2. Data Protection Officer
You may contact our data protection officer at:
Email: email@example.com (Only for data protection enquiries. For support requests: firstname.lastname@example.org),
Tel: + 49 (0) 30 /555798821, Mail: PlusPeter GmbH, Linienstraße 148, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
3. Personal Data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This normally includes one’s name, email address and telephone number. In addition, purely technical data that may be used to identify a person is considered personal data.
4. Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
If we obtain your consent to the processing of personal data, Article 6(1) Letter a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will serve as the legal basis.
When processing personal data necessary for the performance of a contract with you, Article 6(1) Letter b GDPR will serve as the legal basis. This also applies to processing necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
If processing personal data is necessary for the purpose of legal obligations to which we are subject, Article 6(1) Letter c GDPR will serve as the legal basis.
In rare cases, your or another natural person’s vital interests may require processing personal data. In this case, Article 6(1) Letter d GDPR will serve as the legal basis.
5. Automated Collection of Access Data/Server Logfiles
During every access to the Website, we will automatically collect certain technical data.
This includes the:
User’s IP address
Name of the retrieved Website or file
Time and date of access
Volume of data transferred
Successful retrieval notification
Browser type and version
User’s operating system
User’s device, including MAC address
Referrer URL (previously-visited page)
We will process this data for the following purposes:
Guarantee smooth connectivity to our Website;
Guarantee comfortable use of our Website;
Trace unauthorized access to our Internet offer;
Assess system security and stability;
Other administrative purposes.
What is an IP address?
Every device (e.g., smartphone, tablet or PC) connected to the Internet is assigned an IP address. Which IP address this is depends on the Internet connection through which your device is connected to the Internet. This may be the IP address assigned to you by your Internet provider, e.g., when you are connected to the Internet at home via WiFi. This may also be an IP address assigned to you by your mobile network provider or the IP address of a public or private WiFi or other Internet access provider. In the currently most common form (IPv4), an IP address consists of four digit blocks separated by points. As a private user, you will normally not use a permanent IP address, since your IP address will be assigned to you by your provider temporarily (so-called “dynamic IP address”). A permanently assigned IP address (so-called “static IP address”) may be used to identify your user data.
Our Website supports IPv6 addresses. If you have an IPv6 address, you should also know: IPv6 addresses consist of eight 4-digit blocks. The first four blocks will, like the entire IPv4 address, normally be issued to private users dynamically. However, the last four blocks of an IPv6 address (the so-called “interface identifier”) will also be determined by the device you use to browse the Website. Unless configured otherwise by your operating system, the so-called MAC address will be used for this. The MAC address is a kind of serial number issued once to every IP-ready device worldwide. We will therefore not save the last four blocks of your IPv6 address. We recommend activating the so-called “Privacy Extensions” on your device to better anonymize the last four blocks of your IPv6 address. Most standard operating systems feature a “Privacy Extensions” function which, however, may not be preconfigured in every case.
6. Publicly Accessible Content
Please note that Study Together provides a platform on which you can interact with other users. All personal data added by you will be made public. Depending on your privacy settings, either no, only your selected or all users of Study Together may view this information. If you do not agree to this, you may delete content or entries through your user account at any time.
7. User Profiles
As part of user account creation for our Website, you will be asked to enter certain personal data (especially your title, first name, name, street, ZIP code, city, telephone number, email address and, possibly, other data requested by us for registration). You may view, edit and delete this data under “User Account” at any time. You may also delete your entire user account at any time.
We will collect, save and process the data stated in this Section for the entire performance of your order, including any subsequent guarantees and our services. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1)Sentence 1 Letter b GDPR.
To create your profile, you can also use the service „Join with Facebook“, “Join with Discord”, “Join with Twitter”, “Join with UNiDAYS” or „Sign in with Google“ (i.e. use a so-called social sign-on functionality). If you choose this option, you will transmit to us your user name on the social network at www.facebook.com (“Facebook”), Discord, Twitter, UNiDAYS or at Google, your email address used for registering with Facebook, Discord, Twitter, UNidAYS or Google, as well as your gender, first name and, potentially, your profile picture. Facebook, Discord, Twitter, UNiDAYS and Google, respectively, will receive the information that you would like to register to our website.
Your personal data will only be transferred to third parties or disclosed otherwise if necessary for the purposes of contract performance or invoicing, if permissible by law or with your prior consent or if the transfer is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest in the non-transfer of your data. As part of order performance, e.g., the service providers (e.g., shipping companies, logisticians or printing houses) used by us will receive the data necessary for order performance. Our service providers may only use data transferred this way to perform their order-related tasks. Other use of this information is not permitted and not performed by our commissioned service providers.
8. Use of Your Data for Marketing Purposes
We may use the email address we received for your print order for direct marketing of our similar goods and services. You may object to this usage at any time by contacting us at the contact details provided in our Website’s imprint. We will also note this right to object with every such usage.
We will use your name and your address to inform you about interesting products and services of the PlusPeter GmbH (self-advertisement). For this, we will send you offers via email, Internet, mail and the study together apps. You can choose the channels through which we may contact you. Your so-called list data (name, first name, title, acad. degree, address, year of birth, professional, industry or business name and a group identifier) will be transferred to selected companies that wish to market their own services/products and to dialogue marketing agencies for marketing through the above-stated channels (external advertisement) on the basis of legal regulations. Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation which came into effect on 25 May 2018, other data in addition to so-called list data may be used and transferred for marketing purposes. For this, we will consider your interests in the exclusion of individual data for marketing purposes. You may object to the above-stated use of your data for self- and/or external advertisement purposes at any time for the future by contacting us at the contact details provided in our Website’s imprint.
