GeoCTRL is a spin-off startup by Adello. Adello operates AdCTRL, a transparent and neutral mobile advertising platform which is based on Adello’s artificial intelligence technology and facilitates the creation and execution of mobile advertising campaigns on advertising spaces of numerous publications which are partly represented by intermediaries (eg. Ad Exchanges), and sold by Adello. Adello uses AdCTRL for real-time large-scale data processing. This ensures that advertisers and their intermediaries (eg. media agencies) are enabled to place ads based on predicted interests, affinities and local context, and measure the effectiveness of their campaigns. Our aim is to reduce the number of ads that aren’t beneficial or of interest to users. AdCTRL is not a data provider, nor a media agency nor an ad network. AdCTRL is not built on cookies. The platform is operated in the EU and has been developed with user privacy at the core of its design from day one. It is subject to GDPR and applicable national data protection laws. GeoCTRL products partly built on AdCTRL.
As a general rule, we aim not to collect any information which would put us into the position of being able to identify an individual. We may deviate from this rule only where we have the users consent, where we need the information to provide our contractual obligation to them or where we have a legitimate interest to do so. The information that we collect when a user visits the website, or when we show an ad to a user fall into the following categories:
Type of information:
Name, E-mail address, Company name, Position, Phone number, Country
Browser type and version, Operating system, Referrer URL, Adello URL’s that are accessed, Date and time of the access, IP address (anonymized), Cookies
If we require personal information not described above, the user will be asked for their consent, and the reasons will be made clear to them at the point where the information is collected.
We are using the analysis tool Matomo (Piwik) for anonymized analysis of website usage. This is necessary to keep improving our content and usability. The collected data is anonymized (i.e. IP Addresses are masked) and stored in the EU on our own servers and is not shared with any third-party nor sent outside of the EU.
You can select to opt-out on this page and tracking through our tool will be disabled. We respect the “Do-not-Track” setting of your browser.
The information processed by AdCTRL is usually submitted by the publishers or their intermediaries (eg. Ad Exchanges) via application programming interfaces (“API”). AdCTRL uses this information to place ads on behalf of advertisers which’s product or service is advertised. The information consists of pseudonymous data, which is associated by Mobile Advertising IDs and IP Addresses to users’ mobile devices. The data does not allow GeoCTRL to identify individuals.
Types of information being used:
Mobile Advertising ID, Location Data, IP Address (anonymized), Pixel Tags (Web Beacons), Statistical IDs, Audience Data Segments
GeoCTRL uses this information provided by Adello for online marketing purposes via AdCTRL. In detail, we use the information to
GDPR: Legal basis for processing
Our legal basis for collecting and processing the information described above will depend on the information concerned and the specific context in which we collect and process it. In accordance with the European GDPR, we collect and process personal information from users only where we have their consent (Art. 6 para 1 lit. a) GDPR), where we need the information to provide our contractual obligation to them (Art. 6 para 1 lit. b) GDPR) or where we have a legitimate interest to do so.
If a user wishes to learn more about specific legal ground(s) we rely on to process their information for any particular purpose (including any legitimate interests we have to process information), they may contact us using the details provided below under “Contact Us.” However, by way of example, we rely on our legitimate interests to process information for direct marketing purposes and for fraud prevention and detection, provided these interests are not overridden by a users’ data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms (Art. 6 para 1 lit. f) GDPR).
Who do we share user information with?
Only in the following cases we may disclose personal information to third parties:
Links to Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Content
GeoCTRL does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under age of sixteen (16). If you believe your child has provided GeoCTRL with personal information, such as by registering at the Website, and you would like to have the data removed, please contact us using the contact details provided under the “Contact Us” heading below.
Security and International Data Transfer
GeoCTRL utilizes hashing, encryption and de-identification techniques to help ensure that the data is safeguarded at all times. Adello enforces generally accepted industry security standards on AdCTRL to protect the information both during transmission and once it is received. Our servers are located in the European Union, the United States of America, and in Hong Kong. If a user is located in the EEA, we have taken appropriate safeguards to comply with EEA data transfer restrictions such as implementing a legal mechanism to lawfully transfer their personal information between the EEA and non-EEA countries, such as the United States. Where applicable, we implemented the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCC”) for transfers of personal information with our affiliate as well as our clients and partners, to protect personal information they process from the EEA in accordance with European Union data protection law. Users can obtain a copy of the SCC by contacting us using the contact details provided under the “Contact Us” heading below.
How long do we keep user information?
We retain personal information we collect from users as long as we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide users with a service they have requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).
Information that is transferred to us by third parties will be deleted after a maximum period of 13 months or earlier. Summarized data is kept indefinitely. Summarized data is aggregated statistical data used for financial reporting purposes.
User data protection rights
Users have the following data protection rights:
If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information or if you have questions about privacy on GeoCTRL, please contact our Data Protection Representative using the following details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The data controller of your personal information is:
The data processor of your personal information is: