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Privacy

A. Introduction

The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us , and we are committed to safeguarding it. This policy explains what we do with your personal information.

B. Source

This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (seqlegal.com) and modified by us. It does not replace in any way the advice of a professional legal consultant.

It is a general document, which covers the potential uses of your data on a website such as this one. It does not mean that all the uses described herein shall be effective and systematic for each visit.

C. How we collect your personal data

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored, and used:

  1. Information about your computer including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, and operating system;

  2. Information about your visits to and use of this website including the referral source, length of visits, page views, and website navigation paths;

  3. Information that you enter when you register with our blog or when you contact us, such as your email;

  4. Information that you enter when you contact us, e.g. your name, address, email address, phone number and the subject of your message.

  5. Bank and fiscal information, provided to us in the context of a possible collaboration, including for invoicing purposes;

  6. Information related to the use or our website, including when, how often, where you visit it, as well as the circumstances of your visit;

  7. Information contained in all communication by email or on our website, including content and metadata, with your prior consent;

  8. Any other personal information provided to us.

Before you provide us with personal information related to a third person, you need consent to provide and treat personal information pertaining to that person in accordance to this policy.

D. Using personal information

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

We may use your personal information for the following:

  1. Administering our website and business;

  2. Personalising our website for you to use its functionalities;

  3. Sending business-related and other types of information and communication regarding the services offered by our company, with your prior consent;

  4. Enabling your use of the services available on our website;

  5. Sending statements, invoices, and payment reminders to you, and collecting payments from you;

  6. Sending notifications by email, provided you have agreed to receiving them;

  7. Sending our email newsletter if you signed up for it (you can unsubscribe at any time);

  8. Sending possible marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of third parties which we think may be of interest to you, as publications, newsletters, or blog articles, or with your express consent, by email or similar technology (you can unsubscribe at any time);

  9. Providing third parties with statistical information about our users (without allowing for any individual user to be identified);

  10. Dealing with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website;

  11. Keeping our website secure and prevent fraud;

  12. Verifying compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website;

If you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant us.

We shall not supply your personal information to any third party for their or any other third party’s direct or indirect marketing.

E. Disclosing personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We can disclose personal information:

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  2. in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

  3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention);

  4. to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset that we are (or are contemplating) selling; et

  5. to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.

Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

F. International data transfers

  1. Information that we collect may be stored, processed in, and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

  2. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication on our website may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others once they are visible on our website.

  3. You expressly agree to the transfers of personal information described in this Section.

G. Retaining personal information

This Section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.

Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

Without prejudice to this article G, we will usually delete personal data when we do not need them for marketing, tax, accounting and/or legal purposes, or when you express your wish not to receive marketing communication from us (newsletter, blog articles, potential offers, etc.).

Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data: 

  1. to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

  2. if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

  3. in order to establish, exercise, or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention);

H. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

All possible electronic financial transactions that may be entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping the passwords you use for accessing the internet confidential.

I. Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you understand any changes to this policy.

J. Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the following:

The supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a notary plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

K. Third-party websites

Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third-party websites.  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

L. Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

M. Cookies

Our website uses cookies.  A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser.  The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.  Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.  Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

  1. we use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to recognise a computer when a user visits the website, track users as they navigate the website, improve the website’s usability and analyse the use of the website, manage the website, prevent fraud and improve the security of the website, personalise the website and target advertisements which may be of particular interest to specific users, with your prior consent.

  2. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.  If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

  3. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. Deleting all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Agreeing to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website allows us to use cookies every time you visit our website.