As of 01/01/2021
The Terms & Conditions and Compliance & Non-Disclosure Agreement govern the business relationship between Experts and Bright Green Partners B.V. and all its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. They represent a legally binding contract and must be respected by both contracting parties. Expert shall mean individuals who have special expert knowledge and who are willing to offer their expertise to the customers of Bright Green Partners (“Expert”).
1. Subject matter of the contract
1.1 By accepting the Terms & Conditions and Compliance & Non-Disclosure Agreement, Experts agree to join the Bright Green Partners Expert Network, a network of individuals who have special expert knowledge and who are willing to offer their expertise to the customers of Bright Green Partners.
1.2 Experts who register with the Bright Green Partners Expert Network give their assurance that the biographic information supplied is correct and undertake never to disseminate false or misleading information to Bright Green Partners and its customers.
2. Acceptance and rejection of requests for consultation
2.1 Experts can participate in consultations on a project by project basis and are allowed to accept only those requests that do not raise a conflict of interest and that relate to subjects they are allowed to discuss without violating any legal or contractual obligations with third parties.
2.2 Experts have the right not to share knowledge relating to topics which may cause a conflict of interest for them.
2.3 Experts shall give their assurance that they are not registered and/or working as financial advisors/investment advisors and that they are not acting as intermediaries, agents or representatives of a financial advisor/investment advisor.
Experts undertake not to offer any investment, legal, medical, accounting or other regulated advice. This obligation also relates expressly to consulting and trading recommendations (purchase, sale or other forms of trade) in relation to securities of any kind.
3. Self-employment and Remuneration
3.1 Experts give their assurance that they are not Bright Green Partners employees nor predominantly working for Bright Green Partners.
Experts are solely responsible for the taxation of their income and the payment of contributions to social security institutions.
3.2 Remuneration is agreed with Bright Green Partners on a project by project basis. Experts shall submit Expert Payment Details
(“EPD”) or invoices for consultations within four weeks of the consultation. The first ten minutes of the consultation should be used for both parties to clarify the scope of the project. Should the call be terminated within the first 10 minutes (by either party), then payment will not be processed.
3.3 Experts are not entitled to claim payments for invoices/EPD that are not submitted within four weeks after the consultation. Costs of payment transactions are to be borne by the Expert. Invoices are valid for payment only with the inclusion of correctly completed Expert Payment Details. In case incorrect bank account information is provided, Bright Green Partners is at liberty to charge a flat-rate sum of €25.00 for costs related to incorrect transactions and to offset this against the remuneration of the Expert.
4. Secrecy, Compliance and Non-Disclosure Agreement
4.1 Experts shall maintain secrecy in respect to all confidential information communicated or made accessible to them by Bright Green Partners and its customers after the end of a consultation.
4.2 Experts are under no circumstances permitted to reveal or pass on their knowledge of any information which may be confidential or protected by law and/or regulations.
4.3 Experts are under no circumstances permitted to use the confidential information for any other purpose than the purpose agreed between the parties and they shall not use the confidential information in violation of applicable security laws.
4.4 Confidential information within the meaning of this agreement is (a) all verbal or written operating and business secrets, documents, and other information and materials with which experts are entrusted for the execution of the project and which are labelled confidential or whose confidentiality results from its subject matter or other
circumstances; and (b) the services commissioned and other work results.
4.5 Experts undertake to treat all confidential information directly or indirectly acquired by themin strict confidence and not to pass such information on to third parties without the prior written permission of Bright Green Partners. This does not apply to such confidential information Experts are required by applicable mandatory laws to disclose to public authority provided that Experts have informed Bright Green Partners in advance thereof.
4.6 All verbal or written business information, documents and other materials with which experts are entrusted for the execution of the project are confidential and cannot be passed on to or shared with any third parties without the prior written permission of Bright Green Partners. Documentation issued as well as work documents and materials are to be returned or destroyed on request. Bright Green Partners may request a verification of the destruction.
5.1 Bright Green Partners provides detailed information about the processing of personal data of Experts under "Expert Network Data protection information" tab below.
6. Copyrights and Consent for recording
6.1 Bright Green Partners is exclusively entitled to all rights to the services and work results provided by Experts in the framework of a consultation. The associated documents, including all data carriers, shall become the property of Bright Green Partners at the point at which they come into existence. The works must be furnished with a designation of authorship or with the name of the respective Expert.
6.2 In relation to Experts, Bright Green Partners has the sole right to use the works as it sees fit or to allow others to use them as they see fit, or to grant rights of use to third parties as they see fit.
7.1 Bright Green Partners reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions and Compliance & Non-Disclosure Agreement from
time to time by posting the amended version on the website of Bright Green Partners. All changes are effective upon publication
and communication to Experts, provided that Experts have not disagreed in written form within a period of four (4) weeks after publication. If Experts disagreed, Bright Green Partners shall be permitted to de-register Experts and to cancel the Bright Green Partners Expert Network membership accordingly.
