Last update April 1, 2022
The data controller for all processing activities in the context of this Website is Gitpod, unless stated otherwise.
Am Germaninahafen 1
24143 Kiel, Germany
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as a “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is anyone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more specific factors.
Identifiable information is collected when you access or use the Website and/or the Services. We use industry standard tools and software to monitor your navigation and usage of the Website and Services, your usage pattern-logs and other communications data. We may also use “cookies” and Flash (or similar technologies), which store certain information on your computer (“Local Storage”) and which allow us to enable automatic activation of certain features to improve your experience.
Depending on the type of access log used, the log file may contain the following information:
- The IP address of the device that requested the information
- The name of the requested file
- The date and time of the request
- The requesting device’s desired method of access/functions
- The web server’s access status
- The URL from which the file was requested
- The device’s operating system and browser type or browser settings
Use of Data
The data stored in the log files is used exclusively for the purposes of identifying and tracking unauthorized access attempts/accesses to the web server and for statistical analyses, such as the number of visitors and the popularity of a page. Such analyses are only carried out by authorized employees of Gitpod.
Gitpod uses industry standard technologies and internal procedures to maintain the security and integrity of our Website, Services and your information, as well as to prevent unauthorized access thereto. Please note, however, that there are inherent risks in the transmission of information over the internet or other methods of electronic storage and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access or use of your information will never occur.
Data Transfer and Sharing
Our Website and some of the Services allow you to share information with other users and create and publish content. Any content that you post on or via the Website (“User Submissions”) may be publicly available to other users. The notices and tools that we provide on the Website are intended to inform you which information will be made publicly available. If you publish your personal information in any User Submissions, you may receive unsolicited messages from other users of the Website or the public. We, therefore, encourage you only to post information that you are sure you want to be accessible to anyone.
Social Media Features
Personal data entered into forms on our website will be transmitted to Gitpod via a secure connection in encrypted form. If you have signed up or otherwise agreed to receive newsletters, we will process your contact data to render those services. All newsletter activities and other update services serve marketing purposes and business development.
Processing of usage data is based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. It serves our legitimate business interests to pursue marketing and business development.
Gitpod uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), on our website. The information generated by the cookie pertaining to your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a server operated by Google located within the United States. If IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will, however, shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transferring it to the United States. Your complete IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google then uses this data on behalf of this website’s owner to analyze your use of the website, create reports that show and explain user activity on this website and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and internet use to the website owner. The IP address transmitted from your browser to Google Analytics is not combined with any other data from Google.
To prevent processing by Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. This add-on is compatible with all major browsers and can be downloaded and installed via the Google Analytics Opt-Out page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
The Google Analytics Terms of Service can be found here: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
Further information about privacy at Google and additional terms can be found here: https://policies.google.com/
The data stored in cookies are not used to identify you personally.
Persistent cookies are stored on your device for one month and ensure that you can use our Website as smoothly as possible, even after your current visit. We use them for the purpose of displaying personalized content to you.
If you do not wish to allow persistent cookies to be saved on your device, you can deactivate them in your browser. Please refer to your browser’s help section to learn how to deactivate these cookies. Deactivating these cookies has no impact on your ability to use our site.
Session cookies are only stored on your system until you end your current browser session. They are used to ensure that you can use the features of our website without limitation during your visit to our site. This data is anonymized so that you are not personally identifiable.
If you do not wish to allow session cookies to be saved on your device, you can deactivate them in your browser. Please refer to your browser’s help section to learn how to deactivate these cookies.
If you deactivate session cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use all of our Website’s features without limitation.
EU DATA Subject Rights
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Useful information regarding the GDPR (in English) is available on the following EU website. https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection_en
Every user has the right to receive information about the data stored about them by Gitpod, free of charge.
In addition, every user has the following rights with regard to their personal data:
- The right to rectification
- The right to restriction of processing
- The right to erasure
- The right to object
- The right to data portability
You have also the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at your choice. An overview of the European National Data Protection Authorities may be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080
The Website is intended for users over the age of eighteen (18). Therefore, Gitpod does not intend and does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of eighteen (18). Gitpod reserves the right to request proof of age. If Gitpod noted that personal data from children under the age of eighteen (18) were collected, Gitpod will delete that information promptly. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have reasons to suspect that Gitpod collected such information.
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