Bench is authorised to collect, process, and to use data received from customers pursuant to the legal provisions as they are required to execute the contractual relationship. No data will be passed on to third parties without the customer’s expressive consent, except for cases where Bench is legally obligated. For the processing of the client’s data and the completion of the contractual relationship will be subject to the applicable data protection laws. All data will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
This privacy statement informs users about the nature, scope, and purpose of the elicitation and the use of the collected personal data by Bench Limited on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “offer”).
The legal basis for data protection is set out in the Data Protection Act (BDSG) and in the Telemedia Act (TMG).
Bench, i.e. our webspace provider collects data of every access to our offer (so called server log files). These access data include:
Name of the accessed website, file, date and hour of the visit, quantity of data transmitted, report of a successful visit, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the website visited before), IP-address and the requesting provider. The provider uses the protocol data for statistical operating purposes, for security, and for the optimization of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log files later, if there exists concrete evidence of unlawful use.
Personal data is information, which help to identify a person, i.e. information, which can be used to be traced back to a person. This includes the name, the e-mail address, or the phone number. But also the data of preferences, hobbies, memberships, or the visit of websites are part of personal data.
Personal data is collected, used, and passed on by a provider only if this is legally permitted or if the user agrees to the data collection.
In the case of contact, by use of a contact sheet for example, or by e-mail, the user’s details will be filed for the further processing and in case there will be any follow-up issues.
The newsletter informs you about us and about our offers.
If you want to receive the newsletter, we need your valid e-mail address as well as information, which enables us to verify that you are the owner of the submitted e-mail address, i.e. that the owner of the submitted e-mail address agrees to receive the newsletter. No further data is required. This data is used exclusively to be able to send the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
With your application for the newsletter we save your IP-address and the date of the registration. This storage takes place to prove, if a third party abuses the e-mail address and registers for the newsletter without the agreement of the owner of the e-mail address.
At any time you can cancel your consent to save your data, your e-mail address for the dispatch of the newsletter. To cancel use the link within the newsletter or in your profile sector to the provided contact address.
The data provided at registration is used to enable the use of the offer. The users can be informed via e-mail about the offer or registration relevant information, e.g. changes of the offer volume or technical conditions. The input mask at registration tells you which data was collected. This includes for example. NAME, ADDRESS, E-MAIL ADDRESS, IP-ADDRESS etc.
It can happen, that in the context of this online offer content of third parties, like for example YouTube videos, Google-maps, RSS-feed or graphics of other websites are contained. This always assumes that the providers of such content, (hereinafter referred to as "third parties") receive the user’s IP-address. Without the IP-address, they cannot send contents to the user’s browser. Therefore the IP-address is needed to display such contents. We try to use such contents only, in the same way that the provider uses the IP-address, for content delivery. However, we cannot prevent a third party from saving the IP-address, for example to use it for statistical purposes. If we become aware of it, we will let the user know.
Google Analytics uses this offer, a Google Inc. („Google“) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses so-called. “cookies“, text files, which are saved on the user’s computers and which enable an analysis of the use of the website. The information about the use of the website generated by the cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it will be filed.
If the IP-data are anonymized on this website, Google shortens the user’s IP-address within the member countries of the European Union or within other countries which are contractual members of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP-address is transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On this website, the IP-address is anonymized. By order of the provider of this website, Google will use this information, to evaluate the user’s use of the website, in order to establish reports about the website activities and to provide additional website use and Internet use services for the website provider.
The IP-address transmitted by your browser to Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. The user can prevent the saving of cookies by using the respective settings of the browser software; However, this offer informs the user that in such a case it might not be able to fully use all functions of this website. In addition, the user can prevent the collection generated by the cookie regarding the use of the website (incl. your IP-address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing this available browser-plug-in.
As an alternative to the browser-add-on or for browsers on mobile devices, please click this link, so that in future you can prevent Google Analytics collection of data from this website. This activates an opt-out-cookie on your device. When you delete your cookies, you have to click this link again.
Use of Facebook Social Plug-Ins
This offer uses social plugins ("plugins") of Facebook.com, the social network, which is provided by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f“ on a blue tile, the term "like", or a thumbs up sign or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and the look of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here.
If a user visits a website of this offer which contains such a plugin, their browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s browser which combines it with the website. The provider can therefore not influence the volume of the data collected by Facebook with the help of these plugins:
By integrating plugins, Facebook receives the information, that a user visited the respective website of the offer. If the user is logged in at Facebook, Facebook can attribute the visit to the Facebook account. If a user interacts with the plugins, like pressing the like button or making a comment, the respective information is immediately transmitted to Facebook and saved there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still a possibility that Facebook finds out the IP-address and saves it. According to Facebook, in Germany only an anonymized IP-address is saved.
Purpose and scope of the data collection and the processing and use by Facebook and the respective rights and setting options to protect the users’ privacy are outlined at Facebook’s data protection information.
If a user is a member of and does not want Facebook to use this offer to collect his or her data and combines them linked with the filed Facebook membership data, he or she will have to log out of Facebook before visiting the website. Further settings and contradictions to use the data for advertising purposes, can be made on the Facebook profile settings.
This offer uses Google AdSense, a service to integrate Google Inc. ("Google") advertising. Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files, which are saved on the user’s computer and enable an analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons are able to evaluate information like the frequency of visits to the website of this offer.
The information collected by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including the user’s IP-address) and the delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the United States and are saved there. This information can be passed on to Google’s contractual partners. However, Google will not combine your IP-address with your other saved data.
The users can prevent the installation of cookies by respectively setting his or her browser software. However, this offer informs the user that in such a case he might not be able to fully use all functions of this website. By using this website the user agrees to the handling of his or her data by Google in the way outlined above and as described earlier for said purposes.
Upon request the user has the right to get free information about personal data, which are saved about him or her. In addition the user has the right to the correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his or her personal data, as long as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.
Send your revocation to the following email address: email@example.com
Additional information here.