Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to websites of VASCO displaying this Privacy Statement, and describes how VASCO collects and processes personal and personally identifiable information (collectively “Information”) obtained from users of the VASCO website (“Site”). By using the Site or submitting your Information to VASCO, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement and the VASCO Terms of Use
Information Collected through the Site

When you visit the Site and access its pages, VASCO collects the following Information:

Active Information

Active information that you disclose to VASCO when you visit certain VASCO websites may include your name, company name, job title, home and business address, email address, telephone number, mobile number or other contact information, and demographic information such as your gender, postal code, country, preferences, as well as username and password, or delivery and fulfillment information as may be necessary, and such other personal information that you elect to disclose and as VASCO may request from time to time.

Other information VASCO actively collects may include your consent to marketing permissions and to the use of cookies and other data collection techniques defined below, your resume or curriculum vitae if you apply for a job position, areas of interest or message topic, your language preferences or such similar information that VASCO requests. 
Passive Information

VASCO automatically receives passive information when you use or access the Site, or through your use of certain browsers. Automated passive information includes your IP address, browser information and version, location, date, time and time zone, network routing information, equipment versions and similar information. VASCO also passively receives site activity data capturing how you enter and leave the Site, how you navigate to and leave the pages and links you visit on the Site, your length of stay on any part of the Site, your product or service preference indicated by the number of times and the length of time you view a product, how often you visit the Site and any of its pages, or third party websites or applications accessible through the Site. 

Passive information does not identify you to VASCO by name, and VASCO does not link your IP address to you or to any personally identifiable information. VASCO may store passive information for the purpose of determining effective click-path flow, to test and improve user experience of the Site, and related usage for internal purposes.
VASCO receives “passive” information using the following data collection techniques:

Cookies: “Cookies” are small text files sent from the Site to your web browser or your hard drive to store bits of information related to you. Cookies may last while you are active on the Site and are deleted when you close your browser. Cookies can also be stored in your computer browser or memory until you delete them manually or until they expire. Cookies may collect a unique identifier and store user information such as IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords, allowing you to sign in to your account in a VASCO website or to access certain areas on the Site.

VASCO uses cookies to keep track of the products and services you request, to assist with the downloading or uploading of documents and other materials from and to the Site, to create a more personalized user experience, for standard Site traffic analysis, and to improve Site content and display. If you choose to register a user account and create a User Profile in order to access certain areas of the Site, VASCO will use cookies to store the Personal Information in the User Profile you establish.
Locally shared objects, also called flash cookies, are pieces of data that websites using Adobe Flash may store on your computer. VASCO will use the information collected to find out how you navigate the Site. You may disable this function by referring to the website for information. If you disable or disallow locally shared objects, you might not be able to access certain pages or important functions on the Site.

“Internet Protocol (IP) addresses” and “log files” are used to identify server problems, improve Site content, and compile aggregated statistics about Site usage and click-stream data. The Site also uses electronic images, known as web beacons, to help personalize your experience and perform standard Site traffic analysis in a manner similar to the use of cookies. VASCO reserves the right to introduce new passive tracking technologies and techniques related to the use of the Site, subject to and in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

To manage your privacy preferences, you may configure your Internet browser using the “help” function in order to alert you when a cookie is sent or used and allow you the option to accept, reject or remove cookies. If you reject, disable or remove cookies, you might not be able to access certain pages or important functions on the Site.

User Profile, Preferences and Opt-Out

To gain full access to certain areas of the Site in order to obtain a service, request for information, download materials, or subscribe to or participate in certain VASCO programs, VASCO may require you to create a user account and maintain a user profile. You may control your preferences for using the Site, or for receiving electronic and marketing information, including opting into or out of certain programs and interests. You can access your user profile at any time to change your preferences or make other modifications.

Several VASCO websites may require separate user registrations for you to be able to obtain the services and the information in these websites. Certain VASCO websites will permit automatic access to other VASCO websites so that by logging into one user account in a VASCO website, you may automatically be signed in to other VASCO websites. Other VASCO websites may have different purposes, uses, and collection techniques than those indicated in this Privacy Statement. Please always review the Privacy Statement of the VASCO website that you access before providing your Information.   

