This version was last updated on July 15 2022.
Brain Power is a European brand that specialises in the development and management of careers in business consultancy.
Respecting your privacy and protecting your personal information is very important to us.
We aim to be as transparent as we can about the data we hold and process in order to help you exercise those rights.
If you are an EU resident, you have the following legal rights:
Access – the right to request a copy of the personal data about you that we hold;
Rectification – the right to request the correction of any personal data that it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
Erasure – the right to request that we delete your personal data;
Restriction of processing – the right to request a temporary or permanent restriction in relation to the processing of some or all your personal data;
Objection – the right to object to the processing of personal data when it is linked to direct marketing;
Complain – the right to lodge a complaint;
Portability – the right to request a copy of the data subject with your personal data held by the data controller in order to transmit the data to another data controller;
Withdrawal of consent – the right to unsubscribe our newsletter at the bottom of each email received or by emailing us as set out below.
Please contact us at [email protected]
if you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above in relation to your personal data.
We do not usually require any fee for the exercise of your legal rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We will do our best to respond to your request as soon as possible, within a maximum period of 30 days. If your request is particularly complex, we will notify you and keep you updated. Sometimes, we may need to contact you to ask for further information. This security measure aims to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to access it.
What information we collect about you
Personal information means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. This can include information that you voluntarily provide us, information about you that is available on the Internet and information that we collect from companies that provide services to us. We will try to only collect the data that is necessary to carry out our business and provide you personalized content.
When you register at our website, contact us, subscribe to our newsletter, place an order at our online shop or simply interact with us, we will collect information from and about you, as your name, contact details, e-mail, phone, address, country, VAT and ID information, age, gender and personal interests. Such information was obtained with your consent.
When you visit our website, information about your operating system and browser, including its preferences and settings, may be collected by our IT systems and applications that we use.
Your personal information is collected and processed by our IT systems, in compliance with our obligations under the GDPR. We use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool provided by Google, for data analysis purposes, Shopify, a commerce platform provided by Shopify Inc., in the billing and management of our online store, and Mailchimp as our CRM tool.
We may also collect cookies when you visit our site and use its features. A cookie is a small file that is sent to your browser and stored on your computer or device when you visit certain websites. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
We use the following type of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies – These are required for the operation of our website;
Performance cookies – These cookies are necessary to allow you to browse our website, use its features and access private areas;
Functionality cookies – These allow us to remember you when you return to our site and enable us to personalize our content for you;
Advertising cookies – When you place an order on our website, we may collect information about it. Through cookies, we collect information about how you access our site and services and about your activity on our website.
Cookies are essential for the functioning of the Internet, featuring several benefits to companies that provide services online. Please note that cookies shall not affect the proper functioning of your computer or device.
How we process information about you
We need to collect and use information about you, so that you can use our website, shop online and learn about our offers and news. Some details about you are necessary in order to prevent and detect fraud.
We may use information about you that is shared to us by other applications or websites that provide their services through our site, including PayPal, a payment service developed by PayPal Inc, other payment providers (TBC), Google Analytics, Youtube, a video hosting service offered by Google, Instagram and Facebook, two products offered by Facebook Inc. Applications or websites that provide services through our site may have different rules regarding the processing of your personal information.
We will also use your personal data where we need to comply with a legal or judicial obligation.
Sometimes we may need to use your personal information in order to carry out tasks related to our business activities, including fraud prevention and site’s security maintenance; in such cases, our treatment is justified on grounds of legitimate interest.
If whilst collecting personal information about you, we detect illegal activity or a suspected illegal activity, we can use that data to take all the necessary measures permitted or required by laws in force in Portugal and in the EU on money laundering prevention and detection.
The processing of personal data about you is governed and in accordance with the Portuguese and the EU legislation, in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016 (the “GDPR”).
How we store information about you
We retain the information you provide us for no longer than when it is strictly necessary to provide you with our service and for legitimate and business purposes. If you have registered at our website, we will keep some of your personal information, e.g. your details and personal interests, as long as you are a user, and if you have questions or claims in relation to our services, we will keep it for such a period.
We put our efforts in order to develop our site and make it secure for our visitors and users. We store information about you in applications or websites that we use as they are necessary for performing and improving our service.
At your request, we will delete your personal data, unless we are legally allowed or required to keep certain personal data.
For the ones registered at our website or our newsletter, you will receive an email updating you about further changes, if significant to the use of the site.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you can let us know at [email protected]
If you are concerned that we may have breached your privacy and wish to make a complaint, you should address it to [email protected]
. We will get back to you within a reasonable time up to 30 days.
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