Privacy Policy

 

Last update: May 21, 2020

2140 Consulting (“we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This Privacy Statement is intended to describe our privacy practices and provide information about how and why we collect, use, and share your personal information when you visit www.2140consulting.com and any of its sub-domains (“Sites”); and / or purchase or otherwise use our solutions, products, and services (“Services”).


This Privacy Statement governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. It also describes your choices regarding use, access and correction of your personal information.

We periodically update this Privacy Statement with any changes applicable and, in case the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice by sending you an email notification. While we will notify you of any material changes to this Privacy Statement, we encourage you to review this Privacy Statement periodically. We also archive all historical versions of this Privacy Statement.


Data protection principles

Under the GDPR, there are six data protection principles that 2140 Consulting must comply with. These provide that the personal information we hold about you must be:

  

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner;
  • collected only for legitimate purposes that have been clearly explained to you under this privacy policy and not further processed in a way that is incompatible with those purposes;
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to those purposes;
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;
  • kept in a form which permits your identification for no longer than is necessary for those purposes;
  • processed in a way that ensures appropriate security of the data.

2140 Consulting is responsible for, and must be able to demonstrate compliance with, these principles. This is called accountability.

    Data we collect

    This Privacy Statement applies to all personal information which you give to us and / or which we collect automatically from you, either via our sites and / or our Services and / or which we receive about you from third parties:

     

    • Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
    • Information that you provide to us by completing forms on our sites such as requests for information or request for quotes. Such information typically includes:
      – Contact information, such as your first name, last name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
      – Financial information, such as bank account numbers, and credit card details.
      – Biographic or demographic information, such as your date of birth, country of residence, and any other information you choose to provide about yourself.
    • Information that you provide to us when you purchase a product / service via our sites or other means such as by telephone or e-mail. Such information typically includes your first name, last name, personal and / or professional contact details, credit card details, billing address, as well as any contact or other information you choose to provide for us to undertake the Services;
    • Any other information which you choose to provide to us in the following circumstances: when you complete surveys conducted by us or third parties on our behalf; when you attend conventions, trade shows, and expositions; when you participate in promotions, contests and giveaways; when you register for webcasts, events, request information or materials (e.g., whitepapers); and when you submit any questions, comments or complaints to us.

    How we collect your data

    We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

    Direct interactions. You may give us your identity, contact and financial data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us through the Website, by email, post, phone, or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you: i. Fill a form on our website; ii. report a problem with our Website; iii. subscribe to our communications or publications; iv. request marketing to be sent to you; v. enter a competition, promotion or survey; or vi. give us feedback; vii. Reply to our emails.
    Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns through cookies, logs and other similar technologies.
    Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from third-parties and public sources as set out below: i. technical data from the following parties: 1. analytics providers such as Google 2. advertising networks based inside and outside the EU; and 3. search information providers based inside and outside the EU. ii. contact, financial and transaction data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services.

     

    Cookies

    Technologies such as cookies (small text files that store information on your hard drive), beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Site, tracking users’ movements around the Site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

    We use cookies, for example, to remember users’ settings (e.g. language preference) and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our Site may be limited.


    How we use your data

    • Send information or 2140 Consulting content to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means and send you marketing communications relating to our business (newsletter, invitation to webinar and / or events, invitation to download marketing material such as whitepapers and case studies …). We will always give you the option to unsubscribe of any such communications.;
    • Promote use of our Services to you and share promotional and information content with you in accordance with your communication preferences;
    • Manage your use of the sites and / or Services, respond to enquiries and comments and provide customer service and support.

    Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by utilizing the unsubscribe feature in our communications or by contacting us at privacy@2140consulting.com.


    Purposes we use your data

    To provide our Services, we use your data to:‍

     

    • Analyze data to improve our service offering;
    • Send information to customers regarding changes to our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy or other legal agreements;
    • For any other purposes about which we will notify customers.

    We post customer testimonials and comments on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information. We obtain each customer’s consent via email prior to posting the customer’s name and testimonial.

     

    Retention of your data

    We retain Personal Information that you provide to us where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, as long as is required to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements).

    When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your Personal Information, we securely delete the information or anonymize it or, if this is not possible, we will securely store your Personal Information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.

    If you have elected to receive marketing communications from us, we retain information about your marketing preferences for a period of 6 months from the date you expressed to opt out from further communication.

     

    How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

    Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data, such as to:

     

    1. Access any personal data that we hold about you and/or to get a copy of it.
    2. Request to correct any inaccurate data;
    3. Ask us to delete, ‘block’ or suppress your data, though for legal reasons we might not always be able to do it;
    4. Object to us using your personal data for direct marketing and in certain circumstances for legitimate interests, research and statistical reasons;
    5. Withdraw any consent you’ve previously given us.

    To request any of the above actions, please contact us at privacy@2140consulting.com.