R-Tech/EU-VRi Privacy Notice
R-Tech/EU-VRi Privacy Notice

Thank you for visiting the websites operated by R-Tech/EU-VRi to facilitate the exchange of information between the various players active in the fields of risks, risk technologies and technological innovation. The purpose of this Privacy notice is to inform users of the websites about what information might be collected about them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed, and the ways in which we protect users' privacy.


Privacy policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and R-Tech/EU-VRi, the owner and provider of this Website. R-Tech/EU-VRi takes the privacy of your information very seriously. This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

1.      In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:


collectively all information that you submit to R-Tech/EU-VRi via the Website. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;


a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below (Cookies);

Data Protection Laws

any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the EU;


the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679;

we or us

R-Tech/EU-VRi, a company incorporated in Germany;

EU Cookie Law

the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User or you

any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by R-Tech/EU-VRi and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to R-Tech/EU-VRi and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and


the website that you are currently using, or, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2.      In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

1.      the singular includes the plural and vice versa;

2.      references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;

3.      a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;

4.      "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";

5.      reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;

6.      the headings and sub-headings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

  1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of R-Tech/EU-VRi and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.
  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, R-Tech/EU-VRi is the "data controller". This means that R-Tech/EU-VRi determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

  1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
    1. name;
    2. date of birth;
    3. gender;
    4. job title;
    5. profession;
    6. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
    7. IP address (automatically collected);
    8. a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

  1. We collect Data in the following ways:
    1. data is given to us by you; and
    2. data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

  1. R-Tech/EU-VRi will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
    1. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
    2. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products/services;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically

1.      To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:

1.      we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

2.      we will collect your Data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".

Our use of Data

1.      Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

1.      internal record keeping;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

2.      We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).

3.      When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Keeping Data secure

1.      We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

1.      access to your account is controlled by a encrypted password and a user name that is unique to you.

2.      we store your Data on secure server.

2.      Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this e-mail address:

Data retention

1.      Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the Data be deleted.

2.      Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

1.      You have the following rights in relation to your Data:

1.      Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.

2.      Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

3.      Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.

4.      Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.

5.      Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.

6.      Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

2.      To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this e-mail address:

3.      It is important that the Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during the period for which we hold it.

Transfers outside the European Economic Area

1.      Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.

2.      We will only transfer Data outside the EEA where it is compliant with data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, eg by way of data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organisation in receipt of the Data is based in the United States of America.

3.      To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties we share your Data with. This ensures your Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws.

Links to other websites

1.      This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

1.      R-Tech/EU-VRi may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of R-Tech/EU-VRi. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

2.      We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.

3.      In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.


1.      This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. R-Tech/EU-VRi uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website. R-Tech/EU-VRi has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

2.      All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

3.      Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling R-Tech/EU-VRi to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

4.      This Website may place the following Cookies:

Type of Cookie


Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language).

5.      You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.

6.      It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

7.      For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.


1.      You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

2.      If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

3.      Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

4.      This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

1.      R-Tech/EU-VRi reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact R-Tech/EU-VRi by email at


Last updated on: December 31, 2018


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