Privacy Policy - Venturis Consulting Group
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Data Privacy Policy

(Last updated: 4 June 2018)

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is a matter of great importance to us. Below we inform you according to art. 12, 13 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) about the handling of your personal data when visiting our website www.venturisconsulting.com.

Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as the civil name, address, telephone number and date of birth.

I. Responsible Body

Responsible Body according to GDPR

HOSTNET
De Ruyterkade 6
1013 AA Amsterdam
e-mail: marketing@hostnet.nl

II. Data Protection Officer

Contact details of our data protection officer:

Arnold Erkendiep
Venturis Consulting Group
Kruisweg 59
2011 LB Haarlem
The Netherlands

III. Purposes and Legal Basis of the Data Processing

1.        Informational Use of the Website

You can visit our website without providing any personal information. If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. do not provide us with further information about yourself, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data that your browser transmits to enable you to visit the website as well as information that is transmitted to us through cookies used for statistical analysis of the use of our website.

a.         Technical Provision of the Website

For the purpose of the technical provision of the website, it is necessary that we process certain automatically transmitted information about you so that your browser can display our website and you can use the website. This information is automatically collected for each visit of our website and stored in our server log files. This information refers to the computer system of the requesting computer. The following information is collected thereby:

  • IP-adresse
  • Browser type / -version (e.g.: Firefox 59.0.2 (64 Bit));
  • Browser language (e.g.: German);
  • Operating system (e.g.: Windows 10);
  • Internal resolution of the browser window;
  • Screen resolution;
  • Javascript activation;
  • Java on / off;
  • Cookies on / off;
  • Color depth;
  • Time of access.

Your information, collected by us through the aforementioned cookies, will not be used by us to create user profiles or to evaluate your browsing behavior.

We process your personal data for the technical provision of our website on the following legal basis:

  • for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR, provided you visit our website to obtain information about our services and our events; and
  • to protect our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR in order to make the website technically available to you. Our legitimate interest is to offer you an appealing, technically functioning and user-friendly website.

b.         Facebook Connect Pixel

With your consent, the so-called “Facebook pixel” of the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”), is used on our website for the analysis, optimization and economic operation of the website. With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our offer as a target group for the presentation of ads, so-called “Facebook ads”. Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads we post only to Facebook users who have shown an interest in our Internet offering. This means that with the help of the Facebook pixel we want to make sure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and are not annoying. We can also use the Facebook pixel to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion” or “visitor interaction”).

Facebook Pixel is integrated directly by Facebook when you visit our website and can store a so-called cookie, i.e. a small file, on your device. If you then log in to Facebook or visit Facebook when logged in, the visit to our site will be recorded in your profile. The data collected about you is anonymous to us, so it does not provide us with any information about the identity of the user. However, Facebook stores and processes the data so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible. This means that user profiles can be created from the processed data. Facebook processes the data in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy. Accordingly, you can find more information about how the retargeting pixel works and how Facebook ads are displayed in general in Facebook’s data usage policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.

We use the Facebook Connect Pixel only with your consent. You can revoke a consent once given by

  • access the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on use-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
  • A revocation is also possible via the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

c.         Social Links

The website includes links to services such as LinkedIn. After clicking on the link you will be redirected to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your data when using the websites of other providers, please refer to the respective data privacy policies by these providers.

2. Active Use of the Website

In addition to the merely informational use of our website, you can also actively use our website to order one of our products, to register for an event, to register for our newsletter or to contact us. In addition to the above-mentioned processing of your personal data for merely informational purposes, we will also process other personal data that we require from you to process your order or to process and respond to your inquiry.

a.         User Requests

In order to process and answer your inquiries to us, e.g. via the contact form or our e-mail address, we process your personal data provided by you in this context. In any case, this includes your name and e-mail address in order to send you an answer, as well as the other information that you send us in the context of your message.

We process your personal data in order to respond to user inquiries on the following legal basis:

  • to protect our legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR; our legitimate interest is to answer customer inquiries appropriately.

b.         Registration for an Event

When you register for an event through our website, we process your personal data to handle your registration. We process the information you send to us in your registration email:

We process your personal data to handle the registration on our website on the following legal basis:

  • for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR.

IV. Links

Some sections of our website contain links to the web pages of third parties. These websites are subject to their own privacy policies. We are not responsible for their operation including the data handling. If you send information to such third party sites, you should review their privacy statements before you submit any personal information.

V. Categories of Recipients

Firstly, only our employees will be informed of your personal data. In addition, we share your personal data with other recipients who provide services to us in connection with our website, insofar as this is legally permitted or prescribed. We limit the transfer of your personal data to what is necessary, in particular to be able to complete your order. In some cases, our service providers receive your personal data as contract data processors and are then strictly bound by our instructions when handling your personal data. In some cases, the recipients act independently with your data, which we transmit to them.

Below, we describe the categories of recipients of your personal data:

  • IT service providers who administrate and host our website.

VI. Transfer into Third countries

We do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the EU or the EEA or to international organizations.

VII. Duration of Storage

1.        Informational Use of the Website

When using our website for information purposes only, we store your personal data on our servers exclusively for the duration of your visit to our website. After you have left our website, your personal data will be deleted immediately.

2.        Active Use of the Website

If you actively use our website, we initially store your personal data for the duration of responding to your inquiry or for the duration of our business relationship. This also includes the initiation of a contract (pre-contractual legal relationship) and the execution of a contract.

In addition, we will store your personal data until any legal claims arising from the relationship with you become fall under a statute of limitations, in order to use them as evidence if necessary.

Upon expiration of the limitation period, we delete your personal data, unless there is a legal obligation to store such data.

VIII. Your Rights as Data Subject

Under the legal provisions you are entitled to the following rights as data subject, which you can assert against us:

Right to information: You are entitled to request confirmation from us at any time within the scope of art. 15 GDPR as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you; If this is the case, you are also entitled under art. 15 GDPR to receive information about such personal data as well as other specific information (inter alia, processing purposes, categories of personal data, categories of recipients, planned storage period, the origin of the data, the use of automated decision-making and, in the case of transfers to third countries, the appropriate guarantees) and a copy of the data.

Right to correction: According to art. 16 GDPR, you are entitled to demand correction of the personal data stored about you if it is inaccurate or incorrect.

Right to deletion: You are entitled, under the conditions of art. 17 GDPR, to request from us the deletion of personal data relating to you without delay. Among other things, there is no right of deletion if the processing of personal data is necessary for (i) the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, (ii) the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. statutory retention obligations) or (iii) the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Right to limitation of processing: Under the conditions of art. 18 GDPR you are entitled to request from us the limitation of the processing of your personal data.

Right to data transferability: You are entitled, under the conditions of art. 20 GDPR, to request from us the provision to you of the personal data relating to you that you have submitted to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format.

Right of revocation: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

Right to objection: You are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data under the conditions of art. 21 GDPR, meaning that we have to terminate the processing of your personal data. The right of objection exists only within the limits provided for in art. 21 GDPR. In addition, our interests may prevent the processing from being terminated, so that we are entitled to process your personal data despite your objection.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority: You are entitled to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, work or suspected infringement, under the conditions laid down in Article 77 GDPR, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. The right of appeal is not prejudicial to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

However, we recommend that you always address a complaint to our data protection officer first.

If possible, your applications for the execution of your rights should be addressed in writing to the above address or directly to our data protection officer.

IX. Scope of your Obligations to provide Data

Generally, you are not obliged to provide us with your personal data. However, if you do not provide this information, we will not be able to make our website available to you, answer your questions and enter into a contract with you. Personal data which we do not necessarily require for the above-mentioned processing purposes are marked as voluntary information by a ” if applicable ” or another symbol.

X. Automated Decision Making/ Profiling

We do not use automated decision making or profiling (an automated analysis of your personal circumstances).

XI. Amendments

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be announced by publishing the amended privacy policy on our website. Unless otherwise specified, such amendments shall take immediate effect. Please check this privacy policy regularly to ensure you have the latest version.