Purpose of this Privacy Statement
NordCheckOyand its employees, partners, and affiliates (“NordCheck”) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal data.
NordCheckprocesses your personal data in accordance with international and European Data Protection Principles and applicable personal data legislation (including the European General Data Protection Regulation, as applicable).
This privacy statement provides you information about the personal data processing activities conducted by NordCheck. It may be amendedby solution specific privacy statements and additional local documentation. In this Privacy Statement we present the rights granted by the European Union data protection laws. Your rightsas a data subject may also vary from country to country depending on the applicable privacy laws.
This privacy statement is divided into different sections that relate to the different logical personal data processing functions in NordCheck. At the end of this privacy statement, you will receive information of the rights you have as a data subject.
1. NordCheck Webpages and Internet Services
2. NordChecks Customer Contact and Contract Management
3. NordCheck’s Supplier and Subcontractor Data
4. Data Subjects’ Rights
5. Updates to the Privacy Statement
Data Controller and Contact Information
NordCheckis the data controller of the respective data subject’s personal data.
In all data protection related matters, data subjects may contact NordCheckby using the following contact information:
Tekniikantie 12, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Contact person: [ ] @NordCheck.com
All requests that relate to using of data subject’s rights can be send to NordCheckby using the contact form available on the NordCheck.com webpage at (select option “Personal Data Enquiry”).
1. NordcheckWebpages and Internet Services
This section provides you with general information on the processing of your personal data by NordCheckrelated to this website and the other internet services of NordCheck(the “Site”). NordCheckwill process your personal data collected through the Site in accordance with this Privacy Statement and applicable laws.
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully if you plan to brows or otherwise use the Site. If you do not agree with this Privacy Statement, you must leave the Site.
1.1. Collected Personal Data
Generally, you can visit the Site without entering any personal data. The Site is technically divided into separate sections some of which may require us to collect more personal data of you while some may be used without processing any personal data.
When visiting the Site, certain technical and other information is automatically sent by your computer to us (i.e. IP address, the type of your browser and the source of your visit). We also collect information about your website usage information by using cookies. Please see the Cookies section of this Privacy Statement for further information.
On certain parts of the Site, you may be asked to provide personal data and/or sign up for the service to access a service that you have requested. Once you register on the Site or have otherwise been assigned a specific identification code to access your accounts, we may request that you provide certain information.
1.2. The Purposes and Legal Grounds of the Processing
The purpose of NordCheck’sprocessing of personal data collected through the Site is to
· ensure an efficient and secure use of the Site;
· develop the Site for a better quality and broader scope of services;
· provide customized services and content recognizing your specific needs and interests, including surveys and questionaries that can result in defining customer specific (compliance) status information and customer profiles;
· improve our services to you;
· contact you;
· conduct research and collect statistics (e.g. what sections of our Site the users visit and how much time they spend on the Site).
NordCheckisto produce cost efficient services without you having to register separately to each of the different services provided on the Site.
The legal grounds for data processing are NordCheck’s legitimate interests relating to the abovementioned purposes. It is fully voluntary to e.g. participate in surveys and assessment. It is expected that anyone providing such business specific information is authorized to disclose such information to NordCheck.When required by applicable laws, NordCheckwill request data subject’s consent for personal data processing.
1.3. Source(s) of Personal Data and Retention Period
The personal data is received directly from the data subject or obtained in connection with their use of the Site.
The personal data will be stored as long as needed for the purposes it has been collected for. After that, the personal data will be effectively deleted or made anonymous.
From time to time NordCheckmay place information, commonly known as “cookies”, on your computer or mobile device to allow us to identify you, provided that you have consented to the placing of cookies on your computer or device for example by opt-in function or by way of changing the browser settings. Cookies give NordCheckinformation on how and when you have used the Site and help NordCheckto improve the Site for a better service.
Cookies are today commonly used on many web sites. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your web browser or use NordCheckcookie setting tool to disable them. Kindly note, that disabling cookies may prevent you from using certain services on the Site, especially in respect to surveys.
The Site may use Google AdWords Remarketingto display advertisements based on your recent visit on the Site (“Remarketing”). Remarketing at the Site is used for building awareness of NordChecksolutions and services. The information regarding the visits is collected by placing a third-party cookie on your computer. You may opt-out from Remarketing related to use of the Site through NordCheckcookie setting tool. You may use more comprehensive opt-out options relating to your use of third party websites through visiting the Network Advertising Initiative website, by modifying the remarketing ad settings on the Google Ad Settings site or by disabling cookies.
1.6. Website Analytics
NordCheckuses website analytics, such as Google Analytics, to gather statistics about the users of the Site with the aim to improve the contents of the Site.Presentations enabled by Seidat, provides means to collect statistical data of reviewing presentations. Normally this data is anonymous, however, if you have identified yourself when downloading content from the website, logged into NordCheckonline service or entered the website through a link in an e-mail, we may be able to identify the analytics data collected about your use of the Site. You may use the opt-out functions of NordCheckcookie setting tool to disable NordCheckfrom tracking your visits to the Site. You need to repeat this action when you use different computers and/or browsers to visit NordCheck’s websites. To opt-out from Google Analytics, you may download Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
1.7. Social Media
NordCheck uses actively LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for marketing, sales and other relevant business purposes enabled by social media means. NordCheck integrates Social Media platforms to it websites enabling additional services, related statistical tools and content. NordCheck may store business relevant inquiries and information its customer information management platforms.
