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Zoom data protection declaration

We use the video conferencing tool Zoom from the American software company Zoom Video Communications for our website. The company's head office is in San Jose, California, 55 Almaden Boulevard, 6th Floor, CA 95113. Thanks to "Zoom", we can hold a video conference with customers, business partners, clients and also employees very easily and without software installation. In this data protection declaration we go into more detail about the service and inform you about the most important data protection aspects.

What is zoom?

Zoom is one of the world's best known video conferencing solutions. With the "Zoom Meetings" service, we can hold an online video conference with you, but also with employees or other users, via a digital conference room. So we can easily get in touch digitally, exchange information on various topics, send text messages or even make calls. You can also use the zoom to share the screen, exchange files and use a whiteboard.

Why do we use Zoom?

It is important to us that we can communicate with you quickly and easily. And this is exactly what Zoom offers us. The software program also works directly via a browser. That means we can simply send you a link and start the video conference. In addition, additional functions such as screen sharing or file exchange are of course very practical.

What data does Zoom store?

If you use Zoom, data will also be collected from you so that Zoom can provide its services. On the one hand, this is data that you consciously make available to the company. This includes, for example, your name, telephone number or your email address. However, data is also automatically transmitted to Zoom and saved. This includes, for example, technical data of your browser or your IP address. In the following, we go into more detail about the data that Zoom can collect and save from you:

If you provide data such as your name, your user name, your e-mail address or your telephone number, this data will be saved at Zoom. Content that you upload while using the zoom is also saved. These include files or chat logs, for example.

The technical data that Zoom automatically saves include, in addition to the IP address mentioned above, the MAC address, other device IDs, device type, which operating system you use, which client you use, camera type, microphone and speaker type. Your approximate location is also determined and saved. Zoom also stores information about how you use the service. For example, whether you "zoom" via desktop or smartphone, whether you are using a telephone call or VoIP, whether you are participating with or without video or whether you are requesting a password. Zoom also records so-called metadata such as duration of the meeting / call, start and end of meeting participation, meeting name and chat status.

Zoom mentions in its own data protection declaration that the company does not use advertising cookies or tracking technologies for its services. These tracking methods are only used on our own marketing websites such as Zoom does not resell personal data and does not use it for advertising purposes.

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