Ve Global (Ve), as an organisation that processes personal data, takes its responsibilities under the GDPR seriously. We have been working since early 2017 to put in place mechanisms, documents, technical solutions and procedures that are designed to achieve compliance with the GDPR.
We contract directly with most of our clients to provide our services. We also make available our services to certain affiliate partner networks who are able to on-provide our services to their respective clients - in these FAQs, the term “clients” also includes clients of our affiliate partners.
This document is designed to help our clients understand our approach to the GDPR.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new EU legal framework governing the use of personal data across the EU. It replaces the existing EU data protection framework which is over 20 years old. It comes into effect on 25 May 2018. The GDPR is designed to give consumers more control over their personal data and applies across the EU. Regardless of Brexit, the British Government intends to implement the legislation. The European Union has published information about the GDPR at https://www.eugdpr.org.
While we are not able to advise you on your own GDPR or other privacy obligations, we recommend you take advice and review the guidance made available by the Office of the Information Commissioner (ICO) or other local regulatory bodies.
What steps has Ve taken to ensure compliance with the GDPR?
We have worked hard to ensure compliance with the GDPR taking key steps including:
Ve offers clients various solutions including:
We are, for certain other purposes, a controller in our own right where we determine the purposes for which we process data, such as the use of our own data assets to support delivery of our solutions and for the creation of new solutions intended to benefit our clients.
Typically, where we provide our solutions to a client, we are, from a GDPR perspective, a joint data controller with the client. The fact that
We take our
Client responsibilities are explained in more detail in our Framework Terms. In these Framework Terms, clients agree:
(a) to obtain any and all marketing permissions and other consents that are required under the GDPR and the e-Privacy Directive to enable us to provide our services, including in respect of cookies that we use. In our view, this means clients should (among other things) (i) use cookie banners, pop-ups or similar and (ii) assess whether they can rely on soft-opt-in under the e-Privacy Directive or need an active informed consent for us to send marketing communications in respect of products and services that they offer;
There are various ways in which end users can prevent Ve from receiving and/or using their personal data. These are set out in the How to opt-out of our use of your personal information section of our Privacy
Ve takes data security seriously and has a dedicated “Information Security Committee” to ensure the security of processing and
Yes. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted