Terms of use and privacy policy for the Viewer App

The contentDock® Viewer app is EDIT GmbH’s mobile app. This app allows you to load the contentApps of various providers made available through the contentDock® service to your tablet and to open them.

The use of the contentDock® Viewer app is possible on a tablet with iOS or Android operating system, on which the system requirements specified in the respective app store must be observed.

Terms of use

1. Permission for use

EDIT grants you the revocable, basic, non-exclusive, and non-transferable right to use the services provided by the contentDock® Viewer app. In addition to the granted right of use, no further rights, of whatever kind, is granted.

The Viewer app and the contents provided by this app are available for use for private or occupational purposes but not for commercial purposes.

2. Costs of use

The contentDock® Viewer app and the contents provided by this app are available for use free of charge and without any registration being required.

ContentApps which are not made freely accessible by the provider, but which are made available only to a selected group of people, require a login. In this case, the end user will be informed of the steps to be taken and the required access data by email.

3. Responsibility for the content of the contentApps

The content of the contentApps is beyond EDIT’s control. EDIT does not assume any guarantee of whatsoever kind for such foreign content. Responsibility for this content shall always lie with the respective provider, which is specified in the provider identifier label in each contentApp.

4. Availability of the contentDock® Viewer app

EDIT seeks to ensure the contentDock® services for the Viewer app without any interruptions. However, interruptions cannot be ruled out, even if all reasonable efforts are made. Therefore, unlimited availability cannot be ensured - not least because of incidents that are beyond EDIT’s control (e.g. the use of third party services, force majeure, power and grid outages, natural catastrophes, embargos, government orders, or any other event). In addition, the hardware or software used on your terminal device can have an impact on the availability or functionality of the Viewer app. EDIT does not assume any responsibility for this.

EDIT reserves the right to extend, change, restrict, or discontinue, if required, the services offered by the contentDock® Viewer app at any time. You are not entitled to demand that the functional offers provided when downloading the app be also made available in the future. You hereby agree that you will use the services of contentDock® at your own risk.

5. Changes to the terms of use

These terms of use can be changed at any time with future effect - e.g. to adjust them to new or amended legal provisions or to introduce new services.

The applicable version of the terms of use is available at any time in the Settings of the Viewer App or can be viewed on www.contentdock.com/en/terms-of-use-viewer-app and can be printed via the browser.

You will be informed of changes to the terms of use within the contentDock® Viewer app, and you will be requested to confirm acceptance. If you do not consent to the changes made, you can no longer use the Viewer app for legal reasons.

6. Applicable law, place of jurisdiction

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall exclusively apply subject to the exclusion of the UN Sales Convention. The choice of law available to consumers shall only apply to the extent that it does not deprive the consumer of the protection afforded to him/her by mandatory provisions of the law applicable in the country where he/she has his/her habitual place of abode.

If you are a merchant, a legal entity or a special fund under public law, or if you do not have any registered office in Germany, place of jurisdiction with respect to all disputes arising from this contractual relationship shall be Hamburg, Germany.

7. Arbitration

The EU Commission has provided a platform for online dispute settlement. This platform is available on: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.

We are neither willing nor obliged to participate in any dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Privacy Policy

Please note!
If you enter personal data in a contentApp, e.g. are requested in a form, the data protection instructions of the respective contentApp provider apply. Please note that the collection and scope of the processing of your personal data by the provider must have your consent.

1. Name and contact details of the controller

The controller in charge, as defined in Art.4 No.7 GDPR is:

Wilhelm-Holert-Str. 61
21502 Geesthacht
E-Mail: info@edit.de

2. Purposes as well as the legal basis of the processing of data

2.1. Provision of online services and creation of server log files

When using our contentDock® app, data is automatically sent to our web servers. To this data also belong:

  • IP adress
  • Data and time of server request
  • Type and version of browser
  • The operating system you use
  • URL of the website visited before
  • Volume of data sent

This data are processed in server log files and stored for a limited time for backup purposes. We will evaluate this data for statistical purposes and to optimise our IT-Systems. No personal evaluation will be made and no personal profile will be created.

The data of the log files are always stored separately from other personal data of the users.

