refund.me GmbH Privacy Statement
The protection of your personal data is very important to us. To this end, refund.me GmbH (hereinafter referred to as refund.me) naturally complies with the laws regarding the protection of personal data and data security. We only collect and process your personal data to the extent described in this Privacy Statement.
Collection and Processing
of Personal Data
If you let us check your claim through our website or app, we will collect and store data. If you make use of our offer to check your claim, our server automatically records any data sent from your browser when you visit our website or use the app. These data files may include your web request, IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of your request and one or more cookies that can identify your browser unambiguously.
refund.me and its affiliated companies will only process your personal data for the purpose for which it was collected. The collection of data is necessary for us to provide you with a user-friendly internet service. To provide you with our debt collection services, we will also require some very personal data such as your signature when you grant us power of attorney or your bank account information, which we will store in encrypted form on secure servers. Your bank account information will be deleted 48 h after the refund was transferred onto your account. You may modify or change your personal data via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . Upon your request (to email@example.com) we will inform you which data refund.me has stored about you. Without your consent, we will not collect or use your personal data for any purposes other than the ones described in this Privacy Statement. You may also, at any time, object to your data being collected and stored. An objection should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transfer of Data to Third Parties
refund.me will only transfer your personal data to third parties under the conditions as listed below:
- if you have given your consent;
- if it is for a purpose directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected;
- if it is necessary for the preparation, negotiation and fulfilling of a contract with you;
- if it is required due to legal obligation, administrative or court order;
- if it is required for the establishment or protection of legal claims or in defence of court actions;
- if it serves the prevention of misuse or other illegal activities, such as deliberate attacks, to ensure data security.
Measures Relating to Security
We employ technical and organizational security measures to ensure that the personal data of our clients is protected against loss, incorrect modification or unauthorized access by third parties. We particularly strive to prevent any automated read-out of our website and data records by third parties.
Statistical Evaluation of Website Use
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
However, should IP anonymization be activated on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services related to use of the website and the internet.
The information on this site has been provided in good faith. We will use reasonable endeavours to update the information on this site regularly. However, we do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of any information provided nor do we guarantee that it will be permanently available. In particular, the site and its content are provided on an AS IS basis without any warranties of any kind. We do not adopt the content of other websites as our own even if reference is made to them in the form of hyperlinks. Any liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly by using this website is ruled out, as far as they are not based on premeditation or gross negligence or concern the injury of life, limb or health.
The structure, design and content of this website are protected by copyright. The information, texts and images provided are intended exclusively for individual user access. Users are permitted to download or print out unmodified text content in order to save information about us or to pass this information on to third parties, and to create links to our website for factual information purposes. We are entitled to modify or delete our website at any time. All copying or distribution of parts of our website for commercial purposes is prohibited.
Using Facebook Social Plugins on www.refund.me
The refund.me GmbH website uses social plugins (“plugins”) from the social networking site facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). We hereby explicitly point out to users of our website on which the Facebook plugin has been installed that your browser will contact the Facebook server and load the visual presentation of the plugin as well as present it to you. Furthermore, during this process, data is sent to the Facebook server regarding your visits to our web pages. The result for those Facebook users who are logged in is that this user data can be assigned to their personal Facebook account. As soon as you as a logged-in Facebook user actively use the Facebook plugin (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or posting a comment) this data will be transferred to your Facebook account and published. The only way to avoid this is to log yourself out of your Facebook account before you visit our website. For further information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s Data Use Policy.
Using Twitter Functions on www.refund.me
Using Google Plus Functions on www.refund.me
This website uses the “+1” button provided by the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button is recognizable by the “+1” characters on a white or coloured background. If you visit one of our web pages that has such a button, your browser will set up a direct link to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1” button will be transferred by Google directly to your browser which, in turn, will link it to the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the volume of data that Google collects by means of this button; however, we assume that your IP address will be collected.
If you are a member of Google Plus and you do not wish Google to collect data on you via our website and link this to your membership data already stored with Google, you must log off Google Plus before you visit our website.
Updated: 10 January 2014