Privacy Policy

Data Protection Notice

The data protection information summarized here merely provides an overview of the collection and processing of your data.

1. Which personal data is collected?

When you visit our website, so-called server log files automatically store information.

When you create a profile at www.companisto.com: First and last name, email address, date and place of birth, address, bank details, tax ID number, summary of your investments.

When you create a company profile at Companisto: First and last name, email address, telephone number, company name.

If you use our contact form: Name, email address, the subject and your message.

2. What do we use your data for?

To use and operate our website and to provide our equity crowdfunding platform.

3. We also use your data for…

Your data will also be transmitted to service providers from third countries if this serves to support our contract fulfillment. However, we will not pass on your data to third parties without your express consent or a legal obligation to surrender them.

4. How long will your data be stored?

Personal data will be deleted no later than 6 months after termination of the relevant contract or upon request.

5. What are your rights?

  • You have the right, upon request and free of charge, to receive information on what data is stored about you.
  • If it turns out that the data stored about you is incorrect, you are entitled to a correction.
  • You have the right to have your data deleted as soon as it may no longer be stored.
  • You have the right to object to the future use of your data at any time.

6. Data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, you can contact our data protection officer Webersohn & Scholtz at the following email address:

datenschutz@companisto.com

Geprüfter Datenschutz - Webersohn und Scholtz

 

 

Privacy statement

The Companisto GmbH (hereafter "Companisto") is an equity-based crowdfunding platform. Any collection, processing, or use (hereafter "use") of data is carried out exclusively in order to deliver our services. Companisto's services have been designed with the goal to collect as little personal information as possible. Here, "personal information" refers to any individual details pertaining to personal or material relationships of identified or identifiable natural persons (the so-called "person concerned"). No data is relayed for marketing or sales purposes.

The following statements regarding Companisto's privacy policy describe what kind of information is collected from you, the purpose of collecting such information, and what we do with this information.

 

Responsible party

The responsible party per the European General Data Protection Guideline (GDPR) is:

Companisto GmbH
Köpenicker Str. 154
10997 Berlin, Germany

Represented by the managing directors Tamo Zwinge, LL.M and David Rhotert

 

Data protection officer

The data protection officer is:

Webersohn & Scholtz – external data protection

For questions related to data protection, you can contact Webersohn & Scholtz under the following e-mail address:

datenschutz@companisto.com

or by mail:

WS Datenschutz GmbH
- Privacy policy -
Meinekestraße 13
10719 Berlin, Germany

www.ws-datenschutz.de

 

1. Which information is collected?

a) When you visit our website

When you visit our website, our web servers temporarily store each access in a log file. The following data is recorded and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Identification data of the browser and operating system used
  • The website from which the access is made
  • Name of your Internet access provider

This data is processed for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment), system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure, and optimization of the Internet offering. The IP address is only evaluated in the event of attacks on our network infrastructure or the network infrastructure of our Internet provider.

b) Creating a user profile

When you create a profile on www.companisto.com, we use the following personal information for purposes related to the establishment, fulfillment, and execution of your contractual and usage agreements with us: first and last name, e-mail address, birthday and birthplace, address, bank details, tax ID number, a summary of your investments.

c) Creating a company profile

When you apply for an investment round at Companisto as a company and create a company profile, we use the following data, which can also be personal: First and last name, email address, telephone number, company name.

 

2. What do we use this data for?

When an initial investment is made or functions are first used that require registration, then your information is stored in order to create a customer profile. This ensures a quicker and more convenient investment process. After an investment is made, we display your first name, location, and the sum you invested on the website. The legal basis for this is point 6 article 1 lit. b) GDPR. The transmission of your data is always encrypted via TSL (Transport-Layer-Security, also known as SSL).

If you apply for an investment round on Companisto as a company and create a company profile, we save and process the information you have entered.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, your email address will only be used for your own advertising purposes.

