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Legal notice and privacy policy

Titleholder: Agency for Business Competitiveness, ACCIÓ.

Tax ID NO.: S-0800476-D

Domicile: Passeig de Gràcia, 129, Postcode 08008, Barcelona (Spain).

Tel.: 934 76 72 00.

email: info.accio@gencat.cat

  

Law 11/2011, of 29 December, on restructuring the public sector to streamline administrative activity (DOGC - Official Gazette of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia No. 6035, of 30.12.2011), amended by Law 2/2014, of 27 January, on tax, administrative, financial and public sector measures (DOGC No. 6551, of 30.1.2014), establishes the legal framework for the Agency for Business Competitiveness.

 

Data controller and data protection officer

The Agency for Business Competitiveness (hereinafter “ACCIÓ”), domiciled at Passeig de Gràcia, 129, postcode 08008, Barcelona (Spain), is the data controller of your personal data.

You may contact our data protection officer using through the above postal address or by email at dades.accio@gencat.cat

The personal data concerning you that we process, how we have obtained them and why we process them

If you have provided us with your data for the purposes of the relations between ACCIÓ and the organisation for which you work and/or offer your services...

The personal data subject to treatment are corporate contact details that you have provided ACCIÓ in order to uphold the relations between ACCIÓ and the company or organisation for which you work or with which you collaborate.

 

If you or the organisation that you represent are beneficiaries of ACCIÓ grants and/or subsidies...

Your personal data subject to treatment are as follows:

  • Contact details: those data that you have provided us through the administrative application for subsidy by means of which you or the organisation that you represent have access to the grants and the subsidies offered by ACCIÓ and those associated with their execution. Your contact details may likewise be used to send you information and satisfaction surveys, by electronic means, about the activities and the services that ACCIÓ performs to encourage business competitiveness, to boost internationalisation and innovation and to attract productive business investment in all its aspects.
  • Bank details: the bank details that you have provided us to implement the obligations arising from the legal relations between you or the organisation that you represent and for which you or the organisation that you represent are receiving or have applied to receive the grants and subsidies provided by ACCIÓ.
  • Social security affiliation details and tax information: data regarding your affiliation to the social security system if you are a physical person or are opting to become a beneficiary of the subsidies or grants provided by ACCIÓ, and the data necessary for compliance with social security and tax legislation.
  • Additional details: data that you have provided so that you may be evaluated as a beneficiary of the grants and of the subsidies provided by ACCIÓ, such as your CV and your professional and skills profile, if you are a physical person or are opting to become a beneficiary of the aforementioned subsidies or grants. In this event, data associated with you or that are produced by ACCIÓ while the legal relation is valid may likewise also be included, with strict compliance by the organisation of the ends of processing that are detailed in this document.

 

If you are requesting to receive information on our activities and on our services or have applied to register with or participate in our activities and services...

If you are requesting to receive information on our activities and on our services or have applied to register with or participate in them, your personal data will be processed in order to manage or to process your request. ACCIÓ will process all those data that you have provided us in completing the form to obtain data.

ACCIÓ will also process your corporate contact information to send you surveys about the company, institution or organization for which you work or with which you collaborate. These surveys are voluntary and are intended for conducting studies that allow us to find out the common needs of Catalan enterprise in order to adopt the appropriate measures for improving policies to promote entrepreneurship, innovation and business internationalization in Catalonia. The information obtained through these surveys is treated in aggregated form and is subject to protection and confidentiality.

If you have taken part in our activities, we shall likewise process your data in order to send you surveys that will offer you option of rating your degree of satisfaction with your participation at them. The data from the satisfaction surveys that you complete will be processed by ACCIÓ with the sole purpose of improving its activities with a view to fulfilling the public mission entrusted to it by law.

ACCIÓ may likewise record images while its activities are being held. These images are recorded in order to publish graphic information in the media and on social networks with a view to publicising the activities and services that ACCIÓ performs to fulfil the public mission entrusted to it by law. Under no circumstances will your image be recorded and broadcast without you previously having given your explicit consent to this end.

Lastly, ACCIÓ informs you that applicable legislation authorises our institution to send, by electronic means, information and commercial notifications associated with our activities and promotional action associated with encouraging business competitiveness, internationalisation and innovation and to attract productive business investment in all its aspects.

Under no circumstances will ACCIÓ use your data for promotional activities that favour third parties or institutions and will send you exclusively promotional information related or of a similar nature to the activities, promotions and grants in which you have shown an interest, participated in or contracted with our institution. You may nevertheless oppose receipt of the abovementioned commercial notifications by electronic means in accordance with the provisions detailed in the section of this policy entitled “What my rights are”.

 

If you have applied for certification with ACCIÓ...

 Your personal data subject to processing are as follows:

  • Contact details: those data that you have provided us through the administrative application for certification by means of which you or the organisation that you represent can access the certifications offered by ACCIÓ. Likewise, your contact details may also be used to send you information, by electronic means, about the activities and the services that ACCIÓ performs to encourage business competitiveness, internationalisation and innovation and to attract productive business investment in all its aspects.
  • Additional details: data that you have provided us so that you may be evaluated for certification by ACCIÓ, such as your CV and your academic, professional and skills profile. In this event, data associated with you or that are produced by ACCIÓ while the legal relation is valid may likewise also be included, with strict compliance by the organisation of the ends of processing that are detailed in this document.

Why we may process your personal data

If you have provided us with your details for the purpose of relations between ACCIÓ and the institution for which you work or offer your services...

The processing of your personal data is legitimised for the following reasons:

  • Compliance with the ends of business promotion, encouragement and development that ACCIÓ performs as a mission of public interest.
  • The processing of your data to send you promotional information, by electronic means, about our activities regarding encouragement for and promotion of entrepreneurship and business internationalisation is expressly authorised by law. You may nevertheless oppose receipt of the abovementioned commercial notifications by electronic means in accordance with the provisions detailed in the section of this policy entitled “What my rights are”.

