GDPR Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaced the requirements of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 in May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes rules on giving privacy information to data subjects in Articles 12, 13 and 14. These are more detailed and specific than in the DPA and place an emphasis on making privacy notices understandable and accessible.

  1. Ecta Privacy Policy

We at Ecta (Distributed Collective z.b.o) are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to our website, www.ecta.io.

This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information. By using the Website, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website. We periodically update this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically.

  1. Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice sets out how we may use, process and store your personal identifiable information (PII). We may get that information from you. In other cases, we will get that information from you with your permission and consent, or we may receive your personal information from third parties who you have given consent to pass this information on to us. Ecta may collect information from you because we conduct KYC procedure to create conclusion in accordance with international standards.

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate, any other services we provide, or from our business partners instructed to collect information on our behalf. We also work with third parties, including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and may receive information about you from them as part of the service we provide you, or for legal reasons.

  1. How We Use Information We Collect

Compliance with our Privacy Policy We use the information we collect only in compliance with this Privacy Policy. Customers who subscribe to our Services are obligated through our agreements with them to comply with this Privacy Policy.

We never sell personal information
We will never sell your Personal Information to any third party.

Use of personal information
In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may use your Personal Information to: (a) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Websites and to improve the Subscription Service; (b) send information to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means; (c) send you marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you. We may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, we do not transfer your unique personal Information to the third party. In addition, we may share data with trusted partners to contact you based on your request to receive such communications, help us perform statistical analysis, or provide customer support. Such third parties are prohibited from using your Personal Information except for these purposes, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. If you do not want us to share your personal information with these companies, contact us at hello@ecta.io

We use the information collected through our Subscription Service by our customers for the following purposes: (a) to provide the KYC procedure; (b) to respond to customer support requests; and (c) otherwise to fulfill the obligations under the Ecta Terms and Conditions.

Use of navigational information We use Navigational Information to operate and improve the Website. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about Ecta.

Customer testimonials and comments
We post customer testimonials and comments on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer’s consent prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.

Use of credit card information If you give us credit card information, we use it solely to check your financial qualifications and collect payment from you. We use a third-party service provider to manage credit card processing. This service provider is not permitted to store, retain, or use information you provide except for the sole purpose of credit card processing on our behalf.

Service providers
We employ other companies and people to provide services to visitors to our Website, our customers, and users of the Subscription Service and may need to share your information with them to provide information, products or services to you. Examples may include removing repetitive information from prospect lists, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing credit card payments, supplementing the information you provide us in order to provide you with better service, and providing customer service. In all cases where we share your information with such agents, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies.

Security of your personal information
We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When sensitive Personal Information (such as a credit card number and/or geo-location data) is collected on our Websites and/or transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. If you have any questions about the security of your Personal Information, you can contact us at hello@ecta.io

Social media features
Our Websites include Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button and Widgets, such as the Share This button or interactive mini-programs that run on our sites. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our sites, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and other policies of the companies providing them.

External websites
Our Websites provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.

Public forums
We offer publicly accessible message boards, blogs, and community forums. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through our public message boards, blogs, or forums, this information may be collected and used by others. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on the Websites if you so request, as described in “Opting Out and Unsubscribing” below.

Retention of personal information
We retain personal information that you provide us as long as we consider it potentially useful in contacting you about the Subscription Service or our other services, or as needed to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements, and then we securely delete the information. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in “Opting Out and Unsubscribing” below. If you provide information to our customers as part of their use of the Subscription Service, our customers decide how long to retain the personal information they collect from you. If a customer terminates its use of the Subscription Service, then we will provide customer with access to all information stored for the customer by the Subscription Service, including any Personal Information provided by you, for export by the customer according to our agreement with our customer. After termination, we may, unless legally prohibited, delete all customer information, including your Personal Information, from the Subscription Service.

