APPCRO Group (“Company”) is the owner of the website www.appcro.com. („Website“).
- Contact information
71-75 Shelton Street,
Covent Garden, WC2H 9JQ London, England
You can reach us via the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Protection Officer:
71-75 Shelton Street,
Covent Garden, WC2H 9JQ London, England
- What information do we collect?
You may visit our site anonymously.
If you choose to register on our website, four categories of data will be processed:
Cookies: are small identifiers that a server stores on the device that you use to access our website or our services. They contain information that can be retrieved when accessing our services, allowing for more efficient and better use of our services.
- a) Own cookies: Sent to the user’s system from a system or domain managed by the editor and from which the service requested by the user is provided.
- b) Third party cookies: Sent to the user’s system from a system or domain that is not managed by the editor but by another company processing the data obtained through the cookies.
Depending on the period of time that they remain active:
- c) Session cookies: Designed for gathering and storing data while the user is using a web page. They are usually used to store information that is only intended for providing the service requested by the user on one single occasion (e.g. a list of purchased products).
- d) Persistent cookies: Continual storage of data on the system; may be accessed and processed during a specific period of time by the manager of the cookie, which may range between several minutes or several years.
Depending on their purpose:
- e) Technical cookies: Allow the user to browse a website, platform or application and use the different options or services offered, such as, for example, controlling data traffic and communication, identifying the session, accessing restricted areas, recalling the parts of an order, carrying out the process for purchase of an order, making a request to register for or participate in an event, using security elements during browsing, storing contents for the transmission of videos or sound or sharing contents through social networks.
- f) Analytical cookies: Used to measure the activity of the websites, applications or platforms, and draw up browsing profiles of the users of such websites, applications and platforms in order to introduce upgrades on the basis of the analysis of the data on the use of the service by users.
- g) Advertising cookies: Enable the most efficient management possible of the advertising space that the editor has included in a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided on the basis of criteria such as the edited content or the frequency with which the advertisements are shown.
- h) Behavioural advertising cookies: Enable the most efficient management possible of the advertising space that the editor has included in a website, application or platform from which the requested service is provided. These cookies store behavioural information about users obtained through the ongoing observance of their browsing habits, which allows a specific profile to be defined in order to show advertising on the basis of such profile.
The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
You may choose which cookies you want on this website by setting your browser. For further information on you opt-out choices, please see below.
Use of Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution operated by Google LLC. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) that allows marketed website tags to be managed using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not register personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated which may, for their part, register data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
Use of Google Analytics
The IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Please refer to further information on usage rights or data protection please visit the following websites:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ or https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/
As an alternative to the browser Add-on or within browsers on mobile devices click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain): Disable Google Analytics
Please note that in case of deletion of your cookies you will need to click on the links above again to secure your data. It is possible to object to the collection and processing of data.
You will be informed by APPCRO about relevant changes concerning the Service, such as the implementation of additional functions, by e-mail, if you subscribe to APPCRO’s newsletter from the account settings page in the Service Manager.
- What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used for one or more of the following purposes:
3.1. To personalize your experience (the information will help APPCRO better respond to your individual needs);
3.2. To enable you to control the user experience towards End Users and enable the Service to automatically apply the End User’s consent to other websites of you manage;
3.3. To improve our website (APPCRO continually strives to improve our website based on the information and feedback we receive from our customers);
3.4. To identify you as a contracting party;
3.5.To enable secure login for your services at www.appcro.com;
3.6. To establish a primary channel of communication with you;
3.7. To enable APPCRO to issue valid VAT invoices and to process transactions (your information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the service requested);
3.8. To enable automated handling of the subscriptions;
3.9. To produce and display cookie declarations to End Users and store and display scan report(s) to you;
3.10. To provide you with aggregated information on the choices of the End Users regarding accepted cookie types and generate a graphical representation in the Service Manager; and/or
3.11. To send periodic e-mails (The e-mail address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news (if accepted), updates, related product or service information, etc.)
- Legal basis
4.1. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The processing of your data is either based on your consent or in case the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, cf. GDPR art. 6(1)(a)-(b).
If the processing is based on your consent, you may at any time withdraw your consent by contacting us using the contact information in clause 1.
In order to enter into a contract regarding the purchase of APPCRO’s Service, you must provide us with the required personal data. If you do not to provide us with all the required information, it will not be possible to deliver the Service.
4.2. California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because APPCRO values your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute any personal information to outside parties without your consent except as stated in clause 7.
As part of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, all users of our website may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their account and navigating to the “profile page”.
