At Emakina we intend to give you as much control as possible over your personal information, including the registration data. We will let each user know how we will use the personal information derived from each user’s access to and use of Emakina website and/or the services.
To successfully pursue its activities Emakina needs to process personal data about individuals. These can include prospects, customers, job seekers, journalists, vendors, investors, competitors, alumni and other people the organization has a relationship with or may need to contact.
Emakina is committed to respect the rights of the people whose personal data is being processed. Therefore, Emakina complies with data protection regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and national laws of the countries in which it operates.
Emakina also complies with the Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States. Emakina has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.This privacy statement describes which personal data we collect, why we do it, how long we keep it and the rights you can exercise with regard to your personal data. It applies to all personal data submitted to Emakina via the website, by email, or by any other means.
The controller is the entity within Emakina Group through which website the Personal Data concerned have been collected. You will find the full contact details of the controller in the footer of its website. The controller is referred to as “Emakina” throughout this document.
PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU
If possible, we will try to collect the personal data directly from the person concerned. However, it may be necessary to collect personal data from third parties in the context of future relationships (e.g. customers or candidates).
I. Information you provide us:
- contact form filled out by you (website): name, email, company, phone, function, subject and -message;
- job applications (websites or via recruitment company): application forms, CV, interview notes and related recruitment information;
- your feedback;
- content of correspondence with us (by email, phone, letter, …);
- subscription to newsletters;
- information from social media when you link to our website (online)
- information relating to your use of our products or services
- contact details of past, present and future customers
- contact details of past, present and future suppliers, vendors, investors or other stakeholders
II. Information we may automatically collect if you visit our website:
technical information, including IP address, login information, browser type and version
III. Use of children’s data:
Emakina does not knowingly collect, process or store any personal data about children under the age of 16 and we do not offer any products or services directly to children under the legally allowed age.
Finally, information collected on our site may be stored and processed into anonymous statistics or log files for internal use.
In general, we may have to process all categories of personal data to comply with applicable legal or regulatory requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies, and for litigation or defence of claims.
customers’ and prospects’ personal data:
We use your personal data for the performance of your contract(s) with Emakina or business development purposes. In particular we process customers personal data to deliver and provide our products or services and to invoice them, as well as for the execution and analysis of market surveys and marketing strategies.
We also use your contact details to further inform prospects and customers about our products and services that are in line with our already existing relationship and for marketing such as offering promotions.
Suppliers’, vendors, journalists and other stakeholders personal data:
We process your personal data to conclude and execute our agreements and manage our relationships.
Investors’ and shareholders’ data:
We use your personal data in order to manage our relationship and our obligations. We maintain contact details for external communications and to respond to your queries.
Students and Job seekers’ data:
Your personal data are stored for the recruitment and selection procedures. More specifically, your personal data are processed for the purposes of assessing your profile and skills to fit a job and making you specific job offers.
Subject to your explicit consent, we will use your contact details to send you our newsletter, mailing and invite you to events. We also may use the personal data in other ways, for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Other Notification: In order to implement or enforce the Terms of Service of the relevant Emakina site, Emakina may use personal data to contact users on an individual basis.
RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Your personal data is kept in our information systems only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected (as described above). It will be deleted once it is no longer needed by us and once all requirements at law have been met.
We will retain and use your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to perform our agreements or to consider tenders, to comply with our legal obligations (such as accounting and tax obligations) and to resolve disputes or enforce our agreements. Therefore, your personal data will be held during the duration of our contractual relationship and up to 10 years thereafter.
Application forms (CV’s), interview notes and references of unsuccessful candidates are kept for a period of 24 months following the closure of the hiring process. When we would like to stay in contact with an applicant who was not chosen for the job he/she applied for we will ask for his/her consent to keep the cv in our application pool for another 2 years.
In all cases personal data may be kept for a longer period of time where there is a legal or regulatory reason to do so, or a shorter period where the individual objects to the processing of their personal data and there is no longer a legitimate purpose to retain it.
Emakina only processes your personal data if at least one of these grounds applies:
For the preparation or performance of a contract.
In order to comply with the legal and regulatory obligations to which we are subject.
For legitimate business interests, in which case we always seek to strike a balance between that interest and respecting your privacy.
If none of the above, where we have your explicit consent.
