Privacy and cookie policy

for the vdhgroup.com website (hereinafter: “Website”)

1. General provisions

This privacy policy specifies the rules for the processing of personal data you may make available to us while using the website and for using cookies on our website www.vdhgroup.com. We are committed to protect your personal data on the Internet. We will make every effort to protect your privacy when using the Website. Your data is protected in accordance with generally applicable provisions of law and it is stored on secure servers.

To ensure the security of the personal data entrusted to us, we act on the basis of internal procedures and recommendations, in accordance with relevant legal acts concerning personal data protection, and in particular with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereinafter: “GDPR”).

2. Definitions:

Website – means the website under the domain name www.vdhgroup.com  

User – means any person using the Website in any way (hereinafter: “you”)

Controller – means Von der Heyden Development Sp. z o.o., ul. Wspólna 62, 00-684 Warszawa, entered in the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register kept by the District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw in Warsaw, 12th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under the KRS number: 0000228286, Tax Identification Number (NIP): 1070001784 (hereinafter: “we”).

Cookies – means IT data, in particular in the form of text files, saved on the User’s device by the web browser. Cookies are used to store data such as: the name of the website that set the Cookie, how long they are to be stored on the final device and the unique IP address. This data can be read by our ICT system or by the ICT system of third parties.

Personal Data – means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to one or more factors specific to that person.

The Website contains information about the current events and projects implemented by the Von der Heyden Group. It gives you access to press releases, photos and videos.

The website www.vdhgroup.com is available through a secure SSL connection, which significantly increases the protection of data on the Internet.

3. Collecting and processing of personal data

3.1. Contact form

We are the controller of the personal data sent by you through the contact form published on the www.vdhgroup.com website. If you use the form, we will process your data, such as your first name, surname and email address, to contact you in response to your message. Your personal data will be stored for the period required to answer your enquiry and carry on further correspondence, if any – Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR.

All the personal data provided voluntarily in the contact form on our website is considered confidential and is not visible or made available to unauthorised persons.

The personal data is processed solely by persons authorised by us or by processors who are our close collaborators (e.g. providers of IT services). Our collaborators are obligated, under relevant agreements, to use the data entrusted to them solely in accordance with our guidelines and for the purpose strictly defined by us. We also obligate them to use appropriate protection for your data and keep it confidential.

If you send an enquiry to us using the contact form and we decide that another entity from the Von der Heyden Group is more competent than us to give a comprehensive response, your data and correspondence will be transferred to such an entity. We guarantee that this entity will process your data on the same terms as we do.

3.2. Cookies

When you use our Website, your web browser downloads and saves information that constitutes data.

We use two types of Cookies on the Website: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session Cookies are temporary files stored on your computer until you log out, leave the website or turn off the software (web browser). Persistent cookies are stored on your computer throughout the period specified in the cookie parameters or until you decide to delete them. Please note, however, that if you decide to delete or disable Cookies, some areas or functionalities of our Website may be/become unavailable.

This information is not associated with your personal data in any way and is not used to identify you. The scope of information collected automatically depends on your browser settings. You can always check your web browser settings to find out what information is made available by the browser automatically or to change these settings. You can disable or enable Cookies at any time by changing your web browser settings.

In order to delete or disable cookies stored on your computer, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your web browser on the help page concerning cookie management in its products. You can find more information below:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation provided by the browser manufacturer.

We use the following types of Cookies on the Website:

  1. Strictly necessary Cookies, which enable you to use the services available on our Websites, e.g. authentication Cookies. Files from this category ensure the basic functionality of the Website, and they need to be downloaded to use the services available on the Website, which means they are enabled all the time;
  2. Statistical/performance Cookies – they are used to analyse how the Users use our Website, which enables us to constantly improve the Website and adapt its functionality and contents to individual preferences of the users;
  3. Functionality Cookies – these files are used to save your settings and customise your interface; they may contain information about the selected language or your region, font size, site appearance, etc.;
  4. Third-party Cookies – more information about this type of Cookies can be found in sections 5 and 6 of this Policy.

The purposes of the Cookies used on the Website are described in detail in the Cookie Table.

The use of the Website, which entails the use of Cookies by us, is voluntary and depends on your decision.

Our Website may contain links to other websites or applications, including websites and applications of our business partners. Third-party websites may also use Cookies. We have no impact on third-party websites and we are not responsible for the Cookies collected or accessed by such websites. When you click on a link or application, remember that each of them has its own Cookie policy. For this reason, we recommend that you read the Cookie policies of the other websites or applications before you start using them.

