Updated on 22/09/2022
This Data Protection Statement applies to the following companies in the Atlantia Group:
References to “we”, “us” and “Atlantia” shall apply to the company in the group that is processing your Personal Data.
References to “you” or “Volunteers” shall apply to the individuals who may be volunteering to take part in clinical trials. In general this statement applies to Volunteers that are being recruited by Atlantia and the activities relevant to marketing and screening of Volunteers before being assigned to a particular trial.
We are a world-class provider of human clinical studies. We are a full-service, Contract Research Organisation (CRO). We deliver human clinical studies in the following areas; functional foods and beverages, ingredients, supplements, prebiotics, probiotics and microbiome-based therapeutics and cosmeceuticals.
Atlantia has its headquarters in Ireland which means that we must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) when processing the personal data of Volunteers for clinical trials. This means we must provide information to you about how we process Personal Data and set out the basis on which any Personal Data we collect from You, or that You provide to us, will be used by us where we are controllers of that Personal Data for the purposes of the GDPR.
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer. If you have any questions about this Data Protection Statement or the way in which your Personal Data is being used by us, please contact:
Data Protection Officer
Address: Floor 1, Heron House, Blackpool, Cork, T23 R50R, Ireland,
Telephone: +353 (0)21 430 7442
Our website is: www.atlantiaclinicaltrials.com
This Data Protection Statement applies specifically to the processing of Personal Data of Volunteers for clinical trials. The definition of Personal Data is as follows:
“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
This Data Protection Statement describes our approach to data protection and sets out the basis on which any Personal Data we collect from You, or that you provide to us, will be used by us. Please read this Data Protection Statement carefully to understand our views and practices regarding the Personal Data we collect and how we will treat it.
As a Clinical Research Organisation, we undertake research studies for and on behalf of Sponsors. This statement applies to Volunteers that are being recruited by Atlantia and the activities relevant to marketing and screening of Volunteers before being assigned to a particular trial/study.
This Data Protection Statement provides specific information relating to the Volunteers who have registered an interest in participating in trials. If you are not a Volunteer, you will find further information about the processing of Personal Data for other individuals in the following Data Protection statements;
We generally collect Volunteer’s Personal Data when they volunteer to participate in clinical trials. We will only ever source Personal Data that is necessary and in a way that would be generally expected.
We receive Personal Data about Volunteers from a variety of sources, as follows:
We process the following categories of Personal Data about Contacts. For each category we have included an example of the type of Personal Data that may be part of that category:
may include: name, address, email address, phone number, online communication id (e.g MS Teams); social media profile
may include: details of phone calls, email correspondence and hardcopy correspondence, notes of meeting and communications
may include: contact data and any preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences
may include: contact data, payment related information, bank account details, financial data, PPSN and financial data received as part of the services we provide
may include Personal Data provided on any forms on our website and, to the extent that it includes Personal Data, information on the type of device you’re using, its IP address, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use.
We process all Personal Data lawfully and in accordance with the requirements of the law. The GDPR sets out the legal grounds for processing Personal Data.
When Atlantia processes Personal Data of Contacts it is generally on one of the following legal basis:
We will process Personal Data where necessary to perform our obligations relating to or in accordance with any contract that we may have with you or to take steps at your request prior to entering into that contract (e.g. our Clinical Trial Agreement);
For certain processing activities we may rely on your consent.
Where we are unable to collect consent for a particular processing activity, we will only process the Personal Data if we have another lawful basis for doing so.
You can withdraw consent provided by you at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At times we will need to process your Personal Data to pursue our legitimate business interests, for example for administrative purposes, to collect debts owing to us, to provide information to you, to expand our business opportunities, to operate, evaluate, maintain, develop and improve our websites and services or to maintain their security and protect intellectual property rights.
We will not process your Personal Data on a legitimate interest basis where the impact of the processing on your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms outweigh our legitimate interests.
You may object to any processing we undertake on this basis. If you do not want us to process your Personal Data on the basis of our legitimate interests, contact us at email@example.com and we will review our processing activities.
If we have a legal obligation to process Personal Data, such as the payment of taxes, we will process Personal Data on this legal ground.
We use your Personal Data to provide you with our services and to assist us in the operation of our business. Under data protection law, we must ensure that the purpose of processing is clear. We have set out below the general purpose of processing, the categories of Personal Data processed and the related lawful basis for processing.
Personal Data is shared in certain circumstances as follows:
We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that all Personal Data is treated securely in accordance with this Data Protection Statement and the relevant law, including the GDPR.
