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Data Privacy The following data privacy provisions apply for participation in the Bonsum reward scheme operated by Bonsum UG (limited liability) (hereinafter referred to as “Bonsum”):

1. Your data, not ours!

If you wish to participate in the Bonsum scheme, the only things you'll need to provide upon opening an account are your email address, your choice of username and a password ("master data"). This master data will either be submitted directly to Bonsum or passed to Bonsum when you register with one of our partners. When you collect Bonets, we make every effort to generate as little data as possible. The only data collected and passed to Bonsum by our partners is that which is absolutely necessary for crediting Bonets to your account (transaction data). Transaction data includes your email address or username, the number of Bonets or the amount spent, posting date, the name of the partner and the promotional scheme in which you have taken part. When you participate in other services, such as "Bonsumer of the Month", we will also collect a small number of details about you and your interests ("optional information"). This information is voluntary and is supplied by you. Bonsum will not record address when you redeem your Bonets.

2. Use of your data for personalised offers, advertising and market research / customer profiles

We do not create customer profiles or pass your data to third parties. Unlike other providers, we do not feature any marketing services on our site. This is  because your data is not used for marketing purposes.

3. No passing of data to third parties

We guarantee that no personal data will be passed or sold to external third parties.
 

4. Deletion of data

Data stored by Bonsum for participants in their reward scheme will be deleted once it is no longer required for the scheme to be operated or for legal obligations to be fulfilled.

5. Emails inside and outside Europe

We use the provider mailjet to send and receive all our emails. mailjet is a European alternative to US email providers. According to information provided by the company, data sent via mailjet is hosted by the largest and most secure hosting provider in Europe and the fourth-largest provider worldwide (Netcraft, January 2012). The system used corresponds to the "Safe Harbor" guidelines in the EU Data Protection Directive. Bonsum remains the owner of any data linked with user accounts on our site, including transaction data and customer data. Mailjet simply provides the service and safeguards the integrity of the data.

Automatically encrypted backups are used to ensure that your online data remains secure and complete.

6. Use of social plugins

6.1. Facebook
Our site contains plug-ins from the social network Facebook (Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). Facebook plugins can be identified by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our site. View an overview about Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you click the Facebook "Like" button whilst logged into your account, you can link content from our site on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign information to your user account regarding your visit to this site. We ask you to note that as the provider of this site, we obtain no knowledge from Facebook regarding the content of data transmitted or your use of the site. More in-depth information on this subject can be found in Facebook's Data Protection Declaration ( http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php ). If you do not wish Facebook to be able to assign information to your user account regarding  your visit to these web pages, you should simply avoid clicking the plug-ins as described above.

6.2. YouTube
YouTube videos are embedded on some pages of this website. In embedding these videos, we are simply enabling the connection to YouTube. YouTube is a service from Google Inc. To learn more about the purpose and scope of data collection and use by Google, your rights as a YouTube user and how you can protect yourself using the appropriate settings, please refer to YouTube's data protection guidelines at http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy.

 

7. Data protection declaration regarding web analytics

Bonsum takes the protection of your personal data extremely seriously and adheres strictly to the provisions of the German Data Protection Act.

7.1. Data collected for web tracking
Our website has made a conscious decision to forgo the use of Google Analytics and use a European alternative, Piwik. This web analysis service uses so-called "cookies": text files that are saved on your computer and are used by us to analyse visitors' use of our website. As such, cookie-generated usage information (including a truncated version of your IP address) is passed to our server and stored for analysis purposes. Information gained through this analysis helps us optimise the website for our users. Your IP address is anonymised at the beginning of this process, which means that you as a user remain anonymous. Information generated by cookies about your use of this website will not be passed to third parties. You can block the use of cookies by making the appropriate changes to the settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you choose to do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website and we will not be able to credit Bonets to you. If you do not wish the data from your visit to be stored and analysed, you can prevent this from happening at any time with a click of your mouse. In this case, a so-called "opt-out cookie" will be deposited in your browser and will stop Piwik collecting any data from your session. Please note: if you delete cookies, the opt-out cookie will be deleted as well and must be re-activated by you if you wish to continue using its effects. At this point, you can decide whether a unique web analytics cookie may be deposited in your browser to enable the website operator to record and analyse different statistical data for the purposes of website optimisation.
 

Click here to set a cookie so that Piwik ignores your visit to www.netstatz.de.

7.2. IP address
Your IP address will be passed with every server request so that the server knows where the answer must be sent. Every internet user gets an IP address from their internet service provider (ISP) as soon as they are connected to the internet and the ISP can determine which IP address was assigned to which of its customers at which point in time. So long as an IP address is saved, the identity of the port owner may theoretically be determined indirectly via the ISP. For this reason, we and our web statistics provider store the IP address temporarily and use it only to identify the session and to protect ourselves from attacks. The IP address is deleted after max. 60 days.

7.3. Cookies
Our web pages use multiple "cookies". They enable us to assign cookies to your purchases. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by websites you visit. The cookies do not contain personal data. Cookie-generated data will not be linked with data from other sources. Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies", which are deleted when your browser session ends. Alongside session cookies, we also use persistent cookies, which allow us to recognise you as a visitor when you return to the site.
Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. The following cookies are (or may be) set when you use our site:
· Session Cookie (for session recognition, lifespan: one session)
· Persistent cookie (for recognising new/regular customers, lifespan: 6 months)
· Opt-out cookie (for preventing tracking, lifespan: 60 months)
· Opt-in cookie (for extending the persistent cookie, lifespan: 12 months)
Go to your browser settings to specify whether cookies are permitted to be stored on your computer.

7.4. Objecting to the use of cookies
Pursuant to §15 of the German Telemedia Act, website visitors can object to the collection of pseudo-anonymised visitor data. If they choose to do so, such data will no longer be collected on this website.

7.5. Approval for extended cookie use
Our web statistics provider uses so-called "long-term cookies" when you visit our web pages. These make it possible for us to recognise you if you return to our site. Recognition via cookies helps us to optimise the content of our website. By default, we are permitted to use cookies with a maximum lifespan of 6 months. However, for the long-term optimisation of our website and targeted provision of content or user information, we also require cookie information over a longer period. If you agree to extended cookie use, you are agreeing for the lifespan of the persistent cookie to be extended by a maximum of 12 months.
 

8. Questions about data protection

If you have questions or suggestions regarding Bonsum's data protection policy, we'd love to hear from you. Just drop an email to our team at privacy@bonsum.co.uk!

Updated: October 2015