Cost Engineering Companies respect your privacy and are committed to processing your personal data with the utmost care and in compliance with our legal responsibilities under applicable data protection laws.
2. Data we collect and how we use data
Cost Engineering Companies collect and process data in the below cases.
2.1 Information when you contact us or register for a service
Certain features of our services or activities require you to register beforehand by providing personal data for us to be able to provide you the requested service or product. Also, when you visit our website and have a question or other remark, you can submit our Contact Form. After your contact or registration, we will retain the personal data you provided to respond to your question, to contact you in connection with the execution of the agreement, invoice and payment, and to provide an overview of the products and services you have purchased from us.
To register or contact us, you may need to provide data including your name, email address, company name, company position, country, phone number, and information about your specific request. If you register for a paid product, you might need to provide payment information (e.g., credit card) and billing information.
2.2 Information about your visit to our website
We collect certain information when you visit our website via your browser’s cookies, such as your IP address, the web pages you visit, device category, browser, and type of internet browser, clicks, and views.
We use this personal data for analytics purposes to understand how people use our website so that we can make it more intuitive, improve the user experience and promote our products and services to our consumers and website visitors.
2.3 Marketing and prospecting
You can provide your personal data through the use of our websites via contact or registration form completion or newsletter subscription. We may receive your personal data when you supply us with your business card, or via a phone conversation with you. We may also obtain your personal data from your company.
Personal data may also be obtained indirectly from third party data services. If you have registered to attend an event with a third-party provider, we may obtain your personal data from that third party provider, where you have given your consent to such third party provider to supply your personal data to us.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will send you newsletters. You can always opt-out of receiving our newsletters by clicking on the unsubscribe link in newsletter emails sent to you.
You can opt-out of our newsletter emails or processing for direct marketing purposes by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any marketing emails sent to you. You also have the right to object to the processing at any time by contacting us.
2.4 Maintenance and optimization of our website
Your personal data will also be used for maintenance and analysis of our website to solve performance issues, to improve the availability and user experience.
3. How we share your personal data
We may need to share personal data with third parties introduced below to help us provide services and products to you and to run our website.
In the event of suspicion of fraud or misuse of our website, we may hand over personal data to the entitled authorities.
3.1. Sharing with social media
Where permissible according to applicable law, we may use certain limited personal information about you, such as your email address, to hash it and to share it with social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Google, to generate leads, drive traffic to our websites or otherwise promote our products and services. These processing activities are based on our legitimate interest in undertaking marketing activities to offer you products or services that may be of interest.
Our website features social media buttons. These buttons are used by the providers of these services to collect your personal data.
The social media platforms with which we may share your personal information are not controlled or supervised by Cost Engineering Companies. We advise you to read the privacy policies of the social media parties as these are applicable to the processing of your personal data by these parties.
Please note that you may ask Cost Engineering Companies to cease processing your data for these direct marketing purposes by contacting us.
3.2 Sharing with other third party
We share your name, company email address, location, and information about your specific request given by you to Cost Engineering Companies with our third-party partner to support your needs about Cost Engineering Companies products and services.
4. Security of personal data
We will take appropriate technical, physical, and organizational measures to protect the personal data collected through our websites. We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data, such as https. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our control. There is no guarantee that any information that you sent us may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
5. Retention and erasure of your personal data
We will retain your personal information for as long as legally required or for as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us. For direct marketing purposes, we will process your personal data unless you opt-out of the processing. In certain jurisdictions, you can request to have all your personal information deleted entirely.
We may retain some of your personal information as necessary for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud detection and prevention and enhancing safety. We may also retain some of your personal information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, such as tax, legal reporting, and auditing obligations.
7. Children’s data
The website is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 18 (or the applicable legal age for consuming the products in question). We do not knowingly collect personal data from individuals under the age of 18.
8. Your rights to access, and control your personal data
You have the right to access or delete your personal data. You can exercise this right by contacting us.
For personal data that we have about you, you have the below rights.
8.1 Delete data
You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (e.g., if it is no longer necessary to provide services to you).
8.2 Change or correct data
You have the right to ask us to correct inaccurate or incomplete personal information about you.
8.3 Object to, or limit or restrict, use of data
You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data (e.g., if we have no legal right to keep using it) or to limit our use of it (e.g., if your personal data is inaccurate or unlawfully held).
Where your personal information is processed for direct marketing/prospecting purposes, you can ask us to cease processing your data for these purposes by contacting us.
8.4 Right to access your data
You can ask us for a copy of your personal data.
9. Privacy policies of other websites
If you have questions or complaints regarding this policy, please contact us. You also have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection authority.