An IP address belongs to the personal data, as the person standing behind it can be identified by consulting the provider. The storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to allow delivery of the Viewer App to theTablet of the user. To do this, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

The storage of the IP address in log files is necessary to ensure the security and availability of our IT systems. This is our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the processing and storage of data is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

At the latest after 7 days the data of the server log files are deleted. In the case of further storage, the IP addresses are pseudonymized. If attacks have been detected by individual, specific IP addresses and should therefore be blocked or used for criminal charges, longer storage of these IP addresses is possible.

2.2 Tracking by using the mobile contentDock® Viewer app

When downloading or opening a contentApp, the contentDock® Viewer App automatically and anonymizly the following data are collected, processed and stored in order to make it available to the contentApp provider for statistical purposes:

  • System data: We collect, process and store information about the system that you use the Viewer App with, such as: Type of device used, operating system version of the device used and the viewer app version used
  • Usage data: We collect, process and store information on the use of contentApps as follows:
    Name of contentApp used and how often opened; Name of the visited pages of a contentApp and how often opened
  • Transfer data: We collect, process and store when and to what extent contentApps were loaded from the contentDock®Server.
    The transfer data we need too for our own billing towards to the provider of a contentApp. The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

No personal data will be collected or transmitted, and no personal user profile will be created.

2.3 Using Firebase in the contentDock® apps

EDIT uses the tools "Crashlytics" and "Analytics" of the Google service "Firebase" in the contentDock® apps.

The tool "Crashlytics" automatically and anonymously sends error messages to Firebase if the app crashes or hangs. EDIT receives an evaluation of the error message, which helps us to investigate any errors that have occurred and improve the stability of the apps for the future. The error message contains the following information:

  • Type of mobile device & the version of the operating system used
  • Time at which the error occurred
  • Version number of the app used
  • The utilization of the working memory at the time of the error
  • The free hard disk space
  • The orientation of the mobile device (portrait/landscape format)
  • The use of a jailbreak (Yes/No)
  • Stack trace

The tool "Analytics" automatically and anonymously sends an evaluation of your user behavior within the app to Firebase. The analysis contains the following information:

  • Type of mobile device & the version of the operating system used
  • Time at which the event occurred
  • Version number of the app used
  • The event/function used
  • The length of stay in the event
  • The location of the mobile device at the time of the event (if released)
  • the language used on the mobile device

No personal data will be collected or transmitted, and no personal user profile will be created.

You can disable the reporting at any time by deactivating these options in the respective iOS/Android settings for the apps.

2.4 Session Handling in the contentDock® Viewer app

When logging into the app "contentDock® Viewer", a session ID is automatically stored on the user's tablet for the duration of the session so that the contentApps can be provided user-specifically.

The session ID has a maximum duration of 24 hours, but is automatically deleted when a logout occurs or the contentDock® Viewer app is terminated.

No personal data will be collected or transmitted, and no personal user profile will be created.

3. Categories of recipients of personal data

When processing personal information, we also work with external service providers (e.g., hosting providers). Your personal data will be passed on to the respective order processor only extent absolutely necessary for the purpose of carrying out the order. The commissioned processors are carefully selected and guarantee compliance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation through appropriate agreements.

If there exist any statutory duties to provide information, we will transfer your data to third parties or government agencies, if we are obliged to do so by law on the grounds of an administrative order or a court order, or if we are authorised to do so because, for instance, this is required to prosecute criminal offences or to exercise and enforce our rights and claims.

Your data will not be transferred to third parties for any other purposes than those specified above.

4. Data transmission to a third country

Should personal data are to be transferred to countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area, we or the processor will do so only if the third country has been confirmed by the EU Commission to have an adequate level of data protection or an agreement on EU standard contractual clauses or similar guarantees ensures that the processing your data in accordance with European privacy standards.

5. Duration of storage, deletion

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR we will process and store personal data of the affected party only as long as this is required to achieve the purpose of storage. Personal data can also be stored longer, if this is required under statutory provisions applicable to us.

If the purpose of storage is no longer applicable, or if a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be deleted or blocked on a routine basis.

6. Rights of the affected party

Each data subject has the following rights regarding the data stored about you:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure – ‘right to be forgotten’ (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

7. Revocation of consent

Where processing of personal data is based on point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to withdraw his or her consent at any time. The withdrawel of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent until the withdrawel.

8. Right to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art.77 GDPR

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, each data subject shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of the habitual residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing concerns him / her personal data breaches this Regulation.

9. Existence of a automated decision-making including profiling

We dispense with automated decision-making and profiling.

Last Update: December 7, 2019