1.8 Transfers of Personal Data
NordCheckwill not transfer any personal data outside the NORDCHECK or its partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and subcontractors. Due to the technical and practical requirements some of the personal data may be processed by subcontractors located outside the European Union or European Economic Area or at the subcontractors’ servers outside the European Union or European Economic Area. However, such subcontractors have agreed tocomply withtheappropriatedata processing standards.
NordCheckmay provide aggregate statistics about its customers, sales, traffic patterns, and other related Site information to reputable third parties, but these statistics will include no personal data.
2. NordCheck’s Customer Relationship Management Databases
Customary to contemporary due business practices,NordCheck uses its platforms and related databases to manage and track our sales and marketing activities. NordCheckdatabases include personal data of our customers’, potential customers’ and other companies’ representatives with whom NordCheckhas a business relationship or wants to develop one. NordCheckdatabases may also include personal data of NordCheck’s customers’ or business partners’ customers or end-users who contact NordCheckrelating to systemsunder NordCheckmaintenance as well as personal data related to external stakeholders NordCheckis interested to contact and provide with general information of NordCheckand its business (e.g. media representatives, economic influencers).
This section provides more information about NordCheck’s personal data processing relating to NordCheck platforms it uses internally.
2.1. Collected Personal Data
Following information is collected and processed in connection with Customer Information Management platform:
· mobile phone number
· fixed phone
· Possible other information relevant for the business relationshipand services, opportunities and organization
Such personal information is later in this Section 2 of the privacy statement referred to as “personal data” and the individuals, whose personal data is processed, are referred to as “data subjects”.
2.2. The Purposes and Legal Grounds of the Processing
The purpose why NordCheckprocesses personal data is to facilitate NordCheck’s business, support sales activities, assessments, projects, servicedeliveries, maintenance services and invoicing, contacting customers for contract management and marketing purposes and otherwise maintaining the customer relationship. NordCheckmay also use personal data to handle incidents and claims as well as provide assistance as requested by customer.
NordCheckmay contact the data subjects for conducting customer surveys. In order to improve its services NordCheckwould like to receive the survey responses with the customer contact person’s name. The processing of your name and any other personal data in connection with customer loyalty surveys is based on your consent. All answers and data collected in connection with such surveys will be classified as confidential within NordCheckand adequate security measures are employed when handling and transferring the data.
Processing of the personal data is necessary for the performance of sales contracts to which the customer company is a party. Further, processing of personal data is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by NordCheckrelating to its regular business purposes. When required by applicable laws, NordCheckwill request data subject’s consent for personal data processing.
2.3. Source(s) of Personal Data and Retention Period
The personal data has been received from the customers or obtained in connection with their use of NordCheck’s products and services. Personal data may also originate from NordCheck’s representatives based on their business interactions with the data subjects. In certain cases NordCheckmay collect personal data from public registers and other reliable external sources.
The personal data will be stored as long as needed for the above said purposes. After that, the personal data will be effectively deleted or made anonymous.
3. NORDCHECK’s Supplier and Subcontractor Data
NordCheckand its employees, partners, subsidiaries and affiliates use solutions and database technology to manage the contact data of NordCheck partner’s,suppliers’ and subcontractors’ representatives.
4. Data Subjects’ Rights
Data subjects may at any time contact NordCheckand request access to their personal data. NordCheckwill at the data subjects’ request rectify or erase any incomplete, inaccurate or outdated personal data. Data subject requests can be sent toNordCheckby [ ](select option “Personal Data Enquiry”).
If the personal data processing is based on consent, data subject is entitled to withdraw the consent at any time. If the personal data processing is based on NordCheck’s legitimate interest, data subject may object such processing based on a specific individual circumstance. Data subject must identify such circumstance in the request relating to objection.
Under certain circumstances data subjects may also object to the processing of their personal data as well request data portability. In the event the data subjects have concerns or remarks regarding NordCheck’s processing activities, they also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.
NordCheckmay refuse a request or obtain a reasonable fee for fulfilling a request if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or NordCheckhas another legitimate ground for refusing the request. Such legitimate grounds could e.g. prevent NordCheckfrom deleting personal data that needs to be retained due to local legal requirements or to maintain an audit trail until the end of local claim period. NordCheckmay also need to retain the data to be able to fulfil contractual obligations.
Please also note, that if NordCheckblocks or deletes your personal data as requested, NordCheckmay not be able to perform the services you would like to use or have previously ordered or requested or provide you the content you would like to download or receive.
5. Updates to the Privacy Statement
NordCheckdevelopsthe Site, presentation formats, social media alignment, its business as well as its data protection related processes and tools continuously and reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement. NordCheckhopes that you review this Privacy Statement from time to time for any amendments. To the extent required by applicable privacy laws, NordCheckmay contact you also through other interfaces or by using the collected contact information to provide information about updates that have material effects to you as a data subject.