vertical farm institute GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of data protection law.
This data protection declaration is intended to inform the users of this website in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by us as the website operator during
- the use of the website,
- the establishment of contact with us,
- the establishment of a client relationship with us,
- the participation as a third party or opposing party in a mandate or
- a job application with us.
Responsible person in the sense of data protection law:
vertical farm institute GmbH
Döblergasse 2/17, 1070 Wien
Data processing to enable the use of our website
When you visit our website, we collect personal data to enable you to use it (usage data). This includes your IP address and data about the beginning, end and subject of your use of the website. This also includes the technical data transmitted by your browser, such as browser type / browser version, the website previously visited (referrer URL), monitor resolution, operating system, device information (e.g. device type), etc., if applicable. We process this usage data in our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO) for the purpose of providing this website and designing it to meet our needs.
Cookies and web analysis
When visiting our website, information may be stored on your terminal device in the form of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your terminal device. When you next visit our website, cookie data will again be transmitted to our web server. In this way, we can recognise you, for example, and take your individual settings into account when displaying the website. There are cookies that are absolutely necessary to guarantee the technical functionality of the website. The legal basis for the use of technically necessary cookies is our legitimate interest in providing our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
In addition to our cookie banner, you can limit the content of your consent to the setting of cookies entirely or in part by configuring your browser settings accordingly and deactivating the setting of cookies either entirely or in part. Additionally, you may install a privacy protection plugin in your browser that offers the option to prevent web analytics - e.g., AdBlock, Ghostery or NoScript (please refer to the privacy notices of the respective plugin provider). Some web analytics providers are also members of industry associations whose websites allow you to centrally prevent usage-based online advertising and web analytics by their respective members. Below you will find the websites of these associations for convenient cross-provider web analytics prevention. In this way, you can also prevent the creation of pseudonymous usage profiles.
Embedded Vimeo videos
Our website contains embedded videos from the streaming service Vimeo. This service is operated exclusively by third-party providers. When you play videos, information may be transmitted to these providers. For the playback of videos, we use the so-called „two-click solution“. This means that when you visit our website, we do not pass on any personal data. Only when you watch embedded videos will data be transmitted to the respective provider. For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the provider, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of the respective provider. This information is available here:
Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA
Handling contact data
If you contact the website operator using the contact options provided, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and address your enquiry. If you have a contractual relationship with us or are interested in our services, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Otherwise, the legal basis of the processing is our legitimate interest in providing means of contact within the scope of our business operations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Regular contact in the course of business
In the case of spontaneous business contact data exchanges, including at events, business lunches or other official activities, e.g. by exchanging business cards, we process your contact data (name, address, e-mail or telephone number), data about your company (address, field of business, job description, title), data about your input/enquiry (content, time of enquiry, means of communication) in order to re-establish contact with you and process your enquiry. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Data processing upon the establishment of a client relationship
In the event of a mandate being granted, we collect and process the following data: Title, first name and surname, e-mail address, address, telephone/mobile phone number, information necessary for the assertion and defence of the client within the scope of the mandate or for counselling.
We require these data so that we can identify you as our client, provide you with appropriate legal advice and representation, communicate with you, for billing purposes, and so that we can handle any liability claims that may exist and the assertion of any claims against the client.
The data processing is performed in response to your request and is required in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for the aforementioned purposes for the appropriate processing of the mandate and for the mutual fulfilment and commitment arising from the mandate agreement. The collection of the data is also a prerequisite for the acceptance of the mandate.
The personal data collected will be stored until the expiry of the statutory retention obligation for lawyers (6 years after the end of the calendar year in which the mandate was terminated) and then deleted, unless vertical farm institute is obliged to store the data for a longer period of time pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence c DSGVO on the basis of tax and commercial law or professional obligations to retain and document data (from the German Commercial Code (HGB), the German Criminal Code (StGB), the German Tax Code (AO) or the German Federal Lawyers‘ Act (BRAO)) or the client has consented to further storage pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit a DSGVO.
The above information does not constitute an obligation to retain information.
Beyond this, we also process data of persons with whom there is no (direct) client relationship, insofar as this is necessary for the initiation or implementation of client relationships. This means that we can process your data if you are a representative, a contact person or an employee of a company that is our client. In this case, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in the initiation or implementation of the respective client relationship (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Protection of the website
In order to prevent unauthorised access to your data by third parties, we follow the latest technical and organisational practices. For this reason, we also use SSL encryption for our website in all areas to ensure the best possible data security. We expressly advise you that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) may be subject to security gaps. There is no complete protection against access to data.
Duration of storage
We delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer required for the aforementioned processing purposes.
As a data subject, you have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data relating to you is being processed by us and, if so, the right to obtain information about that personal data (Art. 15 DSGVO), the right to have your inaccurate data corrected (Art. 16 DSGVO), the right to have your data deleted (Art. 17 DSGVO) and the right to have your data restricted (blocked) (Art. 18 DSGVO).
You may also object to processing on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO (Article 21 DSGVO), in which case you must provide a specific reason, except in the case of direct marketing.
If you have provided your data, you can request the transfer of the data (Art. 20 DSGVO). Whether and to what extent these rights exist in individual cases and under what conditions they apply is specified by law in the designated standards. If the processing is based on consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, you may revoke this consent at any time for the future (Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO). In addition, you have the right to contact the competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 DSGVO).
Current version: April 2022