1- About Sparsity
  • Sparsity-Technologies (formally Sparsity, S.L.) is a spin-out of the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) created on March 2010 to commercialize and provide services based on the technologies developed at DAMA-UPC.
2- Aim of this Privacy Policy and definitions
  • The aim of this privacy policy is to ensure that the processing of personal data carried out by Sparsity with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR).
  • Personal data are any information which are related to an identified or identifiable natural person. The data subjects are identifiable if they can be directly or indirectly identified, especially by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one of several special characteristics, which expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, commercial, cultural or social identity of these natural persons. In practice, these also include all data which are or can be assigned to a person in any kind of way. For example, the telephone, credit card or personnel number of a person, account data, number plate, appearance, customer number or address are all personal data.
  • The term “processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, 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;
3- Compliance with the GDPR
  • Any electronic communication, including any attached files, sent from or to Sparsity is confidential.
  • Electronic communications are stored exclusively on servers located in Sparsity premises  in Barcelona (Spain). The website we have built is for people to find information regarding the Sparsity. For the newsletter purpose, we will use ‘Mailchimp’ to gather emails, prepare and send the newsletters. The intention of gathering emails is purely for dissemination purposes and we will not process the emails in any other way. Users accept the Terms and Conditions in order to be included in our Mailchimp contact list.
  • The security of stored electronic communications and personal data is ensured through Mailchimp Terms & Conditions and security measures.
  • Notwithstanding the obligations incumbent on Sparsity based on legally binding provisions, Sparsity will never intentionally reveal personal data allowing the deduction of your identity to any third parties, including your e-mail address, without your prior consent or other legal basis.
  • No personal data will be transferred outside of the EU.
4- Your rights
  • When we collect and use your personal data, you have a number of rights that you can exercise as described below.
  • You have the right to access your personal data, which means that you can ask us to provide you with information about the personal data we have about you. You can even request a copy of your personal data.
  • You have the right to ask us to correct your personal data if you can prove that the personal data, we process about you is incorrect, incomplete or out of date. Please specify the context in which we use your personal data (e.g., to send you newsletters or to respond to a request), so that we can assess your request quickly and accurately.
  • If we have asked for your consent to the collection and use of your personal data, for example to send you newsletters, you have the right to withdraw this previously given consent.
  • You can ask us to delete your personal data if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, if its collection was unlawful or if you have successfully exercised your right to withdraw your consent or your right to object to the processing of your personal data. Where any of these circumstances apply, we will delete your personal data immediately unless we are prohibited from deleting your personal data by law, regulatory obligations or administrative or court orders.
  • When we process your personal data on the basis of our own legitimate interests, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data. However, we will ask you to describe your particular situation giving rise to the request. We must then balance your situation against our interests. If this balancing exercise results in your situation outweighing our interests, we will stop processing your personal data.
  • In accordance with the provisions of the current RGPD and LOPDGDD data protection regulations, we inform you that personal data will be processed under the responsibility of SPARSITY S.L. You can exercise the rights of access, rectification, portability, deletion, limitation and opposition by sending a message to info@sparsity-technologies.com. If you believe that the treatment does not conform to current regulations, you may file a complaint with the control authority at agpd.es

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