 

3. How long will your data be stored?

When the contract has been completed or your customer account deleted, your data will be blocked in consideration of tax and commercial retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or if we have reserved a legally permitted further use of data, about which we will inform you accordingly below.

Data collected within the scope of contacting us (e.g. via contact form or email) will be deleted after final processing of your inquiry, provided you wish this and there are no legal storage obligations to prevent deletion.

No forwarding of personal information
Your personal information will not be forwarded without your explicit approval provided that nothing to the contrary to these privacy policies arises. Cases requiring us to hand over this data, such as a court order or other administrative orders, do not apply here.

 

4. Protecting your data

We have taken both technical as well as organizational measures to ensure that the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is respected both by us as well as the external service providers with which we cooperate.

If, in order to carry out our services, we work together with another company, such as email or server providers, then this partner is chosen after a strict vetting process is completed. When it comes to this selection procedure, each individual service provider is chosen according to their technical and organizational abilities pertaining to data protection matters. The selection procedure is documented in writing and a contract on processing data (contract data processing) can only be made if it meets the requirements of the point 28 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

Your details are stored on specially protected servers. Access to it is only possible for a few specially authorized persons. When you send us data via web forms, it is always transmitted via an encrypted connection (128-bit TLS).

 

5. Service providers from third countries

We use the support of service providers from third countries to provide our services. To ensure the protection of your personal data in this case as well, we conclude specially commissioned data processing contracts with each of the carefully selected service providers.

We make use of the support of the following providers:

  • Service providers through which Companisto sends emails
  • Service providers offering Companisto server storage

 

6. Data transmission to startups

When you provide us with data or we receive data from the tax authorities, we are entitled to use this data and to make it available to the startups in which you participate and their service providers. This way, we, the startups, or their service providers can make payments to you from the investments (e.g. interest or loan repayments) and the corresponding registrations, in particular capital gains tax, solidarity surcharge and, if applicable, church tax at the responsible authorities. This applies particularly but not exclusively to your first and last name, your gender, your address data, your participation amount, your bank details, information on exemption orders, and your tax identification number.

You agree that we, the startups in which you participate, and their service providers may request your church tax characteristics from the Federal Central Tax Office and any other competent authority so that we can pay the church tax for you if necessary. You can object to the publication of your data by the Federal Central Tax Office. To do this, you must issue a lock note to the Federal Central Tax Office. Once a blocking notice has been issued, it remains valid until revoked in writing.

 

7. Use of Cookies

a) In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk associated with the browser you use and through which Companisto or the site that sets the cookie obtains certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. We use them to analyze the use of www.companisto.com in anonymized or pseudonymized form and to present interesting offers on this website to the user.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes most of the cookies we use. These particularly include session cookies, which store a so-called session ID and with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

d) Our partner companies are not permitted to collect, process, or use personal data via our website using cookies.

 

8. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. This is a service for analyzing visits to Google, Inc.'s website. ("Google") and enables us to improve our web presence. Cookies enable us to analyze how you use our internet presence. The information gathered by cookies (IP address, time of access, access time) is transferred to a Google server located in the United States and stored there. The evaluation of your activities on our internet presence is sent to us in report form. Google may also forward the collected information to third parties provided that this is legally required or as long as third parties process this data for Google.

The Google tracking code of our internet presence uses the function "_anonymizeIp()", which only processes IP addresses in a shortened fashion in order to prevent any personal data from being deduced. You can also prohibit Google analytics from being installed through a corresponding setting in your browser software. In such cases, however, it could be the case that all of our web presence’s functions may not work as they are intended to. Browser add-ons, like http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de, can check and deactivate Google Analytics. You can find more detailed information on Google Analytics' terms of use and data protection at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html.

 

9. Facebook Social Plugins

We use Social Plugins ("plugins") from the social network, facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). These plugins can be recognized through a Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" symbol) or through an additional label that reads "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook's Social Plugins can be seen here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. If a user calls up a website that contains such a plugin, then the browser automatically creates a direct connection to Facebook's servers. The content of this plugin is directly transferred to your browser by Facebook and then integrated into the website from the browser. We do not have any influence regarding the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin. As a result, we inform our users on this matter to the best of our knowledge.

