This Privacy Notice explains how Bureau van Dijk Editions Electroniques Sàrl ("Bureau van Dijk", "we", "us", "our"), a Moody’s Corporation company of Avenue Louise 250, 1050 Brussels, Belgium, processes personal data in connection with the following products:
Orbis Intellectual Property
Orbis Crossborder Investment
"Personal Data" means information which identifies, or can be used to identify, living individuals.
Our clients include leading financial institutions, accounting companies and legal advisors, as well as companies in a variety of sectors and industries. Clients use the Products for legal compliance, risk assessment and business intelligence purposes, including:
We collect the Personal Data contained in the Products from a variety of sources, including third-party providers. Our clients are responsible for ensuring that their use of the Products complies with applicable laws and regulations.
While the focus of the Products is corporate entities, they contain some information about key individuals connected with businesses, such as owners, directors, shareholders, managers and professional advisors, and patent holders, in the case of Orbis IP.
The types of Personal Data in the Products include:
For a full list of which types Personal Data may be included in each of the Products, please see below:
For clients to perform basic checks such as KYC and AML, they need to be able to understand who they are dealing with and be able to verify information provided to them.
Each data field included in the Products is necessary for these basic purposes.
Below we explain the sources of Personal Data contained in the Products:
Below we set out a description of the ways Personal Data is used in the Products:
We process Personal Data in the Products under the legitimate interests basis of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) as it is within our and our clients’ legitimate interests to process limited Personal Data about company-related individuals:
Personal Data in stored in the Products for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
The Personal Data are stored in the EU. To transfer Personal Data outside of the EEA within Moody’s Corporation, we use EU standard contractual clauses to ensure that an equivalent level of data protection applies. To request a copy of these clauses, please email us at email@example.com.
To access your Personal Data contained in the Products and exercise your rights of correction, objection, restriction, erasure, and digital testament, please contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also have the right to complain to your local data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your Personal Data. However, we hope we can solve any queries or concerns you may have, so please contact us directly in the first instance.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) (Civil Code § 1798.100) provides residents of California with specific rights regarding their Personal Data. These include:
To exercise the rights described above, it may be necessary for us to verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Data relates to you. Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Data. We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your privacy rights under CCPA or applicable law.
During the past twelve (12) months, we collected the categories of Personal Data described above from California residents. We also disclosed such Personal Data to third parties for the purposes specified above during the past twelve (12) months.
In the last twelve (12) months, we sold products and services that include Personal Data about residents of California who are executives, officers, managers, investors, and individual shareholders of organisations. California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their Personal Data to third parties. To exercise this right, please click www.bvdinfo.com/en-us/california-consumer-privacy-act to access the “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” webpage and follow the instructions on that page. A link to this webpage is also available on the Bureau van Dijk homepage.
The most current version of this Privacy Notice will always be available here. You can check the “effective date” posted at the top to see when this Privacy Notice was last updated.