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Data Privacy at kompany
We take the protection of your private information very seriously. Ensuring the security of your personal data and your privacy is top of mind for us and something we always cover in our business processes. We only use your personal data to verify your identity, enable transactions you have ordered or to improve our product. We do not and will not sell your data to third parties.
You can find our latest Data Protection Policy here.
kompany is an official clearing house (Verrechnungsstelle) of the Republic of Austria, a partner of the European Business Register and an official distributor of business registers worldwide, such as Germany's Common Register Portal, Switzerland's ZEFIX, the UK's Companies House, Ireland's CRO, the Netherland's KvK, and Russia's Central Registers.
About the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) will enter into force Europe-wide. It introduces new rules for companies offering goods and services in the EU, or processing sensitive data of EU citizens. The aim of the regulation is to introduce high standards of data protection that apply uniformly throughout the EU.
kompany ensures the security and privacy of the personal data provided in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR is a comprehensive European privacy law designed to ensure transparency, accountability, purpose limitation, accuracy, integrity and confidentiality and is core to the controls and processes we have in place to ensure we handle and process your data in accordance with your consent.
kompany's core platform is hosted in the EEA, specifically in Vienna, at an ISO 27001 certified data center since the service was launched in 2012. Our own rigorous and ever-expanding compliance program includes 3rd party audits that enable us to provide our customers reports validating the security of the platform with standards such as Payment Card Industry (PCI-DSS) Level 1, PCI DSS SAQ A (3.2, Rev 1.1) and ISO 27001.
We have recently updated and adapted our internal processes, policies and products to further strengthen our comprehensive data privacy and compliance programs.
Our goal is to ensure that our customers are confident with kompany as a trusted data processor. Some of the major adaptations which were already completed before May 25, 2018 include:
Implementation of a universal Data Governance service on the platform to ensure consent is captured globally across the platform and all commercial sites.
Documentation of all external services in use to ensure compliance and transparency, where data is shared or must be shared as part of Business Support Systems (BSS).
Development of internal policies covering requests for information, the ability to correct personal information and likewise, to delete these.
Set-up of an ongoing monitoring and reporting of processes and procedures relating to GDPR.
Development of a process for the ongoing review with and by the respective government authorities in Austria and the EEA.