Thank you for entrusting VCmaster.app with your documents and your personal information. Holding onto your private information is a serious responsibility, and we want you to know how we're handling it.
The short version
We collect your information only with your consent; we only collect the
minimum amount of personal information that is necessary to fulfill the
purpose of your interaction with us; we don't sell it to third parties;
and we only use it as this Privacy Statement describes.
Of course, the short version doesn't tell you everything, so please read
on for more details!
What information VCmaster.app collects and why
Information from website browsers
If you're just browsing the website, we collect the same basic information that most websites collect. We use common internet technologies, such as cookies and web server logs.
This is stuff we collect from everybody, whether they have an account or not.
The information we collect about all visitors to our website includes the visitor’s browser type, language preference, referring site, additional websites requested,
and the date and time of each visitor request. We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Why do we collect this?
We collect this information to better understand how our website visitors use
VCmaster.app, and to monitor and protect the security of the website.
Information from users with accounts
If you create an account, we require some basic information at the time of account creation. Your account can be created with either a valid email and password.
You also have the option to give us more information if you want to, and this may include "User Personal Information."
"User Personal Information" is any information about one of our users which could, alone or together with other information, personally identify him or her. Information such as a user
name and password, an email address, a real name, and a photograph are examples of “User Personal Information.”
User Personal Information does not include aggregated, non-personally identifying information. We may use aggregated, non-personally identifying information to operate, improve, and
optimize our website and service.
Why do we collect this?
- We need your User Personal Information to create your account, and to provide the services you request.
- We use your User Personal Information, specifically your user name, to identify you on VCmaster.app.
- We use it to fill out your profile and share that profile with other users if you ask us to.
- We use your email address to communicate with you only for reasons you’ve approved. Please see our section on email communication for more information.
- We limit our use of your User Personal Information to the purposes listed in this Privacy Statement. If we need to use your User Personal Information for other purposes,
we will ask your permission first. You can always see what information we have, how we're using it, and what permissions you have given us in your user profile.
What information VCmaster.app does not collect
We do not intentionally collect sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information.
Although VCmaster.app does not request or intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, we realize that you might store this kind of information in your account, such as in a document.
If you store any sensitive personal information on our servers, you are consenting to our storage of that information on our servers, which are in
Europe and the United States.
We do not intentionally collect
information that is stored in your documents. Information in your
documents belongs to you, and you are responsible for it, as well as for
making sure that your content complies with our Terms of Service.
VCmaster.app employees do not access private documents unless required to for security or maintenance, or for support reasons, with the consent of the document owner.
If your document is public, anyone (including us) may view its contents. If you have included private or sensitive information in your public document, such as email addresses, that information
may be indexed by search engines or used by third parties. In addition, while we do not generally search for content in your documents, we may scan our servers for certain tokens or security signatures.
How we share the information we collect
We do not share, sell, rent, or trade User Personal Information with third parties for their commercial purposes.
We do not disclose User Personal Information outside VCmaster.app, except in the situations listed in this section or in the section below on Compelled Disclosure.
We do not host advertising on VCmaster.app. We may occasionally embed content from third party sites, such as YouTube, and that content may include ads.
While we try to minimize the amount of ads our embedded content contains, we can't always control what third parties show.
We may share User Personal Information with your permission, so we can perform services you have requested.
We may share User Personal Information with a limited number of third-party vendors who process it on our behalf to provide or improve our service,
and who have agreed to privacy restrictions similar to our own Privacy Statement. Our vendors perform services such as payment processing, customer support ticketing,
network data transmission, and other similar services.
We may share User Personal Information if we are involved in a merger, sale, or acquisition. If any such change of ownership happens, we will ensure that it is under
terms that preserve the confidentiality of User Personal Information, and we will notify you on our website or by email before any transfer of your User Personal Information.
The organization receiving any User Personal Information will have to honor any promises we have made in our Privacy Statement or in our Terms of Service.
remember your preferences, and provide information for future development of VCmaster.app.
A cookie is a small piece of text that our web server stores on your computer or mobile device, which your browser sends to us when you return to our site.
Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting VCmaster.app; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user.
The cookies VCmaster.app sets are essential for the operation of the website, or are used for performance or functionality. By using our website, you agree that
we can place these types of cookies on your computer or device.
If you disable your browser or device’s ability to accept cookies, you will not be able to log in or use VCmaster.app’s services.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
This feature makes it possible to link target audiences for promotional marketing created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. This allows advertising to be displayed based on your personal interests, identified based on your previous usage and surfing behavior on one device (e.g. your mobile phone), on other devices (such as a tablet or computer).
Once you have given your consent, Google will associate your web and app browsing history with your Google Account for this purpose. That way, any device that signs in to your Google Account can use the same personalized promotional messaging.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create audiences for cross-device ad promotion.
You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by turning off personalized advertising in your Google Account; follow this link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The aggregation of the data collected in your Google Account data is based solely on your consent, which you may give or withdraw from Google per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. For data collection operations not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merge), the collection of data is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing anonymous user behavior for promotional purposes.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
How VCmaster.app secures your information
VCmaster.app takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect User Personal Information from unauthorized access, alteration, or destruction; maintain data accuracy; and help ensure
the appropriate use of User Personal Information. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.
No method of transmission, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
VCmaster.apps's global privacy practices
Information that we collect will be stored and processed in
Europe and in the United States in accordance with this Privacy Statement. However, we understand that we have users from different countries and
regions with different privacy expectations, and we try to meet those needs.
- VCmaster.app provides clear methods of unambiguous, informed consent at the time of data collection, when we do collect your personal data./li>
- We collect only the minimum amount of personal data necessary, unless you choose to provide more. We encourage you to only give us the amount of data you are comfortable sharing.
- We offer you simple methods of accessing, correcting, or deleting the data we have collected.
How we respond to compelled disclosure
VCmaster.app may disclose personally-identifying information or other information we collect about you to law enforcement in response to a valid subpoena, court order, warrant,
or similar government order,
or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, or those of third parties or the public at large.
How you can access and control the information we collect
If you're already a VCmaster.app user, you may access, update, alter, or delete your basic user profile information by editing your user profile.
Data Retention and Deletion
VCmaster.app will retain User Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.
We may retain certain User Personal Information indefinitely, unless you delete it or request its deletion. For example, we don’t automatically delete inactive user accounts,
so unless you choose to delete your account, we will retain your account information indefinitely.
If you would like to cancel your account or delete your User Personal Information, you may do so in your user profile. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply
with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements, but barring legal requirements, we will delete your full profile (within reason) within 30 days.
Emails from us
VCmaster.app may occasionally send notification emails about changes to documents you've created or others have shared with you. Depending on your email settings we may also send important
policy changes, offer customer support or send marketing emails. There's an unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each of the emails we send you.
Emails from VCmaster.app users
We may allow our users to send limited outbound emails for purposes such as sharing and signing documents. When a user sends an outbound email, it may be delivered with the sender's email address and other
Personal Information such as their name or VCmaster.app user name. Any accounts that abuse this service may be suspended immediately and indefinitely. If you receive an email from a VCmaster.app user which violates
Our emails may contain a pixel tag, which is a small, clear image that can tell us whether or not you have opened an email and what your IP address is. We use this pixel tag to make our email more
effective for you and to make sure we’re not sending you unwanted email.
In certain cases, when a VCmaster.app user sends an outbound email through our services, the pixel tag information from their email may be made available to them.
Changes to our Privacy Statement
AAlthough most changes are likely to be minor, VCmaster.app may change our Privacy Statement from time to time. Please check this page periodically for changes.
we will post the changes here and may notify you by email or other means before the change takes effect.
This Privacy Statement is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution license. You may use it freely under the terms of the Creative Commons license