Privacy Policy

INFORMATION ON PERSONAL DATA TREATMENT

Dear Mr./Ms.,

The present information is made available for the Website “www.goingsustainable.com” (hereinafter, the “Website”) owned and managed by the company DNV GL, having registered office in Veritasveien 1, 1322 Høvik, Norway (hereinafter, “DNV GL” or the “Company”), as Holder of the treatment, and not also for other websites eventually consulted by the user through link.

The information is addressed to all parties who interact with the pages of the Website, both those who use the Website without effecting any registration, and those who, at the end of an appropriate procedure, register themselves to the Website and use the online services granted through it.

Visiting the website

It is possible to access the Website without requesting the provision of any personal data.

Anyway, the IT system and the software aimed at the functioning of the Website gets, during its ordinary activity, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.

This information is not collected in order to be associated to any identified interested parties, but also for its nature might, through elaborations or associations, permit the user identification.

This category includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers managed by the users who connect to the Website, the URL notation addresses of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used in submitting the request to the server, the dimension of the file obtained as reply, etc.

This data is used only in order to get anonymous statistical information on the use of the Website (like, in particular, the number of accesses) as well as in order to check the appropriate working, and are cancelled immediately after the elaboration.

In this process the treatment of directly identifying information is not contemplated.

There is no use of cookies for the transmission of personal information, as well as there is no use either of persistent cookies of any type, or of systems for user tracking if the user is not registered to the website.

The use of session cookies (which are not persistently kept in the computer memory and disappear once the browser is closed) is strictly limited to the transmission of session identifications (made by random numbers generated by the server) necessary in order to allow the safe and efficient exploration of the Website.

Registration

The information and the data requested in case of registration will be used both to allow the access to the reserved area of the Website, and to use the on line services offered by GoingSusitainable.com.

The personal data of the registered users will be treated for the purposes and according to the modalities of the present information.

The registration to the Website is owned and managed by DNV GL  and the eventual subsequent use of the services rendered by DNV GL  through the Website will involve the treatment of personal data regarding you that are or will be provided by your side.

The registered user might save the Website access information through the use of cookies provided by the browser. The use of cookies is allowed in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit the Website. By using the Website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Therefore, we intend to inform you that the Company, as owner of the Website and Holder, will treat the personal data regarding You under the following conditions.

Type of information collected

DNV GL may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  1. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the Website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths
  2. Information that you provide to the Company when registering to the Website, including your email address
  3. Information that you provide when completing your profile on the Website including your name, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details
  4. Information that you provide to the Company for the purpose of subscribing to email notifications and/or newsletters including your name and email address
  5. Information that you provide to the Company when using the services on the Website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services
  6. Information that you post to the Website for publication on the internet, including your user name, your profile pictures and the content of your posts
  7. Information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to the Company or send through the Website, including the communication content and meta data associated with the communication
  8. Any other personal information that you choose to send to the Company.

Before you disclose to the company or on the Website the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

Aim of the treatment

The treatment of the personal data submitted to DNV GL through the Website is aimed exclusively at reaching the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the Website.

DNV GL may use your personal information to:

  1. Administer the Website
  2. Personalize the Website and its content for you
  3. Enable your use of the services available on the Website
  4. Send you non-marketing commercial communications
  5. Send you email notifications that you have specifically requested
  6. Send you the email newsletter, if you have subscribed to it. You can inform us at any time if you no longer want to receive the newsletter.
  7. Send you marketing communications relating to the Company business which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications.
  8. Provide third parties with statistical information about the Website users (but those third parties will not be able to identify any individual user from that information)
  9. Manage enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Website
  10. Keep the Website secure and prevent fraud
  11. Verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the Website.

If you submit personal information for publication on the Website, the Company will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

DNV GL will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

Disclosure of information and internal use

Information may be disclosed to DNV GL employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

Information may be disclosed to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

DNV GL may disclose your personal information:

  1. to the extent that the Company is required to do so by law
  2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend the Company’s legal rights

Except as provided in this policy, DNV GL will not provide your personal information to third parties.

International data transfers

Collected information may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which the Company operates in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

Retention of information

Personal information that the Company processes for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purpose, according to legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

Without prejudice to legal obligations,  personal data will be deleted upon user specific request, which can be submitted at anytime.

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, DNV GL will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

  1. to the extent that the Company is required to do so by law
  2. if the Company believes that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings
  3. in order to establish, exercise or defend the Company’s legal rights

Security of your personal information

DNV GL takes all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. DNV GL will store all the personal information you provide on secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

As the user, you are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

Policy amendments

DNV GL may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on the Website. As the user, you should check this page occasionally to ensure you agree with any changes to this policy. DNV GL may notify you of changes to this policy by email.

User rights

As the user, you may ask the Company to provide you with any personal information the Company holds about you. Provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. DNV GL may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may request the Company at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

You may request the update, adjustment or integration of the data regarding you.

You may request the cancellation, transformation into an anonymous form or the block of the data not treated according by-law, including the data whose conservation is necessary in relation to the purposes the data has been collected or subsequently treated for.

The above rights can be exerted with request made without any formality to the Company. The request can be sent through registered letter to:

DNV GL Group Communications

Veritasveien 1

1322 Høvik

Norway

Third party websites and external links

The Website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites. DNV GL has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

Information update

Please inform DNV GL if the personal information that the Company holds about you needs to be corrected or updated.

Cookies

The Website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

DNV GL uses both session and persistent cookies on the Website. Persistent cookies are typically used to save the user access information (username and password) to the Website, if the user decides to save it through the browser.

Though most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies, blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on the Website.

You can delete cookies already stored on your computer from the browser you use or from your computer. Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

Website Owner and Holder of the Treatment of the personal data

The website is owned and operated by DNV GL, having registered office in Veritasveien 1, 1322 Høvik, Norway.

DNV GL is the Holder of the treatment of the personal data.

All instances and requests related to the treatment of the personal data regarding you can be addressed to DNV GL, to the following addresses:

DNV GL Group Communications

Veritasveien 1

1322 Høvik

Norway

DNV GL