v.1 - Updated February 9th, 2021
Animea gathers information in most of its interactions with you, whether directly or indirectly. Although some of the information may be considered as Personal Identifiable Information (“PII”), most of the gathered information is not PII. PII is defined as information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.
Animea has taken extensive safety and operational precautions, including administrative, physical and technical safeguards to protect personal information. Furthermore, Animea deploys reasonable safeguards across the company databases to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure or loss of personal information.
Where information is provided to Animea for the purpose of the establishment of a contractual relationship, Animea processes your data on the basis of Article 6 I b) GDPR. In all other cases, your data is processed on basis of and in accordance to your explicit consent as required by Article 6 I a) GDPR.
Animea collects and stores information during the registration of products, the creation of online profiles, the application via our website and any contact for support or other matters (e.g. contact or comment forms, telephone contact). Examples of information transmitted by you:
Animea does not collect or process any credit card data during purchases. Any credit card purchase is made through our reliable and secure online payment processor, with the result that Animea is never furnished with your sensitive credit card information;
In order to provide its services, its websites or fulfill its contractual obligations to you, Animea may be required to forward data which may include some of your personal information to third parties. In order to follow the requirements of data minimization, the data so transferred is reduced to the necessary minimum. Those subcontractors are required to adhere to a data processing agreement with Animea under which they are committed to process data solely in accordance with the applicable laws (including the GDPR and other national privacy laws). This processing includes a required screening of your provided data against international export and economic sanctions lists by Animea. A negative (no match) screening result is a mandatory requirement for Animea to communicate with, deal with, do business with or provide any form of services to you. The applicable “Export and Sanctions Compliance Policy” applies accordingly.
As part of the WebPros group of companies, Animea has an extensive data protection policy in place across its organization, which every Animea employee or contractor must adhere to at all times. Such data protection policy sets forth the mandatory way, information is expected to be handled within Animea and describes the necessary internal processes and the required level of confidentiality to be maintained in order to be compliant with national and international data protection laws (like e.g. GDPR).
Animea strives to comply with the concept of data minimization (“privacy by default”) by only collecting as much information as needed for the intended and approved purpose. Only information which is relevant to such purpose and which has been provided to Animea in free and informed manner by you as the data subject will be processed by Animea for as long as needed for the purpose. Thereafter, any PII is subject to a defined deletion routine as defined in Animea’s record of processing activities created and maintained in accordance to Article 30 of the GDPR.
Animea may automatically collect and store information about how users utilize the Animea website(s) and applications. This may include anonymized IP addresses of website visitors, browser type and other information such as search terms, which helps us to improve our services and our website to provide you with the best possible services and user experience. Any so collected data which may be considered as PII is subject to immediate anonymization upon its collection with the result that the automatically-collected data will not allow Animea or any other party to identify you.
The Animea website as well as its contents, services and offers are not directed at children or minors. Accordingly, Animea does not want and does not assume that any information collected on the Animea website or any forum will be personal data pertaining to children or minors. Any data which is identified as belonging to a child or minor is subject to immediate deletion.
Animea as well as the entire WebPros group of companies has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures related to the respective processing purpose in order to protect the PII provided by you against abuse and loss. PII and other information about you are stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public.
Any data transmission performed by Animea is encrypted during transmission via SSL.
In addition, each of Animea’s employees is contractually bound by comprehensive confidentiality and non-disclosure terms and is further required to abide by the applicable data protection policy at all times.
You have the following rights in respect to the PII you provide to Animea:
Animea may ask you to provide a proper identification of yourself before performing any PII-related action to avoid misuse.
In order for Animea to execute its business processes in a convenient and optimal manner, it may be necessary for certain data to be processed by trusted 3rd parties and reliable partners. These 3rd parties may
on behalf of Animea. However, Animea only shares such information needed to serve the specific purpose for which the 3rd parties were engaged. Animea ensures that these 3rd parties are under similar obligations to maintain privacy and confidentiality as Animea’s own employees are and that they will handle your information in the way and to the extend as Animea itself is permitted to. Animea does not allow any 3rd party to use your information for any purposes for which the information was not collected.
Animea will only disclose your PII abroad, if it is necessary for the intended purpose of processing. However, as a member of the worldwide WebPros group of companies, every local WebPros entity may maintain or perform data processing operations in countries outside the EEA or in countries without an adequate level of data protection, if it is required for the fulfillment of our obligations or the underlying agreement with you. Furthermore, subcontractors of Animea which Animea engages to act on its behalf in respect to the processing of your PII may be domiciled in such areas.
In order to secure such transfer and processing in accordance to chapter 5 of the GDPR, Animea has implemented and requests the required technical and organizational measures as well as has entered into the appropriate contractual frameworks with group companies and subcontractors which make sure that the recipient of data has implemented an adequate level of data privacy in its organization as required by the GDPR. This includes signature of Data Processing Agreements as well as EU standard contractual clauses issued by the EU commission. These precautions are appropriate safeguards as requested by Article 46 GDPR and local data protection laws in effect, which make sure that your information will be treated securely, confidentially and in accordance to the applicable data protection laws.
Animea only maintains your PII for as long as it is required for the intended and approved purpose. Data which is collected on basis of your explicit consent will be retained until such consent will be withdrawn or expires. Some data (e.g. billing related data) may be subject to statutory data retention obligations, which Animea adheres to. Product trial licenses are tied to email addresses. For fraud protection purposes, such addresses are subject to an extended retention term of up to 12 months after license expiration. As soon as your PII is no longer needed to serve the purpose of its collection and no other retention policies apply, Animea has implemented revolving routines to delete your data. Animea employs data destruction techniques designed to completely destroy data and prevent any future recovery in all such routines.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer, tied to information about you. Animea may use all kinds of cookies. This may either include cookies which terminate and erase once you close your browser or log out or cookies stored on your computer for an extended timeframe.
During your first visit on the Animea website, you will be asked to confirm the cookie categories you agree to be set (Cookie Bot). At the same time you will be provided with detailed information about the respective cookies.
Animea has furthermore established a comprehensive “Statement Regarding Cookies and Other Technologies”, describing the different kinds of cookies and technologies used on the Animea website, the purpose of their use as well as ways to avoid cookies and other technologies by way of editing your browser preferences or actively performing opt-out actions. The Animea Statement Regarding Cookies and Other Technologies can be found at here.
Accordingly, Animea disclaims any responsibility and liability for actions of any 3rd parties or the observance of data protection regulations by 3rd parties, linked to from Animea’s websites. In the event you envisage any shortcomings or breaches of data protection regulations by one of the 3rd parties linked on the Animea website, please immediately contact Animea per the address below to allow Animea to take the appropriate actions to stop this misbehavior.
Responsible data processor: NIXSTATS B.V., Funenpark 1G, 1018AK Amsterdam / The Netherlands, represented by its Director Mr. Sascha Konzack.
Version: v.1 (issued 09.02.2021)
This Policy applies to Animea B.V., direct affiliates of the WebPros group of companies and all websites owned by such companies.
This policy is subject to periodic revisions and may be amended by Animea from time to time if necessary. If required, Animea will further inform you about changes to this policy via the appropriate communication channels directly.