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This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Hear the World Foundation.
How we use your personal data
In this section we have set out:
- the general categories of personal data that we may process;
- in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
- the purposes for which we may process personal data; and
- the legal bases of the processing.
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.
We may process information that you share with us within the application for funding process, which includes data, such as personal data about your team, your organization, your project, financial data (project budget), as well as personal data from references. This is for the purposes of ensuring a proper registration and funding process. As legal basis, we rely on the performance of contract.
We may further process information that you share with us within the reporting process (July-report, half-year report and full-year report): Data on the performance of the project (key performance indicators, qualitative assessment). This is for the purposes of project performance tracking and evaluation. The legal basis for this is the performance of a contract.
In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this section, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.
Providing your personal data to others
We may disclose your personal data to any member of our foundation, as well as to Sonova AG and all its subsidiaries, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in this policy.
We may disclose your personal data to professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining professional advice or defense of legal claims, as well as to our Advisory Board members for review and assessment.
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data mentioned above, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
International transfers of your personal data
Please note that the above-mentioned third parties to whom we may disclose your personal data may be located outside of your country of domicile and the European Economic Area (EEA), potentially including countries such as the United States, South America, Africa, Asia, whose data protection laws may differ from those in the country in which you are located. In such cases, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal data by implementing appropriate legal mechanisms, such as EU Standard Contractual Clauses. Your explicit consent is obtained for the transfer of your data to the USA, South America, Africa, Asia before the corresponding service on the website is activated.
Retaining and deleting personal data
We will store your personal data as long as required to fulfill the purposes outlined in this statement, unless a longer or shorter retention period is required or permitted by applicable law.
We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
In this section, we summarize the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summary. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
You have the right to know and inquire what personal data we hold about you and to request that the correction or deletion of your personal data held by us or by a third party with whom we conduct business. In addition, you have the right to object to or to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data and you may contact your local data protection authority and file a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data.
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
If you would like to make such a request, please contact us as described in the section “How to contact us” below. After you have provided satisfactory proof of identity, we will respond within a reasonable time.
How to contact us?
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this statement, or want to request access to your personal data or exercise your privacy rights, please contact us at [email protected].
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