Privacy Statement

We thank you for visiting our website www.peermatch.com and/or our mobile applications (hereinafter referred to as ‘digital services') that are operated by Peermatch B.V. ('Peermatch'). The protection of your personal data is of the highest importance for us. This privacy statement is intended to inform you of the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your entrusted personal data for the use of our digital services. You can open and print this privacy statement for our digital services at any time.

1. General

Peermatch collects and uses for the use of its digital services personal data in compliance with the statutory regulations, especially the German Telemedia Act and the German Federal Data Protection Act. Your personal data will be used to the extent that it is necessary for the justification, development, provision or modification of the digital services. Peermatch uses your personal data for the purpose for which you have provided to us. Your data will only be used for advertising purposes to the extent permitted by law or with your consent. Your data will be deleted once the reason for having collected the data ceases to apply and after the legal retention period has expired.

2. Collection and use of data

2.1 Access to digital services

Upon accessing our digital services, the following data is temporarily stored in a log file: particularly the IP address, the date and time of the said access, web browser/ operating system as well as the message whether the request was successful. Such access data contain no reference to a person. This data is evaluated solely for statistical purposes and for the improvements of our services and is then deleted.

2.2 Registration for digital services

For a personalized use of our digital services you have to register yourself. We collect the following personal data as mandatory data, first name and surname, email address (inventory data) and the user name you have selected and your password. These mandatory data are necessary to enable the use of our user-defined digital services and to contact you. Furthermore, you may provide further data on a voluntary basis within the framework of the use of our digital services, e.g. for the participation in chat dialogues or using web forms (content data). Chat dialogues will be stored after registration. You may change or delete your data provided in the course of registration if needed at any time.

2.3 Contact data

If you contact us by e-mail, phone or web forms, we will store this information to process your requests and to answer follow-up questions.

3. Cookies

Upon accessing our digital services, we use temporary cookies to realize special user functions. We do not record any personal data using cookies. This cookie is automatically deleted when terminating the session. You may set your browser that cookies are not accepted or deleted. Some personalized services may not work then properly.

4. Transfer of personal data to third parties

Your data will only be given to third parties, especially to Peermatch Management GmbH and Peermatch Capital S.A., to perform your requests and insofar as we are obliged to disclose the data due to a court order or of a public authority or we are entitled to (e.g. within the framework of a data procession on behalf) or if you have expressly agreed to a transfer to a third party, e.g. to a credit agency, for the purpose of checking the debt collection and creditworthiness.

5. Revocation of consent and opposition

If you register on our digital services you consent to the storage of inventory and content data and to the use of the data for improving our services, the evaluation of user behavior and our customer services as well as for advertising purposes. We would like to inform you that you can revoke your consent at any time. A revocation could lead to the consequence that a personalized use of the digital services may not be possible.

We use your postal and e-mail address, to the extent permitted by law, for commercial contacts. You may oppose this consent at any time with effect for the future. Revocation or opposition is free of charge with the exception of the submission costs. Please address your revocation or opposition to the following email address privacy@peermatch.com or in writing to the address of Peermatch.

6. Your rights of access, rectification, blocking, cancellation and opposition

You are entitled at any time to obtain information on your stored data, or to correct, block or delete your stored data free of charge, unless legal retention obligations contradict this. Please send us on this an e-mail to privacy@peermatch.com.

7. Technical security

Your personal data will be transmitted in SSL-encrypted form. We take safety and organizational measures to ensure that your entrusted personal data is protected from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access. ‘MyPeermatch’ can only be accessed by entering your personal password. Please use your password confidentially.

8. Link to external websites

Our digital services contain links to external websites. Your personal data will not be passed on if you access other websites via links we provide. Once you access other websites, the privacy statement of the respective provider applies.

9. Amendments to our privacy statement

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy statement so that it continually meets the current legal requirements or in order to incorporate changes to our services into the privacy statement. At your next visit of our digital services the adapted privacy statement may apply.

10. Contact for privacy issues

If you have further questions to our data protection practices or relating to access, rectification, blocking, cancellation and revocation of your consent please address to privacy@peermatch.com.

Status: September 2014


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