Privacy Policy

Subject Matter

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to § 3 para. 1 BDSG, these are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as email addresses, possibly also usage data such as IP addresses.


This website uses so-called "cookies", which serve to make our online presence more user-friendly, effective, and safer - for example, when it comes to speeding up navigation on our website (avoiding frequent re-logging in). Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. We point out that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called "session cookies". "Session cookies" are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system on your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Of course, you can reject cookies at any time if your browser allows this. Please note that certain functions of this website may not or only partially be used if your browser is set to not accept cookies.

Speechbox does not use cookies for any marketing or tracking related efforts and therefore no cookie notice banner is required on this website.

Collection, Processing, and Use of Data

Speechbox (operated by Tim Teege) commits to processing and using personal data, which is processed and used in connection with the use of Speechbox via the website, only for the purpose of fulfilling the service and to take all necessary precautions and measures to ensure that data secrecy and data security are guaranteed at all times. Externally linked third-party websites are not the subject of this declaration. Of course, we observe the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG), and other data protection regulations.

The security of your data is very important to us! They are encrypted by digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected by technical measures against damage, destruction, or unauthorized access.

To optimize our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time of the page view, the page from which you called up our page, and similar, provided you do not object to this data collection and storage. This is done anonymously, without personally identifying the user of the page. To collect and store usage data, we also use so-called cookies (see section "Cookies"). We collect this data exclusively for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our internet presence and to make our internet offers even more attractive.

When you register, your website URL and your email address are requested and saved. If you decide to activate a premium membership for your shoutbox, your name and your postal address will be recorded for the issuance of legally valid invoice documents.

Personal data is only collected and used on this website to the extent necessary for contractual and technical purposes. This also applies to the data of your shoutbox visitors, which are required to fulfill the explicitly communicated service offer. In no case will this data be sold or passed on to third parties for reasons other than those mentioned.

Purpose-bound data use

We adhere to the principle of purpose-bound data use and collect, process, and store your personal data as well as the data of your customers only for the purposes for which you have communicated them to us. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or for contract execution. The transmission to entitled state institutions and authorities only takes place within the framework of the legal information obligations or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

We also take internal data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with data protection regulations.

Personal data is only used by Speechbox (Tim Teege) for the following purposes:

  • Acceptance, processing, and execution of your order
  • Provision of services in connection with the provision of electronic keys, access codes, and other data, which become necessary for access to the pages of our service providers or partners, so that you can use products, updates, or services
  • Updating your subscriptions for products and services
  • Ensuring effective customer service and/or technical support for your products
  • Notification of news concerning our services
  • Sending newsletters or other advertising material, as well as carrying out other promotional activities, provided you have given us the appropriate consent
  • For other purposes, to which we point out and insofar as this is legally permissible

Data Security and Encryption

The Speechbox servers are located in Germany's largest data centers in Nuremberg and Falkenstein, are powered 100% by green electricity, and meet all and even exceed some German security standards. The technicians of the company Hetzner Online GmbH ensure smooth and secure operation. The server location has a DIN ISO/IEC 27001 certification, state-of-the-art 24/7 video surveillance, high-security fences, access only via control terminals with transponders or access cards, as well as security locks, a modern early fire detection system, and special door and locking systems. The seamless delivery of web content is ensured by redundant UPS systems, an emergency power system, emergency diesel for autonomous operation, and power supply via a raised floor.

The connection between your computer and Speechbox is secured by 256-bit SSL encryption. This is the same standard that banks rely on for online banking and payment service providers for credit card payments.

Including a Speechbox shoutbox on your own website can also be done on an unencrypted basis. This approach is not recommended, but is allowed to ensure compatibility with unencrypted websites.

Change of these Regulations

In the event of a change in legal regulations or our service, an adjustment of this privacy policy may be necessary. The most current version of the privacy policy can be viewed at any time under the link Privacy Policy.

Information and Revocation Right You can obtain information about your data stored with us free of charge at any time without giving any reason. You can have your data collected by us blocked, corrected, or deleted at any time and object to the anonymized or pseudonymized data collection and storage for website optimization purposes. You can also revoke your consent to data collection and use without giving reasons at any time. Please use the support contact form for this purpose, or contact us using the options provided in the legal notice. We are always happy to answer any further questions you may have about our privacy policy and the processing of your personal data.

Last update: March 21, 2024