Privacy Policy

 

Last Update 15.03.2020

BeFaster is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, BeFaster is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as “personally identifiable information” or “PII”) that has been collected online.

Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by online visitors so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this Privacy Statement (“Privacy Statement”) to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the PII that we have obtained.

1. Collection and use of personal information

  1.1 What information we collect

  1.2 The legal grounds we have to use your personal information

  1.3 Automatic collection of personal information

      1.3.1 IP addresses

      1.3.2 Cookies

   1.4 Social media widgets and applications

   1.5 Children

2. Sharing and transfer of personal information

3. Choices

4. Access

5. Data security and integrity

6. Links to other sites

7. Changes to this statement

8. Policy questions and enforcement

 

1. Collection and use of personal information

    1.1 What information we collect

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it — for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. In some cases, you may have previously provided your personal information to BeFaster (wenn Sie uns bereits im Rahmen des ICO kontaktiert haben). If you choose to register or login to a BeFaster web site using a third party single sign-in service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media login information (e.g., LinkedIn, Google, or Twitter) with BeFaster, we will collect any information or content needed for the registration or log-in that you have permitted the social media provider to share with us, such as your name and email address. Other information we collect may depend on the privacy settings you have set with your social media provider, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable service.

By registering and/or submitting personal information to BeFaster, you are also acknowledging that BeFaster may use this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you register to a BeFaster web site and provide information about your preferences we will use this information to personalize your user experience. Where you register or login using a third party single user sign-in we may also recognize you as the same user across any different devices you use and personalize your user experience across other BeFaster sites you visit. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with BeFaster, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available BeFaster job opportunities.

In some cases where you have registered (i.e. newsletter) for certain services we may store your email address temporarily until we receive confirmation of the information you provided via an email (i.e. where we send an email to the email address provided as part of your registration to confirm a subscription request).

   1.2 The legal grounds we have to use your personal information

BeFaster generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.

The GDPR allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:

Performance of a contract: this is when the processing of your personal information is necessary in order to perform our obligations under a contract;

Legal obligation: this is when we are required to process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;

Legitimate interests: we may process information about you where it is in our legitimate interest in running a lawful business to do so in order to further that business, so long as it doesn’t outweigh your interests; or

Your consent: we may occasionally ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting BeFaster at info@befaster.fit.

BeFaster only collects “sensitive” personal information when the relevant individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional standards. Sensitive information includes personal information regarding a person’s race, ethnicity, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive information to BeFaster, and under any circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to BeFaster, unless you thereby consent to BeFaster’s use of that information for its legitimate business purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in BeFaster databases. If you have any questions about whether the provision of sensitive information to BeFaster is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for particular purposes, please contact BeFaster at info@befaster.fit.

   1.3 Automatic collection of personal information

In some instances, BeFaster and its service providers uses cookies, web beacons and other technologies to automatically collect certain types of information when you visit us online, as well as through emails that we may exchange. The collection of this information allows us to customize your online experience, improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of BeFaster´s online presence, and to measure the effectiveness of our marketing activities.

       1.3.1 IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognise and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.

       1.3.2 Cookies

We do not use cookies at this time. As soon as and if this circumstance changes, necessary legal instructions will be placed here.

   1.4 Social media widgets and applications

BeFaster web sites may include functionality to enable sharing via third party social media applications, such as the Facebook Like button and Twitter widget. These social media applications may collect and use information regarding your use of BeFaster web sites (see details on ‘Social Sharing’ cookies above). Any personal information that you provide via such social media applications may be collected and used by other members of that social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their use of your information.

In addition, BeFaster web sites may host blogs, forums, crowd-sourcing and other applications or services (collectively “social media features”). The purpose of social media features is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and content. Any personal information that you provide on any BeFaster social media feature may be shared with other users of that social media feature (unless otherwise stated at the point of collection), over whom we may have limited or no control.

   1.5 Children

BeFaster understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.

2. Sharing and transfer of personal information

We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as required or permitted by law or professional standards. This would include:

– If we are reorganized or sold to another organization: BeFaster may also disclose personal information in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates;

Courts, tribunals, law enforcement or regulatory bodies: BeFaster may disclose personal information in order to respond to requests of courts, tribunals, government or law enforcement agencies or where it is necessary or prudent to comply with applicable laws, court or tribunal orders or rules, or government regulations.

Audits: disclosures of personal information may also be needed for data privacy or security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.

BeFaster will not transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.

3. Choices

In general, you are not required to submit any personal information to BeFaster, but we may require you to provide certain personal information in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. BeFaster may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you canagree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

As described in “Cookies” above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you elect to refuse cookies.

4. Your rights

If you have submitted personal information to BeFaster, you have the following rights:

Access and correction: you have the right to access to that data. This is sometimes called a ‘Subject Access Request’. If we agree that we are obliged to provide personal information to you, we will provide it to you free of charge. Before providing personal information to you, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you may ask us to correct any inaccuracies in the personal information.

Object to processing: you have the right to object to us processing your personal information if we are not entitled to use it any more, to have your information deleted if we are keeping it too long or have its processing restricted in certain circumstances.

You can make a request or exercise these rights by contacting BeFaster at info@befaster.fit and we will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.

5. Data security and integrity

BeFaster has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite BeFasters best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request or until that person asks that the information be deleted.

6. Links to other sites

Please be aware that BeFaster web sites may contain links to other sites, that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each Web site visited before disclosing any personal information.

7. Changes to this statement

BeFaster may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. When we make changes to this statement, we will revise the “updated” date at the top of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how BeFaster is protecting your information.

8. Policy questions and enforcement

BeFaster is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personal information, please contact us at info@befaster.fit . You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Privacy Statement.