This Privacy Notice concerns the personal data that is collected through the VouchForMe Website https://vouchforme.co. It describes our privacy practices to help you understand what personal data we collect, use, share and transfer and to inform you about the choices you can make regarding your personal data.
We understand that when you provide us with your personal data, you place your trust in us. We are committed to upholding that trust by respecting your privacy and protecting the data we handle.
“We/Us” refers to Social Proof AG, Landstrasse 60, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
“Website” means the websites governed by Us and located at https://vouchforme.co, or any other URL, which may replace it;
“You” means a User of the Website;
“Users” means the Users of the Website collectively;
“General Terms” or the “Terms and Conditions” means these general terms and conditions for the use of the Website;
“Cookies” means small text files which our Website places on Your computer’s hard drive to enable information about Your browsing session and to identify Your computer;
“Personal Information” means the information provided by You as well any information regarding behavior on the Website.
“Data Controller” means Social Proof AG, Landstrasse 60, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
“Data Processor” means a natural or legal person or public authority, which processes personal data on behalf of Social Proof AG, Landstrasse 60, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
“Third Party” means a natural or legal person or public authority who, under the direct authority of Social Proof AG, Landstrasse 60, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein, which is authorized to process personal data.
“Consent” means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of your wish, by which you, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signify agreement to the processing of your personal data.
Personal data we collect
We collect the following categories of personal data:
- Your personal identification data: name, surname, name of the legal entity (company) you represent
- Your contact information: your email address, phone number
- Your computer and connection data: IP address, browser type, device
- Information about how you use our Website: which pages you’ve visited, the time you spend on the site and the activities on the website.
Why do we collect your personal data
Depending on how you interact and use the VouchForMe Website, we will use and process your personal data for the following purposes:
- to provide you with information or services that you have requested from us. We only process the personal data that are necessary to manage or resolve your request or application. This data may include your name, surname, email address, your company name, and other relevant information;
- to keep you updated about our business activities via our newsletter, we will use your email address, your name, and surname;
- to improve our websites. This information may include your IP address, geographical location, device information, browser type, referral source, length of visit, operating system, number of page views, which pages you viewed and similar information;
- to send promotional messages to you relating to our activities, including invitations to our events. This information may include your name, surname, email address, company, and other relevant information.
What is the legal basis for our processing
The legal basis on which we are permitted to process your personal data also depends on the purpose for which we process such data.
We process personal data due to our legitimate interests in compliance with the GDPR, to provide you with information or services that you have requested from us, to improve our services, for ensuring the proper functioning of our business operations, such as acquiring new business opportunities, building and/or maintaining good business relationships and performing sales and marketing activities. Personal data can also be processed due to other third parties’ interests and/or third party interests, such as for legal reasons, business reasons, security or marketing reasons and the provision of information security.
How do we protect your personal data
We maintain electronic and procedural safeguards in accordance with the technical state of the art and legal data protection requirements to protect your personal data from unauthorized access or intrusion. These safeguards include implementing specific technologies and procedures designed to protect your privacy, such as secure servers, firewalls and SSL encryption.
With whom will we share your personal data
We take necessary measures to ensure only our authorized personnel will have access to your personal data in order to fulfill the purposes for which your personal data was collected. We may share your personal data to:
- our affiliated companies;
- data processors, who will process personal data in our name in accordance with its written instructions and for the purposes as stated above
- to other recipients if obliged to do so subject to a court order or order issued by other government authority or valid law.
Transfer of personal data to outside the EU/EEA
We may transfer your personal data to recipients who are located outside the EU/EEA (”third countries”), that is to our affiliated companies and data processors, if this is required for the execution of your orders, prescribed by law, if you have given us your consent or in the context of commissioned data processing. Such transfers take place under the following safeguard measures:
- the EU Commission has decided that the third country in question ensures and adequate level of protection;
- recipients from the USA is bound by the EU-US Privacy Shield, whereby the EU Commission has decided that such companies ensure an adequate level of protection;
- the EU Commission has not decided, due to the local legislation of such country or international obligations it has concluded, that such a country in question ensures an adequate level of protection.