Purpose of collecting the Information

VASCO collects the Information to allow access and use of the Site; to deliver the VASCO products and services offered through the Site; to communicate with users and respond to inquiries; to process online applications for job vacancies and spontaneous job applications; to provide technical support and resolve problems that users encounter when using the Site; to tailor and select content and improve the quality of the Site and user experience; to tailor marketing to users’ needs and track marketing campaign results and responses; to notify users about new product releases, services, and changes or updates to the Site; to perform data analysis including anonymisation of personal information; to verify user compliance with the Terms of Use; to enhance security and to protect VASCO from fraud or other inappropriate conduct.

Use, Processing, Disclosure and Transfer of the Information

VASCO will use, process, disclose and transfer the Information as legally permitted, and as requested or consented by you.

VASCO stores Information that you provide for as long as you maintain a user profile, and as necessary for the effective operation of the Site or to comply with legal requirements. When you communicate with VASCO, your Information is collected only as may be necessary to reply, and stored for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of collecting and processing of the Information as stated in this Privacy Statement. When you submit your Information in a resume or similar document to express your interest in career opportunities at VASCO, your Information will form part of the VASCO pool of candidates allowing VASCO to consider you for available positions that match your qualifications.
VASCO hosts the Site on its servers in Belgium. Because VASCO is part of a global group of companies, Information that you submit to the Site may be shared with VASCO’s affiliates in the United States or other locations, only when the transfer is legally permissible and appropriate for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.

Your Information may be transferred, accessed and stored globally, as necessary for the provision of the products and services through the Site. VASCO may disclose and transfer the Information to IT providers, subcontractors and other third party service providers that assist with the operation of the Site or the associated activities.

Some recipients of the Information may be located within your home jurisdiction or elsewhere, including countries that do not offer an adequate level of protection within the meaning of the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In this case, VASCO will ensure by other means, prior to the transfer of the Information, that the data recipient adequately safeguards the Information. All recipients of the Information will be required to keep the Information secure, and a data recipient that qualifies as a data processor will be required to process the Information in accordance with our instructions.

VASCO may disclose your Information to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, when required by law or legal process, when necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraud or illegal activity.

VASCO may also disclose and transfer the Information, subject to the requirements of applicable law and as necessary or appropriate, to protect the security of the Site, to protect VASCO, its affiliates, directors, officers, and employees or others against liability, or in connection with the sale or transfer of all or part of the business.

VASCO will notify you should the use, disclosure, or storage of your Information change from that stated at the time of collection. If you receive such notification, you may elect to either opt-out of any change, when possible, or you may terminate your user account or stop using the Site.

Additional Communication

Users who consent to receive additional communication will be added to VASCO’s internal mailing list and furnished with product information via email, telemarketing, fax, SMS, and postal mail, where legally permitted. With user consent, VASCO may also disclose and transfer personal information to VASCO partners or resellers for the marketing of VASCO products and services.

If you decide not to receive such further information, you may unsubscribe as described in the individual communication, or notify VASCO at the postal address indicated in this Privacy Statement. You will be removed from the subscriber list within ten (10) business days.  

Data Security

Pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, VASCO maintains reasonable technical and organization measures to protect your Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access.

Access and Correction of Personal Information

You may directly access, modify, update or delete all or part of your Information in your User Profile, or you may request VASCO at to modify or delete your Information in accordance with applicable law or regulations. VASCO will make every reasonable effort to promptly comply with your request. VASCO may, however, limit access to your Information where providing such access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by international standards. To protect your privacy and security, VASCO may take reasonable steps to verify your identify before responding to your request. 
Links to Other Internet Sites

The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Statement apply only to this Site and the specified activities. Other websites, whether operated by VASCO or by third parties, may have different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites that you access through the Site. VASCO is not responsible or liable for the content of third party websites or for third party compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Revisions to this Privacy Statement 

VASCO will update this Privacy Statement from time to time as necessary, to adapt to changes in the Site and the products and services available, or to comply with law and regulations. VASCO may request that you confirm your understanding of a revised privacy policy when you register for additional services. Please check the Privacy Statement before you submit additional Information. If you disagree with VASCO’s Privacy Statement, please do not access or use the Site any longer and do not transfer Information to VASCO. You will be notified of material revisions to this Privacy Statement electronically, or by other means that VASCO deems sufficient to reach your attention, such as a prominent post on the Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or VASCO’s privacy practices, please write or send an email to VASCO at:

International Headquarters (Postal Address)

VASCO Data Security International GmbH
Postfach CH-8058

Fax: +41 43 555 35 01

Updated:  November 2012

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