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Privacy policy

Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy describes how HALIFAX CONSULTING and its affiliates (collectively, “HALIFAX”, “us” or “we”) handle and protect your Personal Data with regard to:

  • Any personal information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How this information will be used.
  • Your individual rights concerning the way we process your data.

This Policy applies to all types of HALIFAX CONSULTING services (website, applications, solutions, etc.) pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in effect since May 25th 2018.

Definitions


Capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:

“Data Protection Policy” (or “Policy”) refers to the Policy governing the way in which your personal data is processed, used and managed, along with the individual rights of any person affected by such measures.

“Personal Data” refers to any information related to you and used to identify you directly or indirectly.

“Processing” refers to any operation or series of operations applied to your Personal Data.

“Data Controller” refers to HALIFAX CONSULTING as the entity processing your Personal Data.

“Personal Data Breach” refers to any security breach leading to the accidental or illicit destruction, loss, modification, disclosure or unauthorized access to your Personal Data.

“Recipient” refers to the department or company receiving the information, with access to your Personal Data.

Data controller


Your data will be processed by HALIFAX CONSULTING. Contact details are as follows:

Name: Mr Michel Dis
Mailing address: Hôtel de Créquy, 15-17 Rue de Pontoise, 78100 Saint Germain en Laye, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 30 61 81 91
Email: mdis@halifax.fr

How we protect your Personal Data


HALIFAX CONSULTING protects your Personal Data and privacy from the outset in engineering the services it provides, in accordance with “privacy by design” principles. We also implement “privacy by default” measures to safeguard your information, ensure security and protect your rights.

Which personal data do we use?


HALIFAX CONSULTING will only collect the data it needs to provide relevant services.
When gathering any optional data, we will provide clear information about the Personal Data required to provide the service(s) in question.
Personal Data are collected directly from you and are used solely for the stated purposes. This information will only be used to offer you other services if you have agreed to receive marketing messages.

What is the lawful basis for processing?


HALIFAX CONSULTING processes Personal Data for the purposes of:
Contract execution
Users’ Personal Data may lawfully be collected where needed to execute a sales contract. In such cases, users are required to provide the information required. A sale may be blocked if the user fails to provide said information, which may also involve providing relevant details to an online payment provider.

Legal obligations


Billing and invoice management are based on the legal obligation of HALIFAX CONSULTING in respect of its dealings with clients.

Consent


For the following purposes, users’ consent shall serve as the lawful basis for the processing of their Personal Data. This consent may be provided through:

  • Registration management via the website and applications.
  • Chosen settings for marketing messages, including exclusive offers, news updates and custom content tailored to the user’s profile.
  • Response to any exercise of right of access or right to rectify, erase or object, along with any questions or complaints from the user.

The withdrawal of consent regarding such processing by the user shall not affect fulfilment of the sales contract signed with HALIFAX CONSULTING by the person in question.

With whom do we share your Personal Data?


Your data may be shared with:

  • Internal HALIFAX CONSULTING departments handling relevant services, such as Customer Service and Sales Management.
  • External service providers contracted by HALIFAX CONSULTING.

Will your Personal Data be transferred outside the European Union?


HALIFAX CONSULTING processes all of your Personal Data inside the European Union (EU).

However, we may on occasion use non-EU service providers to meet specific needs, in which case your Personal Data will be shared solely for business purposes. In such cases, and in accordance with the latest regulations, HALIFAX CONSULTING shall require subcontractors to provide all necessary guarantees to ensure the proper management and security of any data transferred, particularly through the signature of the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC).

How long will we keep your Personal Data?


The length of time we keep your Personal Data depends on the type of service provided. However, we will not retain your Personal Data any longer than needed to deliver the service and enable you to benefit from that service, in addition to any retention time required in line with relevant legal provisions.

Will your data be protected?


We will take all necessary steps to ensure the security and confidentiality of your Personal Data. This includes ensuring said information is not corrupted, deleted or disclosed to unauthorized third parties.
We will also report any incident affecting your Personal Data (destruction, loss, modification or disclosure) to the relevant bodies, including the French data protection authority, CNIL.

What are your rights with regard to your Personal Data?


You are entitled to exercise your rights at any time with regard to the Personal Data processed by HALIFAX CONSULTING. This includes:

  • Right of access to any of your Personal Data processed by us.
  • Right to rectification to have any inaccurate Personal Data processed by us corrected or updated, where necessary.
  • Right to object to the processing of your Personal Data by us, including for the purposes of marketing.
  • Right to erasure, to request that your Personal Data be deleted.
  • Right to restrict processing and request that processing of your Personal Data be suspended.
  • Right to data portability, allowing you to ask us to retrieve any of your Personal Data you require.

When you register for a service or we gather your Personal Data, you will be provided with an address (postal and/or electronic) to which you may submit any request to exercise your rights. Any requests must be accompanied by proof of ID. We will reply to your requests as soon as possible and always within the legal time frame.

Changes to Data Protection and Privacy Policy


We may update this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect any changes in the way we handle information. We will email you (at the email address included in your account profile) or post a notification on this website before any changes come into effect. We urge you to check this page regularly to stay up to date with the latest information about our Privacy Policy.

Cookie policy


The HALIFAX CONSULTING website and individual web pages use cookies to distinguish you from other site users. This allows us to improve our services and enhance your user experience.
A cookie is a small piece of data in text format that is sent from a website to the hard drive of your computer, enabling the website to remember you when you visit. Cookies help a website adapt content more quickly to your areas of interest. Most major websites use cookies. A cookie generally contains the name of the original cookie domain. The “lifespan” of a cookie is a value comprising a unique, randomly generated number.
The HALIFAX CONSULTING website uses two types of cookie:

  • Session cookies, which are temporary cookies kept in your browser’s cookie folder until you leave the site.
  • Persistent cookies, which stay much longer in one of your browser’s subfolders. How long a cookie remains on your browser depends on the type of cookie.

Session cookies let you transfer information from one page to another on our website without having to re-enter data, while also giving you access to previously stored information.
Persistent cookies help us identify you as a visitor (using a number, not personal information) when you come back to the site. This lets us adapt content and ads to your areas of interest and ensures we don’t show you the same information over and over. Persistent cookies also let us compile anonymous global statistics to understand how visitors use our site to then improve its structure. We cannot identify you personally with this information.
You can use your browser settings to accept or reject cookies, although switching off cookies may prevent you from using some interactive features on the site.
You can erase and block all cookies from the HALIFAX CONSULTING website. To do so, simply change your browser settings accordingly. Remember, blocking cookies may mean some features of the website do not work as intended.

HALIFAX CONSULTING applications


We use analytics tools like Google Analytics for the HALIFAX CONSULTING application. This lets us compile anonymous global statistics about how our clients use the application with to make sure we keep on improving it. This information does not identify you personally. You can switch off analytics in your device settings.