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Omnicom Public Relations Group and our Omnicom Public Relations Group branded companies (“we”, “us” or “our”) respect your privacy. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy and protecting your information against unauthorized use.

This privacy policy (“Policy”) is intended to meet the requirements of the Regulation (EU) 2016/79 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (known as “GDPR”).

 

WHO PROCESSES YOUR PERSONAL DATA

 This Policy applies to the processing of personal data by Omnicom PR Group France, Omnicom PR Group Italy, Omnicom PR Group Netherlands and Omnicom PR Group Iberia, and Omnicom Public Relations Group in the United States and Omnicom PR Group Singapore (to the extent any those non-European Omnicom Public Relations Group entities are subject to the GDPR).

For the purpose of this Policy and the GDPR, to the extent any of the above entities process your personal data in connection with use cases identified in this Policy, each will be considered a “data controller” of your personal data.  Please note that in some cases we may carry out the activities referred to in this Policy in our capacity as a data processor acting on behalf of our clients. We have made this distinction clear in the Policy.

 

PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY

This Policy explains our approach to any personal data that we might collect from you using this website (the “Site”) and any personal data about you we might collect/process in other situations or interactions with us, and the purposes for which we process your personal data.

This Policy also sets out your rights in respect of our processing of your personal data.

This Policy will inform you of the nature of the personal data about you that is processed by us and how you can request that we delete, update, transfer and/or provide you with access to it or otherwise object to our processing of it for a specific purpose. This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using the Site or otherwise providing personal data to us or in other situations where we may process your personal data.

Please note this Policy is not intended to apply to our processing of Omnicom Public Relations Group staff personal data which is dealt with under our separate workplace privacy policy.

 

TYPE OF PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT/PROCESS

When we talk about personal data we mean any information which relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Individuals might be identified by reference to a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (such as an IP address) or to other factors that are specific to them, such as their physical appearance. Categories of personal data we may collect and process about you include:

  • contact information (e. name, physical address, telephone number, email address);
  • your date of birth;
  • information about your employment or education history;
  • information about your interests or affiliations or publicly stated positions on political matter, corporate matters and similar;
  • information about articles (or similar) that you may have published;
  • information for hiring talent and human resources (g. work eligibility status, financial account information, government-issued identification information or dietary requirements);
  • your image;
  • any additional data that may identify you which you submit to us.

For more information about the personal data we collect please refer to section HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA below.

 

PERSONAL DATA OF CHILDREN

We do not intend to or knowingly collect personal data from children.

 

WAYS OF OBTAINING PERSONAL DATA

We may collect and receive your personal data using different methods:

  • Personal data you provide to us. You may give us your personal data directly. This will be the case when, for example, you contact us with enquiries, complete forms on our Site or in hard copy or participate in a survey, subscribe to receive our marketing communications or provide feedback to us, provide services to us or otherwise through your interactions with us.
  • Personal data received from third parties. From time to time, we may receive personal data about you from third parties. For example, we may receive your contact details from an industry contact or our client or we may receive your CV or resume from your agent or recruitment service provider or we may receive information about your dietary requirements from your agent or our hospitality provider. We may also use third parties to collect personal data about your interactions with our Site.
  • Publicly available personal data. From time to time we may collect personal data about you (including your contact details, biography, interests or affiliations) from publicly available sources (including open source data sets) or media reports or personal data about you that you or a third party may make publicly available (for example through speaking at events or publishing articles or other news stories or posting on social media platforms).

 

HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA

Our primary goals in collecting personal data from you are to:

  • verify your identity;
  • provide our services to clients;
  • help us improve our Site, products and services and develop and market new products and services;
  • carry out requests made by you to us;
  • investigate or settle inquiries or disputes;
  • comply with any applicable law, court order, other judicial process, or the requirements of a regulator;
  • enforce our agreements with you;
  • protect the rights, property or safety of us or third parties, including our other clients and users of the Site;
  • provide support for the provision of our services;
  • carry out recruitment activities; and
  • use as otherwise required or permitted by law.

 

We set out in more detail below the specific ways in which we may use your personal data

 

Client administration.

We may collect personal data about our client and potential client contacts to enable us to respond to client requests, to administer client accounts with us, to conduct credit checks (if permitted by applicable law), and to verify and carry out financial transactions for payments made to us.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way to ensure we provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our third party vendors (such as our payment service providers or IT providers), financial institutions, group companies, affiliates, professional advisors, regulatory bodies or other law enforcers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Media and informational inquiries.

