Privacy Policy

The controller defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

CLOUDGEEKS GmbH
Mittelstr. 12 - 14
50672 Köln
Germany
Email: hello@wtx.com

(“we”, “our”, “us”). We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we are the data controller.

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Privacy Policy

The controller defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

CLOUDGEEKS GmbH
Mittelstr. 12 - 14
50672 Köln
Germany
Email: hello@wtx.com

(“we”, “our”, “us”). We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), we are the data controller.

1. Data protection

We are pleased about your visit on our web pages and your interest in our offers. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. In these Privacy Statement we explain how we collect your personal data, what we do with it, for what purposes and on what legal basis this is done, and which rights and claims are associated with it for you. This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:

Visit and use our website at wtx.com.
Engage with us in other related ways ― including any sales, marketing, or events
In this privacy notice, if we refer to:

"Website," we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy
“Platform” we are referring to the CLOUDGEEKS platform, which can only be used after completing the registration process
"Services," we are referring to our Website, and other related services, including any sales, marketing, or events

The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain to you what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

Please read this privacy notice carefully, as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.
In addition, we refer to the Daimler Truck Data Protection Policy EU:    
Daimler Truck Data Protection Policy EU.

Our Privacy Statement for the use of our websites and the Data Protection Policy do not apply to your activities on the websites of social networks or other providers that you can reach via the links on our websites. Please check the websites of these providers for their data protection regulations.



2. Collection and processing of your personal data and Purpose of Use 

In Short:  We collect personal information from the following sources.


- Information you provide to us.
- Data for marketing purposes
- Social Media Data
- Technical usage information
- We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Website, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Website or otherwise when you contact us.

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. 


You are not legally or contractually obliged to make available your personal data. However, it is possible that certain functions of our websites depend on the availability of personal data. If you do not make available personal data in these cases, this may result in functions not being available or only being available to a limited extent.

We use the personal data collected when you visit our website in order to operate it in the most convenient manner for your use and to protect our IT systems from attacks and other illegal activities.

If you provide us with further personal data, e.g., within the scope of a registration, a contact form, a survey, a price competition or for the execution of a contract, we use this data for the purposes mentioned, for the purposes of customer administration and - if necessary - for the purposes of processing and accounting of any business transactions, in each case to the extent required for this. 



a) Information you provide to us.
 
We only store other personal data if you provide this data, e.g. as part of a registration, a contact form, a survey, a price competition or for the execution of a contract, and even in these cases only insofar as this is permitted to us on the basis of a consent given by you or in accordance with the applicable legal provisions (further information on this can be found below in the section "Legal bases of processing").

If you want to participate in the offer of our platform, you have to register first. We collect the following data on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR.

User data: 

- E-Mail, First name, Last name, Role, Phone, Government ID, Address, Proof of Address, date of birth, ID number
Company data:

- Company Name, VAT / Tax ID, Contact email, Company Address, Phone, bank account number; company registration; power of attorney; proof of address.


We use data you provide to us in the course of registration or your inquiries to:
- Provide customer support
- Contact users about new developments on the marketplace
- Tailor content, and other aspects the user experience
- Perform data analytics to operate, improve and enhance our product and services as well as to gain business insights
- Enforce compliance with our terms of use
- Protect against misuse or abuse of our product and services
- Comply with the law

You can change or delete your profile at any time within the account. The data will then be automatically removed from our system after 4 weeks, provided that there are no retention periods or the data is not required in individual cases (e.g. in the case of open claims for the collection of receivables).

Information concerning you may be provided by your company in the context of your registration as an authorized representative of your company in relation to the use of the Platform. You may provide information by contacting us via the Platform, by email, telephone, communication channels within the Platform, or otherwise.

Legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR to operate and ensure the proper functioning of the Platform, we will use your information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Contact you via telephone or email;
- Administer and provide services and customer support;
- Enhance, improve and personalize our services;
- Enforce our general terms of use for the CLOUDGEEKS platform; or
- Collect statistical information about your use of the Platform


b) Data for marketing purposes:

We process your data for the purpose of advertising. Legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR and in the interest of informing you about new products and services. You have the right to object to this processing, the exercise of which will lead to the termination of processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

In addition, we offer the possibility to order our newsletter. If you have given us separate consent to inform you by e-mail about our own products and services, this will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Please carefully read the section “11. Newsletter” of this privacy policy.


c) Social Media Data

We in addition to the provider of the social media platform (platform provider) are jointly responsible as data controllers for the processing activities concerning your data. The platform provider in this respect primarily determines the purposes and means of the processing activities, which we can influence only to a limited extent. To the extent that we can exert influence over or set parameters regarding the processing of your data, we will, within our means, take actions to ensure that the platform provider processes your data in compliance with applicable data protection regulations.

We operate the following social media accounts:
- Instagram: 
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- Facebook: 
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The data you provide directly on our social media pages e.g., during events or by using the page, such as comments, videos, pictures, likes, tweets etc. are published by the social media platform. The processing by us is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR which refers to processing which is done in the interest of public relations and communication.

We evaluate the results of our (marketing) activities on our social media and applicant websites to measure the efficiency and relevance of our web presence. We determine the success of our activities in order to continuously improve our (marketing) activities in your interest and to plan new measures.

At no time is your data used or processed by us for any undisclosed purposes. To the extent that the platform provider leaves us room to exert influence over or set parameters regarding the processing of your data, we will design our social media pages to be as compliant as possible with applicable data protection rules. We therefore do not make use of demographic, interest-based, behavior-based or location-based target group classifications for the purposes of advertising, notwithstanding that such services may (by default) be provided to us by the social media platform providers.

With regards to the receipt of the statistics provided by the platform provider, this may only be influenced by us to a limited extent and we do not possess the means to deactivate them completely. However, we make sure that no additional optional statistics are made available to us.

If you wish to object to a particular data processing, please contact us via the contact information provided in our imprint.  Following our examination of your request, we will determine whether we are able to respond to your request. If we are unable to fulfill your request using our own means, we will forward it to the appropriate service provider.

If you send us an inquiry through the social media platform, we may also, depending on your request, refer to other secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality. You always have the option to send us confidential inquiries to the address given in the imprint.

The provider of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. Webtracking may also take place independently of whether or not you are logged in or registered on the social media platform. Unfortunately, we cannot influence or restrict the web tracking methods of the social media platform.

Please be aware that the platform provider may use your profile and behavioral data to evaluate, among other things, your habits, personal relationships and preferences. We have no influence on the processing of your data by the platform provider.

Further information on the data processing conducted by the platform provider, including information concerning your rights as a user, can be found in the provider's data protection policy and, where relevant, the joint controller addendum:

Personalize our Platform to ensure content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
monitor and analyze trends, usage and activity in connection with our Platform and services to improve the Platform;
administer the Platform, and for internal operations, in order to conduct troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey analysis;


d) Technical usage information.

When you visit our website, we store certain information about the browser and operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, the access status (e.g. whether you were able to access a website or received an error message), the use of website functions, the search terms you may have entered, the frequency with which you access individual websites, the designation of files accessed, the amount of data transferred, the website from which you accessed our websites and the website which you visit from our websites, either by clicking on links on our websites or by entering a do-main directly in the input field of the same tab (or the same window) of your browser in which you opened our websites. We also store your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider for seven days for security reasons, in particular to prevent and detect attacks on our websites or attempts at fraud.