In particular, we have put in place appropriate technical and organisational procedures to safeguard and secure the Personal Data we process.
We monitor for and do everything we can to prevent security breaches of the Personal Data that we process.
Once we have received your Personal Data, we will use strict procedures and security features for the purpose of preventing unauthorised access and ensuring that only those who need to have access to your Personal Data can access it.
We also use secure connections to protect Personal Data during its transmission.
If you think that there has been any loss or unauthorised access to Personal Data of any individual, please let us know immediately.
To provide our products and services we may need to transfer Personal Data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). We ensure that any transfer of Personal Data outside the EEA is undertaken using legally compliant transfer mechanisms and in accordance with the GDPR.
If we transfer Personal Data outside of the EEA, we generally rely on the Standard Contractual Clauses under Article 46.2 of the GDPR adopted by the EU Commission. We may also rely on some of the other legally compliant transfer mechanisms provided under the GDPR.
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Websites that you access via a link on the Atlantia website are outside our control and are not covered by this Data Protection Statement. If you access other websites using the links provided, the operators of these websites may collect Personal Data from you, which will be used by them in accordance with their own Data Protection Statements, which may differ from ours. Please check the Data Protection Statements on those websites before you submit any Personal Data to them.
In some circumstances it is not possible for us to specify in advance the period for which we will retain your Personal Data. In such cases we will determine the appropriate retention period based on balancing your rights against our legitimate business interests. We may also retain certain Personal Data beyond the periods specified herein in some circumstances such as where required for the purposes of legal claims.
Further information about our retention practices are set out below:
For duration of the recruitment campaign + 4 weeks or earlier if you withdraw consent.
12 months in the case where no meaningful engagement or earlier if you withdraw consent.
12 months in the case where no meaningful engagement or earlier if you unsubscribe.
See Cookie Notice
In line with statutory requirements
You have various rights relating to how your Personal Data is used.
Right of access to the Personal Data we hold about you
You have the right to ask for all the Personal Data we have about you. When we receive a request from you in writing, we must give you access to everything we have recorded about you as well as details of the processing, the categories of Personal Data concerned and the recipients of the Personal Data.
We will provide the first copy of your Personal Data free of charge, but we may charge you a reasonable fee for any additional copies.
We cannot give you access to a copy of your Personal Data in some limited cases including where this might adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
Right of rectification of Personal Data
You should let us know if there is something inaccurate in your Personal Data.
We may not always be able to change or remove that Personal Data, but we will correct factual inaccuracies and may include your comments in the record to show that you disagree with it.
Right of erasure of Personal Data (right to be forgotten)
In some circumstances you can ask for your Personal Data to be deleted, for example, where:
Where your Personal Data has been shared with others, we will do what we can to make sure those using your Personal Data comply with your request for erasure.
Please note that we cannot delete your Personal Data where:
Right to restrict what we use your Personal Data for
You have the right to ask us to restrict what we use your Personal Data for where:
When Personal Data is restricted, it cannot be used other than to securely store the Personal Data and with your consent to handle legal claims and protect others, or where it’s for important public interests.
Right to have your Personal Data moved to another provider (data portability)
You have the right to ask for your Personal Data to be given back to you or another service provider of your choice in a commonly used format. This is called data portability.
This right only applies if we are using your Personal Data with consent and if decisions were made by a computer and not a human being. It does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
Right to object
You have the right to object to processing of your Personal Data which is based on public interest or legitimate interest processing. We will no longer process the Personal Data unless we can demonstrate a compelling ground for the processing.
Right not to be subject to automated decision-making
You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing. This right shall not apply where the processing is necessary for a contract with you, or the processing is undertaken with your explicit consent, or the processing is authorised by law.
You can make a complaint
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the local supervisory authority for data protection in the EU member state where you usually reside, where you work or where you think an infringement of data protection law took place.
We will post any changes on the Website and when doing so will change the effective date at the top of this Data Protection Statement. Please make sure to check the date when you use our services to see if there have been any changes since you last used those services.
In some cases, we may provide you with additional notice of changes to this Data Protection Statement, such as via email. We will always provide you with any notice in advance of the changes taking effect where we consider the changes to be material.
Thank you for reading our Volunteer Data Protection Statement. Please contact us if you have any questions.
If we are unable to resolve your concerns, you have the right to contact the supervisory authority in the country where you live or work, or where you consider that the data protection rules have been breached
Online Form: https://forms.dataprotection.ie/contact
Address: 21 Fitzwilliam Square South, Dublin 2, D02 RD28, Ireland
Tel: +353 578 684 800 or +353 761 104 800