This Privacy policy was published on December 2023.

This page and all of its subsections tell you everything you need to know about how OUR COMPANY ("we" or "us") protect the personal data we process and control about you ("your personal data"; "your data") and what rights you have with respect to its processing.

How does OUR COMPANY protect your personal data?

OUR COMPANY attaches considerable importance to your privacy and the protection of your personal data. It is important to us that you do not have any concerns about the security of your personal data when dealing with OUR COMPANY.

OUR COMPANY protects your personal data in accordance with applicable laws and its information privacy policies. OUR COMPANY also applies appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of your personal data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and/or against accidental or unlawful loss, alteration, disclosure, access, destruction or damage.

Types of personal data collected

We collect personal data from the following: employees, applicants, customers, suppliers, business contacts, shareholders, website users. If the data we collect is not listed in this privacy statement, we will provide appropriate notice to the individuals concerned about the data collected.

We may collect the following categories of personal data, within the limits prescribed by local laws:

  • Personal information, contact information, and identifiers
  • Business information
  • Marketing and research information (identifiers such as IP address, email/mobile phone number if used for direct marketing, and name and address)
  • Personal information, contact information, and identifiers
  • Position and employment-related information
  • System and application access data and information on the internet and electronic network activity.
  • Furthermore, for recruitment and employment purposes, OUR COMPANY may process personal information, including but not limited to:

  • Personal information, contact details, and identifiers
  • Professional and educational background data
  • Documents required under immigration laws
  • Data related to professional life
  • Information requested during the recruitment process
  • Information submitted by you during the recruitment process
  • Information generated by us during the recruitment process
  • Assessment information.
  • From what sources do we obtain your personal information?

    In cases where we are unable to obtain your personal information directly from you, we may obtain it from a range of sources, including publicly available sources like records or the internet, OUR COMPANY employees, subcontractors, (potential) board members, shareholders, OUR COMPANY affiliates, subsidiaries, and newly acquired companies, the employers of our subcontractors, public authorities, public websites, and social media, previous employers, educational institutions, suppliers, and vendors (including third-party data providers). We will only keep your personal data as long as it is necessary. We have specific policies and procedures for managing and retaining records so that personal data will be deleted after a reasonable period based on the following retention criteria:

  • We will retain your data as long as we maintain an ongoing relationship with you.
  • We will retain your data for as long as is necessary to comply with all of our legal and contractual obligations around the world.
  • What are your rights regarding the processing of your personal data?

    You are entitled to exercise your rights (in accordance with applicable law and subject to certain conditions and exceptions) to:

  • Request access to your personal data: You have the right to know if we hold your personal data and to obtain a copy of that data.
  • Request rectification of your personal data: If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to request that it be corrected.
  • Object to the processing of your personal data: You can request that OUR COMPANY stop processing your personal data.
  • Request erasure of your personal data: You can ask OUR COMPANY to delete your personal data, even if it is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was collected.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data: You can ask OUR COMPANY to limit the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as when you have given your consent.
  • Request portability of your personal data: You can request a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, or ask OUR COMPANY to transfer it to another data controller.
  • How do we use personal data in OUR COMPANY’s website?

    The legal framework governing the processing of personal data is established by Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, commonly referred to as the GDPR. When you use the Website or subscribe to OUR COMPANY's newsletter as a partner, OUR COMPANY may collect and process your personal data in compliance with the GDPR. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about the terms and conditions of this data collection and processing and to remind you of your rights with regard to your personal data. Please note that this Policy does not apply to the processing of data that OUR COMPANY carries out in the context of contracts with its customers.

    What personal data do we collect?

    OUR COMPANY collects personal data from its websites in two ways: (1) directly, such as when you provide personal information to subscribe to a newsletter or post comments on an online forum, and (2) indirectly, through technology used on our website. The personal data that we collect and process may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling out forms on our website, such as registering to use the website, subscribing to services, newsletters, and alerts, registering for a conference, or requesting additional information or a white paper. Pages that collect this type of personal data may provide additional information about why your personal data is needed and how it will be used. Providing this information is optional and entirely up to you.
  • Records of any correspondence if you contact us.
  • Any messages, comments, or other content that you post or publish on the OUR COMPANY website.
  • Personal data about your computer or mobile device, including your IP address, operating system, device type, device identification number, mobile operating system, and browser type, which we collect for purposes such as system administration, traffic filtering, user domain verification, and statistical analysis.
  • Details of your website visits, including the pages you view, the resources you access or download, and other communication data, such as traffic data and location data.
  • We collect this personal data to improve our website and to provide you with relevant information and services. You have the choice to provide us with this personal data, and we respect your right to control your personal information.

    Do we include links to other websites and programs?