Legal basis for this data processing is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1) (f)GDPR to process your data to provide effective services, we collect this information in order to:

personalize our Platform to ensure content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
monitor and analyses trends, usage and activity in connection with our Platform and services to improve the Platform;
administer the Platform, and for internal operations, in order to conduct troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey analysis;
keep the Platform safe and secure; or
measure and understand the effectiveness of the content and information we provide through the Platform.


3. Transfer of information to third parties

In Short:  We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:

Consent:  We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy notice. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
Companies and other entities which provide specialized expertise with regard to special areas (e.g., tax consultants, legal counsel, accounting firms, logistics companies). These entities are either legally or contractually obliged to maintain confidentiality. If a transmission of personal data to these entities is necessary, the legal basis is, depending on the respective kind of cooperation, Article 6(1)(b) or, (f) GDPR.
Cloud storage provides located in the European Union, to store the personal data you provide and for disaster recovery services, as well as for the performance of any contract we enter into with you;
IT services providers that provide us with hosting or SaaS (software as a service) services who we use to store our customer relationship management information, etc.; and Analytics providers located in the European Union that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Platform


4. Use of social plug-ins and third-party providers

In Short:  We may use social plug-ins and third-party providers to provide the best possible service to you. The details including links to third-party privacy policies are outlined below.

Our websites may also contain an offer of third parties. If you click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g., information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).

When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, we integrate them as follows:

When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in. A social network cannot associate a visit to other Daimler Truck websites until you have activated an existing social plug-in.
When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.  
The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies. Cookie Statement  
If you click on the link to an offer or activate a social plug-in, personal data may reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area that, from the point of view of the European Union ("EU"), may not guarantee an "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. Please remember this fact before clicking on a link or activating a social plug-in and thereby triggering a transfer of your data.

We use qualified service providers (e.g., IT service providers, marketing agencies) to operate, optimize and secure our websites. We only pass on personal data to third parties if and to the extent necessary for the provision and use of the websites and their functionalities, for the pursuit of legitimate interests or if you have consented to it (see section “7. Legal bases of processing”).

Third party tools/services we use for some parts mentioned in section 3 and 4 of this policy are listed here. More information about their data privacy policy can be found by following the respective links:

- Trengo (https://trengo.com/en/privacy-statement)
- Twilio, Sendgrid (https://www.twilio.com/legal/privacy)
- Google (https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html)
- WhatsApp Business (https://www.whatsapp.com/privacy)
- Facebook Business (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/)
- Unbounce This (https://unbounce.com/privacy/)
- Mailchimp (https://www.intuit.com/privacy/statement/)
- Zapier (https://zapier.com/privacy)
- Airtable (https://www.airtable.com/privacy)
- Hubspot (https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy)
- Tazapay (https://app.tazapay.com/termsandconditions/v1)


5. Security of your information 

In Short:  We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. We are constantly improving our security measures in line with technological developments.

However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Platform, Website or via Email is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

The Platform may include links to websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to those websites.


6. Storage of your information

In Short:  Whenever possible and in the majority of cases your information will be stored within the European Union.

The information that we collect from you will be mainly transferred to, and stored at/processed in the European Union. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice. For the processing of your data, we also use service providers located in third countries outside the European Union. Countries outside the European Union handle the protection of personal data differently than countries within the European Union. We only work with service providers located outside the European Union, if they guarantee to comply to European GDPR standards. However, we do not take on any liability for our third party providers to comply with European GDPR standards.


7. Legal bases of processing  

In Short:  Processing of your data is regulated in GDPR. The relevant legal bases is outlined below.

Insofar as you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, that consent is the legal basis for the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR).
For the processing of personal data for the purposes of initiating or fulfilling a contract with you, Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR is the legal basis.
Insofar as the processing of your personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (e.g. for the retention of data), we are authorized to do so pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR.
In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, (direct-) marketing our own and third-party products and services as well as documenting business contacts as required by law are such legitimate interests. As part of the consideration of interests required in each case, we take into account various aspects, in particular the type of personal information, the purpose of processing, the circumstances of processing and your interest in the confidentiality of your personal information.


8. Deletion of your personal data

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

Your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider, which we only store for security reasons, will be deleted after seven days. Otherwise, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.


9. Rights of the data subject

In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area (EEA) and United Kingdom (UK), you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

Please note that these rights are limited, for example, where fulfilling your request would adversely affect other individuals or Company trade secrets or intellectual property, where there are overriding public interest reasons or where we are required by law to retain your personal data.

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).
If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (see section "Legal bases of processing").
Right to object  
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. To the extent we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object thereto at any time without giving reasons.
We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible: hello@wtx.com.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates legal requirements, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).


10. Updates to this notice

In Short: We will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Any changes we will make to this privacy notice in the future will be posted on his page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this privacy notice.


11. Newsletter 

In Short:  You may be receiving a newsletter (email or WhatsApp). Your rights are outlined below.

If you subscribe to a newsletter offered on our website, the data provided in the newsletter subscription will only be used for sending the newsletter, unless you agree to further use. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter in the future, you can unsubscribe at any time via the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you will find in every newsletter e-mail or WhatsApp.

As part of the newsletter registration process, we store certain data in addition to the above-mentioned data, as far as it is necessary to prove so that you have registered for our newsletter.

This may include storing the complete IP address at the time of the registration or confirmation of the newsletter, as well as a copy of the confirmation mail sent by us. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest to be able to account for the legality of the newsletter delivery according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. 

There is no processing of data for the purpose of profiling.

If you sign up for a newsletter, we will use your e-mail address or WhatsApp number to send the respective issue of our newsletter, through which we regularly provide information to you about interesting topics. In order to ensure your proper sign-up to the newsletter — that is to say, in order to prevent unauthorized sign-ups on behalf of third parties —, after your initial newsletter sign-up we will, as part of a double-opt-in procedure, send you a confirmation e-mail in which we ask you to confirm that you have signed up. We will also store your IP address and the date and time of the newsletter sign-up and the confirmation in order to be able to track and produce evidence of the sign-up at a later date. We will store your e-mail address in order to send you the newsletter unless and until you unsubscribe or we stop sending you the newsletter. For purposes of statistical analyses of our newsletter campaigns, the newsletters contain what is known as tracking pixels. This a thumbnail graphic embedded in the e-mail formatted in HTML which allows us to detect whether and when you have opened an e-mail and which links contained within the e-mail were clicked on. As part of this process, your IP address, too, is transmitted to our servers. We do not, however, store this IP address nor do we store any other personal data. The legal basis for this processing activity is your consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may, at any time, withdraw your consent with effect for the future to any types of newsletters without incurring any costs other than base rate transmission costs (i.e., for example, the costs of your internet service provider). In this case, we unfortunately cannot send you the newsletter any longer.

If we do receive a withdrawal from you, we add your personal contact data to a blocking list which we use to make sure that we do not send you any advertising that is no longer welcome. The legal basis for this processing activity is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.


