Data Privacy Statement

1. An overview of data protection

General

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

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required site notice.

How do we collect your data?

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

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data (e.g. such data as to which 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. 

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyse how our visitors use the site.

What rights have you got regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, their origin, their recipients, and the purpose of their collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that they be corrected, blocked, or deleted. If you have any further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection you can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice below. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authority. 

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This is primarily done by using cookies and so called analyser programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you in our Data Privacy Statement below on how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with the help of which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would also like to point out that any 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.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Florian Warnemünde
Motzstraße 57, 10777 Berlin
Telefon: 030 49 90 84 80
E-Mail: info@virtus-investment.de

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, or the like).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations can only be carried out with your express consent. You may revoke any consent you once gave at any time with future effect. An informal email to us making this request is sufficient. The rightfulness of any data processing having taken place before we receive your request will remain unaffected.

Right to file complaints with the competent regulatory authorities

In the case of a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected has the right to file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process on the basis on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract automatically handed over to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent which is technically feasible.

SSL encryption or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential contents, such as the enquiries 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 encryption or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the statutory provisions, you have the right to be provided free of charge at any time with information about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. And if applicable you also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. If you have further questions on the topic of personal data you can contact us at any time using the address given in our notice concerning the party responsible for this website.

Objection against promotional emails

We hereby prohibit the use of any contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The operators of the websites reserve the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.

3. Data protection officer

Legally required data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:

Florian Warnemünde
Motzstraße 57, 10777 Berlin
Telefon: 030 49 90 84 80
E-Mail: info@virtus-investment.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help us make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit to our website. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until deleted by you. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you next visit our site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence f of DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for data processing is article 6, paragraph 1, sentence f of DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation), which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

Contact form

Should you send us enquiries via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your enquiry 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 article 6, paragraph 1, sentence a of DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation). You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The rightfulness of any data processing having taken place before we receive your request will remain unaffected.

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.

Storage of the IP address

Our comment function stores the IP addresses of the users who write comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before activation, we need this information in order to be able to take legal action against the author in case of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

Subscription to comments

As a user of the page you can subscribe to comments after having registered. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the given email address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info mails. The data entered in the course of you subscription to comments will be deleted in this case; however, if you have submitted this information to us for other purposes and elsewhere (e.g. newsletter ordering), they will remain with us.

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, organization or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of article 6, paragraph 1, sentence b of DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation), which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process, and use personal data on the usage of our website (user data) only insofar as this is necessary in order to enable the user to use the service or for invoicing purposes.

The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Mandatory data retention periods remain unaffected by this provision.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to use Google Maps services, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing design of our website and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to article 6, paragraph 1, sentence f of DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation)

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.