SIP INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT LLC
Privacy, Cookie & Legal Policies

INTRODUCTION

The respective Privacy, Cookie & Legal Policies, stated herein, relates to SIP International Project Management LLC, website www.SIP-International.com.

This document explains what cookies are and how and why they may be stored on and access from your device when you access our website. The controls in place over your privacy and our commitment to the protection of your data and your legal rights.

SIP International Project Management LLC adheres to data protection policies of the GDPR. The GDPR is recognised internationally and the majority of Countries worldwide have and/or are in the process of unifying their own policies in line with the GDPR.

ABOUT US AND OUR PRIVACY COMMITMENT

SIP International Project Management LLC is a specialised in international verification services with an operation on a global scale. In the course of the performance of our services, we may process personal information for service and business-related purposes including background screening, compliance verifications and due diligence services etc on behalf of our clients.

The privacy policy (the “Policy”) sets out important information about your rights in relation to the processing of your personal information in the course of using our services. The Policy also outlines the basis on which any personal information, we collect from you or that you provide to us, will be processed in connection with your use of our services.

We are firmly committed to respect your right to privacy and take seriously our responsibilities in relation to the processing of personal information. We do not collect or process personal information unnecessarily and we do not to solicit or receive information from children.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The Policy primarily related to personal information collected and processed in order to operating our business. We collect information as name and contact details in order to communicate and facilitate the provision of our services with our clients, potential clients or suppliers. Initial information about you can be provided by the company you are working for. You may provide us information by using our services or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. Other occasions during which you provide us information is when searching for a product, place an order, report a problem or engage with any other form of communication with us. We may collect information to respond to inquiries regarding our products and services or to provide you with information, reports, or updates.

When you visit our website or use our platforms, we may collect information about your visit such as your IP address, login information, browser type, time zone setting and the pages you visited and when you use our services we may collect information on how you use those services. Our websites and online platforms may use cookies from time to time. Cookies may be used to save your personal preferences so you do not have to re-enter them each time you access our services. For more about our use of cookies and how you can decline them, please refer to our cookie policy. In the course of providing our services to our clients, they engage us on a wide range of matters to help them mitigate risk such as conducting due diligence on a potential partner, supplier or acquisition target. The personal information we process in the performance of services for and on behalf of our clients includes but is not limited to any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual, for example, the individual’s name, contact information, education information, work history, directorships, financial information, as well as, where necessary, data concerning criminal convictions and offences. We treat all such information within the strict confines of the GDPR.

The lawful bases for such data processing are defined by our client and will vary depending on the nature of the information and the project, but will include (i) consent, (ii) necessary for the purpose of our or our client’s legitimate interests; (iii) necessary for the prevention or detection of an unlawful act; and (iv) the information has been made public by the individual.

WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

We will only process personal information when the law allows us to. Where we process your personal information to register you as a customer/user, accept your orders, deliver services to you, collect our fees, we do so on the basis that it is necessary to perform our obligations under contract with you or a company you work for. It may also be necessary to comply with certain legal obligations.

Where we process your personal information to send you newsletters, respond to your questions, improve the contents of our website and marketing efforts, conduct research and analysis and display content based on your interests, we do so on the basis that it is necessary for our legitimate business interests. These interests include the interests of ensuring our clients receive premium service, growing our business to best satisfy changing market needs, and ensuring continual improvements to our suite of product and services.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with this Policy, where this is required or permitted by law.

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. The period of time for which we store your personal information may depend on the type of information we hold. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. For example, we may hold personal data as needed for our accounting or tax compliance purposes or where needed for our compliance with anti-money laundering regulations in accordance with the respective statutory periods.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We only share your personal information with your consent or in accordance with this notice. We will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us except as described in this notice. We may disclose information to any department or authorized person within our company or any affiliated company within our group and selected third- parties only in the circumstances where it is necessary and the supplier has agreed to the same standards and terms of privacy as set out in the Policy.

We will disclose your personal information to third-party recipients in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of our business or assets or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any law, legal obligation or court order, or in order to enforce rights under the GDPR or to apply our Terms of Use and other agreements.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

Personal information may be transferred to our trusted partners and service providers who maintain their servers outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”). This is only for the purposes of providing, and to the extent necessary to provide, our services. We comply with the special requirements provided by the GDPR in order to regulate such data transfers and ensure that adequate security measures are in place to safeguard and maintain the integrity of your personal information on transfer.

SECURITY MEASURES

We use accepted standards of physical and technical measures and require our hosting partners to use the same standard of care in order to protect personal information. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Despite our best effort to protect personal information, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

YOUR RIGHTS

The GDPR establishes certain rights of individuals in relation to their personal data. These rights include the right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you; the right to have us correct and update your personal data where it is inaccurate or incomplete; the right to have us delete your personal data; the right to object to our processing of your personal data; the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data; the right to ask that we transfer your personal data; and the right to withdraw consent to our processing of your personal data.

THIRD PARTY MATERIAL

We always endeavour to deal with vendors and other third parties who are GDPR compliant or, in the case of the third parties located outside of the EEA, who are certified as compliant with the EU-US Privacy Shield, as applicable, or who have adequate security measures in place to safeguard the security of personal information. That said, we, our employees, agents, holding company and subsidiaries, accepts no liability howsoever arising for the content or reliability of any third- party materials or websites referenced by hyperlink or other means on our websites/platforms or for the data collection and use practices or security measures used by such third parties. If you submit personal data to any of those sites, your personal information is governed by their privacy policy. We encourage you to carefully read their privacy policies.

CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

Any changes made to this Policy from time to time will be published at the Platform. Any material or other change to the data processing operations described in this Policy which is relevant to or impacts on you or your personal data will be notified to you. In this way, you will have an opportunity to consider the nature and impact of the change and exercise your rights under the GDPR in relation to that change (e.g., to withdraw consent or to object to the processing) as you see fit.

QUESTIONS OR COMPLAINTS

Any queries or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: Admin@SIP-International.com

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority applicable in your jurisdiction.

COOKIE POLICY

This Policy covers our use of cookies, IP addresses, and other technologies.

What are Cookies?

Cookies and other online tracking technologies are small bits of data or code that are used to identify your devices when you use and interact with our website and other services. They are often used for remembering your preferences, to identify popular web site or apps pages.

What Cookies do we use and how do we use them?

Essential cookies and similar technologies

These are vital for the running of our services on our website and apps. Without the use of these cookies parts of our website would not function. For example, the use of cookies may help us identify the location and or authenticity of a client and protect SIP International Project Management LLC from misuse, malice or fraud.

Analytics cookies and similar technologies

These collect information about your use of our website and apps, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages on the website allowing us to provide the most popular news articles further up the page. They help us record how you interact with our website, such as how you navigate around pages and from page to page; identifying improvements we can make to the visitor’s journey. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally, these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level.

Functional/preference cookies and similar technologies

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember things like language, your username (so you can log in faster), text size, and location, so we can show you relevant content to where you are. They allow us to customize the pages, products or services you have accessed.

Tracking, advertising cookies and similar technologies

These types of technologies provide advertisements that are more relevant to visitor’s interests. This can be done by delivering online adverts based on their previous web browsing activity, known as “online behavioural advertising” (OBA). Cookies are placed on their browser, which will remember the websites they have visited. Advertising based on what they have been looking at is then displayed to them when they visit websites who use the same advertising networks. SIP International Project Management LLC does not use such technology.

Web beacons

These are bits of data that count the number of users who access a website or webpage and can also allow us to see if a cookie has been activated. Web beacons used on web pages or in emails allow us to see how successful an article has been or that an email message was successfully delivered and read in a marketing campaign or newsletter. Web beacons are also used to verify any clicks through to links or advertisements contained in emails. We may use this information to help us identify which emails are more interesting to you and to inform advertisers how many customers have clicked on their adverts (this information is aggregated and does not identify you individually).

Flash cookies

We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash cookies) are used to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser.

Tracking URLs

Tracking URLs are a special web link that allows us to measure when a link is clicked on. They are used to help us measure the effectiveness of campaigns and advertising and the popularity of articles that are read.

We also use cookies and similar technologies:

When you access and interact with our services cookies may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to our website, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, other software or hardware information, and your geographic location.

If you access our services from a mobile device

We may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geo-location data, and other transactional information for that device.

Usage of services

To collect, use and store information about your usage of our services, website and apps, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run, and advertisements you have seen or interacted with.

To provide relevant content

The content on our website and in our communications with you may be adjusted depending on what we know about the content, products and services that you like. This means we can highlight content and articles that we believe will be of interest to you. We provide personalisation by using cookies, IP addresses, web beacons, URL tracking and mobile app settings.

Mobile applications

By downloading our apps, we will require access to the following services on your device: unique identifier (UDID), MAC address or other applicable device identifier and location. Other services may also be required in order for the apps to function. We may use this information to validate free trials. Our apps may also provide push notifications to your device. You may control these through using the tools on your device, such as turning off push notification and location services.

Managing cookies

Most modern browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser.

Controlling OBA cookies

The “Your Online Choices” website http://www.youronlinechoices.com provides more information about controlling cookies. It also provides an easy way to opt out of behavioural advertising from each (or all) of the networks represented by the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance.

http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Controlling Flash cookies

You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/privacy.html.

Controlling web beacons

You can prevent web beacons from tracking your activity, although you won’t be able to decline receiving them in emails. For information about managing your cookie options:

http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

It is important that you understand, that by declining or blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content, or personalisation available on our website, or apps.

LEGAL POLICY

SIP International Project Management LLC posts on its Web Site newsletters and additional content discussing legal and legislative developments. This content is purely informational. It may not be construed as legal advice. Clients must direct questions about legal issues and legislative developments to their legal counsel.

By accessing and/or using the Site, the User acknowledges this disclaimer and agrees to be bound by the further terms and conditions set out below.

Notice on Warranties

  • SIP International Project Management LLC makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or timeliness of information on this Site.
  • SIP International Project Management LLC assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site. Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
  • SIP International Project Management LLC may change or update information without notice.
  • SIP International Project Management LLC may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the

programs described in this Site at any time without notice. Your use of this Site is at your own risk.

  • SIP International Project Management LLC makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or

timeliness of any information on any third-party Sites that are linked to this Site.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall SIP International Project Management LLC be liable for any damages suffered by any user, including any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages. (Including, without limitation, any lost profits or damages for business interruption, loss of information, programs or any other data) That result from access to, use of, or inability to use this site or due to breach od security associated with the transmission of information through the internet, even if SIP International Project Management LLC was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Published 16th November 2020.

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