Effective Date: May 25, 2018.
NW Advisors understands that your privacy is important to you and is committed to safeguarding the confidentiality and privacy of personal information entrusted to it.
This policy applies to personal information which is collected and/or used by NW Advisors in its capacity as a controller as that term is defined in the EU data protection laws. The contexts in which this might occur are explored under "When do we collect personal information" below.
When we provide Services to clients, we sometimes handle personal information as a processor. This means that we process the information solely on the instructions of our clients, who retain control of the information. Therefore, if our use of your personal information is not covered by this policy, you may need to contact the client (and controller) on whose behalf the processing of your information is carried out.
NW Advisors collects
personal information from and on behalf of its clients (e.g. about their
employees and customers) to provide business advisory services to those
clients. It also processes client personal information to manage its
relationship with those clients. Further, NW Advisors also collects some
personal information from visitors to this website, recruitment applicants, and
attendees at NW Advisors events.
NW Advisors uses personal information to deliver its Services to clients. For its own purposes, it also uses personal information to analyse and improve how it delivers those services, to contact representatives of its clients or prospective clients and to market to them, and to administer recruitment and events.
If NW Advisors uses your personal information, you may have certain important rights which you can exercise. The rights you will be able to exercise will depend on how and why NW Advisors uses your information.
The primary point of contact at NW Advisors for questions regarding your personal information is email@example.com.
The NW Advisors entity responsible for your personal information will be the entity that originally collected information from or about you. If you have a direct interaction with NW Advisors (for example, you attend an NW Advisors hosted event), the identity of your controller may be disclosed to you in connection with that interaction. If we process your personal information in the course of providing our Services to clients, your controller will be the NW Advisors entity providing the Services (assuming those Services are provided as a controller, see above for an explanation). Please note that the contact details for all NW Advisors entities in respect of data protection or privacy issues are the same, and are as set out below.
We collect information about you if:
The following is a summary of the types of personal information we collect, and the purposes for which that information is used.
NW Advisors's Former,
Current and Prospective Clients
If you submit an enquiry to NW Advisors about our Services (either over the website, or by emailing, telephoning or meeting with one of our colleagues), then we will process information such as your name, job title and contact information in order to respond to your enquiry.
If you attend an NW Advisors event or webinar, or if you associate with an NW Advisors colleague at, for example, an industry event, then NW Advisors may collect basic personal information, such as contact details, which you voluntarily provide (for example, by filling in a form or handing over a business card) in order to facilitate your participation in the event, and for the management of our relationship with you as an actual or prospective client.
If you or the organisation you are associated with becomes an NW Advisors client, then we may process your personal information in order to:
Taking account of applicable marketing laws, we also process personal information about our clients (former, current and prospective) in order to:
Performing Services for Our Clients
As discussed above, many of our Services involve the processing of personal information. In the majority of cases, personal information is provided to us in strict confidence, subject to restrictive undertakings on its use / disclosure.
Illustrative examples of the use of personal information in connection with our Services, and the legal bases we rely upon for using personal information, are set out in Annex 1 (Use of Personal Information for our Services).
If you apply for a position with NW Advisors, we will need to collect personal information in order to consider your application, and during any interview and assessment phase.
If you contact us for any other reason, we will collect basic contact details, as well as any other personal information relevant to the reason for your enquiry, in order to resolve that enquiry.
What is our legal basis for collecting personal
All processing (i.e. use) of your personal information is justified by a "lawful basis" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:
In limited circumstances, we will use your consent as the basis for processing your personal information, for example, where we are required by applicable law to obtain your prior consent in order to send you marketing communications.
Before collecting and/or using any special categories of data (as that term is defined in the GDPR), or criminal record data, we will establish a lawful exemption which will allow us to use that information. This exemption will typically be:
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third
NW Advisors may also disclose your personal information for the purposes of:
NW Advisors has reasonable technical safeguards, security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Measures we take include placing confidentiality requirements on our staff members and service providers, limiting access to your personal information on a "need to know" basis, and providing training to appropriate NW Advisors personnel.
Despite NW Advisors's best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats.
