BCG Platinion
Privacy Policy

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal information when using our website. Personal information is any information that allows conclusions to be drawn about you personally, e.g., your name, address, e-mail addresses, and user behavior. We have

taken extensive technical and operational precautions to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons. We regularly review our security procedures and adapt them to technological progress.

1. Introduction

 

This is the Privacy Statement and Policy (“Privacy Statement”) for BCG Platinion and its affiliates (“BCG Platinion”).  This Privacy Policy was last updated in November 2020.  For more detail on BCG’s international operations please see https://bcgplatinion.com/global/contact/

 

 

 

BCG Platinion understands that your privacy is important. BCG Platinion is committed to protecting your privacy and personal information you provide or as you access and use materials on bcgplatinion.com (the “Site”), including the Site subscription pages or other websites or apps that post a link to this Privacy Statement. In addition, information that you submit to BCG Platinion in response to an email request for information or other outreach from BCG Platinion, or through BCG Platinion’s employment application processes, will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

 

 

 

BCG Platinion may, in its discretion, amend this Privacy Statement from time to time. To ensure you are able to remain informed about the information we collect and how we use it, material changes to our statement will be reflected here. This Site may contain links to external sites which are not governed by this Privacy Statement. BCG Platinion does not take responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party sites to which we link. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any such sites before you submit information there.

 

 

 

 

 

Information That We Collect, and How We Use It

 

 

2. What information do we collect?

 

Collection of personal information when visiting our website

If you only use our website for information purposes we will only collect the personal information that your browser transmits to our server. Personal information that we collect when you visit our website includes: IP address; date and time of the request; time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); content of the request (concrete page); access status/HTTP status code; respective transmitted data volume; website from which the request originated; browser; operating system and interface; language and version of the browser software.

 

 

 

2.1 Collection of personal information when you contact us

 

If you contact us by e-mail or through a contact form, we will save the data you share with us (your e-mail address, potentially your name and telephone number) in order to respond to your questions. If we ask you for information in our contact form that is not necessary to get in contact, we always mark those fields as “optional.” This information helps us to specify your inquiry and better handle your request. And is communicated expressly on voluntary basis and with your consent. If such information relates to communication channels (e.g., e-mail address or telephone number), you also agree that we may contact you through that communication channel in order to respond to your request. You may of course revoke your consent at any time.

 

 

 

2.2 Website analysis

 

We use services to analyze and optimize our website which allow us, for instance, to analyze how many users visit our website, what information is most in demand, or how users find our offering. Among others, we collect data on which website the user accessed our website from (referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed, or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. This helps us improve our offering and make it more user-friendly. We do not use the collected information to personally identify individual users. We collect anonymous or at most pseudonymous data.

 

 

 

2.3 Application

 

You may submit your application on our career website <<to be completed>> through our application portal <<to be completed>> . Your online application will be forwarded directly to the HR department and will of course be treated confidentially. We will use your information for the sole purpose of processing your application and will not disclose it to third parties. For more information about how we process data throughout the application process, please read the data privacy statement on our application portal.

 

 

 

2.4 How do we use personal information?

 

The purposes and uses of your personal information will depend on the use of the Site and the personal information provided. We process your personal information:

 

(i) for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by BCG Platinion. This includes:

  • Tailoring your experience at the Site with relevant BCG Platinion materials

  • Understanding the Site’s user population, identifying subject areas of interest, and determining whether the Site is designed to work with the computer settings of a majority of our visitors

  • Measuring and improving the effectiveness of BCG Platinion marketing programs across different channels.

  • Improving our web content and navigation.

(ii) on the basis of your consent. Insofar as you have granted us consent to the processing of personal information for specific purposes (for example, to contact you if you have contacted us by e-mail or through a contact form, or your application form for employment with BCG Platinion), the lawfulness of such processing is based on your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time.

 

(iii) for compliance with a legal obligation. This includes anti-fraud and anti-money laundering measures as well as tax and social security requirements.

 

We will not sell, share, or rent or otherwise make available your personal information to other parties, except that we may disclose the information to third parties who perform services on our behalf and have a need to access the information in connection with those services.  Any third parties will only process this information to the extent to which and within the limits that BCG Platinion itself is permitted to process that data. In addition, BCG Platinion may disclose your contact information in response to inquiries by bona-fide rights owners in connection with allegations of infringement of copyright or other proprietary rights arising from information that you have posted on the Site or otherwise provided to BCG Platinion.