TRANSFER TO THIRD PARTIES
Emakina does not transfer your personal data to third parties, except:
- to our legal successors and affiliated companies within Emakina Group, for the same purposes as specified in this Privacy Statement.
- to subcontractors and third parties for the purpose of the performance of a contract that we hold with them or that we hold with you.
- to third party service providers who perform services on our behalf to help us with our business activities. These service providers are limited to only using your personal data as instructed to carry out their tasks.
when permitted or required by applicable law or regulatory requirements.
- to law enforcement authorities or other government officials.
- to other third parties with your consent. In this case, the consent will be explicitly asked when you enter or send your data.
Emakina shall in no case be liable, if it proves that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.
TRANSFER TO THIRD COUNTRIES
When we transfer your personal data to other countries, outside of the European Economic Area, Emakina will take measures to ensure that your personal data is exclusively processed in accordance with this Privacy Statement and that adequate levels of protection have been implemented in order to safeguard your personal data. These arrangements can include Binding Corporate Rules for transfers within the Emakina Group, standard contractual clauses or approved certification mechanisms. Copy of any such applicable arrangements can be obtained by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the GDPR, Emakina will respond to your requests in the GDPR mandated time to exercise following rights:
Right to be informed
Emakina is transparent by providing you any information relating to the processing of your personal data via this privacy statement or specific information notices at the time of collection.
Right to access
You have the right to request a copy of the personal data that Emakina holds about you. We may require proof of identity before fulfilling such requests.
Right to rectification
If the personal data that Emakina holds about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to update or rectify it.
Right to be forgotten
You have the right to request Emakina to erase all your personal data. We will delete your personal data without undue delay if we do not have any legal reason or legitimate purpose to continue to process it.
Right to restrict processing
In some specific cases, you have the right to ask Emakina to restrict how we process your personal data.
Right to data portability
This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to Emakina, based on consent or for the performance of a contract. Emakina will provide your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format to be able to transmit it to another controller, or have it directly transmitted by Emakina if technically feasible.
Right to object
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data if the processing is based on the legitimate interest of Emakina or on public interest. Emakina will discontinue the processing of your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests or rights, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Right to withdraw consent
Where your consent was required for the collection or use of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. For example, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter by following the unsubscribe instructions included in the emails.
Right to lodge a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of your personal data infringes this Privacy Statement or the GDPR.
You can exercise your rights by sending a request by email to email@example.com or use the form on the website.
Emakina has security policies and procedures in place to protect your personal data from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Despite our best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats.
To the best of our ability, Emakina has taken steps to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of systems and services processing personal information. These actions may include physical security measures, network security measures, and organizational measures such as confidentiality clauses and restricted access.
LIMITATIONS OF RESPONSABILITY
Emakina contains links to other websites, whether owned or controlled by Emakina Group' affiliates or unrelated third parties. Emakina is not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such linked websites.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION
If you reside within the EU, any inquiries or complaints regarding Emakina's compliance with the Privacy Shield program should be sent to the email and postal address set forth above. Emakina will respond within 45 days.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Emakina commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Bart Roofthooft at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emakina has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU.
Under certain conditions, individuals may be able to invoke binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel jointly created by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT
Emakina.US is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission with respect to its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.
User names and email addresses (as well as any additional information that a user may choose to post) are publicly available on the Emakina blog, unless a user elects to "opt-out" of such display of personal information. However, in cases where users voluntarily and publicly disclose personal information, which may contain Personal Data, it is his sole responsibility.
Surveys and Resulting Information: Subject to the foregoing, Emakina may conduct surveys or other studies of its customer base and usage for marketing and planning purposes. Participation in such surveys is at the user's option; Emakina does not conduct mandatory surveys.
With respect to information collected from such surveys or studies, and in the event that responses are to be publicly disclosed, users will be notified at the time they take the survey and Emakina will disclose only aggregate information regarding its users and not personal information identifying any specific individual. Circumstances under which Emakina would publicly disclose such aggregate information include, but are not limited to, sharing survey results with the site population, providing data to Emakina' advertisers on user preferences and/or demographics, and publicizing overall usage data in press communications.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in cases where surveys allow users to submit written comments, and where Emakina advises users of the possibility of such disclosure at the time they take the survey, Emakina reserves the right to disclose text information provided by any user through such a survey, provided that no personal information identifying that user is disclosed.