PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

Beemed SA ("Beemed") is committed to the privacy and confidentiality of the information provided by its users. In this Privacy & Cookie Policy, the term "Personal Data" refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, date of birth, e-mail address or postal address, and also includes online identifiers such as your IP address and URLs.

1. SCOPE OF PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY

This Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy describes Beemed's policies and practices with regard to Personal Data and sets out how Beemed collects and shares your Personal Data. This Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy applies to current and former customers and suppliers, and third-party customers and suppliers where personal information is processed to enable Beemed to provide its products and services – please read it carefully.

This Privacy & Cookie Policy applies to all websites and web applications which link to this policy and are published by Beemed (" Sites").

Please note that by submitting Personal Data manually or in electronic form to us and/or by allowing us to automatically collect your Personal Data by consenting to the use of cookies when using our website, you acknowledge that all Personal Data submitted on each occasion may be lawfully processed by, and/or shared by Beemed with our affiliates and third party suppliers, in the manner, for the purposes, and on the lawful bases described in this Privacy & Cookie Policy.

2. WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US

In this Privacy & Cookie Policy, references to "us" or "we" are to Beemed. We are a company registered in Switzerland and have our registered office at: rue du Général-Dufour 5, c/o Gonet Conseils Finances SA, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland.

Beemed’s Sites (with the exception of www.beemed-learning.com) are operated by Originfood Sàrl, rue du Liseron 7, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland.

If you have any questions about how we collect, store or use your personal information, or if you would like to update the Personal Data we hold about you, update your marketing preferences, or exercise any of your rights under the data protection legislation (as detailed in section 11 below), you can contact us at any time by writing to us at the address above or by contacting our Data Protection Officer, Thierry Weber:

3. PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

This section details the Personal Data we may collect about you. We explain why, how and on what lawful bases we process it in later sections.

Account information

If you decide to create an account or enquire about one of our products or services, we’ll ask you to provide us with some Personal Data, including:

Personal Data we obtain from third parties

In some circumstances, we collect Personal Data about you from our partners, from publicly available websites, from current and former customers and contacts (for instance as referees for our research), and third-party customers and suppliers, to help us expand and better understand our audience and enhance the relevance of our content. For example, in some cases we obtain the contact details of potential contributors to our publications from public websites.

4. LAWFUL BASIS FOR PROCESSING

We only process Personal Data where we have a lawful basis for doing so, including the following:

5. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We collect Personal Data for the following reasons:

Where we intend to process your Personal Data for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected, we will provide you with information on that other purpose and any relevant further information prior to such processing. Please note that we do not use Personal Data in automated decision-making processes.

6. HOW WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA SECURE

We have security measures in place to restrict access to Personal Data, to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of Personal Data and against damage to, accidental loss or destruction of, your Personal Data.

The security measures applied include storing your Personal Data on secure servers, encrypting transfers of Personal Data to or from our servers, and only granting access to your Personal Data where necessary.

7. HOW LONG DO WE RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We only keep your Personal Data for as long as necessary in relation to the purpose for which we are processing that information. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

We keep your Personal Data in accordance with our data retention policy. Where your personal information is no longer required, we will ensure it is securely deleted.

8. DISCLOSURE TO THIRD PARTIES

We will only share your Personal Data with third party suppliers with whom we contract in order to pursue our legitimate interest in providing services to you, and to ensure the quality of the services we provide. This includes, but is not limited to, payment processors, email service providers, IT service providers, mailing houses, shipping agents and CRM providers. We will not release, rent or sell your Personal Data to third parties for their own use, other than as part of a sale of the whole or a substantial part of the assets of Beemed. We will take reasonable steps, such as the inclusion of contractual clauses in our contracts with such third parties, to ensure that any third parties who do receive and handle such Personal Data are bound by the same obligations as us and do not use such Personal Data for any other purpose.

We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties if we buy or sell any business assets, in which case we may disclose your Personal Data to a prospective buyer or seller of such assets. If our company is bought by another company, the Personal Data we hold about you and our other registered users and customers will be one of the assets transferred when the company is sold.

We may also disclose your Personal Data if we are required by law to do so, for example, to the Police.

