Due to the nature of the business, data protection is of particularly high importance to the Fabasoft Group. Fabasoft AG and its subsidiary companies (known as: “Fabasoft”) have dedicated themselves to the protection of data and, in particular, of personal data. Fabasoft 4teamwork AG is a subsidiary of Fabasoft AG (hereinafter: “4teamwork”). Exactly how 4teamwork uses and protects personal data, such as first and surnames, email addresses or telephone numbers, will be outlined in more detail in this privacy statement. The use of personal data complies with the requirements of the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection (nDSG), the Data Protection Regulation (VDSG) as well as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation also referred to in the following as “GDPR” and the relevant country-specific data protection regulations. The transfer of data for processing, both within and outside 4teamwork, for the purpose of job processing, is exclusively based on data processing agreements.
A. General Information
A.1. Who is responsible for data processing? - The Group’s Structure
Depending on which Group company is entrusted with data processing, this company is deemed to be the data controller.
You will find all Fabasoft companies listed via the following link:
This privacy statement serves to elaborate on the general privacy statement of Fabasoft (available at www.fabasoft.com/privacy), the general privacy statement of Fabasoft 4teamwork (available at https://www.4teamwork.ch/datenschutzerklaerung/), the general privacy statement of Mindbreeze (available at www.mindbreeze.com/privacy), the general privacy statement of Xpublisher (available at www.xpublisher.com/privacy), the general privacy statement of KnowledgeFox (available at https://knowledgefox.net/dsgvo/) and to provide more information for applicants.
A.2. Which data are processed? Where does the data come from (the data sources)?
1. Data collected from the data subject
4teamwork processes the following personal data that has been collected directly from the data subject.
- 4teamwork processes personal data that it obtains through its business relations (with customers, suppliers, partners or support requests) in order to fulfil a contract or to implement pre-contract procedures.
- 4teamwork processes personal data supplied directly by the customers.
- 4teamwork processes personal data that are required in order to fulfil a legal obligation.
- 4teamwork processes personal data for which consent has been granted, for various reasons, by the data subject.
Personal data includes: title, first name(s), surname, email address(es), IP address(es), home address(es), telephone number(s), fax number, date of birth (if provided), contract details (incl. contact details of the contracting parties as well as contact persons), company details, other relevant information (correspondence history, contact details, data relating to reminders and actions).
When you make use of our support, we process data about your support inquiry (among others: problem description, log files, attachments, screenshots, communication, documentation of troubleshooting, contact details of the involved persons).
2. Data not directly collected from the data subject
In addition, 4teamwork processes personal data that is not directly obtained from the data subject. This includes especially the following data: telephone numbers, job titles, gender, company name, size of the company, titles, industry, street, post code, locations and country.
This data comes from publicly accessible registers, company websites and information published by individuals on business platforms (XING, LinkedIn, X) or on social media platforms. If the data is not obtained from the data subject, 4teamwork will notify the data subject of the information no later than one month after the data has been transmitted.
A.3. Why is personal data processed and what is the legal basis for doing this?
The fulfilment of contractual and pre-contractual obligations.
Processing personal data is important for providing products and services that are appropriate for the required/commissioned scope of the project. The purpose of data processing is strictly aligned with the commissioned product or service. You will find more detailed information on this topic on our website https://www.4teamwork.ch/. Relevant personal data include names, address data and telecommunication data. Such data can also be enquiry, offer and order data, data from the performance of our contractual obligation, product data, documentation data as well as other data comparable with the categories mentioned. Personal data are processed pursuant to § 6 (1)(b) GDPR in order to fulfil existing contracts with customers / suppliers and within the framework of initiating contracts.
The fulfilment of legal obligations.
As far as the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation that is subject to our company, Art 6 (1) (c) GDPR applies as the legal basis for data processing.
