SchengenVisas.com provides comprehensive, accurate and reliable information about the Schengen Visa Requirements, Visa types and validity and all steps throughout the Visa application process for all the member Schengen States (“Website”) to website visitors/users (“users” or “you” or “yours”).  The Website is owned and operated by SchengenVisas.com (“SchengenVisas.com,” “Company” or “we” or “Us”).

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO SUCH TERMS, EXIT THIS PAGE AND DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE.

We are committed to respect and protect the privacy of the personal information we obtain from you through the Website and we have created this Privacy Policy to inform you about how we collect, use and share your personal information, and about our privacy practices in general.

We are always ready to address your questions and concerns regarding this Privacy Policy and our privacy practices. If you would like to contact customer service, please contact us at the email address at the end of this Privacy Policy.

We continually strive to find new ways to enhance your experience with the Website and we may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our privacy practices.  You are encouraged to review this Privacy Policy periodically and to check the “Last Updated” date at the top of the Privacy Policy for the most recent version.  If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you here and, in our discretion, by means of notice through the Website.

Application of This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to your personal data, in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

This Policy applies where we are collecting Personally Identifiable Information (as further described below) from individuals and sole proprietors and does not apply to the collection of data from corporate entities.

This Policy applies however we collect Personally Identifiable Information however accessed and/ or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise.

In the event while using the Website you may be directed to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that are beyond our control. This Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of these third-party websites.

What Type of Personal Information is Collected and How Do We Use It?

Personally Identifiable Information. When you engage in certain activities via the Website you may provide information to us which may include personal information, which is information that may reasonably be used to identify you, such as your e-mail address, IP-address, online identifiers and other information voluntary provide to us. We may also collect information available on the Internet.  In the event you iterate with the Website through a third party services, such as Facebook or Google, or another party we may receive Personally Identifiable Information from such third party and by using the Website, you consent to our receipt and sharing of Personally Identifiable Information.  We may use or share Personally Identifiable Information to provide products and/or services to you, to enable third-parties to provide products and/or services to you, to enhance the operation of the Website, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, analyze use of the Website, and tailor your experience with third parties as provided below in this Privacy Policy. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, resolve disputes, accomplish administrative tasks, contact you, enforce our agreements with you, including our Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, and to comply with applicable laws and cooperate with law enforcement activities. The legal basis for this processing is your consent or our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our Website and services.

Types of Personally Identifiable Information:

          (i)  we may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data”). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of visits;

          (ii)  we may process your information to send you communications you have consented to receive (“correspondence data”);

          (iii)  we may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data”). If you do not want to receive promotional emails from us, you may elect to opt-out of receiving promotional emails at any time by e-mailing us at the email listed at the end of this Privacy Policy or by hitting the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of any of our e-mails.

          (iv)  we may process information that you provide to us to communicate with you regarding transactions between you and us, such as fulfilling and modifying orders (“transaction data”).

Providing Your Personal Data to Others

Except as stated in this Section we do not sell your Personally Identifiable Information.

Third Parties: We may employ third parties to perform functions on our behalf such as companies hosting or operating the Website, sending e-mail and/or other communications, maintaining customer and user information and databases. These third parties may have access to your personal information in connection with performing these functions.

In addition, as our business changes, we may buy or sell various assets. In the event all or a portion of the assets owned or controlled by us, our parent or any subsidiary or affiliated entity are sold, assigned, transferred or acquired by another company, the information from and/or about our users may be among the transferred assets.

In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Non-Personally Identifiable Information is information that does not identify a specific person. This type of information may include things like the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) of the website you visited before coming to the Website, the URL of the website you visit after leaving the Website, the type of browser you are using, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, mobile carrier information, mobile device information, or general and/or aggregated location data that does constitute Personally Identifiable Information. We, and/or our authorized third parties may automatically collect this information when you visit or use the Website using electronic tools like cookies and web beacons or pixel tags, as described in our Cookie Policy.

We use Non-Personally Identifiable Information to troubleshoot, administer the Website, analyse trends, gather demographic information, comply with applicable law, and cooperate with law enforcement activities. We reserve the right to use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users as a group for any lawful business purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers, sponsors, clients and customers.

Release of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may disclose or share Non-Personally Identifiable Information with third-party providers and the public. For example, we may share aggregated demographic information (which does not include any Personally Identifiable Information) or use third-party providers to track and analyze Non-Personally Identifiable usage and volume statistical information from our users to administer the Website. We may also publish this aggregated information for promotional purposes. Such data is collected on our behalf and is owned and used by us.

