Information We Collect
GMX may request or collect personal information from online users in a variety of ways, including through online forms for ordering products and services, and other instances where users are invited to volunteer such information.
The data we collect is information that identifies you personally, and may include:
Date of Birth
You can remove or modify your personal information at any time by logging in to your account at mail.com and navigating to Options -> Account -> Account Data. To delete your account in its entirety, please navigate to Options -> Account -> Delete Account and follow the instructions under “Delete Account.” For more information on managing your account see the help section in your mail.com account.
What are Cookies?
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. For session ID cookies, once you close your browser or log out, the cookie terminates and is erased. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on your computer’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Your browser’s help file contains information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. Session ID cookies may be used by GMX to track user preferences while the user is visiting the website. They also help to minimize load times and save on server processing. Persistent cookies may be used by GMX to store whether, for example, you want your password remembered or not, and other information. Cookies used on the GMX website do not contain personally identifiable information.
Like most standard websites, we use log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. However, none of the information stored in our log files, including but not limited to IP addresses, is linked to personally identifiable information.
How we use this information
GMX may use the personally identifiable information collected by GMX to contact customers regarding products and services offered by GMX and, to the extent the user has agreed to it, by its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners. We may also use this information for research purposes regarding the effectiveness of our website services, marketing, advertising and sales efforts. Except as outlined below, GMX will not in any way share this information with a third party unless you specifically authorize such disclosures. GMX does not sell or rent your contact information to third parties.
Disclosure of Information
GMX may also disclose aggregate, anonymous data based on information collected from users to investors and potential partners. In such cases, only statistical information will be disclosed and personally identifiable data will be kept confidential. In case GMX is sold, the information collected from users may be transferred to the new owners.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, GMX may need to disclose personal information when required by law, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order, subpoena or other legal process served on GMX, in GMX’s sole discretion. GMX may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
Special Offers and Updates
Our customers and users will occasionally receive newsletters or emails with information on products, services, or special offers. Out of respect for the privacy of our users, GMX gives them the opportunity to opt-out from receiving these types of communications. To opt out of all non-service related communications please follow the instructions included in the mailing you receive.
On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service-related announcement, if, for instance, our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
Maintenance of Information
The information provided to GMX is saved indefinitely and may be stored on one or more databases directly or indirectly maintained by GMX. GMX employs industry-standard security measures to protect the confidentiality of the information. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur; we make every effort to prevent such occurrences.
You are responsible for the security of your Customer ID and passwords. Make sure you keep them in a safe place and do not share them with others. Always remember to log out after your session ends to ensure that others cannot access your private personal information. You should take this precaution even if you are not using a public computer, such as at a library or internet café, but even when using your private computer in your home.