Last updated on 10.09.2018
Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd, (“Wirecard”, “we”) offers its customers products and services relating to electronic payment transactions. The objective is to allow companies and consumers worldwide to process electronic transactions safely and smoothly. Security and the protection of personal data is one of the most important aspects in the context of handling and processing of payments. This is why we place particular emphasis on high data protection standards.
Wirecard operates this website in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and all other provisions with relevance in the area of data protection law.
The data controller of your personal data is Wirecard Card Solutions Ltd, Grainger Chambers, 3-5 Hood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6JQ, UK.
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information or would like a copy of the information we hold about you, then please contact our Data Protection Officer. You can either write at the above address or e-mail to: data.privacy[at]wirecard.com.
On this website you can find information on our products and services relating to electronic payment transactions. The objective is to allow companies and consumers worldwide to process electronic transactions safely and smoothly. Security and protection of personal data is one of the most important aspects in the context of handling and processing of payments. Hence we place particular emphasis on high data protection standards.
Within this website, we make available information on the services provided by Wirecard, as well as a contact form.
We do not collect personal data when you visit the website because the IP address is cut during the tracking process.
We offer a contact form on our website. Wirecard will store the personal data provided by you when you send the completed contact form (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) in its Customer Relationship Management System („CRM System“). Wirecard will use such personal data
The data collected via the contact form will not be forwarded to third parties.
We use your personal data only for the identified purposes and within the scope necessary for achieving these purposes. Transfer will only take place (if at all) with the statutory requirements. Transfers to public authorities and administrative bodies only take place within the scope of mandatory national legal provisions or if it is necessary in cases of abuse or fraud activities for civil and criminal enforcement. Transfer for other purposes – in particular for purposes of address dealing – is excluded.
5.4.1 Google Tag Manager
This Wirecard website uses the Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager is a solution enabling marketers to administer Website Tags on an interface. The tool Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not collect personal data. The tool triggers the below described other tags which themselves may collect data, as described below. Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If a deactivation has been carried out on domain or cookie level, it remains for all tracking tags implemented with the Google Tag Manager.
5.4.2 Google Analytics
Google uses the information on our behalf to evaluate how this Wirecard website is used, create reports about the activities on the site for the site operators, and to perform additional services regarding website and internet utilization. Further, Google may pass this data on to third parties, if required by law or if using their services to analyse this data. Google will not associate IP addresses with any other information held by Google.
You can prevent the storing of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we would like to point out that in this case some functionality of the website may not be available to its full extent. Further you can prevent the collection and processing of cookie created data relating to your utilization of the website (including your IP) via Google by downloading and installing the browser-plugin available under this link.
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.
5.4.3 Google AdWords
We use the so-called Conversion Tracking from Google AdWords. Google AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc. If you click on advertising placed by Google, a cookie for the Conversion Tracking is placed on your device. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and contain no personal data and therefore do not serve identification. If you visit certain websites within the 30-day-validity, Google can recognize that you clicked on the advertisement and that you have been forwarded to our website. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. The information collected with the aid of the Conversion cookie serves the purpose of creating Conversion statistics for AdWords customers that have decided to use Conversion Tracking. Thereby Google AdWords customers find out the total number of users that have clicked on their advertisement and have been forwarded to their website. However, they do not receive any information that can personally identify a user.
You can disable the storing of cookies in the settings options at Google (“Google Ad Settings”) using this link. Furthermore, you can make use of the deactivation options available at Network Advertising Initiative under this link.
5.4.4 Google Remarketing
Furthermore, within the Google AdWords services we use the remarketing functions “Google Remarketing for Search” and “Google Display Network Remarketing”. These remarketing reports are used within Google Analytics. Should you wish to opt out of this then please see this link.
“Google Remarketing for Search” and “Google Display Network Remarketing” display relevant ads tailored to you based on the fact that you visited our website by placing a cookie on your machine. The cookie is used to say “This person visited this page, so show them ads relating to that page.” It allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you.
Google Analytics Demographics: We use these reports in Google Analytics, which are pulled from the Google Display Network (3rd party cookies). It includes age, interest groups, gender. We use this data for marketing reporting/intelligence.
5.4.5 Facebook Custom Audience – Use of the Pixel
This Wirecard website uses the pixel function of Facebook Custom Audience. The Facebook Pixel is offered by the social network Facebook. Facebook is registered in Europe as Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
The Facebook Pixel is integrated into this Wirecard website with an “advanced matching” function. The pixel initiates the processing of personal data by Facebook and enables the identification of users via numerous websites. This tracking procedure allows target group-oriented advertising.
The Facebook Pixel stores a cookie, which is a tiny text file, on your device when you access our Wirecard website. If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time or subsequently log in to Facebook, the visit of this this Wirecard website will be noted in your Facebook profile. That information is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and can be used for market research and advertising purposes. Also, data such as name and e-mail address of non-Facebook users who are not logged on to a Facebook account while visiting this Wirecard website are recorded via the pixel and its “advanced matching” function.
To prevent your personal data from being collected through the Facebook Pixel via this Wirecard website users can click the following link.
Tracking via the Facebook Pixel on this website is activated. Click here to deactivate the tracking.
Facebook processes the data in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy.
For more information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, please visit the Facebook Help Section.
Wirecard will transfer your personal information to business partners, service providers and other Wirecard offices that are located in territories outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). However, if we process your personal data outside the EEA, we have in place appropriate measures providing for an adequate level of protection.
We store your personal data for as long as it is needed to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected notwithstanding any statutory retention obligations, in particular according to tax or accounting law.
In order to protect the personal data against loss, falsification or disclosure to unauthorised third parties, we have taken adequate organisational, technical and administrative measures. Wirecard uses firewalls in order to prevent unauthorised access to servers. The servers are located at a safe location in Germany to which only authorised staff have access. All staff members and all persons involved in the processing of data are subject to an obligation to comply with all laws relating to data protection, and to treat personal data confidentially.
Under GDPR, visitors as data subjects have certain rights in particular the right to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal data that we store about you.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, you can do so at any time by contacting us at data.privacy[at]wirecard.com.
You can object to processing of your personal data, ask us to restrict processing of your personal data or request portability of your personal data. Again, you can exercise these rights by contacting us at data.privacy[at]wirecard.com.
Similarly, if we have collected and processed your personal data with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal data conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact us at the above e-mail address.
Our data protection officer can be reached under data.privacy[at]wirecard.com.