Data protection policy

Financial Transparency Advisors are committed to protecting your personal rights and to treating any personal information with the utmost care and confidentiality. We handle and store any personal information gathered when you visit our websites in accordance with the current statutory provisions pertaining to the protection of personal data under the applicable General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The following gives an overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below:

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Some data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

Some  personal data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

 

CONTACT FORM

Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

 

SERVER-LOG-FILES

We record your visit to our webpages automatically in a log file. In doing so, the following data is processed:

  • the browser type and version
  • the operating system used by you
  • the referrer URL (the previously visited website)
  • the time of access

This is necessary in order to ensure website security. We process the Data accordingly on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.  We are not able to identify you from this data. The data will not be combined with data from other sources. We are uphold the right to review the data if it is required for the clarification of or as evidence for specific infringements which have emerged.

 

COOKIES

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer, enabling the website to recognise your device when you return to the page in the future. Information contained in cookies is used to manage web sessions, as well as to balance loads on the server and for analytical purposes (Matomo cookies). It is also used to increase the security of our applications and to make them more adaptable and easier to use. This allows us to optimise the user friendliness of our website. No personal data is stored in the cookies used on our website.

You can disable cookies by changing the settings in your browser. Should you choose to block cookies, this will not affect your general ability to use our website.

 

SSL ENCRYPTION

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

INFORMATION, BLOCKING, DELETION

You are always entitled to the following rights: right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction of processing, right to data portability, right to withdraw consent and right to object. If you have any queries, please contact us.

Here you can find a link to the European consumer complaint platform:  http://ec.europa.eu/odr. The Online Dispute Resolution website is an official website managed by the European Commission dedicated to helping consumers and traders resolve their disputes out-of-court. If you have any queries you can also contact us directly.