1. Service provider and responsible for data processing within the meaning of Article 4 No. 4 of EU Regulation 2016/679 (“DSGVO”)
The provider of the platform is Dot.news Financial Media Ltd. with its registered office at Flat 285 – 61 Praed Street – London – W21NS – United Kingdom.
2.Content of the declaration
3.Collection, processing and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use
When you visit the investor-calls.com website, we only collect personaldata that is automatically transmitted to us by your browser or mobile device to enable you to visit our website and to ensure its stability and security. In particular, this may include the following data: Your IP address, your device identification, i.e. the unique number of the end device, content, date and time of the request, the time zone of the requesting computer or mobile end device, the website from which the request was forwarded, the requested page, the http status code, the amount of data transferred, browser ID, your operating system as well as language and version of the browser software. The processing of this data serves to ensure a smooth connection of the website, the display of our services andproducts, the usability of our services, the evaluation and system security and stability for further administrative purposes as well as the transmission of our various newsletters by e-mail. The legal basis for this processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purposes of data collection.
Processing of data when using the contact form:
We offer you the opportunity to contact us using a form provided on the website. In order to use this form, it is necessary to enter a form of address, first and last name and a valid e-mail address; further details are voluntary. The processing of this data serves the purpose of contacting us and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.
Processing of data for the use of our services and products:
If you wish to use our services, you may be asked at various times to provide us with personal data such as your name, address, e-mail address and telephone or mobile phone number. Your personal data will be processed by us for the following purposes and are necessary for these purposes:
according to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO to fulfil contractual obligations or to carry out pre-contractual measures: to process your orders when you subscribe to our newsletter, to ensure delivery by e-mail, to correspond with you, to ensure the technical administration of our website and to manage our customer data; according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. band lit. c DSGVO to fulfil contractual obligations as well as due to legal requirements: to send you important e-mails about the use of the website, the products and services offered, current information about technical problems or matters in connection with our legal or regulatory obligations; as well as pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO due to legal requirements or pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e DSGVO in the public interest: to protect you and us (including our affiliated companies) against fraud.
4.Transfer of your data to processors and third parties
In order to process your data, we make use of special external service providers such as tools to provide our website, to send our newsletters, to send our mobile messenger news, providers of web analysis tools and IT service providers. These are carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked. Otherwise we do not pass on your data to external third parties. They are only used within Dot.news Financial Media Ltd.
5.Transfer of personal data abroad
If we transfer personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area, we ensure that the recipient of the data guarantees an adequate level of data protection in accordance with Art. 45 DSGVO. In the absence of a decision on adequacy, Dot.news Financial Media Ltd. will ensure that the recipients of the data have provided suitable guarantees within the meaning of Art. 46 DSGVO and will in particular use the model contracts ofthe European Union for the transfer of data to other EU countries in the respective current version. When transferring data to the USA, we will work towards obliging the recipient to observe and comply with the principles of the Privacy Shield (i.e. to recognise minimum standards in thehandling of personal data).
7.Use and analysis and tracking technologies
We use, among other things, the analysis and tracking technologies listed below and used by us or third party technologies based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO: to carry out data analyses of any kind in order to statistically record the use of our website and for the purpose of optimising our offer, improving and managing our service and, if necessary, measuring the success and optimising our advertising measures. These interests are legitimate in the sense of the aforementioned regulation.
The website investor-calls.com uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on users’ computers and which enable an analysis of their use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, the IP address of Google’s users within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area willbe shortened beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by the users, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the useof the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings of their browser software accordingly; however, this offer draws users’ attention to the fact that in this case they may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
8.Use of social plug-ins
We use so-called social plug-ins of social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Whatsapp, Telegram) on our website (hereinafter referred to as Twitter, Facebook and Google, Whatsapp and Telegram; collectively referred to as “social networks” and the corresponding plug-ins collectivelyas “plug-ins”). Through these plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you, and at the same time give us the opportunity to make our company and our pages better known in social networks. The legal basis for the use of social plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The responsibility for data protection compliant operation is to be guaranteed by the respective provider.
We use plug-ins from the Facebook network, such as the “Like” button or from Whatsapp. These plug-ins are offered and operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) and are clearly marked with the Facebook logo. We also use plug-ins from the Google network, which is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (“Google”). The plug-ins are marked with the Google logo or the addition “Google +1”. In addition, plug-ins of the Twitter service are integrated, offered and operated by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”), and are marked with the Twitter logo or the addition “Tweet”.When you visit one of our websites that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective social network. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser from the respective social network and is integrated into the web page accordingly, without us having any influence on the content of the plug-in.