12. Data transmission to recipients outside the European Economic Area   

In Short:  Whenever possible and in the majority of cases your information will be stored within the European Union.

When using service providers (see section “Use of service providers”), personal data may be transferred and processed by recipients in countries outside the European Union ("EU"), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (= European Economic Area), in particular the USA and India.

From the point of view of the EU, the following countries provide an adequate level of protection for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards (so-called adequacy decision): Andorra, Argentina, Canada (limited), Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Uruguay. We agree with recipients in other countries to apply EU standard contractual clauses, binding company regulations or other applicable instruments (if any) in order to create an appropriate level of protection in accordance with the legal requirements. For more information, please use the contact details given in the section “Rights of the data subject” above.


13. Third-party tracking software used 

In Short:  We utilize third-party tracking software to optimize our website and services for you. The details of the tracking are outlined below.

CLOUDGEEKS receives assistance from outside service providers for certain technical data analysis, processing or storage processes (e.g. to obtain aggregated, non-personal statistics from data bases or for the storage of backup copies). These service providers are carefully selected and meet high data protection and data security standards. They are obligated to maintain strict confidentiality and process personal data only when commissioned to do so by CLOUDGEEKS and according to CLOUDGEEKS‘instructions. The legal basis for the involvement of such service providers is Article 28 GDPR.

a) Google Analytics
We use the web analysis tool "Google Analytics" to design our websites according to your needs. Google Analytics creates user profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your end device and accessed out by us.  In this way we are able to recognize and measure returning visitors.

The Google Analytics tool is provided by Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC. (USA) who support us as processors according to Art. 28 GDPR. The data processing can therefore also take place outside the EU or EEA. With regard to Google LLC (USA), no adequate level of data protection can be assumed due to the processing in the USA. There is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and surveillance purposes without you being informed or having the right to appeal. 

Please take this into account if you decide to give your consent to our use of Google Analytics. 

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent if you have given your consent via our consent banner, according to § 25 (1) TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR (consent for the data processing based on it). 

The transfer to a third country takes place on the basis of Art. 49 (1) (a)GDPR.  You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Please follow this link and make the appropriate settings via our banner.

b) Third party tracking technologies e.g. for advertising purposes
We use cross-device tracking technologies to help us show you targeted advertising on other websites based on your visit to our websites and to help us determine how effective our advertising efforts have been.

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent if you have given your consent via our consent banner, according to § 25 (1) TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR(consent for the data processing based on it).

Your consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time.

How does tracking work? 
When you visit our websites, it is possible that the third-party providers listed below may retrieve identification characteristics of your browser or terminal device (e.g. a browser fingerprint), evaluate your IP address, save or extract identification characteristics on your terminal device (e.g. cookies)or gain access to individual tracking pixels.

The individual characteristics can be used by these third parties to identify your terminal device on other websites. We may commission these third-party providers to show you advertisements based on the pages visited on our website.

What does cross-device tracking mean? 
If you log on to the third-party provider with your user data, the respective identification characteristics of different browsers and end device scan be linked with each other. For example, if the third-party provider has created a unique identifier for each laptop, desktop personal computer, smartphone or tablet you use, these individual identifiers can be associated with each other as soon as you log in to a third-party service using your login credentials. This allows the third party to target our advertising campaigns across multiple devices.

Which third-party providers do we use in this context? 
The third-party providers with whom we work for advertising purposes are listed below. If the data is processed outside the EU or EEA in this context, please note that there is a risk that local authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed or having the right to appeal. Where we use providers in third countries without an adequate level of protection and you give your consent, the transfer to this third country is based on Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. 



14. Usage of Cookies 

In Short:  We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.

On our website, we use cookies which are necessary in order for the site to function. Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit.

A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. We do not use these necessary cookies for analysis, tracking or advertising purposes.
In some cases, these cookies only contain information on certain settings and cannot be linked to a person. They may also be necessary to enable user guidance, security and implementation of the site.

The legal basis for using these cookies is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies. This is in order to make the use of cookies transparent for you. You can also delete cookies or prevent the setting of new cookies at any time by using the appropriate browser settings. Please note that if you delete certain cookies, our web pages may not be displayed correctly, and some functions may no longer be available.

Information on the cookies we use and their functions can be found in our Cookie Statement below

Data Protection Officer:

Daimler Truck AG
Chief Data Privacy Officer
HPC DTF2B
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Germany
E-Mail: 
dataprivacy@daimlertruck.com

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Data Protection Officer:
Chief Data Privacy Officer
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Germany

1. Data protection

We are pleased about your visit on our web pages and your interest in our offers. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. In these Privacy Statement we explain how we collect your personal data, what we do with it, for what purposes and on what legal basis this is done, and which rights and claims are associated with it for you. This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:

Visit and use our website at wtx.com.
Engage with us in other related ways ― including any sales, marketing, or events
In this privacy notice, if we refer to:

"Website," we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy
“Platform” we are referring to the CLOUDGEEKS platform, which can only be used after completing the registration process
"Services," we are referring to our Website, and other related services, including any sales, marketing, or events

The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain to you what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately. 
 

Our Privacy Statement for the use of our websites and the Data Protection Policy do not apply to your activities on the websites of social networks or other providers that you can reach via the links on our websites. Please check the websites of these providers for their data protection regulations.



2. Collection and processing of your personal data and Purpose of Use 

In Short:  We collect personal information from the following sources.
- Information you provide to us.
- Data for marketing purposes
- Social Media Data
- Technical usage information
- We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
 

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Website, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Website or otherwise when you contact us.

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. 


You are not legally or contractually obliged to make available your personal data. However, it is possible that certain functions of our websites depend on the availability of personal data. If you do not make available personal data in these cases, this may result in functions not being available or only being available to a limited extent.

We use the personal data collected when you visit our website in order to operate it in the most convenient manner for your use and to protect our IT systems from attacks and other illegal activities.

If you provide us with further personal data, e.g., within the scope of a registration, a contact form, a survey, a price competition or for the execution of a contract, we use this data for the purposes mentioned, for the purposes of customer administration and - if necessary - for the purposes of processing and accounting of any business transactions, in each case to the extent required for this. 



a) Information you provide to us.
 
We only store other personal data if you provide this data, e.g. as part of a registration, a contact form, a survey, a price competition or for the execution of a contract, and even in these cases only insofar as this is permitted to us on the basis of a consent given by you or in accordance with the applicable legal provisions (further information on this can be found below in the section "Legal bases of processing").

If you want to participate in the offer of our platform, you have to register first. We collect the following data on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR.

User data: 
- E-Mail, First name, Last name, Role, Phone, Government ID, Address, Proof of Address, date of birth, ID number
Company data: 
- Company Name, VAT / Tax ID, Contact email, Company Address, Phone, bank account number; company registration; power of attorney; proof of address.


We use data you provide to us in the course of registration or your inquiries to:
- Provide customer support
- Contact users about new developments on the marketplace
- Tailor content, and other aspects the user experience
- Perform data analytics to operate, improve and enhance our product and services as well as to gain business insights
- Enforce compliance with our terms of use
- Protect against misuse or abuse of our product and services
- Comply with the law

You can change or delete your profile at any time within the account. The data will then be automatically removed from our system after 4 weeks, provided that there are no retention periods or the data is not required in individual cases (e.g. in the case of open claims for the collection of receivables).