We may use third-party providers to serve ads when you participate in the Website. These companies may use Non-Personally Identifiable Information about your visits and use of the Website, and visits to other websites or locations to provide, through the use of network tags, advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you.  Our advertising service vendors and other third parties will at times also use tracking technologies to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this Website and other sites, applications, destinations, and services you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements, and for other lawful business purposes. In doing so, these third parties may collect non-personally identifiable data including for example the make, model, settings, specifications (e.g., CPU speed, connection speed, browser type, operating system, device identifier) and geographic location of your computer, mobile or other device, as well as date/time stamp, IP address, pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, the site(s), application(s), destination(s), and/or service(s) you arrived from, and other clickstream data. The use of tracking technologies by third parties is subject to their own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy, and we have no responsibility or liability in connection therewith.

If you do not want the services that tracking technologies provide, you may be able to opt-out by visiting http://www.aboutads.info.

Cookies

On this website we use cookies. For more information, please read our Cookie Policy.

Do Not Track Disclosures

SchengenVisas.com does not track its visitors over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third-party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, your browser may have features that allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.

If you would like to learn how to set Firefox so that websites do not track you, go here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/dnt/

If you would like to learn how to set Chrome so that websites do not track you, go here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/do-not-track/ckdcpbflcbeillmamogkpmdhnbeggfja?hl=en-US

If you would like to learn how to set Explorer so that websites do not track you, go here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/use-tracking-protection#ie=ie-11

Apple Safari browser no longer supports Do Not Track (DNT) but it has prevent cross-site tracking in Safari on Mac feature: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/prevent-cross-site-tracking-sfri40732/mac   

Third parties that have content embedded on the Website such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a browser visited the Website from a certain IP address. Third parties cannot collect any other personally identifiable information from the Website unless you provide it to them directly.

Consent to Transfer of Information

Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, servers and databases located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as your jurisdiction. Please be advised that we may transfer your information to and from any state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction, and process it in the United States or elsewhere. Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to any such transfer.

Security of Information

We are committed to taking all reasonable precautions to safeguard the privacy of personal information which has been provided by users. We use technical, contractual, administrative and physical security steps to protect your personal information. Security measures such as restricted access and the use of passwords and encryption have been adopted to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Our employees have been trained to respect your privacy at all times and those employees with access to your personal information shall use your personal information strictly in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 Please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet or via e-mail is completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee protection of all personal information in all cases. For example, we cannot guarantee protection against interception, misappropriation, misuse, or alteration, or that your information will not be disclosed or accessed by the unauthorized acts of others. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Any personal information you post may be collected and used by anyone and may result in unsolicited messages from other parties.

Minors

The Website is not directed to children under the age of eighteen (18). If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at the email address listed below. If we become aware that a child under this age has provided us with personal information, we will take steps to remove such information.

EEA Residents Rights

In this Section we have summarized the rights that you may have under The General Data Protection Regulation 2016/67.  Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

Your principal rights under data protection laws in the EEA are:

(i)      the right to access;

(ii)     the right to rectification;

(iii)    the right to erasure;

(iv)     the right to restrict processing;

(v)      the right to object to processing;

(vi)     the right to data portability;

(vii)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(viii)  the right to withdraw consent.

You have the right to confirmation as to whether we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, considering the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully process. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

          (i)  consent; or

          (ii)  that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection.

You may access your personal information that we hold by contacting us using the contact details below.  We will provide you with a copy of the personal information we keep about you.  However, we reserve the right to charge you a reasonable amount for providing copies of any personal information you request, to take into account the time, cost and effort involved.

You may request that the personal information we hold about you be corrected by contacting us.  If we do not agree to your request for a correction, you may then request that we take reasonable steps to attach to the information a statement of the correction sought but not made. 

 Please be aware that some of these rights may be limited or unavailable where we have an overriding interest or legal obligation to continue to process the data, or where data may be exempt from disclosure. 

Privacy Notice for California Residents

If you are a resident of the State of California and you have provided your personal information to us, you have certain rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). You have the right to request that we disclose what personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell. Contact us to exercise your right to know. You have the right to request deletion of your personal information we collect and maintain. You can exercise this right by sending to us an email. We will verify requests to exercise your California Privacy Rights. You have the right not to be discriminated against by us for exercising any of your rights under the CCPA.

We disclose your personal information to third parties for the commercial purpose of providing you interest-based advertising. You have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information by declining our cookies or by deleting all cookies stored in your browser and setting up your browser to block cookies being saved.

Nevada Privacy Rights

Nevada law (SB 220) permits customers in Nevada to opt-out of the sale of certain kinds of personal information. As previously mentioned above, we do not sell your personal information to third parties. If you are a Nevada resident and have questions, please contact us via phone, email, or write to us as provided below in our Contact Us Section.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to report any violation of this Privacy Policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Email: info@schengenvisas.com