What is GDPR?
In 2016, the European Commission approved and adopted the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is a significant change in data protection regulation in the EU and replaces the existing legal framework (the Data Protection Directive and the various member state laws). It will come into effect from May 25, 2018 onwards.
Why is GDPR important?
GDPR introduces many new rights and obligations regarding how companies should protect individuals’ data that they process. It intends to strengthen and unify data protection for individual by increasing enforcement and creating a tiered penalty structure for breaches. We have reviewed the rules and policies and are taking the required steps to become compliant.
What has Techception done to comply with GDPR?
Our compliance and information security teams have got together to prepare our services for GDPR. We reviewed our data processing operations, and have made the necessary changes to our product and service. We have made changes in the following key areas:
GDPR Rights Disclosure
These Disclosures provide you with additional information about how Techception collects, uses, discloses, and otherwise processes your personal information (or “Personal Data,” as defined below) as a European Economic Area resident within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in relation to your use of the Website (as defined by the Techception Terms of Service at ttps://Techception.net/terms-of-use/).
If you have any questions about these Disclosures, you may contact Techception at Info@Techception.net.
Techception reserves the right to change the provisions of this GDPR Rights Disclosure at any time and without providing notice to you. The date of the most recent version of these Disclosures will appear at the top of this page. Accordingly, you should visit this Disclosures page periodically to review its provisions and note any changes that may affect you.
1. What is Personal Data?
Under the GDPR and as used in these Disclosures, “Personal Data” means information related to an identified or identifiable natural person who is identified or identifiable, directly or indirectly by means of reference to any particular identifier like name, identification number, location data, a web-based identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that person. Personal Information does not include any of the following: (i) a company registration number or generic company email address; (ii) aggregated or anonymized data that is not capable of being associated with you; and (iii) certain information that Techception, as a “service provider,” may process solely on behalf of its business customers. Techception may be responsible under the GDPR as the “controller” of your Personal Data.
2. What Personal Data is Collected?
3. How is Personal Data Used?
Under the GDPR, Techception may only use your Personal Data if it has a proper reason for using your Personal Data. Techception may use the Personal Information identified above as necessary in pursuit of the following business purposes: (i) providing or managing your access to the Services and any Website services, if and as applicable; (ii) auditing the transactions performed using the Services and managing Techception’s relationship with your or your company’s clients or platform users; (iii) communicating with you, such as by email, phone, push notifications, social media, or the Website; (iv) operating, evaluating, securing, enhancing, and improving Techception’s business, the Services, any Website services, and any other related products, services, or features; (v) recognizing you and remembering your information when you return to the Website or when you access or use the Services; (vi) curating and managing marketing campaigns and related business activities; (vii) debugging intended functionality of the Website or the Services; (viii) informing tests, training, research, analysis, and product development that supports the Website or the Services; (ix) preventing, detecting, and responding to system breaches or other security events; (x) defending, protecting, or enforcing Techception’s rights under any applicable agreements, terms, or conditions to which you or your company may have agreed; (xi) complying with legal process and any applicable legal or regulatory requirements; and (xii) fulfilling rights, enforcing obligations, and performing permitted activities within the scope of any applicable agreements, terms, or conditions Techception may have with you or your company.
4. When is Personal Data Disclosed?
5. What Are Your Rights?
As a resident of the European Economic Area (which, as of the revision date of this Policy includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Sweden), you may be eligible to exercise any of the following rights in relation to the Personal Data that Techception collects, subject to certain limitations under applicable law. Please direct all requests to exercise rights under these Disclosures to Techception in writing by emailing Info@Techception.net with the subject “EEA/GDPR Rights Request,” and identify your country of domicile. In each instance, Techception may need to verify your identity before it may process your request, such as by requiring you to log into your account or matching sufficient information provided by you with the information maintained in Techception’s systems (which may necessitate requesting additional Personal Information from you). Techception may in certain circumstances deny your request, particularly if Techception is unable to verify your identity.
6. How to File a GDPR Complaint?
While Techception hopes to resolve any questions, concerns, or requests to exercise rights concerning Techception’s collection and use of your Personal Data (please email Info@Techception.net), the GDPR affords you the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority of competent jurisdiction in the particular European Economic Area state where you work or reside, or where any alleged infringement of your rights under the GDPR occurred.
We reserve the right to make changes to this GDPR Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this GDPR Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated GDPR Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.