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Legal Notice (§ 5 TMG)

This website is operated by:

Wavealert GbR

Bachemer Str.266
50935 Cologne
Represented by the shareholders: Moritz Biehl und Max Geilke

Phone: 01757656780
Email: support[at]wavealert.app

Dispute resolution
The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (OS):

We are not willing or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Privacy Statement "wavealert.app"

Welcome to our website!

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and want you to feel comfortable on our website. Therefore, we treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

In the following, we would like to inform you about the processing of your personal data in the context of your use of our website.

1. Person responsible for data processing

Responsible for the processing of personal data of this website according to Art. 4 Abs. 7 DSGVO is:

Wavealert GbR

Bachemer Str.266
50935 Köln

Represented by the shareholders: Moritz Biehl und Max Geilke
Email: support[at]wavealert.app

2. General information about the processing of your data in our company

a) Terminology

With regard to the terms used in this privacy statement, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the GDPR.

b) Legal basis

When you visit our website, personal data such as contact data, usage data, meta data and communication data are processed by you.

The legal bases for the processing of the data can be found in Art. 6 Abs. 1 DSGVO:

Insofar as the processing of the data is based on our legitimate interest , is the legal basis Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO, where our legitimate interest is usually the safe and efficient operation of this online service or our economic interest.

If we process your data on the basis of consent granted by you, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO form the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

If we process your data to fulfill our own obligations, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO is the legal basis for this.

If vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO is the legal basis for the processing.

c) Use of external service providers

We use external service providers for the operation of this website. In doing so, it happens that they gain knowledge of your personal data.

Cooperation within the framework of a contract processing relationship with external service providers takes place exclusively on the basis of a contract processing agreement (Art. 28 DSGVO), as well as on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer, on the basis of a consent granted by you or on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if the transfer is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract).

We review every service provider before we start working with them. In particular, we take a critical look at the technical and organizational measures taken by the service provider for data protection and data security. We will only work with a service provider if we can be sure that it complies with the statutory contractual provisions for the protection of your personal data.

3. Webhosting and Logfiles

When you visit our website, certain data ("server log files") are processed and stored on the server of our hosting service provider, Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany, based on our legitimate interest in the secure and efficient operation of this online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit f DSGVO. The transmission of your personal data by your respective browser takes place automatically.

The server log files we collect include:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which the access is made (referrer URL), browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer, as well as the name of your access provider.

After 7 days, the IP address is deleted from all systems related to the use of this website. Until then, the storage is required for security reasons. The remaining data is stored for a longer period of time, but a personal reference can no longer be established after deletion of the IP address.

In exceptional cases, data is also stored for longer, namely if storage is required for evidence purposes in the context of an incident. Deletion then takes place after the incident has been clarified.

The application and all data are only stored and operated on servers in Germany at Hetzner Online GmbH. The privacy policy of Hetzner Online GmbH can be found at: https://www.hetzner.de/rechtliches/datenschutz/.

4. Registration function

To use our offer, you must create a user account. You will be informed of the data required for registration during the registration process.
This data is used for the purpose of using the offer and stored until you delete your user account, unless the storage is necessary for commercial or tax reasons according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

Users may be informed by e-mail about information relevant to the offer or registration, such as changes to the scope of the offer or technical circumstances.

In the context of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, we also store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interest, as well as the interest of users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

5. Contact

When you contact us, for example by e-mail or contact form, personal data is collected. Which data is collected when the contact form is used can be seen from the respective contact form. The collected data will be stored solely for the purpose of answering your request or to be able to contact you to answer your request. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, whereby our legitimate interest is to respond to your request.

6. Cookies

We use cookies to make your visit to our website as attractive as possible and to enable you to use certain functions.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device via your browser. A distinction is made between session cookies, which are automatically deleted by your browser when you end your visit to our website, and cookies that enable your browser to be recognized the next time you visit our website (persistent cookies). We do not use these types of cookies.

Insofar as the cookies we use process personal data, the processing is carried out either on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO or, in the case of technically necessary cookies, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO in order to protect our legitimate interests, whereby our legitimate interest is to ensure the smooth usability of our website.

If you wish to restrict the use of cookies, you can make the appropriate settings in your browser. You can be informed about the setting of cookies, decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. You can find out how to make or change the settings under the following links:

Internet Explorer:

7. Data transfer to third parties

a) external service providers
In order to provide you with our offer, we use a hosting service provider.

Our service provider for hosting services is Hetzner Online GmbH, Industriestr. 25, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Germany. This company provides us with the necessary infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services to operate the website and helps us to meet our high security requirements.

We use this service provider based on our Legitimate Interests of the technically error-free presentation and optimization of our website within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO and a contract processing agreement.
The following types of data are processed: Inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer.

All data is stored and operated on servers at Hetzner Online GmbH in Germany only.

b) Tools and other
Within our website, we use content and service offers from third-party providers. We use these, if technically necessary, on the basis of our legitimate interest in an optimization and the economic operation of our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lif. f DSGVO) or on the basis of your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

c) Payment service provider
The billing of our chargeable services takes place by means of the online payment service "Braintree" of the European operating company "PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A", 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg. Your data required for the payment process (name, address, company, e-mail address, telephone and mobile number, IP address) are automatically transmitted to PayPal.

The data transmitted to PayPal may be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. This transmission is for the purpose of checking identity and creditworthiness. PayPal may also pass on your data to third parties, insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf. The privacy policy of PayPal can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full/.

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) b) DSGVO, as the processing of the data is necessary for the payment with PayPal and thus for the execution of the contract.

The deletion of the data takes place after the expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry. Information in any customer account shall remain until it is deleted.

10. Data subject rights

The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights. You are entitled to legal claims from Art. 12 et seq. DSGVO to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing and objection to processing as well as a right to data portability. In addition, you can revoke any consent given to processing at any time and complain to a supervisory authority.

a) Right of objection or revocation of consent
Insofar as we process your data on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
We will then no longer process this data unless there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests or the processing is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. However, we will then restrict the processing as far as possible.

If we process your data on the basis of consent, you have the right to object to this processing at any time. If you exercise this right, we will terminate the processing.

To exercise your right to object or revoke your consent, please contact:

Moritz Biehl
Email: support[at]wavealert.app

b) Complaint to the supervisory authority
If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data does not comply with the legal requirements, you have the possibility to complain to a supervisory authority. You can do this, for example, at the supervisory authority responsible for us.
The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
Email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de

c) Assertion of other data subject rights
If you wish to request information about the data stored about you or to assert other data subject rights, please contact:

Moritz Biehl
E-Mail: support[at]wavealert.app

11. Duration of the storage of personal data

As a matter of principle, we only store your data for as long as processing is necessary for the purpose for which the data was originally collected. We store your personal data for no longer than the respective statutory retention periods. We therefore store your data for 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB and for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO.
After expiry of this period, your data will be routinely deleted unless it is required for the performance or initiation of a contract and there is no legitimate interest for us to continue processing it.

12. Scope and amendment of the data protection provisions

This privacy policy applies in principle only to this website. It is no longer valid if you leave the website through a link or in any other way and go to another website.

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures insofar as this becomes necessary due to technical developments and if we introduce new products and/or services to our website. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection notices accordingly. Therefore, please refer to the respective current version of our privacy policy.