4.3. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
APPCRO is in compliance with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We will not intentionally collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed at people who are at least 13 years old or older.
- How do we protect your information?
APPCRO implements the following technical, physical and organizational measures to maintain the safety of your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized use, unauthorized modification, disclosure or access and against all other unlawful forms of processing.
The Service utilizes the extensive features of the cloud environment to ensure high availability, like full redundancy, load balancing, automatic capacity scaling, continuous data backup and geo-replication along with a traffic manager for automatic geographical failover on datacenter level disasters. All failover mechanisms are fully automated.
No personal data is stored permanently outside APPCRO’s cloud platforms. The physical security is thereby maintained by APPCRO’s subcontractors, see clause 7. Microsoft’s datacenters comply with industry standards such as ISO 27001 for physical security and availability, e.g. by using security staff around the clock, two-factor access control using biometric and card readers, barriers, fencing, security cameras and other measures.
To ensure integrity, all data transits are encrypted to align with best practices for protecting confidentiality and data integrity. E.g. all supplied credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those who are authorized to access such systems and who are required to keep the information confidential.
For data in transit, the Service uses industry-standard transport protocols between devices and Microsoft datacenters and within datacenters themselves.
All personnel are subject to full confidentiality and any subcontractors and sub processors are required to sign a confidentiality agreement if not full confidentiality is part of the main agreement between the parties.
Whenever personal data is accessed by authorized personnel the access is only possible over an encrypted connection. When accessing the data in a database, the IP number of the person accessing the data must also be pre-authorized to obtain access.
Any device being used to access personal data is login protected by APPCRO’s Azure Active Directory (AAD), Microsoft’s cloud based identity and access management service, and has APPCRO’s corporate antivirus solution installed. If any personal data are temporarily stored on a device, the storage unit on the device must also be strongly encrypted.
On premise devices storing personal data temporarily is at all times, except when not being actively used or relocated under uninterrupted supervision, locked in a safe. Personal data are never stored on mobile media like USB sticks and DVD’s.
APPCRO will at all times keep you informed about changes to the processes to protect data privacy and security, including practices and policies. You may at any time request information on where and how data is stored, secured and used. APPCRO will also provide the summaries of any independent audits of the Service.
All access to personal data is blocked by default, using a zero privileges policy. Access to personal data is restricted to individually authorized personnel. APPCRO’s Security and Privacy Officer issues authorizations and maintains a log of granted authorizations. Authorized personnel are granted a minimum access on a need-to-have basis through our AAD.
5.6. The ability to intervene
APPCRO enables your rights of access, rectification, erasure, blocking and objection mainly by providing built-in functions for data handling in the Service Manager, by offering the option to send instructions through APPCRO’s helpdesk and also by informing about and offering the customer the possibility of objection when APPCRO is planning to implement changes to relevant practices and policies.
APPCRO uses security reports to monitor access patterns and to proactively identify and mitigate potential threats. Administrative operations, including system access, are logged to provide an audit trail if unauthorized or accidental changes are made.
System performance and availability is monitored from both internal and external monitoring services.
5.8. Personal Data breach notification
In the event that your data is compromised, APPCRO will notify you and competent Supervisory Authority(ies) within 72 hours by e-mail with information about the extent of the breach, affected data, any impact on the Service and APPCRO’s action plan for measures to secure the data and limit any possible detrimental effect on the data subjects.
“Personal data breach” means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed in connection with the provision of the Service.
- Duration of storage
We only process and store personal data for the period required to achieve the purpose of storage or where required by law. As a rule, the processing purpose is achieved upon termination of your contract.
For contract data, processing will be restricted after the contract has been terminated; it will be deleted after expiry of the statutory retention period.
Data that you enter during the application process is stored for a maximum of six months.
- Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
APPCRO does not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties any personally identifiable information.
This does not include trusted third parties or subcontractors who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. Such trusted parties may have access to personally identifiable information on a need-to-know basis and will be contractually obliged to keep your information confidential.
We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. Furthermore, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
7.1. Subcontractors/trusted third parties
The subcontractors Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd, Dublin, Ireland is following and being audited against the standards of ISO/IEC 27001. The main subcontractor Microsoft has also adopted the international code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018. The subprocessor E-conomic International A/S is certified in “International Standards on Assurance Engagements 3000” (ISAE 3000).
APPCRO will monitor subcontractors’ and subprocessors’ maintenance of these standards and audits to ensure that data protection requirements are fulfilled.