The data obtained through Cookies on our Website is used on the following basis:

  1. Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR, i.e. our legitimate interest, which involves ensuring technical operation of the Website as well as analytical and statistical purposes.
  2. Article 6(1)(a) of GDPR, i.e. on the basis of your freely given consent to the use of Cookies for the purposes of providing you with personalised marketing contents.

The data collected in session Cookies is stored until the end of the session/visit on our Website. The data is not stored or processed anywhere after that time.

Persistent Cookies, on the other hand, will stay on your device for the time specified in the file parameters or until they are deleted manually. More information about the storage period of individual Cookies can be found on the list of Cookies used on the Website in section 9.

4. Your rights with regard to the processing of your data on our Website

In specific situations, specified in particular by the provisions of Articles 15-22 of GDPR, you have the following rights:

  1. right of access to your personal data;
  2. right to rectification of personal data;
  3. right to erasure of personal data;
  4. right to restriction of processing of personal data;
  5. right to object to processing of personal data;
  6. right to data portability;
  7. right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal;
  8. right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office if you believe your personal data is processed contrary to the applicable provisions of law.

You can exercise your rights by sending an email message to the following address: vdhgroup@vdhgroup.com.

5. YouTube (GOOGLE GROUP)

The Website contains embedded YouTube videos. This entails the use of Google Cookies related to the YouTube service. Google will receive information if you play a video, even if you do not have a Google account or are not logged in at the moment. Such information (together with your IP address) is sent by your browser directly to Google and stored there. Some servers of the Google group are located in the United States and the data is processed by Google on the basis of the decision of the European Commission of 12 July 2016, no. C(2016) 4176, confirming the adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield from the Union to entities in the United States. Google participates in the Privacy Shield agreement.

If you are logged in to Google, this service provider will be able to associate the video played on our Website directly with your Google profile. The purpose and the scope of collecting the data and its further processing and use by the service provider, as well as the contact possibility and your rights in this regard, and the possibility of changing your settings to protect your privacy are described in Google privacy policy.

If you do not want Google to associate the data collected when playing a video directly with your profile in the given service, you need to log out of that service before visiting our website. You may also completely prevent plugins from being loaded on the website by editing your web browser settings appropriately.

YouTube also uses other tools for advertising and remarketing purposes. For this purposes, it uses cookies related to DoubleClick services. The aforementioned solution works as follows: a special code on the User’s device collects information about the activity related to the YouTube videos watched. Based on this information, a User who watched a video embedded using the YouTube tool may have matching ads displayed on other websites belonging to the advertising network of external providers.

6. LinkedIn Insight Tag

The Website uses cookies of the LinkedIn networking site. The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data regarding Users’ and LinkedIn members’ visits to our Website, including the URL, referrer, IP address, device and browser characteristics, timestamp and page views. This data is encrypted and transferred (if consent is given) for processing by LinkedIn. LinkedIn de-identifies the data within 7 days, and the de-identified data is deleted within 90 days. As a result of using cookies on the Website, LinkedIn receives information about the User’s use of the Website and may assign such information to the User’s profile on the LinkedIn networking site. The LinkedIn Insight Tag service makes it possible to retarget the ads for the visitors of our Website. As a result, LinkedIn is able to show personalised ads off the Website by using this data, but without identifying the Users. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes through their account settings. Detailed information about this topic can be found here. Remember that you can disable or enable cookies at any time by changing your web browser settings. You can also opt out of displaying ads based on LinkedIn advertising Cookies on this page. LinkedIn member settings are available here.

In principle, the entity responsible for processing the data of citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland is LinkedIn Ireland. In case of data transferred as part of the services it provides, LinkedIn complies with the standards and data protection levels set by the decision of the European Commission of 12 July 2016, no. C(2016) 4176, confirming the adequate level of protection for personal data transferred under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield from the Union to entities in the United States (LinkedIn participates in the Privacy Shield agreement) and the use of standard contractual personal data protection clauses approved by the European Commission.

7. Server logs

Each time you use the Website, requests are sent to our server. Individual requests are recorded and stored in the server logs. The data recorded in the logs includes: your IP address, request receipt time, response sending time, information about the User’s browser and operating system. This data is not associated with specific persons using our Website, nor is it used to identify the Users in any way, it is used only for server administration purposes.

8. Final provisions

We reserve the right to modify the Website privacy policy in response to the development of Internet technology, changes in personal data protection laws and the development of the Website. We will inform you about any changes in an explicit and understandable manner.