For certain tasks the SWITCH edu-ID service relies on commercial companies that offer specialized services. In order to work and achieve their goals, these services need some data.
Find below a list of these external services, for what edu-ID relies on them and what data they may receive if you use certain features of SWITCH edu-ID:
|Service, Company||Data processing location||Purpose of data processing||Data that service receives||Applicable Switch services||If unsafe country: Measures|
|Bouncer, Bouncer Ltd||Poland||Passively verify e-mail address of user.
Purpose: Determine if an e-mail address is still working or if it should be deleted
|Bouncer receives e-mail addresses that it then tries to verify. It reports if e-mail messages are likely to be deliverable to this address or not.||edu-ID||-|
|Pingen, Pingen GmbH||Switzerland||Send postal letter with token to user.
Purpose: Verify postal address of user
|Pingen receives the recipients name and postal address to send a letter to. The letter typically contains a random-generated one-time password that is used to verify the address of the recipients.||edu-ID||-|
Send SMS text messages. Purpose:
|The SMS gateway receives the receiver's phone number to send the text message to as well as the message itself. The message consist typically of a random-generated one-time code.||edu-ID||-|
|US||service currently disabled|
|Site 24x7, ZOHO Corp||US, EU, India, Australia||
Monitor edu-ID service status and send notifications for announced and non-announced downtimes.
Display status overview on edu-ID Website.
The monitoring service receives anonymous server and service status information.
Optionally, any person may subscribe to notifications sent by email.
|No personal data transmitted|