Déclaration de confidentialité sur la protection de données

(personal data collected from the data subject)


We wish to inform you, pursuant to articles 13 and 14 of the 2016/679 European Regulation, also known as "General Data Protection Regulation" (hereafter "GDPR") concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, as well as free circulation of such data, that the information and data supplied by you or otherwise acquired within the scope of the services provided by KONG spa will beprocessed in compliance with the above mentioned provisions and the confidentiality obligations that govern the activities of our organization

By the processing of personal data, we mean any operation or set of operations, including carried out without the aid of electronic tools, concerning the collection, recording, organization, storage, consultation, processing, modification, selection, extraction, comparison, use, interconnection, blocking, communication, dissemination, deletion and destruction of data, even if not recorded in a database.


The purpose of this notice is to make known with complete transparency the purposes for which we might use your data, how we will manage it, whom it could be communicated to, where it could be transferred to (inside or outside the EU) and what your rights are.


Who processes your data

Your data will be processed by KONG spa as Data Controller.

In addition to KONG spa wehereby inform you that external managers are present at the processing of personal data which has been appropriately mapped, registered, contracted and nominated by KONG spa pursuant to the provisions of art. 28 of the GDPR. The list of external managers involved in the processing of personal data is available at the head office of KONG spa.

Because we need your data

KONG spa will use your data exclusively for the following purposes:

- Purposes related to the management of the contractual relationship and the provision of the Services: your Data will be processed for the following purposes: creation, management and termination of the contractual and commercial relationship including the provision of training courses to your employees; fulfilment of accounting and tax obligations; fulfilment of legal obligations; audits of a fiscal and accounting nature; management of disputes; provision, support, updating and information on the Services offered;

 - Purposes related to marketing activities and newsletters. With your specific consent, your data will be processed for the following purposes: sending newsletters, information on new products and / or training courses, sending advertising material, invitation to events and updates on company initiatives.

- Purposes related to recording and processing of images: with your express consent, the data you provide (for example: images taken as film and / or photographs, interviews during events organized by KONG spa in which you take part) will be used for promotion and enhancement of the corporate brand reputation of KONG spa. 

KONG spa will carry out the processing

- Based on your Consent
- because it is required for the contractual obligations referred to in point 1
- because it is required to meet the legal obligations to which you are subject (e.g. accounting, salary, social security obligations);
- because processing is required in order to pursue a legitimate interest.

It follows that the provision of personal data is strictly necessary for the purposes referred to in point 1.

Any failure to provide the data will make it impossible to achieve the purposes previously stated and thus to pursue the contractual relationship.

 Purposes 2 and 3 do not derive from a legal obligation and the granting of the relevant consent is optional.

The entity concerned and the adequacy of the data provided will be assessed from time to time, in order to arrive at the resulting decisions and to prevent the processing of data in excess of the purposes pursued.

KONG spa undertakes not to use your personal data for any purpose other than those described in this notice, unless you are informed in advance and, where necessary, your consent has been obtained.

How we will use your data

KONG spa has as its objective the protection of its customers’ data,and thus to make sure that data processing is carried out in accordance with the principles of correctness, lawfulness and transparency. We therefore inform you that your Personal data will be processed, through the use of tools and procedures designed to ensure maximum security and confidentiality, using archival and hard copy, with the aid of digital media and information technology systems.

We would like to remind you that you may exercise a right of objection which, unless otherwise stated by you, can be notified by either traditional or automated communication methods.


The length of time for we will store your data:

Your personal data will be stored for a period not exceeding the period necessary for achievement of the purposes for which it was collected and subsequently processed. Personal data will be stored for the entire duration of the contract you have concluded, as well as for a subsequent period, in accordance with the following criteria:

- within the final dates stipulated by the current legislation;
- within the final date stipulated by secondary legislation that requires the storage of data (for example, tax declarations);
- within the period necessary to protect the rights of the data controller in the event of any disputes related to provision of the service.

In any case, the maximum data storage time is estimated to be 10 years from the date of termination of the relationship.

Will we share your DATA WITH any other entities?

For the purposes stated above ("Because we need your data"), your Data may be communicated to third parties in order to meet obligations deriving from the law, regulations, community regulations or in relation to the management and performance of the contractual relationship.

For all the purposes indicated in this statement, your Data may also be communicated abroad, both inside and outside the European Union, in compliance with the rights and guarantees provided for by current legislation, subject to verification that the country concerned has in place an "adequate" level of protection.

The Data will also be processed by internal personnel of KONG spa who will be appropriately trained and who will operate as personnel authorized to process the Data.

Access to the archived Data may only be by public authorities, in the cases and methods provided for by the laws in force, in the event of litigation.

Your Personal data will not be subject to disclosure.


What are your rights?

At any time, you will have the right to request:

- access to your personal data;
- Its rectification if it is inaccurate;
- cancellation;
- Restriction of the processing of your data.

You will also have:

- the right to object to its processing;
- the right to its portability, i.e. to receive, in a structured format, in common use and readable by automatic device, the personal data you have provided.

