Personal data is any data which identifies a living person. The legal basis under which personal data is collected and processed is:
- A legitimate interest,
- Compliance with legal obligations, and
- Unambiguous consent of the individual.
Consent can be unambiguous when it is deduced from the action of the user. For example, whenever a visitor interacts with the website, some Personal Data is automatically collected such as the following:
- IP address
- Geolocation data
- Device identification i.e. mobile. Laptop, desktop
- Type of browser e.g. Chrome, Safari, MS Edge, Firefox, etc.
- Information gathered through cookies and other tracking technologies
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).
Use of Personal Data
Personal Data is used to communicate with the user leaving a reply, comment or contact form in order to respond to user inquiries and/or comments.
No personal data is shared with third parties except in compliance with a legal obligation to report any threatening, harassing, and other illegal content or activity to law enforcement and government agencies.
Personal Data is only retained where necessary to comply with our legal obligation.
Your Rights under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Access: You can request information about the Personal Data held about you and request a copy of such Personal Data by making a Subject Access Request in writing or verbally.
- Rectification: If you believe that any Personal Data held about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can request that any such incorrect data is rectified.
- Erasure: You can request that some or all of your Personal Data is erased.
- Withdrawal of Consent: you have the right to withdraw your consent to the collection of your Personal Data at any time.
- Portability: You can ask for a copy of your Personal Data in a machine-readable format to be transferred to another data controller where technically feasible.
- Objection: You can object to the further use or disclosure of your Personal Data for certain purposes, such as for direct marketing purposes.
- Restriction of Processing: You can restrict further processing of your Personal Data by withdrawing your consent.
- Right to File Complaint: You have the right to lodge a complaint with respect to your Personal Data with the regulatory authority in the UK – the Information Commissioner’s Office.
For any further information regarding your GDPR rights, please make a request using the Contact Form accessible via the Content Menu link.