Privacy Statement & Cookies Policy
Effective Date: November 6, 2023
This Privacy Statement and Cookies Policy (the "Policy") outlines how Circle Economy Consulting, referred to as "Circle Economy Consulting," "we," or "us," processes personal data on its internet site located at circle-economy.consulting and related websites, networks, such as LinkedIn, and other services. This Policy is in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
1. Scope This Policy applies to the processing of personal data of customers, suppliers, business partners, and other individuals by Circle Economy Consulting. It does not cover the processing of personal data of employees in the context of their employment relationship with Circle Economy Consulting.
2. Information We Collect We collect various types of personal data, including but not limited to names, usernames, contact details, email addresses, organization, role, correspondence, communication channels, IP addresses, payment information, and tax details. We collect this information from you directly, as well as indirectly from related websites or networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Google.
3. Systems We Use Circle Economy Consulting employs various computer programs and systems, including Google Workplace, Slack, Buffer, Asana, MailChimp, and Exact Online, to manage and process data securely.
4. Purposes of Processing We process personal data for the following purposes:
- Providing services and customer support.
- Improving our websites and conducting research.
- Compliance with legal obligations.
- Marketing and promotional activities.
- Assessing and accepting customers, suppliers, and partners.
- Administrative purposes and business management.
- Organizational analysis and development.
- Compliance with Circle Economy Consulting policies and regulations.
5. Data Security We have implemented technical, physical, and organizational measures to protect personal data against unauthorized access, disclosure, or unlawful processing. This includes IT security policies, staff training, and secure servers.
6. Data Retention We retain personal data for as long as necessary for historical, statistical, or research purposes or to meet legal requirements. We review and delete data when it is no longer needed.
7. Data Controllers Circle Economy Consulting and its affiliated partners are the controllers of the processing of personal data described in this Policy. We may share your data with third parties as outlined in the Cookies Policy section.
8. Legal Grounds for Processing We process data based on various legal grounds, including consent, contract performance, legal obligations, protection of vital interests, public interest, and legitimate interests.
9. Data Sharing We share personal data with third parties only when necessary for the execution of our agreement with you or to meet legal requirements. We have processor agreements in place to ensure data security and confidentiality.
10. Your Rights Under GDPR, you have the following rights regarding your personal data:
- The right to access the personal data we hold about you.
- The right to rectify inaccuracies in your personal data.
- The right to request the erasure of your personal data.
- The right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.
- The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
- The right to data portability.
You can exercise these rights by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Third-Party Cookies We use third-party cookies from providers such as Google Analytics, Hotjar, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to analyze and improve user experience. You can choose to block non-strictly necessary cookies.
13. Privacy Policies of Related Websites If you consent, we may use third-party cookies. Please refer to the respective third-party privacy policies for more information.
This Policy may be updated, and the latest version is available on our website. You can save or print this document using the buttons provided on the webpage.