We may collect personal data about journalists, client contacts or industry contacts for interviews requests, for media questions, or requests for information about Omnicom Public Relations Group. We may also provide individuals with the opportunity to sign up for newsletters or to receive copies of blogs and other information that we make available.  Where an individual signs up to receive such information, contact information may be requested in each case, together with details of other personal data that is relevant to these inquiries. This information is used in order to enable us to respond to individual requests or media requests.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way to ensure we provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way and that we provide the right information to those who request it.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, media partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Market research and focus groups.

As part of our service to our clients, we may collect an individual’s contact details, records of communications, health data, opinion data, age range, nationality, image, and education history for the purposes of carrying out market research through focus groups, interviews and user testing.  We may do this on behalf of our clients or for our own purpose.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way to ensure that we provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way.  Where we process special category data that was collected from an individual directly in connection with this purpose, we will only do so with the individual’s explicit consent.  Where we obtain this information from publicly available sources, we will rely on the fact that the individual made such information manifestly public.  Please note where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, market research partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT provider) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Media monitoring.

As part of our service to our clients, we may monitor media sites (including social media sites) and collect information about individuals from these sites directly or using a third party social listening provider including their opinions on how a particular client campaign was received or a client offering or on a topic that is relevant to our client more generally.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way to ensure we provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way. Where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, or partners, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

 Campaign reporting.

As part of our service to our clients, we may collect information about individuals through third party providers or directly from the individual or through social media or other media outlets such as their contact details and opinions on how a particular client campaign was received or other feedback they may have about a campaign or a client offering.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way to ensure we provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way and provide our clients with insight into the performance of a campaign or client offering. Please note where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing. 

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Surveys and voting.

We may collect personal data from individuals via surveys or voting polls for the purposes of obtaining feedback on our own or our clients’ products and surveys. Participation in such polls is voluntary and individuals will have the opportunity to decide whether or not to disclose personal data. Certain personal data such as contact details may be required to register to vote or to take part in a survey. We would only use that information to report the results of the survey or vote.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way to provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way and to understand how our clients and their products are received in the market. Where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, survey partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

 

Promotions. 

We may conduct promotions, contests or giveaways on our own behalf (or on behalf of our clients), which may require that individuals register to enter. We collect personal data from individuals in order to conduct the promotion, contest or giveaway and to deliver prizes or notices. Participation in these events and providing us with personal data is voluntary.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (and those of our clients) to process personal data in this way in order to enable individuals to participate in the promotion, contest or giveaway or we may do so in order to perform an obligation owed to individual.  Where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, third party vendors (such as our IT providers), competition partners or professional advisers or regulatory bodies or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

 

Industry information.

We collect, and maintain data bases containing, information about journalists, talent, social media influencers, social media users and other professionals in the public relations, news or media industry collected by us or by our trusted third party media analytics service providers. Such information may include an individual’s name, business contact details, professional interests and affiliations. This information may be information that is voluntarily supplied to us by those individuals through our Site or in other situations (such as public speaking events), or information that is public or available in third party databases or via third party content platforms (including social media platforms). Further we may collect and/or review other publicly available news stories and other journalistic content including content made available through public news sites and social media sites to understand what people are saying about us and our clients. We use this information to provide our services to our clients including ensuring we and our clients are fully up to speed on public opinion in any particular area and are fully briefed when it comes to dealing with the press. We may also use this information to contact those individuals to discuss our clients’ goods and services.  We may also use this information for our own internal administrative and promotional purposes.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (or those of our client) to process personal data in this way so that we can provide the services requested by our clients in an effective and efficient way.  Where the personal data collected is considered special personal data, we rely on the fact that the personal data has been manifestly made public by individual in order to process their personal data.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Social media.

We may collect or process individuals’ personal data who engage with us through our social media channels (including by visiting our social media pages or otherwise communicating with us via social media).  We may also operate our client’s social media pages, accounts or channels acting on their behalf.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests to process personal data in this way so that we can market ourselves and engage with the public. Where we carry out this activity on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Interactive areas and fan pages.

We may provide interactive areas, such as message boards, fan pages, chat rooms or other forums or other closed communities.  Participation in these areas by users is voluntary.  We may provide these interactive areas (including fan pages) in conjunction with third parties such as Facebook or other social media platforms. Although we discourage individuals from submitting any information that may identify them personally when participating in these areas, we may inevitably process their personal data in connection with these interactive areas.

