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Privacy Policy for BIZZDAR app

BIZZDAR GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "BIZZDAR") considers the data protection and privacy of its users to be very important. The collection and use of personal data take place exclusively within the framework of the legal provisions of the applicable data protection law. With this privacy policy BIZZDAR informs about the processing of personal data in the BIZZDAR App.

BIZZDAR is available since 01.01.2019.

 

1. Contact person

The contact person and person responsible for the legality of the processing of personal data within the meaning of the DSGVO, BDGS (new) and the Telemedia Act (TMG) is:

BIZZDAR GmbH
Winsstraße 61
10405 Berlin
Germany

Executive Directors

Kumar Gaurav
Sebastian Hesse

(hereinafter referred to as service provider).

 

If you have any questions regarding data protection at BIZZDAR, please do not hesitate to contact us. In matters of data protection, we can be contacted at our postal address as well as at privacy@bizzdar.com For feedback on other topics we would be happy to receive emails at support@bizzdar.com.

This data protection declaration applies exclusively to our BIZZDAR App with its contents and functions.

The data protection on our website www.bizzdar.com is explained in the data protection declaration provided there.

 

2. Legal bases

Regarding Art. 4 of the GDPR personal data is defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('the data subject'); a natural person is regarded as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, the expression of the physical , physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR as legal basis. In the processing of personal data required to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR as legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual measures.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. d) GDPR as legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail over the first interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR as legal basis for processing.

Already at this point we point out that all data will be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer necessary for the achievement of the respective purpose of their survey. This is subject to such data, the storage of which is required by law.

In the context of data processing that is not carried out by us, we only work with companies that have either adapted their data processing to the provisions of the GDPR or are subject to a comparable level of data protection under agreements such as the EU-US Privacy Shield.

 

3. Basic Functions

The BIZZDAR App provides the following basic functionality:

BIZZDAR is a location-based mobile application providing users with the ability to search for, connect and communicate with business people and professionals in their near proximity. Furthermore, BIZZDAR allows you to select a specific location and safe this information in your profile as a preferred meeting location for spontaneous or planned meetings with like-minded business people and professionals. With its location-based approach, BIZZDAR is abstaining from any user generated contact (besides the profile photo and profile information or chat messages) and fosters offline face-to-face interaction for better networking experiences and valuable business partnerships.

In the following we would like to describe our usage of the data you provide.

 

4. Data collection and use

4.1 We collect the following data:

- access to location via GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and cell tower locations for approximate location

- access to camera (for profile photo – later also to send photo in chat)

- access to photo library (for profile photo – later also to send photo in chat)

- device info such as USID, device’s type; device’s operational system, mac address

4.2 This data is collected and processed solely for the purpose of BIZZDAR's functionality.

In particular, the data will be used for the following services:

- Identifying the user

- Providing products and services

- Improving services

- Communication with the user (responding to support or other inquiries)

- Providing partner promotions

- Providing marketing and advertisement purposes

- administrative purposes

- Push notifications

The data in technical protocols (log files) is evaluated by us in anonymous form in order to further improve our apps and make them more user-friendly and to find and correct errors more quickly.

 

5. Disclosure of Personal Data

5.1 BIZZDAR does not pass on personal data to third parties. The data collected by us will only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary and necessary to provide the technical functionality of the app or if there is another legal basis for the passing on of data.

Personal data may only be used by our service providers to fulfil their tasks. These have been carefully selected by us and commissioned in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked by us. Any other use of the information is not permitted and will not be made by any of the service providers employed by us.

In addition to the service providers listed separately in this data protection declaration, data may be passed on to individual categories of recipients, namely to companies supporting promotions and special campaigns as well as external consultants and enforcement authorities.

5.2 In order to further develop and support our services and technical functionality, selected data will be forwarded to the following service providers:

- Google Analytics

- Google Admob

- Google Adsense

- Google Firebase

- Google Maps & Places

- OneSignal

For more information about the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy of those service providers, please visit the following:

- Google analytics: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/?hl=en_GB

- Google Admob: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

- Google Adsense: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=en

- Google Firebase: https://policies.google.com/privacy

- Google Maps & places: https://www.google.com/help/terms_maps/

- OneSignal: https://onesignal.com/privacy_policy

5.3 The data collected

by BIZZDAR is generally stored on servers within the European Union. This also applies to all service providers with whom BIZZDAR cooperates or whose services BIZZDAR uses. Only Google Firebase's database uses Google Cloud Functions. These Cloud functions are processed on US Servers. Never the less, BIZZDAR only transfers the data hashed and anonymized.

In the event that personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

5.4 Push Notifications

With Push Notifications, we will inform users about incoming chat messages when other users try to contact them while they do not use the app (app not in foreground).

Users can mute these chat message notifications anytime in their profile settings.

