We at Empower are committed to protecting your privacy. Empower has adopted data protection policies with respect to your privacy and security. This privacy and security policy statement concerns how Empower collects and uses your personal information in the framework of EWTS.
If you have questions or comments about this statement or how we treat personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send mail to:
Nedre Vollgate 3 c/o The Factory
Empower is a Norwegian firm that aims to address the global plastic waste problem with blockchain as an alternative solution to the traditional recycling system. Empower promotes putting a value on plastic, creating hence incentives for people to actively recycle plastic waste.
EWTS is a digital platform for all the plastic supply chain stakeholders which shows the data of plastic waste throughout the plastic value chain. Built to optimise transparency and traceability of the waste management sector, EWTS enables any player or brand to set up a tailor-made supply chain with sustainable plastic suppliers and to show a verified journey their products.
Empower’s Chief Technical Officer Gjermund Bjaanes has the formal responsibility for the processing of your personal information.
We will use information about you for any of the following purposes:
In order to use the EWTS website and app, you are required to provide your email address, which may contain your first and last name, in order to proceed.
We process both personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information about you. Personally identifiable information is information that identifies you as an individual. Non-personally identifiable information is information and any other details that do not reveal your personal identity.
Empower does not gather information about your age and does not purposely process information about children under 15 years of age.
The legal basis for the processing of personal information is the consent that you have voluntarily given us when registering to use EWTS.
It is voluntary for those using EWTS to provide personal information in order to register to become a registered member for full access to the EWTS website and app. Unless otherwise specified, your consent or agreement to such processing is considered given when you provide the information.
You can withdraw and manage your consent at any time by contacting us. See contact information in the introduction to this declaration.
To ensure that the processing of information is carried out in a safe manner, only specifically authorized persons at Empower will have access to the information you provide us. The number of employees with such approval is limited. Access to information is secured by access mechanisms.
We will not disclose, sell, distribute, rent, license, share or pass details or personal information to any third parties other than those who deliver and are contracted to deliver services to us, unless we have your express consent to do so.
Empower does not have any external data processors.
Empower’s servers are currently located in Norway. If you are not located in Norway, we reserve the right to transmit information from the location where you have registered your e-mail address to our servers in Norway.
If information is transferred within the EU/EEA, we will ensure that the EU directives on personal data in computing and country-specific data protection laws are followed. If we pass personal information to third parties located outside the EEA, we will ensure that the transfer is in accordance with EU Directive on personal data. If information is transmitted to the United States, we will preferably use Safe Harbor-certified companies.
We have established rules and procedures for the protection of personal data and privacy.
When we treat “non personally identifiable information” combined with “personally identifiable information” (for example your name combined with geographical location) the collected information is treated as personally identifiable information.
We shall use all reasonable precautions to ensure that our employees who have access to information about you have adequate information to ensure that they treat such information in accordance with this statement and our obligations under privacy legislation.
You have the right to know how your personal information is processed by an enterprise, under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), article 13. Empower has given this information in this statement.
You are entitled to access your own information. If personal information is inaccurate, incomplete or inaccessible, you can ask Empower to correct the information. See contact information in the introduction to this declaration.
We do not process and store information about you for longer than necessary for the intended purpose, or as required under existing agreements, and not beyond legal limits. We delete personal information when a user gives notice that he/she no longer wishes to use the service. For example, your email address used to send out updates from us is deleted when you unsubscribe. The same is done when we are notified of inactive email addresses.
Empower may use the information that we collect about you when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities that may harm you, us or others. We may also disclose your information when we believe it is required by law.
This privacy statement applies to all users of our EWTS website and app. We require that users agree to comply with the declaration as part of our relationship.
Empower operates from Norway and is subject to Norwegian law. This declaration also meets the minimum requirements imposed by GDPR. You agree that any disputes will be handled by the court in Oslo, in accordance with the laws of Norway, unless otherwise dictated by mandatory local law.
Empower reserves the right to change or update the privacy statement. All changes are valid from the time of being posted, and will include information gathered from that date, as well as existing information held by Empower. You can find out when these guidelines were last revised by referring to the date given by “last updated” on this page.