2. Legal Disclaimer
Note that any information contained in this Site is subject to copyright. Any program, publication, design, product, process, software, technology, information, know-how, or idea described in, or related to, the Site may be the subject to other rights, including other intellectual property rights, which are owned by OURZ or one of its legal entities or other parties and are not licensed to you hereunder. The information contained in this Site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. The application and impact of laws can vary widely based on the specific facts involved. Given the changing nature of laws, professional standards, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, we do not guarantee or warrant the Site will be uninterrupted, without delay, error-free, omission-free, or free of viruses. Accordingly, the information on this Site is provided with the understanding that the authors, publishers and OURZ are not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult a OURZ professional. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this Site has been obtained from reliable sources, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this Site is provided "as is", with no guarantee of representation, of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will OURZ , including any OURZ entity, partners, agents or employees thereof, be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this Site nor for any damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in this Site connect to other web sites maintained by third parties over whom we have no control. OURZ makes no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other web sites. The laws of Switzerland shall exclusively govern all disputes and all other proceedings outcoming of the connection and the content of this Site. The Court of Zug shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes and all other proceedings related to the content and the connection to this Site.
3. OURZ Online Privacy Statement
This privacy statement explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for and to whom we give that information. It also sets out your rights in relation to your information and who you can contact for more information or queries.
What does this privacy statement cover?
This privacy statement explains how we are committed to protecting your privacy and handling your information in an open and transparent manner.
This privacy statement sets out how we will collect, handle, store and protect information about you when:
- you use “our Site” or
- we perform any other activities that form part of the operation of this Site.
This privacy statement also contains information about when we share your personal information with third parties (for example, our service providers).
In this privacy statement, your information is sometimes called “personal data” or “personal information”. We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting and storing your personal information as “processing” such personal information.
What information do we collect?
We may collect personal information from you when you use this Site.
The personal information that we collect or obtain in such circumstances may include: your name; e-mail address; country of residence; employment and education details; your postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and any other social media applications that we provide; your IP address; your browser type and language; your access times; complaint details; details of how you like to interact with us and other similar information.
The personal information we collect may also include so-called ‘sensitive’ or ‘special categories’ of personal information, such as details about your dietary requirements (for example, where we provide you with lunch during a meeting).
The types of personal information and special categories of personal information that we collect may vary depending on how you use our Site. In some rare circumstances, we might also gather other special categories of personal information about you because you volunteer that data to us or we are required to gather that data as a result of legal requirements imposed on us.
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy. Our website and services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.
How we use information about you
Use of personal information collected via our Site
We may also use your personal information collected via our Site:
- to manage and improve our Site
- to tailor the content of our Site to provide you with a more personalized experience and draw your attention to information regarding services that may be of interest to you
- to manage and respond to any request you submit through our Site.
Use of personal information for other activities that form part of the operation of our business In addition to the purposes connected to the operation of our Site above, we may use your personal information for the purposes of, or in connection with:
- applicable legal or regulatory requirements
- requests and communications from competent authorities
- sending you thought leadership or details of products and services that may be of interest to you;
- contacting you to receive feedback on these services;
- and contacting you for other market or research purposes;
- protecting our rights.
The legal grounds we use for processing personal information.
We are required by law to set out in this privacy statement the legal grounds on which we rely in order to process your personal information.
We use your personal information for the purposes outlined above because of: (a) our legitimate interests in the effective delivery of our Site; (b) our legitimate interests in the effective and lawful operation of our Site so long as such interests are not outweighed by your interests; (c) the legal and regulatory obligations that we are subject to, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency.
To the extent that we process any sensitive personal information relating to you for any of the purposes outlined above, we will do so because either: (i) you have given us your explicit consent to process that data; (ii) the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or (iii) you have made the data manifestly public.
Where we are legally required to obtain your explicit consent to provide you with certain marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you. If you do not want to continue receiving any marketing materials from us, you can click on the unsubscribe function in the communication or e-mail.
To whom we disclose your information In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How we use information about you” section above, we may disclose details about you to:
- third parties that provide services to us;
- competent authorities and other third parties that reasonably require access to personal information relating to you for one or more of the purposes outlined in the “How do we use information about you?” section above.
