Privacy Notice

Date: 27.06.2018

1. General information

1.1 This Privacy Policy applies to data concerning you that we collect when you:

  • Access or visit our website
  • Use the services listed under Item 3
  • Participate in competitions, surveys and prize draws
  • Enter into, modify and conduct contractual relationships.

1.2 Controller:
1.2.1 This website is a service provided by Foru-Solution B.V. , located in Harlingen, The Netherlands (referred to below as Foru). The controller for data processing in connection with the applications set out under Item 3 of this Privacy Policy is Foru-Solution B.V., Lange lijnbaan 1, 8861 NW Harlingen, The Netherlands.

1.2.2 The controller for data processing in the case of the other applications is your respective Foru contractual partner. You can find more details on this subject in the supplementary information on your rights as a data subject.

1.3 This data is collected and processed by Foru and its affiliated companies [in particular, Environment Solutions B.V.], and is used solely for the respective business purpose. You can find more details on the individual purposes in the supplementary information. 1.4 You can contact our Data Protection Officer at privacy@foru-solution.com or our postal address, FAO “Data Protection Officer”.

2. How is your personal data processed? 

2.1. General information on the purposes of the processing
We primarily collect, store and process your personal data for the sole purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations to you or where you have given your consent for us to do so. However, we also use your data for the purpose of complying with procedures or legal provisions that affect us, provided that this is necessary to safeguard our own legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of others, in order to enforce, protect or exercise our rights or to defend ourselves against claims.

2.2 Data you disclose to us

2.2.1: As a general rule, you can use our website without disclosing personal information to us directly. For some services, such as our newsletter service or the contact form, we will request personal information from you. This includes data such as your name or email address, which lets us make the service in question quick and user-friendly, or lets us provide the service in general. Below, in Section 3 of this Privacy Policy, you can find more details about all of the services offered on our website.

2.2.2: In particular, the collection and processing of personal data is necessary for entering into, modifying and conducting contractual relationships, so that we can fulfil our contractual obligations. You can find more details on this subject in the supplementary information.

2.3. Data we automatically obtain when you use our online services
Some data is obtained whenever you visit our website.

2.3.1 Log data
Data obtained automatically includes web server log data. We activate this logging solely in exceptional cases in order to investigate support cases and safeguard the stability and security of our service (Article 6(1f) GDPR). Each record consists of:

  • Date and time of the request
  • Client and server IP address, port and protocol status
  • The name of the file or page requested and the length of the request
  • Login information for the relevant web service, if you sign on with a user account
  • Browser type and referrer (last page requested by the client)
  • This data is analysed for technical purposes solely on an anonymous basis. No statistical analysis is performed.

2.3.2 Cookies
Cookies are small files containing a string of characters which store certain information in plain text or encrypted form. Cookies are sent by the server to your computer, where they are stored. Their primary purpose is to identify the computer from which a website has been accessed. If you sign on to a website, cookies are used to notify the server of the sign-on and check the permissions for accessing the page. Every cookie has an expiry date, after which it is no longer valid. The user’s path through various pages of the website and even across various websites can be tracked using cookies. By using cookies, we can improve communication between our server and your computer, thus making it easier to use a website. Cookies can be generated by both the website operator and third-party providers. Your browser gives you the option of displaying the cookies which exist on your computer, deleting existing cookies, or configuring the settings so that not all, or no further, cookies are stored. Please be aware that some functions will not work, or will not work properly, if you block cookies.

2.3.3 Usage analysis

2.3.3.1 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), or Google for short. Google Analytics uses text files known as cookies. Cookies are stored on your computer and generate information about your use of our website. The first sentence of Article 6(1f) GDPR provides the legal basis for the use of Google Analytics.
This information is sent for storage on a Google server in the USA. IP address anonymisation is active on this website, meaning that your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is sent. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. In exceptional cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).
Google uses the information produced to create analyses and reports on website usage and activity on behalf of Foru-Solution B.V. and in order to render additional services relating to the use of the website and the internet for Foru-Solution B.V.. In particular, this involves functions relating to display advertising such as Google Analytics service reports, categorised according to demographic characteristics and interests. Google Analytics service reports categorised according to demographic characteristics and interests include data and third-party provider visitor data (such as age, gender and interests) acquired through targeted advertising by Google. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