Irrespective of whether you have an account with the social network or arelogged in to the respective social network, information is transmitted from Internet sites containing social network plug-ins to the corresponding social network in the USA and stored there, including your operating system and its version, type and version of the browser, IP address, domain name and/or date/time stamp for your visit. The respective social network sets a cookie with an identifier each time you access the website, which is valid for two years. Since your browser automatically sends this cookie every time you connect to a server, the social network in question would be able to create a profile of the Internet pages called up by the user belonging to the identifier. If you are logged into the respective social network at the same time, the corresponding social network can assign the profile to your account and thus to your person. However, even if you are not logged in to the respective social network at the time of using our website, such an assignment – for example, when you log in to the respective social network later – is not excluded.
If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, by clicking the “Like”, “+1” or “Tweet” button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to the respective social network and stored there without our having any influence on it. The information can or will be published on the corresponding social network and displayedto your contacts there.
The social network may use the information obtained for the purposes of advertising, market research and the design of the social network pages tomeet the needs of the users. For this purpose, the social network creates usage, interest and relationship profiles, e.g. to evaluate your use of our website with regard to the advertisements displayed on the social network, to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and to provide further services associated with the use of the social network. We would like to point out that we do not have any final knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by the social network. More detailed information on the type, purpose and scope as well as the further processing and use of your data by the respective social network can therefore be found in the data protection notes of the respective social network (for Facebook: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php; for Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/; for Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy). There you will also learn more about your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy. Facebook, Google and Twitter are certified under the Privacy Shield, which means that there is an adequate level of data protection under the European Commission’s implementing decision. The certificates can be viewed here: for Facebook https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC, for Google https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI, for Twitter https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active In order to avoid as a user of a social network that the respective social network collects information about you during your visit to our website, you can log out of the respective social network at the beginning of a visit to the website, delete an existing cookie of the respective provider from your browser and select the function “Block third-party cookies” in your browser settings. In this case, your browser will not transmit cookies to the server of embedded content from other providers. However, such a setting may mean that other cross-site functions besides the plug-ins may no longer be available.
9.Newsletter and mobile messenger marketing
With your consent, which you can give as part of your registration on our website, we will send you our newsletters by e-mail on a regular basis and send regular news with information via the mobile messenger services Whatsapp and Telegram. In addition, we may send you information and promotional offers that we believe may be of interest to you. You may object to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes at any time with effect for the future and unsubscribe from the newsletter by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by informing us by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from Mobile Messenger services such as Whatsapp and Telegram, please follow the unsubscriptioninstructions on our website.
We reserve the right to send you email offers on products or services similar to those you have already purchased without your consent. You have the right to object to the processing of your data for advertising purposes at any time by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or via a corresponding link in our newsletter, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. The same applies to the Mobile Messenger services. The legal basis for the processing of your data for the purpose of sending newsletters is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a or lit. f DSGVO.For sending our newsletter we use the marketing technology Mailchimp of the company Rocket Science Group, 1526 DeKalb Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, USA (hereinafter referred to as Mailchimp). Mailchimp is a cloud based service for newsletter management. Therefore your personal data istransferred to Mailchimp and stored there. Mailchimp offers extensive analysis possibilities about how newsletters are opened and used. For the evaluation of user behaviour, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are one-pixel image files that are stored on our website. We use the data thus obtained to create a user profile in order to tailor the newsletter to your individual interests. We record when you read our newsletters, which links you click on and deduce your personal interests. You can find more information about data protection at Mailchimp here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
10.Duration of the storage
We store your personal data as long as this is necessary to achieve the respective storage purpose. Your data will then be deleted by us, unless Dot.news Financial Media Ltd. is obliged to store the data for a longer periodof time in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. c DSGVO due to tax, commercial or other legal storage and/or documentation obligations; or you have agreed to storage beyond this in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
In accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, you are entitled at any time to request information about your personal data stored by us. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the categories of data stored about you, the categories of recipients of such data, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if it was not collected from you, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details of such data. In addition, you can demand the correction of incorrect data in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO and the deletion of personal data in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legalobligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Furthermore, you have the right to demand blocking or restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, if the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, if the processingis unlawful but you refuse to have it deleted and we no longer require the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. Furthermore, in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, you have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party. Finally, if your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or if the objection is directed against processing for thepurposes of direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a fundamental right of objection, which will be implemented by us without indicating any special situation. If you believe that the processing of your personal data by us is not in accordance with applicable law, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority under Art. 77 DSGVO. If the processing of yourdata is based on your consent granted under Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DGSVO,you have the right to revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.
Within the website visit we use the common SSL procedure in connection with the highest encryption level supported by your browser. We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line withtechnological developments.