This has been designed to tackle those concerns generated when it comes to the use, purpose, and access to any personal information through the means of this website. Your interests and security are things we highly value and prioritize. Therefore, we take some of the latest security precautions to protect personal data from being stolen, lost or misused, and to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure or modification. This page comprises details on how we collect and process your personal info when you come in contact with us. Please read it carefully.
When navigating on our website, you may be asked (when completing a form, making a purchase, requesting a trial, etc) to provide us with your name, email, phone, and other personal details. We collect data in order to provide our services, thus some information is strictly mandatory for functionality purposes, and failure to provide it may result in errors. Some data is not mandatory, that gives you the freedom of whether or not you want to share it. We may use the information we are provided with for business, analytical and admin purposes. We may also use your information to personalize and improve the services we offer.
Autocast & Skills
Str. 1 Decembrie 1918, No. 46, Apt. 3
Cluj Napoca, Cluj, Romania
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
This refers to data sent through our our website’s contact forms, email, text, social media or any other means of communication. We process this data for the purposes of communicating with you, for record keeping and for the establishment, pursuance or defense of legal claims. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to reply to communications sent to us, and to be able to provide our online courses.
That includes data relating to any applicant (i.e. who asked for a trial or signed up for our courses either as an individual or as part of a collective registration – e.g. school/college course). It refers to information such as your name, title, billing details, institution, email address, phone number, employment status, etc. We process this data to supply services you have enquired of, and to keep records of such transactions. Our lawful ground for this processing is the performance of an agreement between you and us.
That includes details about your preferences in receiving marketing from us. We process this data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of this advertising. If you have subscribed to our mailing list or have been in touch with us regarding the services we offer (or have enquired about a certain type of online automotive training) we cannot presume that your needs have been fulfilled by a different service provider. Therefore, it is your freedom and responsibility to request your Data to be altered (if inaccurate), suspended or removed at any time from our marketing list. Our lawful ground for this processing is our legitimate interests which in this case are to study how customers use our website – this will enable us to develop a better company system, to grow our business and to decide our marketing strategy.
Under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations, we may send you marketing communications from us if (i) you made a purchase or asked for information from us about our goods or services or(ii) you agreed to receive marketing communications and in each case you have not opted out of receiving such communications since. Under these regulations, if you are a limited company, we may send you marketing emails without your consent. However, you can still opt out of receiving marketing emails from us at any time.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by requesting it here.
We use a number of services such as a hosting platform in order to provide everything on our website. These services (that normally refer to Hosting, Backups, Store, Invoice and Email Management) have the purpose of hosting and running key components of this website and providing everything from a unified platform. They are strictly mandatory and without these services, we cannot properly run this website. They also enable us to use a range of tools, such as analytics, user registration, comments management, database admin, etc. By using this website you agree with these terms.
We do not collect any Sensitive Data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offenses.
We may use our collected Marketing Data to deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you (including Facebook adverts or other Google Ads) and to measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you. Our lawful ground for this processing is legitimate interests which is to grow our business.
We will only use your personal data for a purpose it was collected for or a reasonably compatible purpose if necessary. For more information on this, feel free to contact us. In case we need to use your details for an unrelated new purpose we will let you know and explain the legal grounds for processing.
We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent where this is required or permitted by law. We do not carry out automated decision making.
Who we share your data with
We may share your information with:
- IT and system providers for purposes related to security and system administration.
- Business Partners (Electude and Autoworld – as our e-learning platform providers and training partners, they will have access to your data in order to provide our courses)
- Government bodies that require us to report processing activities.
We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
Some of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is in place:
- We will only transfer your personal data to countries that the European Commission have approved as providing an adequate level of protection for personal data by; or
- Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
- If we use US-based providers we may transfer data to them if they have equivalent GDPR safeguards in place.
If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
How long we retain your data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Under data protection laws you have rights in relation to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction, transfer, objections to processing, to portability of data and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent. You can request this at any time, using our contact form.
We take security very seriously. While trying our best to keep up with the latest security measures in order to protect data, but we cannot 100% guarantee the security of data sent over the internet or any other wireless network, and are not responsible for the actions of any 3rd parties that may receive such information. Please beware of data fraud and try keeping your sensitive information (such as passwords) safe.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
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