Privacy policy

 

We,

at VERSO GmbH
Agnes-Pockels-Bogen 1
80992 Munich

are operators (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “operators”) of the website www.verso.de (hereinafter referred to as the “website”) and the services offered thereon (hereinafter referred to as the “platform”, “services”) and thus, responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We attach great importance to the principle of data economy already when collecting data. We only collect and process personal data if you have given us your consent or if the law permits or requires us to do so. In the following, we will explain what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have over us in relation to the use of your information:

1.             Personal data

The term personal data is defined in BDSG and GDPR. It is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject); a natural person is considered as being identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics, which express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this person. This includes, for example, your real name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or date of birth. This also includes company-related data.

2.             Collection of data when using our products

Unless stated otherwise in the following paragraphs, no personal data is collected, processed or used when using our products.

a)            When visiting our website

What personal data do we collect?

When visiting our website, our servers temporarily store every access in a log file. The following data will be collected without your intervention and will be stored on a server in a member state of the European Union by a data centre, commissioned by us, until the date of the automated deletion after a maximum of 31 days:

– the IP address assigned to your computer,

– the name and URL of the requested file,

– referrer URL (the previously visited page),

– date and time of request,

– the browser version you are using.

Why do we collect this data?

This data is collected solely for statistical purposes and to allow us to trace any case of abusive behaviour.

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, we will store your e-mail address and the other information, provided by you. This is done solely for the purpose of answering you or contacting you again, if necessary, at a later date on the subject of the request.

What is the legal basis for processing this data?

       According to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f) GDPR, we may process personal data as far as we have a legitimate interest in the processing and the interests of the data subject do not take precedence. Our interests in processing as detailed above are in principle justified and do not burden the data subject excessively. Without the processing of the aforementioned data, for example, we would not be able to respond to your request by contact form.

b)            When ordering a newsletter

What personal data do we collect?

You have the option to subscribe to our newsletter. For this purpose, we need a valid e-mail address from you.

Optionally, you can voluntarily enter additional data, such as:

– first name

– last name

– address or the like

Why do we collect this data?

This data is used only for sending the newsletter. When you subscribe to the newsletter, we also save your IP address and the date of subscription. This storage of the IP address and the date serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the person who is entitled to do so.

With whom do we share this data?

We work together with the list provider MailChimp, a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318 (“Rocket”) to send our newsletter. Rocket has signed the so-called “Safe Harbour Agreement” on 22 July 2008, which is a privacy agreement between the European Union and the United States.

The data stored during subscription will be transmitted to Rocket and stored by it. The data entered during subscription will not be transmitted to other third parties. Following subscription, MailChimp will send you an e-mail to confirm your subscription (double opt-in procedure). Furthermore, MailChimp offers various analysis options on how the sent newsletters were opened and used, for example, how many users were sent an e-mail, whether e-mails were rejected, and whether users unsubscribed from the list after receiving an e-mail. However, these analyses are only group-related and are not used by us for individual evaluation.

MailChimp also uses the Google Analytics analysis tool from Google, Inc. and may include it in the newsletters. Further details on Google Analytics can be found in this privacy policy under “Google Analytics”.

For more information about privacy at MailChimp, visit: http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

The personal data collected from you within the scope of the e-mail newsletter will only be used internally to optimise and deliver the newsletter you specifically request. A sale or a transfer of your personal data to third parties for the purpose of advertising, market or opinion research does not take place.

How can I unsubscribe from the newsletter?

If you no longer want to receive newsletters from us, you can object at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. A text message to our contacts found at the end of this Privacy Policy (by, e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient. Of course, you will also find a link to unsubscribe in every newsletter. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, we also delete the personal data collected from you for sending out the newsletter.

What is the legal basis for processing this data?

       According to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f) GDPR, we may process personal data as far as we have a legitimate interest in the processing and the interests of the data subject do not take precedence. Our interests in processing as detailed above are in principle justified and do not burden the data subject excessively. In particular, sending out the newsletter according to your subscription would not be possible without the processing of the aforementioned data.

3.             Storage of your data

We store and process your personal data on rented servers in a Member State of the European Union. We, as well as our commissioned data centres, protect your information through technical and organisational security measures to minimise risks associated with loss, misuse, unauthorised access, and unauthorised disclosure and alteration of such data. For example, firewalls and data encryption are used, as well as physical access restrictions and authentication controls for data access. We take steps to ensure that the personal data we collect is accurate and up-to-date.

We store your personal data, collected during a visit to our homepage, for a maximum of 31 days. We will store the data that is required to receive the newsletter until you have unsubscribed from the newsletter.

4.             Use of personal data

We use the data collected only for the purposes for which it was collected (see above: collection and storage of personal data).

You may object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time, be it completely or with respect to individual measures only. An informal message in text form to the contact details below (by, e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient.

5.             Disclosure of data

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of performance under our contractual relationship with you or if you have previously consented, except for the other cases mentioned in this privacy policy. This does not apply if there is a legal obligation to disclose or transmit data to third parties (e.g. information to certain authorities in the context of their statutory duties) or if this is necessary for the enforcement of our rights, in particular for the enforcement of claims arising from the contractual relationship with you.

6.             Cookies and web analytics services; right to objection

a)            Cookies

Interactions with our websites are tracked using cookies and the following technologies to customise them for you. Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard disk. This allows easier navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness on our website. Of course, you can also view our website without cookies, but a limitation of its functionality cannot be ruled out. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in the browser settings.

b)            Web analytics services

For purposes of statistical analysis, our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses its own cookies. This saves text files on your computer that allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In order to prevent the personalisation of this data, your IP address will be anonymised by truncation. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and only then be anonymised. Google will use the information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and Internet usage.

Google is obligated not to merge the IP address transmitted by your browser with other data within the scope of Google Analytics. You can also prevent cookies from being stored by changing your corresponding browser software settings. However, we point out that you may not be able to fully use all the features of our website in this case. In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as from processing this data in general by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

You can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: javascript:gaoptout() will be set.

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit:

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or

http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html and

https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718?hl=de&ref_topic=2790009.

Please note that Google is required by law to perform these actions. We cannot accept any responsibility for Google’s compliance with these obligations.

c)             Right to object

You may object to this collection at any time by simple notifying to our contact details provided above.

7.             Information, update, correction and deletion of your data

Under certain legal conditions, you are entitled to a right of information regarding the personal data that is stored about you and a right to correct incorrect data as well as to block and delete it. You can also limit or object to the processing.

For information about your personal data, for the correction of incorrect data or its blocking or deletion, as well as for further questions on the use of your personal data, please contact:

Florian Holl
at VERSO GmbH
Agnes-Pockels-Bogen 1
80992 Munich,
[email protected]

In addition, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant data protection authority.

8.            Mobile devices

The terms of this Privacy Policy also apply to mobile access and use of mobile devices.

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LAST UPDATE: 22. October 2018