Who we are
Our website address is: http://vistainvestments.com, and refers indistinctly to VISTA INVESTMENTS LLC and VISTA INVESTMENTS EUROPE, S.L.
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section below. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Site Visitation Tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer's IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Lawfulness of processing
Transfers outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”)
- With our offices outside the EEA;
- With service providers located outside the EEA;
- If you are based outside the EEA;
- Where the transfer is necessary for exercising, establishing or defending legal rights, including, as appropriate, providing information to respond to a government, law enforcement, judicial or other legal requests, or otherwise to comply with applicable law.
Non-EEA countries might not have the same legal framework for data protection as the EEA countries. We will, however, ensure the transfers comply with the GDPR. Our standard practice is to use standard data protection contract clauses approved by the European Comission as the basis for such data transfers.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
In the same way, you have the right to request the rectification of the data concerning you, without prejudice to the fact that, if you have an account on this site, you will have the possibility to rectify them yourself. You may also request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as well as its portability, and express your objection to the processing, where legally appropriate.
Likewise, if any of the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you are informed that you have the right to revoke such consent at any time.
You may exercise the rights referred to in this section by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing the right(s) you wish to exercise. If you are located in the EEA, and you do not agree with the way in which your personal data has been treated, we inform you that you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. A list of the supervisory authoirities can be found in http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
Third Party Data Processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section above. Please check the particular privacy policies of such third parties regarding your personal data.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website's database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen, unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.
We hope that can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information.