Tech Firefly takes personal data protection very seriously to ensure compliance with the legal requirements set out in the Regulation 2016/679 on General Data Protection and Directive 2002/58/EC on e-Privacy.

In this privacy policy Tech Firefly (also hereafter ‘we’) provides a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle personal data.

Should you have any questions, complaints or queries with regards to how we use your information, we encourage you to contact us at [email protected] and we will do our best to answer/resolve it in the shortest possible time.

1. Who is concerned by this privacy policy
This Privacy Notice mainly covers the collection and processing of personal data of members of Tech Firefly (current and old) and their staff, of contractual partners, of people who have expressed an interest in Tech Firefly and its activities (e.g. subscribers to newsletters or those submitting any forms on the website, as well as people/organization that Tech Firefly engages with, in the framework of its mission and activities.

2. Personal data we collect/process and how we use it

  • If you subscribe to the newsletters or submit any form on the website we will collect information about you, namely your name, position, employer, work address, phone number (fixed and/or mobile); or any other data (e.g. personal mobile number or mailing address) that you provide to us voluntarily.

How do we use it:
– To allow Tech Firefly to organize its services (e.g. sending out the newsletter, contacting for a potential job or for more information on a submitted RPF,etc.)

  • If you are a person who contacted or has been contacted by Tech Firefly in the framework of its mission and activities (e.g. sending out the newsletter, contact for a potential job or for more information on a submitted RPF,etc.), we will collect the following data: name, position, email, address, and other relevant contact details.

How do we use it:
– Your data is processed as part of Tech Firefly’s activities aimed at fulfilling services to fulfill the interests of companies or individuals.

  • Personal data from an organization or a company having a contractual relationship with Tech Firefly (e.g. a supplier, a client) in order to be able to fulfill the rights and obligations of that contractual relationship.

How do we use it:
– For the follow-up of the contract or to manage remarks or possible complaints within the contractual relationship.

– For the general management of customers and suppliers, including accounting, litigation and legal procedures, the recovery or transfer of receivables and the protection of our rights in general.

  • If you sign up for our newsletter, we will collect and process your personal data to be able to follow up on your registration, as well as to handle your suggestions or complaints. You can easily unsubscribe either using the unsubscribe button in the newsletter or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]

How do we use it:
– Your data is processed to track your registration and any comments or complaints in this context.

  • If you have corresponded with us by any form of communication (e.g. email), we may maintain such correspondence.

How do we use it:
– To respond to you or to keep a record of our correspondence.

  • Firefly may also receive information about you from third parties (e.g. outside partners).

How do we use it:
– We might use it to contact you for prospecting purposes, to correct your personal information, supplement or maintain it, or to establish a marketing profile.
.When you visit our website(s). Tech Firefly’s website(s) use(s) cookies that do not track users and serve the website’s normal functionality.

· How do we use it:
– Your data is used to improve your browsing experience and to establish anonymous statistics regarding the quality of the website.

  • Personal data relevant to human resources (staff and applicants) is covered by specific internal rules in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • Your personal data may be used to comply with applicable regulations, to respond to requests or claims from public and government authorities, including public and government authorities outside your country of residence, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or our entities.
  • Tech Firefly does NOT collect, process, store or use personal data from individuals aged less than 16 years

3. Transmission of your data to third parties
Tech Firefly does not sell personal data.

In certain cases, your personal data can be transferred to a third party, namely:

  • To sub-contractors in the framework of activities linked to the mission of Tech Firefly, for example with a view send the newsletter, marketing emails; or/li>
  • To the competent authorities or any other legal entities to fulfill legal obligations or for purposes of law enforcement; or
  • If you consent to it.

4. How do we keep your data safe?
We take all measures necessary – organizational and technical – to make sure your data remains protected against data breaches (e.g. unauthorized access, alterations or disclosures; unlawful or accidental destruction or loss).

Tech Firefly staff is made aware of the importance of data protection and is trained to follow the appropriate steps to respect privacy, confidentiality and security of your personal data.

5. What happens in the case of a data breach?
In the case of a data breach, we will use all technical and organizational means available to contain and eliminate the breach. We apply the latest technological standards (e.g. firewall, encryption, etc.) to make sure the risk of breaches is minimized.

If we become aware that such a breach might imply a high risk to the rights and freedoms of persons involved, we will communicate the personal data breach to the people concerned as soon as possible via email or any other means available.

6. Third-party links on our website
This policy does not cover links within Tech Firefly’s website(s) to other third-party websites. We are not responsible for the use of any personal information including without limitation cookies which you give directly to such third parties, or which they may collect about you while you visit pages hosted by them. Please refer to their respective privacy policies for information about your rights.

7. How long does Tech Firefly keep your personal data?
Tech Firefly keeps your data for as long as your relationship with Tech Firefly (e.g. if you are a member, a contractual party or a newsletter subscriber). This is without prejudice to specific limitation periods foreseen by law allowing to conserve personal data for longer periods of time.

8. What are your rights?

  • You have the right to access your personal data;
  • You have the right to rectify, complete or update your data if they are inaccurate;
  • You may also request the transfer of your personal data to another entity;
  • You have the right to request that we cease using your data for direct marketing purposes (e.g. subscription to the newsletter);
  • You may request us to erase your data, cease to process them or withdraw your consent. If you decide to do so you may no longer benefit from all our services;
  • You can exercise these rights by contacting Tech Firefly at [email protected] Proof of identity will be required.

9. Update of this privacy policy
It might happen that we have to modify our privacy policy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, for instance, to comply with new legal requirements. Should any changes occur, they will be published on this website, without notice, together with the date of the change from which the change is made effective.