CC Data Protection and Privacy Policy

This is the Privacy Policy (‘Policy’) for this website which is run and provided by Carrier Community Limited (we, us and our). We are controller in respect of the processing of your personal data.

We will only use the personal data gathered over this website as set out in this Policy. Below you will find information on how we use your personal data, for which purposes your personal data is used, with whom it is shared and what control and information rights you may have.

I. Definitions

  • Personal Data: means any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
  • Processing: means any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or any kind of disclosure or other use.

II. Informational use of the website

When you visit our website for informational reasons, i.e. without registering for any of our provided services and without providing us with personal data in any other form, we will not automatically collect information about you which will contain personal data only in limited cases and which is automatically recognised by our server, such as:

We use such information only to assist us in providing an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the needs of your end user device or to allow you to log in to our website), and to collect broad demographic information for anonymized, aggregate use.

The personal data automatically collected is necessary for us to provide the website, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR, and for our legitimate interest to guarantee the website’s stability and security, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Personal data that is collected automatically is retained for one month and properly erased afterwards.

III. Registration for our membership

The website offers a portal for our members. In order to use this portal you have to set up an account. With regard to the registration of an account and its subsequent use, we process information according to your company and contact details.

The information which is necessary for the performance of the service as contractually laid down in our Link to our Terms and Condition is labelled accordingly. All further information is provided voluntarily.

We will process the personal data you provide the services in connection with your membership and to administer your account according to the legal basis of Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Your personal data is, in the absence of exceptions within the specific services mentioned below, retained for as long as your user account is used. After deletion of your account, your personal data will be erased after one month. Statutory storage obligations or the need for legal actions that may arise from misconduct within the services or payment problems can lead to a longer retention of your personal data. In this case, we will inform you accordingly.

IV. Information about the specific uses that require registration

B. Global Members Directory

As part of the membership, we offer our members the opportunity to connect and communicate with each other via our Global Member Directory. To this end, the information you have provided during registration will be visible by other members. Legal basis for this processing is Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR.

If you choose to add additional information such as a photo of yourself to your profile, this will also be visible by members. Such provision is entirely voluntary and data processing is based on your consent, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can withdraw that consent at any time by deleting the information via your account settings.

C. Forum

Our forum can be accessed and read after registration. Anything you post on the discussion forum will be available to all members; you can delete your posts at any point in time.

In case you decide to delete your user account, all your account data, including all communication will be deleted. Information posted by you into our discussion forum will remain visible, but any link to your person will be deleted.

When you post a comment we will retain your IP address for the duration of your membership with us since only members can post topics in our Forum section. This is necessary to defend ourselves from possible liability claims that may arise from unlawful comments posted by you and reflects our legitimate interest with regard to the legal justification of this processing activity in Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.

We reserve the right to delete comments that are off-topic, spam, abusive, use excessive foul language, include ad hominem attacks or offend against legal regulations.

V. Analysis

This website makes use of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), which uses cookies to analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. At the request of the website owner, Google will use this information for the purpose of measuring your activity on this website, compiling statistical reports on overall website activity for the website owner and providing other services relating to the activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. We have activated the IP anonymization in consequence, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to improve it. With the statistics created we can improve our services and make it more interesting for you. In case personal data is being transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Our legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Further information can be found under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/.

VI. Third Party Content and social media plug-ins

1. Social media plug-ins

We use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin. This allows you to communicate with such service and like or comment on our website. The social media plug-in communicates enables a direct communication between your end user device and the servers of the social media provider, allowing the social media provider to communicate with you and collect information about you browsing our website. This processing is based on Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our legitimate interest to improve your website experience and to optimize our services.

Transfer of personal data takes places whether you have an account with the provider or not.

Please note that we neither have the control of the extent of personal data that is collected by the respective plug-in provider nor do we know the processing’s purpose or the period your personal data will be retained.

Further information about the processing of your personal data in the provider’s course of operation is provided via their respective privacy policy. Moreover, you will be provided with further information with regard to your rights and setting concerning privacy.

2. Links to third party websites

This website may contain links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the content and the data collection on respective third party websites; please check the privacy policy of respective websites for information of respective websites’ data processing activities.

VII. Information sharing

Your personal data will be disclosed to following third parties for the purposes mentioned above. The recipients process your personal data on our behalf and on the basis of a data processing agreement.

We may disclose your personal data to following contractors who assist us in providing the services we offer through the website Radix and their website: https://radixweb.com/. Such a transfer will be based on data processing agreement. Therefore, our contractors will only use your personal data to the extent necessary to perform their functions and will be contractually bound to process your personal data only on our behalf and in compliance with our requests.

Sme of the recipients mentioned above reside outside the EEA. For further information about cross border transfer in general and transfers outside of the EEA see XII.

e may disclose your personal data if legally entitled or required to do so (for example if required by law or by a court order).

VIII. Cross border data transfers

Within the scope of our information sharing activities set out above, your personal data may be transferred to other countries (including countries outside the EEA) which may have different data protection standards than your country of residence. Please note that data processed in a foreign country may be subject to foreign laws and accessible to foreign governments, courts, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies. However, we will endeavour to take reasonable measures to keep up an adequate level of data protection also when sharing your personal data with such countries.

IX. Data retention

We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your personal data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods set out in this policy, your personal data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.

X. Your rights

Under the legislation applicable to you, you may be entitled to exercise some or all of the following rights:

    1. The right of access.This is your right to see what data is held about you by us and to receive certain additional information and copies of your personal data.
    2. The right to rectification.The right to have your data corrected or amended if what is held is incorrect in some way.
    3. The right to erasure.Under certain circumstances, including where your personal data is no longer required for the purposes it was collected for, or your consent has been withdrawn, you can ask for your personal data to be deleted. This is also called “the right to be forgotten”.
    4. The right to restrict processing.This gives you the right to ask for a restriction to processing of personal data, such as in the case where the accuracy of the data is disputed.
    5. The right to withdraw consent. If processing is based on your consent, you have the right to refuse to provide your consent and – without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal – withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time.
    6. The right to object. You have the right to object on grounds relating to your particular situation, that your personal data is processed. In this case, please provide us with information about your particular situation. After the assessment of the facts presented by you we will either stop processing your personal data or present you our compelling legitimate grounds for continuing to do so.

We will do our best to provide information to you on any action taken on these requests within 30 days of receipt of the request. We will notify you if there is a delay in responding to the request.

You may exercise the rights referred to above or pose any questions or make any complaints regarding our data processing by contacting us under the contact details set out below.

XI. Contacting us

Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this privacy policy or any requests concerning your personal data by email to [email protected]

The Information you provide when contacting us will be processed to handle your request according to Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. b GDPR.

XII. Amendments to this Policy

We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time by updating our website respectively. Please visit the website regularly and check our respectively current privacy policy. This policy was last updated on 16.07.2018.

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