Information as of November 2018.
Black City Cars AG ("BlackCityCars.com") takes the protection of your personal information seriously and protects your privacy when processing your data in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.
The controller for the processing of data within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:
Black City Cars AG Business Aviation Center P.O. Box 130 8058 Zurich Airport / Switzerland Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The easiset way to reach our data protection officers is by sending email to email@example.com or writing to the above address
2. Data Security
BlackCityCars.com uses appropriate technical and organizational security measures to ensure a level of protection for personal data appropriate to the risk, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and the degree of risk. The transfer of personal data between your end device and BlackCityCars.com is generally carried out in an encrypted form (TLS encryption). You can identify an encrypted connection for example by the lock symbol in the address line of your browser.
If you communicate with us by e-mail, access by third parties cannot be ruled out. In the case of confidential information, BlackCityCars.com therefore recommends using the mail or encrypted e-mail communication (PGP).
3. Provision of the websites
When visiting BlackCityCars.com websites for information purposes, i.e. even without being registered, data is automatically collected regarding the usage through your browser (hereinafter “surf data”). This includes your IP address, the status code, the BlackCityCars.com websites visited, date and time of the server request, browser type and browser version, referrer (website visited beforehand), files transferred and data volume. The surf data is stored by BlackCityCars.com in so-called log files. If you visit our websites without having a our account, we will not know who you are.
Otherwise, your surf data will not be provided to third parties.
The processing of surf data is mainly carried out to establish and maintain the technical connection when surfing the internet. This data is also used by BlackCityCars.com in a pseudonymized or anonymized form in order to analyze the use of our websites, to design and improve the BlackCityCars.com services to meet demand, to recognize and eliminate technical or process-related disruptions and problems and to prevent illegal use of the BlackCityCars.com services (e.g. fraudulent booking, cyber attacks).
Stored log files are erased or anonymized, provided they are no longer required to ensure the general functionality of BlackCityCars.com services. BlackCityCars.com retains the log files only insofar as you have consented to this or if there are legal retention obligations.
4. Cookies, pixels and similar technologies
Cookies, pixels or similar technologies may be used when using BlackCityCars.com services. This is common with most large websites.
Cookies are small text files and pixels are small graphics files, which can be stored on the user’s end device. Comprehensive information on the cookies, pixels and similar technologies used by BlackCityCars.com can be found in our Cookies Policy.
When visiting the website, BlackCityCars.com will set the required cookies, which are technically necessary, to improve the functionality or make the use of our services more user-friendly. BlackCityCars.com also uses its own cookies, as far as possible in a pseudonymized or anonymized form, in order to analyze and improve the usage of our services, to detect and remedy interruptions and technical or process-related problems and to prevent illegal usage of BlackCityCars.com services (e.g. fraudulent booking, cyber attacks).
Additionally, BlackCityCars.com uses its own cookies, pixels or similar technologies or those from advertising partners (e.g. search engine providers, advertising networks or distribution partners) in order to improve our services or to measure, evaluate, design and improve advertising measures. BlackCityCars.com uses different analysis tools in this regard. The evaluation is carried out in a pseudonymized or anonymized form as far as is possible.
You may prevent the storage of cookies at any time using your browser settings and delete any cookies present. However, this may mean that some functions of BlackCityCars.com’s services may not be available or available only to a limited extent. The storage duration is different depending on the cookie and can be inspected in your browser.
5. Special Features for the BlackCityCars.com Apps
The apps from BlackCityCars.com are another access point to our services. Similar processing of personal information is generally done via the BlackCityCars.com apps and websites.
When using the our Apps, we may also access additional data in relation to the app or to your end device, such as e.g. the device name, device manufacturer, model, operating system, app or SDK version, mode.
There are also push notifications in the BlackCityCars.com apps, i.e. notifications provided by BlackCityCars.com in the app of your end device. You will only receive push notifications if you have given your consent to this on your end device.
There is a separate BlackCityCars.com APP for drivers or chauffeur service providers working with us (“BlackCityCars.com Driver”).
6. Data Processing During Registered Use of BlackCityCars.com Services and Booking Rides
BlackCityCars.com processes the following personal data provided by you when you register and use our Services or when you book rides (hereinafter “customer data”).
- Personal master data (form of address, title, first name, last name, company, address, zip code, place, country, password); - Contact data (e.g. telephone number, cellphone number, e-mail address); - Contract data (e.g. time and manner of registration, status) - Ride-related data (e.g. pickup location, destination, times, flight number, special requests). - Status (e.g. bonus program), customer history (e.g. previous rides); - Contract invoicing (e.g. invoices, status, invoicing address) and payment data (e.g. last 4 digits of the credit card number).
