Advertima AG and its subsidiaries (“Advertima”, “we”) are committed to responsible handling of information and to compliance with the relevant data protection provisions. Advertima is a technology company and offers corporate customers experience management software that is used like a service (“service” or “solution”).
We gather only the personal data that is necessary for:
This data protection declaration describes how we gather and use personal data in relation to the provision of our services.
Responsibility for data processing: Advertima AG, Lerchenfeldstrasse 3, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland. The data protection officer at Advertima AG can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertima’s solution produces and records only anonymous metadata that relate to the size and demography of a group of people using content playout devices (e.g. a digital signage screen) or visitors to a specific physical location (e.g. a store or a shopping center). Advertima does not save any clearly identifiable personal data nor does it make any image or video recordings. Our algorithms process video livestreams in real time and all raw data is processed locally in real time by an edge computer. No biometric data is recorded in the long-term memory or uploaded to a cloud storage system. For every observer/visitor identified, the solution calculates the following in real time: gender (male, female), age, posture of the head, routes taken, total time spent observing specific content, total attention span, position of the body in the space (three-dimensional).
As outlined above, we do not record or process personal data in connection with our core products (Advertima technology). Our solution gathers demographic metadata only. The demographic metadata is essentially used for market research, by means of which the following objectives are pursued (depending on the system configuration):
The metadata gathered, however, is only available in aggregated formats for analysis purposes. The user of the analysis solutions is the Advertima customer who operates the specific server on the installation site. The merging of metadata in the analytics solution by Advertima is an important step in guaranteeing data protection. In this way, Advertima excludes the possibility of any abuse of the solution, for example combination of the anonymous metadata with other external data sources for the identification of an individual for malicious purposes. We ensure that all the above-mentioned processes and services are provided by service providers who are commissioned in compliance with data protection legislation and who are based in the EU or Switzerland. These may be companies in the categories of IT services, consultancy, or sales and marketing, or service providers whose activity we make use of within the context of order processing relationships.
Likewise, the anonymous metadata is processed as described above in order to protect the justified interests of Advertima and/or our customers (article 6, para. 1, point f) of the GDPR). Legitimate interests are:
Once the data is no longer required for fulfillment of contractual or statutory obligations, it is regularly deleted. As a general rule, we retain the data for a period of five years. As described in section 3, at no point are image or video recordings saved. Storage duration relates exclusively to the anonymized metadata described in section 3 (age, gender, etc.), which is used exclusively for the purposes stated in section 4.
In general, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you the following rights in relation to your personal data:
Since our solution does not record any personal data, however, but rather just anonymous demographic metadata, we are also not able to rectify or erase personal data from the body of data we hold. Furthermore, we are also unable link up the metadata retrospectively with your personal data. You can request further information by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. You have the right to consult a relevant data supervisory authority (article 77 of the GDPR).