The IP address relayed by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not linked to other Google data. You can prevent the use and storage of cookies by changing your browser software’s settings accordingly. However, please bear in mind that you may not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website if you do so.
In addition, you can prevent Google collecting and processing data relating to your use of the website that is produced by these cookies (including your IP address). To do so, download and install the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser add-on for opting out of Google Analytics
For browsers on mobile devices or as an alternative to the browser add-on, please click this link to prevent future data collection within this website by Google Analytics. This will store an “opt out” cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click this link again. You can find further information on Google’s terms at www.google.com/policies/privacy/

3. Individual online services 

3.1 Contact form
Our website gives you the option of using a contact form to get in touch with us so that we can provide answers to your individual questions as well. In each case, we need your surname, first name, email address and message so that we can contact you. If you give us your phone number or postal address, we will also be happy to call you back with an answer to your question or contact you in writing. The first sentence of Article 6(1b) GDPR provides the legal basis for processing your data.

3.2 Newsletters
We can send you our newsletter as a way of staying in touch with us. The legal basis for this, in accordance with the first sentence of Article 6(1a) GDPR, is your consent. For this, we use your title and name, so that we can address you personally in the newsletter, as well as your email address and the topics that interest you. To ensure that no one else has registered you for the newsletter subscription and that you do not receive unwanted emails, you will receive a confirmation email sent to the email address you provided. You will need to click on the link in the email to activate the subscription. User behaviour related to the newsletter service is analysed in anonymised form with no link being established to a specific person. This includes:

  • Mailings sent and delivered
  • Opens (measured/invisible/total)
  • Clicks and opens by end devices
  • Clicks, opens and delivery over time
  • Bounces (email is undeliverable)
  • Subscription cancellations
  • Activity rate

The only required information for sending you our newsletter is your email address. Supplying additional data, identified separately, is voluntary and is used to address you personally. After you have given confirmation, we will store the data you provide in order to send you the newsletter (the first sentence of Article 6(1a) GDPR provides the legal basis for this).
You can withdraw your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare your withdrawal of consent by clicking the link provided in each newsletter email. ”

5. What rights can you exercise? 

5.1 Right to object:

  • You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time, without giving any reason.

Please direct your written objection to Foru-Solution B.V., Lange lijbaan 1, 8861 NW Harlingen, The Netherlands or send an email to: info@foru-solution.com. Consent can be withdrawn at any time, either by using the link in the newsletter or by sending written notification.

When cancelling the newsletter: information on cancelling a subscription can be found within every newsletter.

  • Where we process your data for the purpose of safeguarding legitimate interests, you can object to the processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will then stop processing your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or where the processing is used for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

 

We wish to inform you that, in order to enter into and conduct contractual relationships, you must provide the personal data and company data necessary for establishing, fulfilling and terminating the contractual relationship and the performance of the associated contractual obligations, or that we are required to collect by law. If you exercise your right to object in this regard or do not provide us with this data, we will not be in a position to fulfil the contract with you.

5.2 Further rights:

5.2.1: Right of access:

You can obtain information on the data stored about you personally from the respective controller.

5.2.2: Right to rectification, erasure

Furthermore, you can have your data rectified or erased if certain criteria are met.

5.2.3: Other rights: 

You also have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data, as well as the right to obtain the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
You can lodge a complaint with the aforementioned Data Protection Officer or the competent supervisory data protection authority.

  1. Safeguarding your data: 

    6.1: We take technical and organisational measures to protect your data against unauthorised access, unintentional modification, accidental loss or unlawful destruction. Nevertheless, electronic or physical transfers and storage of data can never be completely secure. Every transfer is therefore made at your own risk.

    6.2 As part of this Privacy Policy, we wish to provide you with an as quick and as comprehensive explanation of the relevant topics as possible. Additional information on the respective purposes for which your data is processed and clarifications of the terminology we use can be found on our website. Still have questions? Please get in touch using the contact address set out in the supplementary information.

    7. Changes to this Privacy Policy

    We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time, taking into consideration the applicable data protection regulations.