Mindfire AG operates the website www.mindfire.global including the Mindfire Platform and is respon-sible for collecting, processing and using your personal data in compliance with the applicable data protection law.
Your trust is important to us, which is why we take the protection of data seriously and ensure appropriate security. We observe the statutory provisions of the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), the Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protection (OFADP), the Telecommunications Act (TCA) and other applicable data protection provisions of Swiss and international law, in particular where applicable EU law.
If you have any questions regarding data protection, you can get you in touch with us at email@example.com.
Data processing in connection with our website and / or the Mindfire Platform
1. What data do we collect when you visit our website and / or the Mindfire Platform?
When you visit our website and / or the Mindfire Platform, our servers temporarily store each access in a log file. The following technical data is collected without your intervention and stored by us, as in principle with every connection to a web server: - the IP address of the requesting computer, - the operating system of your computer, - the browser you are using (type, version and language), - name of the IP address range, - the date and time of the server request, - the web page from which access was made (referrer URL), possibly with the search terms used, and - the status code (for example, error message, debug information).
The collection and processing of these data are carried out for the purpose of enabling the use of our website and / or the Mindfire Platform (establishing a connection), ensuring system security and stability over the long term and optimising our Internet offering as well as for internal statistical purposes. It is within our legitimate interest to process such data to provide you with a well-functioning and secure service.
The IP address will also be used together with the other data in the event of attacks on the network infrastructure or other unauthorised or abusive use of the website and / or the Mindfire Platform to identify offenders in connection with civil or criminal proceedings. The processing of this data is in our legitimate interest to track your visit to our website and / or the Mindfire Platform and to improve the website and / or the Mindfire Platform accordingly.
2. What data do we collect when you launch a quest (business or science client) on the Mindfire Platform?
In order to launch a quest on the Mindfire Platform and to become a quest master we require some information. You can provide this information on our Mindfire Platform while having a cool conversation with a bot, which is filling in the necessary information about you on a registration form. After the bot has completed the registration form you can make adjustments, before the form will be sent to us. For this we need the following necessary information: - first name of the quest master, - last name of the quest master, - email address of the quest master, - LinkedIn or similar profile link of the quest master, - name of your organisation, - link to your organisation’s website and/ or description, - some content about the mission that you launch including the intended outcome, - what needs to be delivered by the quest team, - what resources (e.g. data) the talents may work with, - reward respectively the budget, which is distributed among the quest team in case of success (e.g. money or invitation to a party), - duration of the quest and when the deliverables have to be delivered.
After you provide us with this information your quest will be saved in one of Mindfire's databases where we will review your quest and contact you to discuss the necessary next steps before publication of the quest on the Mindfire Platform.
We use this data as well as additional information voluntarily provided by you only in order to assess your quest and assist you in launching it in the best possible way. The processing of this data is, therefore, necessary for the launch of the quest and to enter into a contract with you.
3. What data do we collect when you join a quest?
You can join a quest published on the Mindfire Platform. To do this you need to fill in a form with the subsequent information. - first name, - last name, - e-mail address, - country, - LinkedIn or similar profile link, - reason why you want to join, - the skills you can offer. - CV
The data collected on this form will be sent to a database where Mindfire and the quest master of your chosen quest see the information about each applicant. The quest master and Mindfire assess the applicants and pick the ones that will make it to the team. All applicants will be informed about the decision.
We use these data as well as additional information voluntarily provided by you (e.g. CV) only in order to assess the applicants and select the talents for the quest in the best possible way. The processing of this data is necessary to carry out the quest and is, therefore, in our legitimate interest.
4. Which data do we collect when you join the Mindfire community on our Mindfire Platform?
You have the possibility to join the Mindfire community to get informed about future quests. For this we need the following information: - first name, - last name, - e-mail address,
We use these data as well as additional information voluntarily provided by you only in order to provide you with information about future quests in the best possible way. The processing of this data is in our legitimate interest to keep you updated on upcoming quests.
5. What data do we collect when you subscribe to our blog service?
6. What are cookies? Do we need cookies?
Cookies help in many ways to make your visit to our website and / or the Mindfire Platform easier, more enjoyable and more meaningful. Cookies are information files that your web browser automatically saves on your computer's hard drive when you visit our website and / or the Mindfire Platform. In particular, we use the following cookies:
- technically necessary cookies, - performance cookies, - functional cookies, and - promotional cookies.
We use these cookies, for example, to temporarily store your selected quests and entries when filling out a form on the website and / or the Mindfire Platform, so that you do not have to repeat the entry when calling up another subpage. Cookies may also be used to identify you as a registered user after you register on the website and / or the Mindfire Platform, without you having to log in again when you visit another page.
Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can configure your browser, however, so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears when you receive a new cookie.
Disabling cookies may prevent you from using all features of our website and / or the Mindfire Platform.
7. Do we use tracking tools?
7.a. What are tracking tools?