 

 

 

2.5 How We Might Share Your Information

 

 

The third parties with whom we may need to share personal information to help us provide services and products to you and to run our Website include:

 

 

 

(a) our subsidiaries or affiliates;

 

(b) our advisors;

 

(c) our third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services;

 

(d) law enforcement bodies in order to comply with any legal obligation or court order

 

 

 

Because BCG Platinion is a global organization we need to transfer personal information which is collected on the Site (https://bcgplatinion.com/global/contact/) to help operate our business efficiently. This also includes third parties located in different countries around the world, including outside of the EEA. These arrangements may involve your personal information being located in various countries around the world e.g. USA where privacy laws differ.  We only make these arrangements or transfers where we are satisfied that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect information held in that country.  In addition, the Site may be viewed and accessed anywhere in the world including countries that may not have laws regulating the use and transfer of personally identifiable information. By using the Site, submitting information through this site, or submitting personal information to BCG Platinion through other means you voluntarily consent to such international transfer and hosting of such information to those countries and parties.

 

 

 

2.6 Retention of your Personal Information

 

BCG Platinion retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim, or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.

 

 

 

2.7 Cookies and other tracking technologies

 

BCG Platinion may use cookies on this Site and in our communications with you to keep track of your visit to our Site and our communications with you. A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent from a Web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place a small amount of data on your devices to monitor your website activity to allow us to collect information about how you use our Site and our services. With most internet browsers, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored on your computer. Please refer to your browser instructions or you can visit https://www.aboutcookies.org/ which will give you more information. Once you have given your consent to use cookies we shall store a cookie on your computer or device to remember this for next time. If you wish to withdraw consent at any time you will need to delete our cookies using your web browsers settings. Please be advised that certain sections or functionalities of the Site may be inaccessible to you if your browser does not accept cookies.

 

 

 

2.8 We use the following types of cookies:

 

“persistent cookies” to improve your experience when using the Site.

 

“session cookies” to enable your use of our Site and to remember your settings. Session cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your visit.

 

“web analytics cookies”. These cookies are used by us or third-party providers to analyze how the Site and our services are used, including the following types:

 

 

2.9 Google Analytics

 

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The use includes the operating mode Universal Analytics. This allows us to assign data, sessions, and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user’s activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable it to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of that website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union (hereinafter EU) or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (hereinafter EEA) beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and abbreviated there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be connected with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyze your use of this website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to provide other services connected with the website usage and internet usage to the operators of the website.  You can prevent the storage of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software; please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you do.

 

 

 

2.10 Security Processes

 

BCG Platinion has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality. Although we take steps that are generally accepted as industry standard to protect your personally-identifiable information, BCG Platinion cannot guarantee that your personally-identifiable information will not become accessible to unauthorized persons and BCG Platinion cannot be responsible for any actions resulting from a breach of security when information is supplied over the internet or any public computer network.

 

 

 

2.11 Links to Other Web Sites and social bookmarks

 

This website contains links to other Web sites not operated by BCG Platinion. We have integrated social bookmarks (e.g., from Facebook, Twitter, and Google+) on our website. Social bookmarks are online bookmarks users of these services can use to collect links and news items. They are only included on our website as links to the respective services. After clicking on the integrated graphic, you will be forwarded to the page of the respective provider, i.e., only then will your user information be transmitted to the respective provider. Please read the privacy statements of the respective providers to learn more about how they handle your personal information when you use their website.

 

BCG Platinion is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any non-BCG Platinion web sites to which we link from the Site. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other websites and sites not governed by our Privacy Statement.  We cannot control the content or security of such websites. We cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage incurred by a user as a result of visiting such websites. No links are intended to be, nor should be construed as, an endorsement of any kind by us of that other website.

 

 

 

3. Compliance With Law

 

BCG Platinion complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. BCG Platinion may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the Site or a violation of any restrictions on use of materials provided in or through the Site, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.

 

 

4. Access Rights

 

In accordance with applicable data protection laws, including but not limited to the GDPR  and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and details of how we use that information.  If any of the information held about you is incorrect or out of date, you have the right to amend or rectify it, please follow the process outlined below and we will amend our records where appropriate. You also have the right to require us to erase your personal data, stop processing your personal data, restricting the processing of your personal information, right of portability of your personal information and/or to withdraw your consent to processing.  This may not apply if there are other legal justifications to continue processing. If you think we may have incorrect personal information, or would like a copy of the personal information we hold on you, or to exercise any other data protection right, please write to: datenschutz@platinion.com.

 

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a relevant supervisory authority.

 

 

 

5. Children

 

BCG Platinion understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, particularly in their online interactions. This Site is not designed for and does not intentionally target or solicit to children 18 years of age and younger.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact the Data Protection Office datenschutz@platinion.com. Please note that we need you to prove who you are before we can provide you with any information.

 

California
California residents may exercise their privacy rights by calling us toll free at 1-866-I-OPT-OUT (1-866-467-8688) and entering service code 837# to leave us a message.