Last updated on 22.09.2022
the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 as well as to explain what information we
collect, how we use data and what choices you have as a visitor to this website.
VINC Platform GmbH offers strategy consulting services as well as M&A, corporate finance and financial
advisory services mainly to companies active in the Life Sciences industries, in Europe and overseas –
from start-ups, via family owned mid-sized companies to large, international corporates and
Our website (www.vincls.com) (“our Website”) is operated by VINC Platform GmbH (“we”, “our” or
“us”) on behalf of our partners.
Each of our partners comes across and collects various personal
information (also referred to as personal data) about individuals in the course of their business
activities, for example information about business contacts, individuals working for, or investing in,
clients, and other individuals connected with the transactions in which our partners are involved, or
who interact with our partners in the course of their business. Each of our partners is a separate data
controller in respect of any such personal information and is separately responsible for holding and
using such personal information, in accordance with the relevant data protection laws applicable. As
such, the privacy practices of our partners may vary among the countries in which they operate. This
In respect of personal data held by our partners, where there is any conflict between this privacy
policy and the privacy policies of our partners, the policies of our partners will prevail. Please
contact the relevant partners for more details about how they collect and process personal information,
and about the rights you may have in respect of your personal data under the relevant local laws. We are
not responsible for, and disclaim all liability in respect of, compliance by our partners with any
applicable data protection laws.
2. Automatic Data Retention
Every time you visit a website, certain information is automatically created and stored. This data will
be collected as sparingly as possible, and only for administrative and technical reasons. This is: Type
and version of the browser used, date and time of access, and the IP address. This data is anonymized
and only used for statistical purposes or to improve our Internet and online services. This anonymized
data is saved on secure systems – separately from personal data – and cannot be allocated to any
individual persons. This means that your personal data remains protected at all times.
3. Storage of Personal Data
What information do we and/or our partners collect and for what purposes? Personal data refers to details
about your person. This includes your name, address and e-mail address. You do not need to disclose any
personal data to visit our website. In some cases, we need your name and address as well as other
information in order to offer you the desired service. If you send us data via a contact form, this data
is saved on our servers in the course of data back-up. Your data is used by us exclusively to process
Your data is treated as strictly confidential.
If you make an enquiry by email or telephone, we or the relevant partner (if you make an enquiry directly
with a partner) will collect your name and contact information, which will be used to respond to your
enquiry. We or our partners (as applicable) may also keep records of such communications and/or add your
contact details to our business database, if we (or the relevant partner) believe that we may have a
good reason to contact you in the future. Therefore, we use personal data for the communication with
only those users, who have explicitly requested being contacted, as well as for the execution of the
services and products offered on this website. We do not pass your personal data to others without your
If you send us personal data via email – and thus not via this website – we cannot guarantee any safe
transmission or protection of your data. We recommend you, to never send confidential data via email.
European Union, namely the GDPR. elit.
4. Lawful basis of processing of
your personal information
We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to, i.e. when it is necessary to:
- perform our contractual obligations towards you and/or the business you work for;
- comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
- pursue our legitimate interests (e.g. conducting our business in an efficient, compliant and
profitable manner), your interests and fundamental rights do not override these interests.
It may also become necessary to process your personal data for legitimate interests of a third party, for
example, another member firm, or other financial adviser involved in the same transaction. Please refer
to our partners’ privacy notices/policies for information about the lawful grounds on which our partners
rely to process personal data. Our partners may share your personal information with other partners
(mainly in the context of the same transaction or business opportunity).
We and/or our partners may use your contact details to send you news about Vinc Advisory’s services or
events. Your contact details will only be used for such direct marketing purposes when the law allows us
and/or our partners to, for example, if you have specifically requested to receive such information. You
can always opt-out from receiving further communications by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom
of the relevant email.
We will not pass your contact details to any third party for direct marketing purposes.
6. Data Security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being
accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit
access to your personal information to those of our personnel and other third parties who have a
business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are
subject to a duty of confidentiality.
While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of
the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity
of any personal data that are transferred via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about
your information, please contact us (see Contact).
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and
any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
7. Rights and duties
In connection with personal information you are granted the following rights in accordance with the
provisions of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG):
- right to rectification (article 16 GDPR)
- right to erasure (“right to be forgotten“) (article 17 GDPR)
- right to restrict processing (article 18 GDPR)
- right to notification – notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data
or restriction of processing (article 19 GDPR)
- right to data portability (article 20 GDPR)
- Right to object (article 21 GDPR)
- right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling –
(article 22 GDPR)
If you would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us directly.
If you are based in the EU or other EEA countries, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to
the relevant local supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence or place
of work. Please contact us if you wish to receive the details of the relevant supervisory authority.