Our legal basis for processing

To the extent we do process personal data in connection with this purpose, it is in our legitimate interests to do so to help us understand industry issues, share content and generally provide services to our client and users. Where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, partners or agents (such as Facebook), third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Events.

From time to time, we may organize and host road shows and other industry events to promote our services or on behalf of clients. For this purpose we may process individuals’ names and contact information (including email address, postal address and telephone number) to communicate with them about such events where they have specifically requested information about such events or where we have another lawful basis for sending that information to them.

If you attend one of our events, we may use your personal data to record your attendance at the event and for related record-keeping purposes and, if relevant, we may collect and process any dietary or other requirements you may have. You may also feature in photographs taken at our events and such photographs may appear in publications we send to our clients and/or publish on our Site, in print or other media.

 Our legal basis for processing

It is necessary for us to use personal data in this way to perform our obligations in accordance with any contract that we may have with the individual, or it is in our or our client’s legitimate interest to use personal data in such a way to ensure that we provide our services in an effective and efficient way.

If we specifically ask your permission to use your photographs, quotes, testimonials or other content, then our processing of such personal data will be based on consent.

Where we put on events solely at the specific request of our clients we do so in our capacity as our client’s data processor and therefore do not require a legal basis to process personal data.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, event and ticketing partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or event organizers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Insight and analysis.

We may analyse individuals’ contact details with other personal data that we observe about them from their interactions with our Site, our email communications and/or with our services.

We may use log files and other tracking technologies to collect personal data from the computer hardware and software used to access the Sites, or from mobile devices. This may include an IP address to monitor Site traffic and volume.

This information is used to create insights about our visitors’ browsing habits on our Site

By using this information, we are able to measure the effectiveness of our content and how visitors use our Site and services. This allows us to learn what pages of our Site are most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Site are the most interesting and what kind of features and functionalities our visitors like to see.

We also use this information for marketing purposes (see the MARKETING COMMUNICATION section below for further details).

Our legal basis for processing

We will only use non-essential tracking technologies on devices with user consent.  It is in our legitimate interest to process any personal data collected via the tracking technology to ensure that we can improve our services and tailor our marketing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our group companies, affiliates, third party vendors (such as our analytics providers or other IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Marketing communications.

We may carry out marketing activities using an individual’s personal data.  In particular, we may use personal data to form a view on what we think the individual may want or need, or what may be of interest to the individual.  We may use that information to provide individuals with marketing information about our events and services we feel may be of interest. We may also provide individuals with information about media and public relations events.

Our legal basis for processing

We rely on our legitimate interest to process personal data in this way for marketing purposes (except where consent is required by local law in which case we will obtain consent).   Where the individual is a consumer, we will only send electronic marketing communications or event invitations to such individual with their consent.

We also provide individuals with opt out choices regarding personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. To see how you can opt out of marketing communications, please see the section entitled OPT OUT AND UNWANTED COMMUNICATIONS.

Please note if a third party asks us to share personal data so that they can send electronic marketing communications to particular individuals, we will obtain the relevant individual’s consent prior to sharing the personal data for such purpose.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share your data with our group companies, affiliates, promotions agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Talent databases

As part of our services to clients, we maintain talent databases which includes contact details, biography, dietary requirements, and personal preferences of individuals we may use for a particular campaign.  We use this information for the purpose of selecting talent for a particular campaign and working with that talent.  We may obtain this information directly from the individual or via third party recruiters or agents or publicly available sources.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests (or those of our client) to process talent personal data in this way to enable us to provide our services.  Where we process special data in connection with this purpose that was collected from you directly, we will only do so with your explicit consent.  Where we obtain this information from publicly available sources, we will rely on the fact that the individual made such information manifestly public.  Where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share your data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, recruitment partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers and production companies) or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Receipt of services.

If we have engaged an organisation to provide us or our client with products or services (for example, IT support or financial advice), we will collect and process your personal data if you are a contact within the relevant organisation in order to manage our relationship or our clients with the organization, to receive products and services from the organisation and, where relevant, to provide our services to others including our clients.

