Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.syo.io

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

  • Comments

    When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

    An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

  • Media

    If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

  • Contact forms

    You can use our contact forms to send us messages and questions. The data you enter in the contact forms may be shared by email.  We only use the data you send us to respond to your contact inquiry.

    You are not contractually required to provide personal data when you contact us. However, please note that we cannot address your inquiry if the information marked as such is not provided.

    To address your inquiry your data is stored until the inquiry has been completely processed, then it is deleted. This does not apply to data which is legally required for invoicing or accounting purposes.

    The data you provide is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.

  • Cookies

    If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

    If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

    When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

    If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

    Third party cookies may be used in connection with marketing-related activities. Syo may provide information about your visit of the website to linkedin.com, a  third party operated social network to capture anonymised demographic insights (see https://www.linkedin.com/help/lms/answer/82351)

  • Embedded content from other websites

    Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

  • Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text data which is stored on your computer and enables your use of our website to be analysed. The information created by the cookie concerning your use of the website is regularly transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, when the IP address is anonymised on this website your IP address is shortened by Google before transmission within the Member States of the Eurpean Union and other signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is used on this website. On behalf of syo.io, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and provide further services to syo.io associated with the use of the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Your data will be automatically deleted after 2 years at the latest.

    You can disable the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly. Please note, however, that you may then not be able to use all of the functions of the website in full.

    Personal data is processed by Google Analytics on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

Who we share your data with

We disclose the access data you transmit to us to the following recipients or categories of recipients

  • We collaborate with providers who support us in providing our services, performances and the offer on this website (e.g. hosting provider). These service providers (agents) process data on our behalf and under our control and for the purposes described in this data protection declaration.
  • Those public or private bodies to which we have to disclose personal data to meet a statutory obligation.
  • We may be required by U.S. law to disclose personal information to U.S. authorities. In these cases, we limit the publication to the extent that is legally mandatory.
  • We may also disclose personal information to enforce our rights or to protect our rights or the rights of third parties to the holders of such rights, advisers and authorities.

  • Where we send your data

    We use the Recaptcha service provided by Google to protect our website from spam and abuse. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en

  • Transmission of data to third countries

    We intend to also transfer your personal data to recipients in third countries. Third countries are countries outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area where it is not always possible to assume that the level of data protection is comparable to that of the European Union.

    Before any such data transfer we ensure that the required level of data protection is ensured in the third country concerned or at the recipient in the third country. This may take the form of an “adequacy decision” of the European Commission which ensures that an adequate level of data protection has been ascertained overall for a certain third country. Alternatively, we can also transfer data on the basis of “EU standard contractual clauses” or, for recipients in the USA that have a valid EU-US Privacy Shield certification, on the basis of compliance with the principles of the “EU-US Privacy Shield.

    We would be pleased to provide further information on the suitable and appropriate safe-guards for compliance with an adequate level of data protection on request; the contact details can be found at the bottom of this data privacy statement. Information on the participants of the EU-US Privacy Shield can be found under [www.privacyshield.gov/list].

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

 

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have certain rights in accordance with applicable data protection provisions – in particular the GDPR and the relevant provisions in the applicable law of a Member State of the European Union:

  • You have the right of access to your personal data.
  • You have the right to demand rectification of any inaccurate personal data.
  • You have the right to demand erasure or to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format.

If you have given us your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future.

You are entitled to assert the above-mentioned rights against us, e.g. by notifying us via one of the methods of contact listed at the end of this data protection statement.

You may also contact the competent authority if you have a complaint about how your personal data is handled.

  • Your right to object

    You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation on the basis of Art. 6 (1) e) or (1) f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

    In such cases syo.io will no longer process your personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such marketing purposes, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

    If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

    In the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • Cookies

    In your browser settings, you can deactivate the storage of cookies under “Options/Internet Options”, limit them to certain websites or set up your browser so that it informs you when a cookie is sent. You may also delete cookies whenever you wish. Please note, however, that disabling or deleting them means that you will have limited presentation of our website and limited user guidance.

  • Google Analytics

    You can also prevent the information generated by cookies regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

    More detailed information on this is available under http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that on our website, Google Analytics has added the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure that IP addresses are recorded in anonymous form (IP masking).

Your contact information

If you have any further questions relating to our information on data protection and the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We are available at any time to answer information requests, or if you have any suggestions or complaints.

The controller responsible for the processing of your personal data on this website is
syo.io Limited, 65 Connaught Heights, London, E16 2FR, United Kingdom

syo.io has appointed a data protection officer. This data protection officer can be contacted at the following email-address: data-privacy@syo.io

How we protect your data

We have taken technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and any third parties involved in data processing must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act and the confidential handling of personal data. If personal data is processed via our website the information is transferred in an encrypted form to avoid misuse by third parties. Our security measures are regularly updated in accordance with technological developments.