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Embedded content from other websites
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Who we share your data with
We will share your personal data if we are required to do so by law or by a regulatory authority. For example, we may have to share your personal data for the detection or prevention of crime, fraud or money laundering, or to allow a regulator or ombudsman to investigate a complaint you have submitted to them.
We will share your personal data if we need to do so to protect our business interests, such as to enforce the terms of a contract, pursue an overdue debt or defend our legal rights.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we protect your data
Personal data shall be subject to additional safeguards to ensure this data is processed securely. For example, we work hard to ensure data is encrypted when in transit and storage, and access to this data will be strictly limited to a minimum number of individuals and subject to confidentiality commitments.
What data breach procedures we have in place
We are aware of the obligations placed on us by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in relation to processing data lawfully and to ensure it is kept securely. One such obligation is to report a breach of personal data in certain circumstances and this policy sets out our position on reporting data breaches. B) PERSONAL DATA BREACH A personal data breach is a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or processed. The following are examples of data breaches: a) access by an unauthorised third party; b) deliberate or accidental action (or inaction) by a data controller or data processor; c) sending personal data to an incorrect recipient; d) computing devices containing personal data being lost or stolen; e) alteration of personal data without permission; f) loss of availability of personal data. C) BREACH DETECTION MEASURES We have implemented the following measures to assist us in detecting a personal data breach: Monthly checks around the offices and recorded on file.
What third parties we receive data from
We may share your data with third parties who provide services on our behalf.
All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes. We permit them to process your data only for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.