Protecting legitimate interests
It is in 4teamwork’s legitimate interest due to Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR to continuously improve its products and services and allow the active particiaption of all interested parties in the sustainable development of our company (key topics). In order to receive feedback, 4teamwork invites all interested parties to participate in surveys on key topics within the framework of a sustainable development of our company. These surveys can be answered without disclosing personal data. The provision of personal data is voluntary and not a requirement. These findings serve to further improve the products and services of 4teamwork.
In the legitimate interest due to Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR of 4teamwork´s customers (contractual relationship), it is important for 4teamwork to provide regular information on the ongoing development of their products and services as well as on trends in this sector and topics that are relevant to the market. 4teamwork also hosts their own events, presents the company at events, holds webinars, and provides information by means of e-mail newsletters.
Those data received by 4teamwork in the course of its contractual relationship with the customer, will be processed by 4teamwork in order to send emails, letters or advertising brochures to customers for the purpose of depicting and presenting Fabasoft products (Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR). The customer has the right to object to this processing of the customer's data for the purpose of direct advertising, said right can be exercised at any time without giving reasons by means of letter to 4teamwork c/o Privacy or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 4teamwork will process the customer data for this purpose for as long as the customer lodges no objection, however, up to a maximum of 3 years after the last activity.
Where other forms of direct advertising are concerned, 4teamwork will only process the customer data if the customer has given its express consent to the processing of its data (Art 6 (1) (a) GDPR). If the customer has given its consent to the data processing, it can revoke this consent without giving reasons by means of letter to 4teamwork or email to email@example.com. The processing performed until objection is made against such processing or until consent is revoked shall remain lawful.
Data processing and consent
Irrespective of the above-mentioned legal bases, 4teamwork may require consent due to Art 6 (1) (a) GDPR for certain processing operations and obtain it from the person concerned. If 4teamwork is granted consent to the processing of personal data, the data will be processed exclusively for the purposes specified in this consent, such as sending information in product-specific e-mail newsletters, information on webinars and events, downloading resources or research reports. The consent may be revoked at any time. The revocation of the consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation.
A.4. Who receives the personal data?
Within 4teamwork, the individual employees, departments or Fabasoft companies, that require it in order to fulfil contractual or legal obligations, such as legitimate interests, receive the personal data. Furthermore, if necessary, we will transfer your data to tax consultants and auditors for purposes of tax consultancy and auditing and, in individual cases, to lawyers and courts, if necessary for legal advice or law enforcement purposes. In individual cases, we also forward your data to our responsible data protection officer in order to obtain advice on the implementation of data protection regulations, e.g. if you assert claims against us. In addition, 4teamwork employs various sub-contractors, to whom personal data is transferred to enable them to effectively carry out their respective services.
All sub-contractors are required to use the data solely for the purpose of providing the service that has been clearly defined by 4teamwork
Through contractual agreements, 4teamwork collaborates with the following providers when dealing with marketing and communication:
LogMeIn. Inc. located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Service: Platform for the organisation and implementation of webinars. At the express request of the customer the webinar is recorded and made available to the customer.
Information on compliance with the GDPR: https://www.logmeininc.com/gdpr/gdpr-compliance.
Standard contractual clauses have been concluded and additional measures taken to protect personal data.
Act-On Software, located in Portland, Oregon, USA
Service: The forwarding of marketing information material, for example newsletters, webinar invitations and product information, as well as product information concerning client relations (e.g. tips on new releases)
Information on compliance with the GDPR: https://act-on.com/privacy-policy/
Data storage and the sending of the emails if effected via Act-On (data location: Frankfurt); the data are processed and secured within the EU. Standard contractual clauses have been concluded and additional measures taken to protect personal data, by means of the encryption of personal data, among others.
Fabasoft International Services GmbH
Service: The provision of services for the whole Fabasoft Group. In terms of data protection law, for example, maintenance of a group procedure directory, provision of a central contact point for data subjects and the assumption of liability for claims asserted by data subjects and regular updating and management of technical and organisational measures.
Jentis GmbH, located in Vienna, Austria
Service: Reach measurement and/or analysis of visitor numbers, success analysis of marketing campaigns, improvement of website usability, content optimization, success analysis.Information on compliance with GDPR: https://www.jentis.com/en/article/jentis-privacy-controls/
- Papoo Software & Media GmbH, CCM19, located in Bonn, Germany
Service: Collecting, managing, documenting and sharing the consent of Fabasoft website users regarding cookie settings.
Information on compliance with GDPR: https://www.ccm19.de/en/privacyclarification.html
Insofar personal data are to be transmitted to the USA or any other country with a less stringent level of data protection, Fabasoft ensures in advance that a suitable level of data protection is in place. The appropriate or adequate guarantees agreed in each case, as well as the possibility to obtain a copy, can be requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Data processing within the Fabasoft Group
There are different interfaces and data processing steps within the Fabasoft Group, in which the different individual personal data processing services are carried out among the companies within the group. The regulations defined in the “Framework agreement for internal data processing within the Fabasoft group” reflect the respective roles of the companies of the Fabasoft Group as joint controllers in a transparent manner pursuant to Art 26 GDPR or as controller and processor pursuant to Art 28 GDPR as well as the lawful form of this legal relationship, in particular in compliance with the regulations of the GDPR or the respective national data protection regulations. In the case of a breach of the framework agreement and/or applicable data protection provisions, Fabasoft International Services GmbH, FN 271303a, Honauerstrasse 4, 4020 Linz, has undertaken to assume liability for claims by a data subject. Thus, a place of jurisdiction within the EU is available to the data subjects for the assertion of their rights.
The Framework Agreement is available for download on the Fabasoft Website: https://www.fabasoft.com/en/about-us/transparency.
A.5. For how long is data stored?
4teamwork stores personal data for as long as is necessary for the duration of the entire business relationship, from the initiation to the execution through to termination of the contract as well in compliance with the legal retention and documentation obligations, which stem, for example, from the legal business and fiscal retention requirement (usually a period of 10 years) or from the limitation periods in compliance with European or national laws or other regulations to which the controller is subject (up to 30 years).
Personal information (for example for a newsletter, announcement, webinar etc) that is submitted to Fabasoft with consent will be stored for a maximum of three years after its last activity, provided that it is not withdrawn before this period ends.
A.6. Where is the data stored?
4teamwork stores data on its own hardware in highly secure, external data centres in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A.7. What are the data subject’s data protection rights?
You have the right to disclosure, correction, removal or restriction in the processing of your information. You have the right to object to the use of your personal information as well as the right to data portability in accordance with the requirements of the data protection law.
In the event that you withdraw consent to use your personal information, 4teamwork will immediately stop using this data, provided that the use of this data is solely based on your consent. Exceptions arise as a result of legal or contractual obligations, which render storing data necessary, but this is only in the event of the aforementioned obligations. The legitimacy of the processing, for which consent was granted, remains intact until the consent is withdrawn.
All Fabasoft companies may demand any of the rights outlined above through the following channels.
By email: email@example.com
By mail: Fabasoft 4teamwork AG, c/o Datenschutz, Dammweg 9, 3013 Bern.
All rights asserted against 4teamwork must be submitted in writing. To prevent any misuse of these rights by unauthorised parties, you are obliged to verify your identity vis-à-vis 4teamwork in a suitable manner in case of reasonable doubt.
4teamwork is free to continue to use the personal data concerned provided they have been anonymised prior to such use in such a way that it is no longer possible to relate the data to an identified or identifiable individual.
Complaints should be directed to the Austrian Data Protection Authority or to another data protection authority within the European Union or Switzerland, preferably where you live or work.
A.8. Contact with Data Protection Officers
4teamwork has a data security team at its disposal that is dedicated to data protection issues (“Privacy Team”) The contact details for this privacy team are available at: https://www.4teamwork.ch/datenschutzerklaerung/. The privacy team can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.9. Compulsory provision of personal information
In the context of the business contract or pre-contractual procedures, personal data necessary for the execution of the business contract, and to which 4teamwork is legally obliged to collect, must be provided. If this information is not provided, the delivery of products and service, for example, will not be possible.
B. Additional Information About the 4teamwork Website
B.1. Data collection
The 4teamwork website collects general information with every visit. Such information includes, for example: the IP address, the type of browser used, the language, the login pages, the device used, the volume of data transmitted, the browsing history as well as the HTTP referrer.
4teamwork does not use this data to draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information will be needed in order to successfully deliver the content of the website, to guarantee the website is always functioning or to provide relevant information to the authorities.
In addition, the 4teamwork website offers many opportunities to register your personal information or to get in contact with the company through the email addresses provided. 4teamwork is responsible for your data protection for the purposes listed in the tabular below:
|Data collection capabilities
|The purpose of data collection
|Register for 4teamwork´s newsletters
|To send product-specific news
|Register for a “Demo access”
|To provide 4Teamwork products in the context of a test phase/demo
|Register for initial information in the form of a web call
|To provide information in the context of a first acquaintance session
|See separate privacy statement “Data protection for applicants during the application process”
|Register to contact the sales team of 4teamwork
|Contact the sales team for general questions
|Register for a webinar
|Opportunity to register for a webinar
|Download of a white paper
|For the delivery of a whitepaper or additional information about our products
|To register for a 4Teamwork event
When registering for one or more of the purposes mentioned above, personal data will only be collected in the form of first name(s), surname(s), email address, company, UID number, job title, gender, telephone number, street, postcode, location and country. This information contributes to providing an efficient service and will be processed if consent is granted.
B.2. The use of essential cookies
Cookies are small text files that are saved by the website server onto the user’s device hard drive (computer, notebook, tablet, smartphone etc) via your internet browser. This information is called up at subsequent visits to the website and enables the website to recognise your device. Both personal and non-personal data can be saved in cookies. User profiles can also be created through the placing of cookies.
Session cookies are delected at the end of the session, i.e. when you close your browser. They record navigation through the website so that the website “remembers” your entries. These session cookies are normally used to temporarily save the user’s entries when filling in online forms that span several pages or to temporarily save the information entered by the user when adding items to online shopping baskets. Such entries may include: data entered when placing an order, currency, login status or simply when navigating through the site.
If you click on “accept cookies” when you visit our website, you thereby accept all types of cookies or you click on “Manage settings” to receive more detailed information and determine individually which cookies you consent to. You can manage the settings you have made at any time under the item “Cookie settings” in the footer of the website.
Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the smooth functioning of the website.
We currently set a cookie as part of our Consent Management platform CCM19 to ensure that when you return to our website, we know which cookie option you selected on your previous visit. This enables us to fulfill our legal obligation to document your consent. The following essential cookies are used on the Fabasoft website:
|Stores information about your cookie settings
|WSAFFINITY bzw. fsc-public-session
|4teamwork makes its downloads available via public links from its Fabasoft Cloud product. This cookie optimizes the performance distribution so that the downloads can be delivered with optimal performance.
|< 1 day
B.3. The use of analytics & tracking services
Website analysis tool JENTIS
For the purpose of analysing the user behaviour of customers as well as for the purpose of website optimization, we use services of the company JENTIS GmbH (Schönbrunner Strasse 231, 1120 Vienna). This service provider therefore receives access to web analysis data, which is measured, stored and processed by the analysis tools in use and JENTIS®.
For analysis purposes, data is transmitted to JENTIS GmbH on the one hand, and on the other hand JENTIS® independently collects data on our behalf regarding the browser environment or the visitor's behavior. JENTIS GmbH only processes data that cannot be traced back to a person by JENTIS GmbH. IDs set by JENTIS® are merely random products and are used for anonymous recognition. Your IP address is shortened before it is stored so that it is no longer personally identifiable.
Involved Third Party Providers: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and the representative in the European Union Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, D04 E5W5, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter: Google).
