AVG (General Data Protection Ordinance) and PayByPhone.
PayByPhone is pleased to welcome many users worldwide to its online mobile payment platform. In doing so, we take the protection of all customer data very seriously and take all necessary measures to comply with the applicable laws and regulations, to which the AVG also belongs. The AVG has been in force since 25 May 2018 and regulates the acquisition of personal data within the EU and applies to all companies worldwide.
What is the AVG?
The AVG was adopted by the European Parliament in April 2016 with the aim of harmonising laws and regulations on a pan-European basis. The basic principles of the AVG are to protect the personal data obtained by companies for the performance of their services. This applies to companies worldwide that offer their services in the EU to residents of one of the EU countries.
How does PayByPhone at AVG apply?
PayByPhone closely monitors the AVG regarding the processing of the personal data.
PayByPhone has taken all measures before the AVG came into effect on 25 May 2018 in order to fully comply with the conditions laid down with regard to the processing of personal data obtained. Our general terms and conditions and the privacy statement have been adjusted accordingly, as well as our policy regarding cookies. Furthermore, we have optimized our systems and made them transparent so that all personal data of the users are safe.
Why does PayByPhone apply the AVG?
PayByPhone collects the personal data in order to be able to provide a good service, just like other companies do. In doing so, we have set ourselves the goal of giving you, the customer, full insight into the way in which your data is obtained, stored and processed.
At PayByPhone we are committed to protecting your data and thus safeguarding your fundamental right to privacy.
What is personal data according to the AVG?
In relation to the AVG, personal data are considered to be all the characteristics of the person with which the person can be identified. An identifiable person is a person who can be identified directly or indirectly by the characteristics that have been obtained and stored.