The Personal Data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and processed by, a processor based in a destination outside of the European Economic Area ("EEA"). If this happens, we will take steps, such as the inclusion of contractual clauses into our contracts with such processors, to ensure that your Personal Data is safe and treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy & Cookie Policy.

You can contact us at any time via the contact details in section 2 above for details of specific disclosures made in respect of your Personal Data.

9. MARKETING

We would like to send you information about products and services of our and other associated companies which may be of interest to you. If you have opted-in to receive marketing information, you may opt-out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us or any associated companies from contacting you for marketing purposes - if you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes please contact us via the contact details in section 2 above or click on the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of any marketing email received from us.

10. OTHER WEBSITES

Our Sites contain links to other websites, including (but not limited to):

beemed-learning.com
encyclopedie.beemed.com

This Privacy & Cookie Policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy & cookie policies as we are not responsible for their content, use of Personal Data, or security practices.

Information posted on chat rooms, forums, message boards and/or news groups that we may host on this website become public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Data.

11. YOUR RIGHTS

Under data protection legislation, as an individual you have rights in relation to the Personal Data we process which relates to you. These rights include :

You can exercise these rights through the preference center or by contacting our Data Protection Officer using the contact details above.

Our Sites are not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not intentionally collect or use any information from children.

12. PERSONAL DATA WE OBTAIN THROUGH COOKIES AND SIMILAR TOOLS

Our Sites use cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your device to collect standard internet log information and visitor behavior information. The cookies may transmit information via your browser with a purpose of authenticating or identifying the computer (via e.g. the IP address) or the user. Cookies may contain information such as registration data and user preferences. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports activity. The cookies obtain generic information on your access to the website (not to its content) in order to provide us subsequently with aggregated information of such access for statistical purposes.

When a server receives a request from a device which stores a cookie from a website, the server is able to use the information stored in the cookie in combination with the information stored on the server to allow the website to respond to you as an individual and to tailor their operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. A cookie cannot collect information from your computer and cannot carry any viral or other damaging files.

We may offer cookies to you and if you do not wish to receive them you should ensure that your web browser is set up to not accept cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. We use the following cookies :

By continuing to use our Sites, you are accepting our use of these cookies that make advertising and communications more relevant to you and your interests and further help us to improve our Sites.

The information stored in the cookies from our Sites is used exclusively by us, except for those identified below as "third-party cookies"** (i.e. sometimes we embed video clips or similar content within articles from a third party and this may mean third parties place cookies on your device). These third-party cookies are used and managed by external entities to provide services requested by us to improve our services and your browsing experience. The main services for which these third-party cookies are used are to obtain access statistics and to guarantee the payment transactions that are carried out. The placing of third-party cookies is outside of our control, and you should consult the relevant third-party website for details of their own cookie policy.

This website uses the following cookies:

Name

Essential /
Analytics /
Marketing

Lifespan
(e.g. session,
persistent)

Full Description
(i.e. what it does)

Intrusiveness /
Justification

wow.trackingdata

Session

Session

Contains Communicator encrypted identifier for the session

A session cookie contains information that is stored in a temporary memory location and then subsequently deleted after the session is completed or the web browser is closed. This cookie stores information that the user has inputted and tracks the movements of the user within the website.



Managing your cookies

Cookies help you to get the most out of our Sites and, as mentioned above, if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or viewing articles.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser:

Most browsers allow you to manage cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the "Settings", "Options" or " Preferences" menu of your browser. The links below are provided to help you find the settings for some common browsers:

For all other browsers, please look for a "help" function in your browser or contact the browser provider.

13. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY & COOKIES POLICY

We may change the content of our website without notice to improve, add new functionality and features to this website and improve and add to our existing products, services and promotions. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices and consequently our Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, we will post the changes on our website to notify you. We therefore encourage you to review our Privacy Notice & Cookie Policy when you visit the website from time to time to stay informed of how we are using your Personal Data.

If you have any questions about this Privacy & Cookie Policy, the practices of Beemed or your dealings with us, please contact us via the contact details in section 2 above.

Last updated: July 2019