Argus recognises the fundamental importance of privacy, security and data protection to our customers and partners worldwide. As a global organisation, with legal entities, business processes, management structures and technical systems that cross international borders, we strive to provide information protection across all of our operations and deploy consistent, rigorous policies and procedures.
Argus is a global organisation with group companies operating in many jurisdictions, including certain jurisdictions where it is required to make supplemental information available. Please see the “Additional information for certain jurisdictions” section for information relating to the People’s Republic of China, India and California.
- “Adequate Jurisdiction” means a jurisdiction that has been formally designated by the ICO or the European Commission (as applicable) as providing an adequate level of protection for Personal Information.
- “Controller” means the entity that decides how and why Personal Information is Processed. In many jurisdictions, the Controller has primary responsibility for complying with applicable data protection laws.
- “EEA” means the European Economic Area.
- “EU” means the European Union.
- “Personal Information” is any information that personally identifies you or from which an individual is identified or identifiable. This may include your name, address, telephone number, email address and profession or occupation.
- “Process”, “Processing” or “Processed” means anything that is done with any Personal Information, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
- “Processor” means any person or entity that Processes Personal Information on behalf of the Controller (other than employees of the Controller).
- “Sensitive Personal Information” (sometimes referred to as special category data) means Personal Information which requires a higher level of data protection. Specific definitions of Sensitive Personal Information do vary between jurisdictions and can include: racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade union membership; genetic data; data related to a person’s sex life or sexual orientation; and biometric data. Passwords and financial information can also be considered as Sensitive Personal Information in some jurisdictions.
- “Standard Contractual Clauses” means template transfer clauses adopted by the ICO or the European Commission (as applicable) or adopted by a Supervisory Authority and approved by the ICO or the European Commission (as applicable) including the UK’s International Data Transfer Agreement and Addendum.
- “Site” means any website(s) operated, or maintained, by us or on our behalf.
- “Supervisory Authority” means an independent public authority that is legally tasked with overseeing compliance with applicable data protection laws.