1. Who we are and what this policy is
Welcome to https://www.speedinvest.com, the website of Speedinvest GmbH, Praterstraße 1, 1020 Wien, Austria (FN 363581d) (“Speedinvest,” “we,” “us” and “our” etc.). We are a venture capital firm and an alternative investment fund manager. For additional information please visit https://www.speedinvest.com.
“Personal Information” means any information that either (a) personally identifies a natural person; or (b) pertains to an identifiable natural person, i.e. someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to his or her physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity, or (c) constitutes individually identifiable information about an individual consumer collected by us online through this website and that we maintain in an accessible form, or that (d) we are otherwise required to protect under applicable data privacy laws (including, but not limited to, national, international and supranational data protection and privacy laws, directives, regulations and comparable legal acts). Examples of Personal Information include your contact details such as your name, email address, birthday or phone number as well as information about your professional education and experience, skills, preferences, membership in professional organizations, etc.;
“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Information or on sets of Personal Information, whether or not by automated means, such as the collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, blocking, restriction, erasure or destruction;
“Sensitive Personal Information” means Personal Information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the Processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation; “Site” means / and all web pages hosted at that domain.
3. Processing of your personal information
We process personal data
- for the purposes of the performance of our (pre-) contractual duties (art 6 para 1 point b GDPR; eg in case we provide any information to you upon your request) according to our contractual relationship with you or
- for the purposes of our legitimate interests (eg, operation, analysis and improvement of our website, cookies). You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interests with effect for future processing activities (see under Section 5 “Your rights”)
Depending on your interaction with the Site, the following Personal Information is processed by us for the purposes as set out in the following:
3.1. Marketing activities
Our website provides you with the possibility to submit information regarding you and your company to us. We will process your personal data (name, address, e-mail-address) in order to provide you with alerts and information about news and developments as well as articles from experts and invitations to events of Speedinvest, in case you have expressed your interest in such information.
Session Cookies: These are cookies that allow our Site to collect information about what you do during a browsing session each time you visit the Site. When connecting to our server, your device will be allocated a session ID, which enables our server to identify your device during the session and facilitates Site usability. These cookies are temporary and are set to be deleted when you leave the Site;
Persistent Cookies: These are cookies that are stored by your Internet browser for more than a session and are set to expire within a defined time period. Persistent cookies enable us to remember your settings and information, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit our Site. They also measure how you use and interact with the Site and enable us to personalize the Site. For example, they may allow us to alter the rotation of images on the Site so that different images will be displayed on your next visit;
First-Party Cookies: These are cookies that we store and access on your device in our capacity as controller of your Personal Information when you visit our Site. They might include cookies related to third-party service providers, provided that we control and determine the purposes and means of the Processing of your Personal Information logged by such cookies. As a result, first-party cookies might log user-related Personal Information accessible to and Processed by third parties on our behalf and subject to our instructions.
Third-Party Cookies: These are cookies that are stored and accessed on your device by third parties determining the purposes and means of the Processing of your Personal Information logged by such cookies.
However, please be aware that this might render certain functions of our Site inoperable or more difficult to use. Depending on the Internet browser you use, you might also be able to specifically reject third-party cookies. In this context, please note, however, that third parties might still have access to your Personal Information to the extent that such information is logged by first-party cookies.
For additional information on first-party and third-party cookies used on our Site in the context of third-party services and for information on how you might stop such cookies from being stored on your device, please see “Third-Party Services” below.
3.3. Third-Party Services
On our Site, we might or will use the following services provided by third parties:
We use Google Analytics. This is a service by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google uses “Cookies”. Cookies are text files which will be stored on your computer and which enable us to analyze your use of our website applications.
The information about your use of our website (including your IP-address) generated by the Cookie will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored on this server. Google is registered with the “EU-US Privacy Shield”-program by the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information to analyze how you use our website and generate reports on the activities on our website for us in order to perform other services related to the use of our website and the use of the internet. Third party service providers, including Google, will generate advertisements on websites. Third party service providers, including Google, use stored Cookies in order to generate advertisements based on the prior visits of our website by a user. Google will transfer this information to third parties, if Google is legally obligated to do so or as far as third parties process this personal data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google connect your IP-address with other data owned by Google.
Our website uses Google Analytics with the “anonymizeIP” extension. All IP-addresses will be anonymized, excluding any personal references.
Our Site uses a java-script code of CloudFlare Inc (certified under the “EU-US Privacy Shield”), Inc 665 3rd St. 200, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. In case java-script is active with your browser and you have not installed a java-script blocking application, your browser may collect and transmit personal information to Cloudflare. Cloudflare provides web optimization and security services that use to improve and protect websites, including a reverse proxy, pass-through security service, and a content distribution network. Because Cloudflare is a reverse proxy, the IP addresses of Cloudflare may appear in WHOIS and DNS records for websites using the Services of Cloudflare. Speedinvest transmits personal data across the Cloudflare network. In order to block the use of java-script, you may install a java-scipt-blocking application (such as www.noscript.net). More information to the pricy protection of CloudFlare are available under: https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.
4. Data Security and Transfer of Data
We transfer personal data to third parties such as:
- Host providers: Hetzner Online GmbH, Germany
- Newsletter mailing: Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp, USA (certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement)
- Contact forms: Google LLC, USA (certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement); F Stack Ltd, England; Typeform, S.L., Spain;
We therefore comply with the provisions of Article 32 DSGVO in order to guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data and take appropriate technical and organisational security measures.
Notwithstanding efforts to maintain a consistently high level of due diligence, the possibility cannot be excluded that information that you provide to us via the Internet may be viewed and used by others. Please note that we therefore accept no liability whatsoever for the disclosure of information due to errors in data transmission and/or unauthorized access by third parties not caused by us (e.g. hacker attack on email accounts or telephone, interception of faxes).
5. Your rights
Right to information
As long as we process your Personal Information, you have the right to information about the purposes of Processing, the categories of personal data, the origin and the recipients of your personal data, the duration of storage. Your right to information might be subject to our professional duty of confidentiality.
Rectification and erasure of data
If we process inaccurate or incomplete Personal Information, you have the right to rectification of such data. If your Personal Information is processed unlawfully, you may also request us to erase your Personal Information. You may also request the erasure of your Personal Information if your data is processed unlawfully, subject to legal obligations preventing the erasure of your personal data.
Limitation of processing
You may request us to limit the processing of your Personal Information in certain cases.
You have the right to receive the Personal Information, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to direct transmission of those data to another controller as far as this is technically feasible.
Right to object
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of Personal Information concerning you which is based on our legitimate interests according to art 6 para 1 point f GDPR. If you object to processing of your Personal Information we shall cease to process this data unless our legitimate interests to processing your Personal Information prevail. Where Personal Information are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of Personal Information concerning you. In this case we will cease the processing or your Personal Information for marketing purposes immediately.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Austrian Data Protection Authority (Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde), Wickenburggasse 8, 1080 Wien, +43 1 531 15-202525, E-Mail: [email protected] if you believe that your rights to protection of your personal data have been infringed.