Data Protection Notice
Last updated 20. October 2019
Table of contents
Overview of definitions and abbreviations
“Users”: E.g. Marketing collaboration partners, customers, consumers, tourists visiting our platforms, contact persons and software users among our partners incl. persons representing new partners that approach us via VisitWestDenmark platforms and third party social networks, jobseekers etc.
“Platforms”: Websites, Image and Video database system, Tourist attractions database system.
“Third party social networks”: Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.
“Marketing activities”: E.g. Newsletters, marketing campaigns, events etc.
“Personal data”: Personal data is information that can identify you as a person, e.g. an email address, street address or phone number.
“Data controller”: Legal entity determining the purpose and means of processing your data.
“Data processor”: Legal entity processing data on behalf of our partners based on their instructions.
1. VisitWestDenmarks ambition concerning your privacy
2. Application of data protection legislation
VisitWestDenmark is part of the public sector in Denmark with representative offices (local entities), business processes and technical systems that cross borders.
VisitWestDenmarks head office is Varde. All VisitWestDenmark entities are located in the EU/EEA area, and are therefore subject to European data protection- and privacy regulations and directives. Our privacy policies and guidelines respect and comply with applicable privacy legislation in the countries in which we operate. All major decisions regarding privacy in VisitWestDenmark are made at a corporate level.
3. Scope and your acceptance
4. What personal data we process
The type of data that VisitDenmark might process about you may be:
(a) Our users contact details such as: Name, address, telephone number and e-mail.
(b) IP address.
(c) Personal data you provide us with due to our marketing collaboration.
(d) Personal data you provide us with due to seeking a job at VisitWestDenmark.
(e) Feed-back, comments or questions provided by you while using VisitDenmark platforms or third party social networks.
(f) Content you have uploaded on VisitWestDenmark platforms or third party social networks.
(g) Unique user information such as: Login ID, username, password and security question.
(h) Personal data you provide us with answering surveys.
(i) Tracking information as provided by your web browser such as browser type, language and the address of the website from which you arrived.
(j) Clickstream behavior such as which links you click on and when.
(k) Other personal data contained in your profile on third party social networks.
We may also in some cases compare a collected IP address with a geographic map service to derive your general location. If you make a post, comment or similar on any public forum or VisitWestDenmark platforms or third party social networks, such information can be read and used by anyone with access to our platforms and third party social networks and used for purposes over which neither VisitWestDenmark nor you have control. VisitWestDenmark is not responsible for any information you submit to such forums.
VisitWestDenmark will not post any photo, comment, testimonials or similar made by you without your prior consent.
5. VisitWestDenmark as data controller
VisitWestDenmark control personal data that we collect in the context of you being:
(a) employed by a partner that has or may have a business relation to VisitWestDenmark
(b) a user who declares that you want to receive information from VisitDenmark based on your own or your employer’s interests.
(c) a jobseeker
When you represent a partner or user of VisitWestDenmark, your rights are the same as if you were a private person only representing yourself.
6. Why we process your personal data
To manage our user relations in general and to meet our user commitments, VisitWestDenmark requires some information about you or you being a user of our platforms and third party social networks. Our aims with this are:
(a) Provide offers on marketing collaboration, marketing activities, digital marketing services such as marketing activities on third party social networks, and data reports on insight travel knowledge that users have requested.
(b) Inform about and present our marketing collaboration and digital/data services that are closely related to the services and marketing collaboration with you as a user.
(c) Perform deliveries in accordance with a partner/or customer agreement.
(d) Offer support to users of our platforms.
(e) Improve the quality of our marketing campaigns and platforms.
(f) Communicate and improve information that is relevant for our users in general.
(g) Process orders, invoicing, payments and other financial follow up.
(h) Payment of programs and services purchased through VisitWestDenmark platforms.
(i) To manage access to our platforms.
(j) To manage information about you if you are a jobseeker.
If you are a jobseeker we gather information in order to:1) analyze your skills and background and 2) evaluate your potential as a future VisitWestDenmark employee. The basis for VisitWestDenmark processing your personal data when being a jobseeker is based on your voluntary consent. Your consent may be given freely on VisitWestDenmarks website when applicable.
Processing according to the above listed purposes (a to j) is necessary for us to manage our user relations. Therefore VisitWestDenmark do not, as additional ground ask for your consent to process your personal data. We do not consider that the processing disadvantages you in any way.
7. How we collect your personal data
In some cases, we may also collect information about you from other legitimate sources if you have given your consent that the party collecting the personal data may share this with others. These sources may be third party data aggregators, VisitWestDenmarks marketing partners, public sources or third party social networks.
8. Automatic data collection tools
VisitWestDenmark uses a variety of technologies to collect information about your movements on the web as well as interest and preferences you freely have made available.