The customer data will be used for BlacckCityCars.com services, i.e. for the personalized fulfillment of the framework agreement after registration (creation, storage, administration and support of your account), for the procurement of booked rides and for the fulfillment of the contract of carriage for the benefit of the customer with the limousine service provider. BlackCityCars.com provides customer data to third parties, if necessary, in particular to the limousine and taxi service providers so that the customer can be transported in accordance with their booking and the transport can be processed. If the customer has indicated a bonus program supported by BlackCityCars.com, the data required in this regard is transmitted to the bonus program provider. The payment data collected is stored via a payment service provider and transferred to the intermediary financial service provider or bank.
Personal data can be transmitted to limousine and taxi service providers in a third party country outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area in which the transport is intended to take place. BlackCityCars.com cannot generally provide further information on the data protection level in the third party country. In addition, BlackCityCars.com processes customer data in order to analyze, personalize and improve the use of our services according to the demand, to advertise BlackCityCars.com services, to detect, limit and eliminate technical or process-related disruptions and problems, and to prevent illegal use of our services (e.g. fraudulent booking, cyberattacks).
7. Credit Card data
All bookings with BlackCityCars.com may be paid by credit card. The credit card information only has to be stored once upon the first booking and is protected against unauthorized access. For this purpose, a certified payment provider is used whose systems meet the applicable security standards, such as for example PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). The credit card data is stored by the contracted PCI DSS-certified payment provider for recurring transactions.
BlackCityCars.com itself does not store credit card data or only in abbreviated form for analysis purposes or to prevent fraud.
In order to ensure that the credit card is used by the legitimate owner and to prevent cases of fraud, payment data and credit card information is transferred to one or more external payment security services. This transfer may also include additional personal data. The external payment security services are processing personal data on behalf of BlackCityCars.com
8. Communication with BlackCityCars.com
If you contact BlackCityCars.com (e.g. by calling, contact form or e-mail), the data provided by you will be processed to handle your matter and to answer your question.
BlackCityCars.com will also use data from the communication, as far as possible in a pseudonymized or anonymized form, in order to design our services to be needs-based and to improve them, to detect and remedy interruptions and technical or process-related problems and to prevent illegal usage of BlackCityCars.com services (e.g. fraudulent booking, cyber attacks).
9. E-mail Advertising, Newsletter
If you have agreed to receiving advertising or if BlackCityCars.com otherwise has the right, we will use your customer data to send you personalized advertising or general newsletters. The following data is mainly affected: Form of address, name, e-mail address. The purpose of the data processing is for BlackCityCars.com to inform you regarding current offers and to draw attention to features of our services.
E-mail advertising and newsletters may contain pixels. In this case, a graphic file is inserted into the e-mail sent in HTML format, based on which a statistical evaluation may be carried out. By using pixels, BlackCityCars.com can detect whether and when e-mails have been opened and links contained therein clicked.
10. Automated decisions
In the case of BlackCityCars.com, you are only subject to an automated decision process in exceptional cases if you re-enter a payment method via which a payment has already previously failed or when current indications justify the suspicion that it is a fraudulent booking. In these cases, your request to book a ride with BlackCityCars.com will be refused. Such an automatic decision is required to conclude the contract. The data subject has the option of contacting us using the mentioned contact data in order to have an explanation or an intervention by a person or to express their point of view.
11. Data Erasure and Storage Duration
We will erase your personal data as soon as the legal basis for its processing lapses. However, legal bases may also exist in parallel or a new one may intervene with the lapsing of a legal basis, such as for example the duty to store determined data to fulfill a legal retention obligation (e.g. according to commercial or tax law).
Cookies may be distinguished according to their operating life between session cookies, which are deleted automatically after ending the browser session or permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual browser session and enable subsequent recognition of the end device. A distinction is also made between BlackCityCars.com’s own cookies and those of third parties.
You may prevent the storage of cookies at any time using your browser settings or delete any cookies present. However, this may mean that some functions of our services may not be available or available only to a limited extent. The storage duration is different depending on the cookie and can be inspected in your browser.
In the context of your visit, BlackCityCars.com will set the required cookies, which are technically necessary, to improve functionality or make the use of BlackCityCars.com services more user-friendly. This concerns, for example,
- Your identification and authentication, - Storage and user preferences and settings (e.g. language settings), which you have made, - the inclusion of information already provided so that repeated input of information is not necessary, - security-related cookies or - cookies for using multimedia players
BlackCityCArs.com also uses its own cookies in order to analyze and improve the usage of our services, to detect and remedy interruptions and problems of a technical or process-related nature and to prevent illegal usage of BlackCityCars.com services (e.g. fraudulent booking, cyber attacks). Evaluations by BlackCityCars.come take place in pseudonymized or anonymized form as far as is possible.
Additionally, BlackCityCars.com uses its own cookies, pixels or similar technologies or those originating from advertising partners (e.g. search engine providers, advertising networks or distribution partners) in order to improve our services or to measure, evaluate, design and improve advertising measures. BlackCityCars.com uses different analysis tools in this regard. In this respect, an evaluation by BlackCityCars.com takes place in pseudonymized or anonymized form as far as is possible.