1. Data Processing Activities
We collect and process the Personal Data that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email newsletter. This data may include:
- your email address;
- the date and time of registration;
- your IP address.
This data is collected and processed for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. The legal basis for this processing is your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR) as provided in the opt-in confirmation part of our newsletter sign-up process. Your email address will be stored as long as you don’t unsubscribe.
If you have subscribed to our newsletter, each time you receive a newsletter from us, we may collect and process Personal Data. This data may include:
- the date and time you opened the email;
- what (if any) links or URLs you accessed from our newsletter;
- the location it was accessed from.
This data is collected and processed for the purpose of improving the content of our newsletter. The legal basis for this processing is your consent as provided in the opt-in confirmation part of our newsletter sign-up process (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR).
b. Defence of legal claims and compliance
We may process any of your Personal Data where it is necessary to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests (Art.6 (1) f) GDPR), namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights, and the legal rights of others.
Further, we may process your Personal data where such processing is necessary in order for us to comply with a legal obligation (Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR) to which we are subject. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights.
c. Google Fonts
We use Google Fonts based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR) for fonts used on our Site. The provider is Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).
Cookies that are not technically necessary (e.g., for analysis purposes) are only processed with your consent. The legal basis for this is § 25 (1) 1 TTDSG.
e. Recruiting Activities
If you send your application to, by e-mail or by other means, we will process the applicant data for the purpose of the application process. The legal basis for this processing is the fact that we carry out pre-contractual measures or fulfill a contract concluded with you upon your request as a data subject (Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR). Furthermore, the processing is based on relevant national regulations on data protection in the employment context. This applicant data may include:
- email address
- phone number
- GitHub Handle
- home address
- education/qualifications/certificates; and/or
- former employers
Your applicant data will be stored for a period sufficient to enable us to review your application. If your application is not successful or if you withdraw your application, your applicant data will be erased after three months unless further retention can be based on other legal grounds (e.g., to exercise our legal rights or to comply with applicable law). You may also agree in a separate statement that your applicant data will be included in our applicant pool after completion of the application process (Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time by contacting us at the contact details provided. Your data will then be deleted immediately.
f. CosmWasm Academy
If you register for one of our online courses as part of the Online Training Academy, we will process your data for the purpose of your participation in such an online course. This processing is based on the contract concluded with us to pursue online training (Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR). This data may include:
- email address
- GitHub Handle
- IP address
- date and time of registration
Your data will be stored for a period sufficient to enable us to provide you with your registered online course via our Online Training Academy. After you completed your registered course or withdrew from your registration, your data will be deleted unless further retention can be based on other legal grounds (e.g., to exercise our legal rights or to comply with applicable law). You may also agree in a separate statement that your data will be included in our applicant pool after completion of the online course (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time by contacting us at the contact details provided. Your data will then be deleted immediately.
2. Use of 3rd party application
At the end of our website, we link to our social media profiles. Those services might also collect Personal Data.
3. Regular deletion of personal data
4. Your rights as a data subject
Right Information and access
Right to rectification
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal information about you rectified and to have any incomplete personal information about you completed. You may also request that we restrict the processing of that information.
Right to erasure (right to be ‘forgotten’)
You have the general right to request the erasure of your personal information in the following circumstances:
- the personal information is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected;
- you withdraw your consent to consent-based processing and no other legal justification
- for processing applies;
- you object to processing for direct marketing purposes;
- we unlawfully processed your personal information;
- and erasure is required to comply with a legal obligation that applies to us.
We will proceed to comply with an erasure request without delay unless continued retention is necessary for the following:
- exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
- complying with a legal obligation under EU or other applicable law;
- the performance of a task carried out in the public interest;
- archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, or statistical purposes, under certain circumstances;
- and/or the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
Right to restrict processing and right to object to processing
You have a right to restrict the processing of your personal information, such as where:
- you contest the accuracy of the personal information;
- where processing is unlawful, you may request, instead of requesting erasure, that we restrict the use of the unlawfully processed personal information;
- we no longer need to process your personal information but need to retain your information for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information under certain circumstances, such as where the processing is based on your consent, and you withdraw that consent. This may impact the services we can provide, and we will explain this to you if you decide to exercise this right.
Right to data portability
Where the legal basis for our processing is your consent, or the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, you have a right to receive the personal information you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or ask us to send it to another person.
Right to object to direct marketing (‘opting out’)
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes unless:
- you have a business relationship with us, and we rely on our legitimate interests as the lawful basis for processing (as described above)
- you have otherwise given your prior consent (such as when you download one of our guides)
You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us on the above details. On each and every marketing communication, we will always provide the option for you to exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes (known as ‘opting out’) by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ button on our marketing emails or choosing a similar opt-out option on any forms we use to collect your data. You may also opt-out at any time by contacting us at the below details.
Right to request access
You also have a right to access the information we hold about you. We are happy to provide you with details of your Personal Information that we hold or process. To protect your personal information, we follow set storage and disclosure procedures, which means that we will require proof of identity from you prior to disclosing such information. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us on the above details.
Right to withdraw consent.
Where the legal basis for processing your personal information is your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us at the above details.
Raising a complaint about how we have handled your personal data.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us as set out above, and we will then investigate the matter.
Right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority
If we have not responded to you within a reasonable time or if you feel that your complaint has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you are entitled to make a complaint to a data protection authority. The competent supervisory authority for us is the Berlin Data Protection Commissioner:
- mailto:Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
- Alt-Moabit 59-61
- 10555 Berlin
- Tel.: +49 30 13889-0
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Contact us
- This website is owned and operated by Confio GmbH. We are registered on 7th Floor, Potsdamer Platz 1, 10785 Berlin.
- Confio GmbH
- 7th Floor
- Potsdamer Platz 1
- 10785 Berlin
- Email: email@example.com