Apart from that, your email address and/or telephone number will only be used for marketing purposes with your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time for the future by contacting us at the contact details provided in our Website’s imprint.
If you do not consent to our use of your data for marketing purposes, we will be unable to offer you our sponsored Freemium Package. However, the Standard and the Premium Package will be available to you even if you do not consent to use of your data for marketing purposes or subsequently withdraw such consent.
When contacting us (e.g., via contact form or email), your data will be saved to process your inquiry and for any follow-up questions.
On our Website, you may subscribe to a newsletter through which we will inform you about new products, offers and other marketing campaigns.
When subscribing to our newsletter, we will save your IP address and your date of subscription. We will only save this data as evidence in case a third-party misuses an email address to subscribe to our newsletter without the authorized user’s knowledge. This data will only be used to send our newsletter and will not be transferred to third parties.
You may withdraw your consent to use of your email address to send our newsletter at any time. Such withdrawal may be declared through a link in the newsletter or by contacting us at the contact details provided in our Website’s imprint.
Please note that, when sending our newsletter, we will assess your user behavior. For this assessment, newsletter emails include so-called web beacons or tracking pixels which consist of 1-pixel image files saved on our Website. Links included in our newsletter also feature this ID. For the assessment, we will link your personal data collected under Section 5 (data transferred when merely visiting our Website) and the web beacons to your email address and an individual ID.
We will use the data obtained this way to create a user profile to tailor our newsletter to your individual interests. To determine your personal interests, we will record when you read our newsletter and which of the newsletter’s links you click on. We will link this data to actions performed by you on our Website.
You may object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in every email or by contacting us at the email address provided in our Website’s imprint. This information will be saved for as long as you subscribe to our newsletter. After you unsubscribe, we will save your data purely statistically and anonymously. Furthermore, such tracking will not be possible if you disable image displays on your email program. In this case, our newsletter will not be fully displayed and you may be unable to use every function. If you display images manually, the above-stated tracking will be performed.
easily user our Consent Manage to review the respective cookies and deactivate them if you would like to do so: https://www.studytogether.com/cookie-declarationThe consent manager can be found. Most browsers feature an option to limit or prevent the saving of cookies. However, please note, that disabling cookies will restrict the use and, especially, the usage comfort of our services.
12. Web Analysis & A/B Testing
Study Together uses various web analytics services to review and improve its offering. These are partly integrated via the Google Tag Manager, which enables the administration of the services. The Tag Manager itself does not set any cookies and does not collect any personal data - except for the IP address, which is technically necessary for the execution of the Tag Manager. The services collect information about your usage behavior, the browser you use and settings. This information can neither be linked to your person by the web analytics services nor by Study Together.
13. Marketing & Advertising Provider
We use various external service providers and advertising networks to market our offer. The following applies to all tools: You can object to their use by making the appropriate setting in the cookie preferences.Advertising providers (Google Ads (USA), Bing Ads (USA), Facebook Ads (USA), YouTube (USA), TikTok Ads (Ireland and the UK), are integrated when using the platforms without being logged in as a registered user. Thus, when you access the platforms, a request is sent to these third-party providers. Your browser then communicates directly with the respective third-party provider. The provider learns your IP address and can store cookies on your computer. These cookies only contain the information that you are interested in our platform, so that advertising for Study Together, such as special offers, can be delivered to you on websites of the partners of these advertising providers. Study Together itself does not access cookies of third-party providers and does not transmit any personal data to these advertising providers.Also, after logging in to Study Together, a request is sent to our advertising partners. Your browser then communicates directly with our partners. This allows them to check whether a corresponding cookie is stored on your computer due to previous interaction with advertising of the respective partner and then inform us about the number of registrations/purchases.The privacy policies, as well as the configuration of the interest-based advertising of the advertising providers can be viewed at the following links:https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
14. General Advertising Opt-Out
You may reach the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance through the following link where you can declare a general opt-out for various online advertising technologies.A German alternative to the Digital Advertising Alliance is provided at:http://www.meine-cookies.org/cookies_verwalten/praeferenzmanager-beta.html (German)
15. Electronic Payment Processes
Our web shop offers various payment methods. In many cases, account details will be transferred exclusively to a third party that, as your bank or payment services provider (e.g., PayPal), already possesses your account details.
We will process any other data provided by you to process your order. For this, we may transfer your payment details to our bank.
Due to commercial law and tax law requirements, we must save your address, payment and order data for 10 years. However, we regularly restrict the processing of such data internally, i.e., your data will only be used for compliance with legal obligations.
16. Right of Access and to Rectification, Erasure, Restriction of Processing, Data Portability and to Object
You have the right to, on request, obtain, free of charge, information about personal data concerning you that we saved. In addition, you have the right to rectification of inaccurate data, blocking and erasure of personal data concerning you, unless prevented by legal storage obligations. In addition, you may also obtain from us restriction of processing for data concerning you. You may also receive data concerning you from us. To exercise these rights, you may contact us at any time at, e.g., email@example.com.
Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing of personal data concerning you with a data protection supervisory authority. For further information, please follow this link.
17. Data Storage Duration
We will only save personal data concerning you for as long as necessary to perform the service you requested or to which you consented or for as long as necessary for the respective data processing purpose in consideration of your interests, unless required otherwise by law.
18. SSL/Encrypted Data Transfers
Your personal data will be transferred in encrypted form to prevent third-party abuse. We use so-called SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for this. This is a common security technology that encrypts your personal data, incl. credit card information, login data and your payment method, during the transfer. Please note that there is no 100% security for data transferred via the Internet.