Privacy Policy

The following terms and annotations (“Privacy Policy”) apply to the collection and processing of personal data on the Site (as defined below).

In this Privacy Policy “Site” means the web sites and any other website of PLATEBANK (as defined below) and PLATEBANK´s affiliates, any and all content, material and information presented on the web sites as well as any and all functionalities of the web sites. In connection with the Site PLATEBANK may also provide certain software, programmes and applications intended e.g. for the upload and/or download of content to or from the Site and management of other content related transactions on the Site (“Applications”). The Applications form a part of the functionality of the Site.

The Site is provided and operated by PLATEBANK B.V. (Chamber of Commerce number: 64443507), a company duly incorporated and existing under the laws of the Netherlands and having its principal place of business at Van Beuningenstraat 155 A, 1051XN Amsterdam, the Netherlands, ("PLATEBANK” or “we” or “us”). PLATEBANK is a subsidiary of Platebank Oy, (Business ID: 2647197-8), a company duly incorporated and existing under the laws of Finland and having its principal place of business at Kulosaaren puistotie 38 A 7, 00570 Helsinki, Finland, who is the owner of the Site.

This Privacy Policy has been compiled in order to inform you of what personal and non-personal data PLATEBANK collects and how this data is processed. By accessing or using the Site you consent to the collection and processing of your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before accessing or using the Site and contact us if you have any questions.

In this Privacy Policy “personal data” means data, which allows individuals accessing or using the Site to be specifically identified as individual persons. “Non-personal data” means data that cannot be used to specifically identify any individual persons.

Please note that this Privacy Policy is not applied to the extentthe Site contains links or references to third party web sites which are not operated or provided by PLATEBANK.

PLATEBANK is the controller of the personal data. The name of the personal data file is PLATEBANK User Register.

If you have any questions regarding the Privacy Policy or the PLATEBANK User Register please contact us at the address below:

Chamber of Commerce number: 64443507
Address: Van Beuningenstraat 155 A, 1051XN Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1. Purpose of processing personal data

PLATEBANK will only collect such personal data that is relevant for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

Personal data may be collected, used and processed for the purposes of providing and operating the Site (including the content, material, information, software, programmes, applications and functionalities related to the Site) which includes inter alia the following:

(i) creating and maintaining user accounts; using, monitoring, maintaining, customizing and developing the Site and its use;

(ii) contacting and communicating with the users of the Site; providing customer service and receiving feedback;

(iii) sending customer and marketing information to the users of the Site, including direct marketing of products and services of PLATEBANK and its co-operation partners, market research or research polls;

(iv) conducting research and creating reports; run contests, select entrants and choose prize winners and other similar purposes; and

(v) identifying, compensating and/or charging users. PLATEBANK may use the collected data also to create user profiles.

PLATEBANK commits to adhere to the provisions of the applicable laws and regulations pertaining to the collection, use and processing of personal data, as well as to process personal data in compliance with good processing practice. PLATEBANK takes appropriate measures in order to prevent unauthorized access to personal data, any inappropriate use thereof and any possible inaccuracies. All personnel processing personal data are obliged to keep such information strictly confidential.

PLATEBANK may, at its own initiative or upon your request, complement, correct or delete incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal data.

2. What kind of data is collected?

The Site includes both areas and parts that can be accessed or used freely and areas and parts which require registration. In case registration is required, you may refuse to give the required registration or access information but in such case the Site may not function properly or your access to or use of the relevant area or part of the Site will be prohibited.

PLATEBANK collects and processes following categories of data:

(i) Data that you voluntarily give to us in connection with your access or use of the Site. Such data includes inter alia your name, user name, alias, avatar, password, user code, license number or other such license identification, mailing address, email address, phone number and other contact details, company name, company or tax identification, information on technical equipment, billing address or other payment information when you make a purchase or request a payment from PLATEBANK.

(ii) PLATEBANK collects data from third parties that offer services related to the access to or use of the Site. Such data includes inter alia billing address or other payment information when you make a purchase or request a payment from PLATEBANK.

