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Policy

Website Privacy Notice

The Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“CCCI”, “we”, “us”) is a private corporate body functioning under special law. The CCCI is the union of Cypriot businessmen, the interests of whom it promotes by submitting to the government and the Parliament the members’ positions on matters in which they are involved, while, through its participation in tripartite bodies and committees, it conveys and promotes the views of the business community.

This privacy notice describes how we process your information when you  visit our website ccci.org.cy (regardless of where you visit it from) and tells you about your privacy rights.

 

How To Contact Us

Your Rights

What Personal Data We Collect About You Through Our Website

Who We Share Your Personal Data With

How Long We Store Your Data For

Where We Store Your Data

International Transfers

Marketing Communications Preferences

How We Protect Your Personal Data

Cookies and Social Media Plugins

How to Contact Us

 

The CCCI is the Controller of your Personal Data. We have appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who is responsible for overseeing questions in relation to this privacy notice.

Contact details

 

Email address:          polis@ccci.org.cy   

Postal address:      38, Grivas Dhigenis Ave. & 3, Deligiorgis Str.,

P.O.Box 21455, 1509 Nicosia

Telephone:            22889860

 

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data, the Cypriot supervisory authority for data protection issues. You may find more information about making a complaint to the Office of the Commissioner of Data Protection by visiting the website www.dataprotection.gov.cy

 

Your Rights

You can request access to your personal data including copies of all the Personal Data we hold about you and you can request for these to be corrected in case they are inaccurate.

You can object to the processing of your data where we are relying on a legitimate interest to process it and, you can always object if your Personal Data is being processes for direct marketing purposes.

You can ask us to suspend the processing of your Personal Data for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

You can also request us to delete or remove your Personal Data when there is no good reason for us to continue processing it.

Furthermore, whenever we rely on your consent to process your Personal Data you may withdraw your consent at any time.

 

How to exercise your rights. If you want to exercise any of the rights described above, please contact us using the contact details in the Contact Us section in our website or by e-mailing/writing to us at the addresses provided in the “How to Contact Us” section of this Notice.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data or to exercise any of your other rights. This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

 

What Personal Data We Collect About You Through Our Website

 

Most of the personal information we process is provided directly by you when you use our website and when you use our online forms. In particular:

 

 

Purpose/Activity

 

Type of data

 

Lawful basis for processing

 

When you make an enquiry, request or complaint by using our online “Contact Us” form, we process your Personal Data so we can fulfil your information request to us.

 

 

(a) your name

(b) your e-mail

(c) the content of your message

 

Our legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests in order to handle all requests, enquiries and complaints

As you interact with our website, we may collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, and other similar technologies. We also use cookies to define types of website visitors, and to keep our website updated and relevant. Please see the section below titled Cookies and Social Media Plugins for further details.

 

Data collected through cookies

For any cookies which are not strictly necessary for the operation of our website, we will seek your consent which you can withdraw at any time.

 

Who We Share Your Personal Data With

We may share your Personal with third parties in the ways that are described in the table below.

Recipients

Why we share it

Service Providers

Our service providers provide us support including, for example, website development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, and other services which may require them to access or use Personal Data about you.

Professional Advisers

Our lawyers, accountants, bankers, auditors and insurers may need to review your personal data to provide consultancy, compliance, banking, legal, insurance, accounting and similar services.

Legal and Tax Authorities, Regulators and Participants in Judicial Proceedings

The CCCI may disclose your Personal Data if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, order, subpoena, or audit or to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect our legal rights

How long we store your Personal Data

We will only retain your Personal Data for so long as we reasonably need to use it for these purposes unless a longer retention period is required by law (for example for regulatory purposes). You can find out more about the retention periods of your Personal Data by contacting us at the contact details provided above in the “How To Contact Us” section of this Notice.

Where We Store Your Personal Data

Your Personal Data are held in Cyprus. Personal Data that you provide us may be stored, processed and accessed by us, our staff, sub-contractors and third parties with whom we share Personal Data in Cyprus or elsewhere inside or outside of the EU for the purposes described in this notice. We may also store Personal Data in locations outside the direct control of CCCI (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

International Transfers

Whenever we transfer your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will only transfer your Personal Data to countries that are deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for Personal Data by the European Commission.
  • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commissioner which give Personal Data the same protection it has in Europe.
  • Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to Personal Data shared between Europe and the US.

