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Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by Sourcing International SI1010 Gmbh, Johannesgasse 15, Vienna, Austria. We can be contacted at that address, or via office@sourcing-international.org.

When accessing this website or interacting with it, some of your personal data will be processed. Merely by visiting this website and browsing its contents, your web browser will automatically send us some technical data, like your IP address, the site from which you were referred to us, and your browser type and version number. This data is temporarily stored and processed by us for the purposes of providing you with the contents of this website, to customise your user experience, and to allow us to evaluate your use of the website in order to further improve it. This data will be automatically deleted or anonymised after a maximum period of one year. Our legal basis for this use of your data is our legitimate interest in maintaining the proper functioning of this website. In addition, this website uses cookies. For more information on the cookies, we refer to our cookie policy below.

Furthermore, whenever you choose to interact with us, notably by sending us a message, by registering for a newsletter, or by submitting a case to the GDPR fines tracker, we will process additional personal data that you choose to send to us (e.g. your name, contact details, or additional information you provide). This data will only be processed for the purposes indicated at the time of interaction, i.e. addressing your request, sending you the requested information, providing you with periodic updates or information about our events, publications and news if you have explicitly opted for this, and/or validating and publishing a GDPR fine case. Our legal basis for such processing is your explicit consent, as expressed through your submission of the message for the indicated purpose. Please note that GDPR fine cases should not contain any personal data related to identifiable third parties (i.e. persons other than yourself), and that submitted cases should therefore be anonymised. Personal data that you choose to submit to us will be retained by us for as long as necessary to respect your request. Note that, in the case of the GDPR fine cases, publication of your personal data may be indefinite, i.e. until such a time as you choose to retract your consent for the publication. Since processing in these cases is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent or object to further processing at any time via the contact details noted above.

For the operation of this website, your data may be passed on to third party service providers on which we rely, who may be established outside of the EU/EEA. Such service providers will be bound to us by appropriate contractual agreements which satisfy the requirements of the GDPR. No personal data will be transferred to a third country outside of the EU/EEA unless that country has obtained an affirmative adequacy finding, or unless the service provider is Privacy Shield certified, or bound to us using approved standard contractual clauses, as chosen by us. Apart from such service providers, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Note however that the submission of a GDPR fine case will result in your personal data being published on our publicly accessible website.

You have the right to exercise your right to information (including on our third party service providers outside of the EU/EEA), rectification, erasure and, if applicable, restriction of processing via the contact details noted above. Furthermore, if you feel that we have not responded appropriately to your requests, you may lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies.

A cookie is a small text file that our website, through your web browser, stores on your device with which you access our website. When you visit our website the next time, your web browser reads the data stored in the cookie and sends that information to us.

The cookies store information about your device that help us distinguish between different users that access our website and also enable us to count users, see which sites they come from, and how they use our website (which pages they visit, which links they click on, how long they stay on a certain page and the like). All information collected by these analytic cookies is aggregated and anonymous.

In addition to the settings on our website, you can always set in your web browser which cookies your devices should accept and which not. You can also manually delete any cookie.

Below is a list of cookies we use on the website, the processor of the data stored in cookies, the purpose of processing the data stored in cookies, and the expiry peri

Name of the cookieProcessorPurpose of processingExpiry period
fe_typo_userSourcing InternationalTo distinguish between different users; the cookie is strictly necessary for the functioning of the websiteEnd of web session (when you browse away from our website or close your web browser)
_gaSourcing InternationalTo distinguish between different users in order to be able to get analytical data about the use of the website (part of Google Universal Analytics; however, the data is not shared with Google)2 years
_gatSourcing InternationalTo limit the collection of analytics data on high traffic sites (part of Google Universal Analytics; however, the data is not shared with Google)10 minutes
_gidSourcing InternationalTo distinguish between different users in order to be able to get analytical data about the use of the website (part of Google Universal Analytics; however, the data is not shared with Google)1 day

GDPR Fines Database - About the project

A comprehensive database of fines imposed by data protection authorities for GDPR violations around the European Union, presented by INPLP as an overview of the development of such fines, their reasons and amounts as well as differences between the respective countries.

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