May 16, 2013
§ 1 Applicability
§ 2 Specification of Services
§ 3 Registration, Use
§ 5 Rights of use on ebooks and freely available files
§ 6 Services on the Platform
§ 7 Lawfulness of Multimedia Content
§ 8 Rights of use to content posted by the User into the Feed
§ 9 Availability and liability
§ 9 Data protection
§ 10 General Provisions
When registering at the txtr GmbH ("txtr") and when creating its own user profile, the User submits informations about its own personal or material circumstances such as email address, date of birth, sex and domicile ("Personal data"). These Personal Data will be handled by txtr, respectively by the involved payment provider with regard to the method of payment, in strict confidence according to the legal provisions. During the term of the agreement the data will only be collected, processed and used for the purpose of executing the agreement, unless the User expressly consents to other uses.
The collection, use and process of data is carried out electronically. In order to improve its product range continually, txtr collects anonymized data for the use of its Apps, for example which contents are accessed in the txtr Store or how the txtr Apps are used. The user may deactivate this data collection in the settings of the App. txtr never stores data about read books or reading habits without the explicite approval of the user. The data transfer between the App and the Server is SSL encrypted.
txtr will ony transfer personal data to third parties if this is legally required by law and/or if txtr has the express permission of the user.
txtr is entitled to transfer personal data to third parties, if those parties shall carry out services and actions by order and for txtr , like for example to let the software run on the platform of remote servers or carry out and settle up payment processes for offered products or services . In this respect txtr complies with the provisions of Art. 11 BDSchG .
For the purposes of advertising, marketing and structuring the services of txtr according to needs, txtr carries out researches in regard of the interests and behaviour of the user. This is made by an anonymous procedure, so no personal data are transferred which allow direct conclusions on the user. The user has the right to stop the process and use of its data. During the term of the agreement txtr may send the User a newsletter with information, for example relating to support, technical advice and other information regarding its services, if the User has agreed to receive this newsletter.
The User may cancel the newsletter at any time and free of charge by using the link in the newsletter.
txtr shall be entitled to collect, process and use the User 's master and connection data for the purpose of identifying, delimiting and removing malfunctions and errors in the telecommunication systems. If the requirements are met, txtr may collect, process and use the master and connection data that are necessary to uncover any unlawful use of the telecommunication systems and services. In accordance with prevailing legal provisions, txtr may provide information to criminal prosecution authorities and courts for prosecution purposes. Upon request, txtr shall provide the User with the information on the stored data relating to the User’s person or pseudonym, free of charge and without delay. The information can be provided electronically, if desired. Apart from this, txtr will pass on neither the User’s data nor the content of the User’s private messages to third parties without the User’s explicit prior consent.
txtr uses codes from text and numbers (the "Cookies") on the txtr Website which allow the use of the Website by the User, with which the User may be identified during its visit on the Website and be re-identified when visiting the Website again. These Cookies are stored on the Computer of the User.
The user can deactivate such cookies in the settings of its computer. However, it might then be possible that the user cannot use all functions of this Website. By using this Website the user agrees that its anonymously collected data are used in the manner described above, but the user is also aware, that Cookies may possibly store the IP-address of the terminal used by the user .
In order to improve txtr’s offers continuously, txtr collects data for the use of the App. Thereby txtr investigates for example which content the users view in the Shop or which functions of the App they use. These data are user-related collected, that means a so-called "App ID" is transferred, which allows to allocate the usage data to the App being installed on your device. txtr collects the "App ID", in order to be able to allocate the collected user behavior always to the same user. txtr evaluates the data only anonymously, i.e. user data is not connected with personal user accounts in order to offer users e.g. personalized offers. The transfer of the user data out of the App is made via an encrypted connection.
When the user logs in to the App with his personal user account it allows txtr, to collect these user data. The user may revoke his permission at any time becoming effective for the future. For doing so, the user deactivate the recording of the usage data in the "settings" of the App. Of course the user may activate this function there again at any time.
No usage data is recorded in the App demo mode.
txtr explicitely notifies the User, that data protection and data privacy during data transfer via open networks such as the Internet cannot be completely guaranteed under the current state of technology. The User understands and acknowledges that the provider can view, in technical terms, the pages stored on the web server and, perhaps, other User data stored on such server at any time. The User shall be fully responsible for ensuring that the data transmitted to the internet and stored on web servers are protected and secure.
txtr shall be entitled to change this Data Privacy Statement by observing the applicable data protection provisions. Whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, txtr will notify this to the User on the occasion of his or her next login. The User has the possibility to object to any change within 14 days in writing, whereby an email shall be deemed to be sufficient. In such a case, txtr may terminate the provision of services to the User.