Compensate Operations Oy (“Compensate” or “we”) provides carbon offset services for individuals, companies and other organisations by calculating and offering a platform to compensate their carbon footprint.
This Privacy Statement applies to the processing of personal data carried out by Compensate as a data controller through the Business Contact Form ( “Form”). The logging systems used by our website (compensate.com) log certain Analytics Data when you visit the website. Some of them are provided by third party service providers. We will process this information as set out in our General Privacy Statement.
“Respondent” or “you” refers to the Respondents of the Form. As an Resondent you ensure that you are at least 13 year old or otherwise able to agree to these Terms.
“Company” refers to the company or organisation you represent when responding to the Form.
In this Privacy Statement we explain how we process the data of the Respondents.
Compensate Operations Oy
Data protection officer
You may use the Form by providing us with your first name, last name, email address, company and other relevant information as instructed on the Form.
The personal data collected and processed by us in connection with your use of the Form is called Respondent’s Data.
Respondent’s Data is personal data collected directly from you based on the information you gave on the Form.
We may process the following Respondent’s Data relating to the Respondents:
first and last name
any additional data you provide us on the Form.
For customer communication and marketing
Compensate processes your personal data to contact you regarding the Form. Your personal data are also used for the purposes of marketing our carbon offset services and our other relevant products and services to you.
For quality improvement and trend analysis
We may also process information about your personal data to improve the quality of our carbon offset services e.g. by analyzing any trends. In order to ensure that our carbon offset services are in line with your needs, personal data can be used for things like further surveys. When possible, we will do this using only aggregated, non-personally identifiable data.4
Compensate processes your personal data primarily in order to maintain and develop our operations and to create and maintain customer and other business relationships. When choosing to use your data on the basis of our legitimate interests, we weigh our own interests against your right to privacy and e.g. provide you with easy to use opt-out from our marketing communications and use pseudonymized or non-personally identifiable data when possible.
We process your personal data if you have consented to the processing activity. You may withdraw your consent at any time.
We only share your Respondent’s data within our organization if and as far as reasonably necessary for the purposes of this Privacy Statement.
We do not share your personal data with third parties outside of our organization unless one of the following circumstances applies:
For the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement and to authorized service providers
When your personal data is processed by third parties as data processors on behalf of Compensate, Compensate has taken the appropriate contractual and organizational measures to ensure that your data are processed exclusively for the purposes specified in this Privacy Statement and accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and subject to our instructions and appropriate obligations of confidentiality and security measures.
Please bear in mind that if you provide personal data directly to a third party, such as through a link somewhere on our website, the processing is typically based on their policies and standards.
For legal reasons and legal processes
We may share your personal data with third parties outside our organization if we have a good-faith belief that access to and use of the personal data is reasonably necessary to: (i) meet any applicable law, regulation, and/or court order; (ii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, crime, security or technical issues; and/or (iii) protect the interests, properties or safety of Compensate, the Users or the public as far as in accordance with the law. When possible, we will inform you about such processing.
For other legitimate reasons
If Compensate is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we may transfer your personal data to the third party involved. However, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of all personal data. We will give notice to all the Users concerned when the personal data are transferred or become subject to a different privacy statement.
For your explicit consent
We may share your personal data with third parties outside Compensate when we have your explicit consent to do so. You have the right to withdraw this consent at all times.
We have service providers in several geographical locations. As such, we and our service providers may transfer your personal data to, or access it in, jurisdictions outside the European Economic Area or the Respondent’s domicile.
We will take steps to ensure that your personal data receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which they are processed. We provide adequate protection for the transfers of personal data to countries outside of the European Economic Area through a series of agreements with our service providers based on the Standard Contractual Clauses or through other appropriate safeguards, such as the Privacy Shield Framework.
More information regarding the transfers of personal data may be obtained by contacting us on any of the addresses indicated above.
Compensate does not store your personal data longer than is legally permitted and necessary for the purposes of this Privacy Statement. We will store Respondent’s Data for a period of twenty-four (24) months from filling in the Form.
Right to access
You have the right to access and be informed about your personal data processed by us. We give all of you the possibility to request a copy of their personal data.
Right to withdraw consent
In case the processing is based on the consent granted by you, you may withdraw the consent at any time. Withdrawing consent may lead to fewer business possibilities. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
Right to rectify
You have the right to have incorrect or incomplete personal data we have stored about you corrected or completed by contacting us.
Right to erasure
You may also ask us to delete your personal data from our systems. We will comply with such a request unless we have a legitimate ground to not delete the data.
Right to object
You may have the right to object to certain use of your personal data if such data are processed for other purposes than necessary for the provision of the Services or for compliance with a legal obligation. If you object to the further processing of your personal data, this may lead to fewer business possibilities.
Right to restriction of processing
You may request us to restrict the processing of personal data for example when your data erasure, rectification or objection requests are pending and/or when we do not have legitimate grounds to process your data. This may, however, lead to fewer business possibilities.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us yourself in a structured and commonly used format and to independently transmit those data to a third party.
How to use your rights
The abovementioned rights may be used by sending a letter or an e-mail to us on the addresses set out above, including the following information: full name, address, e-mail address, and a phone number. We may request the provision of additional information necessary to confirm your identity. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, excessive or manifestly unfounded.
In case you consider our processing of personal data to be inconsistent with the applicable data protection laws, a complaint may be lodged with the local supervisory authority for data protection. In Finland, the local supervisory authority is the Data Protection Ombudsman (www.tietosuoja.fi).
The Respondent has the right to prohibit us from using the Respondent’s personal data for direct marketing purposes, market research and profiling made for direct marketing purposes by our data protection officer on the addresses indicated above.
We use administrative, organizational, technical, and physical safeguards to protect the personal data we collect and process. Measures include for example, where appropriate, encryption, pseudonymization, firewalls, secure facilities and access right systems. Our security controls are designed to maintain an appropriate level of data confidentiality, integrity, availability, resilience, and ability to restore the data. We regularly test the Form, systems, and other assets for security vulnerabilities.
Should despite the security measures, a security breach occur that is likely to have negative effects to the privacy of the Respondent, we will inform the relevant Respondents and other affected parties, as well as relevant authorities when required by applicable data protection laws, about the breach as soon as possible.