 

If you or the organisation that you represent are beneficiaries of ACCIÓ grants and/or subsidies...

The processing of your personal data is legitimised for the following reasons:

  • The processing of your personal data is necessary for compliance with the obligations resulting from the legal relation arising from the administrative application for subsidy between you or the organisation that you represent and ACCIÓ in accordance with receipt of the grants and subsidies provided to you by ACCIÓ.
  • Compliance with the ends of business promotion and development through the performance of the actions and of the support services necessary to encourage the competitiveness of the business sector and its presence and interrelation on international markets that ACCIÓ performs as a mission of public interest.
  • The processing of your corporate personal data for the purpose of sending you surveys about the company, institution or organization for which you work or with which you collaborate is legitimated by the fulfilment of the purposes of promotion, stimulation and development of the company to which you belong and is carried out by ACCIÓ as a mission of public interest.
  • ACCIÓ processes your personal data in order to send you information, by electronic means, about the activities and the services associated with encouraging business competitiveness, internationalisation and innovation and to attract productive business investment in all its aspects, as it is legally authorised to send you these notifications. You may nevertheless oppose receipt of the abovementioned commercial notifications by electronic means in accordance with the provisions detailed in the section of this policy entitled “What my rights are”.

 

If you have requested information on our activities and our services or have applied to register with or participate in our activities and services...

The processing of your personal data is legitimised for the following reasons:

  • The need to deal with your request for registration or participation for which ACCIÓ must process your data.
  • The need to take pre-contractual measures or to execute the contract to which you or the organisation that you represent is a party.
  • Compliance with the ends of business promotion, encouragement and development that ACCIÓ performs as a mission of public interest.
  • The processing of your corporate personal data for the purpose of sending you surveys about the company, institution or organization for which you work or with which you collaborate is legitimated by the fulfilment of the purposes of promotion, stimulation and development of the company to which you belong and is carried out by ACCIÓ as a mission of public interest.
  • ACCIÓ will treat your image for the purposes set out above, should you decide to give your consent.
  • The processing of your personal data to send you information, by electronic means, about ACCIÓ activities and services is expressly authorised by law. You may nevertheless oppose receipt of the abovementioned commercial notifications by electronic means in accordance with the provisions detailed in the section of this policy entitled “What my rights are”.

 

If you have applied for certification with ACCIÓ...

The processing of your personal data is legitimised for the following reasons:

  • The processing of your personal data is necessary for compliance with the obligations resulting from the legal relation arising from the administrative application for certification between you or the organisation that you represent and ACCIÓ in accordance with the certification provided to you by ACCIÓ.
  • Compliance with the ends of business promotion and development through the performance of the actions and implementation of the support services necessary to encourage the competitiveness of the business sector and its presence and interrelation on international markets that ACCIÓ performs as a mission of public interest.
  • ACCIÓ processes your data in order to send you information, by electronic means, about the activities and the services associated with encouraging business competitiveness, internationalisation and innovation and to attract productive business investment in all its aspects, as it is legally authorised to send you these notifications. You may nevertheless oppose receipt of the abovementioned commercial notifications by electronic means in accordance with the provisions detailed in the section of this policy entitled “What my rights are”.

Assignments to third parties, international transfers and automated decisions

ACCIÓ may provide your personal data to public administrations (such as the Tax Office, Social Security, employment authority) to ensure strict compliance with the legal obligations to which ACCIÓ is subject on account of its activity.

ACCIÓ informs you that your personal data may be transferred to suppliers of services that ACCIÓ has contracted with a view to performing its mission of encouraging the competitiveness of the business sector and its presence and interrelation on international markets.

ACCIÓ transfers your data internationally to countries without European-equivalent legislation (“Third Countries”) in which the institution has established offices. Your contact details are transferred solely with the purpose of providing access to the ACCIÓ personnel who are stationed at the overseas offices and who are subject to the policies of ACCIÓ regarding confidentiality and data protection. In undertaking these international transfers, ACCIÓ applies the guarantees established in applicable legislation and performs them solely in order to comply with its mission of public interest. You are also informed that ACCIÓ has contracted the services of technology providers located in third countries. These providers have been contracted by ACCIÓ in order to obtain the services necessary for the performance of its activities and they have entered into the confidentiality and data processing contracts with ACCIÓ that are required by law, and apply the guarantees and safeguards necessary to preserve your privacy.

Under no circumstances will ACCIÓ assign or transfer your personal data to companies or institutions other than those indicated in this section on “Assignments and International Transfers” without your prior consent.

For further information regarding the guarantees for your privacy, you may contact the Data Protection Officer at the postal and email addresses indicated.

The period of time that we keep your personal data

Your personal data are kept while your relation with ACCIÓ lasts and, after termination of this relation for any cause, for the applicable legally prescribed periods and/or the terms necessary to guarantee compliance with our institution’s mission of public interest.

Upon termination of your relation with ACCIÓ, your data will be processed for the sole purposes of proving compliance with the legal or contractual obligations of ACCIÓ.

Once these prescribed periods have ended, your data will be deleted or, alternatively, anonymized.

What your rights are

You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, erasure and portability, limitation and/or opposition to processing by contacting the Data Protection Officer at the postal and email addresses indicated.

Objections

If you consider that the processing of your personal data breaches legislation or your rights, you may register an objection with our Data Protection Officer, or with the Catalan Data Protection Authority by writing to the following postal address: C/ Rosselló, 214, Postcode 08008, Barcelona (Spain) or to its email address dades.accio@gencat.cat.