Corporate events
If we (or our assets) are acquired by another company, whether by merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or otherwise, that company would receive all information gathered by Ecta on the Websites and the Subscription Service. In this event, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your Personal Information, and choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.

Compelled disclosure
We reserve the right to use or disclose your personal information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or comply with a law, court order, or legal process.

  1. Navigational Information

Cookies
Ecta uses cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ moments around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.

We use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages on our Websites, or register for the Subscription Service, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the customized features.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Ecta Website you visit. Ecta keeps track of the Websites and pages you visit within Ecta, in order to determine what portion of the Ecta Website is the most popular or most used. This data is used to deliver customised content and promotions within the Ecta Website to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

Log files
We may collect demographic information, such as your post code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites using log files that are not associated with your name or other personal information. There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by us. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, internet service provider (ISP), the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, clickstream data, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Ecta to maintain the quality of the Subscription Service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Ecta Website. For these purposes, we do link this automatically-collected data to Personal Information such as name, email address, address, and phone number.

Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
We employ a software technology called clear gifs (a.k.a. Web Beacons/Web Bugs), that help us better manage the Website and Subscription Service by informing us what content is effective. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Web users.

In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on Web pages or in emails and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs in emails to our customers’ Personal Information. If you would like to opt-out of these emails, please see “Opting Out and Unsubscribing”.

  1. Use of the HubSpot Subscription Service by Ecta

The subscription service
Ecta uses online Subscription Service which allows Ecta to build marketing webpages on their servers where visitors can learn more about the company, download content, and provide their contact information and other demographic information. This information, which is stored and managed on our service providers’ servers, is then used so that the visitors can be contacted about their interest in the company’s goods or services and interact with the company. We use the service on our Websites for marketing and lead generation.

Use by Ecta
We use the Subscription Service to build webpages that people can visit to learn more about Ecta. Information that we collect and manage using the Subscription Service for our own marketing belongs to us and is used, disclosed and protected according to this Privacy Policy.

“Sensitive Information”
This refers to credit or debit card numbers, personal financial account information, Social Security numbers, passport numbers, driver’s license numbers or similar personal identifiers, racial or ethnic origin, physical or mental health condition or information, or other employment, financial or health information.

  1. Information We Collect

When you visit our websites
You are free to explore the Websites without providing any Personal Information about yourself. When you visit the Websites or register for the email Subscription Service, we request that you provide Personal Information about yourself, and we collect Navigational Information.

When you use our mobile application
We use website analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our website. This software may record information such as how often you use the site, the events that occur within the website, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the website was visited from. Additional information we may collect on our Website includes your city location, device model and version, your device identifier (or “UDID”) and OS version.

We may link information we store within the analytics software to Personal Information you submit within the service portal or website. We do this to improve services we offer you and improve our marketing, analytics and site functionality.

“Personal Information”
This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.

“Navigational information”
This refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the “Navigation Information” section below.

Payment information
We collect and process payment information from you when you subscribe to or purchase any of our services, including credit cards numbers and billing information, using third party PCI-compliant service providers. Except for this, we do not collect Sensitive Information from you.

Information about children
The Websites are not intended for or targeted at children under 13, and we do not knowingly or intentionally collect information about children under 13. If you believe that we have collected information about a child under 13, please contact us at hello@ecta.io, so that we may delete the information.

Why does Ecta collect Personal Identifiable Information (PII)?
Ecta collects PII for the some or all of following reasons:

  • To provide services and support to you after you have entered into a purchase of tokens
  • To provide information about products or services you have shown interest in, if you are already an existing Ecta contributor or member
  • To provide information to you about tokens you have purchased from us, or related products or services
  • To provide goods or services to you under contract
  • For legal reasons, for example, if you have entered into a contract with us
  • To provide information to you about our products and services if you have consented to receive it.

What legal basis does Ecta have for processing PII?
Ecta may process your information because:

  • We have a contract with you
  • You have given us permission to do so
  • We must provide services to you after you have purchased something from us
  • To comply with the law.

