Privacy Policy Chico Browser App

Chico Browser is a service of Salfeld Computer GmbH, Germany, later in here referred to as “Salfeld”, “we”, “us”. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, store and transmit your personal data. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy. Every change will be published on the website.

Responsible office
According to the German Data Protection Act the responsible office is:

Salfeld Computer GmbH
Königstrasse 10c
70173 Stuttgart

Phone*: ++49-1805-990 10001
Fax*: ++49-1805-990 10009

Person-related data
Data are to be considered as person-related if they can clearly be associated with an individual person. We only collect and store person-related data as far as it is necessary for the technical administration and the operation of the offered services and functions. We take common technical measures to prevent unauthorized access to your data. Servers storing person-related data are located in Germany. If you contact us by mail or via the contact form, we store the information submitted by you for the purpose of handling your enquiry and for possible subsequent inquiries.

Access rights of the app
– Internet access: The authorization “Internet access” enables the app to communicate with the Salfeld servers. Data which are exchanged via internet between the App and the Salfeld servers are transmitted using an SSL-encrypted connection.
– Telephone status and -ID: The authorization “Telephone status and -ID” enables the extraction of device-IDs for the purpose of identification of the device. This authorization is used to communicate with the devices of the user per push-message.
– Registration and user account enables Chico Browser to read the device name
– Location services (GPS) is used to get the current GPS position of the device

The data provided by you when registering will be stored for the purpose of using the App. The data is viewable in the app settings. Those data are login e-mail address and password. The use of Chico Browser is only possible by providing an e-mail address. We use this e-mail address for the purpose of sending a new password for a respective user account whose password got lost. Your e-mail address will never be open to other users and will not be transmitted to third parties. Your e-mail address will further be used to inform you about updates of our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy (if required by German law in particular cases) and about security-relevant incidents which affect your user account and require your action (blocking, deletion, hacking). Your data will not be used for advertising purposes.

Transmission to third parties
A transmission of your person-related data to third parties does not take place without your prior consent, except in the following cases in which we may transmit your data to third parties without prior notice: Enquiries by investigative authorities. In those cases we are legally obligated to pass on data to the responsible authorities according to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In cases of attacks on our infrastructure or services we may pass on data to the responsible authorities necessary for criminal prosecution.

Collection and use of technical data
During the data exchange between the app and the Salfeld servers via the internet some data are automatically collected, stored and processed for technical purposes and separated from person-related data transmitted by you. Those data are:

– time of access
– version of the used App
– accessed URL
– HTTP status and amount of sent data
– Data collection for quality assurance

In case of a crash of the Chico Browser App, technical information about the crash will be collected to enable Salfeld to permanently improve and develop the app. That information is exclusively non-person-related information as well as information concerning the reason for the crash of the software. This data will be transmitted to Salfeld, stored and used for the purpose of improving Chico Browser.

Google Cloud Messaging for Android
Chico Browser uses Google Cloud Messaging for Android (later in here referred to as “GCM”). These push-messages are used for the initiation of background synchronization as a result of various events. Salfeld does not transmit any user data via GCM. For data processed by Google the Google Privacy Policy applies:

Withdrawal / right to information
You have the right to be informed about the storage of your personal data at any time. Further, you have the right to correction of faulty data as well as the blocking or deletion of your personal data. To exercise these rights, please contact