Privacy statement

Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to the processing of your personal data when you use the SparQ website or in any other way contact us. “Processing” is defined as any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

This Privacy Statement aims to explain in a simple and transparent way what personal data we collect about you and how we process it.

SparQ is part of ING Bank N.V. (‘ING’). In addition to this statement, please also refer to the ING Privacy Statement located at ing.com for further information about how ING processes data and your data protection rights and obligations.

The types of personal data we collect
Personal data refers to any information that relates to you and that we can link to you. We will only process your personal data if you contact us. The personal data that we will process via our contact form includes your name, email address, phone number, and company.

What we do with your personal data
We only use your personal data for legitimate business reasons. This includes:
• validating interest in SparQ proposed services;
• contacting you about SparQ and its services;
• if necessary, to comply with our legal obligations.

Who we share your personal data with and why
We may disclose personal data to third parties like regulators if required to do so by law. We do not use other service providers, therefore we do not share your personal data with external parties.  

Cookies
SparQ does not use cookies.

Marketing
We will not use your personal data for marketing or promotional purposes.

Data security
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your personal data and the way it is processed. For more information, please refer to the ING Privacy Statement.

Data retention
We will only keep your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purpose it was originally collected. Your personal data will be deleted after that period in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.

Your rights
We respect your rights to determine how your personal information is used. These rights include:

Right to access personal data: You have the right to ask us for an overview of your personal data that we process by sending an email to sparq@ing.com.

Right to rectify personal data: if your personal data is not correct, you can ask us to rectify your personal data by sending an email to sparq@ing.com.

Right to delete personal data: You have the right to request from us to delete your personal data by sending an email to sparq@ing.com.

Right to complain: Should you not be satisfied with the way we have responded to your concerns you have the right to submit a complaint to us. If you are still unhappy with our reaction to your complaint, you can escalate it to the ING Bank Data Protection Officer. You can also contact the data protection authority in your country.

Please refer to the ING Privacy Statement for a full overview of your rights and how to exercise them.

Changes
This Privacy Statement was last updated on 10-11-2021 and may be modified from time to time to comply with applicable laws or to reflect our updated business practices, so please check this Privacy Statement periodically for any changes.

Regulatory information
SparQ is part of ING Bank N.V. (‘ING’). ING has its statutory seat in Amsterdam at Bijlmerplein 888, 1102 MG, The Netherlands, Trade Register number 33031431. ING is regulated and licensed by the De Nederlandsche Bank (‘DNB’) and the European Central Bank (‘ECB’) for payment services. ING is also regulated and licensed by the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (‘AFM’) and regulated by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt (‘ACM’). Information regarding supervision of ING can be obtained from DNB (www.dnb.nl), AFM (www.afm.nl) or ACM (www.acm.nl).