Privacy Policy

www.lateral-inc.com Privacy Policy was updated on July 5th, 2018

Your privacy is important to us so we’ve developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your personal information when you use our website. In collecting this information we act as a personal data operator so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices, and contact us if you have any questions.

Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact a single person or that may be linked to an identified or identifiable individual (subject person).

Our data protection policy and practice are focusing on the proper processing, exchange, and storage of personal information and at the same time ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability based on the following data protection principles:
- The processing of personal data will be done in a legal, fair and transparent manner;
- The collection of personal data will be done only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes, and the data will not be further processed in a manner incompatible with those purposes;
- The collection of personal data will be appropriate, relevant and limited to the information necessary for the purpose of the processing;
- Personal data will be real and, where necessary, updated;
- All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that incorrect data is erased or corrected without any delay;
- Personal data will be kept in a form that permits identification of the data subject and for a period no longer than the one in which personal data is processed;
- All personal data will be kept confidential and stored in a manner that provides the necessary security;
- Personal data will not be shared with third parties unless it is required for the purpose of providing services;
- Individuals concerned have the right to request access to their personal data, to request the rectification and erasure of their personal data, to oppose or restrict data processing as well as data portability.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Here are some examples of the types of personal information Lateral may collect and how we may use it:

When you use our website

When using our site to search for our products and services or to simply view the information we provide, a number of cookies are used by us (Strictly Necessary Cookies and Performance Cookies) to allow the site to function and to provide you with the best experience in using our site.

Because cookies are used throughout our website, disabling them may prevent you from using certain parts of the site or some features may be limited.

Cookies are small files or parts of a file saved on the computer/mobile terminal of an internet user, made up of letters and numbers, and stored by the browser used for a better browsing experience on the internet. These files allow websites to retain and keep useful information about user preferences and may contain personal information such as a history of visited pages, user ID, custom preferences. Cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until they are deleted or until they reach the expiration date.

We use two categories on our website: Strictly Necessary Cookies and Performance Cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies, essential to enable you to browse around our websites and use its features. We use CloudFlare (serves website resources) as First Party Cookies to identify individual users behind a shared IP address and apply user-defined security settings. It does not match any user ID and does not store any personal identification information. This cookie is strictly required for Cloudflare security features and cannot be turned off. CloudFlare generates as well its own cookies on specific pages.

Performance Cookies collect information about how you use our website. This data may be used to help optimize our website and make it easier for you to navigate. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use Google Analytics, http://www.google.com/analytics/ to analyze the use of pages, interaction with visitors' pages and browsing options on the site, anonymizing the analyzed features.

For those cookies that are useful but not strictly necessary, we will always ask for your consent before placing them.

You can disable cookies for Safari web browser if you go to Preferences and then to the Privacy pane and choose to block cookies. For Google Chrome, go to Configure in Chrome menu and choose the settings you want by pressing "OK". For other browsers, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies.

For more information, please visit our Cookies Policy section.

When you submit a request or message through our site

When you submit a request or message through our site, we ask for your name and e-mail address or telephone/fax.

We use this information to respond to your request. We can send you an email several times after you make a request, to make sure we have answered your question and to improve our users’ experience.

Your request is stored and processed for a maximum of 3 years for safety reasons, after which it will be deleted along with your name and e-mail address or telephone/fax, as described below. Personal data collected is not disclosed to others.

Automated Decision-Making

We do not use the information you provide through the contact form to make automated decisions that may affect you.

Integrity and Retention of Personal Information

Lateral makes it easy for you to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date. We will retain your personal information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. When assessing these periods we carefully examine our need to collect personal information at all and if we establish a relevant need we only retain it for the shortest possible period to realize the purpose of collection unless a longer retention period is required by law.

We keep emails coming from requests for three years, after which they are safely archived and kept for five years when we delete them. No Customer Relationship Management (CRM) records are made through the site, we only use our internal software for managing job applications.

