Privacy & copyright


Version 1, 7 May 2018 (effective date)


At SQ Consult we take the privacy of your information and protection of data very seriously. When you visit and navigate our website and when you communicate with us via the website, we will not collect personal information about you unless you provide us that information voluntarily. Any non-public personal information that you may provide via our sites will be used solely for the purpose stated on the page where it is collected. By submitting your details you agree with these terms.

In this document we provide details to our privacy policy. For any further questions please contact the Chief Privacy Officer Sergio Ugarte at or the board of directors at


Nomination of Chief Privacy Officer

On 1 February 2018, SQ Consult B.V. appointed Sergio Ugarte Renteria to be the Company’s global Chief Privacy Officer. The role of the CPO is to guide and coordinate SQ Consult's’ compliance efforts on data protection and privacy.


Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies to the actions of the owner of this website SQ Consult B.V. and users with respect to this website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.


What data may be collected and how is it collected?

When visiting and navigating this website we only collect data when this is voluntarily given by you. You for example may choose to give us personal information by:

  • subscribing to our newsletter
  • submitting a comment to a blog post
  • registering for an event
  • contacting us through the website, by telephone, email or through any other means.

We may also collect some information automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser, to improve the functionality of our website. This information may include your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "How do we use Cookies".

All data is collected and stored in accordance with this privacy policy and with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR - Regulation (EU) 2016/679).


How is the data used?

We may use your personal information that is voluntarily given by you to provide you with the requested service such as receiveing the requested newsletter, facilitate your participation in an event or contacting you to respond to your request send to us. The information provided will only be used for the purpose stated and will not be used for any other means except when required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, or the rights of others, or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web sites.

Please be aware that when you voluntarily make your Personal Information available for viewing by third parties online, such as submitting a comment to a blog post, your information can be viewed, collected, and used by individuals and companies outside of SQ Consult. SQ Consult is not responsible for any unauthorized third-party use of such information.

Information automatically via cookies will only be used to improve the functionality of our website for your purposes.


How do we use Cookies?

This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. A Cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The Cookie allows the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. You can set your browser to decline them and can delete them whenever you prefer from your computer or device. We use Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website only. We do not use Cookies to offer you services or adapt our activities in any other way. The Cookies used have been carefully chosen and we have taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer or device, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.

All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current EU Cookie Law (2009/136/EC) and the GDPR.


Who do we share data with?

We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:

  • to help third party service providers in receipt of any shared data to perform functions on our behalf to help ensure the website runs smoothly
  • to third party service providers that assist in organisation of the event for which you have submitted your personal information

in each case information is shared in accordance with this privacy policy.


How long do we keep your information and how do we keep it secure?

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your personal information on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until you request that the personal information be deleted. Please note that even if we delete your personal information, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information, including storing your information on secure servers and limiting access to  your personal information only to staff members directly involved in the activity for which you have submitted your information. Technical and organisational measures also include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting our Chief Privacy Officer.


What are your rights?

You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:

  • Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
  • Right to correct - the right to have your personal information rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your personal information from our systems.
  • Right to restrict our use of your personal information - the right to "block" us from using your personal information or limit the way in which we can use it.
  • Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your personal information.
  • Right to object - the right to object to our use of your personal information including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information (where consent is our legal basis for processing your personal information), please contact our Chief Privacy Officer.


Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. The “Effective Date” reference at the top of this page indicates when we last revised this privacy policy, and any changes to this privacy policy will become effective when we post the revised privacy policy on our Website. Your continued use of our Website or engagement in interactions with our company after we implement such changes also will constitute your affirmative consent to the revised privacy policy.



You may access and print-off any or all of the pages for personal non-commercial use only. Any other use of the content needs the prior written consent of SQ Consult.



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