PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

Vector Engineers, as a data controller, respects your personal data when using our digital media (such as our websites, mobile applications, our social network pages, any online forms to subscribe to our events, etc.) or contact us online.

The purpose of this Personal Data Protection Policy is to inform you about how:

On the other hand, the private company under the name “VECTOR ENGINEERS PRIVATE COMPANY”, which is based in Athens, 3, Skouze Street,,  with VAT number 800765232, A Athens Tax Office, legally represented pursuant to Greek Laws, (hereinafter referred to as “Vector Engineers”, “We” or “Us”), collects, stores and processes your Personal Data through any digital media managed by Vector Engineers (hereinafter referred to as “Digital Media”).

Subjects:

1. What personal data do we collect about you and how do we collect it?

2. How and why do we use detection technologies?

3. For what purposes do we use your personal data and on which legal basis?

4. What happens if you do not wish to provide your personal information?

5. To whom do we disclose your personal information and why?

6. How long do we keep your personal information?

7. How do we safeguard your personal information?

8. What are your rights regarding your personal data?

9. How do we process children's personal data?

10. How can you contact us or lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority?

11. Changes to the Personal Data Protection Policy

1. What personal data do we collect about you and how do we collect it?

Personal Data is collected only for the purposes set forth in Section 3 below.

The types and amount of information collected about the above mentioned features and services may be updated and may vary depending on the activities of Vector Engineers.

Subject to the requirements of applicable law, we may use various technologies to collect and provide information on how to access and use our Digital Media. We can also use demographic information about users of our Digital Media, which we may obtain from third parties, such as Google or the social media you use (hereinafter referred to as “Usage Information”).  The Usage Information may refer to the pages you have visited, the time when you view them, in what language, including demographic information about you (such as age, gender, and interests, if any), and the pages you visited before viewing the current page, etc.

 2. How and why do we use detection technologies?

Vector Engineers uses detection technologies, such as cookies, IP addresses, or a log file. Detection technologies help us customize our Digital Media according to your personal needs.

  • We use Cookies to better understand how visitors use our Digital Media, as well as the tools and services offered, and to improve their use and functionality. With your consent, where required by law, our Digital Media uses cookies and similar technologies (hereinafter referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are small files which are installed on your device and serve a variety of purposes, such as effective website navigation, memorizing your preferences, and improving your overall experience. The use of cookies in our Digital Media allows you to seamlessly enjoy our site and enables us to more precisely analyze how you use it.
  •  An IP address is a number used by computers on the network to detect your computer each time you connect to the Internet. We may monitor IP addresses for the following reasons, inter alia: (i) troubleshooting, (ii) site security maintenance, (iii) restricted access to our Digital Media to comply with applicable laws or contractual limitations, and (iv) a better understanding of how our Digital Media is used.
  •  We (or a third party on our behalf) may collect information in the form of log files that record activity on our Digital Media and collect statistics on user browsing habits. These entries are created anonymously and help us to collect (among others) (i) the type of a user’s browser and its operating system, (ii) information about a user's session (such as the URL through which they connect, the date and time they visited our Digital Media, what pages they visited on our Digital Media and for how long and (iii) other similar navigation or clickstream data. We may also use the information we collect in the log file for internal marketing and demographic purposes so that we can continuously improve and customize the online services we provide. Log files are only used internally and are not linked to a specific user.

 3. For what purposes do we use your personal data and on which legal basis?

We collect information about you:

  • To respond to a service request or to perform a contract
  • When you subscribe to our Digital Media (mobile app, websites, social media, etc.), your personal data is used to provide you with the relevant features and services to which you have subscribed and to offer you the benefits and the privileges you usually get through your subscription (e.g. receiving selected updates at the time of your subscription, invitations for events, participation in prize draws, etc.).
  •  To send you notifications about your transactions or corporate news: (e.g., confirmation email when you sign up or unsubscribe from a specific activity), as well as some announcements related to the services offered (e.g. notifications regarding privacy updates, features or programs that are no longer available, changes to our online services or technical support policies, or other related changes).
  • To send you promotional updates if you have given your consent:
  •  And this is because Vector Engineers really wants to serve you in the best possible way:

Subject to your consent when required, we may sometimes combine, update or otherwise improve the personal data collected through our Digital Media with or taking into account, respectively, data obtained from external files or from third parties. For example, we may combine clearly demographic or survey information (e.g. age, gender, household information and other interests, etc.) that are not linked to personal information about you, with personal information collected through our offers (such as upon your registration).

We may use the above-mentioned information and/or demographic data for internal marketing or demographic purposes and constantly improve, personalize and customize the products and services we offer to better meet your needs. Some of the tools we use may include automated individual decision making, in accordance with applicable law.

We will ensure that your Personal Data is kept up-to-date and avoid duplicate entries in our database by verifying each of your interactions with us to determine if your Personal Data are correct or need to be updated or supplemented with additional information.

Vector Engineers may process personal data related to automated decision making, including execution of a contract (e.g. avoiding illegal payments) or with your explicit consent, to better serve your needs according to your preferences.

