April 20, 2018

Privacy Notice


If you are a visitor to the Ascend Consulting website (http://ascendconsulting.eu ) this privacy notice applies to you.

Kindly note that this notice applies only to this website and events organised by Ascend Consulting. Any  services purchased from Ascend Consulting are governed by different agreements drawn up at point of sale.


Who are we?

Ascend Consulting is a boutique consultancy specialised in innovation management, entrepreneurship facilitation, business planning and development, and access to funding and finance in support of all these. We provide advice, guidance and assistance all along the business and project life-cycle process, from strategic and operational reviews, feasibility and viability assessment, to strategy, policy and action planning, and then to project management, implementation support, review and evaluation.

We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes Ascends Consulting’s policies and practices, in relation to this website and events that may be organised from time to time, regarding its collection and use of your personal data, and sets forth your privacy rights.

We recognize that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.

We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive information from children.


How we collect and use (process) your personal information

Information you give us: such as your name, e-mail or contact details are only collected actively should you fill in the Contact us form and shall be used only to reply to or provide you with the requested service. Unless you actively indicate that you want to receive promotional material from ascend consulting by checking the check box provided, your contact information will never be included in our marketing lists.

Information we collect unknowingly: such and photos and video footage recorded at events organised by Ascend Consulting. These materials are used to record the event and to promote future events either on printed or online material. By attending the event, you consent to the processing of such data about you by Ascend Consulting in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Information we collect automatically: As most other websites, Ascend Consulting website collects certain information automatically  through the use of Google Analytics. The information may include: internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of the website.

All information is anonymized prior to storage and hence no personal data is stored through cookies on the Ascend Consulting website. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users’ needs and help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website, analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

The Ascend Consulting website uses interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or share information from the Ascend Consulting website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your site visit to your personal data.

Links to other websites

We work with responsible third parties. Their business policies may include different privacy policies and practices than we have. Please be aware that when you click through to third-party websites, our privacy policies no longer apply and that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage you to review the policies of each site you use.


Security of your information

To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this Site, we maintain physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees or partners who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you, who are bound by a confidentiality and a non-disclosure agreement.


Data storage, retention & your rights

Your personal data is stored by Ascend Consulting on the servers of the cloud-based providers Ascend Consulting engages. Whenever Personal data is involved Ascend Consulting always selects processors within the EU or in countries who have received an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

For more information on where and how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure and portability, please contact Ascend Consulting on anamaria@ascendconsulting.eu


Changes and updates to the Privacy Notice

By using this Site or attending any events organised by Ascend Consulting, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this Site. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Notice, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Notice at this Site or attend the events.


You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy will be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of Malta. The parties agree that any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or its subject-matter, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Malta Arbitration Centre in accordance with the Arbitration Act (Cap. 387 of the Laws of Malta) and the arbitration rules of the Malta Arbitration Centre in force at the time of the dispute.