Privacy Statement for Consents form filled by FSC promotional license holders

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Thank you for using the Form in order to provide FSC with correct communication channel contact person (hereinafter “Form”). We at FSC Global Development GmbH (“FSC GD”, “we”, “us”) respect your privacy and want you to understand how we collect, use, and share personal data about you in compliance with applicable data protection laws in relation to the use of the Form.

This Privacy Statement covers our data collection practices and describes your rights to access, correct, or restrict our use of your personal data. Except where we provide you a link to a different privacy statement or reference to other privacy documentation, this Privacy Statement applies when you fill out the Form. By filling-out the Form, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Statement.

Table of Contents

1. Description
2. What Personal Data We Collect
3. How We Collect Your Personal Data
4. How We Use Your Personal Data
5. Who We Share Your Personal Data With
6. How Long We Keep Your Personal Data
7. Security
8. Your Rights
9. How To Contact Us
10. Changes in our Privacy Statement


The Form is used to enable FSC promotional license holders to identify the correct communication channel for point of contact for FSC Public Search, main Contact for FSC Promotional License, designated staff for Marketing & Communications and for Notifications & Legal Notices (hereinafter “Purpose”).

The duties of hosting, maintenance and data processing are conducted by FSC (FSC International IT Services of FSC Global Development GmbH). The information is maintained on servers located in Europe.

FSC GD is the ´controller´ of the personal data you provide under the Purpose of this Privacy Statement and Microsoft acts in a function of a ‘processor’ in performing the Purpose of this Privacy Statement.

What Personal Data We Collect

In order to fulfill the Purpose of this Privacy Statement, we may need to collect or store some personal data. The personal data we process can include the following:

  • Full name (title, first name, middle name, last name)
  • Company name
  • Contact person (e.g., name, position, mobile number)
  • Contact details (e.g., address)
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail
  • E-mail exchange
  • Certification details

We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need to provide and oversee this Service to you.

How We Collect Your Personal Data

We process personal data provided to us directly by you or through the Form or follow-up communication. By filling out the form to provide us your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit. a GDPR to process your personal data for the Purpose indicated in this privacy statement.

If the personal data you provided needs to be corrected, please, indicate the changes by sending the email to

How We Use Your Personal Data

We are not using your personal data for anything else beyond the Purpose or the processing described in this Privacy Statement. Our technical staff will use the log files for purposes of trouble shooting, and for providing help to end users.

We are processing your personal data based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) except when FSC GD interests are overridden by your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms. In case FSC cannot process the data based on legitimate interest, FSC GD will collect your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) before processing your data or will process the data only if it is necessary for compliance with legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR).

Who We Share Your Personal Data With

All personal data we process for the Purpose of this Privacy Statement is processed by staff of FSC GD, FSC Group, and relevant national and regional FSC Network Partners for the purposes of described above.

If the personal data that we collect from you needs to be transferred to, and processed by a processor based outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will take steps, such as including contractual clauses into our contracts with such processors or controllers, that would ensure that your personal data is safe and treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Other than that, we do not share the personal data with other third parties, unless described in this Privacy Statement or is required to do so by law.

How Long We Keep Your Personal Data

We will keep your personal data only for as long as it is necessary for the processing. However, in certain situations, FSC is obliged to keep the records for six (6) years if those records are business related and for ten (10) years if tax related. If the data is related to the certification information, in line with the FSC normative framework we will keep it for ten (10) years beyond the termination of your relationship with FSC.


We are committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal data. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the personal data we collect online.

Your Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. You are entitled to the following:

  • The right to access enables you to receive information on whether we process your personal data as well as a copy of the personal data we process about you.
  • The right to rectification enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate personal data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new personal data you provide to us.
  • The right to erasure enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is not a good reason or legitimate interest for us to continue to process it.
  • The right to restrict processing enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data under specific circumstances.
  • The right to data portability enables you to request that we provide you or a third party of your choosing with the personal data which you have provided to us (in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format).
  • The right to object enables you to object to our processing of your personal data where we rely on our legitimate interest as legal basis. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your personal data which override your rights and freedoms.
  • The right to make a complaint to the competent data protection authority. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns so if you have any questions or concerns regarding our processing of your personal data please contact us at

If you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us at or our Data Protection Officer at the contact details set out below.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this Privacy Statement, the personal data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us:
Email us at:

Postal Address and further company details:
FSC Global Development GmbH,
Adenauerallee 134, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0) 228 36766 0
Fax: 0049 (0) 228 36766 30
Managing Director: Kim Bering Becker Carstensen
Commercial register: Bonn HRB 15990
VAT-Ident-No: DE258067376

If you have a complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer to address your complaint:
Scheja & Partner Rechtsanwälte
Mr. Boris Reibach
Adenauerallee 136, 53113 Bonn
Tel.: +49 (0) 228-227 226-0
Fax: +49 (0) 228-227 226-26
Contact form:

Changes to our Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to unilaterally change this Privacy Statement from time to time to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our Services in the Privacy Statement, for example, when introducing new services.

Please regularly check this Privacy Statement for possible updates.

This Privacy Statement was last updated on 2022 November 23.

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