Rectification, deletion or blocking:
In accordance with Article 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act, you are entitled to request that any personal data we collect on you be rectified, deleted or blocked. Any such requests can be sent to us in textform i.e. per post or via the following email address: email@example.com.
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