Privacy Policy

1. Who We Are

This website is owned by Marc Bernard Tools (“MBT”), , E-mail: , Telephone: ().

The website is operated by Marc Bernard Tools, , and hosted by Strato AG, Pascalstraße 10, 10587 Berlin, Germany.

Our website address is https://marcbernardtools.com.

2. General Information

The protection of your personal data is very important to us, which is why we address this topic with great care. In the following segments, we would, therefore, like to inform you about how we handle your personal data. For example, if we collect, process or use personal data on this website, we do so in accordance with the provisions of German and European data protection law. You may use this data privacy information for each case in which personal data is collected to learn more about the type, scope, and purpose of the respective collection and use.

Please note that despite all due care, the transmission of data over the Internet is always subject to risks due to possible security vulnerabilities. Therefore, absolute data protection is not possible.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

We use Akismet, an anti-spam service. The information Akismet collects typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact Forms and E-mail Contact

When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we may collect our personal data. In the case of data collection via the contact form on our website, the data concerned can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is collected and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for contacting you. We will delete the data you have given us as soon as we have responded to your contact request and the matter is resolved. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally resolved and we are not subjected to legal obligation to retain respective data.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 lit f) GDPR in responding to your request. If your contact inquiry is made in connection with the conclusion of a contract, the legal basis for our processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit b) GDPR.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

To the extent that individual cookies implemented by us also process your personal data, the processing is carried out pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit f) GDPR for the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality and a customer-friendly and effective design of our website for your visit. If processing exceeds the extent required for the use of our website, such processing is based on your consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit a) GDPR.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social Media

We do not use social media plug-ins on our website, but only simple link buttons to our presence on the corresponding social networks and platforms. Data processing in the social networks and platforms is wholly independent of our website, which is why we have no control over the data processing that may take place by clicking on the link.

Server Log Files

We collect data about each session on this website (so-called server log files). The session data includes the names of the requested websites and files, the date and time of the request, the transferred data volume, the notification of successful request, the browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider.

The processing is carried out pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the operation, security, and optimization of our website.

Digital Downloads

We collect information about you during the checkout process in our store. This information may include but is not limited to, your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, payment method, and any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of processing your orders.

Handling this data also allows us to:

  • Send you your order receipt and download link.
  • Send you important account/order/service information.
  • Respond to your queries, refund requests, or complaints.
  • Process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
  • Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity.

Additionally, we may also collect the following information:

  • Location and traffic data (including IP address and browser type) if you place an order, or if we need to estimate taxes and shipping costs based on your location.
  • Product pages visited and content viewed while your session is active.
  • Your comments and product reviews if you choose to leave them on our website.
  • Account email/password to allow you to access your account if you have one.
  • If you choose to create an account with us, your name, address, and email address, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.

Please note that we do not store any payment information or credit card details on our website. If you purchase using PayPal then your payment is securely handled by them. If you pay by credit card, then your credit card details are securely processed by Stripe, who provide our payment processing facility. You can read Stripe’s Privacy Policy and PayPal Privacy Policy for more information.

When you visit any download or tool page, we use your IP address to determine your local currency in order to set the correct price for that tool.

When you purchase a tool, an account will be created for you automatically. A secure password is randomly generated and linked to the email address you provided during checkout. This information will be emailed to you so you can log in to your account in the future. You can use your account to view your purchase history, access downloads, and generate invoices.

If you leave a review for a tool, we store the information entered in the review form for the purposes of displaying the review on the relevant tool page. We display your name and review on the website, but not your email address. If your email address is associated with a Gravatar (see “Comments” above), we will display your Gravatar profile picture next to the review.

Google Services

We use content or services offered by “Google” (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on several of our pages. It is necessary for the perception and use of our website that Google, as the provider of the content, will receive your IP address. In addition, Google may store cookies on your device, which may contain technical information about the browser and operating system, referrer URL and other information about the use of our website, and such information may be merged with information from other sources. For more information, please refer to Google’s privacy policy at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/; an opt-out option is available at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

For the special cases in which personal data is transferred to Google to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. This provides ample assurance within the meaning of the GDPR that your data will be processed under conditions providing a data protection standard equivalent to the one applied in the EU for similar processing.

The following Google services on our websites are used in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 lit f) GDPR based on our legitimate interest to a statistical analysis of user behavior for the purpose of optimization and marketing reasons. Insofar as cookies are used in this context, they are processed based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 lit a) GDPR.

Google Analytics

This offer uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of this website. We use Google Analytics exclusively with the extension “Anonymize-Ip”, which ensures anonymization of your IP address and eliminates the possibility of direct personal reference to you. In some rare cases, your full IP address may be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.

Google utilizes this information to evaluate the use of the website by users in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with the use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as used in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Users may reject cookies by selecting the respective settings in their browser software; in this case, however, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Users may also choose to decline the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website (including their IP address) and its processing by Google through the download and installation of the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link,… to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again.

For more information, please refer to the following links
https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/
https://policies.google.com/privacy

Google Fonts

We are using embedded fonts (“Google Fonts”) provided by Google on our website. When you visit our website, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, your browser connects to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address.

Google reCAPTCHA

We are using reCAPTCHA security service provided by Google to protect our website from spam and abuse.

For more information, please refer to the following links
https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/v3.html
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy

3. Who We Share Your Data With

All personal data described above can also be accessed by our service providers hosting this website in the EU (Germany).

Transferring your personal data to us is not a requirement provided by statutory law or a contract. If you do not share this information with us, we will not be able to analyze user behavior for the purposes of improving our online services.

4. How Long We Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Unless stated otherwise above, or unless we have your consent to a prolonged period of retention, we do not store and process any personal data of the users of our website beyond the end of their actual use.

5. What Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Pursuant to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights and titles against the respective data controller:

  • the right of access (Article 15 GDPR)
  • the right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
  • the right to erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
  • the right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR)
  • the right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)

You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time, in whole or in part, with effect for the future. The withdrawal does not affect the validity of the processing of the personal data up to the time of your withdrawal.

Pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 lit f) GDPR, with effect for the future.

We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 GDPR. According to this provision, any data subject may complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her is infringing the GDPR.

We are supervised by the following data protection authority:

Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit:

https://datenschutz.hessen.de/
Mailing address: Postfach 3163, 65021 Wiesbaden, Germany
Telephone: +49-611-1408-0

Online-Complaint-Form:
https://datenschutz.hessen.de/service/benennung-eines-datenschutzbeauftragten

You are also welcome to contact us before, of course. In our experience, most issues can be resolved just one quick phone call.

6. Where We Send Your Data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

7. Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding your data privacy, please contact us at .

Created: May 24, 2019
Last Update: February 21, 2021