Legal Notice

This website is owned by: FSC Global Development GmbH
Legally represented by: Managing Director, Mr. Kim Bering Becker Carstensen
Registered Office
Adenauerallee 134
53115 Bonn
Deutschland / Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228 367 66-0
Fax: +49 (0)228 367 66-30
Handelsregister / Commercial register: Bonn HRB15990 
USt.-Id Nr. / VAT No: DE 258067376

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Privacy Statement


Thank you for joining FSC Portal. We at FSC Group  (“FSC”, “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 FSC Portal. 

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 visit or use one of the FSC Portal.

Table of Contents:

  1. Service 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. Cookies & Similar Technologies
  10. How To Contact Us
  11. Changes in our Privacy Statement
  1. Service Description

    The FSC Portal is a computer-based interface which primarily functions are enabling registering and login into these applications provided by FSC:

    1. FSC Certification Portal (The interface is available on the
    2. Other FSC Portals and services provided via Microsoft 365 and Office 365, Microsoft Azure/Entra, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Intune.

    The FSC Portal serves as one-stop-login platform to make the user experience more comfortable   (“Services”). 

    The duties of hosting, maintenance and data processing are conducted by FSC International IT Services of FSC Global Development GmbH and the code is hosted by Pantheon. 

    FSC is the ´controller´ of the personal data you provide to the FSC Portal and Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure/Entra acts in a function of a ‘processor’ in providing the technical infrastructure of the platform.

  2. What Personal Data We Collect

    In order to provide the Services, 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)
    • Functional role (e.g. member, observer, journalist, sponsor)
    • Job title
    • Contact ID
    • Global system ID
    • Organization`s name you work for
    • Organization’s VAT
    • Organization`s website
    • Department
    • Working address
    • Contact information (e.g. email address, phone number)
    • Certification Code 
    • License Code 
    • Username
    • Encrypted password
    • Language
    • State of activities
    • Chamber
    • Sub chamber
    • Log in times to the platform 
    • IP address
    • Preferences and requirements for attending FSC global events and engagements (e.g. meal-type preference, dietary restrictions, allergies, special needs)
    • Details on your sessions and your attendance availability on FSC global events and engagements
    • Transaction reference numbers of payments made by the user
    • Uploaded materials required for or related to participation in an event or engagement (e.g., a signed Member Proxy Form for an FSC General Assembly)
    • Details of financial transactions (e.g. transaction reference numbers of payments)
    • Personal notes if provided by you 

    We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need to provide and oversee this Service to you. Should other personal information be needed, we will provide you with a different privacy statement tailored to the specific service by FSC.

  3. How We Collect Your Personal Data

    We process personal data provided to us directly by you or through import from the Salesforce or FSC Certification Portals. You as user of the FSC Portal are responsible to provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information during or after the registration to the FSC Portal. 

    If the personal data you provided needs to be corrected, please, indicate the changes through your account in FSC Portal. 

    During the use of the FSC Portal we will log personal data concerning your activities and log-in times to the FSC Portal, for purposes of supporting the Service (log files of the webserver). 
    We collect anonymized analytics via Microsoft Dynamics 365, which honors “Do not track me”, if you configure your browser accordingly. For details on our use of Microsoft Dynamics 365 cookies, please see the respective section below.

  4. How We Use Your Personal Data

    We are not using your personal data for anything else beyond the providing the Services or the processing described in this Privacy Statement. We can share data with the respective FSC national partner on need-to-basis. Our technical staff will use the log files for purposes of trouble shooting, and for providing help to end users. The collected analytics, anonymized and aggregated information, is used to improve the platform.

    In detail, we use your personal data to provide our Services, improve and update our Services, communicate with you, secure against fraud and abuse, troubleshoot issues and as necessary for safety and integrity based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). In addition, we use your personal data as is required by law (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR).

  5. Who We Share Your Personal Data With

    All personal data we process in this portal is processed by FSC, for the purposes of IT hosting and maintenance. Our service provider Microsoft Dynamics 365 as the processor maintain the information on servers located in West Europe (Netherlands) and Northern Europe (Ireland). 
    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. 

  6. How Long We Keep Your Personal Data

    We will keep your personal data for maximum of 7 years (depending on the Service) following the termination of your user account on our FSC Portal of the finalization of the Service. Upon your request, we provide you with information about the personal data we hold about you. Furthermore, upon request we rectify or delete your personal data, as far as no statutory storage requirements apply. For details on your rights, please see the respective section below.

  7. Security

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. Cookies and Similar Technologies

    What are cookies?
    Like many other websites, we also use "cookies". Cookies are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. This automatically gives us certain personal data, such as IP address, browser used, operating system from your computer and your connection to the Internet. 

    How do we use cookies?

    This website uses cookies in order to improve the use experience and provide additional functionality
    We only use the necessary cookies which are needed to make the FSC Portal function in a proper way. We do not analyse the collected information for trends and statistics. 

    Only the people from within the FSC Group which may include affiliates of FSC who need the data to approach you or to respond to your communication will use your personal data.
    You can view our website without cookies. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings (“do not accept cookies”) on your browser. Please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

    List of cookies 

  10. 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:


    IT Development and Maintenance:
    FSC Global Development GmbH
    FSC International IT Services
    Adenauerallee 134 • 53113 Bonn • Germany
    Phone: +49 (0) 228 367 66-0, 
    Fax: +49 (0) 228 367 66-30
    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:

  11. 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. 
    In this case FSC will inform you when the Privacy Statement has been updated upon your login.   
    This Privacy Statement was last updated on 16 November 2020.