Access to Personal Information

You can ask us what information we have about you and ask us as well to correct it if it`s not accurate. If we have asked for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw this consent at any time.

If we process your personal data to fulfill a contract or consent, you may ask us to provide you with a copy of the information in a readable format so that you can transfer it to another person. If we process your personal data on the basis of consent or legitimate interest, you may request the deletion of your data ( if Lateral is not required to retain it by law or for legitimate business purposes.) You have the right to ask us not to use your information for a while if you consider we are not doing so legally.

All of the rights stated above may be concluded as follows: the right of access to personal data, the right to rectification or erasure, the right to the restriction of processing or the right to object to processing, and the right to data portability. Data portability implies your ability to ask us to transfer all data we hold to another person expressly indicated by you.

If you want to send us a request regarding your personal data by email, postal mail or phone, use the contact information provided in the Privacy Questions section. We will respond to your requests within 30 days.

We may decline to process requests that are frivolous/vexatious, jeopardize the privacy of others, are extremely impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by law. We may also decline aspects of deletion or access requests if we believe doing so would undermine our legitimate use of data for anti-fraud and security purposes as described earlier.

If you have a complaint about the use of your information, we would prefer you to contact us for first, so that we can amicably settle the request. However, you can also contact the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing through their website at http://www.dataprotection.ro/ or write to B-dul G-ral. Gheorghe Magheru 28-30, Sector 1, postal code 010336, Bucharest, Romania.

Transferring personal data to a third country

We do not intend to transfer personal data to a third (non-EU) country or to an international organization. If this happens, you will be notified to that effect in order to give your consent or to provide you with appropriate safeguards that provide the same protection for the processing of your personal data.

Disclosure of Personal Data

Personal data will not be disclosed to third parties except when disclosure is required to provide our services. We occasionally sign contracts with other companies and business partners working on our behalf, such as technology companies for processing and delivering systems and technologies that develop our products and services, and in these cases, we will disclose only the personal data needed to deliver their services. We will not disclose personal data to third parties in order to allow them to market their products and services to our users or customers. If you do not want us to disclose personal data to these companies, you are kindly requested to contact us at [email protected].

In some cases, we may have to disclose personal data in response to requests from supervisors to meet legal requirements. We will also disclose personal information if required by law, for example, to comply with a summons or other legal process, when we appreciate that data disclosure is required to protect our rights, our customers'/users` safety or the safety of others, the investigation fraud or in response to a request from public authorities. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Security of Processing the Personal Data Collected

We will process the data safely, apply and maintain appropriate technical measures to protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or loss, unauthorized alteration, disclosure or unauthorized access, especially when processing involves the transmission of data over a network as well as against any other form of illegal processing. Questions about personal data security can be sent to [email protected].

Possible marketing emails can only be sent with your express consent. This specific form of consent must be given freely, specifically and precisely informed. These requests are met only when you opted to receive marketing emails (you have actively approved).

You will always have the right to object, on request and at no cost, to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes without having to provide concrete justification.

Our Company Wide Commitment to Your Privacy

To make sure your personal information is secure, we communicate our privacy and security guidelines to all Lateral employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within the company.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about Lateral’s Privacy Policy or data processing, or if you would like to make a complaint about a possible breach of local privacy laws, please contact us at [email protected] or using the contact data below:

LATERAL SRL, Unique Registration Code (VAT code) 23067611
Trade Register number J26/46/2008
Headquarters: Târgu-Mureş, str. Frunzei nr. 4A, Mures County
Tel (0365) 430 335

We regularly review and, if necessary, periodically update this privacy policy when the changes occur. When we change the policy we will post the updated one on our website.

If we want to use your personal information in a way that we have not previously identified, we will contact you to provide you with information about it and, if necessary, to request your consent.

Our data protection policy and practices focus on the proper processing, exchange, and storage of personal information while ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Our website complies with the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).