1. WHO WE ARE
We are EDELWEISS Management Consulting GmbH. This privacy statement is made by us and also on behalf of our affiliates, subsidiaries and related corporate entities (together, EDELWEISS). Our head office is at Pae 21, 11415 Tallinn, Estonia.
References to “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” in this privacy statement means EDELWEISS.
2. OUR WEBSITES
We operate a number of websites globally (Websites) which contain basic information on the global capabilities of EDELWEISS. Our Websites also provides links to investor information and websites serving our country operations.
3. INFORMATION ABOUT VISITORS TO OUR WEBSITES
4. COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
- Guest users of our Websites
If you are not registered with us, the information we collect about you is limited. Please refer to the preceding paragraph which details the anonymous information that we collect.
- Registered users
When you register with EDELWEISS, either online via one of our Websites or in person at one of our offices, then you are giving us permission to use your personal data to consider you for opportunities related to our services in conjunction with our clients, and to share those data within EDELWEISS and with our clients. We may ask for certain information from you, including, but not limited to: your name, address, email address, date of birth, gender, education, skills and qualifications, employment history (including remuneration details), references, job requirements (including location, salary sought, job industry, job title) plus any other information you may volunteer to us as part of the registration process or which is contained in your resume/CV.
- Inquiry form/email inquiries
If you are an employer and would like to make an inquiry with an EDELWEISS consultant via our online ‘Recruitment Inquiry’ page, we may collect certain information from you, including, but not limited to: your name, your job title, your company name, your email address, your phone number, plus any other information you may volunteer to us as part of your inquiry.If you are a recruitment candidate and would like to make an inquiry with an EDELWEISS consultant via email, we may collect certain information from you, including your name and email address, plus any other information you may volunteer to us as part of your inquiry.
The information you provide to us or that we hold about you is stored, where applicable, in a secure cloud server, electronically in our databases, or in our manual databases. We will only process your information in the ways we describe in this privacy statement. If you think the information we hold about you is incorrect, you can contact us to correct it (see paragraph 13 ‘Questions’).
We reserve the right to delete any sensitive personal information which you may provide to us.
5. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You can browse our Websites, and search for jobs without disclosing personal information about yourself. ‘Personal information’ means any information that may be used to identify you, examples of which are mentioned in the preceding paragraphs.
If you choose to register with EDELWEISS, either online via one of our Websites or in person at one of our offices, we may use your personal information to contact you via e-mail, telephone, direct mail or other communication formats to provide you with information or services that you have requested.
We will use your personal information to fulfil your requests for information and to provide you with recruitment services you have requested. We will only process information that is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes. Where we send you information, it may be sent by e-mail or post, for any of the following purposes:
- to inform you of new services we will be providing;
- to send you requested information on our services;
- for research or marketing purposes; or
- to administer our Websites to help us improve our services.
If you no longer wish to receive e-mails or post from us and want to be removed from our mailing list, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Unsubscribe” in the subject heading or get in touch with your local EDELWEISS representative.
You may also wish to write to us at the address given in paragraph 13 ‘Questions’.
If you choose to unsubscribe from our mailing lists, we will require sufficient identity details to ensure that we do not contact you again.
6. DISCLOSING INFORMATION
EDELWEISS will not disclose the personal information that you provide or details of your individual visits to our Websites to any unrelated third parties except as provided for in this privacy statement and under the following limited circumstances:
- as necessary for job applications or other recruitment services that you have requested, with your consent;
- when we believe the law requires it;
- as described in paragraph 3 above;
- in order to provide you with the information or services which you have requested, your personal information may occasionally be transferred or shared with third parties who act for us for further processing in accordance with the purposes for which the data was originally collected or for purposes to which you have subsequently consented. For example, sometimes a third party may have access to your personal information in order to support our information technology, to handle mailings on our behalf, or to provide services that you or our clients have requested (such as reference, qualification and criminal reference checking services, psychometric evaluations or skills tests);
- to third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us (such as professional advisors, IT consultants carrying out testing and development work on our business technology systems, research and mailing houses and function co-ordinators).
Where appropriate, before disclosing personal data to a third party, we contractually require the third party to take adequate precautions to protect that data and to comply with applicable law.
EDELWEISS is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of measures (including, but not limited to, firewalls SSL encryption) to ensure that your personal information is protected from:
- unauthorized access;
- improper use or disclosure;
- unauthorised modification or alteration; and
- unlawful destruction or accidental loss.
However, the Internet is an open system and EDELWEISS cannot guarantee that the personal information you submit will not be intercepted by others.
All our employees and agents who have access to or are involved in the processing of personal information respect the confidentiality of personal information.
Our Websites may include links to external websites operated by other organisations. They may collect personal information from visitors to their site. EDELWEISS cannot guarantee the content or privacy practices of any external websites and does not accept responsibility for those websites.
What Are Cookies
For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies…
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
Third party analytics are used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site for you.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
The Google AdSense service we use to serve advertising uses a DoubleClick cookie to serve more relevant ads across the web and limit the number of times that a given ad is shown to you.
For more information on Google AdSense see the official Google AdSense privacy FAQ.
In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly by linking a social media account. These types of cookies simply allow us to provide you with content that we feel may be of interest to you.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, G+, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.
We will hold your personal information for a period of 12 months in order to comply with relevant employment law or as long as is necessary for the provision of recruitment services by us, whichever is the greater. We will not keep your personal information for longer than is necessary.
10. TRANSFER OF DATA ABROAD
As EDELWEISS is a global business, from time to time, we may transfer your personal information to other EDELWEISS entities located around the world as business requirements dictate.
11. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
If we decide to change our privacy commitment, we will post those changes on our Websites so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone.
By accessing the Websites and/or submitting your personal information, you consent to the use of your information as set out in this privacy statement.
If you have any questions about how your personal information is used, or if you want to access, correct or remove your personal information, please send an email to email@example.com. You may also write to us at: EDELWEISS Management Consulting GmbH, Pae 21, 11415 Tallinn, Estonia.
Last updated July 2016