- Privacy Statement
The policy explains how Volue might control and process your personal information and how we handle requests regarding your privacy. We do update this policy from time.
‘Personal Data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘Data Subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number; location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;
‘We’ or ‘Volue’ refers to the legal entity Volue ASA, VAT.no. 924 332 166, Chr. Kroghsgate 16, 0186 Oslo, Norway, including its affiliates where Volue ASA directly or indirectly controls a minimum of 50% of the shares;
‘Volue Solutions’ means all services, software and other products that are Volue-branded and/or offered via Volue websites, app stores, cloud services, mobile or tablet solutions etc.;
‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is/are performed on Personal Data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction;
‘Data Controller’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data;
‘Data Processor’ means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Data Controller (and pursuant to the instructions given by the Data Controller)
3. What types of Personal Data does Volue process?
We collect and associate with our customers’ accounts, information like names, email addresses, phone numbers, payment information, location data, physical addresses, and data regarding communication between our customers and Volue support at email@example.com, etc.
We also collect information from and about the devices our customers use for accessing our services. This includes information like IP addresses, the type of browser and device used, and other identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information to the respective Volue Solution, but only if you have enabled location services on your device.
Unless explicitly informed otherwise in the respective Volue Solution, we do not process any Personal Data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation, or Personal Data relating to criminal convictions or offences.
4. Legal basis
The provision of certain Personal Data is a necessary requirement in order for Volue Solutions to be provided to you. Volue has a legal basis for processing such Personal Data in Article 6 (1) b) of the GDPR (processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract).
Volue will not process your Personal Data for purposes incompatible with the purposes that they are originally collected for unless you have consented to the processing for other, specified purposes. Volue may, for example, offer optional features of the Volue Solutions that require further processing of Personal Data.
If and to the extent Volue processes any Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you may revoke such consent at any time.
5. Data Controller
Volue is the Data Controller in respect of the processing of the Personal Data that you have given Volue access to through the Volue Solutions or otherwise if you have a direct customer relationship with Volue.
If Volue processes your Personal Data on behalf of a business customer or partner of Volue, then Volue’s business customer or partner is the Data Controller, and Volue will process your Personal Data in accordance with instructions given by the Data Controller.
Inquiries regarding the processing of your Personal Data must be addressed to the Data Controller. If you do not know who the Data Controller is, please contact Volue on the contact information in Section 13, and we will help you out.
6. For which purposes may Volue process Personal Data?
Volue may process your Personal Data for the following purposes:
to provide the services to you, and to maintain and improve the operability of the services
to manage the customer relationship between you and Volue, including by providing relevant information to you and communicating with you regarding the services, e.g., by informing you about your account, security updates and product information to fulfil any obligations that Volue has towards you according to agreements between you and Volue, and to document such agreements
Volue will not use electronic communication methods to contact you for marketing purposes or user surveys unless you have explicitly consented to it, or Volue otherwise has a legal basis for such communication.
7. How does Volue process Personal Data?
Volue uses Personal Data collected for processing within the respective Volue Solution as agreed with you in a service agreement or otherwise, or in accordance with lawful instructions given by a Data Controller, as the case may be.
We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect, and promote our services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering a username, understanding how customers are interacting with our services, improving them based on that information, and providing information to you about services that we believe might be of interest to you. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but please be aware that this might affect your service experience.
8. For how long will Volue store your Personal Data? Your rights
You have the following rights in relation to Volue’s processing of your Personal Data:
You have the right to view your Personal Data being processed by Volue and to request a copy of such Personal Data, which shall be provided to you in a commonly used electronic format;
You have the right to require that incorrect, incomplete or inaccurate Personal Data is rectified or erased;
You have the right to obtain restriction of processing if you contest the accuracy of the Personal Data, the processing is unlawful, and you oppose erasure, or if you for the sake of establishing, exercising or defending a legal claim require Personal Data no longer needed by Powel;
If any Personal Data are used for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data for such purposes;
9. How does Volue protect your Personal Data?
Personal Data processed by Volue is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems because they need access in order to perform work for Volue in connection with Volue’s provisioning of the services. Volue’s personnel and any person or entity working for or on behalf of Volue shall be under a contractual obligation to maintain the strict confidentiality of all Personal Data.
We are committed to keeping Personal Data secure and protected from unauthorised access, disclosure, or any other deviant processing, and to maintain data integrity and secure data availability. As part of our commitment, we utilise reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures and measures to safeguard the information we collect and process. We store our customers’ data in secure operating environments that are only accessible to Volue employees and subcontractors on a need-to-know basis. Volue requests its registered users to verify their identity by e.g. login ID and password. In addition, thereto, we are continuously testing our Volue Solutions for vulnerabilities, and we are monitoring industry and technology developments in order to ensure that your Personal Data is always protected by state-of-the-art information security measures.
10. How long will Volue process your Personal Data?
We will only process Personal Data for as long as necessary in order to pursue the purposes for which the data is collected or to facilitate the services, unless we are obligated by law to store or process Personal Data for a longer period of time, e.g., to maintain appropriate financial records. Any Personal Data that we do not need in order to fulfil our legal obligations will be deleted without undue delay after your customer relationship with Volue has ended. If we are processing your Personal Data on behalf of a Data Controller, we will delete and/or return Personal Data in accordance with the relevant data processing agreement between Volue and the Data Controller.
11. Does Volue share your Personal Data with third parties?
Volue uses subcontractors such as vendors of cloud services or other IT hosting services such as Microsoft for the Microsoft Azure cloud. For more information about how Microsoft processes Personal Data in Microsoft Azure cloud, please see https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement. When using subcontractors, Volue will always enter into a data processing agreement with such a subcontractor that satisfies the requirements of applicable privacy laws, in order to safeguard your Personal Data. Volue is fully responsible for our subcontractors’ processing of Personal Data.
Volue will not transfer or give access to Personal Data outside the EU/EEA, except in accordance with transfer agreements based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses for the transfer of Personal Data to data processors established in outside the territory of the EU/EEA or other countries which the European Commission has found to guarantee an adequate level of data protection.