We use Google Analytics as part of the server-side JENTIS solution to provide aggregated, anonymized statistical reports on the reach of our website and to measure the success of our advertising campaigns, i.e. the total number of users who responded to our ad. These aggregate statistics include the advertising campaign that leads a visitor to our website and the time a visitor spends on individual pages, which allows us to optimize our content.
Pseudonymization of personal data:
Through the JENTIS server-side solution, we apply a de-identification mechanism on our JENTIS Twin server that automatically truncates IP addresses by the last digit, making it impossible to identify a specific European visitor by IP address alone. In addition, other identifiers from analytics providers are deleted and replaced with randomly generated numbers so that website visitors cannot be filtered out or re-identified by third-party providers.
Web analysis service Act-on
For the statistical evaluation of visitor accesses, data for marketing purposes and for the recognition of companies is collected, processed and stored in the data center of Act-on Software, Inc. in Germany with the tool Act-On after consent has been granted. This consent can be revoked at any time by changing the cookie setting (button "Manage settings or cookie settings" in the footer of the website.
Act-on carries out address determination on the basis of this data - but only if it is ensured that it is a company and not an individual person. Cookies are also used for this purpose.
In addition, Act-on collects information on surfing behaviour for those persons who have submitted a form or who have registered for an e-mail service. The following information is collected: which websites are visited on www.fabasoft.com, which e-mails from Fabasoft are opened, which forms are submitted. This data is kept as long as the data of this person is processed according to the stated purposes. This information is used to constantly improve the information offered and to optimize the browsing experience.
|Act-On Tracking Cookie
|Act-On Software, Inc.
|Evaluation of visitor access, identification of companies
Data is not collected by Act-On Beacon unless consent has been given for the processing of personal data by clicking on the button "Accept all cookies" or by a selection made under "Manage settings". This consent can be revoked at any time by changing the cookie setting (button "Manage settings" or "Cookie settings" in the footer of the website). You will find a detailed description of the use of analytics services under B.4 “The use of analytics services”.
In addition, we use Google Ads to serve advertisements and to generate aggregate statistical reports without personally identifiable information about the success rate of our advertising campaigns, i.e., the total number of users who responded to our ad. These aggregated statistics include the origin of visitors, their time spent on individual pages, and search engine usage. This allows us to optimize our content.
Furthermore, we use LinkedIn Ads to serve advertisements or ads/campaigns, and to generate aggregated statistical reports without personal data about the success rate of our campaigns, i.e., the total number of users who responded to our ads. This allows us to optimize our content.
Right to withdraw consent and deletion with regard to. Tracking and Analytics Services:
You may withdraw your consent regarding tracking and analytics services at any time in your browser. If you would like to request deletion of your personal data or have questions about our use of your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com.
B.4. Requests to general contact addresses
The 4teamwork website also provides general e-mail addresses for contacting 4teamwork. If you send a message to an e-mail address, this e-mail will automatically be forwarded to the relevant persons for the purpose of processing your inquiry.
B.5. Data security
Your personal data, if you disclose it to us, will be transmitted over the Internet in encrypted form (SSL - Secure Sockets Layer). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://". If SSL encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
In addition, we secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification and distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.
B.6. Links and buttons to other websites
The website contains links to other websites. 4teamwork is not responsible for the data protection policies or their content.
4teamwork also provides links on this website to the following social media sites: Instagram, LinkedIn, X, YouTube and Xing. Some of these links are displayed as icons. When you click on these social media icons (links) you will be subsequently redirected from the Fabasoft website to the respective social media site.
When you click on one of these links, you will be redirected to the respective website and are thus allowing the respective site operator to access your personal information. No personal data are collected by Fabasoft via these links.
C. Privacy Information for visitors to our Social Media Platforms
C.1. Privacy information for visitors to our Instagram account
4teamwork uses the technical platform and services of Instagram Inc., 1601 Wilow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA for the information service offered. Our Instagram presence enables us to present our company to the users of this network and to communicate with these persons. The data provided by you directly and by Instagram is used exclusively for the purpose of customer and prospect communication as an overriding legitimate interest in compliance with Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR, in order to be able to offer you the most interesting information for you.
