Privacy Notice

Effective 1 September 2017

Philip Morris International Inc. is the parent company of Philip Morris International Management SA. In the site, “PMI affiliates” refers to Philip Morris International Inc. or any of its affiliated companies. “We,” “us”, “our” and “PMI” refer, as appropriate in the context, to Philip Morris International Management SA.

We respect your privacy and value the relationship we have with you. This Privacy Notice describes the personal information we collect through this site or that you submit by e-mail at impact@pmi.com in relation to PMI IMPACT, how we use that information, and with whom we share it; it also describes the measures we take to protect the security of that information and how you can choose whether or not to accept cookies. We also tell you how you can reach us to update your contact information, or answer any questions you may have about our privacy practices.

Any capitalized terms used in this Privacy Notice have the meanings described in the PMI IMPACT Application Terms and Funding Rules.

Information We Collect through This Site

How We Use Your Contact Details

How We Use Information You Submit in Your Applications for PMI IMPACT Grants

Cookies and Similar Technologies Used on This Site

How We Share Information Collected via This Site

Links to Other Sites

Security

Updates to this Privacy Notice

How to Contact Us

Information We Collect through This Site

Save for some types of cookie (described below), we collect personal information from you through this site only if you provide it to us. You may choose to do so, for example, if you contact us with questions at impact@pmi.com or by submitting an Application with a project proposal to be considered for a PMI IMPACT Grant.

How We Use Your Contact Details

We collect and use your contact details to answer your questions, communicate with you in relation to your Application, and send you news about PMI IMPACT. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you may unsubscribe from them at any time by either clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in these communications or by contacting us at impact@pmi.com and asking to remove you from the mailing list.

How We Use Information You Submit in Your Applications for PMI IMPACT Grants

If you apply for a PMI IMPACT Grant, PMI will collect and process personal information that you submitted in your Application in accordance with its Third Party Privacy Notice. This Notice supplements the Third Party Privacy Notice.

PMI will collect and process not only the information that the Applicants provide in their Applications, including any personal data, but also information from publicly available sources (together the “Collected Information”). PMI will do this in order to conduct the Due Diligence checks on Applicants and Applications described in Section 4 of the PMI IMPACT Applications Terms and Funding Rules. PMI will share the Collected Information with the Expert Council to enable it to evaluate and select the Applications for the award of Grants by PMI, and PMI will also share the results of the Due Diligence checks with the Expert Council, as described in the Expert Council and Grant Award Guidelines. The Collected Information will also be used if an Applicant applies for a Grant in another Funding Round. In exceptional circumstances, PMI may make the Collected Information public.

As stated in the Third Party Privacy Notice, PMI may also share the Collected Information with its Affiliates (which will each process for themselves, but for the same purposes as set out in this Notice) and with its and their third party Due Diligence service providers.

In doing this, PMI will transfer the Collected Information abroad, i.e., outside Switzerland and the European Union (for example, to the USA), as mentioned in the Third Party Privacy Notice.

PMI will give access to the Collected Information only to those who need access for the purposes mentioned above. PMI will retain the Collected Information during the time the Projects are considered and implemented and for a maximum of 10 years thereafter. If the Project is rejected, PMI will delete the Collected Information 5 years after the rejection.

Given that the Applications may contain personal data relating to third parties (such as Applicant Personnel, Project Partners, Project Routine Suppliers, and Applicant’s business/professional reference providers), each Applicant must ensure that it obtains, prior to sharing data with PMI, their consent to PMI’s use of data relating to them (including sharing, processing and transferring abroad), as described above.

When completing their Applications, Applicants should not submit any information regarded by data protection laws as ‘sensitive’ (for example, data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, or data concerning health or sex life); however if an Applicant does include such information, it must be aware that PMI will process it as described in this Notice.

Cookies and Similar Technologies (such as Google analytics) Used on This Site

Our site uses cookies to collect certain visitor information automatically. To learn more about the cookies we use (including Google analytics cookies) and how we use them, and how you can accept or refuse cookies, please see our Cookie Notice.

How We Share Information Collected via This Site

We do not sell or rent personal information about our site visitors. Under certain circumstances, we may share personal information collected through this site as described below.

If you provide information through this site by asking a question about the site or raising a concern, we may share the information with our affiliates in order to respond to your questions or concerns, to fulfill your requests, or add you in our mailing list to send you news on PMI IMPACT for information purposes. Note that if you submit information in the context of a project proposal to be considered for a PMI IMPACT Grant, Section “How We Use Information You Submit in Your Applications for PMI IMPACT Grants” of this Notice will apply.

We also share information provided by our site visitors, or generated by your use of our site (or both), with service providers (who may be outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland) that have been retained to perform services on our behalf or on behalf of our affiliates.

In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, (ii) in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We may transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that the transferee uses personal information you have provided through this site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Notice.

Links to Other Sites

This site may contain links to other sites, some of which are operated by our affiliates, and others by unrelated third parties. We provide these links solely for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy notices, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit them. We are not responsible for the content of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through them, or any other use of these sites.

Security

We maintain safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of the personal information you provide to us. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the internet. You'll know that you're in a secure area of our site when a “lock” icon appears on your screen and the “http” portion of our URL address changes to “https”. The “s” stands for “secure”.

Updates to this Privacy Notice

We may change or update portions of this Privacy Notice at any time and without prior notice to you. Please check back from time to time so you are aware of any such changes or updates. We will indicate the effective date of the notice.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Notice, e-mail us at impact@pmi.com, or write to us at:

Philip Morris International Management SA 
Corporate Communications
Avenue de Rhodanie 50
1007 Lausanne
Switzerland