Berlin, 01.09.2014: ePrivacyconsult GmbH certified the data protection compliance for the technology of nugg.ad, Europe’s leading specialist in digital target group marketing and brand engagement measurement, by awarding the ‘ePrivacyseal’. The award, which is based on the EU criteria catalogue for the data protection seal ‘ePrivacyseal’, is valid throughout Europe. It includes the certification of the already accoladed Predictive Behavioural Targeting technology as well as the latest nugg.ad products Audience Analytics, Mobile Solutions, Data Solutions, Location Based Advertising and Programmatic Premium Solutions. The award of the seal also shows that nugg.ad continues to be a Europe-wide pioneer in the field of data protection.
The certification of the nugg.ad Programmatic Premium Solutions is thereby especially relevant for brand-oriented advertisers, as it confirms that targeting and data protection also go hand in hand in the area of programmatic at nugg.ad. The decisive factor therefor was that nugg.ad developed ‘Winnie’ for the machine-to-machine communication associated with programmatic advertising. nugg.ad’s implementation of the pseudonymisation service ‘Winnie’ has made a significant contribution to ensure a data-protection compliant use of these RTA/RTB procedures is possible. ‘Winnie’ is interposed within the communication process by an independent third party, and ensures that no identifiers are shared in their original format. This ensures that all pieces of information that reach the nugg.ad system are completely pseudonymised.
nugg.ad takes various measures to ensure that the privacy of users is compliant with European law at all times. All data is processed exclusively at German data centres in compliance with the appropriate legal framework. Without exception, data obtained from surfing behaviour of users and used for targeting purposes, are collected on the partner’s website and stored in a cookie. The lifetime of the cookie is limited to 26 weeks and can be deleted by the user at any time. nugg.ad does not use any personally identifiable data, such as name, address, email or IP address. The latter is anonymised by a third party company, which neither nugg.ad nor its customers have access to.
"We are very happy to have been awarded with the ‘ePrivacyseal’ as it confirms our company’s philosophy to fulfil data protection criteria far beyond industry standards”, says Christian Pfeiffer, Data Protection Officer at nugg.ad. "We are especially delighted that our Programmatic Premium Solutions and our data protection compliant handling of the machine-to-machine communication via ‘Winnie’ was awarded, as our solutions will now enjoy even higher approval within the market.”
Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer, Managing Director of ePrivacyconsult, says: „nugg.ad has been a pioneer for data protection in the digital media industry for a long time and qualified very well for our technical and legal assessment. By this, nugg.ad proves that its products enjoy a high level of trust.”
About nugg.ad - Europe's Audience Experts:
nugg.ad was founded in 2006 and is Europe's largest targeting platform with cutting edge real-time technology for audience targeting, efficient brand advertising and data management. Powered by machine learning, the company enables its partners to deliver highly target group-specific digital advertising for display, video and mobile advertising - on direct sales or programmatic platforms. Furthermore, advertisers and website operators benefit from a substantiated analysis of their user groups, as well as targeting of relevant content. For its unique data protection approach, nugg.ad has been awarded several privacy certificates, such as the EDAA Trust Seal and the ePrivacyseal by ePrivacyconsult GmbH in recognition of its exemplary Online Behavioral Advertising practices. nugg.ad is a company of Deutsche Post DHL since 2010 and has a number of strategic partnerships with global players including VivaKi, Carat & OMG on the agency side, publishers such as Axel Springer Media Impact, OMS & Bauer Media as well as advertisers like Burger King, bwin, L'Oréal, Kellogg's & Hewlett Packard. nugg.ad has offices across Europe including Berlin, London, Warsaw, Paris, Copenhagen, Oslo, Milan and Amsterdam.
ePrivacyconsult advises and supports companies in the digital economy with all aspects and challenges of data protection. As an independent service, ePrivacyconsult certifies companies and products with the privacy seal "ePrivacyseal". Prof. Dr. Christoph Bauer works together with a team of technical experts and experienced lawyers on solutions for digital economy companies in Germany and Europe. He regularly contributes to EU data protection issues, publishes articles and gives data protection lectures.