This notice informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data which applies to our website.

Please click on the "+" sign in the sections below to obtain more details on the corresponding topics.

Change notification: The GFT Privacy and cookie notice was updated on 18th September 2017.

This notice informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data which applies to our website. Should you be redirected via links on our website to other websites, please educate yourself about the respective handling of your data at these sites.

In section “Contact” of this notice you will find name and address of the legal entity responsible for operation and content of this website and how the site collects, processes and uses personal data.

On our website we collect, process and use personal data or relevant derivatives (anonymized or pseudonymized data) for the following purposes:

Operating our website

We collect and use pseudonymized data by means of transient cookies, in order to  enable session handling. These transient cookies will be deleted at the end of the session. By visiting our website, we assume your consent to this use of personal data. Please refer to section “Cookies”  for more information, including how configure your browser to prevent storing any cookies.

Optimising our website

For this purpose, we collect and use anonymized data by means of web analytics tools. By visiting our website, we assume your consent with using your anonymized data for this purpose. Please refer to section “Web analytics” for more information, including how to prevent any web analytics in your case.

Requesting documents for email delivery

On our website you will find opportunities to select documents to be emailed to you. For this purpose we will collect your name and email address and ask for your explicit consent. This data will be retained for subsequent Marketing purposes (e.g. sending you similar information of interest).


Submitting an application

When you submit an application through our site we collect and use personal data by means of a data form and upload feature. Before accepting or storing your data, we are asking for your explicit consent to the collection, processing and use of this data.  Please refer to section “Data Upload” for more information including instructions on how to get your personal data in your case deleted or to exercise any other of other your rights as a data subject.

Using Social Plug-Ins

We have embedded Social Plug-Ins (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, XING, LinkedIn, Viadeo) on our website in such a way as to requiring your explicit action in order to use one of these plug-ins. This ensures that no personal data is being shared through Social Plug-Ins without your consent. Please refer to section “Third Party Plug-Ins” for more information.

Cookies are usually categorized as “transient” Cookies or "persistent" cookies. Transient Cookies are typically used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of communication over an electronic communications network or is strictly necessary for a service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user.

Session cookies are the most common type of transient cookies help you navigate through the Web site efficiently, keeping track of your progression from page to page so that you are not asked for information you have already provided during the current session. Transient cookies are stored in the browser’s temporary storage and erased when the web browser is closed. The use of Session cookies does not require explicit consent.

Persistent cookies, on the other hand, store user preferences for current and successive visits. They are written on your device's non-volatile memory (typically the hard disk), and are still valid when you restart your browser. Persistent cookies are often used to track user behavior and to promote targeted advertising. The use of persistent cookies requires explicit consent.

First Party cookies are set by the website owner responsible for notifying the website user about the purpose of data processing and for obtaining user consent. Third Party Cookies are set by some Third Party Plug-Ins, and both the website owner and the Third Party are jointly responsible for notifying the user of the purpose of data processing and for obtaining user consent.

How the GFT Website makes use of cockies

The GFT Website makes use of First Party Cookies by means of Session Cookies (namely for Login and Search purposes). These transient cookies will be deleted at end of the session. By visiting our website, we assume your consent for the use of Session Cookies. Below you will find information on how to prevent Session Cookies from being used. Be aware that certain features of our website may not work properly without session cookies.

In addition, the GFT Website makes use of Third Party Cookies:

  • The Marketing Automation tool "Pardot" uses persistent cookies for convenience: Based on previous form submissions we can pre-fill forms with information like name and email address. In addition the cookies help us to track user behavior in order to optimize our website for the needs of our visitors. A second persistent cookie saves your “do not track” setting.

    Further information on how Pardot uses cookies can be found here:
    http://help.pardot.com/customer/portal/articles/2125776-pardot-cookies-overview

     
  • The Webinar tool "GoToWebinar" uses four different types of cookies. They will only be placed on your device in case you register for a GFT webinar and log in with the link provided to the GoToWebinar website.
  • GoToWebinar uses persistent cookies to store your preferences across sessions, to remember your identity, to target advertising and for security reasons.

    For further information on how GoToWebinar uses cookies please visit:

    https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal/privacy
    Chapter “3. Analytics, Cookies and Other Web Site Technologies“

The GFT Website also makes use of Third Party Plug-Ins which may be capable of delivering Third Party Cookies. However, these Third Party Plug-Ins are embedded on our website in a way which requires an explicit action from you before these plug-ins are activated. Please refer to section “Third Party Plug-Ins” for more information.

Finally, the GFT Website takes advantage of web analytics and Marketing Automation tools which may use Third Party Cookies to enable collection of anonymized data for website statistics. By visiting our website, we assume your consent to use these tools. Please refer to section “Web analytics” and “Marketing and Sales tools” for more information including how to prevent any web analytics in your case.

Delete Cookies

Browsers usually automatically permit cookies, but also give you the ability to control the majority of cookies, including whether or not to accept and how to remove them. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies altogether. However, this setting will affect persistent cookies as well as transient and as a consequence you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Here you can find information about disabling cookie storage on the most popular browsers:

Google Analytics

Compilation and storage of data can be revoked at any time with effect to the future by installation of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on which can be downloaded from here.

Pardot

Our instance of Pardot respects the “Do not track” setting in your browser. For further information please visit https://allaboutdnt.com/.
In addition, Pardot cookies become invalid after one year of inactivity automatically. To set per browser click here.