Information concerning you may be provided by your company in the context of your registration as an authorized representative of your company in relation to the use of the Platform. You may provide information by contacting us via the Platform, by email, telephone, communication channels within the Platform, or otherwise.

Legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR to operate and ensure the proper functioning of the Platform, we will use your information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Contact you via telephone or email;
- Administer and provide services and customer support;
- Enhance, improve and personalize our services;
- Enforce our general terms of use for the CLOUDGEEKS platform; or
- Collect statistical information about your use of the Platform


b) Data for marketing purposes:

We process your data for the purpose of advertising. Legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR and in the interest of informing you about new products and services. You have the right to object to this processing, the exercise of which will lead to the termination of processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

In addition, we offer the possibility to order our newsletter. If you have given us separate consent to inform you by e-mail about our own products and services, this will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Please carefully read the section “11. Newsletter” of this privacy policy.


c) Social Media Data

We in addition to the provider of the social media platform (platform provider) are jointly responsible as data controllers for the processing activities concerning your data. The platform provider in this respect primarily determines the purposes and means of the processing activities, which we can influence only to a limited extent. To the extent that we can exert influence over or set parameters regarding the processing of your data, we will, within our means, take actions to ensure that the platform provider processes your data in compliance with applicable data protection regulations.

We operate the following social media accounts:
- Instagram: 
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- Facebook: 
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The data you provide directly on our social media pages e.g., during events or by using the page, such as comments, videos, pictures, likes, tweets etc. are published by the social media platform. The processing by us is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR which refers to processing which is done in the interest of public relations and communication.

We evaluate the results of our (marketing) activities on our social media and applicant websites to measure the efficiency and relevance of our web presence. We determine the success of our activities in order to continuously improve our (marketing) activities in your interest and to plan new measures.

At no time is your data used or processed by us for any undisclosed purposes. To the extent that the platform provider leaves us room to exert influence over or set parameters regarding the processing of your data, we will design our social media pages to be as compliant as possible with applicable data protection rules. We therefore do not make use of demographic, interest-based, behavior-based or location-based target group classifications for the purposes of advertising, notwithstanding that such services may (by default) be provided to us by the social media platform providers.

With regards to the receipt of the statistics provided by the platform provider, this may only be influenced by us to a limited extent and we do not possess the means to deactivate them completely. However, we make sure that no additional optional statistics are made available to us.

If you wish to object to a particular data processing, please contact us via the contact information provided in our imprint.  Following our examination of your request, we will determine whether we are able to respond to your request. If we are unable to fulfill your request using our own means, we will forward it to the appropriate service provider.

If you send us an inquiry through the social media platform, we may also, depending on your request, refer to other secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality. You always have the option to send us confidential inquiries to the address given in the imprint.

The provider of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. Webtracking may also take place independently of whether or not you are logged in or registered on the social media platform. Unfortunately, we cannot influence or restrict the web tracking methods of the social media platform.

Please be aware that the platform provider may use your profile and behavioral data to evaluate, among other things, your habits, personal relationships and preferences. We have no influence on the processing of your data by the platform provider.

Further information on the data processing conducted by the platform provider, including information concerning your rights as a user, can be found in the provider's data protection policy and, where relevant, the joint controller addendum:

Personalize our Platform to ensure content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
monitor and analyze trends, usage and activity in connection with our Platform and services to improve the Platform;
administer the Platform, and for internal operations, in order to conduct troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey analysis;


d) Technical usage information.

When you visit our website, we store certain information about the browser and operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, the access status (e.g. whether you were able to access a website or received an error message), the use of website functions, the search terms you may have entered, the frequency with which you access individual websites, the designation of files accessed, the amount of data transferred, the website from which you accessed our websites and the website which you visit from our websites, either by clicking on links on our websites or by entering a do-main directly in the input field of the same tab (or the same window) of your browser in which you opened our websites. We also store your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider for seven days for security reasons, in particular to prevent and detect attacks on our websites or attempts at fraud.

Legal basis for this data processing is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1) (f)GDPR to process your data to provide effective services, we collect this information in order to:

personalize our Platform to ensure content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
monitor and analyses trends, usage and activity in connection with our Platform and services to improve the Platform;
administer the Platform, and for internal operations, in order to conduct troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey analysis;
keep the Platform safe and secure; or
measure and understand the effectiveness of the content and information we provide through the Platform.


3. Transfer of information to third parties

In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations. 

We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:

Consent:  We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy notice. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
Companies and other entities which provide specialized expertise with regard to special areas (e.g., tax consultants, legal counsel, accounting firms, logistics companies). These entities are either legally or contractually obliged to maintain confidentiality. If a transmission of personal data to these entities is necessary, the legal basis is, depending on the respective kind of cooperation, Article 6(1)(b) or, (f) GDPR.
Cloud storage provides located in the European Union, to store the personal data you provide and for disaster recovery services, as well as for the performance of any contract we enter into with you;
IT services providers that provide us with hosting or SaaS (software as a service) services who we use to store our customer relationship management information, etc.; and Analytics providers located in the European Union that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Platform


4. Use of social plug-ins and third-party providers

In Short:  We may use social plug-ins and third-party providers to provide the best possible service to you. The details including links to third-party privacy policies are outlined below. 

Our websites may also contain an offer of third parties. If you click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g., information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).

When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, we integrate them as follows:

When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in.  
When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.  
The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies. Cookie Statement  
If you click on the link to an offer or activate a social plug-in, personal data may reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area that, from the point of view of the European Union ("EU"), may not guarantee an "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. Please remember this fact before clicking on a link or activating a social plug-in and thereby triggering a transfer of your data.

We use qualified service providers (e.g., IT service providers, marketing agencies) to operate, optimize and secure our websites. We only pass on personal data to third parties if and to the extent necessary for the provision and use of the websites and their functionalities, for the pursuit of legitimate interests or if you have consented to it (see section “7. Legal bases of processing”).

Third party tools/services we use for some parts mentioned in section 3 and 4 of this policy are listed here. More information about their data privacy policy can be found by following the respective links:

- Trengo (https://trengo.com/en/privacy-statement)
- Twilio, Sendgrid (https://www.twilio.com/legal/privacy)
- Google (https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html)
- WhatsApp Business (https://www.whatsapp.com/privacy)
- Facebook Business (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/)
- Unbounce This (https://unbounce.com/privacy/)
- Mailchimp (https://www.intuit.com/privacy/statement/)
- Zapier (https://zapier.com/privacy)
- Airtable (https://www.airtable.com/privacy)
- Hubspot (https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy)
- Tazapay (https://app.tazapay.com/termsandconditions/v1)


5. Security of your information 

In Short:
We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures. 

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. We are constantly improving our security measures in line with technological developments.

However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Platform, Website or via Email is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

The Platform may include links to websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to those websites.


6. Storage of your information

In Short:  Whenever possible and in the majority of cases your information will be stored within the European Union. 