Our Site may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications that allow you to share content with other users (collectively “Social Media Applications”). Importantly, any personal information that you contribute to these Social Media Applications can be read, collected and used by other users of the application. We have little or no control over these other users and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that any information that you contribute to any Social Media Applications will be handled in accordance with this privacy statement.
Please note that some of the recipients of your personal information referenced above may be based in countries outside of the European Union whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection. In such cases, we will ensure that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your personal information that comply with our legal obligations. The adequate safeguard might be a data transfer agreement with the recipient based on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for transfers of personal information to third countries. Please contact us for further details of the transfers described above and the adequate safeguards used in respect of such transfers.
We may also need to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, by a regulator or during legal proceedings.
We may share non-personal, de-identified and aggregated information with third parties for several purposes, including data analytics, research, submissions, thought leadership and promotional purposes.
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This applies to our use of information that are or may be used to identify you ("Personal Information"). It does not apply to data that cannot be used to identify you ("anonymous data").
We collect and use your device location data while you are using our Services. Our Services include location-based function to provide a consumer experience linked to your actual location, so we need to know where you use our service for yourself and for the product owner, to give him feedback about, the location where its product was scanned or supported ("Giving hearts"). We identify your location by using a variety of browser build-in technologies, including GPS, WiFi points to access the service, and mobile base station triangulation.
We do not collect your IP address, or any data which could identify you.
In order to receive the newsletter offered on our website, you can register via our form. We use the so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. Here a confirmation mail will be sent to your e-mail address with the request for confirmation. The registration only becomes effective when you click on the activation link contained in the confirmation e-mail. We use your data transmitted to us exclusively for the dispatch of the newsletter, which can contain information or offers.
We use rapidmail to send our newsletter. Your data will therefore be transmitted to rapidmail GmbH. It is prohibited for rapidmail GmbH to use your data for purposes other than sending the newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not permitted to pass on or sell your data. rapidmail is a German, certified newsletter software provider which has been carefully selected in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR and the BDSG.
Personal data we collect for our newsletter service:
You can revoke your consent to the storage of data and its use for newsletter dispatch at any time, e.g. via the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
Protection of your personal information
We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your personal information secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:
- education and training to relevant staff to ensure they are aware of our privacy obligations when handling personal information
- administrative and technical controls to restrict access to personal information on a ‘need to know’ basis
- technological security measures, including fire walls, encryption and anti-virus software
- physical security measures, such as staff security passes to access our premises.
Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal information, the transmission of data over the internet (including by e-mail) is never completely secure. We endeavor to protect personal information, but we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us or by us.
How long do we keep your information?
We will hold your personal information on our systems for the longest of the following periods:
- as long as is necessary for the relevant activity or services;
- any retention period that is required by law;
- the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of the services.
We collect personal data only using Google Analytics.
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google collects the Data to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes every IP address. It works by shortening Users’ IP addresses within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.
You have various rights in relation to your personal information. In particular, you have a right to:
- obtain confirmation that we are processing your personal information and request a copy of the personal information we hold about you
- ask that we update the personal information we hold about you, or correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete
- ask that we delete personal information that we hold about you, or restrict the way in which we use such personal information
- object to our processing of your personal information.
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal information, please send an email to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Right to complain
If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your personal information or any privacy query or request that you have raised with us, you have a right to complain to the EU Data Protection Authority in your jurisdiction.
Changes to this privacy statement
We may modify or amend this privacy statement from time to time. To let you know when we make changes to this privacy statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The new modified or amended privacy statement will apply from that revision date. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically review this statement to be informed about how we are protecting your information.
Types of cookie
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'Persistent' cookies remain in your browser after the session (unless deleted by you). 'Performance' cookies collect information about your use of the website, such as webpages visited and any error messages; they do not collect personally identifiable information, and the information collected is aggregated such that it is anonymous. Performance cookies are used to improve how a website works.
'Functionality' cookies allow the website to remember any choices you make about the website (such as changes to text size, customised pages) or enable services such as commenting on a blog.
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