Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our service. The protection of your data and its confidentiality are very important to us. In the following we would therefore like to explain to you which personal data we process for which purpose and in which form when you use our service. Of course we observe the legal provisions of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act-new (BDSG-new) as well as other data protection regulations.

1. responsible office / contact

The website www.vantik.com is operated by Vantik GmbH, Rosenthaler Str. 13, 10119 Berlin (hereinafter "we" or "Vantik"). Vantik is a service operator within the meaning of § 13 Telemediengesetz and responsible body within the meaning of § 3 paragraph 7 Bundesdatenschutzgesetz. The protection of privacy as well as the protection of our users are of particular importance to us. You can access this privacy policy at any time under the heading "Privacy" at vantik.com/en/data protection on our website.

2. description and scope of data processing

Every time you visit our websites, data is automatically processed in log files, which originate from your end device and may also include personal data. This applies to the following data:

We do not process this data together with other personal data of yours, i.e. we do not assign this data to your person. The legal basis for the processing of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO. The processing is necessary to ensure the functionality of the website and to carry out statistical evaluations in order to optimise and correctly display the contents of our websites and, if necessary, to provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for prosecution, e.g. in the event of a cyber attack. This is also where the legitimate interest in data processing lies. This data processing is absolutely necessary for the operation of the websites. The above-mentioned data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the above-mentioned purposes. In the case of processing your IP address, the data will be deleted after 3 months at the latest. The following personal data is collected and processed during the registration process:

This data is processed to create your account, to provide you with the necessary access data and for communication purposes. After your account has been deleted, this data is also deleted.

3. cookies and data transfer to third parties

3.1 Own cookies

For some of our services it is necessary that we use so-called cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the browser on your device. Cookies are not used to run programs or load viruses onto your computer. The main purpose of our own cookies is rather to provide you with a specially tailored offer and to make the use of our services as time-saving as possible. We use our own cookies in particular

We want to make your use of our website more comfortable and individual. These services are based on our aforementioned legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

We also use cookies and comparable technologies (e.g. web beacons) from partners for analysis and marketing purposes.

3.2 Cookies and web tracking for analysis purposes

In order to improve our website, we use cookies and comparable technologies (e.g. web beacons) for the statistical recording and analysis of general usage behaviour based on access data, and we use analysis services to evaluate the use of our various marketing channels. Some of the access data collected during the use of our website is used for interest-related advertising. By analysing and evaluating this access data, we are able to present you with personalised advertising on our website and on the websites of other providers. The legal basis for this data processing, which is described in more detail in the following section, is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, based on our legitimate interest in the needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. In the following list of the technologies we use, you will also find information on the possibility of objection with regard to our analysis measures using a so-called opt-out cookie. Please note that after deleting all cookies in your browser or the later use of another browser and/or profile, an opt-out cookie must be set again.

If you wish to object to the use of cookies and similar technologies in your browser, you can do so in the settings of your browser. This will disable all third-party cookies for web tracking and analysis purposes.

Google Services

Our website uses tracking and analysis services from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google may transfer the data collected in this context to a server in the USA for analysis and store it there. In the event that personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

You can find more information on this in Google's privacy policy.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies and similar technologies to analyse and improve our website based on your user behaviour, but your IP address is shortened before the evaluation of the usage statistics, so that no conclusions can be drawn about your identity. For this purpose, Google Analytics has been extended on our website by the code "anonymizeIP" to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses.

Google will process the information gained from the cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the website operator and to provide further services related to website and internet use.

You can, as mentioned above, configure your browser to reject cookies or you can prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and related to your use of this website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by using a Google
Browser Add-On and install it.

