Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.
We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so – for example, to provide our Services to you, to communicate with you, or to improve our Services to you.
We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.
It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:
We also collect some information automatically:
We may also get information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log into your zentr.cloud account through another service (like Google or Github), we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.
We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed below:
A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
We do not sell our users’ private personal information.
We disclose information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
A Zentr Workspace can be configured to allow public sharing of parts of the Workspace.
If public sharing is enabled, parts of a Zentr Workspace can be publicly shared with other users that do not need a Zentr account and/or be part of your Workspace. Information that you choose to share publicly is–you guessed it–disclosed publicly.
Such publicly shared information may also be indexed by search engines or used by third parties.
Please keep all of this in mind when deciding if and what you would like to share.
We generally discard information about you when we no longer need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it–which are described in the section above on How and Why We Use Information – and we are not legally required to continue to keep it.
For example, we keep the web server logs that record information about a visitor to one of Zentr's websites, such as the visitor’s IP address, browser type, and operating system, for approximately 180 days. We retain the logs for this period of time in order to, among other things, analyze traffic to Zentr’s websites and investigate issues if something goes wrong on one of our websites.
While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks, when possible storing your data encrypted at rest and provide options to transmit data to us entirely encrypted.
You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
You can usually access, correct, or delete your personal data using your account settings and tools that we offer, but if you aren’t able to do that, or you would like to contact us about one of the other rights, scroll down to How to Reach Us to, well, find out how to reach us.
EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority.
Zentr Internetservices GmbH Data Controller
Mr. Clemens Beer
Zentr Internetservices GmbH Data Protection Officer
Mr. Clemens Beer
You can ask us for more information about the steps we take to protect your personal information when transferring it from the EU.
That’s it! Thanks for reading.
Sep 24, 2018: initial version