Last updated: 20 July 2023
Any processing undertaken in this context shall be in compliance with the provisions of the GDPR and the Cyprus Law providing for the Protection of Natural Persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and for the Free Movement of such Data of 2018 (Law 125(I)/2018).
References in this policy to "we", "us" and "our" are references to Covve. References to "you" and "your" are to the Users.
In a nutshell:
A physical contactless business card, with an associated browser-based service.
Refers to Covve Visual Network Limited, a limited liability company registered under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus, with registration number HE 286317, which is the owner of the Contactless business card.
Any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
In the context of the Service, Personal Data refers to data relating solely to the User/Users, as these are set out in the Types of Data Collected paragraph below.
Information collected automatically from Covve (or third-party service providers retained by Covve), as set out in detail in the Types of Data Collected paragraph below.
The individual/individuals (natural persons) downloading and using the Service.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data relates.
In the context of the services provided by Covve via the Service, Data Subject refers to User/Users.
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization authorized by the Data Controller to process the Personal Data.
The natural person, legal person, public administration or any other body, association or organization with the right, also jointly with another Data Controller, to make decisions regarding the purposes, and the methods of processing of Personal Data and the means used, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of the Service.
With respect to the processing of personal data of the Users, Covve acts as a Data Controller. Our contact details are set out below :
Covve Visual Network Limited.
Michalaki Karaoli 8,
4th floor Anemomylos Building
1095 Nicosia, Cyprus.
Covve collects your Personal Data either by you when you access the Services and populate your business card data or automatically when using the Service.
Covve may collect the following types of information relating to Users, which also include Personal Data:
whenever a User communicates with Covve with an inquiry, for support or for changing their subscription plan.
For operation and maintenance purposes, Covve and any third-party service providers retained by Covve may collect files that record interaction with Covve (System Logs).
Information collected automatically by Covve (or third party service providers retained by Covve), which can include: the unique device identifier, the time of server requests, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited.
Users are responsible for any Personal Data of third parties obtained and/or published and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide the Data to Covve.
Data is processed in a proper manner and appropriate security measures are undertaken to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated.
In addition to Covve, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Processors or by potential purchasers or assignees of the Covve business.
The Data is processed at the operating offices of Covve and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact Covve.
The Data is kept for the time necessary to provide the service requested by the User, or stated by the purposes outlined in this document, and the User can always request that Covve corrects, suspends or removes the data.
The Data concerning you as a User is collected to allow Covve to provide the Service.
We may also process your Personal Data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, for example if we are required by law to disclose certain Data to public authorities.
Finally, it may be necessary for us to process your Personal Data
for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us and where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of Users. For example, your Personal Data may be used for legal purposes in Court proceedings or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of the Application or the related services.
Personal Data is collected for the following purposes and using the following services:
These services have the purpose of hosting data and files that enable Covve to run and be distributed as well as to provide a ready-made infrastructure to run specific features or parts of Covve. Some of these services work through geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location where the Personal Data are stored.
Microsoft Azure (Microsoft Corporation)
Microsoft Azure is a hosting service provided by Microsoft Corporation.
LogEntries (Rapid7 LLC)
LogEntries is a server log management service provided by Rapid7 LLC.
Personal Data collected: Various types of Data as logged by Covve's servers for troubleshooting and system monitoring purposes.
The services contained in this section enable Covve to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior. These are only used in relation to the DCA.
KISSmetrics (KISSmetrics Inc)
KISSmetrics is an analytics service provided by Kissmetrics Inc. used to analyse the use of the DCA for quality and improvement purposes.
Personal Data collected: Cookie and Usage data.
These services allow Covve to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.
Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between Covve and the User's browser.
Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information User are transferred.
F5 (F5, Inc.)
F5, Inc. is a technology company specializing in application security, multi-cloud management, online fraud prevention, application delivery networking (ADN), application availability & performance, network security, and access & authorization. All traffic to Covve's systems is filtered through F5's security solution.
Place of processing: Europe
More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested from Covve at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.
You have the following legal rights with regard to the processing of your Personal data:
You may exercise your above rights by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covve does not support "Do Not Track" requests.
To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honor the "Do Not Track" requests, please read their privacy policies.