TeaCapps “Barcode Scanner Apps”
1 - SCOPE, RESPONSIBLE ENTITY, LEGAL BASIS & RETENTION PERIOD
1.2 - NAME AND ADDRESS OF RESPONSIBLE ENTITY
1.3 - SCOPE OF DATA PROCESSING
1.4 - RETENTION PERIOD
2 - DATA PROCESSING OPERATIONS
2.1 - FIREBASE HOSTING
2.2 - GOOGLE ADMOB
2.6 - LINKS TO WEBSITES
2.8 - EMAIL CONTACT
The responsible entity within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws is:
CEO: Christian Wörz, Markus Wörz
We collect and use personal information of our users to the extent necessary to provide high-quality applications and to perform our services, including the display of product and price information related to scanned barcodes.
In cases where we make our services available free of charge, we finance our services through personalized advertising.
The personal data of the user will be deleted as soon as the underlying purpose for the collection has been fulfilled. The information on the retention period is given individually for each data processing operation.
Our apps use content from and link to websites hosted with Firebase Hosting, a service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Hereby user data is sent to the Firebase Hosting servers including IP addresses and user agent information. Firebase Hosting uses IP addresses of incoming requests to detect abuse and provide us with detailed analysis of usage data. The IP addresses are temporarily stored by Firebase hosting for several months. For more information see https://firebase.google.com/support/privacy/.
We use Google Admob and show personalized ads within our barcode scanner apps to finance our development where apps are provided free of charge. Google Admob stores user data including IP address and other personal data which can be used to identify the user’s browser for the purpose of billing advertisers for ad clicks and detecting fraudulent clicks. The IP address will be anonymized after 9 months.
When scanning product barcodes with the EAN or UPC format our barcode scanner apps may show links to external websites which can be used to obtain product and price information related to the scanned barcodes. When following these links, the barcode number and the user’s IP address and browser/device information will be transmitted to and may be stored by the respective websites. In the case where these websites offer an interface (API) to retrieve product and price information, this data is also transmitted when users do not follow these links. This allows users to see relevant product and pricing information without leaving our apps.
This automatic retrieval of product and price information can be turned off in the app settings.
In addition, we participate in affiliate programs offered by some websites we link to. In these cases, the links will contain a marker tag indicating that the user is from our app. The websites offering the affiliates will pay us a commission, if the user purchases products on the linked website. Users do not pay a higher price when using affiliate links.
Users may send us an email either directly or using forms within the apps. Personal data transmitted by email will be stored. In this context, data will not be disclosed with third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation. The data will be deleted, if the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. This is the case when the conversion with the user has come to an end or it can be seen from the conversation that the subject has been clarified.