Any organisation must have a lawful basis to process any personal data, of which there are six bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task, and legitimate interests. Forward Thinking processes personal data on the basis of legitimate interests.
What information Forward Thinking collects and processes
Forward Thinking may collect and hold the following information of individuals (the data subject):
- Name and job title
- Contact information, including address, email address and phone number
What Forward Thinking does with the information it collects and processes
Forward Thinking requires this information to understand the needs of individuals within our network, to keep them updated on our work and any relevant developments, as well as for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping
- To improve our programmes and services
- To periodically send reports or updates relating to our programmes, or other information that may be of interest, to those within our network
Forward Thinking will never directly sell or loan the information of individuals.
Forward Thinking is committed to ensuring that all personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect both online and in person.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers.
Routine erasure of personal data
All personal data of the data subject is processed and stored only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which Forward Thinking is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be erased in accordance with legal requirements.
Rights of the data subject
- a) Right of confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from Forward Thinking confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- b) Right of access
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from Forward Thinking free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
- the purposes of the processing;
- the categories of personal data concerned;
- the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
- the existence of the right to request from Forward Thinking rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
- the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
- the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Forward Thinking.
- c) Right to rectification
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from Forward Thinking without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Forward Thinking.
- d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from Forward Thinking the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and Forward Thinking shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
- The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which Forward Thinking is subject.
- The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Forward Thinking, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Forward Thinking. An employee of Forward Thinking shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.
Where Forward Thinking has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, Forward Thinking, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employee of Forward Thinking will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
- e) Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from Forward Thinking restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling Forward Thinking to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
- Forward Thinking no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Forward Thinking override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by Forward Thinking, he or she may at any time contact any employee of Forward Thinking. The employee of the Forward Thinking will arrange the restriction of the processing.
- f) Right to data portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from Forward Thinking to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in Forward Thinking.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of Forward Thinking.
- g) Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Forward Thinking shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of Forward Thinking.
- h) Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Forward Thinking.
- i) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his or her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him or her infringes this Regulation.
Data protection for applications and the application procedures
The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically.
If the Forward Thinking concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by Forward Thinking, the application documents shall be automatically erased three months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Maps
On this website, the component of Google Maps API is integrated to visualize geographic data.
The operator of the Google Maps component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.
The purpose of the Google Maps component is to illustrate the location of our offices.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under https://developers.google.com/maps/terms?hl=de.
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