A4ID is the “data controller” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”).
Collection and use of personal information
We may collect and maintain personally identifiable information about you, which includes but is not limited to your name and email address (“Personal Information”). We obtain your Personal Information from the following sources:-
- when you voluntarily provide us with information by filling in forms including on the Site. This may include information provided when registering to receive A4ID email updates, registering to attend an event, training, seminar, etc. and/or submitting a feedback form;
- your contributions to our blog (if you choose to disclose this information);
- your browser, when you visit our Site and your browser interacts with us; and
- through your participation in and/or use of our projects, services and products.
Taking account of your rights over your Personal Information, we use your Personal Information:-
- to enable us to ensure that the content of our Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer;
- to provide you with information that you request from us;
- to provide you with information which we feel may interest you (where you have consented to being contacted for such purposes);
- to allow you to participate in the interactive features of the Site;
- to notify you about changes to our service; and
- for our legitimate interests in conducting our activities.
You have a right to ask us at any time not to contact you by way of direct marketing. You can do this by contacting us over email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sharing Personal Data
We reserve the right to release Personal Information when we believe that release is appropriate in order to comply with the law, or to enforce our terms and conditions (http://www.a4id.org/terms/), or to protect our rights, property or safety or those of a private independent company, our partners or other third parties.
We do not sell Personal Information about our website users to third parties. However, we may share necessary information in the course of our ordinary activities with third parties and will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that those third parties are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. We may also release personal data if we enter in to a joint venture or similar arrangement with a third party or sell part of our business or acquire a new business.
Protection of Personal Information
We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all the Personal Information that you have submitted, including via the Site, remains confidential. As required by the Act, we have strict security procedures regarding the storage and disclosure of Personal Information.
You have the right to access the Personal Information which we hold about you and to have any errors corrected. It is your responsibility to ensure that we have the correct contact information. This will enable us to provide you with the best service possible.
If at any time you wish your Personal Information to be completely removed from all our systems, or if you just want to update any Personal Information we have about you, please send an email to email@example.com or write to the address at the end of the Policy. Please note, however, that we require certain key information from you in order to provide you with the services that you require.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
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Please address all your requests and/or queries about our Policy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Policy which governs your use of the Site may be changed from time to time without notice. By using the Site, you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions contained in the Policy. Our use of your Personal Information is subject to the terms and conditions of our Policy in force at the time when we use the information in question.
Please contact us by any means if you are in any way unhappy and we are sure we can resolve any problems or issues you may have. If you are not satisfied with our response you may wish to contact the Information Commissioner at www.ico.gov.uk.
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