Any intended changes concerning the addition or replacement of subcontractors or subprocessors handling personal data will be announced to you with at least 3 months’ notice. You retain at all times the possibility to object to such changes or to terminate the contract with APPCRO.
7.2 Legally required disclosure
APPCRO will not disclose the customer’s data to law enforcement except when instructed by you or where it is required by law. When governments make a lawful demand for customer data from APPCRO, APPCRO strives to limit the disclosure. APPCRO will only release specific data mandated by the relevant legal demand.
If compelled to disclose your data, APPCRO will promptly notify you and provide a copy of the demand unless legally prohibited from doing so.
- Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked websites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our website and welcome any feedback about these websites.
- Where do we store the information?
No stored data will be transferred, backed up and/or recovered by APPCRO outside of the European Union.
9.1. Personal data location
All data are stored in databases and file repositories hosted in an Azure data center at APPCRO’s cloud vendor, Microsoft Ireland Operations Ltd in Dublin. All data are automatically replicated in real time to secondary hot failover databases and file repositories in Microsoft’s data center in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Databases are continuously backed up to enable restore to any point in time within a retention period of 35 days. Backups are stored on file storage at the same geographical location as the database.
A copy of the Account Data is also stored in APPCRO’s cloud accounting system, Varazdin, Hrvatska, hosted in a datacenter operated by APPCRO.
9.2. Installation of software on cloud customer’s system
No installation of software is required to use the Service. The login-protected Service Manager is accessible through a standard web browser, automatically using an encrypted https-connection for all communications between your browser and APPCRO’s server to protect any data from being intercepted during network transfers.
- Access, data portability, migration, and transfer back assistance
You may at any time obtain confirmation from APPCRO as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed.
You may at any time order a complete data copy, which you may transmit to another controller of the data. Your data will be delivered within 10 working days by APPCRO as spreadsheet files in Microsoft Excel-format. Logical relations between datasets will be preserved in form of unique identifiers. You are required to pay €1,000 + any applicable taxes on delivery for each data copy order.
- Request for rectification, restriction or erasure of the personal data
You may at any time obtain without undue delay rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you, cf. clause 5.6.
11.2. Restriction of processing personal data
You may at any time request APPCRO to restrict the processing of personal data when one of the following applies:
a. if you contest the accuracy of the personal data, for a period enabling APPCRO to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
b. if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead; or
c. if APPCRO no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
You may without undue delay request the erasure of personal data concerning you, and APPCRO shall erase the personal data without undue delay when one of the following applies:
a. if the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
b. if you withdraw your consent on which the processing is based, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
c. if you object to the processing in case the processing is for direct marketing purposes;
d. if the personal data have been unlawfully processed; or
e. if the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in EU or national law.
- Data retention
12.1. Data retention policy
Account Data will due to tax regulations be retained for up to five full fiscal years from your cancellation of your Service account.
Configuration Data and System Generated Data will be erased immediately when you cancel the Service account.
End User Data will be erased on an ongoing basis after 12 months from registration, and immediately when you cancel the Service account.
12.2. Data retention for compliance with legal requirements
You cannot require APPCRO to change any of the default retention periods, except for the reasons for erasure pursuant to clause 11.3, but may suggest changes for compliance with specific sector laws and regulations.
12.3. Data restitution and/or deletion
No data except Account Data will be retained after the termination of the contract. You may request a data copy before termination. You must not cancel the Service account until the data copy has been delivered, as APPCRO otherwise will not be able to deliver the data copy.
APPCRO uses the extensive range of built-in logging features and audits trails provided by Microsoft on its Azure cloud platform. APPCRO also logs all system updates, configuration changes and access to provide an audit-trail if unauthorized or accidental changes are made.
You may request a data protection audit performed by an independent third party who is also accepted by APPCRO. You will pay €5,000 plus applicable taxes for an audit request along with €200 per hour APPCRO is spending in connection with the audit as well as any other costs related to the audit, including the auditor.
APPCRO will cooperate with you in order to ensure compliance with applicable data protection provisions, e.g. to enable you to effectively guarantee the exercise of data subjects’ rights (right of access, rectification, erasure, blocking, opposition), to manage incidents including forensic analysis in case of security breach.
- Terms of Service
Please also visit our Terms of Service section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at https://www.appcro.com/terms-of-use/.
- Your consent
You may at any time lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding APPCRO’s collection and processing of your personal data. In the United Kingdom, you can lodge a complaint with the Goverment Data Protection Agency. (https://ico.org.uk/)