Our legal basis for processing

It is necessary for us to use personal data in this way to perform our obligations in accordance with any contract that we may have with the organisation or it is in our legitimate interest to use personal data in such a way to ensure that we have an effective working relationship with the organisation and are able to provide our services to others in an effective way.  Where we do this on behalf of our clients as a data processor we do not require a legal basis for such processing.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, partners, agents, third party vendors or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Recruitment

If individuals apply for a job with us or otherwise express an interest in working for us, we will collect contact details and CV or resume information from the individual.  We use such personal data for the following purposes: a) to assess the individual’s suitability for any position for which they applied (or future positions for which we think the individual may be suitable) including employment or freelancer positions, summer placements or internships and also any business support or services role whether such application has been received by us online, via email or by hard copy or in person application; b) to take any steps necessary to enter into any contract of employment (or otherwise) with the individual; c) to comply with any regulatory or legal obligations in relation to any such application; and d) to review our equal opportunity profile in accordance with applicable legislation. We do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis covered by local legislation.  For further information about this please see our RECRUITMENT POLICY available on our Site

What is our legal basis?
Where we use personal data in connection with recruitment and talent management it will be in connection with us entering into a legal contract with them or it is in our legitimate interest to use personal data in such a way to ensure that we can make the best recruitment and talent management decisions for Omnicom Public Relations Group or it is our legal obligation to use such personal data to comply with any legal obligations imposed upon us.  We will not process any special data except where we are able to do so under applicable legislation or with the individual’s explicit consent.

Who do we share your data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal data with our group companies, affiliates, third party vendors or professional advisers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Visiting our premises

If an individual visits any of our premises we may collect contact information as part of our sign in process.  We may also capture their image on our surveillance camera or CCTV.

Our legal basis for processing

It is in our legitimate interests to process personal data in this way for security reasons.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share such personal with our clients, group companies, affiliates, recruitment partners or agents, third party vendors (such as our IT providers) or advisers or law enforcers or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

Business administration and legal compliance.

We may use an individual’s personal data for the following business administration and legal compliance purposes:

  • to facilitate the operation or effective management of our group of businesses;
  • to comply with our legal obligations (including our obligations under legislation transposing EU/2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the EU (the “Network Information Security Directive”);
  • to enforce or protect our legal rights;
  • to deal with complaints;
  • to protect the rights of third parties (including where health or security of an individual is endangered (e.g. a fire); and
  • in connection with a business transition or sale such as a merger, re-organisation, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets.

Our legal basis for processing

Where we use personal data in connection with a business transition, to enforce our legal rights or to protect the rights of third parties, it is in our legitimate interest to do so. For all other purposes described in this section, we will rely on our obligation to comply with law, such as a court order, to process such personal data.

We will not process any special (or sensitive) categories of personal data or personal data relating to criminal convictions or offences except where we are able to do so under applicable legislation or with the individual’s explicit consent.

Who do we share personal data with for this purpose?

We may share personal data with our clients, group companies, affiliates, agents, partners, third party vendors or professional advisers, emergency service providers or law enforcers or other regulatory bodies (including tax and social security authorities) or such other third parties as indicated in DATA SHARING section below in connection with this purpose.

 

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We may share your personal data with any of our group affiliates, or with our agents, partners, clients, contractors, professional advisors or government or regulatory bodies for the following purposes: (a) provide our services to clients or otherwise receive assistance in processing transactions; (b) fulfillment of requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analyzing data; (c) provision of IT and other support services; (d) to facilitate the operation and effective management of our group of businesses; (e) comply with a legal obligation or in connection with a legal claim or dispute or to otherwise protect our legal rights; (f) assistance in other ancillary to the operation of tasks, from time to time. Our agents, partners and contractors will use your personal data to the extent necessary to perform their functions.  For more details about how we may share your personal data in connection with a particular use case, please refer to the relevant use case above

 We will not sell your personal data to other companies and we will not share it with other companies for them to use without your consent, except in the circumstances listed above or in connection with the sale or merger of Omnicom Public Relations Group or the division or office responsible for the services.

Please note, the types of third parties we share your personal data with set out above is non-exhaustive and there may be circumstances where we need to share personal information with other third parties in order to operate our Site and to provide our services.  We will notify you of any other circumstances where we would share your information on a case by case basis.

 

OBTAINING YOUR CONSENT

Where our use of your personal data requires your consent, you can provide such consent:

  • at the time that we collect your personal data following the instructions provided; or
  • by informing us by e-mail, post or phone using the contact details set out in this Policy.

Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your personal data, we may use your personal data in a manner consistent with that consent.

 

DATA TRANSFERS OUTSIDE THE EEA

We may transmit personal data outside the EEA to certain categories of third parties (as listed above in HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA) and more specifically to: (1) our headquarters in New York, NY, United States (“US”); (2) our different offices in the US and other locations globally; (3) our affiliated entities in the US or in other locations globally.

In particular when transferring your personal data outside the EEA, we will ensure that, where required by applicable law, at least one of the following safeguards is implemented: (1) we will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission; (2) where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission referred to as the “model clauses” which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or (3) where we have partners or suppliers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US.

 

COMPLIANCE WITH THE PRIVACY SHIELD

Please note that Omnicom Public Relations Group US complies with the Privacy Shield Principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield framework (“Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the U.S Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal data transferred from the European Union to the United States.  Omnicom Public Relations Group US has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles.  If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern.  To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Further Omnicom Public Relations Group US has adopted a separate Global Privacy Policy describing our compliance with Privacy Shield Principles for data transferred from the EU to the US. This Global Privacy Policy can be accessed at: www.omnicomprgroup.com.

 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We are committed to keeping the personal data you provide to us secure and we will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or alteration.

To safeguard against unauthorized access to personal data by third parties outside our organization, all electronic personal data held by us is maintained on systems that are protected by up-to-date secure network architectures that contain firewalls and intrusion detection devices. The data saved in servers is “backed up” (i.e. the data are recorded on separate media) to avoid the consequences of any inadvertent erasure, destruction or loss otherwise. The servers are stored in facilities with high security, access protected from unauthorized personnel, fire detection and response systems. The location of these servers is known to a limited number of our employees.

We have implemented information security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • unauthorized access;
  • improper use or disclosure;
  • unauthorized modification; and
  • unlawful destruction or accidental loss.

All of our employees and data processors (i.e. those who process your personal data on our behalf, for the purposes listed above), who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of the personal data of all users of our services.

Information regarding job applications is encrypted and transmitted in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the URL. Only employees or third parties who need the information to process a specific request are granted access to personally identifiable information.

 

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS

You have the following rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you under certain circumstances:

  • To obtain the confirmation that we process personal data about you, to access and obtain copies of the information, as well as information relating to the processing we carry out.
  • To request your personal data be corrected where appropriate.
    • If personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request that data be amended. However, please be aware that it is every person’s responsibility to provide us with accurate personal data and to inform us of any changes (e.g. new home address or change of name).
  • To request your personal data be deleted, where appropriate.
    • If you demonstrate that the purpose for which the personal data is being processed is no longer legal or appropriate, the data will be deleted, unless we can demonstrate that we are required to retain the personal data by applicable law or otherwise.
    • If we have shared your personal data with others, we will let them know about the deletion where possible. If you ask us, where it is possible and lawful for us to do so, we will also tell you who we have shared your personal information with so that you can contact them directly.
  • To request that we restrict the processing of your personal data in some circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of the personal data, while we investigate your concern.
    • It will not prevent us from storing your personal information.
    • We will tell you before we lift any restriction.
    • If we have shared your personal information with others, we will let them know about the restriction where it is possible for us to do so.
    • If you ask us, where it is possible and lawful for us to do so, we will also tell you who we have shared your personal information with so that you can contact them directly
  • Where processing is based on your consent, to receive your personal data in a commonly used electronic format, or ask that we move your personal data in that format to another provider, where your request relates to the personal data that you gave us directly and where technically possible.
  • To object to your personal data being processed where we are relying on ours or a third party’s legitimate interest to do so or for the purpose of direct marketing.
  • To withdraw your consent at any time when processing relies upon consent.
  • In France, to give us instructions concerning the use of your personal data after your death.

Data subjects may exercise these rights verbally or in writing using our contact information provided in the section below entitled CONTACT DETAILS.  We will endeavour to promptly respond to your requests.  Where you ask us to provide a copy of your personal data we are legally obliged to respond within one month of such request. If your request is denied, we will inform you about the reasons for denial.

Please note that in order for you to assert these rights, we may need to verify your identity to confirm your right to access your personal data.  This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. In order to verify your identity, we may need to gather more personal data from you than we currently have.

 

OPT OUT AND UNWANTED COMMUNICATIONS

 To opt-out of any future promotional or marketing communications or any other commercial communications from us, you should send a request to us at the contact information in the section entitled CONTACT DETAILS.

