Data Privacy

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH Data Privacy

Giesecke+Devrient Currency Technology GmbH, Prinzregentenstr. 159, 81677 Munich, Germany (“G+D Currency Technology”, “we” or “us”) would like to welcome you on its websites located at www.gi-de.com/currency-technology. Your privacy and the protection of your personal data are of utmost importance to us. Therefore, this Privacy Policy explains how we safeguard your privacy when you share your personal information with us via the website. If you are located outside the European Union or European Economic Area, in as far as legally required due to the laws applicable subject to your location, access to and use of the website by you implies your full acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

Personal Data

“Personal data” is of any information that can identify or make an individual identifiable. This includes, for example, your first and last name, title, company, postal address, email address, telephone number, mobile number, username and password, and any information you may provide in free text fields or other message you send to us.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

We collect, process or use your personal data for the following purposes depending on the nature of your interaction with our website: We may respond to your enquiries for customer relationship management purposes, send you newsletters if you have registered accordingly, or customize our Website as is further explained in our Cookie Policy. When you download software that we offer, we may also collect information required for authentication purposes. When you register for a congress or an event, we will collect information required for your admittance to and organization of such events. Furthermore, your browser communicates your IP address automatically when you are visiting our website. We will use your personal data only to the extent necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and will retain it for these purposes or as required by applicable law and then delete it. In as far as possible, we will attempt to use only anonymous information or pseudonyms if the use of personal data is not required. Any personal data collected may be stored in a data filling system for which G+D Currency Technology is the data controller.

Data Sharing and Transfer to Third Parties

Your personal data is not shared with any third parties unless you have consented to such transfer or this is permitted by applicable laws, for example, where this is required for the performance of a contract with you. In case of an inquiry by you which relates to subsidiaries of the G+D Group (“Group Companies”) residing in other countries, this inquiry along with the information required to respond to you will be forwarded to the relevant Group Company. Such Group Companies may be located outside your country of residence, including countries outside the European Union (“EU”) or European Economic Area (“EEA”). You can view a list of the Group Companies at the end of this page. In addition, we may use data processors located outside your country of residence, including countries outside the EU or EEA, i.e. companies that act as a service provider on our behalf and solely subject to our instructions in relation to any processing of personal data. Please note that the G+D Group has taken appropriate measures with all its Group Companies or other data processors in order to provide an adequate level of data protection in line with applicable requirements.

(Re)Marketing Services by Google

(Re)Marketing services (“marketing services”) is a service provided by Google. Marketing services allow us to display more targeted advertising to potentially interested parties. When users are shown advertisements for products in which they have already shown interest, this is referred to as remarketing. This is made possible through the use of (re)marketing tags when you access our website, and other websites on which marketing services are active. These tags create cookies, which are text files that are stored on your end device and which allow your use of the website to be analyzed.

Your data will be processed in connection with marketing services in pseudonymized form. From the perspective of Google, advertisements are therefore not delivered to a specific person, but rather to specific – anonymized – cookie-holders. This is not the case if you, as a user, agree anything to the contrary and have given Google your consent accordingly. Otherwise, all data will be transmitted to Google’s servers in the USA in an anonymized form and manner, and stored there.

We use the “Google Ads” advertising application (formerly Google AdWords) in connection with marketing services. Google Ads generates what are known as conversion cookies for Ads customers.

Our Cookie Policy provides further details on the individual cookies used in this respect.

For more information on how your data are used by Google for marketing purposes, please visit: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads

You can find the Google Privacy Policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

If you wish to opt out of internet-based advertising via Google marketing services, you can use the setting and opt-out options provided by Google at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

LinkedIn Insight Tag

We also use the LinkedIn Insight Tag in our online content, on the basis of our legitimate interests with regard to the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online content and for the purposes of same. The LinkedIn Insight Tag is a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that we add to our website to allow for in-depth campaign reporting and in order to access valuable information about our users. This allows us to track conversions, retarget visitors to our website and view additional information about our ads. The LinkedIn Insight Tag makes it possible to collect data about visits to our website including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties, time stamp and pages accessed. These data are encrypted and anonymized within seven days, and the anonymized data are deleted within 90 days.

However, these data are stored and processed by LinkedIn. We will provide you with information about this to the best of our knowledge. LinkedIn can associate these data with your LinkedIn account and may also use them for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the LinkedIn Privacy Policy (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy). LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings.

You can prevent the collection of your data via the LinkedIn tag by clicking the link below. This will allow you to install an opt-out cookie which prevents your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future. [Install opt-out cookie].

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that websites save onto your computer via your web browser. Cookies serve different purposes. Please refer to our Cookie Policies for further details on how we use cookies and how to opt out.

Children's Privacy

G+D Currency Technology recognises the need to adequately protect the privacy of children and/or users who are under the age of 18 (“minors”). Our website is not intended for minors. G+D Currency Technology does not target its website to minors and does not knowingly collect personal data from Minors without parental or guardian consent.

Security

G+D uses technical and organizational security measures, in particular access, availability and input controls including encryption methods and means of protection of media utilizing personal data, as well as the assignment of qualified personnel which is responsible for the security of personal data, to ensure that the personal data you provide cannot be undermined by unauthorised, accidental or deliberate manipulation, damage, loss, deletion, or unauthorized access, processing or disclosure. Our security measures are continually upgraded and adjusted in line with the current state of knowledge. Due to the nature of the internet, a transmission of information may be not always be completely secure. Hence, we cannot ensure the security of your personal data during a transfer over the Internet to our website. Once we have received your personal data, however, we will use the appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data.

Links to other websites

Our Website may contain links to other websites which are not owned or operated by G+D Currency Technology. G+D Currency Technology has no control over and is not responsible for either the content or privacy practices of these websites. For information on their privacy practices please review their policies.

Social Media such as LinkedIn

If you wish, you may follow us on Facebook and other third-party social media platforms (e.g. LinkedIn). Should you choose to do so, we will process the respective personal data you provide to us, or which the respective platform operator provides to us in relation to you, insofar as any such data are made available to us. Pursuant to Article 26 GDPR, we and the platform operator are joint controllers with regard to these personal data.  You can control your own privacy settings in connection with a social media platform.

Our processing of your personal data in connection with our social media content is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1) point f of the GDPR. For technical reasons, we need to process certain personal data in order to provide our social media content (e.g. IP address; personal data you have provided to the respective platform operator or to us).

In connection with the required balancing of interests, we have evaluated your interest in the confidentiality of your respective data against our interests with regard to the provision of our social media content. Our legitimate interest overrides your interests in terms of confidentiality in this regard, since we are otherwise unable to provide our social media content to you.

We use service providers to provide our social media content (e.g. LinkedIn). The data transmitted to us in connection with our social media content are also automatically transmitted to the respective social media platform operator.

Contact, Access and Correction of Personal Data

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to access or correct your personal data or request their deletion or want to file any complaints in relation to the processing of your personal data to us or the competent regulator please refer to the contact details posted at the top of this privacy policy. We will aim to respond to you as soon as possible, however, if your inquiry requires more detailed consideration, we will acknowledge receipt of your complaint and we may ask you to provide further information about your inquiry and the outcome you are seeking. If you are required to duly sign your request and sent it to us due to the laws applicable subject to your location, we will inform you accordingly.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend or update this Privacy Policy at any time in order to reflect our then current handling of personal data. Any such amendments or updates will be posted on this site.

Effective date: May 25, 2018