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Privacy statement

Collection of your personal information

At PJSchmid Scientific Consulting ('PJSchmid.com', 'PJSchmid', 'we', 'us', 'our') we respect your privacy rights and are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our clients and website visitors. We have created this privacy statement to give users confidence that their privacy rights will not be compromised while they visit this website and/or use our services. In this privacy statement we explain how we will treat your personal information. Our website PJSchmid Scientific Consulting may collect personally identifiable information relating to details that you enter through our website including your e-mail address, name, website, home and/or work address and/or telephone number. The information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication) is collected and stored and may be used to contact you. Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this privacy statement. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you choose to provide it to us by, for example, e-mail.

Use of your personal information

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy statement. PJSchmid Scientific Consulting collect and use your personal information to operate the PJSchmid Scientific Consulting website and to conduct the services you have requested. PJSchmid Scientific Consulting may use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other research related services available from PJSchmid Scientific Consulting.

PJSchmid Scientific Consulting does not provide, sell, rent, lease or transfer its customer lists including your personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number, website) to third parties. PJSchmid Scientific Consulting may share data with trusted partners such as associated ecologists, scientists, research consultants, civil engineers insofar as reasonably necessary to provide the requested services and customer support. Such associated partners are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to PJSchmid Scientific Consulting, and they are required to maintain confidentiality of your information. PJSchmid Scientific Consulting does not ask for or use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as gender, race or ethnic origin, religion, health or political affiliations.

Retaining of your personal information

Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes. PJSchmid Scientific Consulting will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b)    if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
(c)    in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Disclosure of your personal information

PJSchmid Scientific Consulting may disclose your personal information to the extent that we are required to do so by law, or we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to:
(a)    conform to the edicts of the law or in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
(b)    establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(c)   protect and defend the rights or property of PJSchmid Scientific Consulting (including enforcing this agreement); and,
(d)    protect the personal safety of website users of PJSchmid Scientific Consulting, or the public.

International data transfers

Information that PJSchmid Scientific Consulting collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy statement. You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described above.

Cookie policy

PJSchmid Scientific Consulting do not use tracking or third-party tracking cookies and does not carry advertising, and, therefore, does not use targeting or advertising cookies.

However, PJSchmid Scientific Consulting may occasionally use the standard cookies feature of major browser applications to provide optimal user experience. These standard cookies, which are small text files that are placed on your hard disk, do not store sensitive or personally identifiable information, cannot be used to run programs, cannot deliver viruses and cannot install malware on your computer.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, your experience on this website may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer using features of your web browsers. By using the website of PJSchmid Scientific Consulting you agree that we may place from time to time these types of cookies on your device.

Third-party cookies

If you click on a hyperlink from PJSchmid Scientific Consulting website to any third-party websites, share content on a social network, or arrive at the website of PJSchmid Scientific Consulting from a social network (e.g. if you 'share' content with or arrive from Instagram etc.) you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. Third-party websites will have their own privacy and cookie policies which PJSchmid Scientific Consulting cannot control. Please check the third-party websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. No method of safeguarding information is 100% secure.

Changes to this statement

PJSchmid Scientific Consulting may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this privacy statement.

Your rights

If you provide PJSchmid Scientific Consulting with user (personal or business) information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:
(a)    to review the user information that you have supplied to us;
(b)    to request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information that you have supplied to us.
(c)    to request that your user information not be used to contact you.
(d)    to request that your user information be deleted from our records.
If you request that your user information be deleted from our records, there may be a brief delay in our processing that request, while verifying that the request is valid and originates from you as opposed to an unauthorized third party. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity.

We may withhold user information that you request to the extent permitted by law. In practice, if you require any of our services you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of user information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your information for marketing purposes.

Law and jurisdiction

This privacy statement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with laws of the Republic of Chile.
Any disputes relating to this privacy statement shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of Chile.

Enforcement of the privacy statement

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact us by email:  info@pjschmid.com. If you do not receive acknowledgment of your inquiry or we have not addressed your inquiry to your satisfaction, you should then contact us at  info@pjschmid.com.

Our details

The name of our consultancy is PJSchmid Scientific Consulting.
Our address: Ancud, Isla Grande de Chilo√©, Los Lagos, Chile. You can contact us by email: info@pjschmid.com.

This document was created following largely the SEQ legal guidelines.

Last modification: 1 November 2018.