Privacy Policy

Please make sure that you read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing or using IoT Inspector, you consent to our use of your personal information in the ways described below.

Provider and responsible authority in the sense of the Data Protection Act

If you have any questions or concerns about data protection, please contact our data protection officer using the following contact details:

Data Protection Officer:
Data Protection Officer:
Michael Schmid
+49 6172 943 787

Attn.: Data Protection Officer

IoT Inspector GmbH
Tannenwaldallee 2
61348 Bad Homburg

Data controller:
Responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data for the purpose of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR.

IoT Inspector GmbH
+49 6172 943 787
Tannenwaldallee 2
61348 Bad Homburg

Collection and use of submitted files, URLs and personal information

Information we collect to provide you with the services includes:

  • Information you submit in connection with using our services. This includes the files, URLs, and other information you submit for analysis and any information you provide when contacting IoT Inspector.
  • Log information: When you use our services or view content provided by IoT Inspector, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include: details of how you used our service; Internet protocol address; device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, standard HTTP request headers, including but not limited to user agent, referral URL, language preference, date and time; and cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your IoT Inspector Account.
  • Payment information: To the extent you purchase any services offered by IoT Inspector, we may collect or receive your credit card and other payment information.
  • Cookies and Local Storage: We use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit the website, and this may include sending one or more cookies or randomly generated identifiers to your device. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. We use cookies to remember user preferences, such as language, provide users with customized experiences, based on account type, and to prevent abuse. We also use third-party analytics tools (including Google Analytics) to assist us with analysing and improving our services. We may also collect and store information using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML5) and application data caches.

How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them and to develop new services.

This includes using the information to:

  • analyse and scan the files and other content you submit;
  • develop new services and service features;
  • create and administer your account;
  • understand and improve how our users use and interact with IoT Inspector services;
  • protect and secure the IoT Inspector site and services, including the networks and systems through which we provide the services; and
  • process payments for premium services offered by IoT Inspector.

When you contact IoT Inspector, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services where you have agreed to this. We may also send you administrative messages.

Information we share

We may share aggregated, anonymised information publicly and with our partners – like the security industry. For example, we may share information publicly to show statistical trends about the general use of our services.

In the event that IoT Inspector is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

You should not share files, URLs or any other content with IoT Inspector unless you have authority to share it.

Data Transfers

IoT Inspector processes personal information on servers in many countries around the world. We may process, transfer and/or store your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live. By using IoT Inspector you authorise us to transfer your personal information to our affiliates in the European Union and to other jurisdictions where the servers we use may be based. Please note that the privacy protections in the European Union and other jurisdictions may not be equivalent to those under your local law and the rights of governmental and law enforcement authorities to access your personal information may also differ. When we transfer your information abroad, IoT Inspector will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

You have the right, on request, to request information free of charge about the personal data stored by us, and/or request correction, blocking or deletion. Exceptions: if the issue relates to the prescribed data storage for business processing or if the data is subject to statutory retention requirements.

You also have the right to request, in accordance with law, the amendment or deletion of your personal information held by IoT Inspector, including the deletion of your account.

Please note that we may retain your personal information where necessary for accountability, traceability or for legal reasons disclosed above. We may also reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).


Our website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of our partners. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


We will regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.


Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page. Where we make material changes to our Privacy Policy, we will take steps to notify you.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us.