How BackHub protects your privacy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At /gebrüderheitz GmbH & Co. KG we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

/gebrüderheitz GmbH & Co. KG (“/gebrüderheitz”) operates the software as a service It is /gebrüderheitz’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites, products and services.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, /gebrüderheitz collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. /gebrüderheitz’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how /gebrüderheitz’s visitors use its products and services. From time to time, /gebrüderheitz may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its websites, products and services. /gebrüderheitz also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. /gebrüderheitz only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to /gebrüderheitz’s websites and users of our products choose to interact with /gebrüderheitz in ways that require /gebrüderheitz to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that /gebrüderheitz gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for our backup service at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with /gebrüderheitz – by purchasing a monthly plan to our github backup services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, /gebrüderheitz collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with /gebrüderheitz. /gebrüderheitz does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

/gebrüderheitz may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites and products. For instance, /gebrüderheitz may monitor how features of backhub are being used. /gebrüderheitz may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, /gebrüderheitz does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

/gebrüderheitz discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on /gebrüderheitz’s behalf or to provide services available at /gebrüderheitz’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using /gebrüderheitz’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. /gebrüderheitz will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, /gebrüderheitz discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when /gebrüderheitz believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of /gebrüderheitz, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an /gebrüderheitz website or product and have supplied your email address, /gebrüderheitz may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with /gebrüderheitz and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. /gebrüderheitz takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. /gebrüderheitz uses cookies to help /gebrüderheitz identify and track visitors, their usage of /gebrüderheitz’s website and products, and their website access preferences. /gebrüderheitz visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using /gebrüderheitz’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of /gebrüderheitz’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If /gebrüderheitz, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that /gebrüderheitz goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of /gebrüderheitz may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, /gebrüderheitz may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in /gebrüderheitz’s sole discretion. /gebrüderheitz encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you use one of our products (e.g., you should also check your dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Source: This privacy policy is based on Automattic.Inc’s original version, released under a Creative Commons Sharealike licence.