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Privacy Statement


NIKSEN GT is fully committed to maintaining the privacy and personal information collected through NIKSEN GT' s public Website, non-public web sites and any NIKSEN GT software platforms including web application(s) and mobile application (s) (“NIKSEN GT' s Application(s) and Services”). All Privacy Information is protected by NIKSEN GT in accordance with the terms set forth in this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement explains what Personal Information we collect from You, how NIKSEN GT uses it and to whom it is passed or provided. [In the event of any conflict or substantive translation changes in a non-English language of this Privacy Statement, the English version of this Privacy Statement shall govern.]

Scope and Purpose

This Privacy Statement applies to all information, inclusive of business information and Personal Information that registered users of the Application (“Users”) and Website visitor users provide to NIKSEN GT when using NIKSEN GT' s Application(s) and Services (including email notifications sent to and from the specific Application(s) and services) and/or information provided via NIKSEN GT' s Website, and information that NIKSEN GT' s clients provide to NIKSEN GT personnel for importation into NIKSEN GT' s Application(s) and Services.

NIKSEN GT's collects information, inclusive of any Personal Information, to provide You with industry information regarding procurement and sourcing and to provide NIKSEN GT clients and their suppliers with a secure, efficient and customized venue for electronic sourcing of products and services. The Application may also enable NIKSEN GT clients to create custom fields or documents for the collection of business and Personal Information.

Personal Information, such as individual names and email addresses, is collected to provide You with information such as white papers and industry specific data where You have provided consent to receive such information.

Personal Information provided by You may also be used by other NIKSEN GT clients, and suppliers of NIKSEN GT clients, for some features within NIKSEN GT' s Application(s) and Services and to provide procurement and sourcing services. NIKSEN GT clients may submit Personal Information to create registered Users of the solutions, to store transaction documents, and to store contact information associated with other entities.

Any business information and Personal Information is stored in Microsoft® Azure® data centers in the U.S. & Europe where NIKSEN GT' s technology platform solution is hosted. This web link to the Microsoft® web sites describes the privacy policy and practices that govern use of Azure® and Microsoft®’s other enterprise online services.

In addition, NIKSEN GT may use your business information and Personal Information for its internal business operations, such as securing and updating the Application(s). If you are in the EU, NIKSEN GT processes such Personal Information where it is in NIKSEN GT' s or a third party’s legitimate interests to do so.

We may collect, use and disclose qualitative and quantitative data derived from Your use of the Application for analysis including but not limited to industry analysis, analytics, and other business purposes. We will use such qualitative and quantitative data and Information only as part of an aggregated and anonymized transaction information NIKSEN GT publishes at its sole discretion on the website(s) or in any other medium. All data collected, used and disclosed will be in aggregated form and will not identify You as an individual User. We may aggregate and publish User business information relating to activity within NIKSEN GT' s non-public websites and software platforms including mobile application(s), but such aggregated User business information shall not include any User business information that could be used to personally identify You. NIKSEN GT does this to provide you with a subscription, research and analysis to optimize the Website and NIKSEN GT' s Application(s).

For NIKSEN GT client Users : When You access or use an Application(s) and Service, NIKSEN GT' s processing of Your Personal Information in connection with that Application(s) and Service is governed by a contract between NIKSEN GT and Your company. If you are in the EU or UK, Your company is the ‘controller’ and NIKSEN GT is a ‘processor’ acting on behalf of Your company, each as defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation or the UK Data Protection Act 2018. NIKSEN GT processes Your Personal Information to provide the Application(s) and services (including improving, securing, and updating the service) to Your organization and You for NIKSEN GT' s business operations related to providing the Application(s) and services. If You have questions about NIKSEN GT' s processing of Your Personal Information in connection with providing services to Your company, please contact Your company.

