Online Privacy Statement

Online Privacy Statement – Singapore

Your privacy is important to the IAS Group. This statement is intended to inform you in a clear and concise manner about our privacy practises while you are visiting or using our website, allowing you to make an informed choice about how IAS will use your personal information.

Before utilising any additional services or applications available through our website, please read the corresponding privacy conditions. IAS may occasionally amend this statement by posting a new version online. The last change to the existing statement was made in August 2022.

When IAS is referred to in this statement, it refers to IAS as the controller of your data as well as any other legal entity that may function as a controller or processor of your data within the IAS Group.

What information do we collect?

IAS group only gathers the personal information you voluntarily give us. This includes each time you enquire about our services, sign up for our services, email alerts, and/or newsletters, submit an enquiry through one of our contact forms, conduct a transaction on our website, or place an order. The kinds of personal information we may gather include:

When you visit our website, IAS also automatically collects personal information from you. This might comprise:

How do we use your information?

Before collecting any personal data, we will advise you of any additional purposes.

Who do we share your information with?

IAS only shares and transfers your personal data in the ways that are mentioned here and in compliance with all national and international privacy laws. For our own business needs, we might sporadically share non-personal, anonymous, and statistical data with third parties.

The parties with which we may share personal information and why are as follows:

When necessary to fulfil the purposes for which you have provided your personal data, including if necessary for the provision of services, account administration, sales, marketing, and support, IAS may disclose your information to other IAS Group companies and those in which IAS owns more than 50%. We take steps to ensure that IAS Affiliates abide by this privacy statement, local laws that may be in effect, and our worldwide data protection policy when handling personal data.

Occasionally to independent contractors and service providers who carry out specific tasks for IAS, including collecting and delivering samples, completing inspection orders, sending email, eliminating redundant data from client lists, analysing data, processing credit card payments, providing direct marketing services, and cloud hosting services. These parties are only permitted access to the information that is required for them to carry out their duties and are not allowed to use it for any other reason than to provide services for us.

For any reason if, in IAS’s sole discretion, IAS believes it is reasonable to do so, including to satisfy any laws, regulations, or governmental or legal requests for such information; in the case of a merger, sale, restructure, acquisition, joint venture, or assignment to disclose information that is required to locate, speak with, or take legal action against someone who may be infringing on our Business Principles values or other terms and conditions; or to otherwise protect IAS’s interests.

How long do we keep your data?

We will not retain your personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws. The time period of storing information depends on the nature of the data and the purposes for which it was collected. The following guidelines are used to determine how long information is kept:

How do we protect your data?

To prevent unauthorised access, loss, or destruction of your personal data, IAS adheres to strong security standards when storing and disclosing the information you have provided. These may consist of:

What are your rights with respect to your data?

You have the right to:

Please note that some of these rights may not apply in certain circumstances, for example where we are required by law to hold or use your personal data.

If you have any further questions regarding our privacy practices or security measures, please contact us at enquiry@iascertification.com.