Google Tag Manager and Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
By means of "AdWords Conversion-Tracking", customer actions defined by us are recorded (such as clicking on an ad, page views, downloads) and analysed. We use "AdWords Remarketing" to display individualized advertising messages for our products on Google partner websites. If you use a Google Account, Google may link your web and app browsing history to your Google Account and use information from your Google Account to personalize ads, depending on the settings on your Google Account. If you don't want this association with your Google Account, you'll need to sign out of Google before you can visit our website, and you can configure your browser to reject cookies as shown above. You can also go to the Google
Settings for advertising deactivate the "Personalised advertising" button. In this case, Google will only display general ads that are not selected based on the information it collects about you, and in order to protect your privacy in this case, AWS uses the EU-US data protection framework to protect your privacy.Privacy-Shield part. In addition, we have concluded a special agreement with the AWS that meets the requirements with regard to Standard contractual clauses is in line with the European Commission. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, based on our legitimate interest in having the contents of our website stored securely and reliably by external service providers, while at the same time reducing our own expenditure on providing the IT infrastructure for our website.

DoubleClick

DoubleClick uses cookies and similar technologies to serve ads that are relevant to you. DoubleClick's use of DoubleClick enables Google and its affiliates to serve ads based on your previous visits to this and other websites on the Internet, and allows you to refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (as described above), however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by using the
Browser plug-in As an alternative to the browser plug-in, or within browsers on mobile devices, you can download and install the DoubleClick deactivation software from the Google Settings for advertising deactivate the "Personalised advertising" button. In this case, Google will only display general ads that are not selected based on information collected about you.

Facebook
pixels ‍

For marketing purposes, our websites use so-called conversion and retargeting tags (also "Facebook pixels") of the social network Facebook, a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA ("Facebook"). We use Facebook pixels to analyze the general use of our websites and to track the effectiveness of Facebook advertising ("conversion"). We also use Facebook pixels to retarget advertisements based on your interest in our products by processing data that the service collects through cookies and similar technologies on our websites. The data collected in this context can be transferred by Facebook to a server in the USA for evaluation and stored there. In the event that personal data is transferred to the USA, Facebook has agreed to the
EU-US Privacy Shield If you are a member of Facebook and you have allowed Facebook to do so through your account's privacy settings, Facebook may also link the information collected about your visit to us to your member account and use it for targeted Facebook ad placement. Privacy settings You can view and change your Facebook profile at any time. If you disable Facebook's data processing, Facebook will only display general Facebook Ads that are not selected based on information collected about you.

TwitterAds

We use services of the microblogging service Twitter. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Twitter enables us to use target-group based advertising, re-targeting and conversion tracking for online advertising by targeting advertising to specific audiences based on a selection of general criteria such as demographics, regions or interests. Twitter also allows us to target ads based on your previous page views, so you can see ads from us if you have expressed interest in our service (re-targeting). The data processed in this way does not contain any concrete information about your person or data that we have exchanged within the framework of a contractual relationship or that you have entered in an enquiry on our site and does not allow any identification of your person. Only general and technical information about the pages called up is evaluated. These pseudonymous data will not be combined with other information about your person. You can prevent this data processing by setting your web browser to prevent the storage of cookies; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent. Twitter also adheres to the do not track setting of your browser. You can find further information
here. As a Twitter user, you can also stop this processing by unchecking the "Tailor ads based on information shared by advertisers" checkbox next to the "Sponsored Content" heading in your security and privacy settings.

Bing Ads
Our website uses Bing Ads, a service of Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA ("Microsoft"). Microsoft uses cookies and similar technologies to serve ads to you that are relevant to you. These technologies allow Microsoft and its partner sites to serve ads based on your previous visits to our site or other sites on the Internet, and Microsoft may transfer and store data from these sites on servers in the United States for analysis. In the event that personal information is transferred to the USA, Microsoft has agreed to the
EU-US Privacy Shield You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Site. You may refuse the transfer of data generated by cookies to Microsoft and relating to your use of the Site, and the processing of such data by Microsoft, by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, and following the instructions on the Site. Microsoft's objection page Please note that in this case, after deleting all cookies in your browser or the later use of another browser and/or profile, the objection must be declared again. You can find more information about this in the Privacy Policy from Microsoft.