By using further Push Notifications and In-App Messages based on the user’s interests (segments & tags), we will furthermore send users event updates as well as helpful information how to use the app and network professionally (e.g. links to blog posts on our page and elsewhere).

Users can also mute these further Push Notifications in their profile settings, but if they do so, they will also not receive any chat message updates.

For Push Notifications we use the service provider OneSignal (411 Borel Ave Suite 512, San Mateo, CA 94402, USA).

The service provider OneSignal only processes data that allows conclusions to be drawn about user behaviour in the BIZZDAR App. This serves BIZZDAR to improve the BIZZDAR App user experience and service to the user.

As part of OneSignal's service to BIZZDAR, BIZZDAR does not provide OneSignal with email addresses of BIZZDAR App users. In addition, OneSignal will not store the IP addresses of BIZZDAR App users. OneSignal will only receive the first name of the user so that the user can be addressed personally in the push notification, as well as UUIDs and segment tags.

With regard to the usual standardized data processing by OneSignal, we refer to their Privacy Policy, available at: https://onesignal.com/privacy_policy.

The legal basis for processing by the service provider OneSignal is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) DSGVO. 

The service provider OneSignal undertakes to comply with the European data protection standard by means of standard data protection clauses in accordance with Art. 45 and Art. 46 DSGVO. These standard data protection clauses can be provided to interested users. 

 

6. Permissions

Some functions require BIZZDAR to be able to access certain services and data on your device.

6.1 Background update:

This feature allows BIZZDAR to download and update data in the background, even if BIZZDAR is not currently open or in active use.

6.2 Mobile data:

This feature allows BIZZDAR to download and update data outside a WLAN network via mobile data connections (e.g. GSM, UMTS or LTE).

6.3 Camera usage:

This permission is requested by BIZZDAR when taking or sharing a photo within the app.

 

7. Data Analysis

In order to improve BIZZDAR, we use various technologies to analyze usage patterns and evaluate the associated data. These processes are carried out anonymously or using pseudonyms, but never directly in relation to individuals.

 

8. Affected rights

If personal data are processed by you, you are "affected person" and you have the following rights towards us as responsible persons:

8.1 Right to information

You have the right to receive a confirmation from us free of charge if we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, then you have the right to information about this personal data and to other information that you can refer to Art. 15 GDPR. You can contact us by mail or e-mail.

8.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to demand immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement, taking into account the above-mentioned purposes of processing. You can contact us by mail or email.

8.3 Right to cancellation

You have the right to demand the immediate deletion of personal data concerning you if one of the requirements of Art. 18 GDPR is fulfilled. You can contact us by mail or e-mail.

8.4 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing if one of the requirements of Art. 18 GDPR is fulfilled. You can contact us by mail or e-mail.

8.5 Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been corrected or deleted or processing restricted, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have a right to the person responsible to be informed about these recipients.

8.6 Data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance from us if the conditions of Art 20 DSGVO. You can contact us by mail or e-mail.

8.7 Right to object to processing for our legitimate interest

As far as we exceptionally process personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (i.e. for legitimate interests), you have the right to refuse to process your personal data at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation to appeal to us. If we cannot prove compelling legitimate reasons for further processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if we process the data from you for direct marketing purposes, then we will no longer process your data (see Art 21 DSGVO). You can contact us by mail or e-mail. As a contradiction in this sense is also a technical process that you use, for example, a unique technical information your web browser transmits us ("Do-Not-Track" message).

8.8 Right to object with granted consent

You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection and use of personal data with effect for the future at any time. You can contact us by mail or email. The lawfulness of the processing on the basis of the consent until the revocation is not affected.

8.9 Automated decision-making including profiling

You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing - including profiling - that will have legal effect or similarly affect you in a similar manner. Unless the decision is required to conclude or fulfill a contract between you and us, it is permissible under Union or Member State legislation to which we are subject, and this legislation contains reasonable safeguards to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests or the decision is made with your expressed consent.

Such automated decision-making does not take place through us.

8.10 Voluntary provision of the data

If the provision of personal data is required by law or contract, we generally point this out when collecting the data. In some cases, the data we collect is required to conclude a contract, namely when we otherwise could not or could not sufficiently fulfill our contractual obligation to you. There is no obligation for you to provide personal information. However, the non-provision may result in the fact that we cannot perform or offer you a desired performance, action, measure or similar, or a contract with you is not possible.

If you would like to exercise one of the rights described above, you are welcome to contact us:

e-mail address: privacy@bizzdar.com

 

BIZZDAR GmbH
Winsstraße 61
10405 Berlin

Executive Directors

Kumar Gaurav
Sebastian Hesse

 

8.11 Right to complain to a supervisory authority

You have the right, at any time and without prejudice to any other rights, to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to data protection law contrary.

Privacy Policy, as of: February 2020.

 

The App’s Privacy Policy was created by Zimmermann Kaliner Lawyers – www.zimmermannkaliner.de.