Retention of your personal information
NW Advisors retains your personal information for the period of time required for the purposes for which it was collected, any compatible purposes which we subsequently establish, or any new purposes to which you subsequently consent, or to comply with legal, regulatory and NW Advisors policy requirements. This period of time will usually be the period of your, or the relevant client's, relationship or contract with NW Advisors plus a period reflecting the length of time for which legal claims may be made following the termination of such relationship or contract. Some information (such as call recordings, tax records and certain information required to demonstrate regulatory compliance) may need to be kept for longer. Personal information will be kept for a shorter or longer period of time if so required by law or an NW Advisors policy, if the information becomes subject to a legal hold (for example, following a communication from our regulator) or if we have identified through a data protection impact assessment that a different retention period is appropriate.
Your EEA (European Economic Area) Rights
If your personal information is processed by NW Advisors in the EEA then, subject to certain exemptions, and dependent on how and why we use it, you have certain rights in relation to your personal information. We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity before disclosing any personal information to you. We reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, for instance if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
You can exercise your rights by contacting us. Subject to legal and other permissible considerations, we will make every reasonable effort to honour your request promptly or inform you if we require further information in order to fulfil your request.
We may not always be able to fully address your request, for example if it would impact the duty of confidentiality we owe to others, or if we are legally entitled to deal with the request in a different way.
Right to Access
You have the right to access personal information which NW Advisors holds about you, together with certain information about how and why your personal information is processed.
Right to Rectification
You have a right to request us to correct your personal information where it is inaccurate or out of date.
Right to be Forgotten (Right to Erasure)
You have the right under certain circumstances to have your personal information erased. Your information can only be erased if it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, and we have no other legal ground for processing the information.
Right to Restrict Processing
You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information, but only where:
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to data portability, which requires us to provide personal information to you or another controller in a commonly used, machine readable format, but only where the processing of that information is based on (i) consent; or (ii) the performance of a contract to which you are a party. Please note that NW Advisors rarely relies upon consent as a legal basis, and the performance of a contract basis will only be relevant to the extent that you, as an individual, are party to a contract with NW Advisors or a client, and our use of your personal information is necessary for the performance of that contract.
Right to Object to Processing
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information at any time, but only where that processing is based on our legitimate interests. If you raise an objection, we have an opportunity to demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate interests which override your rights and freedoms.
If you reside in the European Economic Area (EEA) and would like to exercise your right to access, review, correct or discuss how your personal information is processed by NW Advisors please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you reside outside of the EEA you can also make a request to update or remove information about you by contacting email@example.com. NW Advisors will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.
In addition, under applicable local law you may have the legal right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority or local data protection authority.
NW Advisors may send you information related to its services, products and events that we believe are of interest to you. This information may be sent by post or via email. If at any point you no longer prefer to receive marketing communications from NW Advisors you can (i) unsubscribe from NW Advisors communications sent by email using a link provided in marketing emails sent from NW Advisors; or (ii) contact us to exercise your right to prevent all forms of marketing (both post and email).
NW Advisors’s websites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is NW Advisors’s policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.
Changes to this Policy
If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or NW Advisors’s personal data processing policies, please contact NW Advisors at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Service||Why is personal information used?||What legal bases are relied upon?|
|Strategic Communications||NW Advisors has a team of experts who are experienced in designing and implementing communication strategies for clients. In order to provide clients with tailored, intelligence led strategies, NW Advisors may be given, and may pro-actively collect through its own research, personal information about key individuals or parties involved in an issue or incident about which our client has requested communications advice.||Legitimate interest in providing public relations consultation to clients, including in relation to the handling of situations relating to or involving particular individuals.*|
*In all cases where legitimate interests is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing Personal Data, NW Advisors takes steps to ensure that its legitimate interests are not outweighed by any prejudice to the rights and freedoms of the underlying data subjects. This is achieved in a number of ways, including through the application of principles of data minimisation and security, and by taking steps to ensure that personal information is only collected or otherwise obtained where it is relevant to the provision of Services to a client, and where access to personal information for NW Advisors is reasonably necessary for the provision of those Services.
Effective Date: May 25, 2018.
This policy applies to NW Advisors Limited and NW Advisors, LLC (collectively “NW Advisors”).
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If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy or NW Advisors’s personal data processing policies, please contact NW Advisors at: email@example.com.
Oleg provides senior counsel to the largest Russian and international companies.
He specializes in attracting foreign investment in Russia, high-profile public affairs and reputation management assignments, as well as special situations and litigation support. Oleg has advised on a number of benchmark IPO and M&A deals in Russia and the CIS, including Sberbank’s SPO. His clients include Sberbank, MasterCard, GM, Morgan Stanley, Roscongress and others.
Oleg started his career at one of the leading Russian business titles, Expert. In 2003 he joined RBC Holding as Deputy Editor of Media Projects where he was responsible for the launch of RBC’s first analytical editions – the online business newspaper RBC Daily and the monthly magazine RBC. Before joining FTI Consulting and further NW Advisors, Oleg was a Deputy Editor at REN TV channel.
Olga joined NW Advisors in 2013. She is responsible for financial communications projects and work with clients of banking and industrial sectors. She has a relevant experience in financial sphere. She has worked with companies like Morgan Stanley, DIXY Group, Norilsk Nickel, ATON, EuroChem, Tinkoff Credit Systems, Ruspetro, ACCOR, NYSE, Russian Grids, Rushydro, etc.
For several years running, Olga provided advice to Norilsk Nickel, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium, on international media around the Strategy Day in London.
Olga advises Morgan Stanley on financial communications in Russia. The programme that is being successfully implemented is aimed at communicating the bank’s strategic vision for the Russian market, defining it clearly to the external market and differentiating from other banks.
Prior to joining the company Olga worked as a Senior IR specialist in Metalloinvest.
Olga graduated from the Moscow State Linguistic University with a degree in Economics, major in accounting, financial analysis and audit. She speaks English and German.
Dmitry Chmyr, Head of IT solutions, has been working in IT since 2000. Having started as a programmer, by 2004 Dmitry was head of a department and successfully implemented Microsoft Enterprise Project Management Solution in a large systems integrator – Optima company. A centralized project management in Microsoft Project Server and extended OLAP-reporting were rare at the time.
Since then Dmitry has successfully executed over 50 large IT projects for clients such as Volkswagen, Audi, Gazprom, ING Bank, Sheremetyevo International Airport, Lamoda, Ile de Beaute etc. Apart from technical issues he has been involved in organizational modelling and has gained skills and experience in such hi-tech areas as artificial intelligence and machine learning, cryptocurrencies, online lending, big data.
Dmitry graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University’s faculty of informatics and control systems. He is the author of a few books approved by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science as university coursebooks.
Venera is a Senior Director at NW Advisors. She joined the company in 2016. She is in charge of Corporate Communications for a number of Clients including Roscongress.
She has successfully managed international communications during Saint Petersburg Economic Forum and Eastern Economic Forum in 2016 and 2017.
Before joining NW Advisors Venera worked as an Account Manager at Grayling Eurasia, specializing in crisis and corporate communications. Her clients included eBay, PayPal, Skype and a number of IT and Telecom companies.
Venera hold a degree with honors in Politology from Moscow State Linguistic University.
Victoria Afonina is part of the Corporate Communications practice, working across Retail, Hospitality and Transportation specialty teams.
Victoria has 10 year of experience in corporate communications and multi-industry background. Today she manages corporate communications and media relations strategies for a number of clients, she is also in charge of communications support for large-scale events. Among her clients are AccorHotels, Lenta, Moscow Urban Forum, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft at MAKS 2013 and Bombardier Business Aircraft at Jet Expo 2013, Lombard Odier and other international companies.
Most recently Victoria managed press office services for Sberbank CIB Metals and Mining Conference in Moscow. Prior to that event she organized communications support for the Moscow Urban Forum 2016, as she’s been in charge of this client since 2013.
Prior to joining NW Advisors, Victoria worked as an Account Manager at Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard in CPA department with clients like IATA, P&G, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola-Hellenic and Google.
Victoria started her career in 2007 as an Account Executive at the international PR agency, Action Global Communications. She managed the launch of the first low-cost airline in Russia Avianova and headed the press office of Monaco Tourism Office in Russia.
Victoria is a graduate of the Russian State University for Humanities with a degree in Public Relations.