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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group aims to provide the same level of data security and privacy rights everywhere in the world. For this reason, the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group has created a Global Privacy Policy named the “Binding Corporate Rules” (the ‘BCR’ for short).

Below you will find a condensed version of the BCR to help you understand your data privacy rights. This summary is not a legal document and only applies to individuals (not companies).

Data privacy compliance in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group (BCR section 4)

All Wallenius Wilhelmsen group companies must comply with the BCR, in addition to other laws or regulations imposed in the country where we are operating. This means that the BCR enables individuals to exercise their data privacy rights regardless of where their personal data is being processed, which in turn makes Wallenius Wilhelmsen group accountable no matter where we choose to handle data.

Every employee in the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group shall have adequate knowledge of data protection legislation. This means that an employee shall be aware of the legislation to different extents, depending on his or her tasks carried out during daily work.

In addition, we have a whistle-blowing system in place to make sure data privacy is respected. A BCR whistle blower may report data privacy matters to a local trusted manager or by contacting the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group appointed Data Privacy Officer (the ‘DPO’), who have a legal duty of secrecy. Any whistle-blowing will be followed up and measures to remedy the issue will be taken. An employee will never be punished in any way for contacting a manager or the DPO. We encourage raising questions about data privacy.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen group processing activities (BCR section 6)

The term “processing” means handling of personal data. For example collecting, storing, sending or in other ways using it. The BCR imposes strict rules regarding any processing of personal data. The main rule is that the processing need to have a legitimate purpose, never be excessive and always be necessary. If personal data is collected, the individual will need to be made aware. The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group will only process sensitive personal data if it’s absolutely necessary.

Below we provide a short brief of which group of individuals we regularly process personal data about.

Who? Why?
Employees, prospective employees To pay wages and hire
Relatives to the employees To aid security and provide insurance options
Customers, prospective customers To enter into and/or fulfil contracts
Newsletter receivers    To give business offers to interested individuals
Visitors to our ships or offices To ensure compliance with our security policies
Other companies employees To maintain or develop business relationships

The Wallenius Wilhelmsen group may also process information regarding other group of individuals to secure a legal position or to comply with other regulations.

Your personal rights regarding data privacy (BCR section 7, 8)

Through our BCR we commit to follow the data protection principles not only in Europe, but also in other countries where we operate. The legal term ‘data subject’ is used throughout the BCR, which means a person which data is processed by the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group. A data subject may exercise his or her personal rights according to the BCR or GDPR depending on where his or her data is processed.

You have several rights according to the GDPR, and the BCR (section 7,8) describes this in a more easily understandable language. You have several rights, directly or indirectly, including (but not limited to):

Remedies for breaches of the data protection principles.                       
Remedies for breaches of legal basis for processing.               
Right to access and information regarding what we process about you.
Right to restriction and objection of further processing.
Right to rectification and erasure.
Right not to be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling.
Right to complain through our internal complaints mechanism.

If you want to exercise your personal rights regarding data privacy, please read the relevant BCR sections and ensure that you prove that you are you. If you do not prove your identity, we cannot give any information regarding your personal data.

 Legal documents

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Binding Corporate Rules (PDF) 

BCR-bound companies (PDF)

Contact:

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Data Protection Officer:

dataprivacy@walleniuswilhelmsen.com