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- The following sections are applicable for personal data collected from EU-based residents.
- International Data Transfers
- ISMG may share your personal data with other third parties as described in this notice, and your personal data may be transferred to a State which is not a Member State of the European Union – ISMG (as a data controller/data exporter) will only conduct such transfer (to a data processor/data importer) if there are suitable safeguards in place.
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