General Information

This information clarifies the terms and conditions to protect your privacy rights when personal data is processed through “SGS Telekom or SGS Connect Website and Mobile Applications” (refer further as “SGS”). By using the SGS Websites and Mobile Applications you accept the terms and conditions herein as a legal agreement between you and SGS. SGS reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions at any time by updating the Privacy Policy information. We recommend you visit this page before using SGS to have updated Privacy Policy Information. Please read this page carefully before submitting any personal data to us.

Privacy Notice

  • This Privacy Notice (the “Privacy Notice”) governs the processing of personal data by SGS. The Privacy Notice does not cover any third-party websites, applications, software, products, or services that integrate with SGS.
  • Here SGS is acting as a data organizer and data processor: We may act either as a data organizer or a data processor. Our act depends on the specific situation in which personal data is handled by us, as explained in detail below:
    • When we are data controllers, we determine the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Hence, we are the organizer when you send us an inquiry or sign a service, supplier contract, or employment contract with us. Situations when we are controllers of personal data are further explained in this document. We comply with the data organizer’s obligations outlined in the applicable laws.
    • We are data processors, when we process personal data on behalf of the organizer, for example regarding providing service. As a processor, we process your data only following the instructions issued by the respective data organizer. Such instructions can be seen in our service agreement with customers.
  • Updates of Privacy Notice: The Privacy Notice may be updated from time to time. We encourage you to review our Privacy Notice to stay informed.

Electronic Privacy Notice

All e-mail statements sent by SGS, including any attachments, may contain privileged and confidential information for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). Do not forward to anyone without the sender’s permission. Doing so may waive the confidential and privileged nature of this communication. Any review, use, distribution, or disclosure to others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and delete all copies of this message.

Personal Data Categories and Data Entities

In a day-to-day business, we shall collect and use your personal data only for the purpose described in this Privacy Notice page.
  • We process personal data provided by you or collected from publicly available sources:
    • Basic Information, such as name, company details, identification information, and contact information.
    • Inquiries, such as information related to communication with company customers and/or other stakeholders.
    • Agreement-related information, such as service or cooperation agreement-related information in connection with our business or employment.
    • Invoice, contract, or service Payment information.
    • Share information, such as number of shares.
    • Employee Work Experience and application information.
    • In addition, we observe the following information from the usage of our services, or recruitment system, including the SGS Websites and Mobile Applications:
      • Usage data. When you use services provided by us, we may collect usage information such as the content of your account, registration log, login/logout, and time stamps of usage activities, including how you open and close communication sent by us.
      • Cookies. When you browse our websites, we collect your cookie-related data including advertising identifiers.
  • Data entities are the following:
    • Leads.
    • Potential Customers.
    • Customers.
    • Contact person of other stakeholders, such as supplier, or agent partner, or cooperation partner.
    • Stakeholder of SGS.
    • Candidates include applicants for open positions.
    • Employees
    • Consultants, advisors, and other people working for us.
  • The purpose of the processing of the personal could vary based on the data entity:
    • Marketing purposes, including communicating with you about our offerings, conducting sales promotions, and other marketing campaigns, as well as creating aggregated target groups for marketing. Knowing customers’ preferences enables us to target our offerings and provide products and services that better meet the needs and expectations of our customers.
    • Information and account security purposes, including detecting or preventing various types of misuse of services and fraud to provide you with secure and reliable services.
    • Electronic Direct Marketing and communication via email. We may send you electronic direct marketing, such as newsletters, promotions about new products as well as information about user surveys and trials, by email. You can opt out of such electronic direct marketing or communication at any time free of charge by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link included in our newsletters, adjusting the settings of your user account, or contacting us directly.
    • Analyzing and improving recruitment and recruitment-related processes
    • To maintain the shareholder register
    • To fulfill shareholder agreement obligations
    • Information security, including detecting and preventing misuse of services.
    • Electronic direct marketing and communication purposes
    • To fulfil contractual obligations
  • The purpose of sharing personal data could vary based on the data entity:
    • Our third-party vendors, OEMs, who provide us with cloud-based IT and business support, as well as customer care services, may need to process your information. All such third parties are operating under contract and acting on behalf of us.
    • Expert authorities. When required in response to a legal process or request from a competent authority according to applicable laws or in connection with a legal proceeding or process.
    • Mergers, acquisitions, or sale of assets. When required as part of a merger, acquisition, sale of assets (such as service agreements), or transition of service to a group entity or another company.
    • Third Party Advertising Platforms. When our digital marketing activities utilize different third-party advertising platforms' features, we may board you by uploading your account information (e.g., a hashed email address or phone number) or advertising ID to such platform. Such third parties are operating under contract and acting on behalf of us and include data transfers to partners located in the US, UK, EU, and India.
You can find more information on personal data protection here.

Retention of Personal Data

We will only retain your data as long as is necessary for the performance of the contract and as long as required by the provisions laid down by laws and regulations concerning the retention of the data. If we retain your data for purposes other than the performance of a contract, such as accounting and the fulfillment of the mandatory legal requirements, we will retain the data only if it is necessary for that purpose and/or provided for by law and regulations.

Rights and Restrictions

  • You have the right to control how your personal data is processed by us by exercising the rights and restrictions listed below:
    • You can get a copy of your personal data that we store in our systems.
    • You can rectify inaccurate personal data that we process about you.
    • You can ask us to erase your personal data.
    • You can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data if:
      • Your data is unlawfully processed, but you do not want to erase it.
      • You have a legal claim that you need to establish, exercise, or defend, and you requested us to keep your data when we would not keep it otherwise.
      • You have contested the accuracy of your personal data, and the accuracy of your data is pending our verification.
      • Your request for objection is pending our verification process.
    • You can ask us to provide you with a copy of your personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
    • You can ask us to stop processing your personal data.
    • You have the right to withdraw your consent if you have provided one or more.
    • You can submit your complaint regarding our processing of your personal data to the local data protection authority.
  • If you would like to verify, validate, or process any of your rights and restrictions, please contact us by email at and explain your request in detail. The scope of your rights and restrictions depends on the nature of the process and the legal basis. In order to verify the lawfulness of your request, we may ask you to provide us with an identifying piece of information that allows us to identify you in our system. We will answer your request within a reasonable time frame but no later than 45 days.

Submission of Data

Any data or information material you transmit to SGS through electronic mail, or the Website, or Mobile Applications or otherwise is unsolicited by SGS and is deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary until it is informed specifically to SGS. SGS is not responsible if any user submitted that is abusive, illegal, obscene, pornographic, threatening, disruptive, or otherwise improper. SGS has no liability or responsibility to you for the performance or nonperformance of such activities.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SGS, its officers, directors, employees, vendors, OEMs, suppliers, and agents, from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, costs, and damages of any nature whatsoever, including without limitation legal, accounting, and expert fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your use of SGS Websites and Mobile Applications or personal data you shared or your breach of the terms of this Agreement.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or our data protection practices, please contact us by:
Mailing Address: SGS Telekom INC Suite 401, 200 Continental Drive, Newark, Delaware, 19713, USA