The following articles of the GDPR are addressed by this document:
Chapter II – Principles
Chapter III – Rights of the data subject
Note: this does not constitute your ‘consent’ to the processing of your personal data. We do not process your personal data on the basis of your consent, unless specifically indicated.
BENCHMARK HOLDINGS PLC and its subsidiaries is a group of pioneering innovation companies operating in the aquaculture and animal health sectors which enables producers to take control of their biological environment to drive performance (“Benchmark Group”, “we”, “our”, or “us”).
In the context of our activities and to operate efficiently, we collect, hold, disclose and/or otherwise process personal data about people with whom we work and people that use our websites. This may include members of the public, current, former and prospective employees, contractors, agents, collaborators, customers, clients, suppliers and users of our websites (“Data Subjects”, or “you”). In addition we may be required by law to collect and use information in order to comply with regulatory requirements.
In order to send you tailored information of your particular interest (the “Mailings”), we also process your personal data.
Pursuant to applicable data protection and privacy legislation, we qualify as the controller with respect to your personal data that we process.
We value your right to privacy and strive to protect your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation in each relevant country including in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and its national implementing legislation.
We consider that the correct treatment of your personal data is integral to our successful operations and to maintaining your trust. We fully appreciate the underlying principles of the GDPR and support and adhere to its provisions.
We will comply with the data protection principles by making sure that all your personal data is:
In the context of our services or by simply using our website, we may collect personal data relating to members of the public, current, former past and prospective employees, contractors, agents, collaborators, customers, clients, suppliers, visitors to our website and other persons dealing with the Benchmark Group.
We may collect information about you in various ways:
The information we collect depends on the nature of the Data Subject and the relationship of the Benchmark Group with that person. We may collect, included but not limited to, the following information from you:
We will process your personal data for the following purposes:
When we process your personal data on the basis of explicit consent, please note that you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. You may do so by sending a request to email@example.com.
In the context of the purposes as listed above, we may share your personal data with third parties, such as banks and IT service providers or transfer the data in an anonymous way to third parties for statistic or research purposes. Your personal data can also be disclosed to all companies within the Benchmark Group.
We will ensure that, where relevant, contractual safeguards are implemented to ensure the protection of your personal data when disclosing your personal data to a third party. For example, we will enter into data processing agreements with relevant parties (providing for restrictions on the use of your personal data and obligations with respect to the protection and security of your personal data).
Benchmark is a global business. To offer our services we may need to transfer your personal data to parties that are located in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), which countries may offer a lower level of data protection than in the EEA.
In such case, it shall be ensured that adequate measures are taken to ensure adequate protection of your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection legislation.
Your personal data and/or person profiles shall not be rented, nor sold to third parties without your prior explicit consent.
Your personal data will not be stored for longer than is necessary in relation to the purposes for which we process them (we refer to the purposes as listed above in paragraph 6).
We will normally keep your personal data for the duration of the business relation we have with you and for a period of 7 years after the end of the contract or services delivered to you unless the data relates to professional certifications or qualifications supplied by us to you which you may require evidence of throughout your career, which could be kept for a period of 50 years, as it is for your best interests. Only where we are legally obliged to, or where this is necessary for defending our interests in the context of judicial proceedings, we will store the personal data for longer periods.
For Mailings, we will store your personal information until the moment you have informed us that you no longer wish to receive these Mailings.
We will implement the necessary administrative, technical and organisational measures for ensuring a level of security appropriate to the specific risks that we have identified. We protect your personal data against destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of or access.
These measures shall include the following measures regarding your personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed:
We will require compliance with behavioural guidelines from our staff, contractors and data processors where we work with to ensure maximum protection of your personal data.
We may employ encryption of your personal data according to formal processes and encryption standards. We also undertake to execute periodical risk assessments of the implemented security controls.
Further, we seek to ensure that we keep your personal data accurate and up to date. In view thereof, we kindly request you to inform us of any changes to your personal data (such as a change in your contact details).
You have the right to the following, in the circumstances set out below:
To read more about these rights, and circumstances under which you can use these rights, in particular your right to object, please see below:
|Right to information and right to access your personal data||You may at any time request more information on our processing activities and the personal data that we are keeping from you.|
|Right to rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data of||You have the right to require us to, without undue delay, rectify or complete any of your personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete.|
|Right to deletion of your personal data (‘right to be forgotten’)||You may request us to delete (part or whole of) your personal data in the following situations:|
In some cases, we may refuse to delete your personal data: (i) for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; (ii) for compliance with a legal obligation; or (iii) for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
|Right to restriction of processing||You may request us to (temporarily or permanently) restrict the processing of your personal data in the following situations:|
|Right to object to the processing of your personal data (free of charge)||You may under certain circumstances object to the processing of your personal data, when such processing is based on our “legitimate interests”. If we agree, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to do so, or because such a processing is necessary.|
You also have the right not to be subject to profiling for direct marketing purposes.
|Right to Opt-Out||Where we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you may at any time object to the processing thereof or withdraw your consent thereto.|
You may therefore at any time after consenting to us sending you marketing communication, change your preferences. You may unsubscribe to our newsletters, change your settings in private areas (if applicable) or send us a request to opt-out of Mailings.
|Right to data portability||In some cases, you have the right to receive all your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller. This right applies:|
Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint towards any company within the Benchmark Group with the local data protection authority of that company, relating to the processing of your personal data by us.
If you want to exercise one of the above rights, you can send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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