The information that we collect from you will be mainly transferred to, and stored at/processed in the European Union. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice. For the processing of your data, we also use service providers located in third countries outside the European Union. Countries outside the European Union handle the protection of personal data differently than countries within the European Union. We only work with service providers located outside the European Union, if they guarantee to comply to European GDPR standards. However, we do not take on any liability for our third party providers to comply with European GDPR standards.


7. Legal bases of processing  

In Short: Processing of your data is regulated in GDPR. The relevant legal bases is outlined below. 

Insofar as you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, that consent is the legal basis for the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR).
For the processing of personal data for the purposes of initiating or fulfilling a contract with you, Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR is the legal basis.
Insofar as the processing of your personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (e.g. for the retention of data), we are authorized to do so pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR.
In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, (direct-) marketing our own and third-party products and services as well as documenting business contacts as required by law are such legitimate interests. As part of the consideration of interests required in each case, we take into account various aspects, in particular the type of personal information, the purpose of processing, the circumstances of processing and your interest in the confidentiality of your personal information.


8. Deletion of your personal data

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law. 

Your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider, which we only store for security reasons, will be deleted after seven days. Otherwise, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.


9. Rights of the data subject

In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area (EEA) and United Kingdom (UK), you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time. 

Please note that these rights are limited, for example, where fulfilling your request would adversely affect other individuals or Company trade secrets or intellectual property, where there are overriding public interest reasons or where we are required by law to retain your personal data.

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).
If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (see section "Legal bases of processing").

 
Right to object  
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. To the extent we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object thereto at any time without giving reasons.

 
We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible: hello@wtx.com.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates legal requirements, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).


10. Updates to this notice

In Short: We will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws. 

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Any changes we will make to this privacy notice in the future will be posted on his page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this privacy notice.


11. Newsletter 

In Short:  You may be receiving a newsletter (email or WhatsApp). Your rights are outlined below.

If you subscribe to a newsletter offered on our website, the data provided in the newsletter subscription will only be used for sending the newsletter, unless you agree to further use. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter in the future, you can unsubscribe at any time via the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you will find in every newsletter e-mail or WhatsApp.

As part of the newsletter registration process, we store certain data in addition to the above-mentioned data, as far as it is necessary to prove so that you have registered for our newsletter.

This may include storing the complete IP address at the time of the registration or confirmation of the newsletter, as well as a copy of the confirmation mail sent by us. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest to be able to account for the legality of the newsletter delivery according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. 

There is no processing of data for the purpose of profiling.

If you sign up for a newsletter, we will use your e-mail address or WhatsApp number to send the respective issue of our newsletter, through which we regularly provide information to you about interesting topics. In order to ensure your proper sign-up to the newsletter — that is to say, in order to prevent unauthorized sign-ups on behalf of third parties —, after your initial newsletter sign-up we will, as part of a double-opt-in procedure, send you a confirmation e-mail in which we ask you to confirm that you have signed up. We will also store your IP address and the date and time of the newsletter sign-up and the confirmation in order to be able to track and produce evidence of the sign-up at a later date. We will store your e-mail address in order to send you the newsletter unless and until you unsubscribe or we stop sending you the newsletter. For purposes of statistical analyses of our newsletter campaigns, the newsletters contain what is known as tracking pixels. This a thumbnail graphic embedded in the e-mail formatted in HTML which allows us to detect whether and when you have opened an e-mail and which links contained within the e-mail were clicked on. As part of this process, your IP address, too, is transmitted to our servers. We do not, however, store this IP address nor do we store any other personal data. The legal basis for this processing activity is your consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may, at any time, withdraw your consent with effect for the future to any types of newsletters without incurring any costs other than base rate transmission costs (i.e., for example, the costs of your internet service provider). In this case, we unfortunately cannot send you the newsletter any longer.

If we do receive a withdrawal from you, we add your personal contact data to a blocking list which we use to make sure that we do not send you any advertising that is no longer welcome. The legal basis for this processing activity is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.


12. Data transmission to recipients outside the European Economic Area   

In Short: Whenever possible and in the majority of cases your information will be stored within the European Union. 

When using service providers (see section “Use of service providers”), personal data may be transferred and processed by recipients in countries outside the European Union ("EU"), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (= European Economic Area), in particular the USA and India.

From the point of view of the EU, the following countries provide an adequate level of protection for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards (so-called adequacy decision): Andorra, Argentina, Canada (limited), Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Uruguay. We agree with recipients in other countries to apply EU standard contractual clauses, binding company regulations or other applicable instruments (if any) in order to create an appropriate level of protection in accordance with the legal requirements. For more information, please use the contact details given in the section “Rights of the data subject” above.


13. Third-party tracking software used 

In Short: We utilize third-party tracking software to optimize our website and services for you. The details of the tracking are outlined below. 

CLOUDGEEKS receives assistance from outside service providers for certain technical data analysis, processing or storage processes (e.g. to obtain aggregated, non-personal statistics from data bases or for the storage of backup copies). These service providers are carefully selected and meet high data protection and data security standards. They are obligated to maintain strict confidentiality and process personal data only when commissioned to do so by CLOUDGEEKS and according to CLOUDGEEKS‘instructions. The legal basis for the involvement of such service providers is Article 28 GDPR.

a) Google Analytics
We use the web analysis tool "Google Analytics" to design our websites according to your needs. Google Analytics creates user profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your end device and accessed out by us.  In this way we are able to recognize and measure returning visitors.

The Google Analytics tool is provided by Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC. (USA) who support us as processors according to Art. 28 GDPR. The data processing can therefore also take place outside the EU or EEA. With regard to Google LLC (USA), no adequate level of data protection can be assumed due to the processing in the USA. There is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and surveillance purposes without you being informed or having the right to appeal. 

Please take this into account if you decide to give your consent to our use of Google Analytics. 

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent if you have given your consent via our consent banner, according to § 25 (1) TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR (consent for the data processing based on it). 

The transfer to a third country takes place on the basis of Art. 49 (1) (a)GDPR.  You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Please follow this link and make the appropriate settings via our banner.

b) Third party tracking technologies e.g. for advertising purposes
We use cross-device tracking technologies to help us show you targeted advertising on other websites based on your visit to our websites and to help us determine how effective our advertising efforts have been.

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent if you have given your consent via our consent banner, according to § 25 (1) TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR(consent for the data processing based on it).

Your consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time.

How does tracking work? 
When you visit our websites, it is possible that the third-party providers listed below may retrieve identification characteristics of your browser or terminal device (e.g. a browser fingerprint), evaluate your IP address, save or extract identification characteristics on your terminal device (e.g. cookies)or gain access to individual tracking pixels.

The individual characteristics can be used by these third parties to identify your terminal device on other websites. We may commission these third-party providers to show you advertisements based on the pages visited on our website.

What does cross-device tracking mean? 
If you log on to the third-party provider with your user data, the respective identification characteristics of different browsers and end device scan be linked with each other. For example, if the third-party provider has created a unique identifier for each laptop, desktop personal computer, smartphone or tablet you use, these individual identifiers can be associated with each other as soon as you log in to a third-party service using your login credentials. This allows the third party to target our advertising campaigns across multiple devices.

