Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Introduction 

The Sustainable Development Goals Implementation Network (SDGIN) is the data controller responsible for processing personal data of any users of online offering provided by www.sdginetwork.com. Any questions concerning data protection and processing should be addressed to our Data Protection Officer to the email address provided below.

SDGIN is dedicated to protecting the privacy and personal data of its users. SDGIN collects, saves, and uses user personal data strictly in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy and the applicable data protection provisions, including the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national data protection provisions. With this Privacy Policy, SDGIN aims to inform users to what extent and for what purpose personal data is processed in connection with the use of our online offering.

Personal Data

Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. Information that relates to your identity such as name, postal address, ID card number or e-mail address would be considered personal data. Other information that cannot be directly linked to an identity, such as statistics as to the number of users per day, would not be considered personal data.

sdginetwork.com can be browsed without disclosing identities or providing any personal data, however, general information will be obtained about your visit to our online offering. Some online services may require you to disclose personal data and in this case such data will be processed only for the use of this online offering, including without limitation for the provision of the desired information. Moreover, only essential details would be requested in mandatory fields, and other information can be provided voluntarily. There is no automated decision-making on the basis of your personal data in connection with the use of our online offering.

Processing Personal Data

The information provided by visitors is stored on protected dedicated servers located outside the European Union. Technical and organisational measures are taken to protect such servers against loss, destruction, access, modification, or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data will be permitted only to a limited number of persons in charge of the technical, commercial, or editorial support of the servers. Notwithstanding regular controls, full protection against all risks cannot be provided.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

Your personal information is used merely in order to provide the services you require from SDGIN. Wherever external service providers are required to perform a service you request, we ensure that they access your data solely for the purpose of performing the service whilst also ensuring their compliance with our privacy policies. Moreover, SDGIN will not reveal data to any third parties without your express consent. SDGIN will impart your personal data if you have given your consent to disclosure of the data except for when SDGIN is entitled or obligated to do so under legal conditions and/or administrative or judicial orders. This may include, without being limited to, giving information for purposes of criminal prosecution, in order to avert danger, or in order to enforce intellectual property rights.

Legal Basis of Data Processing

SDGIN complies with the GDPR in relation to its users based in the European Union. Throughout this document, references to the GDPR apply to individuals and organisations who are covered by the GDPR.

The legal basis for data processing under GDPR is in the following articles:

  1.  Article 6(1)(a) allows us to process your personal data once we obtain your consent 
  2. Article 6(1)(b) allows us to process your personal data when processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or under a quasi-contractual relationship with you
  3. Article 6(1)(c) allows us to process your personal data when processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
  4. Article 6(1)(f) allows us to process your data for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by SDGIN or by a third party. However, this does not apply when your interests or rights override such interests.

Deletion of Data and Duration of Storage

We permanently block and/or delete any personal data provided by users when the purpose of the data storage no longer applies. Beyond that, SDGIN may continue to store user personal data if such data is commanded by legal provisions to which SDGIN is subject, such as, but not limited to, the legal obligation to retain business records and documentation. In these circumstances, SDGIN will delete or block the personal data of users according to the time prescribed by the relevant legislation. 

Use of Cookies

Our online offering uses Cookies, which are small text files stored on your device to store certain settings and data of your web browser for the exchange with our online offering. The domain name from which the cookie file has been sent as well as information about the cookie age and alphanumeric identifier is contained within a cookie. The cookies we use are called session-cookies that are automatically deleted at the end of your browser session. However, we may use cookies with longer storage time to facilitate your next visit to our website.

Cookies facilitate the use of our online offering by recognising your device and making any default settings available. This allows us to enhance our online offering and to better meet our users’ specific requirements. This would be included under the ‘legitimate interest’ category in on Article 6(1) (f) of the GDPR. 

Please note that many web browsers accept cookies by default, but this can be changed in your browser settings. Alternatively, you can setup an alert that informs you when you’re receiving cookies, as well as delete stored cookies manually through your browser settings. However, please be aware that this could limit your use of our online offering.

Analytics

Our online offering uses third party cookies set by analytics providers to collect data about website activity i.e. date and time visit, page views, search terms, IP address etc. that helps us analyse how our services are being used, to better understand the interests of our visitors and to improve our services and better our visitor experience. 

In storing visitor data, some data is shortened and/or encrypted to protect so that users cannot be identified. This data includes but is not limited to IP addresses, device and domain data. Moreover, data is not merged with other existing data to identify users. 

Communication with us

You can contact us via the email or contact form provided on the ‘Contact us’ page. Moreover, subscribing to our newsletter or email list will ensure you receive regular emails on our activities. 

Newsletter

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter or email lists, you will be contacted with updates on our latest projects or events. If you have subscribed to our newsletter, your consent constitutes the legal basis for processing of your data in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

You can revoke your consent and unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email. You can also send an email to us at [email protected]

Rights of Persons Concerned

SDGIN is committed to informing you of how your data is processed and ensuring your rights are communicated transparently and upheld.  Users, whether individuals or organisations, are entitled to many rights with regards to processing personal data, and are protected by GDPR legislation. In summary, these rights include:

  1. Fair processing of information and transparency over how personal information is used.
  2. Access to personal information and to certain other supplementary information that this policy is designed to address.
  3. Correction of any mistakes in information held by us.
  4. Erasure of personal information concerning you in certain situations.
  5. Receiving the personal information concerning you which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and the right to transmit those data to a third party in certain situations.
  6. Objecting at any time to processing of personal information concerning you for direct marketing.
  7. Objecting to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you.
  8. Objecting in certain other situations to our continued processing of your personal information.
  9. Otherwise restricting our processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Please reach us via [email protected]com, if you’d like to request further details on your rights.

Revocation of Consent and Objection

Users can revoke their consent at any time by getting in touch with our data protection officer on the contact details below. This, however, does not affect the legality of the processing of data up until the point of revocation. 

In cases where processing of your personal data is not based on consent given by you but on another legal basis, you can object to the data processing. This would then lead to a review and you will be informed of the outcome. If the outcome is that data processing is to be continued, then you will be informed as to why this is the case.

Data Protection Officer

We take your privacy and data protection seriously and ensure our data protection officer is has expert knowledge of data protection law and practices. Any questions regarding the way your personal data is handled or any requirement on related issues can be conveyed to our data protection official via e-mail [email protected]sdginetwork.com

Complaints

If you are concerned that the processing of your personal data does not comply with this privacy policy or data protection provisions, you can file a complaint where an officer will review the matter and inform you of the outcome. 

Further Information

Links to Other Websites

Our online offering may contain links to other websites. In this case we cannot ensure that all linked websites comply with the same data protection provisions. We thus recommend that other privacy policies are reviewed when visiting other websites.

Amendments of This Privacy Policy

Any revision of this Privacy Policy is defined by the date determined below. SDGIN preserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. Amendments will be actualised in cases including technical adjustments of the online offering or among changes in data protection law. SDGIN will always ensure the privacy policy as amended will be available to view on our website. 

This Privacy Policy was last revised in June 2019