World BLN Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY & USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

World Business Logistics Network Switzerland (WBLN) needs to gather and use certain information about individuals. These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organization has a relationship with or may need to contact.

This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the company's data protection standards - and to comply with the law.

We safeguard the information you provide us with and do not disclose it to third parties. As we are a business network, you as a member are in full control over which information you provide to other members within WBLN. You assume responsibility for any information you disclose to others.

World BLN collects and stores your information to facilitate and maintain your membership, as well as login data, which you need in order to make full use of our services online. To ensure the security of your information, all our employees are continuously instructed to strictly enforce privacy safeguards within World BLN.


Why this policy exists

This data protection policy ensures that the Company:

  • Complies with data protection law and follows good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
  • Is open about how it stores and processes individuals' data
  • Protects itself from the risks of a data breach

Policy scope

This policy applies to all staff, suppliers, contractors and people working on behalf of WBLN

It applies to all data that the company holds relating to identifiable individuals, even if that information technically falls outside of the GDPR rules. This can include:

  • Names of individuals
  • Postal addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers

Data protection risks

This policy helps to protect WBLN from some very real data security risks, including:

  • Breaches of confidentiality. For instance, information being given out inappropriately
  • Failing to offer choice. For instance, all individuals should be free to choose how the company uses data relating to them.
  • Reputational damage. For instance, the company could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to sensitive data.

Responsibilities

Everyone who works for or with WBLN has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately.

Each department that handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles.


Data Storage and Use

These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored. Questions about storing data safely can be directed to the Secretariat Office of WBLN.

When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorized people cannot see it.


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