Last updated: 23 May 2023
We may also sometimes collectively refer to handling, collecting, protecting, and storing your Personal Information as “processing” such Personal Information.
We may collect and process your data because:
When any entity of Vermeg or other third-parties give us Personal Information about you, we make sure they have complied with the relevant privacy laws and regulations. This may include, for example, that it has informed you of the processing, and has obtained any applicable and necessary permission for us to process that information as described in this Privacy Notice.
The Personal Information we process may include your: name; current job title; company name; (professional) e-mail address, country of residence, telephone and fax number(s), physical address(es); business & industry interests; gender; date of birth; marital status; employment and education details (such as learning history, work experience and skills); CV; geolocation; certificate or license number; account number; photograph, video or audio recording identifiable to an individual; your postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and any other social media applications that we provide; your IP address; your browser type and language; your access times; complaint details; correspondence with you; the newsletters you subscribe to; information relevant for entities of Vermeg to provide services to you; details of how you use Vermeg products or services, details of how you like to interact with us, and other similar information relevant to our relationship, information we collect when you access our premises; and any other information that you voluntarily provide to us. We may also collect or obtain Personal Information from you because of the way you interact with us or others.
If you choose not to provide, or – where applicable – object to us processing the information we collect (see section “Your rights” below), we may not be able to process your instructions or provide you tailored communication or service.
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy. Our Website is not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or store information about children.
We may use your Personal Information for the purposes of, or in connection with:
We and other VERMEG entities may use your information from time to time to inform you by letter, telephone, email and/or other electronic methods about products and services that may be of interest to you. Where we are legally required to obtain your consent to provide you with certain marketing materials, we will only provide you with such marketing materials where we have obtained such consent from you.
You may, at any time, ask us not to send marketing information to you by contacting us by visiting our “Contact us” page below.
In connection with one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Information use” section above, we may disclose details about you to: other Vermeg entities for legitimate business-related purposes; third parties that provide services to us and/or any Vermeg entities; competent authorities (including courts and authorities regulating us or another entity of Vermeg) and other third parties that reasonably require access to Personal Information relating to you for one or more of the purposes outlined in the “Information use” section above.
We may also need to disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law, by a regulator or during legal proceedings.
Please note that some of the recipients of your Personal Information referenced above may be based in countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) whose laws may not provide the same level of data protection. In such cases, we will ensure that you consented to the transfer or that there are adequate safeguards in place to protect your Personal Information that comply with our legal obligations. For example, the adequate safeguard might be a data transfer agreement with the recipient based on standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for transfers of Personal Information to third countries.
We do not sell your personal information.
Vermeg Website may host various blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (collectively referred to as “Social Media Applications”). Any Personal Information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have no control. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse or misappropriation of any Personal Information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
We use a range of physical, electronic and managerial measures to keep your Personal Information secure, accurate and up to date. These measures include:
We will hold your Personal Information on our systems for the longest of the following periods: (i) as long as is necessary for the relevant activity or services; (ii) any retention period that is required by law; (iii) the end of the period in which litigation or investigations might arise in respect of the services.
You have various rights in relation to your Personal Information. In particular, you have a right to:
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any other questions about our use of your personal data, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also use these contact details if you wish to make a complaint to us relating to your privacy.
If you want to exercise your rights as referred to above, please note that we will need proof of who you are in order to answer your request.
If you are unhappy with the way we have handled your Personal Information or any privacy query or request that you have raised with us, you have a right to complain to the Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) in your jurisdiction. If you would like to be directed to the appropriate DPA, please contact us as indicated above.