In such cases, we will do everything to ensure that your personal data will receive an appropriate level of protection, which includes the use of Standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for transfer to countries that are not designated as countries that provide an adequate level of protection. Standard contractual clauses are available in various languages available on this link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1401799946706&uri=CELEX:32010D0087. For more information regarding the use of the Standard contractual clauses you can contact us through [email protected].
How long do we keep your personal data
We will keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or received or to comply with any applicable legal requirements. Where your consent is the legal basis for the processing of personal data we will keep it until withdrawal of your consent or until the purpose for which the information was provided is fulfilled.
If you would like to exercise your rights, you may do so by sending us an e-mail to [email protected], informing us of the reason for your request and the right that you wish to exercise. No matter the purpose for which we process your personal data or the legal basis for such processing, you have the following rights:
The right to access – You have the right to request Our Company for copies of your personal data we have on you. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Our Company corrects any information we have available that you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Our Company to complete the information you believe is incomplete. Please bear in mind that you are responsible for ensuring that any information you provide us with is current and accurate.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request Our Company to erase your personal data, to the extent that they are no longer necessary for the purpose for which we need to keep processing them or when we are no longer legally permitted to process them..
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request Our Company to restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Our Company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – When we are processing your data due to your consent or an agreement you have concluded with us you have the right to request Our Company to transfer the data that we have collected to another organization or directly to you, in a structured, commonly used and machine-legible format, to be able to transmit them to another entity directly.
The right to object – Where the processing of your data is based on our lawful interest, you will also have the right to object to the processing of your data.
The right to consent withdrawal – If you have given us your consent to process your data for any purpose, you can withdraw such consent at any time.If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: [email protected].
Complain to a regulatory authority
If you believe we have mishandled your data, you may file a claim before the responsible data protection regulatory authority. A list of European data protection regulatory authorities is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080.
Types of cookies
First-party cookies are cookies set by the VouchForMe Website. Only we can read them. In addition, the VouchForMe Website might potentially use external services, which also set their own cookies, known as third-party cookies.
Persistent cookies are cookies saved on your computer and that are not deleted automatically when you quit your browser, unlike a session cookie, which is deleted when you quit your browser.
The VouchForMe Website uses “first-party cookies”. These are cookies set and controlled by VouchForMe, not by any external organization. However, to view some of our pages, you will have to accept cookies from external organizations.
The 3 types of first-party cookie we use are to:
- store visitor preferences
- make our websites operational
- gather analytics data (about user behaviour).
These are set by us and only we can read them. They remember:
- if you have already replied to our survey pop-up – so you won’t be asked again
|Cookie Name||Service||Purpose||Cookie type and duration|
|Consent||Cookie consent kit||Stores your cookie preferences (so you won’t be asked again)||First-party session cookie deleted after you quit your browser|
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.
|Cookie Name||Service||Purpose||Cookie type and duration|
|__cfduid||Identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and does not challenge them again||Identify trusted web traffic||First-party persistent cookie, 1 year|
Help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously (the data gathered does not identify you personally).
|Cookie Name||Service||Purpose||Cookie type and duration|
|_ga||Identifies unique users||To distinguish users||First-party persistent cookie, 2 years|
|_gat||Throttles the request rate||Measures the throttle request rate||First-party persistent cookie, 1 day|
|_gid||Identifies unique user’s behavior||Tracks user behavior||First-party persistent cookie, 1 day|
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Twitter and Google.
To view this third-party content, you first have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over.
Third-party providers on the VouchForMe Website are:
- Twitter (with the link to: https://twitter.com/en/tos#intlTerms)
- You Tube (with the link to: https://www.youtube.com/t/terms)
- DoubleClick (with the link to: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=be)
- Google (with the link to: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en&gl=be)
How to control cookies
As explained above, cookies help you to get the most out of our website. If you decide to disable cookies, you may find that certain aspects of our website do not work as expected.
Aside from any specific opt-outs we have provided above, if you do not wish to receive cookies you can set your web browser to disable cookies. Note that most browsers offer different levels of privacy, such as allowing first party cookies but blocking third party cookies, or notifying you each time a website wants to install a cookie. Be aware that disabling cookies in this way will prevent new cookies from being set, but will not stop previously set cookies from operating on your device unless you delete all cookies in your browser settings. The instructions for managing cookies in your browser can usually be found via the browser’s Help function or in a smartphone manual.