How Boxcryptor can help with GDPR Compliance.

The new GDPR: What you need to know and how Boxcryptor can help with GDPR compliance.

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Политика конфиденциальности

The following provisions regulate how Secomba treats your personal data.

1. Data controller

The data controller in the meaning of data protection laws is:

Secomba GmbH
Werner-von-Siemens-Str. 6
86159 Augsburg

2. Automatic data collection when visiting the platform

  1. We would like to make you aware of the fact that data transfers on the internet (for instance communication via email) may be liable to safety gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

  2. Generally, usage of our website is possible without providing any personal data. During each access to the website and during each download of data, data on this process will be temporarily stored and processed in a protocol file. Prior to storage, each set of data is anonymized by shortening the IP address.

  3. In detail, the following data will be stored for every access/download:

  • anonymized IP address,
  • date and time,
  • accessed page/name of accessed URL,
  • transferred data volume,
  • browser type and browser version,
  • operating system used,
  • report whether access was successful.

These data will only be analyzed for statistical purposes and in order to improve the offers, and will subsequently be deleted.

3. Usage of data

  1. Your personal data, in as far as they are necessary for the establishment, contents or for changes to the contractual relations between you and Secomba (master data), will only be used in order to process the concluded contracts, for instance to allow establishment of contacts with Secomba. Furthermore, Secomba will forward the data required for payment processing to the payment provider Digital River GmbH.

  2. In addition to this, your master data will be used by Secomba for advertising and market research purposes and for demand-oriented design. In as far as your consent is necessary in this respect, this will only take place if you have granted the required consent.

  3. Your personal data required in order to allow and to invoice the usage of features offered by Secomba (usage data) will, to the extent necessary, be used to handle the concluded contracts. Such usage data in particular include your user identification, information on the beginning and end as well as the extent of usage, and information on the features you have used. We will use such usage data, possibly in an anonymized form, for advertising and market research purposes, and for the improvement of the user experience of our offers, as well for the compilation of pseudonym user profiles. You may object to the compilation of pseudonym user profiles.

4. Cookies

  1. Cookies are used on the website. Cookies are sets of data which are stored by your web browser and which contain pseudonymised data. In as far as your consent is necessary in this respect, this will only take place if you have granted the required consent.

  2. Cookies are used that are required in order to be able to provide the services expressly requested by you. This includes so-called session cookies which are used in order to be able to identify you as a logged-in user while you are logged in.

  3. You may deactivate the use of cookies in your internet browser, and may also remove cookies which have been placed. For further information, please refer to your browser's help function.

5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies which allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, and is stored there. If IP depersonalization is activated on the website, your IP address will, within Member States of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area, first be shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases will Google transfer the full IP address to a Google server in the USA, and will shorten it there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information in order to analyze your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide further services to the website provider relating to the usage of the website and the internet. The IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined by Google with other data. In case you prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, you may possibly not be able to fully use all features on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided under the following link:

6. Facebook plug-ins

Integrated on our pages are plug-ins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plug-ins from the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. For an overview of the Facebook plug-ins, please go to: We have configured our website in a manner which ensures that a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will only be established once you click on a Facebook plug-in, and not automatically when you access our website. When you click on the Facebook "Like" button whilst you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. Through this, Facebook can link the visit to our website to your user account. We would like to make you aware of the fact that we as the provider of the website have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For further information in this context, please go to the Facebook Data Use Policy at If you do not wish Facebook to be able to link your visit to our site to your Facebook user account, please do not click on the Facebook log-ins, or log out of your Facebook user account.

7. Twitter plug-in

The features of the Twitter service are incorporated into our website. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and will be notified to other users. In this context, data are transferred to Twitter. We would like to make you aware of the fact that we as the provider of the website have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter. For further information in this context, please go to the Twitter Data Use Policy at You can change your Twitter data privacy settings in your account settings.

8. Personal data when using Boxcryptor

  1. In order to be able to use our product Boxcryptor, a user account must be created. For this purpose, data, such as email address, first name, family name and country will be collected and stored on our equipment. Furthermore, the data required for encryption, in particular public and private keys, will be stored on our equipment (private keys in an encrypted form which Secomba cannot decrypt). The above data will only be used in order to allow the use of Boxcryptor.

  2. All confidential information stored by the Boxcryptor key server is either encrypted (such as private RSA keys) or protected in another manner (such as password hashes). In order to additionally increase safety, all personal data (such as email addresses) are encrypted before they are stored in a database.

  3. We transfer an anonymized ID, type, version, and language of the device, usage time, and crash logs to our servers for the collection of statistics, usage information, and update checks on all platforms. For platforms Mac OS X and iOS we use the third-party solution HockeyApp for this matter. This data transmission to a third party on Mac OS X and iOS can be manually disabled by the user in the software settings. Moreover, our software reads and analyzes cookies that have been set on our website.

9. Newsletter

  1. Secomba offers you a newsletter service free of charge. To send out this newsletter, we use the US-service MailChimp. Our newsletter contains information on our company, our products and current offers, provided that you have registered for the newsletter. The data that needs to be stored when you sign up will be sent to and stored at Mailchimp. After registration, MailChimp will send you an E-Mail to confirm your sign up. For more information on MailChimp’s privacy policy go here: Secomba needs your email address in order to be able to send you the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the email, or by contacting us via and we will unsubscribe you from our newsletter.

  2. If you have given your consent to receiving the newsletter, you have issued the following declaration of consent: Yes, I would like to receive the free Secomba email newsletter via MailChimp in future. In this newsletter, we will provide you with information on our company, our products and current and special offers.

  1. You have the right to withdraw at any time your declaration of consent to the collection and use of your personal data by Secomba. We would like to make you aware of the fact that after a withdrawal of your consent, the provision of services may be restricted or made impossible.

  2. Should you require further information, wish to withdraw your consent, or object to the use of your user data, please contact Support at For details on how to unsubscribe from our newsletter, please see clause 9.1.