Data Protection & Privacy Statement

Last Updated: December 2019


1. Overview 

WastedGeeks Computing (hereby “We”) is a brand and website owned and maintained by Wird Solutions SRL, a Romanian-based limited liability company with headquarters in Bucharest, registered at The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania with EUID ROONRCJ40/17453/2017 that can be contacted at [email protected].  WastedGeeks Computing has developed this Privacy Statement to explain how we may collect, retain, process, share and transfer your personal data when you visit our Site or use our Services. This Privacy Statement applies to your Personal Data when you visit Sites or use Services, and does not apply to online websites or services that we do not own or control. This Privacy Statement is designed to help you obtain information about our privacy practices and to help you understand your privacy choices when you use our Sites and Services. Please note that our Service offerings may vary by region. This Privacy Statement may be supplemented with additional notices depending on the Sites and Services concerned. Supplementary information can be found in the Statement on Cookies and Tracking Technologies. If you feel that we have not fulfilled any of our legal obligation related to your personal data, be aware that you have the right to file a complaint at any time to the Romanian National Supervisory Authority For Personal Data Processing (www.dataprotection.ro). It will be highly appreciated if you do contact us for any questions about our privacy practices that are not addressed in this Privacy Statement.



2. What Personal Data Do We Collect?

We collect Personal Data about you when you visit our Sites or use our Services, including the following:


3. Why do we retain Personal Data? 


We retain Personal Data in an identifiable format for the least amount of time necessary to fulfill our legal or regulatory obligations and for our business purposes. We may retain Personal Data for longer periods than required by law if it is in our legitimate business interests and not prohibited by law. If your Account is closed, we may take steps to mask Personal Data and other information, but we reserve our ability to retain and access the data for so long as required to comply with applicable laws. We will continue to use and disclose such Personal data in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

The cookies we use have defined expiration times; unless you visit our Sites or use our Services within that time, the cookies are automatically disabled and retained data is deleted. Supplementary information can be found in the Statement on Cookies and Tracking Technologies. 



4. How Do We Use Personal Data?

WastedGeeks Computing uses the collected information in the following ways:

  1. We will use your Contact and Billing Information to provide you with access to the Services you have ordered, as well as support services, technical updates or updates on changes in our usage policies. We may also use your Contact Information to send you company updates and marketing offers when permitted by law or when you have agreed. If you are not a customer of WastedGeeks Computing, we will use your Contact Information only for the purpose for which such information was provided. For example, if you have signed up to receive product information from us, we will use your Contact Information only to send you that information.
  2. WastedGeeks stores and uses Service Information for the purpose of conducting business with you. Our use of the Service Information is also governed by the agreement you enter into with WastedGeeks Computing in connection with the Services (the "Terms of Services"). Refer to the Terms of Services for specific provisions concerning confidentiality and data protection. 
  3. WastedGeeks Computing may use third-party service providers to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet. These service providers may collect your IP address and non-personally identifiable or de-identified information about your visits to the Site in order to serve WastedGeeks Computing advertisements, while you are visiting other sites. Such non-personally identifiable information is anonymous or de-identified and does not reflect your name, address, e-mail address or other personal information; however, your IP address may be collected by such service providers.
  4. The Website may provide you with opportunities to post comments and identifying information, such as the WastedGeeks Blog. When you post comments in a discussion, this information may appear in public ways, such as through search engines or other publicly available platforms, and maybe "crawled" or searched by third parties. Do not post any information that you are not comfortable revealing to the public at large.
  5. We assure you that we use your personal data only on a legitimate basis, for example. your personal data is collected and processed only:

5. How long do we retain your personal data?

Your personal data are processed as long as it is necessary to provide Services to you but not less than we are obliged to process your personal data by applicable law. Your personal data, processed by us on the basis of your consent, is processed and stored until you withdraw such consent.  We may retain your information after it is no longer necessary to provide Services to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and to comply with other legitimate obligations.



6. Do we share your personal data?

WastedGeeks Computing uses third party vendors to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include data web development services, database maintenance services, and payment processing. When WastedGeeks Computing employs such third party vendors to perform services on its behalf, WastedGeeks will only provide them with access to PII that they need to perform their specific function. Each third-party vendor is required by contract to keep such PII confidential and not to use it for any purpose other than providing services to WastedGeeks Computing.

WastedGeeks Computing may share PII with entities that are controlled by or under common control with WastedGeeks Computing (each, an "Affiliate") for the purpose of assisting WastedGeeks Computing in providing its Services to you. In that event, any such Affiliate will use PII solely as permitted under this Policy.

WastedGeeks Computing may disclose PII if required to do so by law or to comply with a legal obligation, or if it believes in good faith that such action is necessary to:

If we decide to engage advertisers to promote our products and services, the advertisers and their advertising networks may require anonymized personal data to serve relevant adverts to you and others. We will never disclose identifiable information about individuals to advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users. We may also use such aggregate information to help our advertising partners provide a tailored and targeted campaign, relevant for a subsection of our users. In some instances, we may use personal data we have collected from you to enable our advertising partners to display their advertisements to their target audience.

