Filenex Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us, and keeping your information confidential is at the heart of everything we do. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to help you understand what information Filenex, (hereafter "we" or "Filenex") collect, why we collect it and how you can manage your rights.

How we collect and use your personal data

The types of personal data that we collect and how we use that information depends on your relationship with Filenex and how you interact with us:

  • When you sign up for our services, we process personal data that you provide to us such as your name, email address and payment information. We process this information to:
    • provide you with access to our services
    • process payments
    • manage the customer relationship
    • communicate and market our services
    • prevent fraud
    • comply with bookkeeping obligations
    Our legal basis for this processing is GDPR art. 6 (1) (b) (performance of contract), art. 6 (1) (c) (legal obligation) and art. 6 (1) (f) (legitimate interest)
  • When you use our file transfer services, we transmit and store the content of your messages and files, as well as related metadata (time and date, file size etc.). We process this information to:
    • provide our file transfer services to you
    • remove illegal content when required by law
    • maintain the security and integrity of our services
    • understand how our services are used, so that we can improve and develop our services further
    Our legal basis for this processing is GDPR art. 6 (1) (b) (performance of contract), art. 6 (1) (c) (legal obligation) and art. 6 (1) (f) (legitimate interest)
  • When you connect with our web servers, typically when you visit, we collect technical data including information about your network and device such as your IP address, operating system, web browser, cookie information as well as a referral URL if you clicked on a link to get to us. We process this information to:
    • provide access to our services in a format that is tailored to your device
    • understand how our services are used, so that we can improve and develop our services further
    • maintain the security and integrity of our services (preventing DDOS attacks etc.)
    Our legal basis for this processing is GDPR art. 6 (1) (f) (legitimate interest)
  • When you contact our customer support channels, we store the content and associated metadata (time and date etc.) of your inquiry. We process this information to:
    • respond to your inquiries
    • investigate and resolve errors, bugs and other incidents
    • understand how our services may be further improved and developed
    Our legal basis for this processing is GDPR art. 6 (1) (b) (performance of contract) and art. 6 (1) (f) (legitimate interest)

How long we store your information

  • All file transfer content is deleted when a transfer expires, however, content may be available in data backups for a brief period of time. Users with an account may access messages relating to file transfers in the message archive.
  • Metadata related to messages and file transfers is anonymised and kept for statistical purposes following the expiry of a transfer.
  • User accounts are maintained for 365 days after the end of a subscription to enable quick reactivation should you decide to return to Filenex, and will then be anonymized.
  • Transaction data is kept for 3,5 years after the end of the fiscal year to comply with bookkeeping regulation and to be able to resolve dispute and support cases.
  • Other data are kept for only as long as necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which they are processed. The criteria for determining the retention period includes:
    • the nature of your relationship with us and how the data was collected
    • the nature and sensitivity of the personal data
    • the purposes for which the personal data is being used, and
    • the existence of any legal obligations to retain the personal data
  • You may request erasure of your data at any time, but please note that you will not be able to use our services if you decide to erase your data and that we still need to keep certain records to comply with legal obligations or to establish, defend or exercise legal claims.

Where your data is stored

  • Files are generally stored in your region (based on your current IP address), but with a Business Account you can specify exactly which regions of the world that files may be stored in. We are currently represented in the US, Germany, Spain, Norway, Austria, UK, The Netherlands, Brazil and Australia.
  • Other data is generally stored in our core servers located in The Netherlands. This includes data such as account information, subscription data and technical and statistical data

Disclosure to third parties

We do not disclose personal data to third parties, with the following exceptions:

  • We disclose content and messages related to our file transfer services to recipients determined by you
  • We may disclose information to law enforcement agencies when required by German law
  • We use certain third parties to provide our services to you. These service providers are subject to strict contractual requirements regarding the processing and safeguarding of personal data, and must also comply with specific requirements and obligations for data processors under applicable data protection law.
  • You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. You may link your Google account to Filenex , which allows us to obtain information from your Google account. The information we get from Google is your profile information and list of contacts. We store your contacts inside Filenex for the purpose of building your Address Book inside Filenex. The Address Book's goal is to simplify selecting recipients of emails you can send with Filenex. After you give Filenex the permission to access your Google data you may revoke that permission at any time using Google's account settings page ( You may also remove imported contacts at any time using the Contacts page.

We do not share personal data with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.


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Your rights

Under applicable data protection laws and regulations, you have the right to:

  • Be informed if your personal data is being collected and used ("Right to Information")
  • Request confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data, and to get copies of your data ("Right of Access")
  • Correct inaccurate personal data ("Right to Rectification")
  • Limit the way we use your data ("Right to Restriction")
  • Transfer certain personal data to another organization ("Right to Data Portability")
  • Object to the use or processing of personal data in some circumstances ("right to object")

You may also lodge a complaint with both Filenex and the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.

To exercise any of your rights, please contact To facilitate the efficient handling of your rights, we ask that you are as specific as possible when stating how you want to exercise your rights.

Filenex does not currently respond to "Do Not Track" signals from your browser, as no formal standard on how to respond to such signals has been adopted.


If you have questions about the collection, use or other processing of your personal data, including exercising your individual rights, please contact us at or

Leipziger Straße 38
36037 Fulda

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