Privacy Policy

last updated: May 2018


1. Introduction

Aelia Consulting provides a information and news in our respective practice areas for our visitors. At Aelia Consulting the privacy and security of our clients, respondents and visitors are of paramount importance. Aelia Consulting is committed to protecting the data you share with us. This privacy policy explains how Aelia Consulting processes information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify an individual (“Personal Data”) collected through use of its website.

For the purposes of this policy, Aelia Consulting defines, the term “Respondent” as any individual who responds to surveys and the term “Visitor” as an individual that visits our front-end website.

Any information stored on Aelia Consulting’s website is treated as confidential. All information is stored securely and is accessed by authorized personnel only. Aelia Consulting implements and maintains appropriate technical, security and organisational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, theft or disclosure.

2. Collection and use

2.1 .General

The following sections cover the specifics of each of the three groups from which data is collected: website Visitors, Respondents.

2.2 Website Visitors

If you are a Visitor or User to our website only, and not a Respondent to a survey then this section is relevant for you.

By visiting this website, you consent to the collection and use of your Personal Data as described herein. If you do not agree with the terms set out herein, please do not visit this website. If required by applicable law, we will seek your explicit consent to process Personal Data collected on this website or volunteered by you. Kindly note that any consent will be entirely voluntary. However, if you do not grant the requested consent to the processing of your Personal Data, the use of this website may not be possible.

Aelia Consulting may collect, record and analyze information of Visitors to its website. We may record your IP address and use cookies. Aelia Consulting may add information collected by way of pageview activity. Furthermore, Aelia Consulting may collect and process any Personal Data that you volunteer to us in our website’s forms, such as when you register for events or sign up for information and newsletters. If you provide Aelia Consulting with your social media details, Aelia Consulting may retrieve publicly available information about you from social media.

Such Personal Data may comprise your IP address, first and last name, your postal and email address, your telephone number, your job title, data for social networks, your areas of interest, and certain information about the company you are working for (company name and address), as well as information as to the type of relationship that exists between Aelia Consulting and yourself.

Aelia Consulting gathers data about visits to the website, including numbers of Visitors and visits, Geo-location data, length of time spent on the site, pages clicked on or where Visitors have come.

2.2.1 Purpose of processing personal data

Aelia Consulting uses the collected data to communicate with Visitors, to customize content for Visitors, to show ads on other websites to Visitors, and to improve its website by analyzing how Visitors navigate its website.

2.2.2 Sharing personal data

Aelia Consulting may also share such information with service vendors or contractors in order to provide a requested service or transaction or in order to analyze the Visitor behavior on its website. Aelia Consulting does not share personal data for financial benefits and strictly forbids the sell of personal data.

2.2.3 Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of information sent by a website to a Visitor’s hard disk. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. By continuing to visit the website, you agree to the placement of cookies on your device. If you choose not to accept our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience will be as fulfilling as it would otherwise be. We may also place cookies from third parties for functional and marketing purposes. The use of cookies is widespread and benefits the surfer. For further information, see Cookie Policy

2.2.4 Links to other sites

Please be aware that while visiting our site, Visitors can follow links to other sites that are beyond our sphere of influence. Aelia Consulting is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of these other sites.

2.3 Respondents

Respondents should be aware that in responding to surveys or survey invitations, they could be disclosing information that could make them personally identifiable. The security and privacy protection implemented on Aelia Consulting’s website does not cover this type of transfer or disclosure of personal information. Respondents responding to surveys or survey invitations should be aware that they alone are responsible for the content of their responses. For more detailed information concerning the protection of privacy when responding to surveys or survey invitations, Respondents may contact the entity conducting the survey. In case Aelia Consulting is conducting the survey, we process the personal data of the Respondents according to our privacy policy set forth herein.

2.3.1. Inquires

If you wish to inquire about your Personal Data that may have been collected in a Aelia Consulting survey, we recommend that you contact the entity that created or sent you the survey.

2.3.2 Collection of Respondent data

Respondent data includes data from individuals uploaded, transferred or manually entered by a Aelia Consulting Visitors. Personal Data may include, personal contact information such as name, home address, home telephone or mobile number, email address, information concerning family, lifestyle and social circumstances including age, date of birth, marital status, number of children, employment details, education/qualification, business contact details, gender, religion, race, health detail and other sensitive Personal Data. Answers to questions by Respondents, may also include Personal Data.

The purpose of collecting Personal Data as part of a survey will vary depending on the survey, as set up by Aelia Consulting. As Aelia Consulting provides surveys to a wide group of customers and businesses, the purpose may vary greatly. For Users in the EEA, or for Users providing surveys to Respondents in the EEA, the User will be the “controller”, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR. The purpose will consequently be defined by Aelia Consulting.

If you or your organization are required under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to enter into a contract, or other binding legal act under EU or Member State law, with your data processors, you are obliged to inform us ahead of such circumstances.

2.4.1 Processing in the European Economic Area (EEA)

For Visitors and Respondends be advised that all processing of Personal Data is performed in accordance with privacy rights and regulations following the EU Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 (the Directive), and the implementations of the Directive in local legislation. From May 25th, 2018, the Directive and local legislation based on the Directive will be replaced by the Regulations (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Aelia Consulting’s processing will take place in accordance with the GDPR.

2.4.2 Controller

Aelia Consulting processes Personal Data both as a Processor and as a Controller, as defined in the Directive and the GDPR:

Aelia Consulting will be the Controller for Personal Data who interacts with the website.

For Respondent data, as outlined in the “Collection of Respondent data” section, Aelia Consulting will be both the Controller and Processor in accordance with Directive and GDPR.

Aelia Consulting adheres to the Directive of 1995 and the GDPR from May 25th, 2018. Consequently, Aelia Consulting processes all data provided by its website users within the European Economic Area (EEA)

All data collected through surveys will be stored exclusively in secure hosting facilities. Aelia Consulting has a data processing agreement in place with its provider, ensuring compliance with the Directive. All hosting is performed in accordance with the highest security regulations. All transfers of data internally in the EEA is done in accordance with this data processing agreement.

3. Retention and deletion

Aelia Consulting will not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations.

4. Acceptance of these Conditions

We assume that all Visitors of our website, Respondents to surveys performed by Aelia Consulting have carefully read this document and agree to its contents. If someone does not agree with this privacy policy, they should refrain from using our website. We reserve the right to change our privacy policy as necessity dictates. Continued use of Aelia Consulting website and platform after having been informed of any such changes to these conditions implies acceptance of the revised privacy policy. This privacy policy is an integral part of Aelia Consulting’s terms of use.

5. Our Legal Obligation to Disclose Personal Information

We will reveal a user’s personal information without his/her prior permission only when we have reason to believe that the disclosure of this information is required to establish the identity of, to contact or to initiate legal proceedings against a person or persons who are suspected of infringing rights or property belonging to Aelia Consulting or to others who could be harmed by the user’s activities or of persons who could (deliberately or otherwise) transgress upon these rights and property. We are permitted to disclose personal information when we have good reason to believe that this is legally required.

6. For Further Information

If you have any further questions regarding the data Aelia Consulting collects, or how we use it, then please feel free to contact us via the contract form provided on the website.




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