Updated on June 19, 2018
Once you accept this Policy, it becomes a binding contract between you and us. Please read the Policy carefully.
‘Personal Data ’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
‘Controller ’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
‘Processing ’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
Please contact us with any problems, questions or suggestions that you may have. The constant development of the internet requires occasional adjustments to our Policy. We retain the right to make changes when necessary.
Controller of your Personal Data :
6340 Baar, Switzerland
T: +41 [ 41 ]7686680
Visiting our Website (without registration)
When you visit our Website, we process usage data about your use of our Website (the “ Session Data ”), such as how our Website is navigated, how many visitors arrive at the Website, the length and frequency of stays at the Website, the language and country preferences selected by our visitors, the types of browsers and computer operating systems used by our visitors, and Internet Protocol (" IP ") addresses from which our visitors connect to our site (meaning the address that identifies the device you use to connect to our site). We process Session Data to analyse the Internet traffic on our Website and to improve the way our Website functions.
Using the Services (with registration)
To provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time, we will process the following information about you, which you shared with us when opening or updating your account (collectively, the “ Personal Data ”):
your first name, middle name, last name, email address, nationality, education, degree, title, alumni, profession, occupation, function, gender, bio, relationship status, religion, hobbies, preferred languages, spoken languages, birthdate, city of birth, country of birth, country of residence, city of residence, work history, website, username, password, IP address, mobile phone number, phone number, profile picture, uploaded photos, uploaded videos, general interests, preferred books, groups, currency, investment interests, collector interests, investment preferences, strategy stocklists and countries/regions, investment amount and your user contacts
content you upload, post and share in the Services, including but not limited to your investment preferences and choices, asset description and photos (including metadata attached to photos), contributions, comments, group memberships, electronic correspondence with us and other users
information on who you follow and who follows you; notification settings
usage information, such as date, time, duration and frequency of your use of the Services, how you navigate through the Services, the number and duration of visits to the Website, the types of browsers and computer operating systems you use
information from affiliates and our advertising partners, customers and other third parties that participate in the placing of advertising and other services in the Services
If you decide to register with us, we may process the Personal Data for the purpose of managing and providing the Services offered on the Website, preventing the misuse of our Services and for market research and direct marketing by telephone, text messaging (SMS), picture messaging (MMS) and emails on products, initiatives and events of the meetinvest group of companies, and to build individual and group profiles (profiling).
We may also use your Personal Data to suggest to you other users with similar investment interests so that you can get in touch and interact with them.
In light of the importance of protecting children’s privacy, we do not collect, process or use on our Website any information relating to an individual whom we know to be under 16 years old without the prior, verifiable consent of his or her legal representative.
We may share any Session Data and Personal Data with other members of the meetinvest group of companies for the purposes stated in this Policy and with third-party service providers (the “ Service Providers ”) for obtaining professional, technical or organizational services that are functional to the managing of the Services. The Service Providers will process the Session Data and Personal Data as data processors on our behalf. We may also share your Personal Data with affiliates and third parties for them to help us provide, understand and improve the Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.
Some of this data may be stored or processed at computers located in other jurisdictions, [such as the United States], whose data protection laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate protections are in place to require the data processor in another country to maintain protections on your Personal Data that are equivalent to those that apply in the country in which you live.
We may also share your Session Data and Personal Data if we consider it necessary or appropriate to do so: in order to comply with any applicable laws and regulations; in the case of judicial proceedings, request by competent courts and authorities or other legal obligation; and to protect or to defend our rights and property.
We may share or disclose your aggregated, anonymized or otherwise non-personal information, such as “helpful” clicks or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or similar reports to third-party advertisers.
The Website use “Google Analytics”, a software program provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that uses first-party cookies and text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device to track your Website use and help us understand how you engage with the Website. These cookies are used to collect information such as the time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the Website before and what web page referred you to the Website The information generated by the cookie includes information about your computer, IP address, operating system and browser type and is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other website activity and internet related services. In addition, Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the storage of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, in this case, you may not be able to use all features of the Website. Furthermore, you can prevent the sending and use of the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) to Google by downloading and installing the plugin available at the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
We maintain technical and organizational security procedures to maintain the security of your Session Data and Personal Data, as well as to safeguard your Session Data and Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental loss, alteration, disclosure or access. Our security procedures include contractual terms with any Service Provider to ensure that they protect the security and confidentiality of your Session Data and Personal Data in accordance with our standards. However, please be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information through the Internet and other online or electronic transmission systems and that we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted in this way. The servers on which your Personal Data is stored are located in Europe and the United States.
We only retain personal data for as long as is necessary for us to render a service you have requested or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by law (e.g. in connection with a pending litigation).
You have the right to request from the Controller (1) access to and (2) rectification or (3) erasure of your Personal Data or (4) restriction of processing of your Personal Data as well as you can (5) object to the processing of your Personal Data. In addition, you have (6) a right to data portability. Just send an e-mail to the Controller of your Personal Data at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact him/her at the address as set forth above under the section ‘Contact Details’.
You have the right at any time to withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data for the future. For clarifications sake such withdrawal will, however, not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. Again, just send an e-mail to the Controller of your Personal Data: email@example.com or contact him/her at the address as set forth above under the section ‘Contact Details’.
We may modify, change or amend this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of the relevant modification, change or amendment by email and place a notice on meetinvest at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the modification, change or amendment becoming effective. If you disagree with the relevant modification, change or amendment, you may deactivate your personal account and discontinue your use of the Services.
If you have any questions or concerns about: (a) access to Session Data and/or Personal Data; (b) the processing of Session Data and Personal Data; or (c) this Policy or our information handling practices; (d) with whom your Session Data and Personal Data is shared, or if you need further assistance with respect to our Policy, you may contact us by regular mail or email as follows: meetinvest AG, Lindenstrasse 4, 6340 Baar, Switzerland, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to respond to your questions or concerns promptly after we receive them.