 

ENFORCEMENT RIGHTS AND MECHANISMS

We will ensure that this Policy is observed and duly implemented. Violations of the applicable data protection legislation in the EEA may lead to penalties and/or claims for damages.

If at any time you believe that your personal data has been processed in violation of this Policy, or if you have any inquiries or complaints about the use or limitation of use of your personal data, you may contact the relevant  individuals in CONTACT DETAILS section:

Please note that if you have a complaint about our privacy practices, you may contact your local EU Data Protection Authority (“DPA”).  We are committed to cooperating with DPAs and to comply with their dispute resolution procedures in cases of complaints.  We are also committed to complying with any regulations or guidelines that DPAs may issue from time to time in accordance with EEA and Member State data protection legislation. We undertake to register and/or keep our registration updated as a data controller and/or processor in all jurisdictions where we maintain entities in the EEA.

We are also subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade.

 

THIRD PARTY LINKS AND SERVICES

This Site contains links to third party websites and services. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Site to another website or you request a service from a third party, this Policy no longer applies to these third-party websites and third-party service providers unless we are acting as joint controllers in respect of your personal data with such third party.

Your browsing and interaction on any other websites, or your dealings with any other third-party service provider, is subject to that website’s or third-party service provider’s own rules and policies. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the privacy practices of any third parties.

This Site may integrate with social networking services. You understand that we do not control such services and are not liable for the manner in which they operate.  While we may provide you with the ability to use such services in connection with our Site, we are doing so merely as an accommodation and, like you, are relying upon those third-party services to operate properly and fairly.

 

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We retain personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this Policy, after which it is deleted from our systems.

Regarding personal data we have processed in connection with the supply of our services to clients, we may retain personal data relevant to our services for up to six years from the date of supply and in compliance with our obligations under the GDPR (or similar legislation around the world). We may then destroy such files without further notice or liability.

Regarding any other personal data we have processed, we typically retain relevant personal data for up to three years from the date of our last interaction with the relevant individual and in compliance with our obligations under the GDPR (or similar legislation around the world) although we may keep it for longer if we have a justifiable reason to do so.

If any personal data is only useful for a short period (e.g. for a specific event or marketing campaign or in relation to recruitment), we will delete it at the end of that period.  Please note that if you are an unsuccessful candidate we may keep your information for a short period.

If you have opted out of receiving marketing communications from us, we will need to retain certain personal data on a suppression list so that we know not to send you further marketing communications in the future.

 

MODIFICATIONS TO THE POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this Policy as needed, for example, to comply with changes in laws, regulations or requirements introduced by DPAs. Changes must be approved by our privacy points of contact, the office of the corporate legal department, or their designees who will seek input as they reasonably deem appropriate from corporate executives for the amended Policy to enter into force. If we make changes to the Policy, this amended Policy will be submitted for renewed approval according to the relevant applicable provisions of the law. We will inform data subjects of any material changes in the Policy. We will post all changes to the Policy on relevant internal and external websites.

Effective with the implementation of this Policy, all existing and applicable EU company privacy guidelines relating to the collection and/or processing of personal data will, where in conflict, be superseded by the terms of this Policy. No other internal policy that conflicts with this Policy shall be applicable with respect to the protection of personal data handled by us in the EU. We encourage you to review this Policy periodically to be informed of how we use your personal data.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For questions or concerns about this Policy, or to ask questions or express concerns about our collection, management and processing of personal data, or to exercise your rights, you may contact us by:

  • sending an e-mail to privacy@omnicomprgroup.com; or
  • sending us a letter using the following address:

Attn: General Counsel

Omnicom Public Relations Group

655 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10065

 

Or if you are in Europe, please write to:

Omnicom PR Group France

50/54 Rue de Silly, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

isabelle.chow@omnicomprgroup.com

 

Omnicom PR Group Italy

Via Privata Leto Pomponio, 3/5, Milano, Italy

paolo.piana@omnicomprgroup.com

 

Omnicom PR Group Netherlands

Prof. W.H. Keesomlaan 4 I 1183 DJ Amsterdam, the Netherlands

justin.warmerdam@omnicomprgroup.com

 

Omnicom PR Group Iberia

C/ Luchana, 23, 4º planta 28010 Madrid Spain

joaquin.funes@omnicomprgroup.com