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.
get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle
your personal information.
What personal information do we collect?
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
- Technical Information includes
internet protocol (IP) address, your login data and the duration of time spent at
- 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:
- create an account on our website
- use our website;
- contact us – for example, if
you get in touch to give us some feedback.
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from
you when you register, surf the website, or use certain site features in the
- to administer, operate, maintain and protect our business and website (includingtroubleshooting,
data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of
- to personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and
- to improve our website to better serve you.
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
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
How long is your information retained?
We will only hold your information for as long
purposes. When determining the relevant retention periods, we will take into
account factors including:
contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;
obligation(s) under applicable law to retain data for a certain period of time;
legitimate interest where we have carried out a balancing test;
of limitations under applicable law(s);
(e) potential or actual disputes;
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
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
identify repeat visitors, the type of content and sites to which a user of our
Site links, the length of time each user spends at any particular area of our
Site, and the specific functionalities that users choose to use. To the extent
that cookies data constitutes personally identifiable information, we process
such data on the basis of your consent.
We use both
session and persistent cookies on the Site and we use different types of
cookies to run the Site:
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.
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
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).
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will
promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
to time, to reflect changes at ESG Business Institute, or for legal or regulatory
reasons. Unless we are unable to do so, we will give you reasonable notice of
and/or by posting an updated version on our website.
Please contact us at email@example.com 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
(b) Obtain information about the use
of your personal information, including:
the purposes for which your personal information is being used;
categories of your personal information being used;
(iii) to whom
your personal data has been or will be disclosed;
where possible, the period for which your information will be obtained;
right to require rectification or erasure of your personal information or
restrict or object to its use;
your right to lodge a complaint with the applicable supervisory authority; and
whether your information is subject to any automated decision making, including
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.