By incorporating the plugins, Facebook receives information indicating that a user has called up a certain page of a given web presence. When logged in to the social network, Facebook is able to recognize visits to sites and match these to the visiting user's Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, e.g. by activating the Like button or sharing a comment, then this information is transferred from your browser directly to Facebook and saved there. If a user doesn't have a Facebook account, then it may still be possible for Facebook to discover their IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are saved. More on the purpose, scope, and any additional processing and usage of this data by Facebook as well as the relevant laws and configuration options related to user privacy can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If a user is also a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data on them through this web presence and connect these to their account, then they need to log off of Facebook prior to visiting the web presence. It's also possible to block Facebook Social Plugins with add-ons for your browser.

Our web pages are integrated with remarketing tags of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA: When you visit our website, a direct connection is established between your browser and Facebook via remarketing tags. Through this, Facebook receives information that you visited our website using your IP address. This allows Facebook to match visits made to our site to your user account. Information received in this manner can then be used in order to display Facebook ads. We'd like to point out that we, as the operator of these web pages, do not receive any information on the content of the transferred data and are also not informed about how this data is exploited. For more information on this topic, please find Facebook's privacy statement under: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. In case you do not wish that any data is collected via Custom Audience, then you can deactivate Custom Audiences under https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences.

 

10. Cookies by AdRoll

Cookies are deposited onto your computer when browsing through our web pages. This is done so that we can better understand our perspective clients. With AdRoll (a partner for display ads) we're able to present you with retargeting advertisements on other websites. These are deployed based on your previous interactions with our website. The techniques that our partners employ do not collect any personal information, such as names, e-mail addresses, addresses, or telephone numbers. This website allows you to opt out of targeted advertisements by AdRoll and its partners.

 

11. Newsletter

In addition to providing our services (main purpose), we also use your data for secondary purposes related to the main purpose. A secondary purpose is, for example, to send you information about new web and service offers from us by email. The dispatch thereof takes place according to this data protection declaration. You may object to such use of your data at any time if you do not wish such use. Please contact our data protection officer at the above mentioned contact address. You will not incur any additional costs for exercising your objection other than the usual telecommunications costs.

Under no circumstances will your data be given to third parties for advertising purposes. By creating a user account with us, we reserve the right to send you investment information on Companisto to your mailing address. You are can rescind your consent to receive newsletters and postal mailings at any time, e.g. by sending an e-mail to info@companisto.com or writing to the address above.

By subscribing to our newsletter you receive it until you unsubscribe. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for this service, i.e. you will receive an email in which you must confirm that you are the owner of this email address and wish to receive this newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time either by using the link at the end of each newsletter or by unsubscribing from the newsletter subscription in the settings in your profile. Alternatively, you can inform us by email (with subject: unsubscribe).

 

12. Your rights

  • You reserve the right to obtain information regarding any personal details or any data that has been stored in a pseudonym to which you have been assigned. Furthermore, you reserve the right to demand that your personal information is deleted, blocked, or corrected. Naturally, you can always correct the data stored in your profile yourself immediately. You always have the right to receive your profile data in a common machine-readable form.
  • You are free to object to the use of your data in the future at any time.
  • You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

 

13. How to exercise these rights

Information requests require details on your identity to be made as well as proof of evidence that this information applies to you. This information pertains to: personal information that has been saved; the origin of this data; the recipients or the type of recipients to which the data was transferred; and the purpose for which this data was stored. To exercise these rights, please contact our data protection officer:

Webersohn & Schultz - external data protection

datenschutz@companisto.com

or via mail

WS Datenschutz GmbH
Meinekestraße 13
10719 Berlin, Germany

 

14. Right of modification

We reserve the right to modify our privacy policy provided that this is done in compliance with statutory law.

Last updated: May 2018

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