Which third-party providers do we use in this context? 
The third-party providers with whom we work for advertising purposes are listed below. If the data is processed outside the EU or EEA in this context, please note that there is a risk that local authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed or having the right to appeal. Where we use providers in third countries without an adequate level of protection and you give your consent, the transfer to this third country is based on Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. 



14. Usage of Cookies 

In Short:  We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information. 

On our website, we use cookies which are necessary in order for the site to function. Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit.

A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. We do not use these necessary cookies for analysis, tracking or advertising purposes.
In some cases, these cookies only contain information on certain settings and cannot be linked to a person. They may also be necessary to enable user guidance, security and implementation of the site.

The legal basis for using these cookies is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies. This is in order to make the use of cookies transparent for you. You can also delete cookies or prevent the setting of new cookies at any time by using the appropriate browser settings. Please note that if you delete certain cookies, our web pages may not be displayed correctly, and some functions may no longer be available. 


15. Cookie Statement


nformation on the cookies we use and their functions can be found in our Cookie Statement here.

1. Data protection

We are pleased about your visit on our web pages and your interest in our offers. The protection of your personal data is an important concern for us. In these Privacy Statement we explain how we collect your personal data, what we do with it, for what purposes and on what legal basis this is done, and which rights and claims are associated with it for you. This privacy notice describes how we might use your information if you:

Visit and use our website at wtx.com.
Engage with us in other related ways ― including any sales, marketing, or events
In this privacy notice, if we refer to:

"Website," we are referring to any website of ours that references or links to this policy
“Platform” we are referring to the CLOUDGEEKS platform, which can only be used after completing the registration process
"Services," we are referring to our Website, and other related services, including any sales, marketing, or events

The purpose of this privacy notice is to explain to you what information we collect, how we use it, and what rights you have in relation to it. If there are any terms in this privacy notice that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Services immediately.

Please read this privacy notice carefully, as it will help you understand what we do with the information that we collect.

Our Privacy Statement for the use of our websites and the Data Protection Policy do not apply to your activities on the websites of social networks or other providers that you can reach via the links on our websites. Please check the websites of these providers for their data protection regulations.


2. Collection and processing of your personal data and Purpose of Use 

In Short:  We collect personal information from the following sources.


- Information you provide to us.
- Data for marketing purposes
- Social Media Data
- Technical usage information
- We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.

We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Website, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Website or otherwise when you contact us.

The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:

All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information. 


You are not legally or contractually obliged to make available your personal data. However, it is possible that certain functions of our websites depend on the availability of personal data. If you do not make available personal data in these cases, this may result in functions not being available or only being available to a limited extent.

We use the personal data collected when you visit our website in order to operate it in the most convenient manner for your use and to protect our IT systems from attacks and other illegal activities.

If you provide us with further personal data, e.g., within the scope of a registration, a contact form, a survey, a price competition or for the execution of a contract, we use this data for the purposes mentioned, for the purposes of customer administration and - if necessary - for the purposes of processing and accounting of any business transactions, in each case to the extent required for this. 



a) Information you provide to us.
 
We only store other personal data if you provide this data, e.g. as part of a registration, a contact form, a survey, a price competition or for the execution of a contract, and even in these cases only insofar as this is permitted to us on the basis of a consent given by you or in accordance with the applicable legal provisions (further information on this can be found below in the section "Legal bases of processing").

If you want to participate in the offer of our platform, you have to register first. We collect the following data on the basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR.

User data: 

- E-Mail, First name, Last name, Role, Phone, Government ID, Address, Proof of Address, date of birth, ID number
Company data:

- Company Name, VAT / Tax ID, Contact email, Company Address, Phone, bank account number; company registration; power of attorney; proof of address.


We use data you provide to us in the course of registration or your inquiries to:
- Provide customer support
- Contact users about new developments on the marketplace
- Tailor content, and other aspects the user experience
- Perform data analytics to operate, improve and enhance our product and services as well as to gain business insights
- Enforce compliance with our terms of use
- Protect against misuse or abuse of our product and services
- Comply with the law

You can change or delete your profile at any time within the account. The data will then be automatically removed from our system after 4 weeks, provided that there are no retention periods or the data is not required in individual cases (e.g. in the case of open claims for the collection of receivables).

Information concerning you may be provided by your company in the context of your registration as an authorized representative of your company in relation to the use of the Platform. You may provide information by contacting us via the Platform, by email, telephone, communication channels within the Platform, or otherwise.

Legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR to operate and ensure the proper functioning of the Platform, we will use your information to:
- Communicate with you;
- Contact you via telephone or email;
- Administer and provide services and customer support;
- Enhance, improve and personalize our services;
- Enforce our general terms of use for the CLOUDGEEKS platform; or
- Collect statistical information about your use of the Platform


b) Data for marketing purposes:

We process your data for the purpose of advertising. Legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR and in the interest of informing you about new products and services. You have the right to object to this processing, the exercise of which will lead to the termination of processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

In addition, we offer the possibility to order our newsletter. If you have given us separate consent to inform you by e-mail about our own products and services, this will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Please carefully read the section “11. Newsletter” of this privacy policy.


c) Social Media Data

We in addition to the provider of the social media platform (platform provider) are jointly responsible as data controllers for the processing activities concerning your data. The platform provider in this respect primarily determines the purposes and means of the processing activities, which we can influence only to a limited extent. To the extent that we can exert influence over or set parameters regarding the processing of your data, we will, within our means, take actions to ensure that the platform provider processes your data in compliance with applicable data protection regulations.

We operate the following social media accounts:
- Instagram: 
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- Facebook: 
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The data you provide directly on our social media pages e.g., during events or by using the page, such as comments, videos, pictures, likes, tweets etc. are published by the social media platform. The processing by us is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR which refers to processing which is done in the interest of public relations and communication.

We evaluate the results of our (marketing) activities on our social media and applicant websites to measure the efficiency and relevance of our web presence. We determine the success of our activities in order to continuously improve our (marketing) activities in your interest and to plan new measures.

At no time is your data used or processed by us for any undisclosed purposes. To the extent that the platform provider leaves us room to exert influence over or set parameters regarding the processing of your data, we will design our social media pages to be as compliant as possible with applicable data protection rules. We therefore do not make use of demographic, interest-based, behavior-based or location-based target group classifications for the purposes of advertising, notwithstanding that such services may (by default) be provided to us by the social media platform providers.

With regards to the receipt of the statistics provided by the platform provider, this may only be influenced by us to a limited extent and we do not possess the means to deactivate them completely. However, we make sure that no additional optional statistics are made available to us.

If you wish to object to a particular data processing, please contact us via the contact information provided in our imprint.  Following our examination of your request, we will determine whether we are able to respond to your request. If we are unable to fulfill your request using our own means, we will forward it to the appropriate service provider.

If you send us an inquiry through the social media platform, we may also, depending on your request, refer to other secure communication channels that guarantee confidentiality. You always have the option to send us confidential inquiries to the address given in the imprint.

The provider of the social media platform uses web tracking methods. Webtracking may also take place independently of whether or not you are logged in or registered on the social media platform. Unfortunately, we cannot influence or restrict the web tracking methods of the social media platform.

