Last updated October 2020
Thank you for visiting the BuildingMinds website (“Site”) and your interest in BuildingMinds, its products and/or services.
The Site provides information about BuildingMinds
The Site provides general information about BuildingMinds, its products, solutions and services, career opportunities and information for investors.
On the Site there may be special forms through which interested Site visitors can request further information about BuildingMinds products and services.
If you provide us with personal data of other persons
If you provide us with personal data of other persons (such as family members, work colleagues), it is your responsibility to ensure the respective persons are aware of this Data Protection Statement and only provide us with their data if you are allowed to do so and such personal data is correct.
When, how and what kind of personal data we collect
BuildingMinds treats personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may collect your personal data in the course of our business, including through your use of our Site.
We may receive data submitted by you
On the Site there may be special forms through which you can request further information about BuildingMinds products and services. When you submit such a request or electronically pass information to BuildingMinds in any way (e.g. via online contact form, e-mail etc.) you may be asked to provide certain information, including, but not limited to, contact details e.g. your name, title, company, address, phone number, e-mail address or line of business.
We may collect data of your device and account
You may also provide us with data regarding your device, your client or supplier account, etc. These kinds of data will in many circumstances be considered as personal data under applicable data protection legislation. If you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to or use certain parts, services or functions of the Site and for us to respond to your query.
We may automatically log certain technical information
Please consult the table below to see, when using our Site, for which purposes we process (use, store, share, etc.) personal data, which categories of personal data are being processed as well as the legal grounds for such processing.
|Purpose||Categories of Personal Data||Legal Grounds|
|When you visit the site: The personal data we collect allows us to improve and personalize your experience on our Site, to optimize our content for you and for your computer or device, to allow you to participate in interactive features.||IP address, date and time.||The processing of your personal data is necessary to administer and optimize our Site and services. This may be to fulfill contractual obligations (for registered customers) and/or to pursue legitimate interests (e.g. maintaining customer satisfaction and Site functionality, offering content, improving and developing new products and services).|
|When you share your contact details with us: The personal data you share with us (e.g. name, e-mail address, phone number) to receive information about our services and products allows us to send you such information, inquire whether you want to subscribe to our newsletter or ask you via e-mail whether you want your data to be stored in order to send you further sales-related information.||Name, contact details (e-mail, phone number)||The processing of your personal data is necessary to provide you with the requested information. This is to pursue our legitimate interests (e.g. to response to a request, send you offering content and further information on our products and services). You can object against the receipt of e-mails at any time without any costs.|
|When you subscribe to a newsletter: The personal data we collect allows us to send you newsletters to keep you updated on our products and services.||First and last name, company name, address, email address, phone number, information on the product or service you purchased or are interested in.||We process your personal data based on your consent to receive our newsletters. The processing of your personal data is necessary to enable us to provide you with our newsletters. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time by writing an e-mail to [email protected].|
|When you submit data with a contact request: The personal data we collect allows us to process your specific request and our response thereto.||Contact details and information on your contact request.||The processing of your personal data is necessary to administer your request and to provide an appropriate response. This may be to fulfill contractual obligations (for registered customers) and/or to pursue legitimate interests (e.g. maintaining customer satisfaction, improving and developing new products and services)|
|Third party social networks (Social Media Plugins): When you interact with third party social networking features, such as “Like” functions or Social Media Plugins embedded in the Site, your personal data may be processed by such social media networks to allow you to participate in the respective interactive features offered by such social media networks. For data processed by third party social networks, such third parties are responsible.||You can learn more about how these features work by reviewing the privacy notices of the relevant third party social networks. See Section 14 below.||You can learn more about the legal grounds on which these data are processed by reviewing the privacy notices of the relevant third party social networks. See Section 14 below.|
|When you book an appointment on our websites||Contact details and information on your appointment request, meeting-language||The processing of your personal data is necessary to administer your request and to provide an appropriate response. This may be to fulfill contractual obligations (for registered customers) and/or to pursue legitimate interests (e.g. to manage appointments automatically and maintaining customer satisfaction)|
We make no automated decisions and profiles
We do not intend to use the personal data we collect from you to make decisions based solely on automated processing. In addition, we do not intend to process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects.
How long do we retain your personal data
Personal data may also be retained
As soon as your personal data are no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes and if no other legal grounds require keeping that data, they will be deleted or anonymized.
Who has access to your personal data
We may, pursuant to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court/governmental order, allow access to any information (including such categories of personal data) provided to BuildingMinds, in order to comply with such process and to protect our rights and property.
