Privacy Policy

Last revised: Dec 5th, 2016

The |pipe| website is brought to you by pi.pe GmbH, Rheinsberger Strasse 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany (hereafter: “|pipe|”). Terms like “we”, “us”, “our”, etc. in this Privacy Policy refer to |pipe|. Terms like “you”, “your”, etc. refer to you as a user of the |pipe| website (hereafter “website“).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and use the website only if you agree with the privacy practices described herein.

In general, you can browse the website without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We do not use cookies, web analytic tools, plug-ins or similar technologies to analyze your usage of the website.

Purpose of this Privacy Policy

Preamble

The protection of your privacy and your data is really important. We take these things very seriously so we’ve written this Privacy Policy to explain to you as clearly as possible how we handle and protect your personal data when you visit our website at http://pi.pe and http://pipe.com (hereafter: the “Website”).

In particular, we answer the following questions:

  • What is “personal data”?
  • Who is responsible for the proper handling of your personal data?
  • Does |pipe| collect your personal data?
  • Does |pipe| use cookies, web analytics, plug-ins and similar technologies?
  • How does |pipe| protect your personal data?
  • How long does |pipe| retain your personal data?
  • How will changes to this Privacy Policy be communicated?
  • How can you contact |pipe|?

Data controller

The |pipe| Website is operated by pi.pe GmbH, Rheinsberger Strasse 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany (hereafter “|pipe|”, “we” or “our”). |pipe| is the responsible “data controller” for any handling of personal data in connection with the website. The “handling” of personal data, as used herein, relates broadly to any collection, processing and use of personal data.

“Personal data” comprises any information that is attributed or attributable to you as the user of the |pipe| website, irrespective of whether such information was entered by you, collected from you or otherwise obtained by us. Examples of personal data are: your real name and address, your email address, and the IP address used by you when connecting to the |pipe| website.

“Collection” of personal data means the acquisition of personal data by whatever means. “Processing” of personal data means the recording, alteration, transfer, blocking or erasure of personal data. Any other utilization of personal data is referred to as a “use” of personal data in the following. The collection, processing and use of personal data are hereafter collectively referred to as the “handling” of personal data.

Who is responsible for the proper handling of your personal data?

As the provider of the |pipe| website, we are also responsible for all personal data that we handle in connection with your use of the |pipe| website or otherwise.

What types of personal data does |pipe| collect?

IP address

When you use the |pipe| website, your IP address is stored within our access logs on the webservers in conjunction with the page or pages you visited. We do this to monitor the health of the |pipe| system, to keep track of the server load and traffic, and to prevent non-authorized access.

What happens when you contact |pipe| ?

We may receive certain personal data when you contact or meet us. For instance, we may gain knowledge of your real name and email address or Twitter handle when you contact us. We may store this data and keep a record of the correspondence in order to continue to communicate with you, for example within email client software or in our Highrise online database held in the USA, where we may link it to other data available on the Internet, like your LinkedIn address or any of the other personal data mentioned above. Highrise complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the US Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.

Does |pipe| share your personal data?

No. None of the personal data we hold about you will be disclosed, sold or rented out to third parties for use in their marketing or advertising or for any other activity, without your prior consent or another legal permission. The application of this Privacy Policy remains subject to applicable laws in Berlin Germany including legislation, regulations and the orders of any courts or other lawful authorities, other lawful requests or legal processes.

Does |pipe| use cookies, web analytics tools, plug-ins or similar technologies?

No, |pipe| does not use cookies, web analytic tools, plug-ins or similar technologies to analyze your usage of the |pipe| website.

When our website features embedded video content from YouTube it will use their enhanced privacy mode. This means that cookies will not be placed on your computer by YouTube until you play the video. We are unable to provide a means of blocking third-party cookies. For more information on YouTube’s parent company, Google’s privacy policy please visit http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Links

This web site may contain links to third party websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other such websites. We do not endorse or make and representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to give to third-party sites is not covered by the |pipe| privacy policy. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personal and identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected on this website.

How does |pipe| protect your personal data?

We understand the importance of data security and we want your user experience with us to be as safe as possible. We have implemented reasonable safeguards and precautions to protect your personal data, including technical and organizational measures against unauthorized access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction, and accidental loss. This comprises standard safety procedures, including encryption, passwords and physical security to protect your personal data against unauthorized access and disclosure. Your personal data held by |pipe| is stored on a secure server and protected by a firewall.

Please understand that, while we strive to protect your personal data against potential risks and exposures, there is no absolute security in the online sphere. Hence, we ask you to support our IT security efforts by not disclosing any personal data that is particularly sensitive and not required for your use of the |pipe| website.

How long does |pipe| retain your personal data?

Your personal data is not retained by us for longer than necessary to provide the |pipe| website to you or to communicate with you or for other legally permissible purposes for which they were collected, as required under applicable retention policies and/or as required or permitted in accordance with applicable law.

How will changes to the Privacy Policy be communicated?

Whenever we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will replace the current version by the new version and update the “Last revision” date at the top of this page and on the homepage of the |pipe| website.

How can you contact |pipe|?

Your communication and feedback is always welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy or security practices. You may also reach out to us if you wish to gain access to the personal data we hold about you, that it be updated, rectified, deleted or blocked, or that we refrain from further using it. Prior to responding to such requests, we may request an identify proof for authentication purposes. Please get in touch with us via email: contact <at> pi <dot> pe