    Our websites may contain links to partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates, as well as third-party programs such as widgets, websites, and applications. If you interact with these links or programs, please be aware that third parties may collect and process your personal data for their own purposes. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of these third parties, and we recommend that you review their terms of use and privacy statements before using their sites or programs and providing them with any personal information.

    How do we use your personal data collected from our websites?

    We collect and use personal data for various purposes, including providing you with the information you request, processing online applications, and improving our website. When you provide personal data, we will explain how we plan to use it. Some examples of how we use personal data include:

  • Providing links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates.
  • Using certain third-party programs, such as widgets and websites. If we use these programs, please note that third parties may collect and process your personal data for their own purposes.
  • Analysing your IP address and browser information to better understand how our website is used and identify areas for improvement.
  • We take your privacy seriously and will only collect and use personal data for legitimate purposes. If you have any questions or concerns about how we use your personal data, please contact us.

    How do we use cookies (and other tracking technologies)?

    By continuing to use this website, you agree that we can place cookies and other similar technology on your device, including mobile devices, per your agreement with our cookie consent manager. By continuing to use your mobile device to access this website, you agree that the following information may be collected: your unique device identifier, mobile device IP address, information about your device’s operating system, mobile carrier, and your location information (to the extent permissible under applicable law).

    What are cookies?

    Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a site and allow a site to recognize your device.

    Why do we use cookies and similar technologies?

    Cookies do many different jobs, such as letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

    Does OUR COMPANY use cookies for marketing and analytics?

    Yes, we may use information collected from cookies to understand user behavior and personalize content and offers based on your profile, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

    In some cases, we may be able to link cookie information, including information collected from cookies placed on third-party sites through our advertisements, to an identifiable individual. For instance:

  • Providing links to and from the sites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates.
  • If we send you a targeted email that includes web beacons, cookies, or similar technologies, we can track whether you open, read, or delete the message.
  • When you click a link in a marketing email you receive from OUR COMPANY, we may use a cookie to track which pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered or signed in.
  • We take your privacy seriously and will only use cookies and other technologies in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. If you have any questions or concerns about how we use cookies, please contact us.

    Does OUR COMPANY use any non-cookie tracking technologies?

    We may also use cookies in marketing e-mail messages or our newsletter, and affiliated websites, to determine whether messages have been opened and links clicked on. Web beacons do not place information on your device, but they may work in conjunction with cookies to monitor website activity.

    What if I don’t want cookies?

    By using our site, you agree that we can place cookies on your device as explained below. If you want to remove existing cookies from your device, you can do this using your browser options. If you want to block future cookies, from being placed on your device you can change your browser settings to do this or click “don’t accept cookies”. Please bear in mind that deleting and blocking cookies will not have an impact on your user experience.

    How do we use personal data for marketing purposes?

    In addition to the information referred to above, the following sections describe how we use your personal data in the course of our marketing activities:

  • What are the sources of marketing data?

    Most of the personal data that we collect and use for marketing purposes relates to individual employees of our clients and other companies with which we have an existing business relationship. We may also obtain contact information from public sources, including content made public on social media websites, to make initial contact with a relevant individual at a client or other company.

  • Do we send targeted e-mails?

    We send commercial e-mails to individuals at our client or other companies with whom we want to develop or maintain a business relationship in accordance with applicable marketing laws. Our targeted e-mail messages typically include web beacons, cookies, and similar technologies that allow us to know whether you open, read, or delete the message, and links you may click. When you click a link in a marketing e-mail you receive from OUR COMPANY, we will also use a cookie to log what pages you view and what content you download from our websites, even if you are not registered or signed into our site. Targeted e-mails from OUR COMPANY may include additional data privacy information, as required by applicable laws.

  • Do we maintain Customer Relationship Management (CRM) databases?

    As with many companies, OUR COMPANY utilizes customer relationship management (CRM) databases to manage and monitor our marketing endeavors. Our CRM databases contain the personal data of individuals from clients and other companies with whom we have or seek to establish a business relationship. The personal data we collect for these purposes may include relevant business information such as:
  • Contact details, publicly available information (e.g., board memberships, published articles, press releases, and relevant public posts on social media sites)
  • Responses to targeted emails (including web activity following links from our emails) and website activity of registered users of our site
  • Other business information, gathered by OUR COMPANY professionals based on their personal interactions with you.

  • Do we combine and analyze personal data?

    We may combine data from publicly available sources, and from our different e-mail, website, and personal interactions with you (this includes information collected across our website and information collected when you sign-up or log on to our sites or connect to our sites using your social media credentials (such as LinkedIn). We combine this data to better assess your experience with OUR COMPANY and to perform the other activities described throughout our privacy policy.

  • What are your rights regarding marketing communications?

    You can exercise your right to prevent marketing communications to you by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal data, or by utilizing opt-out mechanisms in e-mails, we send to you. In such cases, we will retain minimum personal data to note that you opted out in order to avoid contacting you again.
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