Who might Ecta share PII information with?
Ecta may share your personal information with third parties, either because you have consented to allow us to do so or for legal reasons. For example, we may share your personal information with:

  • Sub-contractors and third parties for the purpose of providing or continuing to provide the products and services we are contracted to
  • With third parties because you have given consent
  • Ecta must comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect the rights, property, or safety of Ecta Limited, our customers or others
  • We will exchange information with other companies or organisations to prevent fraud or to reduce our credit risks

Ecta may, from time to time, provide third parties with data that has been anonymised, which means that your personal information that could be used to identify you have been removed from the data.

Transmission and storage of personal data
Ecta primarily store and process PII data electronically. The company and its employees follow strict protocols in terms of handling and processing data, which meets the requirements of the Information Security standard ISO27001, to which the company is certified.

How long is PII retained?
Ecta will not retain PII for longer than required and we will keep this;

  • For as long as required by law
  • Until we no longer have a valid reason for keeping it
  • Until you request us to stop using it i.e. Right to Erasure

The company has an information retention procedure and schedule, which is monitored and complied with.

Refusal to provide Ecta with personal information If the personal information is necessary in order to supply goods or services to you under a contract between you and Ecta, then we will not be able to enter into that contract or provide the products or services without that information.

  1. Your Rights

Ecta will respect individual’s legal rights to their data. These cover;

  • The right to be informed – Ecta is publishing this Privacy Notice to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal information. We strive to be transparent about how we use PII.
  • The right to access – the right to access your information. Contact Ecta if you wish to access the personal information Ecta holds about you.
  • The right to rectification – if the information Ecta holds about you is inaccurate or notcomplete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. If that data has been passed to a third party with your consent or for legal reasons, then we must also ask them to rectify the data.
  • The right to erasure – sometimes referred to as ‘the right to be forgotten’. If you want Ecta to erase all your personal data and we do not have a legal reason to continue to process and hold it, please contact us.
  • The right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask Ecta to restrict how we processyour data. This means we are permitted to store the data but not further process it. We keep just enough data to make sure we respect your request in the future.
  • The right to data portability – Ecta must allow you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across services in a safe and secure way without this effecting the usability of your data. The data must be held by us by consent or for the performance of a contract.
  • The right to object – Data Subjects have the right to object to Ecta processing their dataeven if it is based on our legitimate interests.
  • The right to withdraw consent – If you have given us your consent to process your data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, and Ectamust stop processing your data.
  • The right to complain to a higher body – data subjects have the right to complain to the ICO if they feel that Ecta is not meeting its obligations in terms of GDPR or has not respondedto their requests to solve a problem. Contact details here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
  1. Opting Out and Unsubscribing

Reviewing, correcting and removing your Personal Information Upon request, Ecta will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your Personal Information. If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:

  • To review the user information that you have supplied to us
  • To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information

that you have supplied to us

  • To request that your user information not be used to contact you
  • To request that your user information be removed from any solicitation list that we use
  • To request that your user information be deleted from our records
  • To opt out of being solicited by Ecta or third parties

To unsubscribe from our communications
You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our e-mails, or by sending us email us at hello@ecta.io . Customers cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to their account with us or our Services.

11.Links to Other Websites

From time to time, our website may contain links to and from websites of our partner networks, advertisers, social media sites etc. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites may have their own privacy notices and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any such notices. Please check these notices, where available, before you submit any personal data to these websites.

12.Changes to Our Privacy Notice

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting a new version online. You should check this page occasionally to review any changes. If we make any material changes we will notify you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on our Websites and, if you have subscribed to our email communications, providing notice through the email address used when creating your subscription. This helps you to always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed. Your continued use of the Websites, the Service Portal, and/or continued provision of Personal Information to us will be subject to the terms of the then-current Privacy Policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please write to us by email at hello@ecta.io

Distributed Collective z.b.o,

Mestni trg 7a, 3210, Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia