Privacy Policy

At PhiTools we are committed to protecting your privacy.

You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need additional information about you in order to provide the information or services you are requesting and this Privacy Statement explains data collection and use in those situations.

Please read the complete Privacy Policy.

This Policy was last updated on February the 2nd, 2006.

topCollection of your Personal Information

This applies to all information collected or submitted on the PhiTools website.

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you ("personal information", "personal information data" or "data" as used herein) or allows us to contact you. Personal information collected by PhiTools is often limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a requested service, where an employment opportunity is being processed.

We collect information in several ways, outlined below:

  1. On some pages you can register to receive information on an automated basis. The type of information you can register to receive in this manner included general corporate information about PhiTools. The personal information collected when you register to receive information on an automated basis is your e-mail address. You will have the option of cancelling your registration and removing your e-mail from the database on each occasion that you receive an automated e-mail alert, by clicking on an unsubscribe link on each e-mail alert message.
  2. On some pages you may choose to provide personal information about yourself if you are interested in pursuing an employment opportunity with PhiTools, or if you are interested in providing services to PhiTools. In each case the information requested will be dependent upon the area of interest being pursued.
  3. On some pages you may choose to register to receive access to web casts, periodic updates or information on specific PhiTools services. Generally the personal information collected in such cases is your name, title, company and e-mail address. This information is collected for qualification and aggregate measurement purposes only.
  4. On some pages you can register to receive customized information. This information is generally collected on "Contact Us" forms where you may choose to be contacted by PhiTools. The personal information collected in these cases include your name, title, company, address, contact details and e-mail address.
  5. PhiTools also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include; your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain and monitor quality of the service and to provide general statistics regarding use of PhiTools.

topUse of your Personal Information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

topData Privacy Principles

PhiTools respects the privacy rights and interests of its web site visitors and the following principles will be applied by PhiTools when dealing with personal information data:

Appropriate technical and physical measures will be taken to prevent unauthorised access, accidental loss, destruction or damage to data and any unauthorised organisation, disclosure or processing.

We store the information you provide in a secure electronic database in order to provide you with the information and/or services you request. The information is stored for the lifetime of the database unless you request that it be removed.

topProcessing of Personal Information

This site and the electronic database have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information under our control.

By submitting your personal information you agree that PhiTools may process it for the purposes and in accordance with the principles outlined herein. PhiTools processes personal information data fairly and lawfully for the purposes as outlined herein only. Processing for these purposes includes obtaining, recording, holding, organising, transferring, adapting, amending, recovering, consulting, using, limiting, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, aligning, blocking, destroying and erasing data.

In the case of processing employment opportunities with PhiTools processing of data may include, but is not limited, to:

This list is not exhaustive and may be changed and/or added to from time to time.

topInformation Collection

Subject to local legal requirements, PhiTools may use external services to collect, process and/or validate personal information data. PhiTools requires that any such external service will ensure adequate protection for personal information data and complies with local legal requirements.

PhiTools may collect candidate feedback and opinions periodically (e.g. surveys) for business purposes, such as improving processes, subject to local legal requirements. You may respond to these surveys voluntarily or may elect not to respond and will not suffer reprisals for your decision.

These guidelines will be applicable to personal information provided as response to the surveys.

Disclosure Within

To operate as a global business it may be necessary to process and transfer personal information data within PhiTools businesses. This may involve transferring personal information data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to the USA and elsewhere.
Processing and/or transfer of personal information data and release of such information within PhiTools and/or to third parties outside the European Economic Area is subject to local law and, where required, will be subject to your consent, as well as ensuring adequate security measures.

Disclosure to Third Parties

PhiTools may be obliged to disclose certain personal information data to third parties such as Government Authorities.
It may be necessary to disclose certain personal information data to a supplier or contractor organisation supplying services which require the use and/or creation of personal information data.
It may also be necessary to disclose personal information data so as to protect the legal interests and other rights of PhiTools, subject to local legal requirements.

topData Security

PhiTools has in place security to protect manual and electronic processing of personal information data and prevent its misuse, subject to local legal requirements. PhiTools also ensures adequate security is observed by third parties and affiliates processing personal information data on behalf of PhiTools, subject to local legal requirements.

Sensitive Personal Data

PhiTools ensures special protection for Sensitive Personal Data. This is defined by PhiTools as:

PhiTools may process this type of data for the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring, or if it is prescribed by law, or it is needed for the protection of life, health or freedom, or if it is required for the performance of your employment contract, subject to appropriate security safeguards and local legal requirements.

If required by local law, your explicit consent may be obtained to the processing of sensitive personal data.


Except as described herein, we will not otherwise use or disclose any of your personal information, except to the extent reasonably necessary:

  1. to correct technical errors and to technically process your personal information;
  2. to protect the security and integrity of PhiTools;
  3. to protect any PhiTools property or rights or obligations and/or the property, rights or obligations of third parties where PhiTools may have an obligation or liability in respect of these;
  4. to take precautions against potential liability on the part of PhiTools;
  5. to any extent required by law, applicable regulation or judicial process;
  6. to any extent permitted under any other applicable legal or regulatory provisions to provide information to law enforcement agencies or to provide information in respect of a matter related to public safety.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data (alphanumeric identifiers), which can be stored on the hard drive of your computer through your Web browser (if you accept cookies). PhiTools uses cookies to assist in the collection of site usage statistics as described herein, and to allow site visitors to personalize their experience by accessing information relevant to their area of interest. Usage of a cookie is not linked to any personal information while on PhiTools.

We receive IP addresses in the normal course of the operation of PhiTools . An IP address is a number assigned to you by your Internet service provider so you may access the Internet. Although we do receive IP addresses, we do not use them to identify you personally or disclose them to others.

topYour Access To Personal information Data

You have the right to see personal information that PhiTools holds about you (subject to certain legal limitations). To do this you should refer to "Contact Information" below.

PhiTools will confirm your rights of access to such personal information data. This may include the origin of such data, the purposes for which it has been collected, processed and transferred and the recipients of such data. PhiTools will allow you to view your personal information data within a reasonable period, within relevant legal time limits and subject to local legal requirements.

You are encouraged to ensure that personal information data is kept up to date and amend any such data, which is inaccurate or out of date (e.g. name and address). If you disagree with the accuracy or completeness of any personal information data, please notify PhiTools in accordance with "Contact Information"; below PhiTools will endeavour to resolve any issues concerning your personal information data in accordance with relevant procedures.

topProtection of Children's Personal Information

PhiTools is a general audience site and no part of the site is structured to attract children. It is PhiTools's view that the nature of the subject matter is unlikely to be of general interest to children but notwithstanding this, PhiTools does not knowingly collect any personal information from children

topNotification of Changes

As PhiTools evolve and as privacy laws and regulations change, it may be necessary to revise or update our Privacy Policy. When we do we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the Privacy Policy.

topContact Information

Should you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, please contact us at +33(0) 367 101 935 or send an e-mail to

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