7.2 Both Bright Green Partners and Experts shall have the right to cancel Bright Partners Expert Network membership without giving reasons and with immediate effect.
7.3 If any of the provisions of the Terms & Conditions and Compliance & Non-Disclosure Agreement is null and void, the Terms & Conditions and Compliance & Non-Disclosure Agreement remains for the rest. However, Bright Green Partners and the Expert agree to immediately replace the invalid provision by an as closely as possible, legally permissible
Data protection information in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR
As of 01/01/2021
Personal information and personal data
Throughout your relationship with Bright Green Partners, Bright Green Partners will collect and process relevant information (both in paper format and in digital form). Data may include:
•Master data (name, academic title, address)
•Organizational data (job title)
•Business contact and communication data
•Profile data, certifications, information on school and vocational training, completed training courses for further education and qualification, language skills, other qualifications such as primary, disaster, fire and evacuation helpers
•Application data (application, CV, certificates, evidence of school and vocational training, diplomas)
Purposes of collection and processing
Bright Green Partners collects, processes and uses your personal data exclusively for purposes of referring you as an expert to Bright Green Partners’ clients and for business purposes permitted in connection with our business activities, which are related to your relationship in our company. This includes:
•Processing of applications, e.g. signing up to Bright Green Partners Expert Network
•Execution and termination of the expert relationship
•Exercise and fulfilment of the rights and obligations arising from a law or an agreement
• Determination of performance and performance of management
• Determination of fees
• Compliance with legal requirements, e.g. according to tax law
• Internal administrative and organizational purposes
• Ensuring the security and protection of processing methods and data against unauthorized access, falsification, and unauthorized use
• Protection of facilities, assets, and assets of the company from thieves and other damages
Your data will only be processed for purposes other than those mentioned, when this processing is compatible with the purposes of the expert relationship. We will inform you about such further processing of your data and, if necessary, your consent thereto.
Your privacy rights
Your data protection rights are regulated in Chapter III (Art. 12 ff.) of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to these regulations, you have a right to be informed regarding your stored personal data, the purpose of any data processing, transfer of data to other places and the duration of the storage.
You may also receive extracts or copies to exercise your right of access. If data is incorrect or no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected, you may request that the data is corrected, deleted or restricted. You may also view your data yourself and correct it if necessary, paying accordance to the correct procedures.
If you have questions about your rights, please contact the company.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is based on a legitimate interest of the enterprise acc. to Art.6 Abs.1 f) GDPR.
A legitimate interest may arise, for example, for internal organizational and administrative purposes, for the protection of facilities, assets, and assets of the enterprise as well as the data processing plants and data. A processing of your data is permitted here, if the protection of your interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms do not prevail.
In individual cases, we can also obtain your consent to the processing or transmission of your data. Your consent in these cases is voluntary and may be revoked by you, unless otherwise agreed, for the future at any time. From a non-consent or a possible later revocation of a consent, you will not incur any disadvantages.
Transmission of your personal information
Your personal data will be transmitted or disclosed to external agencies only insofar as this is prescribed by a legal standard or required to fulfil a contractual relationship involving you (eg tax authorities, banks, auditors) or on the part of Bright Green Partners or an external agency who has a legitimate interest in the above sense and when the transmission is permitted under the data protection regulations.
Your personal data and information may also be disclosed by Bright Green Partners to authorized agents and contractors who provide a service for us, including insurers and consultants, for legitimate purposes, insofar as this is permitted in individual cases under the provisions of data protection law. If your consent or separate information is required for this, we will first obtain your consent or inform you in good time beforehand. Your personal data can also be transferred to service companies for the purpose of carrying out data processing tasks, e.g. for carrying out automated personal data processing or payroll accounting. We will observe the data protection regulations.
For this purpose, specially defined places have limited access rights to your data. A data transfer or disclosure of your data is only to the extent necessary for this purpose in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. As far as a data transmission in third countries or a revelation to places in third countries takes place, for this, the additional prerequisites are considered. In accordance with these regulations, Bright Green Partners and the processing body have concluded a contract according to the GDPR according to the EU standard contractual clauses.
On the basis of such agreement, the central processing of personal data complies with data protection legislation.
Responsible body for the processing of your personal data
The competent and responsible body for the collection, processing, and use of your personal data is Bright Green Partners B.V. in the Netherlands unless other contractual agreements have been made.
The personal data is stored and processed in personal data processing systems. The technical installation is designed so that only a narrow circle of authorized persons is authorized to access and any other access or other notice of the data according to the state of the art is excluded.
Complaints about the processing of your personal data
If you have any concerns or questions about the processing of your personal information and information, you can contact Bright Green Partners.