Privacy Policy of ecm Market

This privacy policy will inform you about the personal data that is stored and how that information is used. It gives detailed information on what form of collection of personal data that you agree to, as a participant on ecm Market, taking into account the different roles that the platform includes (registered users, purchasers, and suppliers).

By registering with ecm Market, you agree that the following body shall be responsible for the collection and storage of your personal data:
ecm4u GmbH, Hölderlinplatz 2B, 70193 Stuttgart.

Use of the data

The data procured are used to ensure the functionality of ecm Market for its registered users. We only want to achieve one thing with your data: granting you the most comfortable, secure, and transparent use of our platform. No information is transferred to third parties for advertising purposes.

Collecting of the data

We automatically collect and store information that your browser sends to us on our server log files. This includes:

  • Browser type/version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited site)
  • Your IP address
  • Time of the server request

When you visit our website, no personal data is collected. It is only after registration and the submission of your personal data that you will be recognised as User on our platform. By registering, you agree that we can store your personal data on a server in Germany. When registering as a user of ecm Market, the following information is collected and stored:

  • Name
  • First name
  • Email address

Upon the initial registration, an account is opened on ecm Market and you can enter additional personal data and the data of your company (such as phone number and birth date) into your user profile. This is done on a voluntary basis and allows for higher transparency and trust among the users of ecm Market. The same applies when setting up a profile picture. By submitting this information, you agree to save this on ecm Market and, depending on your user settings, make it visible to other users of ecm Market.

Changing your personal information

Your user profile allows you to change most of your personal information. You agree when creating your profile to provide truthful information and to undertake to update this information immediately if there are any changes. This applies in particular to suppliers of modules on ecm Market.

Transmission of data to other registered users/suppliers of ecm Market

In case of a free software download, no personal information is transmitted to other users. The supplier of each module can only be anonymously informed that "a user" has downloaded its module. In the case of a purchased module, only the necessary data for the purchase transaction are provided to the supplier of the module.

Communicating via the platform

ecm Market makes it possible to communicate with other users at different areas on the platform or to express opinions about the modules offered:
ecm Market allows users to send messages to other registered users. To ensure these messages are not lost and also, since the user support for modules that are purchased can be provided with the help of these messages, they are stored in the interests of our users. The messages can be viewed in the personal inbox. The messages are stored on our mail server as for each message sent using ecm Market, a copy is automatically sent to the operators of X and archived. In ecm Market, it is possible to become a "fan" of individual modules from other vendors, to show that you are convinced of a product’s quality. This is stored and made visible to all visitors of ecm Market. This action can be undone at any time.

Obligations of the user

As a user of ecm Market, your company, as a supplier, is obliged, to publish your own privacy policies and respect the privacy of other users of this platform. Since a purchase agreement is created solely between the seller and the customer, and the above data need to be exchanged across the EU and other countries in order to fulfil the purchase agreement, we cannot guarantee the protection of your information in this context. You agree, however, to only use the data of your business partner for the necessary transactions in the course of the sale of the module and support. It is expressly not permitted to sell or use these data for the purposes of sending unsolicited advertisements.

Privacy settings on ecm Market

Under your account settings, you will find the option "Edit privacy settings". Here, you can specify who can view your profile and your contacts. The default setting in both cases is "visible to registered users".
For your profile, the following data is displayed (where filled out in your profile): name, company, position, date of birth, address, telephone number, registration date, and last login. For contacts, all registered users can view your list of confirmed contacts.
If desired, you can change these settings both for your profile and contacts by clicking "private" (profile or contact information will never be shown) or "visible only to contacts" (profile or contact details are only displayed to contacts). For suppliers, it is in your own interest, and that of your customers, to keep the setting "visible to registered users".

Personal data in apps

By registering as a supplier, you agree that your modules and their associated files and documents under the name of your company are transmitted and stored in apps, a personal online space that is operated by ecm4u GmbH.


The operator of the site or the software installed on the server use so-called cookies. Cookies are used on ecm Market to identify a registered user and are saved as a text file on your computer. You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, we would point out that it is possible that you will not be able to use all of the functions of this website should you do so. Please also note the following point.


This website uses Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical analysis of visitor requests. Piwik also uses cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on the supplier’s server in Germany.

Disclosure of information

We may disclose personally identifiable information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to complaints that an offer or other content violates third party rights, or to protect the rights, protect property, or safety of others.

This applies in particular when law enforcement or other authorities or third parties due to a request for information in connection with an investigation or because of a suspicion of a crime, tort or other acts that give rise to legal liability for us, you, or another individual.

To guarantee your privacy, while at the same time being able to protect the users of ecm Market from users who attempt to perform fraudulent or otherwise illegal activity on the site, we will not forward your personal information in any way to law enforcement or other authorities or other third parties except in the cases mentioned above or unless a legally binding request exists, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent immediate physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

Right to information

You always have the right to receive information regarding your personal data, its origin and destination, and the purpose of its storage. Please contact us in writing via the contact details found in the “contact” section. In order to obtain information, you must identify yourself as the person to whom the information applies.


We may change this privacy policy at any time by publishing an amended version on our website and we will inform the registered users of this.

You can revoke this consent to the storage of your personal information at any time, without stating any reasons, by sending written notice to the operator of ecm Market. Your information will then be removed from the database and messages sent via the platform are no longer assigned to a person. The IP address will still be found in the web server logs (but this will be deleted periodically).