We use the web analysis service of Google Analytics for the purpose of designing and continuously optimising our website and / or the Mindfire Platform to meet your needs. In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookies about your use of our website and / or the Mindfire Platform is transferred to the servers of the provider of these services, stored there and processed for us. In addition to the data listed in section 1, we may receive the following information:
- navigation path of a visitor to the website and/ or the Mindfire Platform,
- time spent on the website and/ or the Mindfire Platform or a subpage,
- the subpage on which the website and/ or the Mindfire Platform is left,
- the country, region or city from which access is made,
- the device (type, version, colour depth, resolution, width and height of the browser window), and
- if you are a recurring or new visitor.
The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and / or the Mindfire Platform, to compile reports on website and / or the Mindfire Platform activity as well as to provide other services related to the use of the website and / or the Mindfire Platform and the internet for purposes of market re-search and need-based design of our sites. In addition, this information may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf.
7.b. What is Google Analytics?
The provider of Google Analytics is Google Inc., a company of the holding company Alphabet Inc., based in the USA. Before the data collected on this website and/ or the Mindfire Platform within the European Union or in a state that is part of the European Economic Area is transmitted to the provider, the IP address is shortened by activating IP anonymisation ("anonymizeIP"). The anonymous IP ad-dress transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In such cases, we provide contractual warranties to ensure that Google Inc. maintains an adequate level of data protection. According to Google Inc., under no circumstances will the IP ad-dress be associated with other data relating to you.
Further information about the web analysis service used can be found on the Google Analytics web-site and / or the Mindfire Platform. Instructions on how to prevent your data from being processed by the web analysis service can be found at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Storage and exchange of data with third parties
8. Do we store the collected data?
9. How long will my data be kept?
We only store personal data for as long as is necessary for the above described uses and further processing in the context of our legitimate interest. Contract data is stored by us for a longer period of time, as this is prescribed by statutory obligations. Obligations to store data arise out of accounting law, civil law and tax law. According to these laws, business communication, concluded contracts and accounting vouchers must be stored for up to 10 years. 10. Will my data be disclosed to other third parties?
We only disclose your personal data to other third parties if you have expressly consented, if there is a legal obligation to do so or if this is necessary to enforce our rights, in particular, to enforce claims arising from the contractual relationship. In addition, we disclose your data to third parties insofar as this is necessary for the use of the website and / or the Mindfire Platform and the execution of con-tracts (also outside the website and / or the Mindfire Platform). In particular, we may share personal data with our web host [company name / address incl. country] and the respective master of a quest. Personal data collected via the website and / or the Mindfire Platforms may be disclosed to respective organisation and the respective quest master. The website and / or the Mindfire Platforms are hosted on servers with Webflow in the US.
11. Do we transfer personal data abroad?
Anything else you need to know?
12. You have a right of access, rectification, deletion and limitation of the processing as well as of data transferability
You have a right to request information about the personal data that we store about you. In addition, you have a right to correct incorrect data and a right to request deletion of your personal data, insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data and no legal basis for further processing the existing data.
You also have a right to request the data that you have provided to us (right to data portability). Upon request, we will transfer your data to a third party of your choice. You have a right to receive the data in a common file format.
You can contact us for the aforementioned purposes via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to process your requests, we may request proof of your identity.
In many countries, you also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your data.
These rights depend on the applicable data protection legislation and may be either more limited or more comprehensive.
13. Is your data safe with us?
We use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data stored with us against manipulation, partial or complete loss and against unauthorised access by third par-ties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
You should always treat your access data confidentially and close the browser window when you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer, tablet or smartphone with others.
We also care about data protection internally. Our employees and the service providers are contractually obliged to ensure confidentiality of personal data and compliance with applicable data protection laws.
14. Is the same protection provided when data is transferred to the USA?
For the sake of completeness, for users residing or domiciled in Switzerland, the EU or the EEA, we would like to point out that in the USA there are surveillance measures by US authorities which gen-erally allow them to get access to all personal data that has been transferred from Switzerland to the USA. This is done without differentiation, limitation or exception based on the objective pursued and without any objective criterion that would allow limiting the access to the data and subsequent use thereof by US authorities to very specific, strictly limited purposes that could justify the interference associated both with access to and use of such data. In addition, we would like to point out that in the USA there are no legal remedies available for the persons concerned from Switzerland that would allow them to gain access to the data concerning them and to obtain its correction or deletion, or that there is no effective legal protection against general access rights of US authorities. We explicitly draw your attention to this legal and factual situation in order to enable an informed decision to con-sent to the use of your data.
We would also like to point out to users residing in Switzerland, an EU or EEA member state that, from the point of view of the European Union and Switzerland, the USA does not have an adequate level of data protection, partly due to the issues mentioned in this section. Insofar as we have explained in this privacy statement that recipients of data (such as Google) are based in the USA, we will ensure that your data is protected at an appropriate level by our service providers, either through contractual arrangements with these companies or by ensuring that these companies are certified under the EU or Swiss-US Privacy Shield.
15. Can you complain about us?
You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority at any time.
16. Which law do we apply? And where does the law apply?
The place of jurisdiction shall be the registered office of Mindfire AG, unless another place of jurisdiction is mandatory.
17. Can this policy be amended?
18. Questions about data protection? Please, contact us!
This page was last modified on 10.03.2020. If you have any questions or comments about our legal notices or data protection, please contact us at email@example.com.