Data privacy and security
We take our responsibility of protecting your private data very seriously. Therefore, we take appropriate measures to prevent an unauthorized access to your data.
This data privacy statement applies solely to visiting this website and for the creation of Open Project accounts. It does not apply for services and products that you purchase from us. In general, you can visit our website without providing any personal information. We only learn the name of your Internet service provider, the website from which you were directed to visit us and the web pages that you visit within our website. This information is analyzed for statistical purposes. However, if you contact us directly, we need your personal data in order to communicate with you. Personal data is always collected for the intended purpose if you provide it voluntarily.
If you create an account with us, we will note and save your first and last name, and your email address for this purpose. Should you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, your data will be stored for the sending of the newsletter.
Appropriation, use and disclosure of personal data
All personal data obtained within the framework of our services or the communications are collected, will only be compiled, processed and used in accordance with the provisions applicable to the protection of personal data only for the purpose of communication, contract management and in order to protect the legitimate business interests.
Public Directory of Procedures and Rights
Upon request we will inform you in writing, in accordance with applicable law whether and what personal data on your person is stored with us. In our public procedure directory we have summarized the information according to § 4e BDSG.
Use of Google Analytics
Demographic data/DoubleClick data: Also, we use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and Double-Click-Cookie for statistical purposes. You can deactivate this with the following link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de.
By clicking on the link below, you can avoid detection by Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is set and a future collection of your information when you visit this site prevented: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
This website uses Google Analytics (so-called IP-masking) has been extended by the code „anonymizeIp „, thus an anonymous collection of IP addresses is guaranteed.
This site uses Mouseflow, a web-based tool from Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Kopenhagen, Denmark, to gather information about randomly selected visitors (only with anonymous IP address). A protocol of the mouseflow and clicks will be created with the goal to make a visit to our website visible in order to make improvements to our site. It is no personal data and it will not be transmitted. If you do not wish to be recorded, you can deactivate this for all sites with the following link: www.mouseflow.de/opt-out/.
Liability for content
As a service provider we are responsible for our own content on these pages according to § 7 par. 1 TMG as applicable by law. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are however not obligated as a service provider to monitor stored or transmitted third-party information. Also we are not obliged to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under applicable law remain unaffected. However, a liability is only possible from the date of knowledge of a specific infringement. Should we find rights violations, we will remove this content immediately.
Liability for links
This site contains links to external websites, over which we have no influence. For this reason we cannot accept any liability for third party content. The respective provider or operator of such sites is always responsible for the content of linked pages. The linked sites were checked at the time of linking for possible legal violations. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation. Upon notification of violations, we will remove such links immediately.
This website uses the „Like“, „Tweet“ or „+1“ or similarly titled functions of the following providers of social networks:
On these pages we use the plug- in „Google + 1“ (Google Plus) of Google Inc. , 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway , Mountain View , CA 94043 , United States (Google) . The button is recognizable on the basis of a „+1“ on a white background seen.
When you visit these pages your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. Hereby, the contents of the plug-in is transmitted to your browser and integrates it into the page. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data collected by Google. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Such data, including the IP address can only be collected and processed in case of logged in members.
If you are logged in through your personal account on Google Plus or Google while visiting our sites, Google may assign your account page to visit. When interacting with a plug-in, e.g. by clicking the button or leaving a comment, this information is transmitted directly to Google and saved there. To prevent this data transfer you must log out from your Google Plus or Google account before you visit this page.
Please inform yourself about the purpose and scope of data collection, processing and use of data by Google with Google’s privacy notices to the „+1“ button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html. You will also find information about your rights and ways to protect your privacy.
On our sites we use plug-ins of social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the „Like Button“ („Like“). You can find an overview of Facebook plug-ins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit this page a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plug-in. In this way, Facebook collects the information that you have visited our website through your IP address. You can link the content on this page to your Facebook profile if you click on the Facebook „Like“ button and are logged into your Facebook account. If you visit these pages without being logged into Facebook, your Facebook data are not captured. As providers of the sites we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data to Facebook and their use through Facebook. You can find additional information on the handling of personal data under http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
Plug-ins of the service Twitter (blue bird with blue „Twitter“ logo) are integrated into this site. These plug-ins offered by Twitter Inc. , 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter“).
If you will use Twitter or the “Re-Tweet” function, the web pages you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and announced to other users. Here the data is transferred to Twitter. As a provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use through Twitter. You can find more information about the use of your data by Twitter under http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings in the account settings at Twitter under http://twitter.com/account/settings.
In order to carry out software development projects, we use the File hosting service GitHub of GitHub, Inc., 88 Colin P Kelly Jr St San Francisco, CA 94107 („GitHub“). You can find out about the processing and use of your data here: https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/.
Data Processing Agreement
To comply with technical and organizational actions to protect personalized data, we offer a Data Processing Agreement (Vertrag zur Auftragsdatenverarbeitung – ADV) for OpenProject hosting pursuant to §11 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz). Download the template for the Data Processing Agreement here: