Privacy Statement

Last updated: December 9, 2020

General

BEWI ASA (“BEWI”) is committed to protect and respect your privacy. We want you to feel safe when we process your personal data. This Privacy Statement explains how we ensure that your personal data are handled in compliance with applicable legislation.

We use your personal data to enable us to operate our business and meet our obligations and responsibilities to you, applicable laws and directives, and good industry practice. This Privacy Statement applies to you as a subscriber to our press releases, job applicant or contact person of one our collaborative partners, customers, suppliers or investors. This Privacy Statement also applies to you who’s personal data we will process in connection with a due diligence performed in connection with a potential acquisition of a company performed by or on behalf of BEWI.

Personal Data Controller

BEWI is the personal data controller for the processing of your personal data and is responsible for ensuring that the processing is carried out in accordance with applicable legislation. You will find our contact details at the end of this Privacy Statement.

Our processing of your personal data

IF YOU ARE A CONTACT PERSON OF ONE OF OUR COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS, CUSTOMERS, SUPPLIERS OR INVESTORS

BEWI processes your contact details, such as name, job title email, phone number and address in order to effectively manage our contract and our business relationship with you or the company or organisation that you act on behalf of, and, where applicable, for the establishment and defence of legal claims. We process your personal data on the basis of our and your employer’s (if applicable) legitimate interests for the performance and management of the contract or to safeguard our legal interests. For the purpose to administrate the agreement, the data will be retained as long as the contract is in force and for a period of 1 year thereafter, or such longer period as required by law.

IF YOU APPLY FOR A JOB POSITION AT BEWI THROUGH OUR WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE

BEWI usually collects personal data directly from you when you apply for a job with us. We may also collect personal data about you from third parties during our recruitment process. We collect data: 

  • Through emails sent to and from BEWI 
  • Through interviews or other forms of assessment 
  • From your references 
  • From prior employers, after informing you that we are doing so 

We may also collect or receive information about you from other sources, such as

  • Public registers
  • In some cases: social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, of which we will inform you beforehand. 

Processing is necessary prior to entering into an employment contract with you, e.g. for the administration of your application, managing the recruitment process and to assess and confirm your suitability for employment. 

We also need to process personal data to comply with our legal obligations under applicable legislation, such as labour law, and to respond to your request to exercise your rights under the  GDPR. 

Finally, processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests of the establishment,  exercise or defence of legal claims, such as the Discrimination Act. 

If we employ you, any relevant personal data collected during your pre-employment period will become part of your personnel records and will be retained in accordance with our Privacy  Statement for employees. 

If we do not employ you and you have given us your consent to stay in our recruitment database, we will retain your personal data for a limited time to consider you for future employment opportunities based on your consent.

IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PRESS RELEASES

BEWI will process your e-mail address when you subscribe to receive our press releases. In this case, processing of your personal data is based on your consent. You will be able to unsubscribe from this mailing list at any time, in which case we will delete your e-mail address from our systems.

MARKETING
We may market our business operations and invite you to events. We base this processing on a legitimate interest, as we assess that our interest in sending to you general or segmented marketing overrides your interest in protection of your privacy.

FOR COMPANY TAKE-OVERS
We may process your personal data in connection with a potential acquisition of a company or a restructuring of BEWI. We base this processing on a legitimate interest, as we assess that our interest in enabling and evaluate acquisition or a restructuring process overrides your interest in the protection of your privacy. We will retain your personal data during the time of the evaluation of the potential acquisition or restructuring process and (i) in case the acquisition or restructuring is completed, for a period of 10 years thereafter and (ii) in case the acquisition or restructuring is not completed, for a period of 1 year after such decision; or, in both cases, such longer period as required by law. If BEWI ceases to exist, e.g. by winding-up or bankruptcy, your personal data will be erased as long as they are not required to be retained for compliance with a legal obligation.
If BEWI is acquired by a company or split-up in connection with restructuring, your personal data will be retained and processed by the acquiring company in accordance with this Privacy Statement, if you are not given information stating otherwise in connection with the take-over.

IF YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE
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You can read BEWI’s Cookie Policy here: Cookie Policy

WHERE DO YOUR PERSONAL DATA COME FROM?

The personal data that we use about you are data that you have provided us with. We may also collect data from other sources, such as suppliers and authorities.

FOR HOW LONG DO WE RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which we originally gathered them in accordance with this Privacy Statement (please see Our processing of your personal data ). When we no longer need to retain your data, we will remove them from our systems, databases and backups. We may also need to retain your personal data for other reasons, e.g. to comply with legal requirements or to safeguard our legal interests or any other important public interest. The retention time depends on the context and cannot in all cases be specified in advance.

WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

BEWI may disclose your personal data to a third party, such as IT providers and companies with which we have a business relationship for the purpose of providing our services. We have concluded data protection agreements with these parties. We share your data with Cision AB for the distribution of press releases if you are a subscriber. Our newsletter is sent through MailChimp, you can read our newsletter privacy statement here.

In certain circumstances, we may also need to disclose data upon the request of authorities or the Oslo Stock Exchange, exchanges or to third parties in connection with legal obligations, court proceedings or other similar processes on the basis of our legitimate interests to prevent and detect criminal activity and to represent our interests during processes. We will not sell your personal data to anyone else.

WHERE DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Your personal data is processed by BEWI within the EU/EEA. Some of our partners may process personal data outside the EU/EEA, in which case we apply appropriate safeguards, as required by EU law.

YOUR RIGHTS

RIGHT TO WITHDRAW CONSENT
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when you have given your consent for a specific type of processing. If you withdraw your consent, we will stop processing your personal data for the purpose for which you had given your consent and will erase the personal data that was being processed only on the basis of consent.
Right of access
You have the right to obtain information about which personal data we hold about you and how we process these data. You also have the right to be provided with a copy of this information.

RIGHT TO RECTIFICATION AND ERASURE
You have the right to have any inaccurate data corrected and completed. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to have your personal data erased, for example, if the data are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were originally collected.

RIGHT TO OBJECT AND RIGHT TO RESTRICT PROCESSING
You have the right to object to your data being used for direct marketing purposes and where we are relying on the lawful basis of legitimate interest for the processing of the data. You also have the right to request the restriction of your personal data, e.g. if you consider that the data are inaccurate.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY
You have the right to obtain the personal data that you have provided us with when our lawful basis for processing is consent or for the performance of a contract. The data are provided in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format, and you also have the right to request that the data are transmitted to another data controller, where this is technically feasible.

COMPLAINTS
If you believe that your personal data are being processed in breach of the applicable data protection legislation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with our privacy officer via privacy@BEWI.com or with the your local Data Protection Authority.

WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We want you to feel confident at all times about providing us with your personal data. BEWI has therefore taken appropriate security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, alterations and erasure. Security breaches are reported via internal mechanisms and to the authorities when needed. Should a security breach occur that may materially impact you or your personal data, e.g. when there is a risk of fraud or identity theft, we will contact you to tell you what you can do to mitigate potential adverse effects of the breach.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT
BEWI has the right at any time to make changes to this Privacy Statement. When we make changes that are not purely formatting or typographical error corrections, we will inform you clearly of these changes and what they mean for you before they become effective.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, our processing of your personal data or if you wish to exercise your rights.

BEWI ASA Attn. the Privacy Officer
Postboks 3009 Lade 7441 TRONDHEIM
privacy@BEWI.com