We may share your personal data with third-parties who provide services for us
Your personal data may be transferred to third parties to whom we subcontract parts of our activities and who therefore take part in data processing. This may for instance include hosting providers, technical support and any other relevant roles.
We may transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA)
As BuildingMinds is a worldwide acting company, your personal data may be transferred to countries with a different level of data protection than the country from where you have submitted the personal data. In the event of transfer of personal data to a country outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), BuildingMinds systematically ensures the application of an adequate level of protection of such personal data by approved means (e.g. selecting “Privacy Shield”-certified processors or putting in place standard contractual clauses on the processing of personal data, in accordance with the EU Commission model clauses). You can request more information about such measures (including copies where relevant) by getting in touch with BuildingMinds through the contact details below.
We do not sell your personal data
How to access your personal data and to make use of your other rights
Subject to applicable law, you may have some or all of the following rights in respect of your personal data. You can exercise these rights by submitting your request to [email protected].
You will need to include your personal details as well as some means of verifying your identity (e.g. copy of identity card or driving license). If the request is submitted by a person other than you, without providing evidence that the request is legitimately made on your behalf, the request will be rejected.
Please also note that some of these rights may be limited where BuildingMinds has an overriding interest or legal obligation to continue to process your personal data.
10.1. Access right and data portability
You have the right to obtain confirmation of whether BuildingMinds processes personal data in relation to you and, if so, gain access to a copy thereof.
For certain kinds of data, you may also have a right to data portability.
10.2. Data accuracy: right of rectification and right to erasure
You have the right to rectify or obtain the erasure of your personal data, provided that the applicable legal requirements are met. The right to erasure is subject to various exceptions, notably as regards personal data whose processing is necessary to support litigation or for compliance with statutory retention requirements.
10.3. Limits to processing: right to restriction and right to object and consent withdrawal
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and we will do so
In relation to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time thereto.
Where any processing is based on consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time (without this affecting the processing prior to the consent withdrawal).
10.4. Right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authorities
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, in particular the data protection authority that is competent for your place of residence or the lead supervisory authority for BuildingMinds, namely:
Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationssicherheit
Tel.: +49 30 13889-0
Fax: +49 30 2155050
E-Mail: [email protected]
Security and confidentiality of your personal data
We are committed to keeping your personal data provided secure and we have implemented appropriate information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect your personal information that we have under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
All of our employees, partners, consultants, workers and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of your personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of such data.
No collection of personal data from children
BuildingMinds does not knowingly collect information from children, in particular below the age of 13. If BuildingMinds learns that a child has provided it with personal data, it will remove such information from its files, unless we have the parents’ consent.
We may provide links to other websites
What are Social Media Plugins (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn)
Social Media Plugins allow websites to integrate social media functionality for the convenience of users. Such Social Media Plugins are independent extensions of the providers of the respective social media network. BuildingMinds has no influence over the type and amount of data collected through such Social Media Plugins and stored by their providers. If you use Social Media Plugins you will be sending identifiable information to the respective social media platform. If one Social Media Plugin provider has placed cookies on your system, it can record your browsing behavior and create detailed user profiles using tracking data.
How we use Social Media Plugins
The functions of Social Media Plugins are deactivated by default to prevent any automatic disclosure of the user data to the provider. Social Media Plugins only send data once they have been activated, i.e. clicked by the user. Your Internet browser then sends the log files (including your IP address) directly to the Social Media Plugin provider’s server where they may be stored. The server may be located outside the EU or the EEA (e.g. in the USA).
If you want to prevent a data exchange between your system and Social Media Plugins, you should log out of the social media before using the Site. You should also activate private mode in your browser’s data privacy settings. It also helps to deactivate or limit cookies in your browser settings so that third parties cannot track your browsing behavior. You can also prevent Social Media Plugins from loading altogether by using a script blocker as an add-on in your browser.
Any comments or activity arising from persons using Social Media Plugins is not controlled or endorsed by BuildingMinds and BuildingMinds shall not be held responsible or liable for such. Persons who share BuildingMinds’ content via Social Media Plugins are not authorized to speak for or represent BuildingMinds. Their views and opinions must be strictly regarded as their own and not BuildingMinds’.
Other third party services
Details on how third-party sites and social media platforms may collect your personal data
For further information about the purpose and scope of data collection and the processing and use of your data by social media platform, as well as your rights and options to protect your data, please review the privacy statements of the respective providers. In the context of our online platforms, we use the Social Media Plugins of the following providers:
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