Aura Blockchain Consortium (hereinafter “Aura”), with its registered office in Carouge (Switzerland), is committed to protecting the personal information (hereinafter “Personal Data”) that you share with us, and hereby we inform on how we collect and process that information, and for what purposes.
- Type and source of data
During their normal operation, the computer systems and software procedures used to operate our Website collect certain personal data (log files). The transmission of such data is inherent to the use of internet communication protocols. This information is not collected in order to be associated with specific data subjects. However, due to its nature, this information can allow users to be identified by means of its processing and integration with data held by third parties. Such information includes the IP addresses or domain names of the computers you use to visit our Website, URIs (Uniform Resource Identifiers) of the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in reply, the numerical status code of the server reply (successful, error, etc.) and other parameters concerning the user’s operating system and computer environment. This data is used with the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of our Website and to guarantee its correct operation.
Personal Data voluntarily provided by the data subject
Aura collects and processes the Personal Data that you directly and voluntarily provide through our Website when you submit a request for information or technical support, subscribe to our newsletter, send your job application and/or you use other functionalities which may be available on the Website.
The items of Personal Data collected may include your name, surname, phone number, email address, job title and company, as well as your Aura ID if you are a member, and other information normally contained in a CV if you are a job applicant.
Furthermore, when you voluntarily send an e-mail through our Website and/or to the addresses indicated in our Website, we collect your e-mail address as well as any additional Personal Data contained in your message, so that we can reply to any request.
You need to be over 16 years old in order to provide us with your Personal Data.
If you are a minor, you should obtain prior consent from your parent or legal guardian before providing your Personal Data. If Aura becomes aware that a minor has inadvertently provided Personal Data, without the prior consent of a verifiable parent or legal guardian, such Personal Data will be deleted or made anonymous.
- Purpose and legal basis of the processing
Your Personal Data may be processed by Aura:
- to contact you and/or send you information, including newsletters and invitations to events, about our products, services and initiatives;
- to respond to all your requests and to manage your relationship with Aura;
- to manage your membership with Aura including providing technical support;
- for staff search, recruitment and evaluation purposes arising from your job application.
The Data processing is necessary to provide user with the service requested and/or execute pre-contractual measures on the basis of their free, voluntary and explicit choice.
- Nature of the provision
The provision of your Personal Data is optional.
However, if you wish to be part of our consortium, register for our newsletter services, send your job application and/or use any other service offered on the Website, you must fill in all the mandatory fields of the relevant forms, otherwise Aura cannot proceed with the requested services.
The provision of your Personal Data for the purpose of receiving our newsletter and other communication is subject to your prior consent. If you withhold your consent, we may not be able to proceed with the indicated purpose, including the ability to inform you of any initiatives that may interest you and/or send you any other information on Aura’s products, services and events.
You may withdraw your consent to the processing of your Personal Data by us at any time, by writing to us at the contact addresses indicated in section 8.
- Method of processing
Your Personal Data will be processed exclusively for the purposes for which they have been collected and according to criteria of lawfulness and correctness, and protecting the security and confidentiality of any processed information through the adoption of appropriate measures to prevent loss, alteration, cancellation, destruction, unauthorized access or processing or actions not in accordance with the purpose of collection.
Personal Data will be processed by our personnel committed to the confidentiality and duly authorized to do so under their respective job duties.
- Share, transfer and disclosure of data
Whenever necessary and/or instrumental to the abovementioned purposes, Aura may delegate the processing of Personal Data to outside service providers. These service providers will act on behalf of Aura as data processors and are under a contractual obligation of confidentiality and otherwise required to provide reasonable protection of your Personal Data.
The Personal Data transferred to the Service Providers will be processed and only to the extent necessary for the purposes of the service provided and to meet any regulatory requirements in accordance with any applicable laws.
Personal Data may be transferred abroad, even temporarily, in accordance with applicable legislation, including to locations outside Switzerland and the European Union, by adopting all appropriate security measures and safeguards to ensure an adequate level of data protection and security.
Personal Data will not be disclosed or disseminated to unknown persons under any circumstances.
- Data retention period
Personal Data will be kept (i) as long as required to carry out the purposes for which the Personal Data were collected or (ii) until you revoke your consent to the processing of your Personal Data.
- Your rights
Please note that you may exercise the rights under the applicable privacy laws including the right to request information as to whether your Personal Data is being processed and as to the characteristics of the processing, the right to rectification and erasure of your Personal Data, to limitation of the data processing, the right to object to the processing, the right to have such Personal Data transmitted to another Data Controller and/or the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority or take legal action if you believe there is noncompliance with the provisions of the applicable laws.
You also have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your Personal Data by Aura at any time, without charge. The withdrawal of your consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.
- Data Controllers and contacts
Aura Blockchain Consortium
Rue Baylon 2bis, 1227 Carouge, Switzerland
Last updated: December, 2021