Your right to object

The right to object: to refuse the use of your data

You may object at any time to an organization’s use of your data.

What's the point?

The right to object allows you to object to your data being used by an organization for a specific purpose.

In most cases, you must put forward “reasons related to your particular situation” (for example: your CV is published on a job search site even though it is no longer up to date) and/or you no longer have a link with the organization that holds your data).
In the case of commercial prospecting, you can object to the organization without having to provide any justification.

How to do it concretely?

1. Identify the organization to contact

You can find the coordinates of Atlante Technologies on the information page reserved for the exercise of your rights on the website.

  • Privacy Center
  • Legal Center
  • Data Protection

Data protection officer

Atlante Technologies Inc.
336 de L’Artisan Street
Bromont, Quebec
J2L 0J7

United Kingdom – Satellite Office
Atlante Technologies Ltd.
20-22 Wenlock Road
London, England
N1 7GU

2. To exercise your right of opposition with Atlante Technologies

In your request, explain which data you wish to have deleted and for which reasons “due to your particular situation”, i.e. what justifies, in your individual case, that your data are no longer processed by Atlante Technologies.

If your request concerns commercial prospecting, you do not need to provide any justification.

You can exercise your right of opposition by various means to the attention of the Data Protection Officer – DPO.

  • By electronic means
  • By postal address

If Atlante Technologies has reasonable doubts about your identity, it can ask you to join any document allowing to prove your identity, for example to avoid identity theft.

However, we cannot ask you for supporting documents that would be disproportionate to your request.

3. Keep a copy of your application

This step is essential if you wish to refer the matter to the regulatory authority in the event of a refusal, unsatisfactory response or lack of response.

Are you doing this by mail? Ask for an acknowledgement of receipt that will prove the date of your request.

What should I do if I get a refusal or no response?

Atlante Technologies must prove that:”Legitimate and compelling” reasons require it to continue using your data despite your request, Or that your data are necessary for the establishment, the exercise or the defense of legal rights.

If you exercise your right of opposition to no longer receive commercial prospecting: Atlante Technologies must proceed to the deletion of your email address from its prospecting base as soon as possible.

In all the other cases, Atlante Technologies must answer you as soon as possible and at the latest within one month. This delay can be extended to three months according to the complexity of the request or the number of requests received by the organization. In this last case, Atlante Technologies must inform you of the reasons of this extension within this same period of one month.If Atlante Technologies does not answer you within one month or refuses to grant your request, you can address a complaint to the regulatory body by attaching a copy of your request.

What are the limits of the law?

For example, you can object to your telephone company sending you advertising. In this case, the operator will keep your data: only a breach of contract will allow the deletion of your account and your data.

If your request of opposition does not concern prospecting, the organization will be able to justify its refusal on the grounds that :

  • there are valid reasons to use your data;
  • your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal rights;
  • you have given your consent: you must then withdraw this consent and not object;
  • a contract binds you to the organization;
  • a legal obligation requires it to process your data;
  • the processing is necessary to safeguard the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person.

Privacy Center

Data Protection Officer

Source : CNIL
Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés
To protect personal data, support innovation, preserve individual liberties