Website Usage, Disclosures and GDPR Compliance
LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
2. Data Collection and Usage
a. Personal Information: We collect personal information, such as name, email address, and contact details, when voluntarily provided by individuals through our website’s contact forms, subscription forms, or other communication channels. This information is used solely for the purpose of responding to inquiries, delivering requested services, or providing relevant updates.
b. Legal Basis: We process personal data based on legitimate interests, consent, or to fulfill contractual obligations when applicable.
c. Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information, such as website usage data and IP addresses, to analyze trends, administer our website, improve user experience, and gather demographic information. This data is aggregated and does not identify individuals.
3. Data Storage and Security
a. Data Retention: We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, comply with legal obligations, or as permitted by law.
The main use of your data and other personal information voluntarily or automatically collected under this policy may be used for the following:
To operate and maintain this website;
To send you promotional information, including newsletters. Every email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future emails;
To respond to your comments or messages;
To provide user support if necessary;
To track and measure advertising on this website (please see PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING Notice below);
To protect, investigate, and deter against the unauthorized or illegal activity.
b. Data Security: We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. This includes secure data storage, restricted access controls, regular backups, and encryption where applicable.
c. Third-Party Processors: We may engage trusted third-party service providers to assist in website operations or service delivery. These processors adhere to GDPR regulations and ensure the security and confidentiality of personal data in their possession.
4. Data Sharing and Disclosure
a. External Sharing: We do not sell, rent, or disclose personal information to third parties unless required by law or with explicit consent from individuals.
b. International Transfers: In some cases, personal data may be transferred to and processed in countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Any such transfers will be in compliance with GDPR requirements, ensuring appropriate safeguards are in place to protect personal data.
5. Individual Rights
a. Data Access: Individuals have the right to request access to their personal data held by us. We will provide this information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.
b. Data Rectification: Individuals have the right to request rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal data we hold.
c. Data Erasure: Individuals have the right to request erasure of personal data under certain circumstances, such as withdrawal of consent or when data is no longer necessary for the purposes it was collected.
d. Data Portability: Individuals have the right to receive their personal data in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format for transmission to another data controller, where technically feasible.
e. Consent Withdrawal: Individuals have the right to withdraw consent for the processing of their personal data at any time.
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