For registered supplier Users When You use an Application(s) and service on behalf of Your organization as a supplier User, NIKSEN GT' s processing of Your Personal Information in connection with the specific Application(s) is governed by this Privacy Statement. NIKSEN GT processes Your Personal Information to provide the Application(s) and Services (including improving, securing, and updating the service) to Your company and You, and for NIKSEN GT' s legitimate business operations related to providing the Application(s) and Services. Certain features of Application(s) and Services may enable NIKSEN GT' s clients to use or create custom fields or documents to gather various types of information about a supplier. If you object to the types of additional business or Personal Information being requested from a NIKSEN GT client, please contact the NIKSEN GT client directly.

Because NIKSEN GT understands the importance of protecting the privacy of visitors to its Website, NIKSEN GT clients and the suppliers to NIKSEN GT clients, and maintaining the security of the business information and Personal Information, NIKSEN GT pledges that no Personal Information will be disclosed, distributed, published, disseminated, sold, traded, or shared with any third party, including advertisers, business or governmental organizations, or other clients or members.

Depending on whether you visit the NIKSEN GT Website, are a NIKSEN GT client, or supplier User visiting a non-public website and/or any software platform including Application(s) and Services, web application(s) and/or mobile application(s), the information gathered through technologies like cookies, web beacons, web links and other such tools may include Your Internet Protocol (IP) address (or the proxy server You use to access the World Wide Web), device and application identification numbers, Your location, Your browser type, Your Internet service provider and/or mobile carrier, the pages and files You viewed, Your searches, Your operating system and system configuration information, and date/time stamps associated with Your usage. For example, due to Internet communications standards, when You visit or use the NIKSEN GT Website and services, NIKSEN GT automatically receives the URL of the website from which You came and the website to which you go when you leave our Website. Similar technologies may be part of your use of the NIKSEN GT mobile application platforms. The business information gathered by such technologies is used to analyze overall trends, to help us improve our Website, Application(s) and services, software platform (s) including web application(s) and mobile application(s) and services, to track and aggregate non-personal information, and to provide the Website and Application services. The business information obtained through tracking tools may be subject to data analytics only for the purpose of enhancing the software features or services provided through the software without compromising confidentiality. The tracking technology for the Website and Application(s) and services including web application(s) and mobile application(s) is explained in the NIKSEN GT Cookie Policy.

Individual rights-User Rights

Please note the following rights which apply to an individual under the General Data Protection Regulation where NIKSEN GT is acting in its capacity as a controller. In most circumstances, NIKSEN GT is not considered a controller and is operating as a processor.
1. An individual has the right to receive the Personal Information concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit the data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the Personal Information has been provided.
2. An individual has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to the processing of Personal Information concerning him or her, including profiling based on those provisions. The controller shall no longer process the Personal Information unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the individual or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
3. An individual has the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.
4. An individual has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not Personal Information concerning him or her is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the Personal Information and the following information.
5. An individual has rights to deny or withdraw the consent anytime where relevant.

Security of Personal Information

NIKSEN GT' s internal security policy governs the processing of data collected through the Application and Services and the Website. Taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, context and purposes of processing as well as the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, NIKSEN GT has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk.

The ability to provide the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing systems and services. The ability to restore the availability and access to Personal Information in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.

A process for regularly testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of technical and organizational measures for ensuring the security of the processing.

NIKSEN GT has implemented technical controls to prevent unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information NIKSEN GT holds. NIKSEN GT has encrypted many of NIKSEN GT' s services using the latest strong encryption technologies. NIKSEN GT provides secure authentication to access non-public information.

NIKSEN GT restricts access to Personal Information to employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for NIKSEN GT, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities

NIKSEN GT regularly reviews our compliance with NIKSEN GT' s Privacy Statement. NIKSEN GT also adheres to regulatory frameworks, including the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks. When NIKSEN GT receives formal written complaints, NIKSEN GT will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. NIKSEN GT will work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of Personal Information that NIKSEN GT cannot resolve with our users directly.

To raise a request or complaint about how NIKSEN GT has handled your Personal Information, please mail or email the above contact. Please be aware that if you complain to NIKSEN GT directly and it is the processor of your Personal Information, it will promptly refer your enquiry to the controller.

Please allow at least 10 business days for NIKSEN GT to respond to Your request or complaint.