Last Updated 31 July 2019
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal Data may include information such as personal and professional contact details, social security numbers, address, payment information, and cookies placed on a device;
“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; and
2. PURPOSE AND LEGAL BASIS
Within the scope of the agreement between the Company and you, the customer, and in order to fulfill our obligations as a provider of the Services, we Process the Personal Data that you have provided to us. The Processing of Personal Data is, in this respect, necessary to provide, operate and improve the Services.
The Company may as well Process your Personal Data if there is a legal obligation to do so, for example in accordance with the Norwegian Book-keeping Act.
Using cookies is necessary for providing and improving your website experience. If you provide us with your contact information through the contact form on our website, we will Process your Personal Data in order to respond to your request.
If you have chosen to receive our newsletter or any promotional material from the Company, we Process your Personal Data, i.e. your contact information, based on your consent, for the purpose of sending you the requested material.
We process your personal data for the following purposes:
- To facilitate your use of the website, our services, and products
- To contact you as part of the ordinary customer relationship
- To send you newsletters or other marketing material, including surveys and event invitations
- To provide general customer service and support
- To gain customer insights and knowledge of how our various services, including websites, are used as well as evaluation and improvement thereof
- To comply with any applicable law
The Company takes all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is processed and stored securely. Your personal data will never be stored longer than permitted by applicable law or longer than necessary to fulfill the above-stated purposes. Your personal data will be processed by us during the following time periods.
The Company will only store and Process your Personal Data for the following periods of time:
Personal Data that has been provided to us through the contact form on our website
Depending on the character of the specific matter but as a general rule, until the specific matter has been handled. There may be instances in which ScaleAQ stores this contact form data for longer periods, specifically to analyze the data and improve our customer support;
Personal Data relating to promotional materials
Until you unsubscribe from this service.
Personal Data for direct marketing purposes
We may process your personal data for direct marketing purposes unless you object to your personal data being used for direct marketing purposes
Personal Data relating to purchases
For as long as the customer relationship lasts, and for five years after that. However, when the customer relationship ends, only your name and information about what purchases and/or what kind of requests you have made will be stored.
The Company saves any documentation that constitutes accounting information in accordance with applicable accounting legislation.
In cases where we process your personal data based on your consent, we will only save your personal data for as long as we still have your consent.
3.1. WP Engine, Inc (“WP Engine”)
This website’s hosting services are offered by WP Engine. WP Engine is committed to observing the EU data protection law. The website is secured in the following ways, among others: 24 h surveillance, HTTPS protection, regular updates, and storing collected information in databases protected by firewalls, encryption techniques and limited access control and network access. More information on WP Engine’s terms can be found here: https://wpengine.com/legal/privacy/
3.2. Google LLC (“Google Analytics”)
We use Google Analytics to measure the use of our web services. Google Analytics may place cookies on the user’s device to collect data for example on website’s visitor numbers. More information on Google Analytics’ terms are found here:
4. TRANSFER OF DATA
The Company may transfer Personal Data about its website visitors or customers to a third party. Such transfers may be made to companies within the EU or the EEA (i.e. all EU member states together with Iceland, Norway, and Lichtenstein). Transfers may also be made to Third countries which are recognized by the EU Commission to have an adequate level of protection. For example, ScaleAQ may work with certified companies in the United States that comply with legal frameworks that establish an equivalent level of protection with EU law. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Frameworks, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. These third parties are the Company’s service providers or collaboration partners who perform tasks assigned to them on the Company’s behalf.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
5.1 Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
5.2 Analytical/performance cookies
They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Google LLC (“Google Analytics”)
ScaleAQ is using Google Analytics in order to gain further understanding of how the websites are used. Data such as pages viewed and time on site is stored in Google Analytics. You can opt-out of having your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-analytics-opt-out/fllaojicojecljbmefodhfapmkghcbnh?hl=en
Campaign Monitor Pty Ltd (“Campaign Monitor”)
5.3 Functionality cookies
These are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). They are not used to track visitors on sites that are not hosted by ScaleAQ.
5.4 Targeting cookies / Third party advertising
These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. If you choose not to provide personal data ScaleAQ will not be able to personalize advertising targeted towards you in the same way.
Facebook, Inc (“Facebook”)
It is also possible to opt out of all targeted Facebook advertising here: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217
LinkedIn Corporation (“LinkedIn”)
ScaleAQ is using a so-called LinkedIn Insight Tag to gather information about visitors to be used for marketing purposes. The LinkedIn Insight Tag creates a unique LinkedIn browser cookie on a visitor’s browser and enables the collection of the following data for that cookie: metadata (such as IP address, timestamp, page events (like page views), and LinkedIn demographic information if there is an active LinkedIn.com member cookie present. For more information see: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/65521
Google LLC (“Google”)
Delta Projects AB (“Delta Projects”)
ScaleAQ is using visitor data in order to serve advertisements in the Delta Projects network, across the internet. The ads are based on visitor data. Delta Projects utilizes cookies in order to be able to serve these ads. As a user you may decide to opt-out from the Delta Projects Services and can do so at any time by visiting: http://www.deltaprojects.com/opt-out
5.5 Blocking cookies
You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. You can find out more about blocking cookies in specific browsers at http://aboutcookies.org.