With your consent: We also will share your Personal Data and other information with your consent or direction, including if you authorize an account connection with a third-party account or platform. In addition, WastedGeeks Computing may provide aggregated statistical data to third-parties, including other businesses and members of the public, about how, when, and why Users visit our Sites and use our Services.  This data will not personally identify you or provide information about your use of the Sites or Services. We do not share your Personal Data with third parties for their marketing purposes without your consent.


7. Security

WastedGeeks Computing maintains industry-standard physical, electronic and procedural safeguards designed to protect data in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. When we transmit highly confidential information (such as a credit card number) over the Internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. However, no method of transmission or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. We regularly test and update our technology to help protect your data. However, such precautions do not guarantee that our Website or the data stored during your use of the Services is invulnerable to hacking and will not be subject to a security breach.WstedGeeks makes no warranty, guarantee, or representation that the Website or the Services are or will be protected from all viruses, security threats or other vulnerabilities or that your information will always be secure. We maintain technical, physical, and administrative security measures designed to provide reasonable protection for your Personal Data against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration. The security measures include firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls. While we are dedicated to securing our systems and Services, you are responsible for securing and maintaining the privacy of your password(s) and Account/profile registration information and verifying that the Personal Data we maintain about you is accurate and current. We are not responsible for protecting any Personal Data that we share with a third-party based on an account connection that you have authorized. 


8. International transfers


Our operations are supported by a network of computers, cloud-based servers, and other infrastructure and information technology, including, but not limited to, third-party service providers. The parties mentioned above may be established in a jurisdiction other than your own and outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland. These countries do not always afford an equivalent level of privacy protection. We have taken specific steps, in accordance with EEA data protection law, to protect your Personal Data. If you make transactions with parties outside the EEA or Switzerland or connect our Service with platforms, such as social media, outside the EEA or Switzerland, we are required to transfer your Personal Data with those parties in order to provide the requested Service to you.


9. How Do We Use Cookies and Tracking Technologies? 


When you visit our Site, use our Services, or visit a third-party website for which we provide online services, we and our business partners and vendors may use cookies and other tracking technologies (collectively, “Cookies”) to recognize you as a User and to customize your online experiences, the Services you use, and other online content and advertising; measure the effectiveness of promotions and perform analytics; and to mitigate risk, prevent potential fraud, and promote trust and safety across our Sites and Services.  Certain aspects and features of our Services and Sites are only available through the use of Cookies, so if you choose to disable or decline Cookies, your use of the Sites and Services may be limited or not possible. Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We do not respond to DNT signals.

Review our Statement on Cookies and Tracking Technologies to learn more about how we use Cookies.


10. What Privacy Choices Are Available To You?


You have choices when it comes to the privacy practices and communications described in this Privacy Statement. Many of your choices may be explained at the time you sign up for or use a Service or in the context of your use of a Site. You may be provided with instructions and prompts within the experiences as you navigate the Services.

Choices Relating to the Personal Data We Collect

Choices Relating to Our Use of Your Personal Data

Choices Relating to Account Connections

Choices Relating to Cookies

Choices Relating to your registration and account information

Choices Relating to Communication


11. What Are Your Rights?

Subject to limitations set out in EEA data protection laws, you have certain rights in respect of your Personal Data. In particular, you have a right of access, rectification, restriction, opposition, erasure and data portability. Contact us if you wish to exercise these rights. If you wish to complete an access request to all personal data that WastedGeeks Computing holds on you, note that photo identity will be required to prove your identity. If you have an account with any of our Services, you generally can review and edit Personal Data in the Account by logging in and updating the information directly. We may use automated decision-making for decisions concerning credit with your consent or where necessary for the entry into or performance of a contract or authorized by Union or Member state law. Contact us if you require more information on automated-decision making by using [email protected] .


12. Can Children Use Our Services?

The Sites and Services are not directed to children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information, including Personal Data, from children or other individuals who are not legally able to use our Sites and Services. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected Personal Data from a child under the age of 16, we will promptly delete it, unless we are legally obligated to retain such data. Contact us if you believe that we have mistakenly or unintentionally collected information from a child under the age of 16.


13. Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may revise this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes to our business, the Sites or Services, or applicable laws. The revised Privacy Statement will be effective as of the published effective date. If the revised version includes a substantial change, we will provide you with 30 days prior notice by posting notice of the change on the “Policy Update” page of our website. We also may notify Users of the change using email or other means.


14. Contact Us

You may contact us if you have general questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement and supplemental notices or the way in which we handle your Personal Data. We want to make sure your questions go to the right place: 

If you are not satisfied by the way in which we address your concerns, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Supervisory Authority for data protection in Romania.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at [email protected].   


15. Google ReCaptcha


WastedGeeks Computing Website uses ReCaptcha on the Sites and Services. Your use of ReCaptcha is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

ReCaptcha is only used to fight spam and abuse. 


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