Privacy Policy

VIAETICA ("us", "we", or "our") operates http://www.viaetica.com (the "Site"). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

ViaEtica and its affiliates offer many services to help you run your business. As part of running those services we collect data about you and your business. This data is not only essential to run our services, but also critical for the safety of our services and all our users.

This policy explains what information is collected, why it is collected, and how we use it.


Last updated 05.06.2018

Information we collect and use

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name ("Personal Information").

Most of the personal data we collect is directly provided by our users when they register and use our services. Other data is collected by recording interactions with our services.

 

Account & Contact Data: When you register on our website to use or download one of our products, or to subscribe to one of our services, or fill in one of our contact forms, you voluntarily give us certain information. This typically includes your name, company name, email address, and sometimes your phone number, postal address (when an invoice or delivery is required), business sector and interest in our services, as well as a personal password. We never record or store credit card information from our customers, and always rely on trusted third-party PCI-DSS-compliant payment processors for credit card processing, including for recurring payment processing.

 

Job Application Data: When you apply for a job on our website or via an employment agency, we usually collect your contact information (name, email, phone), and any information you choose to share with us, in your introduction letter and Curriculum Vitae. If we decide to send you a job proposition, we will also ask you to provide extra personal details, as required to fulfill our legal obligations and personnel management requirements. We will not ask you to provide information that is not necessary for the recruitment process. In particular, we will never collect any information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union membership or sexual life.

 

Browser Data: When you visit our website and access our online services, we detect and store your browser language and geolocation, in order to customize your experience according to your country and preferred language. Our servers also passively record a summary of the information sent by your browser, for statistical, security and legal purposes: your IP address, the time and date of your visit, your browser version and platform, and the web page that referred you to our website.

 

Customer Database: When you subscribe to a service and create your own database (for example with our whistleblowing system), any information or content you submit or upload into your database is your own, and you control it fully.

This data will often include personal information, for example: your list of employees, your contacts and customers, your messages, pictures, videos, etc. We only ever collect this information on your behalf, and you always retain ownership and full control on this data.

How we use this information

Account & Contact Data: We use your contact information in order to provide our services, to answer your requests, and for billing and account management reasons. We may also use this information for marketing and communication purposes (our marketing messages always come with a way for you to opt-out at any time). We also use this data in aggregated/anonymised form in order to analyse service trends.

If you have registered to participate in an event published on our website, we may transfer your name, email address, phone number and company name to our local organizer and to the sponsors of the event, for both direct marketing purposes and in order to facilitate the preparations and booking for the event.

If you have expressed interest in using our services or otherwise asked to be contacted by an service provider, we may also transfer your name, email address, phone number and company name to one of our official Partners in your country or region, for the purpose of contacting you to offer their local assistance and services.

 

Job Application Data: We will only process this information for our recruitment process, in order to evaluate and follow-up with your application, and in the course of preparing your contract, if we decide to send you a job proposition. You may contact us at any time to request the deletion of your information.

 

Browser Data: This automatically recorded data is anonymously analysed in order to maintain and improve our services. We will only correlate this data with your personal data when required by law or for security purposes, if you have violated our Acceptable Use Policy.

 

Customer Database: We only collect and process this data on your behalf, in order to perform the services you have subscribed to, and based on the instructions you explicitly gave when you registered or configured your service and your database.

Our Helpdesk staff and engineers may access this information in a limited and reasonable manner in order to solve any issue with our services, or at your explicit request for support reasons, or as required by law, or to ensure the security of our services in case of violation of our Acceptable Use Policy, in order to keep our services secure.


Accessing, Updating or Deleting Your Personal Information

Account Contact Data: You have the right to access and update personal data you have previously provided to us. You can do so at any time by connecting to your personal account on viaetica.com. If you wish to permanently delete your account or personal information for a legitimate purpose, please contact our Helpdesk to request so. We will take all reasonable steps to permanently delete your personal information, except when we are required to keep it for legal reasons (typically, for administration, billing and tax reporting reasons).

 

Job Application Data: You may contact us at any time to request access, updates or deletion of your application information. The easiest way to do it is to reply to the last message you exchanged with our Human Resource personnel.

Customer Database: You can manage any data collected in your databases hosted on our servers at any time, using your administration credentials, including modifying or deleting any personal data stored therein.

At any time you can receive a complete backup of your database, in order to transfer it, or to manage your own backups/archive. You are responsible for processing this data in compliance with all privacy regulations.

You may also request the deletion of your entire database at any time.

 

Safety Retention Period: we retain a copy of your data in our backups for safety reasons, even after they are destroyed from our live systems. See Data Retention for more details.

Security

We realize how important and sensitive your personal data is, and we take a great number of measures to ensure that this information is securely processed, stored and preserved from data loss and unauthorized access.

