Effective Date: May 1, 2022
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, so we take your privacy seriously and will use your personal data (the “data”) to provide the services only after obtaining your consent for the collection and processing of your data as follows. The Policy explains what data, when, where, and why we collect the data of yours, on what legal basis we process and how do we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose the data to others, your rights in respect of your personal information, as well as how we keep it secure.
We may revise the Policy according to new developments or advances in legislation and the broader data protection landscape from time to time, so please check this page to ensure that you’re OK with any changes.
If we make any changes, a notification regarding changes may be rendered to you by publishing at https://closelyhq.com/pp.
The first you should know is information about your data controller and processors. The data controller is an entity that determines the purposes and means of the processing of the data. The data processor is an entity that processes the data on behalf of the controller.
In this current case, your data controller toward the Client’s data (as specified below) is Esterson Limited., registered address: 75 Prodromou Avenue, Oneworld Parkview House, 4th floor, Nicosia 2063, Cyprus. Still, Closely processes Business and Shared Data as a processor on behalf of our Client. All processing activities performed on this basis are framed in a lawful and secure way, pursuant to Closely Data Processing Agreement. If you send us any request relating to such personal data, Closely will promptly redirect the request to our relevant Client.
Where there will be a necessity, we may also engage third-party services (providers) and may share the data with them. That will help us operate, provide, improve, integrate, customize, support, and market our service, the Website and Platform. We share the data, in particular, for purposes indicated in section 5 hereof. The types of third parties we share information with include, in particular: cloud storage providers; data analytics providers; measurement partners; marketing partners; payment processing providers; communication services providers, etc. By providing us with the services, those providers will also be your data processors.
Closely shares the Business and Shared Data with our Clients, for the purpose of providing our Services and Platform and allowing access to authentic, current, and up to date business contact information.
We may also use and disclose the data to enforce the Terms, to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others, and to respond to requests from courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies, and other public and government authorities, or in other cases provided for by law.
If we transfer personal data originating from the EEA to countries with not adequate level of data protection, we use Standard Contractual Clauses approved by the European Commission on June 4, 2021.
You are prohibited to use the Website and Platform where you are under 18 or age of legal majority in your country. We do not knowingly process personal data from persons under 18 years of age.
If a minor submits personal information to us and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under the legal age range, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we may have any personal information of a child under the legal age range, please contact us at [email protected].
The data is any information relating to you. That alone or in cumulation with other information pieces allows the person who collected and processed such information to identify you as a person. Processing of the data means any action with your data, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, transferring, etc.
We solely or with help of other data processors may process the following personal data:
We process the Business and Shared Data with the following purposes:
We process the Client’s Data with the following purposes:
Closely’s collection of Business and Shared Data are within both the Closely’s and Client’s (as the Client’s data processor/service provider) legitimate interests to organize and make available business contact information given the limited impact of this data on an individual’s private life and that this information, unlike personal business contact details, is widely disclosed. Closely has put in place safeguards to protect personal privacy and individual choice, including disclosures of its data processing activities, the use of consent or opt-outs wherever possible, and the implementation of a privacy hub accessible here.
We process the Client’s data under the following legal bases:
Please note, when the data is collected for marketing purposes you will be additionally asked for such processing. Furthermore, you will at any time have the possibility to withdraw your consent free of charge by the clicking on a separate “Unsubscribe button” in the email sent or via this link.
Closely will retain the personal Data for a period of time consistent with the original purposes for which it was collected. We will retain your information:
Retention periods will be determined considering the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the data and the purposes for which it was collected. After the retention period ends, we will delete personal information. Where we are unable to do so, we will ensure that appropriate measures are put in place to prevent any further use of your information.
You are entitled to restrict us to process your data by sending to us a data erasure request or a notice of prohibition to process your data. Please be warned that such action prohibits us to process your data and/or makes us delete your data so you will lose your access to the Website and Platform.
Our servers are based in the USA, so your data will generally be processed and hosted outside the EU. Thus, place of the data collection is the USA.
Being a data subject, you have the following rights:
We will provide information on action taken on your request related to your rights specified above within one month of receipt of the request for the longest. That period may be extended by two further months if we are overwhelmed by the number of requests. We will inform you of any such extension within one month of receipt of the request, together with the reasons for the delay.
Closely provides notice to all data subjects from EEA as required by the GDPR (Articles 13 and 14), as appropriate, and honors the rights of data subjects provided in Articles 12-23 of the GDPR, including the right to be forgotten.
Please find the detailed manual how to opt-out here or send us an email to [email protected]
We take technical and organizational measures to ensure the information is processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of information, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. For example, we use verified contractors that might have access to the data as specified in section 4 hereof with which the relevant data processing terms are signed.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, grants our users who are California residents some rights. This section 10 applies solely to California consumers. This section also provides additional details about how we process personal data of California consumers and the rights available to them under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
We do not sell your data so no opt-out choice is necessary. It means that we do not sell, rent, release, disclose, disseminate, make available, transfer, or otherwise communicate in any way your data to another company for monetary or other valuable consideration.
You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, the following information about the data we have collected about you during the past 12 months:
Closely did not sell (disclosure for benefit) any your data within the last 12 months (2020-2021). If anything changes in the following 12 months, we will update this section up to February 1, 2023.
You have the right to request that we delete the data we have collected from you. If you choose to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, you have the right to not receive discriminatory treatment.
To submit an access or deletion request, contact us at [email protected] To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your data or complying with your request. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we may charge a reasonable fee to comply with your request.
California residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal information. California law broadly defines what constitutes a “sale” — including in the definition making available a wide variety of information in exchange for “valuable consideration.” Depending what information we have about you, and whether we have included any of it in our marketing products and services, we may have sold (as defined by California law) certain categories of information about you in the last 12 months, as described in the “Categories of Personal Information We Collect and Disclose” section above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from minors under 18 years of age in California unless we have received legal consent to do so. If you would like to opt out, you may do so as outlined on the following page: Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Under Nevada law, certain Nevada consumers may opt out of the sale of “personally identifiable information” for monetary consideration (as such terms are defined under Nevada law). If you are a Nevada resident, you may submit a request to opt out of sales under Nevada law by filling out this “opt-out” form. Opting out will ensure that the provided information and associated information will not be shared or made available in our products and services. Please note we may take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request.
UK Representative. First of all, please be acknowledged that you may contact our UK Data Protection Representative anytime you have any questions about how we process your personal data or comply with the DPA. If you have any complaints, you are also welcomed to reach him out by sending an email to [email protected]
We will be glad to hear something from you. If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact us at [email protected]
For any questions regarding your personal data please feel free to contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]