Schlesische Straße 27
German law requires a legal note stating who we are and where we reside, we are quite happy to oblige:
dots Gesellschaft für Software Entwicklung mbH
Register Court: Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg
Register Number: HRB 65201
CEO, authorized to represent: Takeo Morohashi
Sales Tax Identification Number (§ 27a Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE190875510
Phone:+ 49 (0)30 / 695 799 30
Schlesische Str. 27
dots privacy information
We recognize and respect your need for privacy and security as you visit our site. We keep your data strictly on our server and never share it.
We do use standard software to collect information for the strict purpose of tracking activity on our site (we use Google Analytics, see below for details). This allows us to better understand how many people use our site and which pages and features are most popular.
The only information we normally collect and store beyond registration data is:
- The name of your Internet service provider
- The web site that referred you to us (if any)
- The date and time the pages were accessed
- The page or pages you requested
There are instances where you may elect to provide us with personal information. If you fill out one of our feedback or request forms or send us an email, you are transmitting the information that appears to you in the form or the message. This will typically include information like your name, email address, the kind of request you are making, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. You never transmit personally identifying information that you do not enter yourself. And this is always your option; this information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us. This information is used internally only for the purpose of fulfilling the request or for contacting you directly and is never given or sold to any other organization.
We hope you find our website useful and informative and are always willing to answer questions and receive suggestions.
Information about Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your masked IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Privacy in a networked world
Social Share Buttons have become a major source of traffic and important tools for recommendation marketing. We do like to share.
Problem is that a data transfer to the providers of these platform is initiated during page load. That means data is transmitted without user interaction. These data include but are probably not limited to:
- The URL of the actual page
- A unique identifier linked to the logged-in user
This enables Facebook and others to build complete internet profiles of users (thats you!).
We value the privacy of our users and adopted a simple solution developed by heise.de that requires active user interaction before a data transfer is initiated. The page is loaded without data transaction by default. Only by clicking and thus activating a button the user permits the data transfer but only for this page and the chosen provider. This should prevent the compilation of personal profiles.
Since we do not want to enforce our appreciation of privacy onto you, you can disable the default for either a certain provider or all. To do so click on the gear wheel icon.