better serve those who are concerned with how their personal information is
being used online. Personal information is information, whether true or not,
about an individual who can be identified either from that information or from
that information and other information to which the organization has or is
likely to have access. It does not include information where your identity has
been removed, which is known as anonymous data.
Quick guide to contents
• What personal information do we collect?
• How do we collect information?
• How do we use your information?
• How do we protect your information?
• How long is your information retained?
• Do we use ‘cookies’?
• How does ESG Business Institute utilise cookies.
• Do we make automated decisions?
• Third-party disclosure
• Third-party links
• Contacting us
• Your legal rights
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?
When registering on our site, we may collect, use, store and transfer personal data about you. We have grouped these as follows:
• Identity Information includes name, maiden name, username or similar identifier, country of residence, job title, and company information;
• Contact Information includes your email address and telephone number;
• Profile Information includes username and password.
• Technical Information includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data and the duration of time spent at platform;
• Usage Information includes information about how you use our websites, platforms and services We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data), nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
How do we collect information?
We collect personal data as follows:
Direct Interactions. You may give us your Identity and Contact Information by filling out a form or enter information on our website: This includes personal data you provide when you do any of the following:
How do we may use the information?
We may use the information we collect from you when you register, surf the website, or use certain site features in the following ways:
The legal basis for the processing of your personal information is that it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, where it is necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests, where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation or where we obtain your consent to the processing of your personal information.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason Is compatible with the original purposes. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose,
we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
How do we protect your information?
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
How long is your information retained?
(a) our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;
(b) legal obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;
(c) our legitimate interest where we have carried out a balancing test;
(d) statute of limitations under applicable law(s);
(e) potential or actual disputes;
(f) if you have made a request to have your information deleted; and
(g) guidelines issued by the relevant data protection authorities.
Do we use 'cookies'?
While we are using cookies on our site, we do not use it for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since most browsers are a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the functions that makes your site experience more efficient might not work and may result in certain features of the site not function properly.
How does ESG Business Institute utilise cookies.
When you use and access the Site, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser.
We use both session and persistent cookies on the Site and we use different types of cookies to run the Site:
Essential cookies. Necessary for the operation of the Site. We may use essential cookies to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of user accounts, or offer Site features.
Analytical/performance cookies. Allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and see how visitors move around the Site when using it. This helps us improve the way the Site works.
Functionality cookies. Used to recognise you when you return to the Site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. Record your visit to the Site, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make the Site and the more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Do we make automated decisions?
We do not envisage that any decisions will be made about you using automated means. However, we will notify you if this position changes.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.
Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at email@example.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the following reasons:
a. If you would like a copy of some or all of the information we have about you.
b. If you wish to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate
Your Legal Rights
You have various rights in relation to your personal information, including your right to:
(a) Request access to your personal information about you and to request the correction of any error in relation to your personal information or to object to the processing of your personal information;
(b) Obtain information about the use of your personal information, including:
(i) the purposes for which your personal information is being used;
(ii) the categories of your personal information being used;
(iii) to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed;
(iv) where possible, the period for which your information will be obtained;
(v) your right to require rectification or erasure of your personal information or restrict or object to its use;
(vi) your right to lodge a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority; and
(vii) whether your information is subject to any automated decision making, including profiling;
(c) Have your personal information erased in certain situations, including where:
(i) your personal information is no longer needed to be processed for the purposes for which it was collected;
(ii) your personal information has been processed unlawfully; and
(iii) erasure is required by applicable law;
the processing of your personal information in certain situations, including
(i) you are contesting the accuracy of your personal data,
(ii) your data is being processed unlawfully you do not want your information erased;
(iii) your personal information is no longer needed for the purposes for which you provided it but you require that information to help establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
(e) Receive your personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and transmit that information to a third party;
(f) Lodge a complaint about the way your personal information is being handled or processed with the relevant data protection regulator; and/or
(g) If relevant, to withdraw consent. If you do not provide your personal information, or withdraw your consent for the processing of your personal information, where such information is necessary for us to provide services to you, we will not be able to provide these services to you.
Updated: July 21