Privacy Policy

BEGA Tool App

The protection and security of your personal data are of the utmost importance to us. Accordingly we observe the statutory regulations in order to provide the best possible protection for your data. Below we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the data collection and its use:

BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG (hereinafter referred to as “BEGA”) does not collect any personal data as defined in Art. 4 (1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. General terms and conditions

The BEGA Tool app allows the user to control and start up various BEGA products, especially luminaires, gateways and control devices.. In this way, in addition to manual operation, the products used by the user, in particular luminaries, can be switched on and off or dimmed, the luminaire's colour temperature and shade can be controlled, and lighting systems can be parameterised. No Internet connection is required for this control.

2. Contact details of the Controller

Responsibility for operating the app and thus for handling personal data lies with

BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG PO Box 3160 58689 Menden, Germany

3. Contact details of the Data Protection Officer

The responsible Data Protection Officer at BEGA is:

Mr M. Helling, c/o BEGA Gantenbrink-Leuchten KG PO Box 3160 58689 Menden, Germany Email address: [email protected]

4. Processing of personal data by BEGA

BEGA itself does not process any personal data as defined in Art. 4 (1) GDPR when the user installs and/or uses the BEGA Tool app.

5. Cookies and analytics tools

a) Scanning Solution “Scandit”

For proper use of the BEGA Tool app, the scanning solution provided by Scandit AG, Förrlibuckstrasse 181, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland, has been integrated. When the app is in use, Scandit AG may collect and process the following data, which may, in whole or in part, be personal data as defined in Art. 4 (1) GDPR:

  • Installation ID - Monitors the use of apps by users and associates scans with a specific device.
  • License Key ID - Counts the number of installations and attributes them to licences.
  • IP address - For the transmission of data.
  • Type of mobile device - To check the device model and to exclude unlicensed devices.
  • App ID - To identify your use.
  • Mobile operating system and version (to check the operating system on which the software is being run).
  • Version of the Scandit product: The version of the software that is being run with the app.
  • Barcode decoding information for the scan module and device status.
  • Barcode data: All personal data included in this barcode data will not be used for commercial purposes; it will be anonymised by Scandit AG.
  • Location coordinates (if recorded by the app).

Data will be collected in case troubleshooting is required as well as for statistical analysis and performance monitoring. Licence compliance can also be monitored in this way.

b) Visual Studio App Center

We also use the third-party solution Visual Studio App Center from Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052-6399, USA, to collect statistics, usage information, and malfunction analysis.

Using Visual Studio App, we obtain the following information

  • User behaviour (which pages were visited on the app and the usage time per session)
  • View of active users currently using the app (number)
  • Product name of the used device (e.g. iPhone 7, without personal data like MAC address or IMEI number)
  • Version of the operating system of the device used
  • set language of the device
  • Country code (the country from which the user opens the app)
  • Currently used App - Version
  • Error records "Crash Logs" (detailed crash and error information)

These data are collected anonymously and only for statistical purposes. More information about privacy in Visual Studio App Center can be found  here. The data is collected for the purpose of any necessary troubleshooting and statistical analysis and performance monitoring. In addition, license compliance purposes may be checked in this way.

6. User’s rights

The user has the right at all times, subject to legal requirements being satisfied, to obtain information about the personal data that BEGA has stored concerning him or her, Art. 15 GDPR, as well as the right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and the right to erasure of personal data concerning him or her (Art. 17 GDPR).

If the user has exercised his or her right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the parties mentioned in Sections 2 or 3, any recipients of the personal data in question shall be notified of this rectification or erasure of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate cost or effort.

The user also has the right, in respect of consent given (Art. 7, Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR), to withdraw this consent (Art. 7 (3) GDPR). The proper withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the collection of data prior to this withdrawal.

In addition, the user has the right, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to object (Art. 21 GDPR) at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning him or her on the basis of Art. 6 (1) e) 6 (1) f) GDPR.

The user also has the right, subject to the legal conditions being satisfied, to receive the personal data concerning him or her that he or she has provided to BEGA in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability, Art. 20 GDPR).

If the user wishes to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, he or she should contact the parties listed in sections 2 or 3.

The user also has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).