Website owner: The Cluster Competitiveness Group, Inc.
Registered Address: 1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1000Washington, DC 20036 U.S.A.
The design of the webpage, its source codes, logos, brands and other distinctive signs, texts, drawings, software, photographs, videos, sounds, databases, indexes, images, expressions and information and, in general, any other creation protected by national regulations and international treaties on intellectual and industrial property (hereinafter, jointly, the “content”) that appear in the same, are owned by Competitiveness or third party companies and are protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights.
It is prohibited to modify, copy, reproduce, publicly communicate, transform or distribute in any way all or part of the content included on the website, for public or commercial purposes, without the prior, express and written permission of Competitiveness or the owner of the rights to which they correspond to.
The access and navigation of the user on the webpage will not be understood like a resignation, transmission, license or total or partial relinquish of the rights previously indicated on the part of Competitiveness.
No license of use is granted to the user on the commercial or registered trademarks, logos, commercial names and other distinctive features.
Principles applied in data processing
In the treatment of your personal data, Competitiveness will apply the following principles which are in accordance with the requirements of the new European data protection regulation:
Principle of legality, loyalty and transparency: The Owner will always require consent for the processing of your personal data, which may be for one or more specific purposes about which he or she will inform you beforehand with absolute transparency.
Principle of data minimization: The Owner will only ask you for the data strictly necessary for the purpose(s) for which it is requested.
Principle of limitation of retainment period: The data will be kept for the time strictly necessary for the purpose(s) of the processing. The Owner will inform you of the corresponding retainment period according to the purpose. In the case of subscriptions, the Owner will periodically review lists and delete those records that have been inactive for a considerable time.
Principle of integrity and confidentiality: Your data will be treated in such a way that their security, confidentiality and integrity is guaranteed. You should know that Competitiveness takes the necessary precautions to prevent unauthorized access or improper use of its users’ data by third parties.
Collection of personal data
To navigate competitiveness.com it is not necessary to provide any personal information. The cases in which you do provide your personal data are the following:
When contacting through the contact forms or sending an email.
Competitiveness informs you that regarding your personal data you have the right to:
Request access to stored data.
Request a rectification or cancellation.
Request the limitation of processing the data.
Oppose to the processing of the data.
Request the portability of your data.
Exercising on these rights is personal and therefore must be exercised directly by the interested party, requesting it directly from Competitiveness, which means that any client, subscriber or collaborator who has provided their data at any time may contact Competitiveness and ask for information about the data it has stored and how it was obtained, request the rectification of the same, request the transferability of their personal data, oppose the processing, limit its use or request the cancellation of these data in the Owner´s files.
To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, transferability and opposition to processing, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org together with valid legal proof such as a photocopy of your ID card or an equivalent.
You have the right to effective judicial protection and to file a complaint with the supervisory authority, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the stated Regulation.
Contact forms: Competitiveness requests personal data which may include: name and surname, e-mail address, telephone number and website address in order to respond to your queries.
For example, the Owner uses this data to answer your messages, doubts, complaints, comments or concerns that you may have regarding the information included on the website, the services provided through the website, the processing of your personal data, questions regarding the legal texts included on the website, as well as any other consultation that you may have and that is not subject to the conditions of the website or of the contract.
There are other purposes for which Competitiveness processes your personal data:
To guarantee compliance with the conditions set out in the Legal Notice and in the applicable law. This may include the development of tools and algorithms that help this website guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data it collects.
To support and improve the services offered by this website.
To manage social networks. The Owner has a presence on social networks. If you become a follower on one the Owner´s social networks the processing of personal data will be governed by this section, as well as by those conditions of use, privacy policies and access regulations that belong to the social network that is appropriate in each case and that you have previously accepted.
The Owner will treat your personal data with the purpose of correctly managing its presence on the social network, informing you of its activities, products or services, as well as for any other purpose that the regulation of social networks allow.
Under no circumstances will the Owner use the follower profiles on social networks to send advertising individually.
To protect your personal data, Competitiveness takes all reasonable precautions and follows the best practices in the industry to prevent its loss, misuse, improper access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
Content of other websites
Pages on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if you had visited the other website.
The categories of personal data processed by the Owner are:
– Identification data.
Retention of personal data. The personal data you provide will be kept until you request its deletion.
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When you browse competitiveness.com we may collect non-identifying information, which may include, the IP address, geolocation, a record of how the services and sites are used, browsing habits and other data that cannot be used to identify you.
The website uses the following third-party analysis services:
The Owner uses the information obtained to get statistical data, analyze trends, manage the site, study navigation patterns and gather demographic information.
You commit that the data provided to the Owner are correct, complete, accurate and current, as well as to keep them duly updated.
As a User of the Website you are solely responsible for the truthfulness and correctness of the data you submit to the site exonerating the Owner of any responsibility in this regard.
To exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, transferability and opposition to processing, you must send an email to email@example.com together with valid legal proof such as a photocopy of your ID card or equivalent.
The exercise of your rights does not include any data that the Owner is obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
These policies will be in force until they are modified by others duly published.