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This policy (together with our Terms of Website Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We are registered as a Data Controller, Registration Number ZA061972, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), and we are GDPR-compliant (General Data Protection Regulation).
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data about you on a lawful legitimate basis and by lawful consent to send your our newsletters by email.
• Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.wholondon.co.uk (“our site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, booking our events, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
• If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. You have the right to ask us to delete this at any point in time, unless we are bound by law to retain this information.
• We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
• Details of transactions you carry out through our site, including invoicing, collecting payment and of the fulfilment of your orders.
• Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.
• For the purpose of running competitions.
• So you can share social media content, for example “like” our Facebook post or share our Facebook post, or share content via our site or on our social media pages.
• Photos of you for our newsletter, leaflets, social media posts and our website and for other marketing purposes – however we will only use these photos with your express consent and you have the right to object to being photographed.
Who London is for persons aged 50+ and we therefore do not intend to collect children’s data. In the event of any children’s data being unknowingly held by us, upon our subsequent knowledge of such, we will delete this data immediately.
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. We may do so, for example, through showing you an advertisement on social media, through Google AdSense or through Google AdWords. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using cookie files which are stored on the hard drive of your computer. These cookies collect information, and are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
• To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
• To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests.
• To speed up your searches.
• To recognise you when you return to our site.
|Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google to help us see how our website is used. The data collected by Google Analytics is used to analyse how frequently the same people revisit the website, how the website is found and which pages are most (and least) frequently viewed. This information is combined with data from every visitor to create an overall picture of website use, and is never identified individually or personally and is not linked to any other information we store about you.|
|PHPSESSID||PHP session cookie. The PHPSESSID cookie is native to PHP and enables websites to store serialised state data. On the Action website it is used to establish a user session and to pass state data via a temporary cookie, which is commonly referred to as a session cookie. As the PHPSESSID cookie has no timed expiry, it disappears when the client is closed.|
|Stored data: unique identifiers and control variables necessary for the normal functioning of the site.|
|Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘PREF’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The PREF cookie may store your preferences and other information. NID is used by Google to generate images for maps.|
By using our website, you agree we can place these types of cookies on your device. However, you can set your browser to refuse some/all browser cookies. You can also set alerts when websites place on your device or access cookies. If you disable cookies, you may not achieve full functionality of our site.
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access. We use security plugins on our website, anti-malware software on our devices and secure passwords for technology.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
• To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
• To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes. If you have asked to be placed on our mailing list and/or to receive our newsletter, we will retain your email address. We will only do this if you have asked us to do so, and we will remove your address from the list on request.
• To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, such as giving your name as an event attendee to your event provider.
• For customer care, for example to assist you booking an event or to discuss an event.
• To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, such as commenting on our blog using your Who London username, when you choose to do so.
• To notify you about changes to our service.
• To ask you for and store feedback and comments after attending a Who London event.
• In the unlikely event of a medical emergency or for legal purposes.
If you are an existing customer and have consented to us emailing you, we will only contact you by electronic means (email) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale to you.
If you are a new customer, we will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
• In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
• If our business or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
• If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions of supply and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our business, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
• If you have consented to receive our e-newsletter and/or subscribed to our New Events and Offers updates by email in which case we will disclose your email address, name, birthday for annual offers, and any notes from our verbal or email conversation (such as who referred you to us, where you are based, or what types of events you are interested in) to our newsletter software provider MailChimp and their associated software providers.
• For our website to function for its purpose, with the use of third party technologies Paid Memberships and Events Manager, WordPress, our website host Fast2Host.
• For third party spamming detection to protect our site from external spamming, which would otherwise interfere with our site. We use VaultPress, Akismet and iThemes Security to protect our site.
• For developing our services using Google Analytics and MailChimp of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.
• To ask you for and store feedback and comments after attending a Who London event using our survey software provider SurveyMonkey and their associated software providers.
• To create communities on Meetup or Facebook for example.
• For acquiring your voicemail messages by telephone, by email, and by an app, through our telephone provider, Penelope.
• For business purposes utilising the assistance of our lawyers, accountants, administrators and developers.
• To take payments or to refund you through PayPal and for a potential debt collector to collect debt owed to us – we do not store card payment details on our systems, nor are your passwords visible to us.
If there is a breach of personal data, i.e. access to, loss of, or incorrectly filed data, we will notify you and the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) where appropriate within 72 hours, as well as take legal action where appropriate or necessary.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes and can withdraw your consent at any time for certain or all of your data to be erased. In circumstances where this will affect the services we offer to you we will make you aware of this. You also have the right to request access to or correction of your data, as well as the transfer of it to a third party. We will require ID or specific information in order to confirm your identity so we can undertake these actions securely.
We will inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise the right to prevent such processing at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or clicking the unsubscribe link on our e-newsletter.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with this Act and can be made verbally or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We have one month to comply with such a request or if we refuse such a request we will tell you why and you will have the right to complain to the supervisory authority and to a judicial remedy. Any access request is free of charge, unless your request is manifestly unfounded, excessive or repetitive and we need to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you think there is a problem with the way we handle your data we would appreciate your contacting us in the first instance and we will try to be as open and helpful as possible. If this does not result satisfactorily to you, you can complain to the ICO. Our data retention period is five years.
Last updated on 24th May 2018.