(iii) PLATEBANK collects data that is technically gathered when you access or use the Site. Such data includes inter alia IP address, operating system, access times, browser type and language, referring web site addresses as well as actions taken in the context of the Site.

PLATEBANK stores the above mentioned data when a user accesses or uses the Site, (including, but not limited to, uploading or downloading content to or from the Site or providing access or registration information).

In order to enhance the Site and its operation and service PLATEBANK may also use tools or third-party analytical software to collect and use non-personal data.

3. Cookies

Cookies are small text files which are received and transmitted by a visitor´s computer, mobile phone, tablet or other technical device capable of receiving and transmitting cookies (“Device”) when a visitor is browsing the Site. PLATEBANK uses cookies to operate and provide the Site, help it identify and track visitors, their usage of the Site and their website access preferences as well as to improve quality, tailor recommendations and develop the Site.

The cookies will not enable PLATEBANK to access and review data stored on a visitor´s Device.

The Site is optimally designed to operate with the aid of cookies and certain areas, parts or functionalities of the Site may not function properly and affect your user experience if you choose to decline or opt-out the use of cookies.

A visitor is to be informed of cookies when accessing the Site. For further information on the use of cookies, please refer to the cookies section of the Site.

This Privacy Policy covers the collection of data and use of cookies by PLATEBANK only, and does not cover the use of cookies or other technologies by third parties to collect data. PLATEBANK may feature advertisements served by third parties that deliver cookies to visitor´s Device so the content accessed and advertisements can be tracked. Such third party advertisements are governed by separate privacy policies and this Privacy Policy shall not apply and PLATEBANK shall not be responsible for such collection of data by third parties.

4. Disclosing and transfering Personal Data

PLATEBANK may use its affiliates and third party service providers to provide technical solutions or services for the provision and operation of the Site, such as processing stored data and accessing the stored data by using a technical interface, such as e-mail service providers, credit card and payment processors, data analyzers and business intelligence providers. PLATEBANK may disclose or transfer personal data to its affiliates and third parties who perform services or work for or on PLATEBANK´s behalf as necessary for the affiliates and third parties to provide their services to PLATEBANK. Such third parties must protect personal data to the same extent as PLATEBANK and shall be prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

When necessary and to the extent required for the provision or operation of the Site, PLATEBANK may transfer personal data outside of the European Union or European Economic Area. In such case PLATEBANK shall comply with the requirements of the applicable law concerning such transfer of personal data.

PLATEBANK reserves the right to process, disclose and transfer personal data if required or permitted to do so by applicable law.

5. Data security and storage of personal data

PLATEBANK User Register will be maintained in external service providers’ servers with appropriate safeguards, such as password protection, granting the access to the stored information only to PLATEBANK. The register is protected by appropriate industry standard, technical and organizational safety measures.

PLATEBANK User Register will be accessible only to those persons who are authorized to access the personal information by PLATEBANK.

Personal data collected by PLATEBANK shall be stored as long as it has contractual relationship with the user and/or as long as the personal data is necessary for the purposes it was collected.

6. User rights

You are entitled to review any information collected on you and stored in PLATEBANK User Register and to complement, correct or delete incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal data. If you wish to use the above right to review stored data, please send a signed request thereof to PLATEBANK by using the contact details mentioned above.

You have the right to prohibit PLATEBANK from processing personal data stored on you in PLATEBANK User Register for the purposes of direct advertising, distance selling, other direct marketing, market research and opinion polls. If you wish to use the above right to prohibit the processing of your personal data, please contact PLATEBANK by using the contact details mentioned above in order to communicate this to PLATEBANK.

7. Changes to the privacy policy

PLATEBANK may amend this Privacy Policy and the related information from time to time. PLATEBANK recommends that the users regularly access the Privacy Policy to obtain knowledge of any possible changes made thereto.

Last Updated: August 15th, 2016