Outbrain

Our website uses the technology of the provider Outbrain UK Ltd, 5 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA, UK ("Outbrain") with which our users are referred to further content within our website and on websites of third parties which may also be of interest to them. Outbrain's recommendations for further reading, e.g. below an article, are based on the content the user has read so far, and Outbrain uses cookies stored on the user's device to display this interest-related content. The content displayed in the Outbrain widget is automatically controlled and delivered by Outbrain, both technically and in terms of content, and the display of reading recommendations by Outbrain using cookies is purely pseudonymous. To make the IP address anonymous, the last part of the IP address is removed. You can prevent the use of cookies by changing your browser settings (see above).
Privacy policy from Outbrain.

Adjust

When using the app, we use the analysis technology "adjust.io" of Adjust GmbH, Saarbrücker Str. 38a, 10405 Berlin. On our behalf, adjust.io collects and uses the IP address and - unless deactivated by the user in the system settings of his device - temporary device identification numbers. These data are pseudonymized immediately after their collection and before they are processed further, so that a direct conclusion about your person is not possible. The information collected through use is only used to analyse the function and use of the app, for example by creating aggregated evaluations and graphics on the number of visits and number of pages viewed per user.

4th Newsletter

You have the possibility to order our newsletter, in which we inform you regularly about innovations to our products and promotions.if you confirm your e-mail address, we save your e-mail address, the time of registration and the IP address used for registration until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. The sole purpose of this storage is to send you the newsletter and to verify your registration. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. A corresponding unsubscribe link can be found in every newsletter. A message to the contact details given above or in the newsletter (e.g. by e-mail or letter) is of course also sufficient. The legal basis for processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO We use standard market technologies in our newsletters, with which the interactions with the newsletters can be measured (e.g. opening the e-mail, clicked links). We use this data in pseudonymous form for general statistical evaluations as well as for the optimisation and further development of our content and customer communication with the aid of small graphics embedded in the newsletter (so-called pixels). The data is only collected pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data. The legal basis for this is our aforementioned legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO.we want to use our newsletter to share content that is relevant to our customers and better understand what readers are actually interested in. If you do not wish the analysis of user behavior, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter or deactivate graphics in your e-mail program by default. The data on the interaction with our newsletters are stored pseudonymously for 30 days and then completely anonymized.

5. data security and links to third party websites

Your data is protected by Vantik through technical and organizational security measures to prevent accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures, such as data encryption, are regularly improved according to technological developments. However, we would like to point out that the transmission of your personal data via the Internet from you to the platform or from the platform to you (or to other users) may involve risks that are beyond our sphere of influence. Our platform may contain links to websites of other providers to which this privacy policy does not apply. Vantik did not find any illegal content on the directly linked sites at the time the links were created. However, Vantik has no influence whatsoever on the contents of the linked sites and cannot continuously monitor them. Therefore, Vantik does not assume any liability for the contents of the linked pages that were changed after the link was set.

6. what rights do I have against Vantik in relation to data processing?

You have the right to request information about the processing of your personal data by us at any time. We will explain the data processing to you and provide you with an overview of the data stored about your person. If data stored by us is incorrect or no longer current, you have the right to have this data corrected. You can also request that your data be deleted. If, in exceptional cases, deletion is not possible due to other legal provisions, the data will be blocked so that they are only available for this legal purpose. You can also have the processing of your data restricted, e.g. if you believe that the data we have stored is incorrect. You also have the right to data transferability, i.e. if you wish, we can send you a digital copy of the personal data you have provided us with. To exercise your rights described here, you can contact us at any time using the contact details above. In addition, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 letter e or f of the Data Protection Act. Finally, you have the right to complain to the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us. you can assert this right at a supervisory authority in the member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of the suspected violation. in Berlin is the competent supervisory authority: Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin.

7. how can I prevent data processing by Vantik?

In accordance with article 7 paragraph 2 DSGVO you have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have given us, with the consequence that we will no longer continue to process data based on this consent in the future. If we process your data on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement even without stating reasons.if you wish to exercise your right of objection or withdrawal, it is sufficient to inform us informally at the above-mentioned contact details.we occasionally update this data protection declaration, for example if we adapt our website or the legal or official requirements change.

8. changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy.
The current version of the data protection declaration can be accessed at any time under data protection.last update:13 September 2019