We will deal with your request with the utmost diligence, in order to ensure that you are able to exercise your rights effectively. Finally, you will have the right to lodge a complaint with the National Supervisory Authority (Privacy Guarantor).

For full information on the rights of the data subject, please see Chapter III of the GDPR.


Can you revoke your consent once given?

Yes, you can revoke your consent at any time; however, you may not do so if it would:

- Impede the lawfulness of the processing based on the consent given before the revocation;
- Impede further processing of the same data on other legal grounds (for example, contractual obligations or legal obligations to which KONG spa is subject


The identification details of the Data Controller for the purpose of processing the data provided by you are as follows:

KONG spa in the person of its legal representative, Mr. Marco Bonaiti - with head office in Monte Marenzo (LC), via XXV Aprile, 4 tel. 0341.630506 E-mail: info@kong.it-with whom you may get in touch at any time, in order to exercise the rights provided by the GDPR and listed above in detail.


The Data Controller
KONG spa


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Réglementation européenne

Normes Europeennes pour l'equipement d'alpinisme et d'escalade

Beaucoup d’équipements de protection individuelle (EPI) utilisés pour l’escalade et le secours alpin, sont également utilisés pour protéger les personnes concernées par des travaux en hauteur, en causant des conflits de compétence parmi les normes émises par le Comité Européen de Normalisation.

CEN/TC 160 - Comité technique pour les EPI contre les chutes de hauteur
CEN/TC 136 - Comité technique pour l'équipement d’alpinisme et d'escalade
EN 12275 - Équipements d’alpinisme et d'escalade : Connecteurs

Harnais, dispositifs d’ancrage, absorbeurs d’énergie, cordes, connecteurs/mousquetons, etc. sont essentiellement des composants et éléments de systèmes de sécurité dont le mauvais fonctionnement peut engendrer des « lésions graves et même fatales ».

Ils sont donc classés comme EPI de troisième catégorie de risque (voir Règlement UE 2016/425) et soumis à une réglementation particulièrement détaillée et sévère.

En réglementant ce domaine, la réglementation CEN fait une différence entre deux grands domaines d’utilisation :

Travail : confié au comité technique TC 160 ayant pour titre « Équipements de protection individuelle contre les chutes de hauteur ».

Loisir : confié au comité technique TC 136 ayant pour titre « Équipements d'alpinisme et d'escalade ».

Il existe de valables raisons pour considérer comme opportune cette distinction, même si son application n’est pas toujours simple.

Par exemple, rien ne peut empêcher que le même composant ou élément d’un système de sécurité soit utilisé dans l’un ou l’autre domaine. En plus, il est évident qu’un guide de montagne utilise ses outils pour des raisons tout à fait liées au travail.

Il en découle que beaucoup d’outils d’alpinisme doivent être conformes simultanément aux deux réglementations, même si celles-ci ne sont pas toujours cohérentes entre elles.

Un cas particulier est justement représenté par les connecteurs, qui peuvent être produits et commercialisés faisant référence aux deux normes CE EN 12275-(TC.136) et CE EN 362-(TC.160) seulement lorsqu’ils sont équipés en virole de blocage car la norme CE EN 362 n’admet que des connecteurs équipés en « blocage automatique ou manuel... qui peut être ouvert avec au moins deux mouvements consécutifs et intentionnels ».

Celle-ci ainsi que d’autres conflits constituent la raison pour laquelle depuis quelque temps dans le cadre CEN des rencontres ont lieu parmi ceux qui œuvrent dans les deux comités, afin de favoriser une action conjointe.

Ci-après on fournit les normes auxquelles les produits Kong font référence. La liste est accompagnée par une synthèse de la terminologie utilisée.

Pour évaluer la structure complexe de ces normes il est bien de ne pas oublier que la sécurité dérivée de chacun de ces EPI dépend d’une utilisation qui soit cohérente avec les techniques d’emploi pour lesquelles l’EPI a été conçu et certifié.

Voilà pourquoi les normes CEN donnent de l’importance au fait que les EPI sont vendus avec un emballage, un marquage et des instructions définis directement par le fabricant.

Il faut également tenir compte du fait que beaucoup de ces EPI sont utilisés avec d’autres pour créer un « système » dont la limite de résistance est représentée par le maillon le plus faible de la chaîne.

Cela explique la raison pourquoi dans le texte des normes est fréquente la distinction entre :

Élément : partie d’un composant ou sous-système ; cordes et connecteurs sont des exemples d’élément.

Composant : partie d’un système tel que vendu par le fabricant et équipé en emballage, marquage et instructions ; les supports pour le corps sont des exemples de composant.

Sous-système : ensemble d’éléments et/ou composants qui constituent une partie consistant d'un système tel que vendu par le fabricant et équipé en emballage, marquage et instructions ; les antichutes mobiles incluant un support d'assurage rigide sont des exemples de sous-système.

Il est évident que l’utilisation conforme aux instructions, et la combinaison avec d’autres composants de résistance proportionnée, soient des tâches pour lesquelles l’utilisateur doit faire recours à sa propre expérience ou à celle d’un instructeur ayant des compétences qui ne peuvent pas être improvisées de manière irresponsable.