Data Protection Policy

Blue Ventures UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Last updated 17.07.2018
Definitions
Company means Blue Ventures, a registered German UG (haftungsbeschränkt).
GDPR means the General Data Protection Regulation.
Responsible Person means Johannes Ehrhardt, Founder and CEO of the Company.
Register of Systems means a register of all systems or contexts in which personal data is processed by the Company.
1. Data protection principles

The company is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR.

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

  1. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;
  2. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
  3. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;
  4. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;
  5. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and
  6. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”
2. General provisions
  1. This policy applies to all personal data processed by the company.
  2. The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for the companies ongoing compliance with this policy.
  3. This policy shall be reviewed at least annually.
3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing
  1. To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair and transparent, the company shall maintain a Register of Systems.
  2. The Register of Systems shall be reviewed at least annually.
  3. Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to the company shall be dealt with in a timely manner.
4. Lawful purposes
  1. All data processed by the company must be done on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests (see ICO guidance for more information).
  2. The company shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems.
  3. Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt-in consent shall be kept with the personal data.
  4. Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in the companies
5. Data minimisation
  1. The company shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.
6. Accuracy
  1. The company shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.
  2. Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to ensure that personal data is kept up to date.
7. Archiving / removal
  1. To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, the company shall put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process annually.
  2. The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.
8. Security
  1. The company shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern software that is kept-up-to-date.
  2. Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.
  3. When personal data is deleted this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.
  4. Appropriate back-up and disaster recovery solutions shall be in place.
9. Breach

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, the Company shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the relevant official authority in charge of national information security.

10. Use of Cookies

We use cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters.

  • Users are those people who have registered an account with this website.
  • On login, we use the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
  • After login, out site sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most website use.
  • We also set a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of the webiste, and possibly also the main site.
  • The cookies length can be communicated if requested from your end.

The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

We use cookies to bypass the password entry portion of this page. If WordPress recognizes that you have valid, non-expired cookies, you are directly logged in. If you don’t have the cookies, or they’re expired, or in some other way invalid (like you edited them manually for some reason), we will will require you to log in again, in order to obtain new cookies.

When you comment on a product on this page, you get cookies stored on your computer. This is purely a convenience, so that you won’t need to re-type all your information again when you want to leave another comment. Three cookies are set for commenters:

  • comment_author_{HASH}
  • comment_author_email_{HASH}
  • comment_author_url_{HASH}

The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.

11. Use of 3rd party services

What third-party cookies does ​Blue Excellence use? ​

Analytics companies like Google Analytics may place cookies on your device. Please read our partners’ privacy policies (linked below) to ensure that you’re comfortable with how they use cookies. We’ve also provided links to opt out of their services, if you’d like.

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12. What should you do if you don’t want cookies to be set?

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device to be intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although cookies are generally quite harmless, you may not, for example, want to see advertising that has been targeted to your interests using your browser history. If you prefer, you may choose to block some or all cookies, or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you should be aware that you might lose some functions of the website. If you want to restrict or block the cookies that are set by our Site, or any other site, you can do so through your browser setting.

The ‘Help’ function in your browser should explain how.

Alternatively, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will find general information about cookies and details on how to delete cookies from your machine. To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our Site, please refer to their websites for further information.

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