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Third Party Service Providers

In order to support our operations we rely on several Service Providers. They help us with various services such as payment processing, web audience analysis, cloud hosting, marketing and communication, etc.

Whenever we share data with these Service Providers, we make sure that they use it in compliance with Data Protection legislation, and that the processing they carry out for us is limited to our specific purpose and covered by a specific data processing contract.

Here is a list of the Service Providers we are currently using, why we use them, and what kind of data we share with them:

Service Provider --  Purpose  --  Share Data

Paypal (PCI-DSS compliant) --  Payment processing  --  Shared with Paypal: Order details (amount, description, reference), Customer name and email; Only stored by Paypal: credit card info.

Hetzner Online GmbH -- Infrastructure and hosting, DDOS Protection  --  Hosted by Hetzner: Production data from viaetica.com and its affiliate services, including Customer Databases.

GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC. -- Infrastructure and hosting -- Hosted by Godaddy: Production data from viaetica.com and its affiliate services, including Customer Databases.

1&1 Internet Inc. --  Infrastructure and hosting  --  Hosted by 1&1: Production data from viaetica.com and its affiliate services, including Customer Databases.

Google Analytics  -- Anonymous website audience analysis  --  Shared with Google Analytics: Non-personal browser data, anonymized IP, geolocation info, language (no identifiable information)

Mailgun Technologies -- sending E-Mails  -

Shared with Mailgun name, email from email receiver

Data Retention

Account & Contact Data: we will only retain such data as long as necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, as laid out in this policy, including any legal retention period, or as long as necessary to carry out a legitimate and reasonable promotion of our products and services.

 

Job Application Data: If we do not hire you, we may keep the information you provide for up to 2 years in order to contact you again for any new job proposition that may come up, unless you ask us not to do so. If we hire you, your personal information will be stored for the duration of your employment contract with us, and afterwards, during the applicable legal retention period that applies in the country where we employed you.

Browser Data: we will only retain this data for a short period of time, generally 6 months, unless we need to archive it in relation with a legitimate concern related to the security or performance of our services, or as required by law.

Customer Database: we will only retain this data as long as necessary for providing the services you subscribed to. For databases hosted for you, if you cancel the service your database is kept deactivated for 3 weeks (the grace period during which you can change your mind), and then destroyed.

Safety Retention Period

As part of our Security Policy, we always try to preserve your data from accidental or malicious deletion. As a result, after we delete any of your personal information (Account & Contact Data) from our database upon request from you, or after you delete any personal information from your database (Customer Database), or if you delete your entire database, it may not be immediately deleted from our backup systems. It could remain stored for up to 6 months, until it is ultimately destroyed.

We commit not to use those backup copies of your deleted data for any purpose except for maintaining the integrity of our backups, except if you or the law require us to do so.


Transfer of Data

Hosting Services


Hosting Locations: Customer databases are hosted in Germany, USA or Brasil.

Backup Locations: backups are replicated on multiple continents in order to meet our Disaster Recovery objectives, and are located in the following countries, regardless of the hosting location: Germany, USA or Brasil

 

International Staff

In some cases, the personal data mentioned in this Privacy Policy may be accessed by staff members of Viaetica subsidiaries in other countries. Such access will always be done for the same purposes and with the same privacy and security precautions as if it was done by our own local staff, so all the guarantees we provide still apply.

We use EU Standard Contractual Clauses to bind our subsidiaries in a way that offers sufficient safeguards on data protection for the limited and temporary data transfers that occur for such access.

 

Third Party Disclosure

Except as explicitly mentioned above, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal data to third parties. We may share or disclose aggregated or de-identified information, for research purposes, or to discuss trends or statistics with third-parties.

Cookies

Cookies are small bits of information sent by our servers to your computer or device when you access our services, and unique to you. They are stored in your browser and later sent back to our servers so that we can provide contextual content. We use them to support your activities on our website, for example your session (so you don't have to login again) or your shopping cart.

Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current activity on our website (the pages you have visited), your language and country, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

 

We also use third-party services such as Google Analytics, who set and use their own cookies to identify visitors and provide their own contextual services. For more information regarding those third-party providers and their Cookie Policy, please see the relevant references in the Third-Party Service Providers section.

 

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser's Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies, or look at the links below.

 

    Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en

    Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10

    Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411

    Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/products/firefox/cookies

    Opera: http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/

 

We do not currently support Do Not Track signals, as there is no industry standard for compliance.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, in order to clarify it, or to comply with legal obligations. The "Last Updated" mention at the top of the policy indicates the last revision, which is also the effective date of those changes. If you continue to use our services after such a change, you agree to our updated policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, or any enquiry about your personal data please contact us.

Av. Paulista, 171
Sao Paulo
01311-000 São Paulo
Brasil