Privacy Policy

THE SECURITY BENCH is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring that your information does not lose its confidentiality or integrity when you use our website and services.

This Privacy Policy explains how we handle your personal information and also describes the choices you have, about how your personal information is collected, processed and accessed, and how you can update and correct your information. 

This Privacy Policy only applies to the website of THE SECURITY BENCH. This Privacy Policy does not apply to linked websites that are not owned and controlled by THE SECURITY BENCH.

What is personal information? “Personal Information” is any data that can be used to identify an individual without unreasonable effort. Examples include name, address, email address, phone number, login information (username, password), social media account information, or payment card information.

In principle, we will only use your personal information in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, in particular Canada`s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), and only as described in this privacy policy. 

However, we reserve the right to put this data to additional uses to the extent permitted or required by law or necessary to support legal or criminal investigations. In this case, we will inform you again about this further data processing to the extent required by law and obtain your consent.

In the next sections we explain when and how we process personal information about you when you visit our website.

Purposes of use of personal information and legal basis 

a) Log Files: 

We only collect and process access data that your internet browser automatically transmits to us for technical reasons in order to provide the website. Depending on the access protocol used, the protocol data record contains general information with the following contents: Your session data (usage behavior, length of stay, which links were clicked on, etc.), your abbreviated and unabbreviated IP address, your browser version, your operating system, your website-specific settings, your cookie IDs, your pixel IDs. This data does not allow any direct inference to your person and is processed to improve our website offer and to defend against attempted attacks on our web server. The legal basis for the processing of your personal information is our legitimate interest. We have a legitimate interest in presenting you with a website optimized for your browser and in enabling communication between our server and your terminal device.

b) Contact requests 

Enquiries may include your name, address, e-mail address, the subject of your contact and your message. We process and store the personal information provided in the contact enquiry solely for the purpose of processing and responding to your enquiry and contacting you. The legal basis for the processing of your personal information is the provision of a contractual obligation. 

c) Cookies and similar technologies 

For the processing of personal information using cookies and similar technologies on our website, please refer to our Cookie Policy, which is part of this privacy policy.

d) Sign up 

If you register, we will request your E-mail and username, in accordance with our registration form for the purposes stated below. The entry of your data is encrypted so that third parties cannot read your data when it is entered.

Your data will remain stored for as long as the registration lasts, in particular the storage is still necessary for the fulfilment/execution of the contract, for legal prosecution by us or for our other legitimate interests or we are required by law to retain your data (e.g., within the framework of tax retention periods).

Transfer of personal information 

THE SECURITY BENCH will not disclose or otherwise distribute your personal information to third parties unless this is necessary for the performance of our services, you have consented to the disclosure, or the disclosure of data is permitted by relevant legal provisions. 

THE SECURITY BENCH is entitled to outsource the processing of your personal information in whole or in part to external service providers acting as processors for THE SECURITY BENCH within the framework of the data protection provisions. External service providers support us, for example, in the technical operation and support of the website, data management, the provision and performance of services, marketing, as well as the implementation and fulfilment of reporting obligations. 

The service providers commissioned by THE SECURITY BENCH process your data exclusively in accordance with our instructions. THE SECURITY BENCH remains responsible for the protection of your data, which is ensured by strict contractual regulations, technical and organizational measures, and additional controls by us.

Personal information may also be disclosed to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so e.g., by court order or if this is necessary to support criminal or legal investigations or other legal investigations or proceedings at home or abroad or to fulfill THE SECURITY BENCH’s legitimate interests.

Storage and retention 

Your personal information will be stored by us only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data was collected or – if statutory retention periods exist that go beyond this point and for the duration of the legally prescribed retention period. We then delete your personal information. Only in a few exceptional cases is your data be stored beyond this period, e.g., if storage is necessary in connection with the enforcement of and defense against legal claims against us. 

THE SECURITY BENCH is entitled to process your personal information insofar as this is necessary to fulfil legal obligations. For this purpose, THE SECURITY BENCH may transfer this data in particular to authorities, law enforcement agencies, and courts. In this case, the transfer of your data is required for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. 

THE SECURITY BENCH is further entitled to process personal information if and to the extent necessary to detect or prevent misuse of this website or to enforce claims of THE SECURITY BENCH, its employees, or users, whereby the data processing in these cases is necessary to protect these aforementioned legitimate interests of THE SECURITY BENCH.

Direct marketing

The legal basis for the processing of your personal information in the context of direct marketing measures is either your consent or our legitimate interest in marketing and promoting our services. The purpose of processing your personal information in the context of direct marketing measures is to send information, offers and, if applicable, to promote our services. 


We may work together with advertising partners who help us to make our internet offer more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

THE SECURITY BENCH adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada’s (DAAC) AdChoices program principles. If you do not wish to participate in our advertising personalization using your personal information or retargeting/tracking programs, you can opt-out by following the directions provided within the applicable advertisement, or directly at the AdChoices website provided by the DAAC, and use the opt-out mechanism. This does not necessarily mean that no advertisements will be shown to you. It simply means that these advertisements will not be personalized for you by means of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies.

Commercial and business services

We process information of our contractual and business partners, e.g., customers and interested parties in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as related measures and in the context of communication with contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g., to answer inquiries.

We process this information to fulfill our contractual obligations, to secure our rights, and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information as well as for the business organization. We only disclose the information of the contractual partners to third parties within the scope of the applicable law to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or for the fulfillment of legal obligations or with the consent of the contractual partners (e.g., to participating telecommunications, transport, and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors, banks, tax, and legal advisers, payment service providers or tax authorities).

Unless otherwise specified the purposes of processing are Contractual performance and service, contact requests and communication, office and organizational procedures, administration, and response to requests visit action evaluation, interest-based and behavioral marketing. And, the legal bases are contractual performance and pre-contractual inquiries, legal obligation, and our legitimate interests.

Newsletter dispatch

If you have registered for the newsletter, we will process your personal data for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The processing is carried out voluntarily on the basis of your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter and notification. Of course, you can also contact us by any other means and revoke your consent. Processing will continue until you withdraw your consent. The lawfulness of the processing carried out until the withdrawal of consent is not affected by this. After revocation of consent, the personal data will be kept for another 6 months for the purpose of legal defense. The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest.

Security and confidentiality 

To ensure the security and confidentiality of the personal information we collect on the Website, we use data networks that are protected by, among other things, industry-standard firewalls and password systems. When handling your personal information, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction and to ensure its availability.

Online presences in social media 

We maintain online presences on the basis of our legitimate interests. We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, interested parties and users who are active there. Unless otherwise stated in this policy, we process the data of users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g., write articles on our online presences or send us messages.

Personal information and children 

Most of the services available on this website are aimed at people aged 18 and over. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from minors under the age of 18 without first obtaining consent from a legal guardian through direct offline contact. The parent or guardian will be provided with (i) information about the specific type of personal information being collected from the minor, (ii) the purpose for which it will be used, and (iii) the opportunity to object to any further collection, use or storage of such information. We comply with youth protection laws.

Links to other websites 

The website may contain links to another website. We have no control over the privacy practices or the content of those other websites. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully read the respective privacy policies of these other websites that you visit.

Your privacy rights

You have the ability to exercise the following rights:

Right to withdraw consent – You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, subject to legal and contractual restrictions. Note that your withdrawal of such consent may limit your ability to obtain certain products and services. 

Right of access, correction, deactivation, or deletion of accounts – You have the right to request access to and obtain a copy of any of your personal information that we may hold, to request correction of any inaccurate information relating to you, and to request the deactivation or deletion of your accounts under certain circumstances.

Right to submit a privacy complaint – You have the right to submit a complaint with the Privacy Commissioner in the jurisdiction of your residence if you consider that THE SECURITY BENCH’s management of your personal information infringes applicable laws (although we ask you to try to resolve any complaint with us first).

How do I make a privacy rights request?

If you have a question about our personal information practices, please contact us.

If you make a request, we will confirm that we have received your request and let you know if we need anything else from you. We typically fulfill your request within one month unless the request is particularly complex, or we receive multiple requests from you. In these cases, we may extend the time period, but we will always let you know.

For your protection, we only fulfill requests for the personal information associated with the email address and/or THE SECURITY BENCH account that you identify in your request, and we may need to take other steps to verify your identity before taking any action. When permitted by law, we may charge an appropriate fee to cover the costs of responding to your request.

Changes and updates to the privacy policy

We kindly ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our privacy policy. We will amend the privacy policy as soon as changes to the information processing activities we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g., consent) or other individual notification.

Concerns and Contact

If you have any concerns about a possible compromise of your privacy or misuse of your personal information on our part, or any other questions or comments, you can contact us.