Cookies are small text files that contain a string of characters and uniquely identify a browser. They are sent to a computer by website operators or third parties. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You may be, however, able to change your browser settings to cause your browser to refuse third-party cookies or to indicate when a third-party cookie is being sent.
VisitWestDenmark uses digital marketing software and digital re-marketing services that employs cookies or data in order to recognize a return visitor as a unique user. The cookies placed by this software are readable only by the vendor of the software, and cookies cannot access, read or modify any other data on your computer. We do link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our platforms or third party social networks.
VisitWestDenmark uses tracking tools which allows us to see information on user platforms activities including, but not limited to page views, source and time spent on our platforms. The information is depersonalized and is displayed as statistical overview, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. This will help to protect your privacy.
9. How we share your personal data
As VisitDenmark consists of many different business entities, there is a great likelihood that a partner or customer will conduct business with more than one business unit. It is important for us that we provide the best possible partner/user experience when collaborating with VisitWestDenmark. In order to maintain a complete overview and insight into which partners and users have relations with the various business entities, we will therefore share your data among our local business entities. The aim of this is to ensure that you can access the relevant information on time and that you are not contacted more often than is necessary for you or for VisitWestDenmark.
VisitWestDenmark does only share your personal data with third parties who intend to use the data for marketing purposes if you have given your consent.
However VisitWestDenmark is part of the public sector in Denmark. Which means that anyone can ask for access to data handled by VisitWestDenmark as a public authority according to Danish Law (Forvaltningsloven and Offentlighedsloven). Access to personal information will be handled by VisitWestDenmark in compliance with Danish Law.
Public Authorities (such as the Police) are entitled to ask for access to data handled by VisitWestDenmark. In these cases, VisitWestDenmark will only hand over the data, if the Police has documentation for laws being violated or if they have a court order to demand access to personal data.
10. Your rights
Right to opt-out of marketing communications
You have the right to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from VisitWestDenmark and can do so by following the instructions for opt-out in the relevant marketing communication
Please note that even if you opt-out from receiving marketing communications, you may still receive administrative communications from VisitWestDenmark.
11. Access and rectification
You have the right to request a copy of your personal data. You may send us a request for this on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have the right to request that VisitWestDenmark correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.
12. Data security and retention
How we keep your personal data secure
VisitWestDenmark takes your personal data seriously. We are committed to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure or other deviant processing of your data. Further, VisitWestDenmark is committed to ensure proper use of the information, to maintain data integrity and to secure data availability. As part of our commitment, we utilize reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative procedures and measures to safeguard the information we collect and process. VisitWestDenmark has implemented a number of security measures, which secure your personal data.
Please note that these protections do not apply to the personal data that you choose to share in public areas such as third party social networks.
How long we store your personal data
VisitWestDenmark will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary for the stated purpose, while also taking into account our need to answer queries or resolve problems and to comply with legal requirements under applicable laws.
This means that we may retain your personal data for a reasonable period after your last interaction with us. When the personal data that we collect is no longer required in this way, we destroy or delete it in a secure manner. We may process data for statistical purposes, but in such cases, data will be anonymized.
13. VisitWestDenmark as a data processor
VisitWestDenmark provides many different services to our partners. These services involves processing of the partners’ data and may include processing of personal data. The purposes of this processing is determined by our partners and not by VisitWestDenmark. The partner is then the data controller for the data subject’s data. VisitWestDenmark do in such cases act as data processor and process the data on behalf of and according to instructions given by the partner. When acting as data processor, VisitWestDenmark is in accordance with the requirements applicable to data protection legislation always committed to enter into a data processing agreement (DPA) with the partner.
When acting as data processor, VisitWestDenmark is responsible for providing technical and organizational security measures in order to safeguard your privacy on behalf of our partner - the data controller.
As data processor, VisitWestDenmark will not process personal data in any other manner or for any other purpose than as authorized in the agreement with the data controller.
Data subjects having questions, comments, claims or any other issues regarding their personal data that VisitWestDenmark is data processor for, must submit these to the data controller. As data processor, VisitWestDenmark will not give any data subjects access to their personal data without instructions given by the data controller to do so. If governmental authorities or the police request disclosure of personal data, VisitWestDenmark will promptly notify the data controller and we will disclose such data only to comply with applicable laws or a court order.
VisitWestDenmark will provide non-public information about internal systems and routines for data processing to collaboration partners upon request. This may be contingent upon a non-disclosure agreement.
13 A. Subcontractors and export of personal data
In some cases, VisitWestDenmark will use subcontractors to process personal data, and we may export your or our partners data outside the EU. These subcontractors are typically vendors of cloud services or other IT hosting services. When using subcontractors, VisitWestDenmark as data processor will always enter into a data processing agreement (DPA) in order to safeguard your privacy rights and/or to fulfil our obligations towards our partners.
14. Changes to this Policy
15. How to contact us