GoToWebinar

If you do not want GoToWebinar to place cookies for the the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out here, or if located in the European Union, click here.

The GFT website contains sharing buttons which allow the user to share links of the GFT website via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, XING, LinkedIn or Viadeo.

The Share / Like buttons on this site are embedded using a privacy-friendly two-click-solution: The buttons will not be loaded until you click on them to prevent unintentional tracking. Without your explicit action (click on the media buttons), our site does not communicate with any social network.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

In view of discussions concerning use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses we would like to point out that this website uses Goggle Analytics with the "anonymizeip()" function so that IP addresses are only forwarded in a truncated version to preclude any direct relation to persons.

Learn more about Google Analytics and privacy here:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

In addition, our Marketing Automation solution “Pardot” is also using cookies to analyse user behavior. For more details see chapters “Cookies” and “Data processing for Marketing & Sales purposes”.

The GFT Website offers the capability to submit an online application. As part of the application process, the applicant is able to upload personal data (name, email, relevant job position, CV). Before accepting delivery of this data, the GFT site is asking the applicant for explicit consent to the collection, processing and use of this data, which includes sharing this data within in the GFT Group.  Please refer to section “Data Sharing” for more information. The applicant may exercise his or her rights as data subject and may request deletion of this data at a later point in time. Please refer to section “Contact” for more information.

Application via Linkedin

We offer the opportunity to use our the “Apply with LinkedIn” feature to submit Name, email and CV resumee from his personal Linkedin account.

This service is provided by the social network LinkedIn, operated by LinkedIn Corp., 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA („LinkedIn“). The service allows you to apply to a job using your LinkedIn profile. If you click this button, you will be referred to LinkedIn, where you are demanded to enter your LinkedIn log-in data. By submitting this data, you permit us to access your LinkedIn profile. Before submitting, you can edit the data of your LinkedIn profile you want to share with us. At no time we will receive any information about your LinkedIn access data.

For information on your privacy at LinkedIn please visit:
www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

The usage of this service is optional. If you don´t want to submit the data from your Linkedin profile, you can apply by attaching your CV to your application without any disadvantages for you.

The GFT Website offers the capability to

  • download privileged information, p.ex. Whitepapers and Thought Leadership pieces,
  • to register for webinars which give you exclusive and free access to our experts and their Financial Industry know-how.

As part of a download or webinar registration process, the visitor is asked to submit personal data (name, email, position, company name, phone number, company size, industry, country).

For this purpose we use forms of our Marketing Automation Solution, Pardot, which are embedded in our website. For webinars, the data will be handed over to the Webinar provider, GoToWebinar.

Before accepting delivery of this data, the GFT site is asking the applicant for explicit consent to the collection, processing and use of this data, which includes sharing this data within in the GFT Group.  Please refer to section “Data Sharing” for more information. The user may exercise his or her rights as data subject and may request deletion of this data at a later point in time. Please refer to section “Contact” for more information.

About Pardot

This website uses Pardot, a marketing automation tool of Pardot LLC, 950 E. Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 3300 Atlanta, GA 30326, USA (“Pardot“). Pardot is a special software for systematic recording and evaluation of the use of a website by visitors.

Pardot sets two session cookies and one permanent cookies. The maximum tracking cookie duration is one year. For additional information please see http://www.pardot.com/faqs/prospects/pardot-track-activities/.

About GoToWebinar

Webinars are hosted by GoToWebinar which is operated by LogMeIn, 320 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 in the US. Should you wish to access the webinars you will first need to register directly with GoToWebinar via the booking form. For more details see “Data processing for Marketing & Sales purposes” on this page.

Any personal information that you provide via the booking form will be held in the US by LogMeIn, Inc and in GFT´s Pardot Marketing Automation software.

The GoToWebinar website sets various cookies and you can review the associated privacy policy at https://secure.logmein.com/home/en/policies/privacy.

Please note that the cookies are set on entry to the Gotowebinar website – compare chapter “Cookies”.

GFT is an international organization with business processes, management structures and technical systems many countries and jurisdictions. As such, we may share personal data or relevant derivatives within GFT Group and transfer it to countries in the world where we do business in connection with the purposes identified and in accordance with this notice. Please refer to the list of the members of the GFT Group.

This notice and our practices are designed to ensure an adequate level of protection for personal data in every country where we operate. This means that even in countries whose laws would provide for less protection for your information, GFT will still handle your information in the manner described here. Even contractors and agents from third countries helping us to deliver our services are bound by legal instruments to adhere to an EU level of adequacy and GFT's policies in data protection and information security.

In case we would need to disclose information that identifies you at an individual level and which we collected on our Web sites to other non-GFT entities that are not acting as our suppliers, such as our business partners, we will ask you for your explicit consent. We do not sell or lease such information however.

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, GFT decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or the receipt of such information from sellers. It is GFT’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these cases.

Finally, please be aware that in certain circumstances, personal information may be subject to disclosure to government agencies pursuant to judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process.

GFT Technologies SE
Schelmenwasenstr. 34
70567 Stuttgart

Legal Disclaimer

Contact for exercising rights as data subject (request for access, to correct, to delete or block your data respectively, to withdraw consent and object to further processing):

processing@gft.com

Contact for filing questions or complaints regarding our privacy practices:

dataprotection@gft.com

Contact for obtaining information to any other kind of subject:

info@gft.com

When this notice is updated or modified in a material way we will post a notice for 30 days at the top of this page notifying users of the change or changes. We will notify you if we are going to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we may use your personal information in such a way.