Please be aware that the platform provider may use your profile and behavioral data to evaluate, among other things, your habits, personal relationships and preferences. We have no influence on the processing of your data by the platform provider.

Further information on the data processing conducted by the platform provider, including information concerning your rights as a user, can be found in the provider's data protection policy and, where relevant, the joint controller addendum:

Personalize our Platform to ensure content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
monitor and analyze trends, usage and activity in connection with our Platform and services to improve the Platform;
administer the Platform, and for internal operations, in order to conduct troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey analysis;


d) Technical usage information.

When you visit our website, we store certain information about the browser and operating system you use, the date and time of your visit, the access status (e.g. whether you were able to access a website or received an error message), the use of website functions, the search terms you may have entered, the frequency with which you access individual websites, the designation of files accessed, the amount of data transferred, the website from which you accessed our websites and the website which you visit from our websites, either by clicking on links on our websites or by entering a do-main directly in the input field of the same tab (or the same window) of your browser in which you opened our websites. We also store your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider for seven days for security reasons, in particular to prevent and detect attacks on our websites or attempts at fraud.

Legal basis for this data processing is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with our legitimate interest according to Article 6(1) (f)GDPR to process your data to provide effective services, we collect this information in order to:

personalize our Platform to ensure content from the Platform is presented in the most effective manner for you and your device;
monitor and analyses trends, usage and activity in connection with our Platform and services to improve the Platform;
administer the Platform, and for internal operations, in order to conduct troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey analysis;
keep the Platform safe and secure; or
measure and understand the effectiveness of the content and information we provide through the Platform.


3. Transfer of information to third parties

In Short:  We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.

We may process or share your data that we hold based on the following legal basis:

Consent:  We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information for a specific purpose.
Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:

Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy notice. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.
Companies and other entities which provide specialized expertise with regard to special areas (e.g., tax consultants, legal counsel, accounting firms, logistics companies). These entities are either legally or contractually obliged to maintain confidentiality. If a transmission of personal data to these entities is necessary, the legal basis is, depending on the respective kind of cooperation, Article 6(1)(b) or, (f) GDPR.
Cloud storage provides located in the European Union, to store the personal data you provide and for disaster recovery services, as well as for the performance of any contract we enter into with you;
IT services providers that provide us with hosting or SaaS (software as a service) services who we use to store our customer relationship management information, etc.; and Analytics providers located in the European Union that assist us in the improvement and optimization of the Platform


4. Use of social plug-ins and third-party providers

In Short:  We may use social plug-ins and third-party providers to provide the best possible service to you. The details including links to third-party privacy policies are outlined below.

Our websites may also contain an offer of third parties. If you click on such an offer, we transfer data to the respective provider to the required extent (e.g., information that you have found this offer with us and, if applicable, further information that you have already provided on our websites for this purpose).

When we use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, we integrate them as follows:

When you visit our websites, the social plug-ins are deactivated, i.e. no data is transmitted to the operators of these networks. If you want to use one of the networks, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective network.
If you have a user account on the network and are logged in when you activate the social plug-in, the network can associate your visit to our websites with your user account. If you want to avoid this, please log out of the network before activating the social plug-in.
When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the content that becomes available directly to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. Your connection to a social network, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy policies of that network.  
The social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies. Cookie Statement  
If you click on the link to an offer or activate a social plug-in, personal data may reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area that, from the point of view of the European Union ("EU"), may not guarantee an "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. Please remember this fact before clicking on a link or activating a social plug-in and thereby triggering a transfer of your data.

We use qualified service providers (e.g., IT service providers, marketing agencies) to operate, optimize and secure our websites. We only pass on personal data to third parties if and to the extent necessary for the provision and use of the websites and their functionalities, for the pursuit of legitimate interests or if you have consented to it (see section “7. Legal bases of processing”).

Third party tools/services we use for some parts mentioned in section 3 and 4 of this policy are listed here. More information about their data privacy policy can be found by following the respective links:

- Trengo (https://trengo.com/en/privacy-statement)
- Twilio, Sendgrid (https://www.twilio.com/legal/privacy)
- Google (https://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html)
- WhatsApp Business (https://www.whatsapp.com/privacy)
- Facebook Business (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/)
- Unbounce This (https://unbounce.com/privacy/)
- Mailchimp (https://www.intuit.com/privacy/statement/)
- Zapier (https://zapier.com/privacy)
- Airtable (https://www.airtable.com/privacy)
- Hubspot (https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy)
- Tazapay (https://app.tazapay.com/termsandconditions/v1)


5. Security of your information 

In Short:  We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.

We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. We are constantly improving our security measures in line with technological developments.

However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security, and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Platform, Website or via Email is at your own risk. You should only access the Website within a secure environment.

The Platform may include links to websites of third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to those websites.


6. Storage of your information

In Short:  Whenever possible and in the majority of cases your information will be stored within the European Union.

The information that we collect from you will be mainly transferred to, and stored at/processed in the European Union. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice. For the processing of your data, we also use service providers located in third countries outside the European Union. Countries outside the European Union handle the protection of personal data differently than countries within the European Union. We only work with service providers located outside the European Union, if they guarantee to comply to European GDPR standards. However, we do not take on any liability for our third party providers to comply with European GDPR standards.


7. Legal bases of processing  

In Short:  Processing of your data is regulated in GDPR. The relevant legal bases is outlined below.

Insofar as you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, that consent is the legal basis for the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR).
For the processing of personal data for the purposes of initiating or fulfilling a contract with you, Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR is the legal basis.
Insofar as the processing of your personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (e.g. for the retention of data), we are authorized to do so pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR.
In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, (direct-) marketing our own and third-party products and services as well as documenting business contacts as required by law are such legitimate interests. As part of the consideration of interests required in each case, we take into account various aspects, in particular the type of personal information, the purpose of processing, the circumstances of processing and your interest in the confidentiality of your personal information.


8. Deletion of your personal data

In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.

Your IP address and the name of your Internet service provider, which we only store for security reasons, will be deleted after seven days. Otherwise, we delete your personal data as soon as the purpose for which we have collected and processed the data ceases to apply. Beyond this time period, data storage only takes place to the extent made necessary by the legislation, regulations or other legal provisions to which we are subject in the EU or by legal provisions in third-party countries if these have an appropriate level of data protection. Should it not be possible to delete data in individual cases, the relevant personal data are flagged to restrict their further processing.


9. Rights of the data subject

In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area (EEA) and United Kingdom (UK), you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.

Please note that these rights are limited, for example, where fulfilling your request would adversely affect other individuals or Company trade secrets or intellectual property, where there are overriding public interest reasons or where we are required by law to retain your personal data.

As a data subject, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).
If you have consented to the processing of your personal data by us, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The legality of processing your personal data before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations (see section "Legal bases of processing").
Right to object  
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter e GDPR (data processing in the public interest) or Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will only process your personal data if we can prove compelling legitimate reasons that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. To the extent we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object thereto at any time without giving reasons.
We ask you to address your claims or declarations to the following contact address if possible: hello@wtx.com.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates legal requirements, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).


