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||Usage Description||Data that service receives|
|Bouncer||Bouncer Ltd, PL||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.|
|Pingen||Pingen GmbH, CH||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.|
|SMS Gateway||Mocopay GmbH, DE
Clickatell, US (backup)
Send SMS text messages
|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.|