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GDPR – Subject Access Request Questions

Why their data is being processed;

Cognism helps businesses to grow by finding relevant business contacts for their good or services. Cognism collects public data and consented data to build business contacts strictly for B2B outreach.

The categories of personal data concerned;

Business profile information and potentially an e-mail address tied to that business information.

To whom the data has been disclosed, especially if that data has been shared with someone in another country or to an international organisation;

We will look at all our historical campaigns to see if your data has been downloaded by any organisation from our platform. Please submit a subject access request for this.

Where possible, for how long the data will be stored or, if the precise period is not known, how the period can be calculated;

It will be stored as long as the public source of the information exists or if obtained by consent that the consent is not removed.

That they have the right to request rectification or erasure of their personal data or request that the processing be restricted or stopped;

Yes we have a full opt-out process here: 

That they have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (in the UK this would be the ICO);

Yes you can complain to the ICO- please see our full Privacy Policy: 

The source of the data where the they have not supplied it;

Public information or purchased via a third party where consent was given.

Whether their data is used in any automated decision-making (including profiling) process and if so the logic involved, significance and envisaged consequences to them of that processing.

A taxonomy is created to map profiles to relevant business functions i.e. marketing, sales, finance. This helps our users to find relevant business contacts to outreach to more quickly.