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data out of the EEA.

How We Protect Your Personal Data

The CCCI uses industry-standard physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We limit access to your Personal Data to those employees and other staff who have a business need to have such access. All such persons are subject to a contractual duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any actual or suspected Personal Data breach. In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of such a breach of security, the CCCI will promptly notify those persons whose personal information have been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures required by applicable law.

Marketing Communications Preferences

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages or modify your email preferences at any time through any of the following methods:

  • by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you; or
  • by contacting us at any time using the contact details provided

Cookies and Social Media Plugins

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer by your web browser.

Our website uses session and persistent cookies in order to provide you with an easy and comfortable web service. We will seek your consent to use any cookies which are not strictly necessary for the operation of our website, which you can withdraw at any time.

We use session cookies (which are automatically deleted at the end of each session) that, for example, allow us to identify you as the same user (but no more) over a session on our website.

Social Media Plugins

On certain webpages of our website we have the so-called social media plugins, in particular Facebook’s “like” button, Twitter’s buttons, LinkedIn’s button and Google’s YouTube’s button. When you visit our website, your browser will establish a direct connection to the respective Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and/or Twitter server and load the button from there. At the same time Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and/or Twitter will know that the respective page on our website has been visited. This processing is based on your consent.

We have no influence on the data that Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter collect on the basis of the buttons. According to the available information, however, if you do not click on the respective buttons no personal data will be collected and stored unless you have logged onto to your Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter account. In that case certain user data (including your IP address at the time) may be collected and linked to the account information already present at Facebook, Google LinkedIn or Twitter, respectively. If you wish to prevent this, please log out of your social media accounts before visiting our website.

In addition, clicking a button may also lead to a collection of certain data, such as the user’s IP address. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter may set cookies as well, unless you have disabled the acceptance and storage of cookies in your browser settings.

We receive no information from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn or Twitter about which social media buttons you may have clicked or seen on our website, but, if at all, we may receive a summarized, non-person-related statistical report on the use of the buttons.

If you wish to obtain more information on the subject go to:

  • Facebook’s Privacy Policy here
  • Google’s Privacy Policy here
  • Twitter’s Privacy Policy here
  • LinkedIn’s Privacy Policy here

Quality and Environmental Management Policy

Having a leading role in the commercial world and the national economy in general, the CCCI aims to systematically meet the requirements of each member and all other stakeholders for sustainable development in the most efficient and effective way.

To achieve our goal, the Organisation’s management is committed to:

  • Comply with all the provisions of the laws and regulations affecting the operations of the CCCI
  • Provide to its entire staff with the infrastructure needed to deliver quality and environmentally friendly services
  • To record, investigate and evaluate all opportunities for improvement, including derogations from the guidelines and procedures of the Organisation
  • To provide systematic improvement of working methods, work environment and continuous upgrade of its technology
  • To universally implement and continuously improve the management system by involving all executives and staff
  • To appoint competent and experienced staff
  • To foster partnerships and information sharing with all external providers and other stakeholders
  • To maintain effective channels of communication and consultation with staff and all stakeholders. Among other things the operation of Committee on Health, Safety and Environment
  • To define and review the goals and objectives of environmental management, quality and health and safety at work
  • To create the necessary conditions encouraging staff to participate in the formulation of management system policies

For the most effective implementation of the above goals and objectives the Organization has designed and implemented an integrated management system in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 standards.

 

Responsibility for implementing our policy lies with the CCCI Directorate along with the support of all staff. Based on the experience, proven competence and the great potential of our staff, the management looks forward to the systematic satisfaction of all stakeholders regarding the quality of services provided, always in combination with responsible environmental management.

The policy of the organization is available to all stakeholders and is continuously monitored so that it remains relevant and appropriate for the organization and is reviewed regularly during Management Meetings.

Marios Tsiakkis

Secretary-General