What information do we collect?
In general, you can access and consult any SGS Website without disclosing or revealing any personal information about yourself.
However, in order to better provide you with products and services, certain SGS Group company websites may collect one or both of the following types of information from you: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. Personal information is requested when you order a service, register for an account and send us feedback. For example, this information might include your name, address (both billing and registered), email address, industry and product details, and credit card or other payment information. Such information may be held on our contacts and administration databases either because of the work we have done with you or are currently engaged in, or because we believe you might be interested in receiving material from us about our business and services. This allows us to manage our relationship with you efficiently, improve our Website and the services which we offer to you and to target items of interest we may send to you.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that is statistical in nature only and that does not, by itself, identify a specific individual or entity, and which depends upon the visiting you do on the SGS Group company websites. For example, this information may include the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access any SGS Group company website, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to any SGS Group company website. This information is used in an aggregate form to make the SGS Group company websites more useful and attractive to its users.
Does SGS share the information it receives?
Information about our clients is an important part of our business and SGS is not in the business of selling it to others. We share personally identifiable information only as set forth below:
- By transfer to other SGS Group companies where it is necessary to meet the purpose for which you have submitted the information. By submitting data on any SGS Group company website, you are providing explicit consent to trans-border transmission of data collected on that website.
- By transfer to third party agents and subcontractors which perform certain functions on behalf of SGS, such as picking up and delivering samples, fulfilling inspection orders, sending email, removing repetitive information from client lists, analysing data and processing credit card payments. These parties only have access to such information as necessary to perform their functions and may not use it for any other purpose.
- For any reason if, in SGS' sole discretion, SGS believes it is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy any laws, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; to disclose information that is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Access or other terms and conditions; or to otherwise protect the SGS Group of companies.
How does SGS protect your information?
We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us in order to prevent unauthorised access. However, the SGS site contains links to other websites. SGS does not control and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.
Regarding the information held about you by SGS, you may, for example, request us to provide you with a list and a description of this information, request us to amend any inaccuracies, or notify us that you do not consent to our continued use of this information by contacting us in the manner set out below.
We also welcome questions and your comments about our data protection policy.
Your information may be retained for a period of time consistent with the original purpose of collection. We may also retain any information during the period of time needed to pursue our legitimate business interests, comply with our legal obligations and enforce our agreements.
Rights Of Subjects & Legal Representatives And Methods
If you wish to review, correct, delete or otherwise modify any of the personal information that you have previously provided to us through our web site please review the “Contact Us” section below. Requests to access, change, or delete your information will be addressed within a reasonable timeframe or any applicable timeframe which is mandatory by law. The right to exercise the above rights can be exercised through a legal representative of the subject or an authorized representative. In this case, you must submit a power of attorney in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act Enforcement Regulations.
Disposal Procedure And Period
Your information that is stored in our system for certain period will be destroyed immediately as long as the original purpose of collection no longer exists.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement or the information practices of our web site should be directed to:
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last modified on October 17, 2017