LEGAL NOTICE

Who are we?

We are growstage (growstage AB), a Digital Marketing Agency with offices in Germany (near Stuttgart) and Finland (near Helsinki)

Privacy Policy

We use information that we collect to operate our business and provide the services we offer. Further to communicate, including campaigns and newsletters and to market our services. Due to these reasons, we combine the data we collect for a greater customer experience.

Personal data

Growstage collects data to make sure that our services function effectively and can provide you the best experience. Some of this information you provide to us directly, for example when you sign up to our newsletter, post a blog-comment or contact us for support.

We receive part of the information by registering how you interact with our Services, for example by using web technology like cookies on our sites.

When we treat your personal data, we do this with your consent and/or based on legitimate interests and needs. Which data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us, your choices, including your integrity settings, and the services and functions you use. The data we collect can include the following:

Name and contact details.
We collect your first and last name, email address, job title, company, number of employees at the company, and other similar contact details.

Demographic data.
We collect data about you, such as age, sex, country and language setting.

Device and user data.
We collect data about your device and how you and your device interact with us and our services. This can also include information about operative system and IP address.

Interests.
We collect data about your interests, for example which kind of content you are most interested in. We also collect information that you provide to us and the content in messages that you send to us, such as information provided in our contact form or feedback that you write, or questions and information you submit to support.

How we use your personal data

Provide and improve our products and services.
We use data to manage the services we offer, maintaining and improving the services, developing new functions and offers. We also use marketing automation software to improve our products and services as well as provide a better experience on the site.

Communication.
We use data to stay in touch with you. For example, we can contact you by email, phone or other means to answer your questions about our offers and services. If you have subscribed to our newsletter, we will also send you email-newsletters. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you can unsubscribe from it by clicking the „unsubscribe“ link at the bottom/end of the newsletter.

Reasons why we share your personal data

It can sometimes be necessary for us to share your information with our sister companies or with companies that perform services on our behalf so they can deliver the services and products that you have ordered. We also share information with companies that we have hired to protect and secure our systems, and these companies need access to personal data in some cases in order to provide these services.

In the instances where we share information about you with others, we have made sure that these companies follow our demands for data protection and they are not allowed to use the personal data they receive for any other purpose. We may also share personal data as part of a joint business deal, for example a merger or sales of assets.

We may need to share or save your personal data when we consider it necessary to follow the law or legal process and provide information to the police or other authorised authorities, protect our clients (e.g.spam or fraud), or to facilitate the prevention of death or serious injury, manage and maintain the security of our services, including preventing or stopping an attack on our systems or networks, protect the rights or property of growstage, including enforce the terms governing the use of the Services.

Please observe that some of our sites link to products and services from a third party, whose Privacy Policy can be different from our’s. If you enter your personal information to some of these services, your data will be treated according to their respective privacy policy.

How you access and control your personal data

You can easily unsubscribe from our newsletters by clicking on a link in our emails. If you want to be forgotten or get access to your data, please email to info@growstage.de and we will return to you within 30 days.

Cookies and similar technology

Growstage uses cookies to improve services and the user experience on our website and to perform necessary business operations, as well as provide statistics on the usage of the home page or service.
If you visit a homepage, a small text file that contains text information (cookie) gets stored on the visitor’s computer. According to the Electronic Communications Act, which entered into force on July 1, 2011, anyone visiting web pages should be informed about what cookies are used for and agree to their usage.

You can decide yourself if you accept cookies or not. This can be set in your web browser. Read more about cookies here.

What rights you have over your data

Growstage adheres to current data protection laws in the European Union.
If processing personal data is based on your consent, you are entitled to withdraw your consent for future processing of personal data at any time.
You have the right to request a registry extract (as defined in the law), access to a copy of your personal data, and request rectification and, in certain circumstances, deletion of your personal data.
You are entitled to oppose the processing of your personal data.
You have the right to file complaints to a data protection authority.

As we process your personal information, we do so with your consent and/or on a need basis in order to operate our business, comply with our contractual and legal obligations, protect our systems, improve the content and quality of our website or meet other legitimate interests.

Security of your personal data

Growstage works actively for the safe and secure management of your personal information. We have encrypted and privileged portals for running our servers and services.

Please do not send sensitive information to us via email. Sensitive data should be handled securely via an encrypted service. Pages which use this technology have web addresses that start with Https instead of Http, such as growstage’s website https://www.growstage.de

When sharing large amounts of documents or sensitive data externally, permission-restricted tools, like Dropbox or other web-based file transfers are used.

Our storage of personal data

Growstage retains personal information as long as it is necessary to provide the products and services, fulfil the transactions you have requested and approved, or for other necessary purposes, such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs may vary for different types of data and for different types of products, services and contexts, actual retention periods may vary.

Sensitive information is stored locked and restricted on our server.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We update our Privacy Policy continuously to reflect changes to our Services. If there are major changes in the policy or how we use your personal data, you will be notified via web or email notification before the changes take effect.

Cookies Policy

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select „Remember Me“, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus integrate e.g. Google Analytics and other Google marketing services in our online offer). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users‘ personal data, reference is made to the following information about Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland („Google“). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate settings in their browser software; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. If we ask the user for consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a. GDPR. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. GDPR). As far as data is processed in the USA, we would like to point out that Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby guarantees that it will comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active) . You can find further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google’s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Contact us

If you have questions about your personal data, a complaint or a question to our Data Protection Representative, please contact info@growstage.de
We will answer your query within 30 days.