Privacy and Terms of Use


1. Contents of this notice

In this Data Privacy Notice, we inform you about how we process your personal data when you visit our website at swiat.io, swiat.digital, swiat.world or swiat.network. In addition, we inform you about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 


2. Controller and data protection officer

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR for the processing of your data on swiat.digital is: SWIAT GmbH c/o DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Mainzer Landstrasse 16, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Telephone (0 69) 71 47 652 Email: info@swiat.io. The contact details of the data protection officer of SWIAT GmbH are as follows: SWIAT GmbH, c/o DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Data Protection Officer, Mainzer Landstrasse 16, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Email: info@swiat.io.


3. Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the browser on your device and sent to us every time our website is visited. We use “cookies” to display our website, i.e. small text files that are stored in the browser on your device and sent to us every time our website is visited. In addition to necessary cookies, which are needed for displaying the website, these also include cookies used for statistical analyses of website use (statistics cookies). “Statistics cookies” are cookies for recording how visitors use the website and what devices they use, so that the website can be tailored to meet user needs (e.g. arranging content based on frequently clicked topics, optimizing page display for the devices used). The analysis is performed anonymized i.e. without linking the data to, for example, names, email addresses, or postal addresses. 


4. Definitions

Below, we will explain some of the legal and technical terms used in this Data Privacy Notice. Personal data means any information involving an identified or identifiable natural person, e.g. data linked to your e-mail address or securities account number. Processing: Processing of personal data means any procedure in relation to personal data, e.g. the collection of data using an online form, the storage of data on our servers, or the use of data for the purposes of contacting you. Cookie: A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. The content of such files is transferred to our servers every time you visit a website. IP address: The IP address is a number temporarily or permanently assigned to your computer by your internet service provider. In individual cases, a complete IP address allows the identification of the internet connection subscriber, e.g. through additional information provided by your internet access provider. Standard data protection clauses Standard clauses by the EU Commission that we agree to with service providers in non-EEA countries in order to create an adequate level of protection as provided for in the GDPR. The text of the standard data protection clauses is available at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32010D0087 (Annex). 


5. Log-Files

Whenever a webpage is accessed, our web server, like any other web server, will record technical data. However, we do not link such data to any individuals, and to protect users' privacy, all IP addresses are anonymized. When you access an individual webpage, our web servers will record in a log file by default the address of the page accessed, the date and time of the access, any error messages and, if available, your computer's operating system and browser software and the previous webpage you were visiting. We store only anonymized IP addresses, the last octet of every IP address is replaced by a random value. That does not allow an individual to be identified. We use the log file data only to ensure proper provision of our services (e.g. error analyses, system security, and protection against abuse), and they will be deleted after 14 days. Where log file data qualifies as personal data in individual cases, the legal basis for the processing of such log file data is our legitimate interests (error analyses, system security, and protection against abuse). 


6. Legal basis

Under the GDPR, personal data may be processed only if a legal basis exists. We are required by law to inform you about the legal basis for the processing of your data. Below, we will explain the terms used in this respect.

Legal basisTermExplanation
Art. 6(1)(a) GDPRConsentThis legal basis allows processing if and to the extent you have given us your consent thereto.
Art. 6(1)(b) GDPRPerformance of a contractThis legal basis allows processing to the extent it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, including steps prior to entering into a contract (e.g. preparation of the conclusion of a contract).
Art. 6(1)(f) GDPRLegitimate interestsThis legal basis allows processing to the extent it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests (or those of any third party), except where such interests are overridden by your conflicting interests.


7. Your rights

The GDPR grants you certain rights in relation to your personal data. An explanation is available here: https://www.deka.de/privatkunden/konfiguration/footer/datenschutz/rechte-datenschutzgrundverordnung (available in German language only).

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