1. An overview of data protection
(i) General information
(ii) Data recording on SalvageApp and rights
(a) Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on SalvageApp (i.e. the “controller”)?
(b) How and when do we record your data?
We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form. Therefore, you directly provide SalvageApp with most of the data we collect. We collect and process data when you:
- Register an account online on SalvageApp
- Provide bMC with planning or operational information in relation to a project in SalvageApp
- Upload documents to SalvageApp
- Voluntarily comment or provide feedback on any of the information displayed within SalvageApp
- Use or view SalvageApp via your browser’s cookies
SalvageApp may also collect your data indirectly from the following sources:
- A third party involved in the same project
- bMC employees assigned to the project
Moreover, our IT systems automatically record other data when you use SalvageApp. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time SalvageApp was accessed).This information is recorded automatically when you access or use SalvageApp.
(c) What data do we collect?
- Job title
- Product data
- Process data
- Partner information
- Operational information
- Risk Data
- IP address
(d) With whom do we share your data and why?
We will share your data with other stakeholders in a common project in order to improve communication across the project.
(e) How do we store your data and long do we store your data for?
All data collected in SalvageApp is stored on a dedicated server with restricted management access, a user-based access policy, server firewalls and two-factor authentication.
IP addresses are stored for a period of 14 days and thereafter deleted automatically.
Any data obtained from you will be stored as long as this is needed for the purpose of delivering the agreed service to you via SalvageApp, or, alternatively, where no such service agreement is in place, as long as required by law.
(f) What are the purposes we use your data for?
A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of SalvageApp. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.
Moreover, SalvageApp collects your data so that we can:
- Deliver services as agreed with our clients
- Establish a project environment within SalvageApp reflecting key stakeholders to the project
- Manage and control access to sensitive information relating to the project
- Generate operational and financial forecasts
- Communicate and share information with stakeholders
- Distribute reports to stakeholders
(g) Special right to object
(h) What other rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?
You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified, blocked or eradicated. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time under the address disclosed in section “Information Required by Law” on SalvageApp if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervising agency. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when personal data are processed on basis of you having first consented thereto and you have the right to data portability and data transmission.
(iii) Analysis tools and tools provided by third parties
There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when you use SalvageApp. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.
2. General information and mandatory information
(i) Data protection
Whenever you use SalvageApp, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.
(ii) Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR) and contact details of ombudsman for lodging complaints
The data processing controller on SalvageApp is:
brand MARINE CONSULTANTS GMBH
Phone: +49 (40) 375 033 90
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that the controller has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).
Graurheindorfer Str. 153
(iii) Revocation of your consent to the processing of data
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
(iv) Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).
If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).
(v) Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory agency
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to lodge a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
(vi) Right to data portability
You have the right to receive any data concerning you and you also have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
(vii) SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as SalvageApp operator, SalvageApp uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from „http://“ to „https://“ and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
(viii) Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data
(ix) Right to demand processing restrictions
- In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.
- If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
- If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.
(x) Rejection of unsolicited data and files
3. Recording of data on SalvageApp
In some instances, SalvageApp and its features use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer or mobile device and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make SalvageApp more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you access or use SalvageApp.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of SalvageApp may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use, are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of SalvageApp has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
(ii) Server log files
The provider of SalvageApp and its features automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer or mobile device
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of SalvageApp has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of SalvageApp. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
(iii) Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
Matomo (formerly called Piwik)
SalvageApp uses the open source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called „cookies,“ which are text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to analyse your use of SalvageApp. In conjunction with this, the information about the use of SalvageApp generated by the cookie will be archived on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.
Matomo cookies will remain on your computer or mobile device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of SalvageApp has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and advertising.
The information generated by cookies concerning the use of SalvageApp shall not be shared with any third parties. You may prevent the storage of cookies at any time by making pertinent changes to your browser software settings; however, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the features of SalvageApp to their fullest extent.
If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you have the option to deactivate the storage and use of such data here. In this case, an opt out cookie will be placed in our browser, which prevent the storage of usage data by Matomo. If you delete your cookies, this will also result in the deletion of the Matomo opt out cookie. Hence, you will have to reactivate the opt out when you return to use SalvageApp.
You may choose to prevent SalvageApp from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
5. Final Provisions
(i) Privacy policies of other websites