Information about the Processing of Personal Data
The data controller pursuant to Art. 4 (7) GDPR is Velsa Technologies UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Paul-Lincke-Ufer 39-40, 10999 Berlin, Germany (see our imprint) (also referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”).
If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will always carefully select and monitor these service providers and inform you in detail about the respective processes below. On this occasion, we will also state the defined criteria for the storage period.
You have the following rights towards us regarding personal data concerning you:
You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.
Processing of Personal Data when Visiting our Website
During the informational use of our website, i.e. the mere viewing without registration and without you providing us with any other information, we process the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. The data described below is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security and must therefore be processed by us. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR:
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purpose of the processing, as well as the existing risks of a data breach (including its probability and impact) for the data subject. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Objection or Withdrawal of Consent to Processing your Personal Data
If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw this consent at any time. The withdrawal affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us. The permissibility of the processing of your data up to the time of your withdrawal remains unaffected.
You can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can exercise your advertising objection using the contact details provided above.
Storage Periods of Personal Data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, tax, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, in which case we may use such information without further notice to you.
If you have any questions on the way we retain your personal data you can contact us via the contact details provided above.
Other Functions and Offers on our Website
In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested, and we use other tools to provide, analyze or market our offers which are presented in more detail below. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data or we process such further data that we use to perform our services. The aforementioned principles of data processing apply to all types of data processing described herein.
In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These are carefully selected by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.
Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if promotional programs, contract conclusions or similar services are offered by us together with partners. Depending on the service, your data may also be collected by the partners on their own responsibility. You will receive more information when you provide your data or below in the description of the respective offers.
If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the relevant offer.
In addition to the above-mentioned data, we use technical aids for various functions when you use our website, in particular cookies, which can be stored on your device. When you call up our website and at any time later, you have the choice of whether you generally permit the setting of cookies or which individual additional functions you would like to select. You can make changes in your browser settings or via our cookie consent tool. Below, we first describe cookies from a technical point of view before we go into more detail about your individual choices by describing technically necessary cookies and cookies that you can voluntarily select or deselect.
Cookies are text files or information in a database that are stored on your hard drive or in your internet browser and that are assigned to the browser you are using so that certain information can flow to the entity that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer, but are primarily used to make the website faster and more user-friendly. Our website uses the following types of cookies, whose functionality and legal basis we will explain below:
Mandatory functions that are technically necessary for displaying the website: The technical structure of the website requires that we use certain technologies, in particular cookies. Without these technologies, our website cannot be displayed (completely correctly) or the support functions cannot be enabled. These are, in principle, transient cookies that are deleted after the end of your website visit, at the latest when you close your browser. You cannot deselect these cookies if you wish to use our website. The relevant cookies can be viewed in the cookie consent tool. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Optional cookies if you give your consent: We set various cookies only after your consent, which you can select during your first visit to our website via the cookie consent tool. The functions are only activated in the event of your consent and may serve in particular to enable us to analyze and improve visits to our website, to make it easier for you to use it via different browsers or devices, to recognize you when you visit, or to serve advertising (possibly also to align our advertising with your interests or to measure the effectiveness of ads). The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. The withdrawal of your consent is possible at any time without affecting the permissibility of the processing until the withdrawal.
Online Marketing / Analytics Tools
With the statistical collection through online marketing measures, we want to build our website to meet your needs and continuously adapt it for you, as our user, and optimize its use. Unless otherwise stated below, the use of online marketing and tracking measures used by us is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. If your data is transferred to the US, this is done on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 49 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. In addition, the service providers concerned have committed to us under a standard contractual clause that in third countries outside the EU to which data is exported, a level of data protection equivalent to that in the EU is guaranteed.
Google Ads / Conversion Tracking
Content Management Systems
We use the content management systems Typedream.com (“Typedream”) and Heyflow.app/de (“Heyflow”) for our website and product. The service provider of Typedream is the Govest, Inc., 2261 Market Street 4896, San Francisco, California 94114, United States, and the service provider of Heyflow is Heyflow GmbH Jungfernstieg 49, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
A content management system is a software that assists us in designing our website and product and presenting content in an organized manner. The content can be text, audio, and video. By using Typedream or Heyflow, Typedream or Heyflow may also collect, store, and process your personal data. Typically, primarily technical data such as operating system, browser, screen resolution, or hosting provider are stored. However, personal data such as IP address, geographic data, or contact information may also be processed. You can find more information on the data protection policies of Typedream and Heyflow here: https://typedream.com/privacy and https://heyflow.app/de/datenschutz.
We use the content management systems to optimize our online service and to present it in an organized way for you. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
Conclusion of a Contractual Relationship
When concluding a contractual relationship on our website, we ask you to provide the following personal data:
The aforementioned data is processed for the purpose of carrying out the contractual relationship. The processing of the data is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. The storage period is limited to the purpose of the contract and, if applicable, legal and contractual retention obligations.
Use of Payment Providers
For processing the payment of contracts concluded with us, we collaborate with payment service providers. When processing the payment, we pass on your payment data to the contracted payment service provider – only for the purpose to facilitate the payment – insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing. The legal basis for the transfer of data is, in each case, Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.
Contact via Email or a Contact Form
When you contact us via email or via a contact form (including, e.g., Calendly), the data you provide (your email address, name and company name, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions or handle your complaint. The data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. We delete the data accruing in this context, (i) if the inquiry is assigned to a contract, after the term of the contract has elapsed, and (ii) otherwise after the storage is no longer necessary, or (iii) restrict the processing if there are legal obligations to retain data.
Contact of Legal Services
When you contact legal services, the data that you have provided us (your email address, name, company name, selected website contents and other information provided to us) will be shared with the selected legal service for the purpose of preparing the discovery call with such legal service as part of our services to you. The data processing is therefore carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. We delete the data accruing in this context, (i) if the inquiry is assigned to a contract with us, after the term of the contract has elapsed, and (ii) otherwise after the storage is no longer necessary, or (iii) restrict the processing if there are legal obligations to retain data.
This policy was last modified on 13 July 2023.