The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data with which you could be personally identified.
Data collection on our website
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator:
Ventuz Technology AG
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site. You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using our contact information given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection or you can contact our privacy data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you as the data subject are a party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This is the legal basis, if processing is necessary for the purposes of our company’s legitimate interests or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Some data processing operations may rely on your express consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
You have the right to file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links…
Right to data portability – Art. 20 GDPR
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
Information, blocking, deletion – Art. 15, 16, 17, 18 GDPR
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is processed by us as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Right to object – Art. 21 GDPR
Where processing of your personal data is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of our contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information with third parties without your permission. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR or in accordance with Art. 6 (1)(b) and/or (f) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal. We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before your withdrawal. The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These are browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, Time of the server request and IP address. These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
We may also process such data in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR for our legitimate interests, to detect and resolve a possible misuse or malfunction of our website.
Data Processing Through Social Networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks used by us in detail can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media presences triggers numerous processing operations relevant to data protection.
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media presences are intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).
Responsible person and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Meta’s Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Meta’s Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
Our Social Network Presences:
The official Ventuz LinkedIn account is: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ventuz
If you wish to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
The official Ventuz Twitter account is: https://twitter.com/VentuzTech
The Ventuz Twitter account is operated by Ventuz on the public platform of Twitter International Unlimited Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND.
You can adjust your Twitter privacy settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.
The official Ventuz Facebook account is: https://www.facebook.com/ventuztech
The Ventuz Facebook page is operated by Ventuz on the technical platform of Meta Platforms Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Facebook”). According to Meta’s Facebook, the collected data is also transferred to the USA and third countries.
We have entered into a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement specifies which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this agreement at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
The official Ventuz Instagram account is: https://www.instagram.com/ventuztech/
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum
Our website uses embedded videos from the YouTube platform operated by Google. When you click on a video, a connection to the YouTube servers is established and information about our pages you are currently visiting are transmitted automatically. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, your surfing behavior can be directly assigned to your personal YouTube profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
The legal basis for the use of embedded YouTube-videos is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, since it enhances the user experience of our website.
When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can object to this analysis.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize its website.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics
The transfer of personal data outside of the EU (to the US) happens under the EU-US-Privacy Shield.
We have entered into an agreement with Google in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR for the outsourcing of our data processing and implement the requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.
Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.