10. Updates to this notice

In Short: We will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated "Revised" date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Any changes we will make to this privacy notice in the future will be posted on his page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this privacy notice.


11. Newsletter 

In Short:  You may be receiving a newsletter (email or WhatsApp). Your rights are outlined below.

If you subscribe to a newsletter offered on our website, the data provided in the newsletter subscription will only be used for sending the newsletter, unless you agree to further use. If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter in the future, you can unsubscribe at any time via the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter, which you will find in every newsletter e-mail or WhatsApp.

As part of the newsletter registration process, we store certain data in addition to the above-mentioned data, as far as it is necessary to prove so that you have registered for our newsletter.

This may include storing the complete IP address at the time of the registration or confirmation of the newsletter, as well as a copy of the confirmation mail sent by us. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest to be able to account for the legality of the newsletter delivery according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. 

There is no processing of data for the purpose of profiling.

If you sign up for a newsletter, we will use your e-mail address or WhatsApp number to send the respective issue of our newsletter, through which we regularly provide information to you about interesting topics. In order to ensure your proper sign-up to the newsletter — that is to say, in order to prevent unauthorized sign-ups on behalf of third parties —, after your initial newsletter sign-up we will, as part of a double-opt-in procedure, send you a confirmation e-mail in which we ask you to confirm that you have signed up. We will also store your IP address and the date and time of the newsletter sign-up and the confirmation in order to be able to track and produce evidence of the sign-up at a later date. We will store your e-mail address in order to send you the newsletter unless and until you unsubscribe or we stop sending you the newsletter. For purposes of statistical analyses of our newsletter campaigns, the newsletters contain what is known as tracking pixels. This a thumbnail graphic embedded in the e-mail formatted in HTML which allows us to detect whether and when you have opened an e-mail and which links contained within the e-mail were clicked on. As part of this process, your IP address, too, is transmitted to our servers. We do not, however, store this IP address nor do we store any other personal data. The legal basis for this processing activity is your consent according to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may, at any time, withdraw your consent with effect for the future to any types of newsletters without incurring any costs other than base rate transmission costs (i.e., for example, the costs of your internet service provider). In this case, we unfortunately cannot send you the newsletter any longer.

If we do receive a withdrawal from you, we add your personal contact data to a blocking list which we use to make sure that we do not send you any advertising that is no longer welcome. The legal basis for this processing activity is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.


12. Data transmission to recipients outside the European Economic Area   

In Short:  Whenever possible and in the majority of cases your information will be stored within the European Union.

When using service providers (see section “Use of service providers”), personal data may be transferred and processed by recipients in countries outside the European Union ("EU"), Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (= European Economic Area), in particular the USA and India.

From the point of view of the EU, the following countries provide an adequate level of protection for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards (so-called adequacy decision): Andorra, Argentina, Canada (limited), Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Israel, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Uruguay. We agree with recipients in other countries to apply EU standard contractual clauses, binding company regulations or other applicable instruments (if any) in order to create an appropriate level of protection in accordance with the legal requirements. For more information, please use the contact details given in the section “Rights of the data subject” above.


13. Third-party tracking software used 

In Short:  We utilize third-party tracking software to optimize our website and services for you. The details of the tracking are outlined below.

CLOUDGEEKS receives assistance from outside service providers for certain technical data analysis, processing or storage processes (e.g. to obtain aggregated, non-personal statistics from data bases or for the storage of backup copies). These service providers are carefully selected and meet high data protection and data security standards. They are obligated to maintain strict confidentiality and process personal data only when commissioned to do so by CLOUDGEEKS and according to CLOUDGEEKS‘instructions. The legal basis for the involvement of such service providers is Article 28 GDPR.

a) Google Analytics
We use the web analysis tool "Google Analytics" to design our websites according to your needs. Google Analytics creates user profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your end device and accessed out by us.  In this way we are able to recognize and measure returning visitors.

The Google Analytics tool is provided by Google Ireland Limited and Google LLC. (USA) who support us as processors according to Art. 28 GDPR. The data processing can therefore also take place outside the EU or EEA. With regard to Google LLC (USA), no adequate level of data protection can be assumed due to the processing in the USA. There is a risk that authorities may access the data for security and surveillance purposes without you being informed or having the right to appeal. 

Please take this into account if you decide to give your consent to our use of Google Analytics. 

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent if you have given your consent via our consent banner, according to § 25 (1) TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR (consent for the data processing based on it). 

The transfer to a third country takes place on the basis of Art. 49 (1) (a)GDPR.  You can withdraw your consent at any time.

Please follow this link and make the appropriate settings via our banner.

b) Third party tracking technologies e.g. for advertising purposes
We use cross-device tracking technologies to help us show you targeted advertising on other websites based on your visit to our websites and to help us determine how effective our advertising efforts have been.

The legal basis for this data processing is your consent if you have given your consent via our consent banner, according to § 25 (1) TTDSG (consent for the setting or reading of cookies) in conjunction with. Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR(consent for the data processing based on it).

Your consent is voluntary and can be withdrawn at any time.

How does tracking work? 
When you visit our websites, it is possible that the third-party providers listed below may retrieve identification characteristics of your browser or terminal device (e.g. a browser fingerprint), evaluate your IP address, save or extract identification characteristics on your terminal device (e.g. cookies)or gain access to individual tracking pixels.

The individual characteristics can be used by these third parties to identify your terminal device on other websites. We may commission these third-party providers to show you advertisements based on the pages visited on our website.

What does cross-device tracking mean? 
If you log on to the third-party provider with your user data, the respective identification characteristics of different browsers and end device scan be linked with each other. For example, if the third-party provider has created a unique identifier for each laptop, desktop personal computer, smartphone or tablet you use, these individual identifiers can be associated with each other as soon as you log in to a third-party service using your login credentials. This allows the third party to target our advertising campaigns across multiple devices.

Which third-party providers do we use in this context? 
The third-party providers with whom we work for advertising purposes are listed below. If the data is processed outside the EU or EEA in this context, please note that there is a risk that local authorities may access the data for security and monitoring purposes without you being informed or having the right to appeal. Where we use providers in third countries without an adequate level of protection and you give your consent, the transfer to this third country is based on Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. 



14. Usage of Cookies 

In Short:  We may use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect and store your information.

On our website, we use cookies which are necessary in order for the site to function. Cookies are small text files that can be placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit.

A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. We do not use these necessary cookies for analysis, tracking or advertising purposes.
In some cases, these cookies only contain information on certain settings and cannot be linked to a person. They may also be necessary to enable user guidance, security and implementation of the site.

The legal basis for using these cookies is § 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG in conjunction with our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You can set your browser to inform you about the placement of cookies. This is in order to make the use of cookies transparent for you. You can also delete cookies or prevent the setting of new cookies at any time by using the appropriate browser settings. Please note that if you delete certain cookies, our web pages may not be displayed correctly, and some functions may no longer be available.

Information on the cookies we use and their functions can be found in our Cookie Statement

15. Cookie Statement

nformation on the cookies we use and their functions can be found in our Cookie Statement here.

 

Data Protection Officer:

Chief Data Privacy Officer
70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Germany