Instagram is part of the Meta group of companies and shares infrastructure, systems and technology with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited.
When you visit our Instagram page, Instagram and also its affiliated company Meta collect your IP address and other personal data in the form of cookies. For information on the legal basis for data processing, any recipients, any transfer of your data to a third country by Instagram, and any further information on data processing, please refer to Instagram's privacy information at: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.
C.2. Privacy information for visitors to our LinkedIn page
4teamwork operates a LinkedIn page. When operating this page, we rely on the legitimate interest as defined in Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Operators of the LinkedIn service together with Fabasoft constitute so-called "joint controllers" as defined by Art 26 GDPR.
We process your inquiries or contributions in order to respond to you and to be able to contact you. The data is only kept as long as it is required for the purposes of collection or is subject to legal retention obligations.
The data processed by LinkedIn and your rights can be accessed at https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. Please note that the processing operations may result in data transfers to the USA.
C.3. Privacy information for visitors to our X page
4teamwork operates a X page. When operating this site, we rely on the legitimate interest in Compliance with Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Operators of the X service together with 4teamwork constitute so-called "joint controllers" as defined by Art 26 GDPR.
We process your inquiries or contributions in order to respond to you and to be able to contact you. We only process the data you enter on X by retweeting or replying to your tweets, if applicable, or also by composing tweets from us that refer to your account. We store your personal data for this purpose exclusively on an occasion-related basis on our systems, i.e. outside of X, if and for as long as it is required for the purposes of collection or legal retention obligations exist. Via the dashboard provided by X, we can retrieve statistics on how often a tweet was opened and liked, how often the link in the tweet was clicked, how often the tweet was retweeted, how often the details about the tweet were called up and how often embedded images, videos or other media were clicked on. The recipient of the data is first X, where it may be shared with third parties for X's own purposes and under X's responsibility. The recipient of publications is also the public, i.e. potentially anyone.
The data processed by X and your rights can be found at https://x.com/en/privacy. Please note that the processing operations may result in data transfers to the USA.
C.4. Privacy information for visitors to our Youtube channel
4teamwork operates a YouTube channel. When operating this channel, we rely on the legitimate interest in compliance with Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Operators of YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) together with 4teamwork constitute so-called "joint controllers" as defined by Art 26 GDPR.
By using YouTube, your personal data will be processed by YouTube. We would like to point out that you use the YouTube channel offered here and its functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. sharing, commenting). 4teamwork has no influence on the type and scope of the data processed by YouTube. YouTube processes your voluntarily entered data and evaluates any content you have shared or viewed.
The data processed by YouTube and your rights can be viewed at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
C.5. Privacy information for visitors to our XING page
4teamwork operates a XING page. The operation of this page is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The operator of the XING service constitutes together with 4teamwork the so-called “joint controller” pursuant to Art 26 GDPR.
We process your enquiries or posts in order to answer you and to enable us to contact you. The data are stored only for as long as is necessary for the purpose of the collection or for the period prescribed if they are subject to statutory storage obligations.
You can access the data processed by XING and your rights at https://privacy.xing.com/de. Please note that data could be transferred to the USA in the course of the processing.
C.6 Data protection information for visitors to our Facebook account
4teamwork uses the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, for the information service offered. Our Facebook presence allows us to present our company to the users of this network and to communicate with these persons. The data provided by you directly and by Facebook is used exclusively for the purpose of customer and prospect communication as an overriding legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 lit. f GDPR, in order to be able to offer you the information that is of most interest to you.
Facebook is part of the Meta group of companies and shares infrastructure, systems and technology with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited.
When you visit our Facebook page, Instagram and also its affiliated company Meta collect your IP address and other personal data in the form of cookies. For information on the legal basis of the data processing, any recipients, any transfer of your data to a third country by Instagram, as well as any further information on data processing, please refer to Facebook’s privacy information at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/policy/.