4. What happens if you do not wish to provide your personal information?

If you choose not to submit Personal Data when requested, you may not be able to participate in certain activities and personalized functions while our Digital Media services and special offers may be limited. For example, if you do not wish to register your email, you will not be able to receive our newsletters or otherwise subscribe to our Digital Media. However, to simply browse around our Digital Media and learn more about Vector Engineers and our services, you do not need to provide us with your Personal Data. In any case, we will always keep you informed in relation to the Personal Data necessary to benefit from a service.

 5. To whom do we disclose your personal information and why?

  Within Vector Engineers

Vector Engineers may disclose, for the purposes set forth in Section 3, your personal data to companies and to any third parties, as mentioned below.

  •  With third parties

Vector Engineers may also share your personal information with third parties, but only in the following cases:

  • For supporting reasons: We may use service providers, agents, or contractors for marketing purposes, if you give your consent,

 to support the internal functions of our Digital Media and to help us manage them or the various functions, programs and promotions available to them. Any third party will, at any time, provide the same levels of security as regards your Personal Data as Vector Engineers, and where required, be bound by a legal agreement to keep your Personal Data private, secure and processed only under these specific instructions by Vector Engineers.

  •  For joint and co-funded programs and advertising purposes: When we organize a joint or co-funded program or promotional activity on our Digital Media with another company, organization or other reliable third party and, as part of this event, we collect or process Personal Data, we may forward your Personal Data to our affiliate or sponsor, only if you consent, where required. If your Personal Data is collected by (or forwarded to) a company other than Vector Engineers as part of this promotion, we will let you know at the time that such personal information will be collected.
  • For legal recourse and safety purposes: We may also disclose your Personal Data if required by law or, if, at our discretion and in good faith, such action is reasonably necessary in order for us to comply with legal procedures, respond to any claims or protect the security or rights of our company, our customers or the public.
  • In the event of a merger or acquisition of all or part of Vector Engineers by another company, or in the event that Vector Engineers would sell or own all or part of its business, the acquirer would have access to the information held by Vector Engineers, including Personal Data, in accordance with applicable law. Similarly, Personal Data may be promoted as part of a corporate reorganization, insolvency proceeding or other similar event, if permitted so by applicable law.

 6. How long do we keep your personal information?

We store the personal data you send us through our Digital Media in our databases, as long as your account is active, during the validity period of our contract or according to your needs, to provide you with the services you requested or to answer questions or solve problems and provide new and improved services. We may also retain your Personal Data in accordance with our respective internal procedures, as required to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Therefore, we may retain your Personal Data even after you stop using Vector Engineers services or our Digital Media under the limitation scheme.

 7. How do we safeguard your personal information?

Vector Engineers takes all necessary technical and organizational measures to protect the confidentiality and security of your Personal Data collected by this Website and our applications, including sensitive Personal Data. These efforts include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) storage of your Personal Data in secure not publicly accessible operating environments accessible only by Vector Engineers authorized employees, agents and contractors and (ii) verification of the identities of registered users before they can access the personal data we maintain about them.

Although we try our best, we cannot guarantee the security of such data. However, we promise to inform the competent authorities of any possible data breach. We will also let you know if there is a threat to your rights or interests. We will do everything we can to prevent a data breach and help the authorities if there are any such breaches.

8. What are your rights regarding your personal data?

  • If your personal data has been processed with your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
  •  You may request access to your personal data.
  • You may request that your personal data be corrected if it is inaccurate, incomplete or outdated.
  • You may request the deletion of your Personal Data: (i) if it is no longer necessary for processing the data, (ii) if you have withdrawn your consent to the processing of data solely on the basis of such consent, (iii) if you do not agree with the processing of your Personal Data, (iv) if the processing of the Personal Data is illegal, (v) if the Personal Data must be deleted in order for Vector Engineers to comply with any legal obligation.
  •  You can request the restriction of processing (i) if you contest the accuracy of your Personal Data to allow Vector Engineers to verify their accuracy, (ii) if you wish to limit your Personal Data, rather than deleting it, despite the fact that the processing is illegal, (iii) if you want Vector Engineers to store your Personal Data because you need it for your defense regarding legal claims (iv) if you disagree with the processing, but if Vector Engineers conducts a control to check if it has legitimate reasons for such processing, it may override your own rights; (v) if the data processing is based on the legitimate interest of Vector Engineers
  • You may request the transfer of the Personal Data you have provided to us, especially if their processing is based on your consent or the performance of a contract.
  •  You always have the option of not sharing your personal information with us. By making this choice, you might not have access to some features and services.
  •  You have the right to deny the processing of your Personal Data by us, even for internal marketing purposes based on your profile.

Under local laws, you also have the right to give general or specific instructions about how your personal data is processed under this Policy after your death.

 9. How do we handle children's personal data?

By using the Vector Engineers Sites you confirm that you are over sixteen years old. If you are under the age of sixteen you should abstain from any use of the Sites as well as any provision of your personal data without the consent of the person who exercises parental responsibility. The company shall bear no responsibility for the breach of these obligations.

10. How can you contact us or the competent supervisory authority?

If you have any questions, complaints, or comments about this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact us at:

 VECTOR ENGINEERS PC,

Athens, 3, Skouze St. 105 60

 or by sending an e-mail to: privacy@vectorengineers.gr